January 2019 Sporting Events Calendar

Posted: December 1, 2018

January is one of the great sports months. We have the NFL playoffs and college bowl games that will see a championship crowned. Alabama looks like the clear favorite there, but a lot can happen between now and then.

We also have the NBA and NHL operating at full strength so there are games to watch every night. The NHL brings the Winter Classic this month as the Blackhawks and Bruins will battle at Notre Dame.

There are some big events kicking off this year as well. Tennis will see the first Grand Slam event of the year with the Australian Open. While WWE will bring the Royal Rumble and boxing has a big Manny Pacquiao fight.

January has something for everyone. Let’s get into this month’s schedule and see what we’ve got.


The NBA season rolls on. Some of the top games in January that you don’t want to miss including Kawhi Leonard’s return to San Antonio:

January 3: Toronto Raptors at San Antonio Spurs
January 26: Golden State Warriors vs. Boston Celtics

College basketball is also getting into the nitty gritty of the season as everyone prepares for tournament season and March Madness. A couple of key games:

January 6: Indiana vs. Michigan
January 26: Kansas vs. Kentucky
January 27: Michigan State vs. Purdue


Some big fights this month, highlighted by Manny Pacquiao taking on Adrien Broner.

January 13: Jose Uzcategui vs. Caleb Plant
January 19: Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner
January 19: Bryant Jennings vs. Oscar Rivas
January 26: Josesito Lopez vs. Keith Thurman


January 23: New Zealand vs. India
January 23 West Indies vs. England
January 24: Australia vs. Sri Lanka
January 24: New Zealand vs. India (Women’s)


January 5-13: 2019 BDO World Darts Championship


The NFL playoffs start in January. A look at the playoff schedule:

January 5: AFC Wild Card
January 5: NFC Wild Card
January 6: AFC Wild Card
January 6: NFC Wild Card
January 12: AFC Divisional Round
January 12: NFC Divisional Round
January 13: AFC Divisional Round
January 13: NFC Divisional Round
January 20: NFC Championship Game
January 21: AFC Championship Game
January 27: NFL Pro Bowl

January is also when all of the best college football bowl games happen. A look at the complete January bowl game schedule.

January 1: Outback Bowl
January 1: Citrus Bowl
January 1: PlayStation Fiesta Bowl
January 1: Rose Bowl
January 1: Allstate Sugar Bowl
January 7: College Football Playoff National Championship Presented By AT&T


Golf is here to make you jealous as the pros play in Hawaii, the Bahamas, and other warm weather places this month.

January 3-6: Sentry Tournament of Champions
January 10-13: Sony Open in Hawaii
January 17-20: Desert Classic
January 24-27: Farmers Insurance Open
January 31-February 3: Waste Management Phoenix Open

European Tour:

January 16-19: Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship
January 24-27: Omega Dubai Desert Classic
January 31-February 3: Saudi International

Champions Tour:

January 17-19: Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai


January 25-28: Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic


One of the coldest months of the year is a great time for hockey. January brings the All-Star Game as well as the Winter Classic. This year’s Classic is taking place at the Notre Dame football stadium in South Bend, Indiana.

January 1: NHL Winter Classic – Chicago Blackhawks vs. Boston Bruins
January 25: All-Star Skills Competition
January 26: NHL All-Star Game

Horse Racing:

January 26: 2019 Pegasus World Cup

Mixed Martial Arts:

January 26: Bellator 214 Fedor vs. Bader
January 26: UFC 233

Motor Sports:

January 12: Formula E Marrakesh ePrix
January 24-27: 2019 Monte Carlo Rally
January 26: Formula E Santiago ePrix


January 26-27: World Rugby Sevens Series #3


January 13-20: 2019 Masters


January 1: New Year’s Day matches
January 5: FA Cup round 3
January 7: League Cup semifinals, leg 1
January 21: League Cup semifinals, leg 2
January 26: FA Cup round 4


The first of the Grand Slam events takes place this month.

January 14-27: 2019 Australian Open


January is a big month for professional wrestling as WWE presents one of their most popular events, the Royal Rumble. One man and one woman will secure their title shot at WrestleMania at this event.

There is also the New Japan version of WrestleMania, Wrestle Kingdom 13, that will feature Kenny Omega vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi in the main event.

January 4: New Japan Wrestle Kingdom 13
January 6: Impact Wrestling Homecoming
January 26: NXT TakeOver
January 27: WWE Royal Rumble

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