Sporting calendar 2018: Major events of the year

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BBC Sport picks out the key sporting events of 2018 including the Winter Olympics, Commonwealth Games, football's World Cup, England's cricket matches and Formula 1 races.

The month-by-month list will be updated with further fixtures and events as they are confirmed but please bear in mind that dates and venues are subject to change.

To find out what BBC Sport covers live click here for our weekly what's on guide and visit our live guide for direct links to all our live coverage - including text commentaries and additional live streams.

Unmissable events

28-30 September: Golf - Ryder Cup, Le Golf National, Paris

3-14 November: Cricket - Women's World Twenty20, West Indies

Month-by-month calendar

September

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20-27: Judo - World Championships, Baku, Azerbaijan

22: Boxing - WBA, IBF and WBO world heavyweight title fight - Anthony Joshua v Alexander Povetkin, Wembley Stadium

23: Netball - Netball Quad Series 2 - 02:00am - South Africa v England, Hisense Arena, Melbourne

23-30: Cycling - UCI Road World Championships, Innsbruck, Austria

28: Boxing - World Boxing Super Series Final & WBA super-middleweight title fight - George Groves v Callum Smith, King Abdullah Sports City, Saudi Arabia

28-30: Golf - Ryder Cup, Le Golf National, Paris

30: Formula 1 - Russian Grand Prix, Sochi

October

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Image caption The world's best gymnasts head to Doha, Qatar for the 48th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships

4-7: Motorsport - Wales Rally GB

6: Boxing - Interim WBO world super-flyweight title fight - Nicola Adams v Isabel Millan

7: Formula 1 - Japanese Grand Prix, Suzuka

10, 13, 17, 20 & 23: Cricket - Sri Lanka v England ODIs

11: Football - Uefa Nations League - Israel v Scotland

12: Football - Uefa Nations League - Croatia v England; Austria v Northern Ireland

12: Netball - Sunhine Series - Jamaica v England, National Indoor Sports Centre, Kingston

13: Football - Uefa Nations League - Republic of Ireland v Denmark

13: Rugby league - Super League Grand Final, Old Trafford

14: Netball - Sunhine Series - Jamaica v England, National Indoor Sports Centre, Kingston

15: Football - Uefa Nations League - Spain v England; Bosnia and Herzegovina v Northern Ireland

16: Football - Uefa Nations League - Republic of Ireland v Wales

16: Netball: Sunhine Series - Jamaica v England, National Indoor Sports Centre, Kingston

19-21: Taekwondo - Manchester Grand Prix

20: Horse racing - British Champions Day, Ascot

21: Formula 1 - United States Grand Prix, Austin

22-28: Tennis - WTA Finals, Singapore

25 Oct-3 Nov: Gymnastics - World Championships, Doha

27: Cricket - Sri Lanka v England, T20

27: Rugby league - England v New Zealand, first Test, Hull

27-28: Netball - Fast5 Netball World Series, Melbourne, Australia

28: Formula 1 - Mexican Grand Prix, Mexico City

November

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3-24: Cricket - ICC Women's World Twenty20, hosted by West Indies

3: Rugby union - Autumn Internationals - Japan v New Zealand; England v South Africa; Wales v Scotland; Ireland v Italy

3: Rugby league - England v New Zealand second Test, Liverpool

6-10: Cricket - Sri Lanka v England, first Test, Galle

10: Rugby union - Autumn Internationals - England v New Zealand; Wales v Australia; Scotland v Fiji & Ireland v Argentina

10-11: Tennis - Fed Cup final

11: Formula 1 - Brazilian Grand Prix, Sao Paulo

11: Rugby league - England v New Zealand third Test, Leeds

12-18: Tennis - ATP Finals, London

14-18: Cricket - Sri Lanka v England, second Test, Kandy

15: Football - Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland, Dublin

15-18: Golf - DP World Championship, Dubai

16: Football - Uefa Nations League - Wales v Denmark

17: Football - Uefa Nations League - Albania v Scotland

17: Rugby union - Autumn Internationals - England v Japan; Wales v Tonga; Scotland v South Africa & Ireland v New Zealand

18: Football - Uefa Nations League - England v Croatia; Northern Ireland v Austria

19: Football - Uefa Nations League - Denmark v Republic of Ireland

20: Football - Uefa Nations League - Scotland v Israel

23-25: Tennis - Davis Cup final

23-27: Cricket - Sri Lanka v England, third Test, Colombo

24: Rugby union - Autumn Internationals - England v Australia; Wales v South Africa; Scotland v Argentina & Ireland v USA

25: Formula 1 - Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Yas Marina

27: Netball - Vitality Netball International Series - England v Uganda, Echo Arena, Liverpool

27 Nov-9 Dec: Snooker - UK Championship, York

28 Nov-16 Dec: Hockey - Men's World Cup, India

30: Netball - Vitality Netball International Series - England v Uganda, Hisense Arena, Copper Box, London

December

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2: Netball - Vitality Netball International Series - England v Uganda, Hisense Arena, Cooper Box, London

11-16: Swimming - World Short Course Championships, Hangzhou

26: Horse racing - King George VI Chase, Kempton

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