JANUARY

December 30-January 6: Tennis - Hopman Cup men and women team event, Perth

December 31-January 7: Tennis - ATP/WTA Brisbane tournament

1: Alpine skiing - Men's and women's World Cup city events, Oslo

1-6: Tennis - ATP Qatar Open, ATP Pune Open; WTA at Shenzhen and Auckland

4: Alpine skiing - Men's and women's World Cup slaloms, Zagreb

4-7: Golf - USPGA Tournament of Champions, Hawaii

4-8: Cricket - Australia v England Ashes fifth Test, Sydney

5: Cricket - New Zealand v Pakistan first one-day international, Wellington

5-9: Cricket - South Africa v India first Test, Cape Town

6-7: Alpine skiing - Men's World Cup giant slalom and slalom, Adelboden; Women's World Cup giant slalom and slalom, Maribor

6-7: American Football - NFL wild card playoff games

6-20: Motor racing - Dakar Rally in Bolivia, Peru and Argentina

7-13: Tennis - ATP/WTA Sydney International and Hobart

8: Cricket: New Zealand v Pakistan second one-day international, Nelson

9: Alpine skiing - Women's World Cup slalom, Flachau

10-11: Tennis - Fed Cup 1st rd

11-14: Golf - USPGA Hawaii Open; EPGA South African Open

12-14: Golf - Eurasia Cup, Kuala Lumpur

12-14: Alpine skiing: Men's World Cup combined, downhill and slalom, Wengen

12: Cricket - New Zealand v Pakistan third one-day international, Dunedin

13-14: Alpine skiing - Women's World Cup downhill and super-G, Bad Kleinkirchheim

13-17: Cricket: South Africa v India second Test, Centurion

13-14: American Football - NFL divisional round playoff games

13-Feb 4: Football - African Nations Championship in Morocco

14: Cricket: Australia v England first one-day international, Melbourne

15: Cricket: Bangladesh v Zimbabwe one-day international, Mirpur

15-28: Tennis - ATP/WTA Australian Open in Melbourne

12-14: Rugby Union - European Champions Cup, Round 5

16: Cricket - New Zealand v Pakistan fourth one-day international, Hamilton

16, 17 or 18: Football - CAF Super Cup - Wydad Casablanca (MAR) v TP Mazembe (COD), Casablanca

17: Cricket - Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, one-day international, Mirpur

18: Cricket - New Zealand v Pakistan fifth one-day international, Wellington

18-21: Golf - USPGA CareerBuilder Challenge, La Quinta; EPGA Abu Dhabi Championship

19: Cricket - Australia v England second one-day international, Brisbane

19: Cricket - Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, one-day international, Mirpur

19-21: Alpine skiing - Men's World Cup super-G, downhill and slalom, Kitzbuhel

20-21: Alpine skiing - Women's World Cup downhill and super-G, Cortina d'Ampezzo

20-21: Rugby Union - European Champions Cup, Round 6

21: Cricket - Australia v England third one-day international, Sydney

21: Cricket - Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, one day-international, Mirpur

21: American Football - NFL conference championship games

22: Cricket - New Zealand v Pakistan first Twenty20 match, Wellington

23: Cricket - Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, one-day international, Mirpur

23: Alpine skiing - Women's World Cup giant slalom, Kronplatz

23: Alpine skiing - Men's World Cup slalom, Schladming

24-28: Cricket - South Africa v India third Test, Johannesburg

25: Cricket - New Zealand v Pakistan second Twenty20 match, Auckland

25: Cricket - Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, one-day international, Mirpur

25-28: Golf - USPGA Torrey Pines Open, San Diego; EPGA Dubai Desert Classic; LPGA Pure Silk Classic, Bahamas

25-28: Rallying - Monte-Carlo

26-28: Rugby Union - World Rugby Sevens Series, Sydney

26-28: Alpine skiing - Women's World Cup combined, giant slalom and slalom, Lenzerheide

26: Cricket - Australia v England fourth one-day international, Adelaide

27: Racing - Pegasus World Cup, Gulfstream Park

27-28: Ice hockey - NHL All-Star Weekend at Tampa Bay, Florida

27-28: Alpine skiing - Men's World Cup downhill and giant slalom, Garmisch-Partenkirchen

28: Cricket - Australia v England fifth one-day international, Perth

28: Cricket - New Zealand v Pakistan third Twenty20 match, Tauranga

29-February 4: Tennis - WTA St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy and Taiwan

30: Alpine skiing - Men's and women's World Cup city events, Stockholm

31-Feb 4: Cricket - Bangladesh v Sri Lanka first Test, Chittagong

FEBRUARY

1: Cricket - South Africa v India first one-day international, Durban

1-4: Golf - USPGA Phoenix Open; EPGA Maybank Championship, Kuala Lumpur

2-4: Tennis - Davis Cup first rd

3: Cricket - Australia v New Zealand, one-day international, Sydney

3: Rugby Union - Six Nations, Wales v Scotland, Cardiff; France v Ireland, Stade de France

3-4: Alpine skiing - Women's World Cup downhill races, Garmisch

3-4: Rugby Union - World Rugby Sevens Series, Hamilton

4: Rugby Union - Six Nations, Italy v England, Rome

4: American Football - Super Bowl at Minneapolis

4: Cricket - South Africa v India second one day international, Centurion

5: Cricket - Afghanistan v Zimbabwe first Twenty20 match, Sharjah

6: Cricket - Afghanistan v Zimbabwe second Twenty20 match, Sharjah

7: Cricket - Australia v England, one-day international, Hobart

7: Cricket - South Africa v India third one-day international, Cape Town

8-12: Cricket - Bangladesh v Sri Lanka second Test, Mirpur

8-11: Golf - USPGA Pebble Beach Pro-Am; EPGA World Super 6, Perth

9-25: Winter Olympics, Pyeongchang

9: Cricket - Afghanistan v Zimbabwe first one-day international, Sharjah

10: Cricket - South Africa v India fourth one-day international, Johannesburg

10: Cricket - Australia v England, one-day international, Melbourne

10: Rugby Union - Six Nations, Ireland v Italy, Dublin; England v Wales, Twickenham

11: Cricket - Afghanistan v Zimbabwe second one-day international, Sharjah

11: Rugby Union - Six Nations, Scotland v France, Edinburgh

12-14: Football - Asian Champions League group stage, matchday 1

12-18: Tennis - ATP ABN Amro World Tennis tournament, Rotterdam; ATP New York Open; WTA at Doha

13: Cricket - New Zealand v England, one-day international, Wellington

13: Cricket - Afghanistan v Zimbabwe third one-day international, Sharjah

13: Cricket - South Africa v India fifth one-day international, Port Elizabeth

13-14: Football - UEFA Champions League, round of 16, first legs

15: Football - Europa League, round of 32, first legs

15-18: Golf - USPGA Genesis Open, Pacific Palisades; EPGA Oman Open; LPGA Australian Open

15: Cricket - Bangladesh v Sri Lanka first Twenty20 match, Mirpur

15-18: Rallying - Sweden

16: Cricket - New Zealand v Australia, one-day international, Auckland

16: Cricket - Afghanistan v Zimbabwe fourth one-day international, Sharjah

16: Cricket - South Africa v India sixth one-day international, Centurion

16-18: Basketball - NBA All-Star Weekend at Los Angeles, California

17: Rugby Union - Super Rugby starts

18: Cricket - New Zealand v England, one-day international, Hamilton

18: Cricket - South Africa v India first Twenty20 match, Johannesburg

18: Cricket - Bangladesh v Sri Lanka second Twenty20 match, Sylhet

19: Cricket - Afghanistan v Zimbabwe fourth one-day international, Sharjah

19-21: Football - Asian Champions League group stage, matchday two

19-25: Tennis - ATP Rio Open; ATP Marseille Open; ATP Delray Beach Open, Florida; WTA Dubai Duty Free Championships; WTA Hungarian Open, Budapest

20-21: Football - UEFA Champions League, round of 16, second legs

21: Cricket - South Africa v India second Twenty20 match, Centurion

22: Football - Europa League, round of 32, first legs

22-25: Golf - USPGA Honda Classic, Palm Beach; EPGA Qatar Masters; LPGA Thailand

23: Rugby Union - Six Nations, France v Italy, Marseille

24: Rugby Union - Six Nations, Ireland v Wales, Dublin; Scotland v England, Edinburgh

24: Cricket - South Africa v India third Twenty20 match, Cape Town

25: Cricket - New Zeland v England first one-day international, Hamilton

25: Football - English League Cup final, Wembley

26-March 3: Tennis - ATP Dubai Duty Championships; WTA/ATP Acapulco tournament; Brazil Open Sao Paolo

28-March 4: Cycling - world track championships, Apeldoorn, Netherlands

28: Cricket - New Zeland v England second one-day international, Tauranga

MARCH

1-4: Golf - WGC Mexico Championship; USPGA Puerto Rico Open; EPGA Tshwane Open, Pretoria; LPGA Women's World Championship

1-4: Athletics - World Indoor Championships, Birmingham, England

1-5: Cricket - South Africa v Australia first Test, Durban

2-4: Rugby Union - World Rugby Sevens Series, Vegas

3: Cricket - New Zeland v England third one-day international, Wellington

3-4: Alpine skiing - Men's World Cup giant slalom and slalom, Kranjska Gora; Women's World Cup super-G and combined, Crans-Montana

5-6: Football - Asian Champions League group stage, matchday three

6: Cricket - New Zeland v England fourth one-day international, Dunedin

6-7: Football - UEFA Champions League, round of 16, second legs

8: Football - UEFA Europa League, round of 16, first legs

8-11: Golf - USPGA Valspar Championship, Palm Harbor; EPGA Indian Open

8-11: Rallying - Mexico

8-18: Tennis - ATP/WTA Indian Wells

9-13: Cricket - South Africa v Australia second Test, Port Elizabeth

9: Cricket - New Zealand v England fifth one-day international, Christchurch

9-10: Alpine skiing - Women's World Cup giant slalom and slalom, Ofterschwang

10: Rugby Union - Six Nations, Ireland v Scotland, Dublin; France v England, Stade de France

10-11: Rugby Union - World Rugby Sevens Series, Vancouver

10-11: Alpine skiing - Men's World Cup downhill and super-G, Kvitfjell

11: Rugby Union - Six Nations, Wales v Italy, Cardiff

12-14: Football - Asian Champions League group stage, matchday four

13-14: Football - UEFA Champions League, round of 16, second legs

13-16: Racing - Cheltenham National Hunt Festival

14-18: Alpine skiing - Men's and women's World Cup finals at Are, Sweden

15: Football - UEFA Europa League, round of 16, second legs

15-18: Golf - USPGA Arnold Palmer Invitational, Bay Hill; EPGA Philippines Golf Championship; LPGA Bank of Hope Founders Cup, Phoenix

17: Rugby Union - Six Nations, Italy v Scotland, Rome; England v Ireland, Twickenham; Wales v France, Cardiff

17: Cycling - Milan-Sanremo

18: MotoGP - Qatar GP, Losail

19-27: Football - International friendlies

21-April 1: Tennis - WTA/ATP Miami Open

21-22: Football - UEFA Women's Champions League, quarter-finals, first legs

21-25: Golf - WGC World Matchplay, Austin

22-25: Golf - LPGA Kia Classic, Carlsbad; USPGA Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship

22-26: Cricket - New Zealand v England first Test, Auckland

22-26: Cricket - South Africa v Australia third Test, Cape Town

23-24: Football - African Cup of Nations, qualifying matches

24: Athletics - World Half Marathon Championships, Valencia

25: Formula One - Australian Grand Prix, Melbourne

28-29: Football - UEFA Women's Champions League, quarter-finals, second legs

29-April 1: Golf - ANA Inspiration (women's major) at Rancho Mirage, California; USPGA Houston Open

29-April 1: Rugby Union - European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup, quarter-finals

30-April 3: Cricket - New Zealand v England second Test, Christchurch

30-April 3: Cricket - South Africa v Australia fourth Test, Johannesburg

31: Football - French League Cup final, Bordeaux

APRIL

1: Cycling - Tour of Flanders

2: Racing - Dubai World Cup

2-4: Football - Asian Champions League group stage, matchday five

2-8: Tennis - WTA at Charleston, Monterrey

3-4: Football - UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, first legs

4-15: Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast

4-May 31: Cricket - Indian Premier League

5: Football - UEFA Europa League, quarter-finals, first legs

5-8: Rallying - France

5-8: Golf - The US Masters (major) at Augusta National, Georgia

6-8: Rugby Union - World Rugby Sevens Series, Hong Kong

6-8: Tennis - Davis Cup quarter-finals

7: Ice hockey - NHL regular season ends

8: Cycling - Paris-Roubaix

8: Formula One - Bahrain GP, Sakhir

8: MotoGP - Argentina GP, Termas de Rio Hondo

9-15: Tennis - ATP at Marrakech, Houston; WTA at Lugano, Bogota

10-11: Football - UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, second legs

11: Basketball - NBA regular season ends

11-14: Golf - LPGA Lotte Championship, Hawaii

12: Football - UEFA Europa League, quarter-finals, second legs

12-15: Golf - USPGA RBC Heritage, Hilton Head

14: Basketball - NBA playoffs begin

14: Racing - Grand National at Aintree

15-22: Tennis - ATP at Monte Carlo

15: Formula One - Chinese GP, Shanghai

16-18: Football - Asian Champions League group stage, matchday six

17-19: Football - CONCACAF Champions League final, first leg

19-22: Golf - USPGA Texas Open; EPGA Trophee Hassan II, Rabat; LPGA Hugel-JTBC Championship, Los Angeles

20-22: Rugby Union - European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup, semi-finals

21: Football - Spanish Copa del Rey final

21-22: Football - UEFA Women's Champions League, semi-finals, first legs

21-22: Tennis - Fed Cup semi-finals

22: Cycling - Liege-Bastogne-Liege

22: MotoGP - America GP, Texas

23-29: Tennis - ATP at Barcelona and Budapest; WTA at Stuttgart, Istanbul

28-29: Football - UEFA Women's Champions League, semi-finals, second legs

24-26: Football - CONCACAF Champions League final, second leg

24-25: Football - UEFA Champions League semi-finals, first legs

26: Football - UEFA Europa League, semi-finals, first legs

26-29: Golf - USPGA New Orleans Classic; EPGA China Open; LPGA at San Francisco

26-29: Rallying - Argentina

27-28: Rugby Union - Pro 14, final round of league matches

29: Formula One - Azerbaijan GP, Baku

30-May 6: Tennis - ATP at Munich, Estoril and Istanbul; WTA at Prague, Rabat

MAY

1-2: Football - UEFA Champions League semi-finals, second legs

3: Football - Europa League semi-finals, second legs

3-6: Golf - USPGA Quail Hollow Championship; LPGA Texas Classic

4: Athletics - Doha Diamond League

4-6: Rugby Union - Pro 14, playoff first round

4-20: Ice Hockey - IIHF World Championships, Copenhagan, Denmark

5: Racing - English 2,000 Guineas; Kentucky Derby

5: Rugby Union - French Top 14, final round of league matches; English Aviva Premieship, final round of league matches

5-6: Golf - EPGA GolfSixes

5-27: Cycling - Giro d'Italia

6: MotoGP - Spain GP, Jerez

6: Racing - English 1,000 Guineas

6: Football - La Liga, El Clasico Barcelona-Real Madrid

6-13: Tennis - ATP at Madrid

7-13: Tennis - WTA at Madrid

8: Football - French Cup final, Stade de France

9: Football - Italian Cup final, Stadio Olimpico, Rome

10-13: Golf - USPGA Players Championship, TPC Sawgrass; EPGA Verdura Open

11: Rugby Union - Europan Challenge Cup final, Bilbao

11-15: Cricket - Ireland v Pakistan only Test, Dublin

12: Athletics - Diamond League Shanghai

12: Football - Bundesliga season ends

12: Rugby Union - European Champions Cup final, Bilbao

13: Football - Premier League season ends

13: Formula One - Spanish GP, Barcelona

13-20: Tennis - ATP/WTA at Rome

16: Football - UEFA Europa League final, Lyon

17-20: Golf - USPGA AT&T Byron Nelson, Dallas; EPGA Belgian Knockout; LPGA Kingsmill Championship, Virginia

17-20: Rallying - Portugal

18-20: Rugby Union - Pro 14 playoff semi-finals

19: Football - FA Cup final, Wembley Stadium

19: Football - German Cup final, Olympic Stadium, Berlin

19: Racing - Preakness Stakes, middle leg of the American Triple crown

19: Football - French Ligue 1 season ends

20: MotoGP - France GP, Le Mans

20: Football - Spanish La Liga season ends

20: Football - Italian Serie A season ends

20-26: Tennis - ATP at Geneva, Lyon

21-26: Tennis - WTA at Nuremberg, Strasbourg

24: Football - UEFA Women's Champions League final, Kiev

24-27: Golf - EPGA BMW PGA Championship, Wentworth; USPGA Dean & Deluca Invitational, Fort Worth; LPGA Volvik Championship, Michigan

24-28: Cricket - England v Pakistan first Test, Lord's

25-27: Rugby Union - French Top 14 semi-finals, Lyon

26: Football - UEFA Champions League final, Olympic Stadium, Kiev

26: Rugby Union - Premiership final, Twickenham; Pro 14 final, Dublin

26: Athletics - Prefontaine Classic, Eugene

27: Formula One - Monaco GP, Monte Carlo

28-June 10: Tennis - WTA/ATP French Open in Paris

28-29: Rugby Union - World Rugby Sevens Series, Singapore

31: Athletics - Golden Gala Pietro Mennea, Rome (Diamond League)

31: Basketball - NBA Finals begin

31-June 3: Golf - US Women's Open Championship (major) at Shoal Creek, Alabama; USPGA Memorial Tournament, Muirfield Village; EPGA Italian Open

JUNE

1: Racing - Epsom Oaks

1-5: Cricket: England v Pakistan second Test, Leeds

2: Racing - Epsom Derby

2: Rugby Union - French Top 14 final, Stade de France

2-3: Rugby Union - World Rugby Sevens Series, London

3: MotoGP - Italy GP, Mugello

3: Racing - French Derby at Chantilly

6-10: Cricket - West Indies v Sri Lanka first Test, Port of Spain

7: Athletics - Oslo Bislett Games (Diamond League)

7-10: Golf - USPGA St Jude Classic, Memphis; EPGA Shot Clock Masters, Vienna

7-10: Rallying - Italy

8-10: Golf - LPGA Classic, New Jersey

8-10: Rugby Union - World Rugby Sevens Series, Paris

9: Racing - Belmont Stakes, third leg of the American Triple crown

9-16: Rugby Union - Wales tour of Argentina (2 Tests)

9-23: Rugby Union - France tour of New Zealand (3 tests); Ireland tour of Australia (3 tests); England tour of South Africa (3 Tests)

10: Athletics - Bauhaus Galan, Stockholm (Diamond League)

10: Formula One - Canadian GP, Montreal

10: Cricket - Scotland v England only one-day international, Edinburgh

11-17: ATP at Stuttgart; WTA/ATP at 's-Hertogenbosch, WTA at Nottingham

12-13: Football - FIFA Congress, Moscow

12: Cricket - Scotland v Pakistan first Twenty20, Edinburgh

13: Cricket - England v Australia first one-day international, Oval London

13: Cricket - Scotland v Pakistan first Twenty20, Edinburgh

14-July 15: Football - World Cup kicks off in Russia

14-17: Golf - US Open (major) at Shinnecock Hills, Southampton; LPGA Meijer Classic, Michigan

14-18: Cricket - West Indies v Sri Lanka second Test, Bridgetown

16: Cricket - England v Australia second one-day international, Cardiff

17: MotoGP - Catalunya GP, Catalunya

18-24: Tennis - ATP at Halle and Queen's Club, London; WTA at Birmingham, Mallorca

19-23: Racing - Royal Ascot

19: Cricket - England v Australia third one-day international, Nottingham

21: Cricket - England v Australia fourth one-day international, Chester-le-Street

21: Basketball - NBA draft

21-24: Golf - USPGA Travelers Championship, TPC River Highlands; EPGA BMW International Open, Pulheim

22-24: Golf - LPGA Arkansas Championship

23-27: Cricket - West Indies v Sri Lanka third Test, Gros Islet

24: Cricket - England v Australia fifth one day international, Manchester

24: Formula One - French GP, Le Castellet

25-July 1: WTA/ATP at Eastbourne, ATP at Antalya

26: Football - UEFA Champions League qualifying rounds start

27: Cricket - England v Australia only Twenty20, Birmingham

28: Football - World Cup group stage ends

28-July 1: Golf - Women's PGA Championship (major) at Kildeer, Illinois; EPGA French Open, Paris; USPGA The National

30-July 3: Football - World Cup round of 16

30: Athletics - Meeting de Paris (Diamond League)

30: Racing - Irish Derby at The Curragh