May 2019 Sporting Events Calendar

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Posted: April 1, 2019


The weather is getting pretty nice out there and with it comes a ton of great sporting events. May is one of the busier months of the year as the NHL and NBA both get closer to crowning a champion while baseball finally starts to look like baseball with green grass and sunny skies.

Of course, those major American sports aren’t the only thing going on this month. We also have a tennis Grand Slam with the French Open, tons of huge football matches including the FA Cup, and the Rugby European Cup Finals.

Golf will see two majors this month with the PGA Championship and the U.S. Women’s Open. We also have the first two legs of horse racing’s Triple Crown with the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes. There is also the first wrestling event from a brand new wrestling company that sold-out within minutes as AEW’s Double or Nothing takes place on May 25th in Las Vegas.

This doesn’t even scratch the surface of the events this month. It is a packed month of sporting action.

Our complete list of May Sporting Events is below:

Baseball:

May 4-5: Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels in Monterrey, Mexico
May 10-12: Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs
May 30-April 1: Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees

Basketball:

The NBA is getting down to the nitty gritty as the Finals will be set before the end of this month.

For the teams that missed out on the playoffs, May is huge too as the NBA Draft Lottery takes place this month. This is a big draft as Zion Williamson is considered a top prospect while his Duke teammate Cam Reddish is also getting a lot of buzz heading into the draft.

May 14: NBA Draft Lottery
May 14: Conference Finals begin
May 30: NBA Finals begin

Boxing:

May 4: Saul Alvarez vs. Daniel Jacobs
May 4: Radivoje Kalajdzic vs. Artur Beterbiev
May 18: Naoya Inoue vs. Emmanuel Rodriguez

Cricket:

May 30: Cricket World Cup begins

May 3: Ireland vs England, ODI
May 5: England vs. Pakistan, Twenty20
May 8: England vs. Pakistan, first one-day international
May 11: England vs. Pakistan, second one-day international
May 11-12: One-Day Cup semi-finals
May 14: England vs. Pakistan, third one-day international
May 17: England vs. Pakistan, fourth one-day international
May 19: England vs. Pakistan, fifth one-day international
May 25: One-Day Cup Finals

Cycling:

May 2-5: Tour de Yorkshire
May 11-June 2: Giro d’Italia

Golf:

A big month for golf as both the PGA Championship and the U.S. Women’s Open take place this month.

PGA:

May 2-5: Wells Fargo Championship
May 9-12: AT&T Byron Nelson
May 16-19: PGA Championship
May 23-26: Charles Schwab Challenge
May 30-June 2: The Memorial Tournament

LPGA:

May 2-5: MEDIHEAL Championship
May 23-26: Pure Silk Championship
May 30-June 2: U.S. Women’s Open

European Tour:

May 2-5: Volvo China Open
May 9-12: Betfred British Masters
May 23-26: Made in Denmark
May 30-June 2: Belgian Knockout

Web.com:

May 2-5: Nashville Golf Open
May 9-12: KC Golf Classic
May 16-19: Knoxville Open
May 23-26: Evans Scholars Invitational
May 30-June 2: Rex Hospital Open

Champions Tour:

May 3-5: Insperity Invitational
May 9-12: Regions Tradition
May 23-26: Senior PGA Championship
May 31-June 2: Principal Charity Classic

Hockey:

The NHL Conference Finals begin and end in May while the Stanley Cup Finals will begin.

Horse Racing:

Horse racing really starts to take off with in May with races all around the world including:

May 4: 2000 Guineas Stakes
May 5: 1000 Guineas Stakes
May 26: Hong Kong Champions & Chater Cup
May 31: Oaks, Epsom

Of course, May also sees the first two legs of the Triple Crown.

May 4: Kentucky Derby
May 18: Preakness Stakes

Mixed Martial Arts:

May 3: Invicta FC: Phoenix Rising
May 4: Bellator: Birmingham
May 4: UFC Fight Night: Ottawa
May 11: Bellator 221: Chandler vs. Freire
May 11: UFC 237
May 18: UFC Fight Night: Rochester

Motor Sports:

NASCAR:

The race schedule really starts heating up in May with two big Formula 1 races as well as a full slate of NASCAR. Plus, the biggest name race in sports as the Indianapolis 500 takes place on the 26th.

May 5: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Dover
May 11: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Kansas
May 18: Monster Energy Open at Charlotte Motor Speedway
May 18: Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race
May 26: Coca-Cola 600

Formula 1:

May 12: Spanish Grand Prix
May 26: Monaco Grand Prix

Formula E:

May 11: Monaco ePrix
May 25: Berlin ePrix

IndyCar:

May 26: Indianapolis 500

Rugby:

May 11: European Champions Cup Finals
May 11-12: Rugby League Challenge Cup sixth round
May 17-18: Rugby Union Pro14 semi-finals
May 24: Rugby Union Premiership semi-finals
May 25: Rugby Union Pro14 Finals
May 25-26: Super League Magic Weekend

Soccer:

An absolute huge month of football with tons of big time matches taking place. From the Champions League to the Europa League to the FA Cup, there is just tons of football to consume this month.

May 1: Champions League semi-finals, first legs
May 2: Europa League semi-finals, first legs
May 4: Women’s FA Cup Finals
May 7-8: Champions League semi-finals, first legs
May 9: Europa League semi-finals,second legs
May 12: Premier League final round of matches
May 18: FA Cup Final
May 18: UEFA Women’s Champions League Finals
May 18-19: Scottish Premiership final round of matches
May 25: Scottish Cup Final
May 25-27: EFL Playoffs
May 29: UEFA Europa League Finals

May 3-19: UEFA European Under-17 Championship
May 5-17: UEFA Women’s Under-17 Championship
May 12-26: Africa U-17 Cup of Nations
May 22-29: Recopa Sundamericana
May 23-June 15: FIFA U-20 World Cup

Tennis:

One of tennis’ Grand Slams takes this month as the French Open comes our way from Paris.

May 26-June 9: French Open

Wrestling:

Last September saw over 10,000 people attend a live wrestling show as the Young Bucks and Cody ran All In. This was the first time that had been done by a non-WWE group in the US in over 20 years. The group is back with their own company and a show called Double or Nothing, and they will do it again from a sold-out MGM Grand Arena.

The week before WWE is throwing one of their marquee events of the year with Money in the Bank.

May 19: WWE Money in the Bank
May 25: AEW Double or Nothing

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