August 2018 Sportings Events Calendar

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Posted: July 17, 2018


August is definitely a transition month on the sports schedule. Many of the sports that carried us through the summer are winding down while the sports that will get us through the winter will start up.

We see the Premier League start in August as well as the NFL preseason beginning. Baseball gets closer to the finish while the final Grand Slam of the tennis season starts in August.

There is also some big golf tournaments on the horizon highlighted by the 2018 PGA Championship. NASCAR racing, UFC events, boxing and the biggest WWE event of the summer, SummerSlam, all take place this month.

The complete calendar of August 2018 is below.

Baseball:

The non-waiver trade deadline passed on July 31st, but over the years we’ve seen many big trades take place in August as well. This is go time for the playoff push so expect lots of action.

The Astros and Mariners, currently battling in the AL West with both in a playoff position at the moment, finish up a series on August 1st.

Basketball:

The NBA doesn’t get going for a couple of months, but their global outreach heads to Africa for the annual NBA Africa Game on August 4th.

Boxing:

August is always a great month for fights and this August is no different.

August 3rd: Antonio Orozco vs. Pablo Cesar Cano
August 4th: Sergey Kovalev vs. Eleider Alvarez
August 4th: Sean Dodd vs. Joe Cordina
August 10th: Clarence Booth vs. Victor Vazquez
August 16th: Ryosuke Iwasa vs. TJ Doheny
August 18th: Carl Frampton vs. Luke Jackson
August 18th: Donnie Nietes vs. Aston Palicte
August 25th: Shawn Porter vs. Danny Garcia

Cricket:

August 1-5: England vs India, first test
August 9-13: England vs. India, second test
August 18-22: England vs. India, third test
August 23-26: T20 Blast quarterfinals
August 27: Women’s Super League Finals Day
August 30-September 3: England vs. Indian, fourth test

Cycling:

August 25th – September 16th: La Vuelta a Espana

Darts:

August 3-5: World Seriess of Darts – Auckland
August 10-12: World series of Darts – Melbourne

Football:

Here comes football!

The NFL preseason kicks off August 9th which leads up to the first game of the regular season in early September.

Golf:

PGA Tour

August 2-5: Barracuda Championship
August 2-5: World Golf Championships – Bridgestone Invitational
August 9-12: PGA Championship
August 16-19: Wyndham Championship
August 23-26:The Northern Trust
August 31-September 3: Dell Technologies Championship

LPGA Tour

August 2-5: Ricoh Women’s British Open
August 16-19: Indy Women in Tech Championship
August 23-26: CP Women’s Open
August 30-September 2: Cambia Portland Classic

European Tour

August 2-5: Fiji International
August 8-12: European Golf Team Championships
August 16-19: Nordea Masters
August 23-26: D+D Real Czech Masters
August 30-September 2: Made in Denmark

Champions Tour

August 3-5: 3M Championship
August 17-19: DICK’s Sporting Goods Open
August 24-26: Boeing Classic
August 31-September 2: Shaw Charity Classic

Horse Racing:

August 11: Arlington Million
August 18: Pacific Classic Stakes
August 18: Breeders’ Stakes
August 22: International Stakes
August 25: Travers Stakes

Mixed Martial Arts:

August 4: UFC 227
August 25: UFC Fight Night: Lincoln

Motor Sports:

August 5: NASCAR GoBowling at The Glen
August 12: NASCAR Consumers Energy 400
August 18: NASCAR Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race
August 26: Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix
August 29-September 3: NHRA Chevrolet Performance US Nationals

Soccer:

Expect lots of transactions towards the beginning of the month as the Premier League transfer window closes on August 9th. All leading up the season begiinning on August 11th.

August 11th: Premier League season starts
August 15: UEFA Super Cup
August 30: Women’s World Cup qualifier – Scotland vs. Switzerland
August 31: Women’s World Cup qualifier – Wales vs. England, Northern Ireland vs. Republic of Ireland

Tennis:

The final of Grand Slam event of the year kicks off this month with the US Open starting August 27th in New York. The event will run until September 9th.

Wrestling:

One of WWE’s biggest events of the year takes place this month as WWE SummerSlam comes to us from Brooklyn on August 19th.

August 18: NXT TakeOver Brooklyn
August 19th: WWE SummerSlam

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