Sport calendar 2015: Major events of the year

BBC Sport picks out the key sporting events of 2015.

2016 CALENDAR

JANUARY

2-10: Darts - BDO World Professional Championships, Lakeside

9-10: Football - FA Cup third round

10-17: Snooker - Masters, Alexandra Palace

12-13: Football - Football League Trophy (Area finals)

14-18: Cricket - South Africa v England third Test, Johannesburg (08:30)

16: Boxing - David Haye v Mark de Mori, O2 Arena, London

16-7 Feb: Football - African Nations Championships, Rwanda

18-31: Tennis - Australian Open, Melbourne

22-26: Cricket - South Africa v England fourth Test, Centurion (08:30)

26-27: Football - League Cup semi-finals

26-27: Football - Football League Trophy (Area finals)

FEBRUARY

3: Cricket - South Africa v England first one-day international, Bloemfontein (11:30)

6: Cricket - South Africa v England second one-day international, Port Elizabeth (11:30)

6: Rugby Union - Six Nations, France v Italy (14:25) and Scotland v England (16:50)

7: Rugby Union - Six Nations, Ireland v Wales (15:00)

7: American Football - Super Bowl 50, San Francisco

9: Cricket - South Africa v England third one-day international, Centurion (11:30)

12: Cricket - South Africa v England fourth one-day international, Johannesburg (11:30)

13: Rugby Union - Six Nations, France v Ireland (14:25) and Wales v Scotland (16:50)

14: Cricket - South Africa v England fifth one-day international, Cape Town(08:00)

14: Rugby Union - Six Nations, Italy v England (14:00)

*16-17: Football - Champions League round of sixteen

*18: Football - Europa League round of 32

19: Cricket - South Africa v England first Twenty20 international, Cape Town (1600)

21: Cricket - South Africa v England second Twenty20 international, Johannesburg (12:30)

23-24: Football - Champions League round of sixteen

*25: Football - Europa League round of 32

26: Rugby Union - Six Nations, Wales v France (20:05)

27: Rugby Unions - Six Nations, Italy v Scotland (14:25) and England v Ireland (16:50)

28: Football - League Cup final, Wembley

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* The list will be updated with further fixtures and events as they are announced; dates and venues are subject to change

* provisional date

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