Sport calendar 2014

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Shelley Rudman

From the Winter Olympics to the Six Nations, the World Cup and the Commonwealth Games, BBC Sport picks out the key sporting events coming up in the next 12 months.

JANUARY

3-7: Cricket: Ashes fifth Test, Sydney

5-13: BDO World Darts Championships, Lakeside

4-5: FA Cup third round

7-8 & 21-22: League Cup semi-finals

10-13: Cricket: Women’s Ashes Test, Australia v England, Perth

12-19: Snooker: The Masters, Alexandra Palace

12, 17, 19, 24, 26: Australia v England ODIs

13-26: Tennis: Australian Open, Melbourne

19, 23, 26: Women’s Cricket: Australia v England ODIs

25-26: FA Cup 4th round

25-26: GB Athletics international, Glasgow

29, 31, 2 Feb: England v Australia T20 internationals (men and women)

31, 1, 2 Feb: Tennis: Davis Cup World Group, GB v USA, San Diego

FEBRUARY

1: Six Nations: Wales v Italy, France v England

2: Six Nations: Ireland v Scotland

2: NFL: Superbowl, East Rutherford, New Jersey

4-9: Tennis: Fed Cup, GB in Budapest

7-23: Winter Olympics, Sochi

8: Six Nations: Ireland v Wales, Scotland v England

9: Six Nations: France v Italy

8-9: Athletics: British Indoor Championships, Sheffield

15: FA Cup 5th round

15: Athletics: British Indoor Grand Prix, Birmingham

18/19, 25/26: Football: Champions League 2nd round

20, 27: Football: Europa League 2nd round

21: Six Nations: Wales v France

22: Six Nations: Italy v Scotland, England v Ireland; World Club Challenge, Wigan Warriors v Sydney Roosters, Sydney

26-2 March: World Track Cycling, Colombia

26: Cricket: West Indies v England ODI

Six Nations rugby union

MARCH

2, 5: Cricket: West Indies v England ODI

2: Football: League Cup final

5: Football: England v Denmark friendly

7-16: Winter Paralympics, Sochi

7-9: Athletics: World Indoor Championships, Poland

8: FA Cup quarter-finals

8: Six Nations: Ireland v Italy, Scotland v France

9: Six Nations: England v Wales

9, 1, 13: Cricket: West Indies v England T20s

11-14: Racing: Cheltenham Festival

13, 20 : Football: Europa League 3rd round

15: Six Nations: Italy v England, Wales v Scotland, France v Ireland

16: F1: Australian Grand Prix, Melbourne

16: Football: Scottish League Cup final

16-31: Cricket: ICC World T20s, Bangladesh

20-23: MotoGP: Qatar Grand Prix, Losail

23-6 Apr: Cricket: Women’s World T20, Bangladesh

28-31: Rowing World Cup, Sydney

30: F1: Malaysia Grand Prix, Kuala Lumpur

29: Racing: Dubai World Cup

The Augusta National hosts the Masters in April

APRIL

1-2, 8-9: Champions League quarter-finals

3, 10: Football: Europa League quarter-finals

5: Racing: Grand National, Aintree

6: F1: Bahrain Grand Prix, Sakhir

6: Rowing: Boat Race, London

10-13: Golf: The Masters, Augusta

12-13: FA Cup semi-finals

13: London Marathon

13: MotoGP: Grand Prix of the Americas, Austin, Texas

20: F1: Chinese Grand Prix, Shanghai

20-5 April: World Snooker Championship, Sheffield

22-23, 29-30: Champions League semis

24, 1 May: Europa League semis

26-27: Heineken Cup semi-finals

27 MotoGP: Argentina Grand Prix

MAY

3-4: Racing: Guineas Festival, Newmarket

4: MotoGP: Spanish Grand Prix, Jerez

7-11: Badminton Horse Trials

9: Athletics: Diamond League, Doha

9-1 June: Cycling: Giro d’Italia

11: F1: Spanish Grand Prix

11: End of Premier League season

14: Europa League final, Turin

17: FA Cup final

17: Scottish Cup final

17: Athletics: Diamond League, Shanghai

17-18: Diving: World Championships, London

18: MotoGP: France Grand Prix, Le Mans

22-25: Golf: PGA Championship, Wentworth

23: Rugby Union: Challenge Cup final, Cardiff

24: Football: Champions League final, Lisbon

24: Rugby Union: Heineken Cup final, Cardiff

24: League Two Play-off final, Wembley

25: F1: Monaco Grand Prix, Monte Carlo

25-8 June: Tennis: French Open, Roland Garros

25: League One Play-off final, Wembley

26: Championship Play-off final, Wembley

30-1 June: Rowing: European Championships, Belgrade

31-15 June: Hockey: World Cup (men’s and women’s), Hague

Daniel Welbeck, Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard on England duty (l-r)

JUNE

1: MotoGP: Italy Grand Prix, Mugello

5: Athletics: Diamond League, Rome

7: Racing: The Derby, Epsom

7: Athletics: Diamond League, Eugene

7: Rugby Union: New Zealand v England, South Africa v Wales, United States v Scotland, Argentina v Ireland

8: F1: Canadian Grand Prix, Montreal

9-14: Tennis: Queen’s

11: Athletics: Diamond League, Oslo

12-13 July: Football: World Cup, Brazil

12-16: Cricket: England v Sri Lanka 1st Test, Lord’s

12-15: Golf: US Open, Pinehurst

14: Rugby Union: New Zealand v England, South Africa v Wales, Canada v Scotland, Argentina v Ireland

14: Athletics: Diamond League, New York

15: MotoGP: Catalonia GP, Barcelona

16-21: Tennis: Eastbourne

17-21: Racing: Royal Ascot

20-24: Cricket: England v Sri Lanka 2nd Test, Headingley

20-22: Rowing World Cup, France

21: Rugby Union: New Zealand v England, Argentina v Scotland

21-22: Athletics: European Team Championships, Germany

22: F1: Austrian Grand Prix (Spielberg)

22, 25, 28, 31, 3 June: Cricket: England v Sri Lanka ODI series

23-6 July: Tennis: Wimbledon

26-29: Equestrian: Hickstead

27-29: Athletics: British Championships, Birmingham

28 June: Rugby Union: South Africa v Scotland

28: MotoGP: Netherlands Grand Prix, Assen

JULY

3: Athletics: Diamond League, Lausanne

6: F1: British Grand Prix, Silverstone

5: Athletics: Diamond League, Paris

5-27: Cycling: Tour de France

9-13: Cricket: England v India, 1st Test, Trent Bridge

11-12: Athletics: Diamond League, London

11-13: MotoGP: German Grand Prix, Sachsenring

11-13: Rowing World Cup, Lucerne

17-20: Golf: The Open, Royal Liverpool

17-21: Cricket: England v India, 2nd Test, Lord’s

18: Athletics: Diamond League, Monaco

20: F1: German Grand Prix, Hockenheim

20: Athletics: London Anniversary event

22-26: Horse Racing: Glorious Goodwood

23-3 Aug: Commonwealth Games, Glasgow

27-31: Cricket: England v India 3rd Test, Southampton

27: F1: Hungarian Grand Prix

29-2 Aug: Racing: Glorious Goodwood

Mo Farah

AUGUST

1-4: Golf: Women’s Open, St Andrews

1-17: Women’s Rugby World Cup, France

7-11: Cricket: England v India, 4th Test, Old Trafford

7-10: Golf: PGA Championship, Valhalla

10: MotoGP: Indianapolis GP

12-17: Athletics: European Championships, Zurich

15-19: Cricket: England v India, 5th Test, Oval

17: MotoGP: Czech Republic GP, Brno

16-28: World Youth Games, China

16: Premier League football season starts

21: Athletics: Diamond League, Stockholm

18-23: IPC European Athletics, Swansea

18-24: Swimming: European Championships, Berlin

23: Rugby League: Challenge Cup final, Wembley

23-14 Sept: Cycling: Tour of Spain

24: Athletics: Diamond League, Birmingham

24: F1: Belgium Grand Prix, Spa

24-31: Rowing: World Championships, Amsterdam

25-8 Sept: Tennis: US Open, New York

25, 27, 30, 2, 5 Sept: Cricket: England v India, ODIs

28: Athletics: Diamond League, Zurich

31: MotoGP: British GP, Silverstone

SEPTEMBER 2014

2, 5: Cricket: England v India, ODIs

5: Athletics: Diamond League, Brussels

7: F1: Italian Grand Prix, Monza

7: Athletics: Great North Run

7: England v India T20 International

8-21: Sailing: World Championships, Santander

13: Racing St Leger, Doncaster

14: MotoGP: San Marino GP, Misano

21: MotoGP: Aragon GP, Aragon (Spain)

20-28: Cycling: World Road Championships, Spain

21: F1: Singapore Grand Prix

26-28: Golf: Ryder Cup, Gleneagles

28: MotoGP: Brazil GP, Brasilia

Sebastien Vettel

OCTOBER 2014

3-12: Gymnastics: World Championships, China

5: F1: Japanese Grand Prix, Suzuka

12: MotoGP: Japan GP, Motegi

11: Rugby League: Super League Grand Final, Old Trafford

12: F1: Russian Grand Prix, Sochi

19: MotoGP: Australia GP, Phillip Island

18: October Horse racing, Champions Day, Ascot

26: MotoGP Malaysian GP, Sepang

31-1 Nov: Racing: Breeders’ Cup, Santa Anita, California

NOVEMBER 2014

2: F1: US Grand Prix, Austin

4: Racing: Melbourne Cup

8: Rugby Union: England v New Zealand, Ireland v South Africa, Scotland v Argentina, Wales v Australia

9: F1: Brazilian Grand Prix, Sao Paolo

9: MotoGP: Valencia

10-17: Tennis: ATP World Finals, London

15: Rugby Union: England v South Africa, Scotland v New Zealand, Wales v Fiji

22: Rugby Union: England v Samoa, Ireland v Australia, Scotland v Tonga, Wales v New Zealand

23: F1: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Yas Marina

29: Rugby Union: England v Australia, Wales v South Africa

DECEMBER 2014

3-7: Swimming: World Short Course Championships, Doha

26: Racing: King George VI Chase, Kempton Park.

The list will be updated with further fixtures and events as they are announced; dates and venues are subject to change

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