August 2021 Sports Calendar

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August is a big month in the world of sports. Not only do we have the end of the Olympics and many gold medals to be handed out, but the rest of the sports world is plenty busy as well.

Baseball is really starting to heat up with some big match-ups this month. The AL East and NL East are as tight as ever while the Dodgers, Giants, and Padres fight it out in the NL West. Both Wild Cards are wide open so the final few months should be exciting. If you like baseball, we also have the Little League World Series this month as well.

There are plenty of sports returning to action this month as well. The WNBA is back in action this month after a short Olympic break and we’re getting the first few games of the college football season. Plus, the return of the Premier League to the weekend is always welcome to see. Major League Soccer is getting into the season as well.

In the world of combat sports, we have Manny Pacquiao vs. Errol Spence Jr., Derrick Lewis vs. Ciryl Gane at UFC 265, and WWE SummerSlam.

August is a packed month. Check out our list our August 2021 Sporting Event Calendar below.


August 6: Men’s Olympic baseball Bronze medal game
August 7: Men’s Olympic baseball Gold medal game
August 19-29: Little League World Series

Baseball – MLB:

The playoffs should begin taking shape after the MLB Trade Deadline on July 31st. Here’s a few of the top televised games for the month.

August 1: Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays
August 4: Atlanta Braves at St. Louis Cardinals
August 8: Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs
August 12: New York Yankees at Chicago White Sox (Field of Dreams game)
August 22: Los Angeles Angels at Cleveland Indians
August 28: San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Angels
August 31: Milwaukee Brewers at San Francisco Giants

Basketball – Olympic:

August 3: Men’s Olympic basketball quarterfinals
August 5: Men’s Olympic basketball semifinals
August 6: Men’s Olympic basketball Gold-medal game
August 7: Men’s Olympic basketball Bronze-medal game

Basketball – NBA:

There are some potential big names on the move with the start of free agency this month.

August 6: NBA Free Agency begins
August 8-17: NBA Summer League

Basketball – WNBA:

After an Olympic break, the WNBA season is back in action starting on August 15th.

August 15: Seattle Storm at Chicago Sky
August 21: Phoenix Mercury at Atlanta Dream
August 22: Seattle Storm at Washington Mystics
August 22: Los Angeles Sparks at New York Liberty
August 24: Seattle Storm at Minnesota Lynx
August 28: Dallas Wings at Washington Mystics
August 31: Connecticut Sun at Washington Mystics


If you’re looking for a fight, you came to the right place! Manny Pacquiao vs. Errol Spence Jr. highlights a big month of boxing.

August 3: Eric Walker vs. Ivan Golub
August 6: Michael Conlan vs. TJ Doheny
August 7: James Dickens vs. Kid Galahad
August 7: Tyi Edmonds vs. Kendrick Ball Jr
August 13: Austin Trout vs. Alejandro Davila
August 14: Guillermo Rigondeaux vs. John Riel Casimero
August 14: Teofimo Lopez vs. George Kambosos Jnr
August 14: Egidijus Kavaliauskas vs. Vergil Ortiz Jr
August 14: Joshua Franco vs. Andrew Moloney
August 14: Charles Foster vs. Jeyson Minda
August 21: Manny Pacquiao vs. Errol Spence Jr.
August 28: Jose Uzcategui vs. David Benavidez


August 4-September 14: England v India five Test series


August 14-September 5: Vuelta a EspaƱa

Football – NCAA:

The 2021 NCAA College Football season kicks off on the last Saturday of the month with some big match-ups.

August 28: Nebraska at Illinois
August 28: UConn at Fresno State
August 28: Hawaii at UCLA
August 28: UTEP at New Mexico State
August 28: Southern Utah at San Jose State

Football – NFL Preseason:

August 5: Dallas vs. Pittsburgh – Hall of Fame game
August 12-29: NFL Preseason

Golf – PGA:

As we near the end of the PGA season, we are getting some of the biggest purses of the year. The WGC has a purse of $10.5 million while The Northern Trust and BMW Championship each have purses of $9.5 million.

August 5-8: Barracuda Championship
August 5-8: WGC-Fed Ex St. Jude Invitational
August 12-15: Wyndham Championship
August 19-22: The Northern Trust
August 26-29: BMW Championship

Golf – European Tour:

August 5-8: Hero Open
August 12-15: Cazoo Classic
August 19-22: D=D Real Czech Masters
August 26-29: Omega European Masters

Golf – LPGA:

The women’s British Open is the highlight of three big LPGA events this month.

August 12-15: Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open
August 19-22: IG Women’s British Open
August 26-29: CP Women’s Open

Golf – Champions Tour:

August 13-15: Shaw Charity Classic
August 20-22: Boeing Classic
August 27-29: The Ally Challenge

Mixed Martial Arts:

Derrick Lewis and Ciryl Gane will face off in a interim UFC Heavyweight Championship bout at UFC 265.

August 7: UFC 265 – Lewis vs. Gane
August 13: Bellator 264 – Mousasi vs. Salter
August 20: Bellator 265

Motor Sports – Formula 1:

August 1: Hungarian Grand Prix
August 29: Belgian Grand Prix

Motor Sports – Formula E:

August 14-15: Berlin ePrix

Motor Sports – NASCAR:

August will see the final four races of the season before the playoffs begin.

August 8: Go Bowling at The Glen
August 15: Verizon 200 at the Brickyard
August 22: FireKeepers Casino 400
August 28: Coke Zero Sugar 400

Soccer – Olympics:

August 2: Women’s Olympic soccer semifinals
August 3: Men’s Olympic soccer semifinals
August 5: Women’s Olympic soccer Bronze medal game
August 5: Women’s Olympic soccer Gold medal game
August 6: Men’s Olympic soccer Bronze medal game
August 7: Men’s Olympic soccer Gold medal

Soccer – Champions League:

August 3-4: Third qualifying round, 1st leg
August 10: Third qualifying round, 2nd leg
August 17-18: Playoffs first leg
August 24-25: Playoffs second leg
August 26: Group Stage Draw

Soccer – MLS:

August 1: Philadelphia Union at Chicago Fire
August 14: NYC FC at Inter Miami
August 14: Minnesota United FC at LA Galaxy
August 15: Atlanta United at Los Angeles FC
August 15: Portland Timbers at Seattle Sounders FC
August 21: Minnesota United at Sporting Kansas City
August 21: Columbus Crew SC at Seattle Sounders FC
August 28: Atlanta United FC at Nashville SC
August 28: Los Angeles FC at LA Galaxy

Soccer – Premier League:

A short turnaround on the 2021/2022 Premier League season as things kick off on August 14th. Norwich City, Watford, and Brentford return to the Premier League this season while Fulham, West Bromwich Albion, and Sheffield United have been relegated. Manchester City looks to repeat as champion.

August 14: Brentford v Arsenal
August 14: Burnley v Brighton
August 14: Chelsea v Crystal Palace
August 14: Everton v Southampton
August 14: Leicester City v Wolves
August 14: Manchester United v Leeds United
August 14: Newcastle United v West Ham United
August 14: Norwich City v Liverpool
August 14: Tottenham v Manchester City
August 14: Watford v Aston Villa

August 21: Arsenal v Chelsea
August 21: Aston Villa v Newcastle
August 21: Brighton v Watford
August 21: Crystal Palace v Brentford
August 21: Leeds v Everton
August 21: Liverpool v Burnley
August 21: Man City v Norwich
August 21: Southampton v Man Utd
August 21: West Ham v Leicester
August 21: Wolves v Tottenham

August 28: Aston Villa v Brentford
August 28: Brighton v Everton
August 28: Burnley v Leeds
August 28: Liverpool v Chelsea
August 28: Man City v Arsenal
August 28: Newcastle v Southampton
August 28: Norwich v Leicester
August 28: Tottenham v Watford
August 28: West Ham v Crystal Palace
August 28: Wolves v Man Utd


We will see gold medal winners crowned at the beginning of the month. At the end of the month a Grand Slam will begin with the U.S. Open from Arthur Ashe Stadium.

August 1: Women’s Doubles Gold Medal Match
August 1: Mixed Doubles Gold Medal Match

August 8-15: Canadian Open
August 30-September 12: US Open


WWE will hold their biggest event of the year at the brand new Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. The show is set to be a big one, featuring the return of John Cena.

August 21: WWE SummerSlam
August 22: NXT TakeOver 36

What are you most looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below.