Calendar Keynotes: 2 – 6 October

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Lille v Chelsea

Wednesday, 2 October

Rugby Union: World Cup – Pool B, New Zealand v Canada.

Football: European Champions League – Group E, KRC Genk v Napoli, Liverpool v RB Salzburg, Group F, Slavia Prague v Borussia Dortmund, Barcelona v Inter Milan, Group G, RB Leipzig v Lyon, Zenit St Petersburg v Benfica, Group H, Lille v Chelsea, Valencia v Ajax.

Cricket: India v South Africa 1st Test, Visakhapatnam, South Africa (till 6 October).

Tennis: ATP & WTA China Open, Beijing, China  (till 6 October), ATP Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships, Tokyo (till 6 October).

Thursday, 3 October

Rugby Union: World Cup – Pool A, Ireland v Russia, Pool D, Georgia v Fiji.

Football: Europa League (major clubs): Group A, Sevilla v Apoel Nicosia, Group J, Istanbul Basaksehir v Borussia Monchengladbach, RZ Pellets WAC v Roma, Group K, Besiktas v Wolverhampton Wanderers, Group L, AZ Alkmaar v Manchester United, Group B, Lugano v Dynamo Kiev, Group C, FK Krasnodar v Getafe, Trabzonspor v FC Basel, Group D, Rosenborg v PSV Eindhoven, Sporting Lisbon v LASK, Group E, Celtic v CFR Cluj, Lazio v Rennes, Group F, Arsenal v Standard Liege, Vitoria Guimkaraes v Eintracht Frankfurt, Group G, Feyenood v FC Porto, Young Boys v Rangers, Group H, CSKA Moscow v Espanyol, Group I, Saint-Etienne v Wolfsburg.

Cricket: India v South Africa 1st Test, Visakhapatnam, South Africa (till 6 October).

Golf: USPGA Tour, Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nevada, US (till 6 October), PGA European Tour Open de Espana, Club de Campo Villa de Madrid (till 6 October).

Tennis: ATP & WTA China Open, Beijing, China  (till 6 October), ATP Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships, Tokyo (till 6 October).

Cycling: UCI Europe Tour – Sparkassen Munsterland Giro, Germany.

Friday, 4 October   

Rugby Union: World Cup – Pool B, South Africa v Italy. Premiership Rugby Cup – Worcester Warriors v Exeter Chiefs. Guinness Pro 14 – Glasgow Warriors v Scarlets, Leinster v Osprey.

Football: French Ligue 1 – Amiens v Marseille.

Cricket: India v South Africa 1st Test, Visakhapatnam, South Africa (till 6 October).

Rugby League: Super League play-off semi-final – Wigan Warriors v Salford Red Devils.

Athletics: IAAF World Championships, Doha, Qatar (till 6 October).

Golf: USPGA Tour, Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nevada, US (till 6 October), PGA European Tour Open de Espana, Club de Campo Villa de Madrid (till 6 October).

Tennis: ATP & WTA China Open, Beijing, China  (till 6 October), ATP Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships, Tokyo (till 6 October).

Saturday, 5 October  

Rugby Union: World Cup – Pool A, Japan v Samoa, Pool C, England v Argentina, Pool D – Australia v Uruguay. Premiership Rugby Cup – Bath v Leicester Tigers, Harlequins v Gloucester, Sale v Wasps. Guinness Pro 14 – Southern Kings v Munster,  Zebre v Dragons, Cardiff Blues v Edinburgh, Cheetahs v Ulster, Connacht v Benetton. French Top 14 – Clermont Auvergne v Montpellier, Brive v Toulouse, Castres v Stade Francais, Lyon v Bordeaux Begles.

Football: English Premier League – Brighton & Hove Albion v Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool v Leicester City. Scottish Premiership – Aberdeen v Hibernian, Hearts v Kilmarnock, Motherwell v St Mirren. Women’s international friendly – England v Brazil. French Ligue 1 – Paris Saint Germain v Angers, Montpellier v Monaco, Nantes v Nice, Toulouse v Bordeaux, Spanish La Liga – Real Madrid v Granada, Valencia v Alaves, Italian Serie A – Genoa v AC Milan. German Bundesliga – Bayer 04 Leverkusen v RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich v  1899 Hoffenheim , SC Freiburg v Borussia Dortmund, FC Schalke 04 v 1. FC Koln.

Cricket: India v South Africa 1st Test, Visakhapatnam, South Africa (till 6 October).

Rugby League: Super League championship play-off – Toronto v Featherstone Rovers

Athletics: IAAF World Championships, Doha, Qatar (till 6 October).

Golf: USPGA Tour, Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nevada, US (till 6 October), PGA European Tour Open de Espana, Club de Campo Villa de Madrid (till 6 October).

Tennis: ATP & WTA China Open, Beijing, China  (till 6 October), ATP Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships, Tokyo (till 6 October).

Cycling: UCI Europe Tour – Giro delle’Emilia, Italy

Sunday, 6 October

Rugby Union: World Cup – Pool B, New Zealand v Namibia,  Pool C, France v Tonga. Premiership Rugby Cup – Bristol v London Irish, Norhampton Saints v Saracens. French Top 14 – Pau v Racing 92, Toulon v La Rochelle.

Football: English Premier League –  Arsenal v Bournemouth, Manchester City v Wolverhampton Wanderers, Southampton v Chelsea,  Newcastle United v Manchester United. Scottish Premiership – Livingston v Celtic, Rangers v Hamilton Academical. French Ligue 1 – Lille v Nimes, Rennes v Reims, Saint-Etienne v Lyon. Spanish La Liga – Celta Vigo v Athletic Bilbao, Real Valladolid v Atletico Madrid, Real Socieda v Getafe. Barcelona v Sevilla, Italian Serie A – Atalanta v Lecce, Bologna v Lazio. Roma v Cagliari, Torino v Napoli, Inter Milan v Juventus. German Bundesliga – Borussia Monchengladbach v FC Augsburg, VfL Wolfsburg v 1. FC Union Berlin, Eintracht Frankfurt v Werder Bremen.

Cricket: India v South Africa 1st Test, Visakhapatnam, South Africa (final day).

Athletics: IAAF World Championships, Doha, Qatar (till 6 October),

Golf: USPGA Tour, Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nevada, US (final day), PGA European Tour Open de Espana, Club de Campo Villa de Madrid (final day).

Tennis: ATP & WTA China Open, Beijing, China  (final day), ATP Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships, Tokyo (final day).

Cycling: UCI Europe Tour – Gran Premio Bruno Beghlelli, Italy.

Motorcyling: MotoGP rd 15, Thai Grand Prix, Buriram, Thailand.