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Top live sport coming up in August

1st August 2019

August sees the return of the Premier League with champions Manchester City and runners-up Liverpool both in action on the opening weekend. It's also a big month for racing with York's Ebor Festival taking place

 

Friday, August 9 7pm
Sky Sports Golf
American Golf: The Northern Trust­
PGA action from the Liberty National Golf Club in New Jersey. Bryson Dechambeaux was the winner of the 2018 edition of this tournament.

Friday, August 9 8pm
Sky Sports Premier League
Premier League: Liverpool v Norwich City
The Premier League season gets underway with last season’s runners-up, Liverpool, hosting newly promoted Norwich.

Saturday, August 10 12.30pm
BT Sport 1
Premier League: West Ham v Manchester City
Reigning champions Manchester City looked imperious for much of last season and will hope to continue in similar style as they open their title defence against West Ham. The Hammers finished in 10th spot last season and will be targeting a higher finish this time around.

Saturday, August 10 5.30pm
Sky Sports Premier League
Premier League: Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa
Spurs finished off last season in barnstorming fashion and will be aiming to build on their achievements and prove themselves worthy of their brand-new, state-of-the-art stadium.

Sunday, August 11 1pm
BT Sport
MotoGP: Austrian Grand Prix
Marc Marquez has been in outstanding form during the current MotoGP season and will be the favourite to win in Austria despite finishing in the runners-up spot behind Maverick Vinales there in 2018.

Sunday, August 11 2pm
Sky Sports Premier League
Premier League: Newcastle United v Arsenal
The Gunners finished in fifth place last season and will surely be aiming to get back into the top four of the table by the end of the season.

Sunday, August 11 2.30pm
Sky Sports Main Event
Rugby Union: England v Wales
This may be a mere warm-up match ahead of September’s World Cup in Japan but both sides will be approaching the game with deadly seriousness. The rivalry between the two teams is very deep-seated and England will be after revenge after suffering a defeat to Wales in the 2019 Six Nations.

Sunday, August 11 5.30pm
Sky Sports Premier League
Premier League: Manchester United v Chelsea
This will be a fascinating encounter given that it marks Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first complete season in charge and Frank Lampard’s Premier League managerial debut.

Wednesday, August 14 10am
Sky Sports Cricket
Ashes Cricket: England v Australia - 2nd Test, Day 1
Following the 1st Test, the action moves to Lord’s as both teams try to seize the initiative at the home of English cricket. In 2015, Australia were in rampant form at this venue, beating their hosts by 405 runs in a supercharged effort.

Wednesday, August 14 8pm
BT Sport 2
UEFA Super Cup: Liverpool v Chelsea
The UEFA Super Cup should give clubs a very welcome midweek boost featuring as it does a battle between Champions League holders Liverpool and Europa League winners Chelsea. Blues manager Frank Lampard knows all about top-class European competition as a player but can he inspire his charges to an against-the-odds victory at the Vodafone Stadium in Istanbul?

Saturday, August 17 2pm
Sky Sports Main Event
Rugby Union: Wales v England
Following the game at Twickenham a week earlier, England travel to Cardiff for the return fixture against Wales. Both coaches are likely to use these games as a chance to fine-tune their combinations and selections before the squads head off to Japan.

Wednesday, August 21 1pm
ITV
Horse Racing: Ebor Festival
The Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival gets underway at York with four days of top-class racing, glamour and fun in prospect. The feature race on the opening day is the Group 1 Juddmonte International, the richest race of York’s entire season. The most illustrious winner of this prestigious event was the peerless Frankel, considered by many to be the best thoroughbred of all time, who won here in 2012.

Thursday, August 22 10am
Sky Sports Cricket
Ashes Cricket: England v Australia - 3rd Test, Day 1
Headingley is the venue for the 3rd Test of this five-Test Ashes series. This is the first Ashes Test in Leeds since 2009 when Australia won by an innings and 80 runs and there is sure to be plenty of home support for the full duration of this fixture.

Saturday, August 24 2.30pm
BBC
Rugby League: Challenge Cup Final – Warrington Wolves v St Helens
The knockout cup reaches the showpiece final as the original 52 teams come down to two. Last year saw Catalans Dragons beat Warrington Wolves by 20-14 at Wembley to become the first non- British team to win the cup in its 117-year history. The Dragons will not be returning to defend their title, having been knocked out of the competition back in May when they lost by 51-8 to Hull FC.

ALSO COMING UP...

Friday, August 9 12.30pm
BT Sport 1
Premier League: West Ham v Manchester City

Saturday, August 17 12.30pm
BT Sport 1 Premier League: Arsenal v Burnley

Saturday, August 17 5.30pm
Sky Sports Premier League
Premier League: Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur

Monday, August 19 8pm
Sky Sports Premier League
Premier League: Wolves v Manchester United S

Saturday, August 24 3pm
Sky Sports
Rugby Union: England v Ireland

Saturday, August 24 5.30pm
Sky Sports Premier League
Premier League: Liverpool v Arsenal

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