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Big hitters up this fortnight

Unai Emery new to the Premier League

JUST over a week into the domestic league season, it feels like the action has never really gone away and if the big ties of the last week whetted appetites for more, football fans are in luck across the next fortnight.

In the Premier League, the new season promises much with high-profile managerial changes at two of England’s biggest clubs: Unai Emery taking over from Arsene Wenger at Arsenal and Maurizio Sarri replacing his countryman Antonio Conte at Chelsea. The two London rivals face each other on Saturday (August 18) and it should make for compelling viewing as the opposite numbers get to grips with the heavy demands of operating in England’s top flight.

Closer to home, Rangers continue their bid to meaningfully challenge Celtic for the first time since liquidation in 2012 in what will be a tough lunchtime encounter with a physical Motherwell side (August 26).

Away from football, boxing continues to aid the on-trade as Carl ‘The Jackal’ Frampton defends his WBO interim featherweight belt against Luke Jackson (August 18), with linear heavyweight champion Tyson Fury continuing his comeback on the Northern Irishman’s undercard in his fight against giant Italian Francesco Pianeta.

In motorsport, petrolheads can look forward to the Belgian Grand Prix (August 26) with Britain’s Lewis Hamilton leading the drivers’ championship.


TUESDAY AUGUST 14

  • 19:45 SSF Football
    Yeovil Town v Aston Villa, Carabao Cup, first round

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 15

  • 19:45 BT Sport 2 Football
    Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid, UEFA Super Cup

THURSDAY AUGUST 16

  • 16:00 SSA Tennis
    Western and Southern Open, ATP World Tour

  • 19:45 SSF Football
    Sunderland v Sheffield Wednesday, Carabao Cup, first round

  • 19:45 tbc Football
    Rangers v tbc, Europa League, third qualifying round

FRIDAY AUGUST 17

  • 16:00 SSA Tennis
    Western and Southern Open, ATP World Tour

  • 19:45 SSF Football
    Birmingham City v Swansea City, Sky Bet Championship

SATURDAY AUGUST 18

  • 11:00 SSA Rugby union
    Australia v New Zealand, Rugby Championship

  • 12:30 SSPL Football
    Cardiff City v Newcastle United, EPL

  • 13:30 ITV4 Horse racing
    Newbury, Newmarket and Ripon

  • 16:05 SSA Rugby union
    South Africa v Argentina, Rugby Championship

  • 17:30 BT Sport 1 Football
    Chelsea v Arsenal, EPL

  • 17:30 SSF Football
    Preston North End v Stoke City, Sky Bet Championship

  • 19:00 BT Sport 1 Boxing
    Carl Frampton v Luke Jackson, WBO featherweight title

SUNDAY AUGUST 19

14:10 SSF1 Belgian Grand Prix, race

  • 13:30 SSPL Football
    Manchester City v Huddersfield Town, EPL

  • 13:30 Racing UK Horse racing
    Pontrefract

  • 16:00 SSPL Football
    Brighton and Hove Albion v Manchester United, EPL

  • 19:30 SSA Tennis
    Western and Southern Open, ATP World Tour

MONDAY AUGUST 20

  • 14:00 Channel 4 Athletics
    IPC Athletics European Championships

  • 17:30 Racing UK Horse racing
    Bangor

  • 20:00 SSPL Football
    Crystal Palace v Liverpool, EPL

TUESDAY AUGUST 21

  • 13:00 Racing UK Horse racing
    Hamilton and Kempton

  • 14:00 Channel 4 Athletics
    IPC Athletics European Championships

  • 19:45 SSF Football
    Swansea City v Leeds United, Sky Bet Championship

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 22

  • 13:00 ITV Horse racing
    York Ebor Festival

  • 19:45 SSF Football
    Aston Villa v Brentford, Sky Bet Championship

FRIDAY AUGUST 24

  • 19:00 Box Nation Boxing
    Ronnie Clark v David Joyce, European super-featherweight title

  • 19:30 BT Sport 2 Football
    Bayern Munich v Hoffenheim, Bundesliga

  • 19:45 SSF Football
    Middlesbrough v West Brom, Sky Bet Championship

SATURDAY AUGUST 25

  • 12:30 SSPL Football
    Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester City, EPL

  • 17:30 BT Sport 1 Football
    Liverpool v Brighton and Hove Albion, EPL

  • 20:15 SSA Rugby union
    Argentina v South Africa, Rugby Championship

SUNDAY AUGUST 26

  • 12:15 BT Sport 1 Football
    Motherwell v Rangers, Scottish Premiership

  • 13:30 SSPL Football
    Watford v Crystal Palace, EPL

  • 14:10 SSF1 Formula 1
    Belgian Grand Prix, race

  • 15:00 BT Sport 2 MotoGP
    British Grand Prix

  • 16:00 SSPL Football
    Newcastle v Chelsea, EPL

MONDAY AUGUST 27

  • 20:00 SSPL Football
    Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur, EPL