April – May – 2017

April

11-12: Football – Champions League quarter-finals, first legs

12-16: Cycling – Track World Championships, Hong Kong

13: Football – Europa League quarter-finals, first legs

15 Apr-1 May: Snooker – World Championship, Sheffield

16: Formula 1 – Bahrain Grand Prix

18-19: Football – Champions League quarter-finals, second legs

22 Apr-3 June: Football – Women’s Spring Series

18-23: Swimming – British Championships, Sheffield

20: Football – Europa League quarter-finals, second legs

22-23: Football – FA Cup and Scottish Cup semi-finals

22-23: Rugby union – European Rugby Champions Cup and Challenge Cup semi-finals

23: Athletics – London Marathon

23-29: Ice hockey – Great Britain hosting World Championship Division 1B, Belfast

28-30: Cycling – Tour de Yorkshire

29: Boxing – Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko, heavyweight world title fight, Wembley Stadium

30: Formula 1 – Russian Grand Prix, Sochi

Premier League champions Leicester City
The Premier League and Scottish Premiership seasons come to a climax on 21 May

May

2-3: Football – Champions League semi-finals, first legs

3-7: Equestrian – Badminton Horse Trials

4: Football – Europa League semi-finals, first legs

5 & 7: Cricket – England v Ireland, ODIs

5-28: Cycling – Giro d’Italia

6: Horse racing – 2,000 Guineas, Newmarket

9-10: Football – Champions League semi-finals, second legs

11: Football – Europa League semi-finals, second legs

12: Rugby union – European Rugby Challenge Cup final, Edinburgh

13: Football – Women’s FA Cup final, Wembley

13: Rugby union – European Rugby Champions Cup final, Edinburgh

14: Formula 1 – Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona

20: Football – League One Play-off Final, Wembley

20-21: Rugby league – Magic Weekend, Newcastle

20-21: Rugby union – World Sevens Series, Twickenham

21: Football – Premier League and Scottish Premiership seasons end

22 May-5 Jun: Tennis – French Open, Roland Garros

24: Football – Europa League final, Stockholm

24, 27 & 29: Cricket – England v South Africa, ODIs

26 May-3 Jun: Sailing – America’s Cup qualifiers, Bermuda

27: Football – FA Cup final and Scottish Cup final

27: Rugby union – Premiership final, Twickenham

27: Rugby union – Pro12 Grand Final, Dublin

28: Formula 1 – Monaco Grand Prix

28: Football – League Two Play-Off Final, Wembley

28: Rugby union – England XV v Barbarians, Twickenham (Old Mutual Wealth cup)

29: Football – Championship Play-Off Final, Wembley

29 May-5 Jun: Table tennis – World Championships, Dusseldorf, Germany

England captain Heather Knight
England’s women will be looking for World Cup glory on home turf in 2017