Top live sport coming up in May

30th April 2018 looks ahead to the sporting highlights over the next month, including the UEFA Champions League Final on Saturday, May 26​ and the Lee Selby v Josh Warrington boxing clash at Elland Road

Sunday May 6 1.30pm
Sky Sports PL HD
Premier League: Manchester City v Huddersfield Town
Huddersfield Town will be looking for a strong finish in the Premier League this season and would love to shock the newly crowned Premier League champions at the Etihad.

Sunday May 6 4.30pm
Sky Sports PL HD
Premier League: Chelsea v Liverpool
The earlier fixture between these sides resulted in a 1-1 draw at Anfield but Liverpool have since hit a rich vein of form and will have no fear at Stamford Bridge against a stuttering Chelsea side.

Thursday May 10 7.45pm

Sky Sports PL HD
Premier League: West Ham United v Manchester United
Hammers fans will be glad when the curtain comes down on a disappointing season for their team and they can consolidate their resources for the 2018/2019 campaign. Saturday May 12 1pm ITV4 Horse Racing: Ascot, Lingfield Park and Haydock Park The feature race at Ascot is the Victoria Cup, a seven-furlong handicap which is one of the most prestigious and lucrative races held at Ascot outside of the Royal Meeting.

Saturday May 12 3pm
BT Sport 1 HD
European Rugby Champions Cup Final: Leinster v Racing 92
Bilbao is the venue for this mighty European rugby clash between Leinster of Ireland and French club Racing 92. The Irish province will be favourites for the title after a near flawless run through this competition.

Sunday May 13 2.10pm
Sky Sports F1 HD
F1: Spanish Grand Prix
Reigning champion Lewis Hamilton had a pretty slow start to the season with the Mercedes driver put in the shade by the exploits of Team Ferrari. Given his competitive nature, however, it would be foolhardy to write off the Englishman’s chances just yet.

Wednesday May 16 7.45pm
BT Sport HD
UEFA Europa League - Final
Action from the Parc Olympique Lyonnais in France as the second-tier European club football competition reaches its climax. Manchester United were the winners of this title in 2017, beating Ajax 2-0.

Thursday May 17 1pm
Horse Racing: York - Dante Festival
Day two of the three-day Dante Festival at York and the feature race is the Betfred Dante Stakes at 3.30pm.

Saturday May 19 3pm
Sky Sports Arena HD
Super League: Magic Weekend - Widnes Vikings v St Helens
Footballing cathedral St James’ Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne will host an oval ball extravaganza as seven stages rugby league ties are staged on the hallowed turf. This tie will be followed by Wigan Warriors v Warrington Wolves and Castleford Tigers v Leeds Rhinos.

Saturday May 19 5pm
FA Cup Final: Chelsea v Manchester United
The showpiece final of football’s oldest club knockout competition is staged at Wembley Stadium. Chelsea have lifted the FA Cup on seven previous occasions while Manchester United have won this competition an incredible 12 times in their history. Which of these illustrious teams will add to their overflowing trophy collections this time around?

Saturday May 19 7pm
BT Sport
Boxing: World Featherweight Championship - Lee Selby v Josh Warrington
Elland Road will see Lee Selby (26-1, 9 KOs) make the fifth defence of the IBF featherweight title that he has held since 2015. The Welshman faces local Leeds fighter Josh Warrington (26-0, 6 KOs) at the illustrious football ground. The victor here will likely face former two-weight world champion Carl Frampton later in the year.

Thursday May 24 10am
Sky Sports Cricket HD
Test Cricket: England v Pakistan, 1st Test - Day 1
England begin their first Test series of the summer at Lord’s as they take on Pakistan over two Tests. The tourists were highly competitive during their last tour on English soil, back in 2016, drawing the four-Test series 2-2 and winning the 1st Test at Lord’s.

Saturday May 26 3pm
BT Sport HD
Aviva Premiership: The Final
It has been a gruelling season in English rugby’s top flight but the prize is in sight for the last two teams standing. Last year’s Final was an absorbing contest between Exeter Chiefs and Wasps. The match went all the way to extra time before Chiefs fly-half Gareth Steenson slotted a penalty kick to make it 23-20 to the Devon side.

Saturday May 26 7.45pm
BT Sport HD
UEFA Champions League: The Final
One of the biggest sporting events of the year as the UEFA Champions League reaches its grand finale. The venue for this season’s Final is the 70,000-capacity NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev. Last year saw Spain’s Real Madrid defeat Italy’s Juventus by 4-1, thus becoming the first ever team to successfully defend a Champions League title.

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