May 2017 Sporting Events Calendar

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May is always a good month. The NHL and NBA Playoffs are in full swing with some great matches just as the soccer season wraps up.

We’ll have the end of the main leagues in European soccer and the FA Cup Final plus we’ll find out who is in the Champions League final.

For horse racing fans in the USA it’s a big month with the Kentucky Derby taking place.

Then there’s a lot of big golf tournaments.

Here’s the May 2017 schedule of events:


The 2017 Euroleague Final Four is on the 19th-21st.


May 6th: Hughie Fury vs Joseph Parker
May 11th: Courtney Pennington vs Delvin Rodriguez
May 13th: Josh Warrington vs Kiko Martinez, Khalid Yafai vs Suguru Muranaka
May 14th: Tamao Ozawa vs Su-Yun Hong
May 20th: Errol Spence Jr. vs Kell Brook, Gervonta Davis vs Liam Walsh, Terence Crawford vs Felix Diaz
May 27th: Oscar Escandon vs Gary Russell Jr., Dereck Chisora vs Robert Helenius


In the NFL the rookie mini-camps begin near the beginning of May. The NFLPA Rookie Premiere takes place on May 18th-21st and the Spring League Meeting is May 22nd-23rd.


These are the dates that the first round begins….

May 4th: Lorena Ochoa Match Play (LPGA), Wells Fargo Championship (PGA)
May 5th: Insperity Invitational (Champions Tour)
May 6th: GolfSixes (European Tour)
May 11th: Portugese Open (European Tour), The Players Championship (PGA)
May 18th: The Rocco Forte Open (European Tour), Regions Tradition (Champions Tour), Kingsmill Championship (LPGA), AT&T Byron Nelson (PGA)
May 25th: BMW PGA Championship (European Tour), KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship (Champions Tour), LPGA Volkik Championship (LPGA), D&D Invitational (PGA)

Horse Racing:

The 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket is on the 6th of May.

The Kentucky Derby is also on the 6th of May with the Preakness Stakes on the 20th of May.

Mixed Martial Arts:

UFC 211: May 13th, 2017 with Junior Dos Santos vs Stipe Miocic II.
UFC Fight Night featuring Teixeira vs Gustafsson is on May 28th, 2017.

Motor Sports:

NASCAR has the following races in May:

May 7th: GEICO 500 at the Talladega Superspeedway.
May 13th: Go Bowling 400 at the Kansas Speedway.
May 19th: Monster Energy Open at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
May 20th: Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
May 28th: Coca-Cola 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway

Formula 1 has the following schedule:

May 14th: Spanish Grand Prix.
May 28th: Monaco Grand Prix.

Only the two races but don’t worry we’ll have betting tips for both of them!


The Champions League semi finals take place on the 2nd-3rd and 9th-10th of May. The Europa League semi finals take place on the 4th and 11th of May.

The Scottish and English Premier seasons end on the 21st.

The Womens FA Cup Final is on the 13th of the month.

The Europa League Final will take place on the 24th of May.

The FA Cup Final and Scottish Cup Final are on the 27th of May.

The Champions League Final won’t take place till June.


The French Open takes place beginning May 22nd and goes until June 5th.


WWE has the fallout from Wrestlemania on the Smackdown brand, with WWE Backlash taking place on May 21st, 2017.