May 2018 Sporting Events Calendar

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May is a big month in sports with the MLB season in full swing, as well as the Champions League, the NBA playoffs and the NHL playoffs getting down to the finals.

This is also a big month for horse racing with two of the events in horse racing’s Triple Crown taking place this month. Sports fans should also be expected for one of tennis’ Grand Slam events: the French Open.

We have a lot to get to this month so here is the complete schedule for May 2018.


The MLB season is in full swing. One big series to look forward to in May is the Yankees traveling south to face the Astros. These are two of the best teams in all of baseball and last year they had an amazing American League Championship Series. It seems likely we could see that same match-up again this year so this will be a fun preview.


A big month for the NBA as the Cconference Semifinals will begin right at the beginning of the month, followed by the Conference Finals between the 13th and 16th and then teh Finals starting on May 31st.

The NBA also holds the Draft Lottery on May 15th. With so many teams vying for the top pick this year, this should be very interesting to see.


May 5th: Saul Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin
May 5th: David Haye vs. Tony Bellew
May 12th: Jorge Linares vs. Vasyl Lomachenko
May 12th: Sadam Ali vs. Liam Smith
May 19th: Adonis Stevenson vs. Badou Jack
May 26th: Terrence Crawford vs. Jeff Horn


May 24th-28th: England vs. Pakistan, first Test, Lord’s


May 3rd-6th: Tour de Yorkshire
May 4th-27th: Giro d’Italia


May 31st: 2018 PDC World Cup of Darts


The warmer weather means more golf events. There are some great gofl events this month highlighted by the US Women’s Open and the PLAYERS Championship.

May 3rd-6th: Volunteers of American LPGA Texas Classic
May 17th-May 20th: Kingsmill Championship
May 24th-27th: LPGA Volvik Championship
May 31st-June 3rd: US Women’s Open

Champions Tour:
May 4th-6th: Insperity Invitational
May 17th-20th: Regions Tradition
May 24th-27th: KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship

European Tour:
May 5th-6th:: GolfSixes
May 10th-13th: Rocco Forte Open
May 17th-20th: Belgian Knockout
May 24th-27th: BMW PGA Championship
May 31st-June 3rd: Italian Open

PGA Tour:
May 3rd-6th: Wells Fargo Championship
May 10th-13th: The PLAYERS Championship
May 17th-20th: AT&T Byron Nelson
May 24th-27th: Fort Worth Invitational


The NHL Playoffs will be in full swing with the Conference Semifinals, Conference Finals and Stanley Cup Final all scheduled to start this month.

Horse Racing:

The Triple Crown beings with the Kentucky Derby at the Churchill Downs on May 5th followed by the Preakness Stakes at Pimilco on May 19th.

Mixed Martial Arts:

Let’s get it on!

May 12th: UFC 224: Nunes vs. Pennington
May 19th: UFC Fight Night: Ponzinibbio vs. Usman
May 25th: Bellator 200: Carvalho vs. Mousasi
May 27th: UFC Fight Night: Liverpool

Motor Sports:

May 7th: NASCAR Geico 500
May 13th: NASCAR Go Bowling 400
May 13th: Formula 1: Spanish Grand Prix
May 19th: Formula E: Berliin E-Prix
May 20th: NASCAR Monster Energy Open
May 20th: NASCAR Monster Energy All-Star Race
May 25th-27th: Formula 1: Monaco Grand Prix
May 28th: NASCAR Coca-Cola 600


May 4th-6th: Rugby Union Pro 13 Playoff, First Round
May 11th-12th: Rugby Union European Challenge Cup Final
May 12th-13th: Rugby League Challenge Cup, Sixth Round
May 19th-20th: Rugby League Super League Magic Weekend
May 26th: Rugby Union Premiership Final


Are you ready for the UEFA Champions League Finals? This is what it’s all been building to.

May 1st-2nd: Champions League Semi-Finals
May 3rd:Europa League semi-finals, second legs
May 5th: Women’s FA Cup Final
May 13th: Final day of Premier League season
May 16th: Europa League final
May 19th: FA Cup Final
May 19th:Scottish Cup Final
May 24th: WOmen’s Champion League final
May 26th: Champions League Final
May 26th: EFL Championship playoff final


We have a major this month with the French Open starting on the 27th.

May 6th-13th: ATP Madrid
May 7th-13th: WTA Mutua Madrid Open
May 27th-June 10th: French Open


The WWE is back with their first major event after Wrestlemania.

May 3rd-6th: 2018 Pan-American Amateur Wrestling Championships

May 6th: WWE Backlash