Sports Schedule and Events: NBA Games, NCAA, NASCAR

Looking for a sports schedule of events for all the big games, races and bowls? Whether you’re looking to buy Final Four tickets, find the latest college football bowl schedule, or just learn who is playing in the ACC tournament—we’ve got you covered.

The SFGS Sporting Events and Calendar is a handy way to follow your favorite team or sporting event. Learn more about each event and venue, including key dates, times, locations, ticket purchase information and more. Check out all the exciting sports activities this year. From auto racing to NFL tickets, you’ll find it all here! This page covers the months of May through July – check the menu at the bottom to find the month of interest to you.

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MAY 2018 SPORTS SCHEDULE

From horse racing to basketball, May is a great month for sports fans. The weather is just a little nicer, and it’s fun to enjoy your favorite game with some sunshine on your shoulders.

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Kentucky Derby

May 5, 2018
Churchill Downs
Louisville, KY

The Kentucky Derby is the grand culmination of the two week long Kentucky Derby Festival, held every May in Louisville, Kentucky. Churchill Downs is the site for the exciting Thoroughbred race, known as “The Most Exciting Two Miutes in Sports.” The race has been run every year since 1875. Horses must win the Kentucky Derby to be eligible for the Triple Crown.

Also known as “The Run for the Roses,” the Derby attracts the highest attendance among other horse races in North America. Traditions include women dressed up in elegant and lavish sun hats. The traditional drink of the race is the mint julep, made with…you guessed it: Kentucky Bourbon.

EVENT: kentuckyderby.com

TICKETS: kentuckyderby.com/tickets/2019

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Monster Energy AMA Supercross Finals

May 5, 2018
Sam Boyd Stadium
Las Vegas, NV

EVENT: supercrosslive.com/

TICKETS: supercrosslive.com/tickets

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Kansas Spring Night Race

May 12, 2018
Kansas Speedway
Kansas City, KS

EVENT: kansasspeedway.com

TICKETS: kansasspeedway.com/Buy-Tickets/Buy-Tickets.aspx

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NBA Draft Lottery 

May 15, 2018
Chicago, IL

EVENT: nba.com/draft#/

TICKETS: nba.com/draft#/

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NBA Conference Finals Begin 

May 15-16, 2018
Location TBD

EVENT: nba.com/playoffs#/

TICKETS: ticketmaster.com/nba

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WNBA Opening Games

May 18, 2018
Various Cities

EVENT: wnba.com

TICKETS: wnba.com/tickets/

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Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race

May 19, 2018
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Charlotte, NC

EVENT: charlottemotorspeedway.com/tickets/monster-energy-all-star-race/

TICKETS: charlottemotorspeedway.com/tickets/

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Preakness Stakes

May 19, 2018
Pimlico Race Course
Baltimore, MD

EVENT: preakness.com

TICKETS: preakness.com/preakness-infieldfest

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NCAA Lacrosse Championships

May 26-28, 2018
Gillette Stadium
Foxborough, MA

EVENT: ncaa.com/championships/lacrosse-men/d1

TICKETS: ncaa.com/tickets/lacrosse-men/d1

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Monaco Grand Prix

(Formula One Monaco Grand Prix)
May 27, 2018  9:10am ET
Circuit de Monaco
Monaco 

EVENT: monaco-grand-prix.com

TICKETS: monaco-grand-prix.com/en/2542-monaco-f1/

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Indy 500

IndyCar Series Indianapolis 500
When is the Indy 500? May 27, 2018
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Speedway, IN 

Each Memorial Day, fans gather to attend one of the biggest auto races in the country—the Indianapolis 500. The Indy Car racing event represents the top level of American Championship Car races. The Indy 500 is known as “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” Begun in 1911, the race has been won by such notable drivers as A.J. Foyt, Al Unser Sr. and Rick Mears. Many race traditions and ceremonies take place during the weekend’s event, including the singing of “Back Home Again in Indiana” and a bottle of milk for the victor.

EVENT: indianapolismotorspeedway.com/events/indy500

TICKETS: indianapolismotorspeedway.com/events/indy500/buy-tickets

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Coca Cola 600

When is the Coca Cola 600? May 27, 2018
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Charlotte, NC

EVENT: charlottemotorspeedway.com/tickets/coca-cola-600/

TICKETS: charlottemotorspeedway.com/tickets/

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French Open

When is the French Open? May 27-June 10, 2018
Roland Garros
Paris, France

The famous clay court surface of Roland-Garros is the site of the French Open each year in late May. The two-week competition is the second of four Grand Slam tournament events. The court’s slow surface, grueling best-of-five-set and seven round pace contribute to the notion of the French Open as the most physically demanding of tennis tournaments. But the results can be worth the effort. Winner’s prize money for the singles tournament was 2.2 million euros (over $2.6 million) in 2018.

EVENT: rolandgarros.com/en-us/

TICKETS: tickets.rolandgarros.com/en/home

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NBA Finals Begin 

May 31, 2018
Location TBD

EVENT: nba.com/playoffs#/

TICKETS: ticketmaster.com/nba

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Women’s College World Series

May 31-June 6, 2018
USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium
Oklahoma City, OK

EVENT: ncaa.com/championships/softball/d1

TICKETS: ncaa.com/tickets/softball/d1

JUNE 2018 CALENDAR OF SPORTS

Summer is kickin’ out and the sports schedule picks up the pace.

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Pocono 400

June 3, 2018
Pocono Raceway
Long Pond, PA

EVENT: poconoraceway.com

TICKETS: poconoraceway.com/pocono-races.html

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MLB Draft 

June 4-6, 2018
Secaucus, NJ

EVENT: m.mlb.com/draft/2018

TICKETS: m.mlb.com/draft/2018

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NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

June 6-9, 2018
Hayward Field
Eugene, OR

EVENT: ncaa.com/championships/trackfield-outdoor/d1

TICKETS: ncaa.com/tickets/trackfield-outdoor/d1

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Belmont Stakes

June 9, 2018
Belmont Park
Elmont, NY

EVENT: belmontstakes.com

TICKETS: belmontstakes.com/tickets/

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FireKeepers Casino 400

June 10, 2018
Michigan International Speedway
Brooklyn, MI

EVENT: mispeedway.com/Events/2018-Events/Sunday-June.aspx

TICKETS: secure.racetickets.com/MISpeedway/ft/public/index.cfm?event=map&eventid=5046

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US Open Golf

June 11-17, 2018
Shinnecock Hills Golf Club
Southampton, NY

The United States Open Championship is the national championship of golf each year in June. The final round usually falls on Father’s Day. The event is held at different locations, but the selection is made with a focus on difficulty of play and accurate driving. The US Open is often highly competitive, with players bunched together with close scoring until the winner emerges. Players skills are challenged by course features including primary roughs, rolling greens and narrow fairways. US Open champions are rewarded with a $2.16 million-dollar prize (2017).

EVENT: usopen.com

TICKETS: usga.org/us-open-golf-tickets.html

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FIFA World Cup Russia

June 14-July 15, 2018
Various Cities
Russia

The World Cup trophy is awarded every four years to the soccer tournament’s winner. Germany represents the curent champion, winning the World Cup in 2014 in Brazil. In 2018 the matches will be held at 12 venues and among 11 host cities in Russia. 32 national teams will compete in the finals, with the championship match to take place July 15, 2018 at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium. The World Cup is the most prestigious and widely-viewed sporting event worldwide. More people watch the World Cup than even the Olympics.

EVENT: fifa.com/worldcup/

TICKETS: fifa.com/worldcup/organisation/ticketing/index.html

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Le Mans 

24 Hours of Le Mans
June 16, 2018
Le Mans, France

EVENT: lemans.org/en

TICKETS: ticket.lemans.org/home-manif-auto

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2018 College World Series

June 16-26, 2018
TD Ameritrade Park
Omaha, NE

TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska is the site of the annual College World Series. 64 teams compete during the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship tournament to determine who plays in the College World Series. The tournament dates back to 1950. USC holds bragging rights to the most titles in the history of the tournament, with a total of 12.

EVENT: ncaa.com/championships/baseball/d1/

TICKETS: ncaa.com/tickets/baseball/d1

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NBA Draft 

June 21, 2018
Barclays Center
Brooklyn, NY

EVENT: nba.com/draft#/

TICKETS: nba.com/draft#/

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NHL Draft 

June 22-23, 2018
Dallas, TX

EVENT: nhl.com/nhl-draft

TICKETS: nhl.com/nhl-draft

JULY SPORTING EVENTS

Wimbledon, Baseball’s All-Star Game and the Tour de France! What’s not to like about July if you’re a serious sports fan?

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Overton’s 400

July 1, 2018
Chicagoland Speedway
Joliet, IL

EVENT: poconoraceway.com/kyle-busch-wins-overtons-400-pocono-raceway.html

TICKETS: poconoraceway.com/ticket/nascar-1

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The Championships, Wimbledon

July 2-15, 2018
All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
London, England

The Championships—known as Wimbledon—is the oldest and most pretigious tennis tournament in the world. The over 140-year-old tournament is held on the grass courts of The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Cllub in London. Wimbledon etiquette requires strict adherence to dress code. The tournament is known for its tradition of fans eating strawberries and cream. Members of the royal family commonly attend matches, seated in the Royal Gallery at Centre Court.

EVENT: wimbledon.com/index.html

TICKETS: wimbledon.com/en_GB/tickets/tickets_what_you_need_to_know.html

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Coke Zero 400

July 7, 2018
Daytona International Speedway
Daytona Beach, FL

EVENT: daytonainternationalspeedway.com

TICKETS: daytonainternationalspeedway.com/Buy-Tickets/Race-Tickets.aspx

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July 7-29, 2018
France

The Tour de France winds its way through French countrysides in multiple stages each year. The race takes place over 3 weeks in July, challenging riders with hills, mountain passes and finishing on the urban streets of Paris. As many as 22 teams participate in the race. Each team consists of nine individual riders. Times for each stage are added for a cumulative score. The lowest score (least time) is declared the winner and is presented with the yellow jersey. The overall winner can pocket about 500,00 euro in prize money.

EVENT: letour.fr/en/

HOW TO WATCH LIVE: freewheelingfrance.com/tour-de-france/watching-the-tour-de-france.html

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MLB All Star Game 

July 17, 2018
Nationals Park
Washington DC

EVENT: mlb.com/all-star

TICKETS: mlb.com/all-star/tickets/

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X Games

July 19-22, 2018
US Bank Stadium
Minneapolis, MN

The popularity of extreme sports is as high as ever, and the X Games is the sport’s showcase event. Begun in 1995, X Games competitors vie for gold, silver and bronze medals as well as prize money. A wide range of sports and athletic abilities are on display at the games, including skateboarding, motocross, snowmobile tricks and snowboard competitions. The high-energy event also prominently features the X Fest music festival. You can listen to live music, get an athlete’s autograph and attend interactive displays.

EVENT: xgames.espn.com/xgames/minneapolis/

TICKETS: xgames.espn.com/xgames/information/minneapolis-2018/tickets

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British Open Championship

July 19-22, 2018
Carnoustie Championship Course
Angus, Scotland

EVENT: www.theopen.com

TICKETS: tickets.theopen.com

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Rugby World Cup Sevens

July 20-22, 2018
AT&T Park
San Francisco, CA

EVENT: rwcsevens.com

TICKETS: rwcsevens.com/tickets

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New Hampshire 301

July 22, 2018
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Loudon, NH

EVENT: nhms.com/events/new-hampshire-301/

TICKETS: nhms.com/tickets/buy-tickets/

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Gander Outdoors 400

July 27-29, 2018
Pocono Raceway
Long Pond, PA

EVENT: poconoraceway.com/gander-outdoors-400-150-events-announced.html

TICKETS:  http://www.poconoraceway.com/ticket/nascar-2

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WNBA All-Star Game

July 28, 2018
Target Center
Minneapolis, MN

EVENT: wnba.com/news/minnesota-lynx-host-verizon-wnba-star-2018/

TICKETS: lynx.wnba.com/allstar/

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