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Sky Sports round-up
Think the sporting world stops turning just because the Premier League is having a breather? You couldn’t be more wrong. There’s a massive week of action ahead – and you can watch it all live on Sky Sports.
We’re talking big-time boxing, the final Test between England and India, hard-hitting thrills from the NFL and much more. We’re exhausted just thinking about it!
Check out our top picks below, and get ready for an epic week of sensational sport…
1. Atlanta Falcons @ Philadelphia Eagles
Thursday 6 September, midnight, Sky Sports Action/HD (CH 517/507)
The brand spanking new NFL season starts with a bang, as champions Philadelphia Eagles take on the Atlanta Falcons. The Eagles stunned the New England Patriots – and the world – when they won their first ever Super Bowl crown in February, but in the Falcons they’ll be up against tough opposition (in the early hours of Friday UK time).
2. England v India: Fifth Test
Friday 7 September, 10am, Sky Sports Cricket/HD (CH 514/504)
The Kia Oval hosts England and India for the fifth and final Test of their riveting series – a series which has shown that the long form of the game is still the best. England’s recent record at the Oval is mixed, but they did hammer India by an innings and 244 runs the last time the two sides met here in 2014.
3. Australia v South Africa
Saturday 8 September, 10.30am, Sky Sports Action (CH 517/507)
South Africa travel to the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane for a pivotal Rugby Championship clash – with much-coveted Mandela Challenge Plate on the line. If you find yourself up really early on Saturday morning, catch New Zealand’s showdown with Argentina live from 8am.
4. Amir Khan v Samuel Vargas
Saturday 8 September, 7pm, Sky Sports Action (CH 517/507)
Amir Khan returns to the ring in Birmingham on Saturday night, and he’ll need to get past Samuel Vargas if he wants to put himself back in title contention. Colombian welterweight Vargas heads into the fight with a record similar to that of Britain’s 2004 Olympic silver medallist, though he’s never held a major world title. Who’s going to step up and send out an emphatic message to the rest of the division?
5. The Evian Championship
Thursday 13 September, 10am, Sky Sports Golf/HD (CH 515/505)
The world’s top golfers head for the French Alps to compete for the season’s final women’s major. Since it changed its name from the Masters in 2013, no one has managed to win this tournament more than once – so can 2017 champion Anna Nordqvist break the mould and defend her title? Or will England’s new star Georgia Hall follow up her British Open triumph with another win? Find out by tuning in for four days of top-class action.
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