October 2018 Sporting Events Calendar

Posted: September 1, 2018

October is a huge month for sports as the MLB World Series playoffs begin along with the NBA and NHL seasons playing their first official games of the year.

The World Series is the big highlight as the entire playoffs will be within the month of October. The Red Sox and Astros are the favorites in the American League while the Dodgers and Cubs are favored in the National League. There are a lot of young teams that could make their mark this postseason as well so this should be exciting.

There’s been a ton of changes to the NBA with Kawhi Leonard going to Toronto and LeBron James going to the Lakers, but the favorites are still the Golden State Warriors. They are one of the best teams ever and will look for their fourth title in five years.

We’ll also see the return of the NHL. Hopefully, Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals have stopped partying since their Cup win and are ready to defend.

This month will also see the beginning of the 2019 PGA Tour season, a full slate of exciting college and NFL games and so much more. The complete schedule for October 2018 is below.


This is an exciting month for baseball as the playoffs start and a champion will be crowned. The MLB playoff schedule will look like this:

October 2: NL Wild Card Game
October 3: AL Wild Card Game
October 4: MLB Division Series Begin
October 12: MLB Championship Series Begin
October 23: World Series Begins
October 31: World Series Game 7 (if necessary)


The NBA season is here! Opening Week is jam packed with marquee match-ups including:

October 16: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics
October 16: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Golden State Warriors
October 19: Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors
October 20: Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers


October 6: Artur Beterbiev vs. Callum Johnson
October 20: Gavin McDonnell vs. Daniel Roman
October 20: Demetrius Andrade vs. Billy Joe Saunders
October 27: Dominic Boesel vs. Enrico Koelling


October 10, 13, 17, 20 & 23: Sri Lanka vs. England ODIs
October 27: Sri Lanka vs. England, T20


October 25-28: 2018 European Championship


The NFL is in full swing this month with some big marquee games including:

October 7: Seattle Seahawks vs. Los Angeles Rams
October 14: Kansas City Chiefs vs. New England Patriots
October 15: San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers
October 28: New Orleans Saints vs. Minnesota Vikings

Don’t forget about college football as well. Some of October’s best games are:

October 6: Texas vs. Oklahoma
October 13: Georgia vs. LSU
October 20: Michigan vs. Michigan State
October 27: Clemson vs. Florida State


October brings us the start of the 2019 PGA Tour season.

European Tour

October 4-7: Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
October 11-14: British Masters
October 18-21: Andalucia Valderrama Masters
October 25-28: WGC – HSBC Champions China

Champions Tour

October 12-14: SAS Championship
October 19-21: Dominion Energy Charity Classic
October 26-28: Invesco QQQ Championship


October 4-7: UL International Crown
October 11-14: LPGA KEB HANA Bank Championship
October 18-21: Buick LPGA Shanghai
October 25-28: Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship

Senior LPGA Tour

October 11-17: Senior LPGA Championship

PGA Tour

October 4-7: Safeway Open
October 11-14: CIMB Classic
October 18-21: The CJ Cup Nine Bridges
October 25-28: WGC – HSBC Champions China


The NHL season is also kicking off this month with a few notable games during the first week:

October 3: Montreal Canadiens vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
October 3: Boston Bruins vs. Washington Capitals
October 5: San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings
October 7: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Chicago Blackhawks
October 9: Calgary Flames vs. Nashville Predators
October 10: Las Vegas Knights vs. Washington Capitals

Horse Racing:

October 7: 2018 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

Mixed Martial Arts:

Conor McGregor makes his much awaited return to UFC in a full month of MMA action.

October 6: UFC 229: Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
October 12: Bellator 207: Mitrione vs. Bader
October 13: Bellator 208: Fedor vs. Sonnen
October 27: UFC Fight Night: Oezdemir vs. Smith

Motor Sports:

Formula One

October 7: 2018 Japanese Grand Prix
October 21: 2018 United States Grand Prix
October 28: 2018 Mexican Grand Prix


October 7: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Dover
October 14: 1000Bulbs.com 500
October 21: Hollywood Casino 400
October 28: First Data 500


October 1-13: 2018 Emerging Nations World Championship
October 5-6: 2018 Africa Cup Sevens
October 13: Super League Grand Final
October 27: England vs. New Zealand, first Test


October 6: Totteham Hotspur vs. Cardiff City
October 7: EPL: Liverpool vs. Manchester City
October 11: UEFA Nations: Israel vs. Scotland
October 12: UEFA Nations: Croatia vs. England
October 12: UEFA Nations: Austria vs. Northern Ireland
October 13: Republic of Ireland vs. Denmark
October 15: UEFA Nations: Spain vs. England
October 15: UEFA Nations: Bosnia and Herzegovina vs. Northern Ireland
October 16: UEFA Nations: Republic of Ireland vs. Wales
October 21: SPD: Barcelona vs. Sevilla FC
October 27: EPL: Manchester United vs. Everton


October 7-14: 2018 Shanghai Masters
October 22-28: WTA Finals – Singapore
October 29-November 3: 2018 WTA Elite Trophy


This is a landmark month for WWE as they have their first ever all-women’s event, Evolution.

October 6: WWE Super Show-Down
October 28: WWE Evolution

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