Sports calendar keynotes: 28 -31 December

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Thursday, 28 December

Football: English Premier League – Crystal Palace v Arsenal

Cricket: Australia v England, fourth Ashes Test, Melbourne Cricket Ground (Australia lead 3-0)

Winter Sports: FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup, Bormio, Italy (till 29 December, FIS Alpine World Cup, Lienz, Austria (till 29 December)

Friday, 29 December

Football: Italian Serie A – Crotone v Napoli.

Rugby Union: Aviva Premiership – Bath v Wasps

Cricket: Australia v England, fourth Ashes Test, Melbourne Cricket Ground (Australia lead 3-0), New Zealand v India, international Twenty20 , Nelson.

Winter Sports: FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup, Bormio, Italy (finaly day), FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup, Lienz, Austria.

Saturday, 30 December

Football:

English Premier League – Chelsea v Stoke City, Liverpool v Leicester City, Manchester United v Southampton

Scottish Premiership – Celtic v Rangers

Italian Serie A – Fiorentina v AC Milan, Roma v Sassuolo, Inter Milan v Lazio, Hella Verona v Juventus.

Rugby Union:

Aviva Premiership – Saracens v Worcester, Harlequins v Northampton.

French Top 14 – La Rochelle v SU Agen Lot-et-Garonne. Stade Francais v Bordeaux Begles, CA Brive v Montpellier Herault, Oyonnax v Racing 92, Stade Toulouse v Toulon,

Cricket: Australia v England, fourth Ashes Test, Melbourne Cricket Ground (Australia lead 3-0, final day).

Sunday, 31 December

Football: English Premier League – Crystal Palace v Manchester City, West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal.

Rugby Union:

Aviva Premiership – Exeter v Leicester.

French Top 14 – Lyon v Section Paloise, Clermont Auvergne v Castres.