Leicester City meet Chelsea in the Final of this year’s FA Cup and they will be bidding to win the competition for the first time in their history. The Foxes have been runners up in the competition four times but have not reached the Final since the 1968-69 season. Chelsea won their first FA Cup a year later in the 1969-70 season and have amassed a further seven wins in the competition since then.
The Italian Open is the final ATP 1000 event on clay before the French Open. Since 1980, there have been 11 occasions when a player has managed to complete the Italian Open – French Open double. Eight of those eleven were completed by the formidable Rafael Nadal. However, the ‘King of Clay’ suffered a quarter-final defeat at the Monte Carlo Masters in April and it will be interesting to see if he can put that behind him and gain a historic 10th Italian Open, before bidding for a 14th French Open.
The EuroLeague Play-Offs are ongoing as teams do battle to win a place at the Final Four. The Final Four this year takes place in Cologne. The Semi-Finals will take place on 28th May, with the Championship Game on 30th May. With the cancellation of the competition last year, CSKA Moscow will be the defending champions.
The British Masters 2021 will be hosted by the 2016 Masters Champion, Danny Willett. The tournament will return to The Belfry for the first time since 2008. It will played on the Brabazon course, which has a rich golfing history having hosted the Ryder Cup 4 times, interestingly more than any other venue in the world.
UFC 262 features two highly anticipated fights: Charles Oliveira vs Michael Chandler and Leon Edwards vs Nate Diaz.
Oliveira comes into the headline event on the back of a remarkable eight fight win-streak. While Chandler put his mark down in the UFC, winning his debut after a phenomenally successful career with Bellator. Leon Edwards will end his war of words with fan favourite Nate Diaz and they will settle it in the Octagon in the co-main event.
The Betfred World Championship Final takes place over the first weekend in May (2nd – 3rd May). The gruelling best of 35 frame format will decide the winner and it looks set to be a wonderful weekend of action from the Crucible. Kyren Wilson, Shaun Murphy, Stuart Bingham and Mark Selby are the four semi-finalists and one of them will lift the ultimate prize in snooker.
The Coca-Cola 600 is the longest race in the NASCAR Cup Series at a distance of 600 miles. It is one of the most interesting races on the calendar as the conditions on track change throughout the race. The track receives sunshine throughout the first third of the race, dusk falls during the second third, before the final third is run under the lights.
Vegas Golden Knights are the in-form team as we enter the final stages of the NHL season. They are on a remarkable 10 game win streak and now join the an elite band of 55 teams who have achieved that feat in NHL history. Can they continue this form all the way to the Stanley Cup Final and lift the trophy for the first time in their short history?