Sports calendar keynotes: 7 – 8 October

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Saturday, 7 October

Football: European World Cup qualifying – (Group A) Bulgaria v France,

Formula 1: Japanese Grand Prix, Suzuka (till 8 October)

Rugby Union: France Top 14 – Stade Francais v Montpellier Herault, Bordeaux Begles v Toulon, Toulouse v Clermont Auvergne. English Aviva Premiership – Bath v Worcester, Exeter v Newcastle, Gloucester v Northampton. Rugby Championship – South Africa v New Zealand, Argentina v Australia.

Golf: USPGA Tour, Safeway Open, Silverado Resort & Spa, US (till 8 October)

Tennis: ATP & WTA China Open, Beijing (till 8 October), ATP Rakuten Japan Open, Tokyo (till 8 October)

Cycling: UCI Europe Tour (till 8 October) – Il Lombardia, Italy

Cricket: Cancelled: Midi CC v Barca Internationals, Pouzolles. 

Sunday, 8 October

Football: European World Cup qualifying – (Group C) Germany v Azerbaijan, Norway v Northern Ireland, (Group F) Lithuania v England, Slovenia v Scotland.

Formula 1: Japanese Grand Prix, Suzuka.
Rugby Union: French Top 14 – La Rochelle v Racing 92. Aviva Premiership – Saracens v Wasps

Golf: USPGA Tour, Safeway Open, Silverado Resort & Spa, US (final day)

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

Athletics: Chicago Marathon, Chicago, Illinois

Cycling: UCI Europe Tour (final day) – Paris to Tours Elite, France 

Cricket: Cancelled: Midi CC v Barca Internationals, Pouzolles.