GLOBAL SPORTS AGENDA
So, still less activity than usual but there will be enough sport throughout the week to end and start a year with a lot of action.
As we are sending this newsletter, THW Kiel (DEU) and Barcelona (ESP) are battling it out for Handball’s 2019–20 EHF Champions League title, which was interrupted due to covid-19.
The NFL will decide the playoffs berths A team that has secured a spot is Tampa Bay, who advanced to their first playoffs since 2007, this time with historic Tom Brady (USA) as a Quarterback. Seven berths are still available.
Ryan García (USA/MEX) is determined to become Boxing’s next superstar and he has his first World Title fight against Olympic Medalist Luke Campbell (ENG), which is a great matchup to start the boxing year.
Ski Jumping has one of its most important seasons of the year since the Four Hills Tournament will have three of the four tournaments. Actually the first one in Oberstdorf (DEU) finished as this newsletter was prepared, with a win for local Karl Geiger (DEU), who won the Ski Flying World Championships a few weeks ago.
The Darts World Championship will crown its Champion but it will not be defending titleholder Peter Wright (SCO), who was surprisingly eliminated by Gabriel Clemens (DEU).
The Dakar Rally starts and it will be held fully in the Saudi Arabian desert for the first time. Wishing safety to everyone involved!
FIS World Cup (Italy, Austria, Croatia)
NFL Regular Season ends
Domestic Tournaments (La Liga, Bundesliga, Premier League, Serie A, Carabao Cup Semi-Final)
Dakar Rally starts
Liga Mexicana del Pacífico
Serie Nacional de Béisbol de Cuba
EuroLeague Regular Season Round
NBA Regular Season
interim World Boxing Council World Light Title – Ryan García (USA/MEX) vs Luke Campbell (ENG)
World Boxing Association World Super Feather Title – René Alvarado (NIC) vs Roger Gutiérrez (VEN)
World Boxing Organisation World Super Fly Title – Kazuto Ioka (JPN) vs Kosei Tanaka (JPN)
International Boxing Federation World Light Fly Title – Félix Alvarado (NIC) vs DeeJay Kriel (ZAF)
Champions Chess Tour – Airthings Masters
Chess.com – Puzzle Battle World Championship
2019–21 ICC World Test Championship Australia vs India, New Zealand vs Pakistan, Sri Lanka vs South Africa
Australian Big Bash League
FIS World Cup Tour de Ski – Val Müstair
2020-2021 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup Netherlands
EKZ CrossTour Hittnau
Troyes Cyclocross International
X²0 badkamers Trofee – GP Sven Nys
William Hill World Darts Championship
EHF Champions League Final
Horse Racing (Flat):
South India Oaks, Indian 1000 Guineas (India)
Tokyo Daishoten (Japan)
Railway Stakes (New Zealand)
Clásico Año Nuevo (Panamá)
Horse Racing (Jump):
Challow Novices Hurdle, Tolworth Hurdle (England)
December Hurdle, Neville Hotels Novice Chase (Ireland)
Kontinental Hockey League Regular Season
Major Arena Soccer League Regular Season starts
FIL World Cup Innsbruck (AUT)
Mixed Martial Arts:
Rizin Fighting Federation Vacant Men’s Bantamweight Championship – Kai Asakura (JPN) vs Kyoji Horiguchi (JPN)
Rizin Fighting Federation Vacant Women’s Atomweight Championship – Ayaka Hamasaki (JPN) vs Miyuu Yamamoto (JPN)
Auto Race – Superstar Festa 2020 (SG 35th Superstar Championship Finals) (Kawaguchi, Japan)
Dakar Rally starts
Premier 15s Matches
Top 14 Matches
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Leg 9
Sodebo Ultim 3 Round-the-world voyage
Tropheé Jules Verne – Gitana Team possible start
FIS World Cup FOUR HILLS TOURNAMENT (Oberstdorf, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Innsbruck)
World Surf League – Big Wave – Jaws Championship Pe’ahi
*This agenda is based on official information at time of publication. All events are subject to change and/or cancellation.