This Week in Sport: 8th August − 14th August 2022

Caleb Clarke running with the ball, after being called back into the All Black squad after a near 2 year absenceThe second week of August is shaping up to be incredibly exciting for sports fans around the world. On Monday, action at the Commonwealth Games continues as Australia go up against India in the men’s hockey final. The following day, some of the world’s best tennis players will look to progress into the next round of the prestigious Canadian Open. Across the Atlantic, on Wednesday, athletes from around the globe will compete at the hotly anticipated Diamond League Monaco.

Later in the week, the PGA Tour season begins to reach its climax as the first of three FedExCup events takes place at TPC Southwind. On Friday, Castleford Tigers take on last year’s runners up, Catalans Dragons, in exciting Super League action.

There is no shortage of sport taking place at the weekend either, with another exciting battle between South Africa and New Zealand in the Rugby Championship and a Premier League matchup between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge. 

 

Commonwealth Games: Men’s Hockey

Monday 8th August 11:30AM GMT/12:30PM Local Time

University of Birmingham Hockey and Squash Centre, Birmingham

The last day of the 2022 Commonwealth Games will see India take on Australia in the Final of the men’s hockey. Both teams narrowly won their semi-finals with 3-2 victories over South Africa and England respectively, and will be desperate to win the gold medal. Can Australia add to their collection of 6 golds?

News: Commonwealth Games

Videos: BBC

Live Reporting: BBC

 

ATP and WTA World Tour: Canadian Open

Tuesday 9th August 3PM GMT/11AM Local Time

IGA Stadium, Montreal and Aviva Centre, Toronto

The Canadian Open is one of the highlights of both the men’s and women’s tennis season, with the event being part of the ATP Tour 1000 and WTA 1000 tournaments. The event is played on hard courts and serves as a great warm up for the US Open, the fourth and final Grand Slam of the season.

Official Site: National Bank Open

News: Tennis Up To Date

Score Centre: National Bank Open

 

Diamond League: Monaco

Wednesday 10th August 4:30PM GMT/6:30PM Local Time

Stade Louis II, Monaco

Diamond League Monaco will see athletes compete in 14 events at the Stade Louis II. Fans will be excited for the action to begin, especially as Monaco is considered to be one of the fastest events in the series. 

Official Site: Diamond League

News: World Athletics

Tickets: Viagogo

 

PGA Tour: FedEx St. Jude Championship

Thursday 11th August 3PM GMT/10AM Local Time

TPC Southwind, Memphis

The FedEx St. Jude is the first of three FedExCup Playoff events that mark the end of this year’s PGA Tour golf season. TPC Southwind is a notoriously difficult course, with a scoring average last year of 69.05. Who will finish in the top 70 and continue to the BMW Championship?

Official Site: PGA

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Course Breakdown: PGA Tour

 

Super League: Castleford Tigers v Catalans Dragons

Friday 12th August 7PM GMT/8PM Local Time

Mend-A-Hose Jungle, Castleford

With Castleford Tigers and Catalans Dragons sat 5th and 4th in the Super League table respectively, this is an exciting matchup for fans of both sides. This game is made even more exciting as the season is reaching its climax, with the first eliminator game taking place early next month.

Match Centre: Super League

Videos: Sky Sports

Fantasy: Fantasy Super League

 

The Rugby Championship: South Africa v New Zealand

Saturday 13th August 3:05PM GMT/5:05PM Local Time

Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg

South Africa will once again line up against New Zealand this weekend, with the All Blacks desperate to avenge their 10-26 loss from last weekend. New Zealand head coach Ian Foster’s position is delicately balanced and another loss this weekend would put ajor doubts on his future, just over a year away from the next World Cup.

Official Site: The Rugby Championship

News: The Guardian

Match Preview: Sky Sports

 

Premier League: Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur

Sunday 14th August 3:30PM GMT/4:30PM Local Time

Stamford Bridge, London

With both teams having won their first games of the season, Chelsea play host to Tottenham Hotspur in a hotly anticipated Premier League meeting. With both teams expected to compete towards the top of the league, this game is one fans will not want to miss.

Match Centre: Premier League

Fantasy: Fantasy Premier League

Statistics: ESPN

 

Photo by: All Blacks

Written and information correct on 7th August 2022 at 10pm GMT

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