Summer sports schedule: What’s next after the NBA Finals

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It was a busy weekend in the sports world with the Golden State Warriors winning the NBA title and Matt Fitzpatrick winning the 122nd US Open at the Country Club.

Without basketball and the third major championship of the golf season behind us some fanatics may feel empty in their stomachs as they search for sports on their TV guide.

At AS English, we’re here to point you in the right direction for those of you who are lost after the NBA Playoffs.

Hockey

We’re deep in the Stanley Cup Finals as the Tampa Bay Lightning look for back-to-back but trail the Colorado Avalanche ahead of Game 4. Game 4 will be played Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET, and if necessary, Game 5 will be Friday, Game 6 Sunday and Game 7 Tuesday.

Baseball

The good news is that if you’re a baseball fan, you’ll have an endless buffet of games to watch until mid-July. There will be a brief break for the Mid Summer Classic on the weekend of July 19. After the All-Star break, it’s full steam ahead into the playoffs and the World Series.

The College World Series is currently underway as eight teams battle to be crowned the kings of college baseball. Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Arkansas, Auburn, Stanford and Ole Miss are all looking for a place in the championship game on June 27.

Golf

There is only one major left in the golf season. The Open Championship will be played at the legendary Old Course in St. Andrews. Colina Morikawa will be looking to defend her title after winning the Open last year at St. George’s Golf Club. The first round begins Thursday, July 14.

Charles Schwartzel was the winner of the first LIV golf tour, even in London earlier this month. The second event will be played at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Course in Portland, Oregon. Schwartzel will join a group of players including Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Reed and Rickie Fowler in the second event of the LIV Golf tour.

Tennis

The world’s best tennis players travel to the All England Club as Novak Djokovic and Ashleigh Barty to defend their titles in Wimbledon qualifying which started today, and the first round will start on June 27 with the The women’s final will be played on July 9 and the men’s final on July 10.

The fourth and final Grand Slam will be played across the pond as Flushing Meadows, New York hosts the US Open from August 29 to September 11.

Soccer

With the World Cup taking place in November, major European leagues will also be forced to start their seasons in a few weeks. The first matchday of the EPL will be played on August 5 when Crystal Palace host Arsenal from Selhurst Park Stadium.

The La Liga schedule hasn’t been announced yet, but it’s expected to start the season around the same time as England.

Soccer

The long-awaited return of the National Football League is so close you can almost feel the tailgates and hear the clatter of the skates. The preseason kicks off August 4 when the Las Vegas Raiders host the Jacksonville Jaguars in the Hall of Fame Game at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, Canton, OH. The pre-season will last until August 28 with the regular season opener kicking off at Sofi Stadium on September 8. as the defending champion Los Angeles Rams host the Buffalo Bills.

The college football program’s season begins two weekends before NFL Week 1, with Austin Peay taking on Western Kentuky. On the same day, Northwestern and Nebraska will kick off their season from Dublin, Ireland for the Aer Lingus College Football Classic.

It may seem like there’s a void with the end of the basketball season, but the rest of the sports world will keep us entertained until the NBA gets going again in the fall.

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