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January 2023

  • 1-3 DARTS PDC World Championship (Alexandra Palace)

  • 6-9 FOOTBALL FA Cup third round

  • 6-22 BOWLS World Indoor Championships (Hopton)

  • 8-15 SNOOKER Masters (Alexandra Palace)

  • 10-11 FOOTBALL Carabao Cup fifth round; Papa John’s Trophy quarter-finals

  • 12 CRICKET First ODI: Zimbabwe v Ireland (Harare)

  • 13-15 RUGBY UNION European Challenge Cup pool matches, European Champions Cup pool matches

  • 13-29 HOCKEY Men’s World Cup (India)

  • 14 CRICKET Second ODI: Zimbabwe v Ireland (Harare)

  • 14-15 FOOTBALL Scottish League Cup semi-finals

  • 15 CRICKET Third ODI: Zimbabwe v Ireland (Harare)

  • 16-29 TENNIS Australian Open (Melbourne)

  • 18 CRICKET First IT20: Zimbabwe v Ireland (Harare)

  • 19-22 GOLF Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship

  • 20 CRICKET Second IT20: Zimbabwe v Ireland (Harare)

  • 20-22 RUGBY UNION European Challenge Cup pool matches, European Champions Cup pool matches

  • 23 CRICKET Third IT20: Zimbabwe v Ireland (Harare)

  • 24-25 FOOTBALL Carabao Cup semi-final first legs

  • 25-26 FOOTBALL Women’s Continental Cup quarter-finals

  • 25-28 GOLF Farmers Insurance Open (Torrey Pines)

  • 26-29 GOLF Dubai Desert Classic

  • 27 CRICKET First ODI: South Africa v England (Bloemfontein)

  • 29 BASKETBALL BBL Cup final (Birmingham); CRICKET Second One-Day International: South Africa v England (Bloemfontein);

  • 31-1 FEB FOOTBALL Carabao Cup semi-final second legs

February 2023

  • 1 CRICKET Third One-Day International: South Africa v England (Kimberley)

  • 1-11 FOOTBALL Club World Cup (Morocco)

  • 2 DARTS Premier League starts (Belfast)

  • 3-4 TENNIS Davis Cup qualifier: Colombia v Great Britain (Bogota)

  • 4 RUGBY UNION Six Nations: England v Scotland, Wales v Ireland

  • 5 RUGBY UNION Six Nations: Italy v France

  • 8-9 FOOTBALL Women’s Continental Cup semi-finals

  • 10-26 CRICKET Women’s T20 World Cup (South Africa)

  • 11 RUGBY UNION Six Nations: Ireland v France, Scotland v Wales

  • 12 AMERICAN FOOTBALL Super Bowl (Arizona); RUGBY UNION Six Nations: England v Italy

  • 14-15 FOOTBALL Papa John’s Trophy semi-finals

  • 16 RUGBY LEAGUE Super League season starts

  • 16-20 CRICKET First Test: New Zealand v England (Mount Maunganui)

  • 16-22 FOOTBALL Arnold Clark Cup, inc: England v South Korea, Italy v Belgium (Stadium MK)

  • 17/18 RUGBY LEAGUE World Club Challenge: Penrith v St Helens

  • 17-19 SWIMMING Para World Series starts (Melbourne)

  • 18-19 ATHLETICS UK Indoor Championships (Birmingham)

  • 19 FOOTBALL Arnold Clark Cup: Belgium v South Korea, England v Italy (venue tbc)

  • 19-4 MAR TENNIS Dubai Championships

  • 20-26 SNOOKER Players Championship (Wolverhampton)

  • 22 FOOTBALL Arnold Clark Cup: England v Belgium, South Korea v Italy (Ashton Gate)

  • 23-26 GOLF Honda Classic (Florida)

  • 23-27 CRICKET Second Test: New Zealand v England (Wellington)

  • 25 ATHLETICS World Indoor Tour Final (Birmingham); RUGBY UNION Six Nations: Italy v Ireland, Wales v England

  • 26 FOOTBALL Carabao Cup final (Wembley), Scottish League Cup final, Women’s FA Cup fifth round; RUGBY UNION Six Nations: France v Scotland

  • 27-5 MAR GOLF Arnold Palmer Invitational (Florida)

  • 28-2 MAR FOOTBALL FA Cup fifth round

March 2023

  • 1 CRICKET First One-Day International: Bangladesh v England (Dhaka)

  • 2-5 ATHLETICS European Indoor Championships (Istanbul)

  • 3 CRICKET Second One-Day International: Bangladesh v England (Dhaka)

  • 5 FOOTBALL FA Women’s Continental Cup final (Selhurst Park); FORMULA ONE Bahrain Grand Prix (Sakhir)

  • 5-12 CYCLING Paris-Nice

  • 6 CRICKET Third One-Day International: Bangladesh v England (Chattogram)

  • 6-19 TENNIS BNP Paribas Open (Indian Wells)

  • 7-12 GOLF The Players Championship (Florida)

  • 9 CRICKET First IT20: Bangladesh v England (Chattogram);

  • 11 RUGBY UNION Six Nations: England v France, Italy v Wales

  • 11-12 FOOTBALL Scottish Cup quarter-finals

  • 12 CRICKET Second IT20: Bangladesh v England (Dhaka); RUGBY UNION Six Nations: Scotland v Ireland

  • 14 CRICKET Third IT20: Bangladesh v England (Dhaka)

  • 14-17 RACING Cheltenham Festival

  • 14-19 BADMINTON All-England Open (Birmingham)

  • 18 CYCLING Milan-San Remo (Italy); RUGBY UNION Six Nations: France v Wales, Ireland v England, Scotland v Italy

  • 18-19 FOOTBALL FA Cup quarter-finals

  • 19 FOOTBALL Papa John’s Trophy final (Wembley); Women’s FA Cup quarter-finals; FORMULA ONE Saudi Arabia Grand Prix (Jeddah)

  • 19-2 APR TENNIS Miami Open

  • 22 FOOTBALL Friendly: Republic of Ireland v Latvia

  • 22-26 GOLF World Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play (Texas)

  • 23 FOOTBALL Euro 2024 qualifiers: Italy v England, San Marino v Northern Ireland

  • 25 FOOTBALL Euro 2024 qualifiers: Croatia v Wales, Scotland v Cyprus; RUGBY UNION Women’s Six Nations: England v Scotland, Wales v Ireland

  • 26 BASKETBALL BBL Trophy final (Glasgow); FOOTBALL Euro 2024 qualifiers: England v Ukraine, Northern Ireland v Finland

  • ROWING Boat Races (Thames); RUGBY UNION Women’s Six Nations: Italy v France

  • 27 FOOTBALL Euro 2024 qualifier: Republic of Ireland v France

  • 28 FOOTBALL Euro 2024 qualifiers: Scotland v Spain, Wales v Latvia

April 2023

  • 1 RUGBY UNION Women’s Six Nations: Ireland v France, Scotland v Wales

  • 1-9 TENNIS Charleston Open

  • 2 CYCLING Tour of Flanders (Belgium); FORMULA ONE Australian Grand Prix (Melbourne); RUGBY UNION Women’s Six Nations: England v Italy

  • 6 CRICKET County Championship season starts; FOOTBALL Finalissima: England v Brazil (Wembley)

  • 6-9 GOLF The Masters (Augusta)

  • 8 CYCLING Paris-Roubaix (France)

  • 8-16 TENNIS Monte Carlo Masters

  • 14-15 TENNIS Billie Jean King Cup qualifier: Great Britain v France

  • 15 RACING Grand National (Aintree); RUGBY UNION Women’s Six Nations: Italy v Ireland, Wales v England

  • 15-1 MAY SNOOKER World Championship (Sheffield)

  • 16 FOOTBALL Women’s FA Cup semi-finals; RUGBY UNION Women’s Six Nations: France v Scotland

  • 22 CRICKET Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy starts; RACING Scottish Grand National (Ayr); RUGBY UNION Women’s Six Nations: Ireland v England, Scotland v Italy

  • 22-23 FOOTBALL FA Cup semi-finals (Wembley); Women’s Champions League semi-final first legs

  • 23 ATHLETICS London Marathon; CYCLING Liege-Bastogne-Liege (Belgium); RUGBY LEAGUE Internationals: England women v France women (Warrington), England v France (Warrington); RUGBY UNION Women’s Six Nations: France v Wales

  • 24-7 MAY TENNIS Madrid Open

  • 25 RUGBY UNION Varsity matches (Twickenham)

  • 28-30 RUGBY UNION European Champions Cup semi-finals, European Challenge Cup semi-finals

  • 29 RUGBY UNION Women’s Six Nations: England v France, Italy v Wales, Scotland v Ireland

  • 29-30 FOOTBALL Scottish Cup semi-finals; Women’s Champions League semi-final, second legs

  • 30 FORMULA ONE Azerbaijan Grand Prix (Baku)

May 2023

  • 4-7 GOLF Wells Fargo Championship (Charlotte)

  • 4-8 EQUESTRIAN Badminton Horse Trials

  • 5-7 RACING Guineas Festival (Newmarket); RUGBY UNION Final round of Premiership matches

  • RACING Kentucky Derby

  • 6-7 FOOTBALL Final weekend of Football League season

  • 6-28 CYCLING Giro d’Italia

  • 7 FORMULA ONE Miami Grand Prix

  • 9-10 FOOTBALL Champions League semi-final first legs

  • 11 FOOTBALL Europa League semi-final first legs, Europa Conference League semi-final first legs

  • 12-14 RUGBY UNION Premiership semi-finals

  • 13-14 TRIATHLON World Championship (Yokohama)

  • 14 ATHLETICS Rob Burrow Marathon (Leeds); BASKETBALL BBL play-off final (London); FOOTBALL Women’s FA Cup final (Wembley)

  • 16-17 FOOTBALL Champions League semi-final second legs

  • 18 CRICKET Charlotte Edwards Cup begins; FOOTBALL Europa League semi-final second legs, Europa Conference League quarter-final second legs

  • 18-21 GOLF US PGA Championship (New York)

  • 19 RUGBY UNION European Challenge Cup final (Dublin)

  • 20 CRICKET T20 Blast starts (Edgbaston); RUGBY UNION European Champions Cup final (Dublin)

  • 20-21 RUGBY UNION London 7s (Twickenham)

  • 21 FOOTBALL FA Trophy final (Wembley), FA Vase final (Wembley); FORMULA ONE Emilia Romagna Grand Prix (Imola)

  • 26 CRICKET Essex v Ireland

  • 27 FOOTBALL League Two play-off final (Wembley); RUGBY UNION Premiership final (Twickenham)

  • 27-28 FOOTBALL Scottish Premiership final weekend

  • 28 CYCLING RideLondon FOOTBALL League One play-off final (Wembley), Premier League final day; FORMULA ONE Monaco Grand Prix (Monaco); RUGBY UNION The Killick Cup:

  • Barbarians v World 15 (Twickenham)

  • 28-11 Jun TENNIS French Open (Roland Garros)

  • 29 FOOTBALL Championship play-off final (Wembley)

  • 31 FOOTBALL Europa League final (Budapest)

June 2023

  • 1-4 FOOTBALL Scottish Premiership play-off final

  • 1-5 CRICKET First Test: England v Ireland (Lord’s)

  • 1-18 BASKETBALL NBA Finals (tbc)

  • 3 FOOTBALL FA Cup final (Wembley); Scottish Cup final (Hampden Park); Women’s Champions League final (Eindhoven); RACING The Derby (Epsom)

  • 3-4 RUGBY LEAGUE Super League Magic Weekend

  • 4 FORMULA ONE Spanish Grand Prix (Barcelona)

  • 4-11 JUN CYCLING Critérium du Dauphiné (France)

  • 6-11 CYCLING Women’s Tour (Colchester-Oxfordshire)

  • 7 FOOTBALL Europa Conference League final (Prague)

  • 10 CRICKET Charlotte Edwards Cup final (New Road); FOOTBALL Champions League final (Istanbul)

  • 10-11 MOTOR RACING Le Mans 24 Hours

  • 12-14 RUGBY UNION Premiership semi-finals

  • 12-18 TENNIS Rothesay Open (Nottingham),

  • 14 FOOTBALL Nations League semi-final: Netherlands v tba (Rotterdam/Enschede)

  • 15 FOOTBALL Nations League semi-final: tba v tba (Rotterdam/Enschede)

  • 15-18 GOLF US Open (Los Angeles)

  • 16 FOOTBALL Euro 2024 qualifiers: Denmark v Northern Ireland, Greece v Republic of Ireland, Malta v England, Wales v Armenia

  • 16-20 CRICKET First Test: England v Australia (Edgbaston)

  • 16-16 JUL FOOTBALL Asian Cup (China)

  • 17 FOOTBALL Euro 2024 qualifier: Norway v Scotland

  • 18 FOOTBALL Nations League third-place play-off (Rotterdam/Enschede), Nations League final (Rotterdam/Enschede); FORMULA ONE Canadian Grand Prix (Montreal)

  • 19 FOOTBALL Euro 2024 qualifiers: England v North Macedonia, Northern Ireland v Kazakhstan, Republic of Ireland v Gibraltar, Turkey v Wales

  • 19-25 TENNIS Cinch Championships (Queen’s), Rothesay Classic (Birmingham)

  • 20 FOOTBALL Euro 2024 qualifier: Scotland v Georgia

  • 20-24 RACING Royal Ascot

  • 22-25 GOLF KPMG Women’s PGA Championship (Maryland)

  • 22-26 CRICKET First Test: England women v Australia women (Trent Bridge)

  • 24-25 BASEBALL London Series: St Louis v Chicago (London Stadium)

  • 25-1 JUL TENNIS Rothesay International (Eastbourne)

  • 27-2 JUL ROWING Henley Royal Regatta

  • 28-2 JUL CRICKET Second Test: England v Australia (Lord’s)

  • 29-2 JUL GOLF British Masters (Sutton Coldfield)

July 2023

  • 1 CRICKET First IT20: England women v Australia women (Edgbaston)

  • 1-23 CYCLING Tour de France (France & Spain)

  • 2 FORMULA ONE Austrian Grand Prix (Spielberg)

  • 3-16 TENNIS Wimbledon Championships (All England Club)

  • 5 CRICKET Second IT20: England women v Australia women (The Oval)

  • 6-9 GOLF US Women’s Open (Pebble Beach)

  • 6-10 CRICKET Third Test: England v Australia (Headingley)

  • 8 CRICKET Third T20I: England women v Australia women (Lord’s)

  • 9 FORMULA ONE British Grand Prix (Silverstone)

  • 12 CRICKET First ODI: England women v Australia women (Bristol);

  • 13-16 GOLF Scottish Open (North Berwick)

  • 14-30 SWIMMING World Aquatics Championships (Fukuoka)

  • 15 CRICKET T20 Blast finals day (Edgbaston)

  • 15-16 TRIATHLON World Championship (Hamburg)

  • 15-30 FOOTBALL Scottish League Cup group stage

  • 16 CRICKET Second ODI: England women v Australia women (Southampton)

  • 18 CRICKET Third ODI: England women v Australia women (Taunton)

  • 19-23 CRICKET Fourth Test: England v Australia (Old Trafford)

  • 20-20 AUG football Women’s World Cup (see panel)

  • 20-23 GOLF The Open Championship (Hoylake)

  • 22-23 RUGBY LEAGUE Challenge Cup semi-finals

  • 23 ATHLETICS London Diamond League (London); FORMULA ONE Hungarian Grand Prix (Budapest)

  • 23-30 CYCLING Women’s Tour de France

  • 27-31 CRICKET Fifth Test: England v Australia (The Oval)

  • 28-6 AUG NETBALL World Cup (South Africa)

  • 29-30 TRIATHLON World Championship (Sunderland)

  • 30 FORMULA ONE Belgian Grand Prix (Spa)

  • 31-6 Aug SWIMMING Para Swimming World Championships (Manchester)

August 2023

  • 1-5 RACING Glorious Goodwood

  • 1-16 SEP CRICKET One-Day Cup

  • 3-13 CYCLING UCI World Championships (Glasgow)

  • 5 FOOTBALL Scottish Premiership and lower league seasons start, RUGBY UNION Ireland v Italy, Scotland v France, Wales v England

  • 9-13 GOLF The Women’s Open (Walton Heath)

  • 12 FOOTBALL Premier League season starts; RUGBY LEAGUE Challenge Cup final, women’s Challenge Cup final (both Wembley); RUGBY UNION England v Wales, France v Scotland

  • 16 FOOTBALL Uefa Super Cup (Kazan);

  • 18-27 HOCKEY EuroHockey Championship (Mönchengladbach)

  • 19 RUGBY UNION Ireland v England, Wales v South Africa

  • 19-20 FOOTBALL Scottish League Cup second round

  • 19-27 ATHLETICS World Championship (Budapest)

  • 20 FOOTBALL Women’s World Cup final (Sydney)

  • 21-27 BADMINTON World Championships (Copenhagen)

  • 22-23 FOOTBALL Champions League play-off first legs

  • 24 FOOTBALL Europa League play-off first legs, Europa Conference League play-off first legs

  • 26 RUGBY UNION England v Fiji, Scotland v Georgia

  • 26-17 SEP CYCLING Vuelta a Espana

  • 27 FORMULA ONE Dutch Grand Prix (Zandvoort)

  • 28-10 SEP TENNIS US Open (Flushing Meadows)

  • 29-30 FOOTBALL Champions League play-off second legs

  • 30 CRICKET First IT20: England v New Zealand (Riverside)

September 2023

  • 1 CRICKET Second IT20: England v New Zealand (Old Trafford)

  • 2 CRICKET First IT20: England women v Sri Lanka women (Chelmsford)

  • 3 CRICKET Third IT20: England v New Zealand (Edgbaston); FORMULA ONE Italian Grand Prix (Monza)

  • 3-10 CYCLING Tour of Britain; ROWING World Championships (Belgrade)

  • 5 CRICKET Fourth IT20: England v New Zealand (Trent Bridge)

  • 6 CRICKET Second IT20: England women v Sri Lanka women (Derby)

  • 7 FOOTBALL Euro 2024 qualifiers: France v Republic of Ireland, Slovenia v Northern Ireland

  • 7-10 GOLF Irish Open (K Club);

  • 8 CRICKET First ODI: England v New Zealand (Sophia Gardens); FOOTBALL Euro 2024 qualifier: Cyprus v Scotland

  • 8-28 OCT RUGBY UNION World Cup (see panel)

  • 9 CRICKET Third IT20: England women v Sri Lanka women (Chester-le-Street); FOOTBALL Euro 2024 qualifier: Ukraine v England

  • 9-16 MULTISPORT Invictus Games (Düsseldorf)

  • 10 ATHLETICS Great North Run; CRICKET Second ODI: England v New Zealand (Ageas Bowl); FOOTBALL Euro 2024 qualifiers: Kazakhstan v Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland v Netherlands

  • 11 FOOTBALL Euro 2024 qualifier: Latvia v Wales

  • 12 FOOTBALL Friendly: Scotland v England

  • 12-17 TENNIS Davis Cup final, group stages

  • 13 CRICKET Third ODI: England v New Zealand (The Oval)

  • 14 CRICKET First ODI: England women v Sri Lanka women (Canterbury)

  • 14-17 GOLF BMW PGA Championship (Wentworth)

  • 15 CRICKET Fourth ODI: England v New Zealand (Lord’s)

  • 16 CRICKET One-Day Cup final (Trent Bridge)

  • 17 CRICKET Second ODI: England women v Sri Lanka women (Hove); FORMULA ONE Singapore Grand Prix (Marina Bay)

  • 18-24 GOLF Solheim Cup (Andalucia)

  • 19 CRICKET Third ODI: England women v Sri Lanka women (Leicester)

  • 20 CRICKET First ODI: England v Ireland (Headingley)

  • 21-24 RUGBY LEAGUE Super League final weekend

  • 23 CRICKET Second ODI: England v Ireland (Trent Bridge)

  • 23-24 TRIATHLON World Championship (Pontevedra)

  • 24 ATHLETICS Berlin Marathon; CRICKET Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy final (Northampton); FORMULA ONE Japan Grand Prix (Suzuka)

  • 26 CRICKET Third ODI: England v Ireland (Bristol)

  • 26-28 FOOTBALL Scottish League Cup quarter-finals

  • 29 AUSTRALIAN RULES AFL Grand final (Melbourne);

  • 29-30 RUGBY LEAGUE Super League eliminators

  • 29-1 OCT GOLF Ryder Cup (Rome)

  • 30-8 OCT GYMNASTICS Artistic World Championships (Antwerp)

October 2023

  • 1-2 RACING Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (Paris)

  • 5-8 GOLF Alfred Dunhill Links Championship (Scotland);

  • 6-7 RUGBY LEAGUE Super League play-off semi-finals

  • 8 ATHLETICS Chicago Marathon; FORMULA ONE Qatar Grand Prix (Lusail)

  • 12 FOOTBALL Euro 2024 qualifier: Spain v Scotland

  • 13 FOOTBALL Euro 2024 qualifier: Republic of Ireland v Greece

  • 14 FOOTBALL Euro 2024 qualifier: Northern Ireland v San Marino; RUGBY LEAGUE Super League Grand Final (Old Trafford)

  • 15 FOOTBALL Euro 2024 qualifier: Wales v Croatia

  • 16 FOOTBALL Euro 2024 qualifier: Gibraltar v Republic of Ireland

  • 17 FOOTBALL Euro 2024 qualifiers: England v Italy, Northern Ireland v Slovenia

  • 22 FORMULA ONE USA Grand Prix (Austin)

  • 25-26 NOV CRICKET World Cup (India)

  • 28 RUGBY UNION World Cup final (Paris)

  • 29 FORMULA ONE Mexican Grand Prix (Mexico City)

  • 30-5 Nov TENNIS Paris Masters,

  • 30-6 Nov TENNIS WTA Tour Finals (Shenzhen)

November 2023

  • 4-5 FOOTBALL Scottish League Cup semi-finals

  • 5 ATHLETICS New York Marathon; FORMULA ONE Brazilian Grand Prix (Sao Paulo)

  • 7 RACING Melbourne Cup

  • 13-20 TENNIS ATP Tour Finals (Turin), Next Gen ATP Finals (Milan)

  • 16 FOOTBALL Euro 2024 qualifier: Georgia v Scotland

  • 16-19 GOLF DP World Tour Championship (Dubai)

  • 17 FOOTBALL Euro 2024 qualifiers: England v Malta, Finland v Northern Ireland

  • 18 FOOTBALL Euro 2024 qualifiers: Armenia v Wales, Netherlands v Republic of Ireland

  • FORMULA ONE Las Vegas Grand Prix (Las Vegas)

  • 19 FOOTBALL Euro 2024 qualifier: Scotland v Norway

  • 20 FOOTBALL Euro 2024 qualifiers: North Macedonia v England, Northern Ireland v Denmark

  • 21 FOOTBALL Euro 2024 qualifier: Wales v Turkey

  • 22-26 TENNIS Davis Cup Finals (Malaga)

  • 26 FORMULA ONE Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (Yas Marina)

December 2023

  • 17 FOOTBALL Scottish League Cup final

  • 26 RACING King George VI Chase (Kempton)


*Credit for all of the photos in this article belongs to AP Photo*

 

FIRST PUBLISHED: 2nd January 2023

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