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Bank holiday weekend sport on TV: Bellew vs. Haye, Women’s FA Cup final and more

From boxing and football to golf and cycling, there’s plenty to enjoy this weekend

It’s the early May bank holiday and for sporting fans it promises to be a scorcher.

The weather forecast says the UK is set for record-breaking temperatures, which makes it perfect for end-of-season football or early-season cricket matches. Top-class golf and cycling will also be taking place.

For people staying at home this weekend, there’s plenty of sport to enjoy on television. From the Women’s FA Cup final to heavyweight boxing, here are the weekend’s big sporting events and what to look out for on the box. 


Bellew vs. Haye 2

British heavyweight boxing rivals Tony Bellew and David Haye go head-to-head tomorrow in their rematch at The O2 in London. The bout will be shown live on Sky Sports Box Office and costs £19.95. The Daily Express says that the ring walks are scheduled for 10.30pm and the fight should start at 10.45pm. 


Tour de Yorkshire

The Tour de Yorkshire men’s cycling race will be shown live on ITV 4 this weekend. Tomorrow’s third stage is live from 1pm to 6pm and Sunday’s fourth stage is live from 12 midday to 5.30pm. 


Women’s FA Cup final: Arsenal vs. Chelsea

It’s the Women’s FA Cup final tomorrow at Wembley Stadium between Arsenal and Chelsea – and tickets are still available. The match kicks off at 5.30pm and will be shown live on the BBC.

Premier League

The Premier League relegation survival fight continues with Stoke City taking on Crystal Palace in the early match tomorrow. But the weekend’s live EPL action starts tonight with Manchester United travelling to Brighton.

Premier League fixtures – tonight

  • Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Manchester United (8pm, live on Sky Sports)

Tomorrow (3pm unless stated)

  • Stoke City vs. Crystal Palace (12.30pm, live on Sky Sports
  • AFC Bournemouth vs. Swansea City 
  • Leicester City vs. West Ham United 
  • Watford vs. Newcastle United 
  • West Bromwich Albion vs. Tottenham Hotspur 
  • Everton vs. Southampton (5.30pm, live on BT Sport)


  • Manchester City vs. Huddersfield Town (1.30pm, live on Sky Sports
  • Arsenal vs. Burnley (4.30pm) 
  • Chelsea vs. Liverpool (4.30pm, live on Sky Sports)
English Championship

It’s the last day of the Championship season on Sunday. At the top of the division, Cardiff and Fulham are battling to secure second spot and promotion to the Premier League. Cardiff’s home match with Reading is live on Sky Sports Football at 12.30pm. 

Other football

Sky Sports will also bring live matches from Spain’s La Liga and Major League Soccer in the US. BT Sport will present live coverage from the Serie A in Italy, Germany’s Bundesliga and Ligue 1 in France. 



The European Tour’s GolfSixes tournament takes place tomorrow and on Sunday at the Centurion Club in St Albans. If you can’t get there to watch it, Sky Sports Golf will be broadcasting live from midday each day. 


Indian Premier League (IPL)

The IPL has matches all weekend. All games are live on Sky Sports

  • Saturday, 5 May: Chennai Super Kings vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore (11.30am); Sunrisers Hyderabad vs. Delhi Daredevils (3.30pm) 
  • Sunday, 6 May: Mumbai Indians vs. Kolkata Knight Riders (11.30am); Kings XI Punjab vs. Rajasthan Royals (3.30pm) 
  • Monday, 7 May: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore (3.30pm)

Rugby Union

Army vs. Navy

There’s plenty of rugby union action across the world this weekend, but perhaps the biggest match is tomorrow’s clash at Twickenham between the Army and the Navy. Tickets are sold out, but it’s live on Sky Sports Arena at 3pm. 

Premiership Rugby

BT Sport will broadcast two Aviva Premiership Rugby games simultaneously tomorrow.

  • Newcastle Falcons vs. Wasps (4pm, live on BT Sport 2) 
  • Sale Sharks vs. Leicester Tigers (4pm, live on BT Sport 3)
Other rugby union matches live on TV

Meanwhile, Sky Sports will show live coverage of matches in Super Rugby, Guinness PRO14 and Top 14 in France.   

Super Rugby fixtures – tomorrow

  • 8.35pm: Hurricanes vs. Lions 
  • 10.45am: Waratahs vs. Blues 
  • 2.05pm: Stormers vs. Bulls

Guinness PRO14 quarter final fixtures – tomorrow

  • 3.15pm: Munster vs. Edinburgh 
  • 4.15pm: Sharks vs. Highlanders

Top 14

  • 8pm: Castres vs. Oyonnax 
  • 8pm: La Rochelle vs. Stade Francais


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