The Premier League returns with a bang from the international break early with the North London Derby early on Saturday afternoon.
Wincanton Racecourse has a quality National Hunt meeting this weekend. Saturday is exactly the sort of day to whet the appetite at this early stage of the winter and in the Badger Ales Trophy we have one of the biggest races of the season so far.
The Grand Slam of Darts is a tournament unlike any other in the darting calendar. For every other week in the year, the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) and British Darts Organisation (BDO) host tournaments in direct competition with each other. But, for one week only, the best players from both organisations compete against one another at the Grand Slam. The Grand Slam also has a group stage before the usual knockout rounds. That gives the event a unique feel and helps provide top class sporting drama at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall.
After winning the WGC HSBC Champions in Shanghai, Justin Rose hopped on a plane to Turkey and repeated the trick with victory at the Turkish Airlines Open. That win has taken Rose to within 135,000 points of Tommy Fleetwood at the top of the Race to Dubai rankings. However, the Olympic champion is not competing at the Nedbank Golf Challenge this week which gives Fleetwood the chance to sew up the title with victory in Sun City.
The weather is beginning to turn in America. With winter starting to take hold, the PGA Tour are heading to warmer climes for the OHL Classic at Mayakoba. Held at El Camaleon Golf Club in the tourist resort of Playa del Carmen on Mexico’s east coast, this tournament continues to grow in popularity with big names including Rickie Fowler, Patrick Reed and Zach Johnson making their debut this week.