This Week in Sport: 9th May − 15th May 2022

Memphis Grizzlies' Desmond BaneAs we move further into May, sports fans will once again be treated to an exciting week of sport. On Monday, in San Francisco, the Golden State Warriors go up against the Memphis Grizzlies in the NBA’s Western Conference Semifinals. The following day, the Lucknow Super Giants and the Gujarat Titans will battle it out hoping to claim the top spot in the IPL table. Wednesday will see the New York Rangers play host to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Later in the week, on Thursday, Tottenham go head-to-head with Arsenal in the Premier League with both teams fighting for the last Champions League spot. The next day, athletes will head to Doha for the first Diamond League event of this year’s season.

There is no shortage of exciting sport on the weekend either. On Saturday, Chelsea and Liverpool will meet at Wembley with both teams desperate to take home the FA Cup. Finally on Sunday, teams and riders will tackle stage 9 of the Giro d’Italia, a tricky 191km mountain stage.

 

NBA: ​​Golden State Warriors v Memphis Grizzlies

Monday 9th May 2AM (10th) GMT/7PM Local Time

Chase Center, San Francisco

The Memphis Grizzlies take on the Golden State Warriors in the fourth game of their Western Conference Semi-final. With the Warriors holding a slim lead in the series, the Grizzlies will be keen to take the win and draw level at 2-2.

Official site: NBA

Merchandise: NBA Store

Viewing: NBA TV

Podcast: ​​Open Floor: NBA Show

Blog: Golden State of Mind 

Blog: Grizzly Bear Blues 

 

Indian Premier League: Lucknow Super Giants v Gujarat Titans

Tuesday 10th May 2PM GMT/7:30PM Local Time

Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune

With the Lucknow Super Giants and the Gujarat Titans sat 1st and 2nd in the IPL table respectively, this matchup is not one to miss. Which one of these new teams will take the win and go clear at the top of the table? 

Merchandise: Fancode Shop

News: Indian Premier League

News: Republic World 

Videos: Indian Premier League

Statistics: ESPN Cricinfo 

News: Cricket Times 

 

NHL: New York Rangers v Pittsburgh Penguins

Wednesday 11th May 11PM GMT/7PM Local Time

Madison Square Garden, New York

The Pittsburgh Penguins travel to the famous Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Rangers on Wednesday, in what will be the 5th game of their Playoff battle. The Penguins currently lead 2-1, but with the two teams potentially playing 4 games this week, it is anyone’s guess who will end up on top.

Viewing: NHL Live 

News: NHL 

Fantasy: NHL Fantasy

Merchandise: NHL Shop

Blog: Blueshirt Banter 

Blog: Pensburgh

 

Premier League: Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal

Thursday 12th May 6:45PM GMT/7:45PM Local Time

​​Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London 

Sat alongside one another in the Premier League table, this North London derby between Tottenham and Arsenal is an incredibly important game for both teams. Separated by only 4 points, Tottenham will be desperate to take the win and get closer to the all important 4th spot in the table and claim a place in the Champions League for next season.

Merchandise: Tottenham Hotspur 

Merchandise: Arsenal

News: BBC Sport

Statistics: Premier League

Fantasy: Fantasy Premier League

Videos: Premier League

 

Diamond League: Qatar

Friday 13th May 5:28PM GMT/8:28PM Local Time

Khalifa International Stadium, Doha

Athletes will travel to Doha for the first Diamond League event of the year. The one day event will see athletes from across the world taking part in a number of events, all hoping to get their 2022 Diamond League campaigns off to a strong start.

Tickets: Q Tickets 

News: Diamond League 

Videos: Youtube 

News: World Athletics 

Statistics: Diamond League 

News: Gulf Times 

 

FA Cup Final: Chelsea v Liverpool

Saturday 14th May 3:45PM GMT/4:45PM Local Time

Wembley Stadium, London

The FA Cup comes to a close on Saturday after months of fierce competition. Last year’s runners-up Chelsea will take on 7 time winners Liverpool at Wembley to decide who will take home the title. Can Jürgen Klopp’s side take the win and draw level with Chelsea’s 8 titles?

Official Site: The FA Cup

News: BBC Sport 

Merchandise: Chelsea 

Merchandise: Liverpool 

Blog: We Ain't Got No History 

Blog: The Liverpool Offside 

 

Cycling: Giro d'Italia - Stage 9

Sunday 15th May 10AM GMT/12PM Local Time

Isernia, Italy

This year’s Giro d’Italia is the 105th edition of the race. Sunday will see teams and riders tackle the difficult stage 9 from Isernia to Blockhaus, a 191km stage within which riders will be forced to climb over 5000m. 

Official Site: Giro d'Italia 

News: Cycling Weekly 

Statistics: Cyclists Hub 

News: Cycling News 

Videos: Youtube

News: Eurosport  

 

Photo by: Memphis Grizzlies

Written and information correct on 8th May 2022 at 10pm GMT

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