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Sport on TV this weekend: Premier League, Australian Open, Masters snooker, NFL

Arsenal face Chelsea in a Premier League London derby at the Emirates

There’s plenty of sporting action to watch on the box this weekend including top-flight football, Champions Cup rugby union, Masters snooker and Australian Open grand slam tennis.

On Saturday evening the big match in the Premier League sees Arsenal take on London rivals Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium while in the EFL Championship Swansea City host Sheffield United.

Australian Open tennis continues in Melbourne with the men’s and women’s third and fourth rounds.

On Sunday the Masters snooker concludes with the final at Alexandra Palace in London and across the Atlantic it’s the NFL conference championship matches.

Here we look at the live sport TV listings for tonight, tomorrow and Sunday.

Friday 18 January

Masters snooker quarter-finals
  • 7pm: Barry Hawkins vs. Neil Robertson 
  • 1pm-5pm: BBC Two 
  • 7pm-8pm: BBC Two (not BBC Two Wales) 
  • 7pm-11pm: BBC Red Button
Champions Cup rugby union
  • Edinburgh Rugby vs. Montpellier (7.45pm, live on BT Sport 2
  • Newcastle Falcons vs. RC Toulon (7.45pm, live on BT Sport 3)
Championship football
  • Norwich City vs. Birmingham City (7.45pm, live on Sky Sports)
PGA golf
  • Desert Classic round two (8pm, live on Sky Sports Golf; 11.15pm, live on Sky Sports Main Event)

Saturday 19 January

Australian Open: men’s and women’s third round

The Melbourne tennis grand slam will be shown live in the UK on Eurosport. The Radio Times reports that Amazon Prime customers can subscribe to the Eurosport player for six months for £0.01. The BBC will show highlights.

Golf
  • Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship final round (7am, live on Sky Sports Golf) 
  • Desert Classic PGA Tour round three (8pm, live on Sky Sports Golf; 11pm, live on Sky Sports Main Event)
One-day international cricket
  • South Africa vs. Pakistan (10.55am, live on Sky Sports Cricket; 3.15pm, live on Sky Sports Main Event)
Masters snooker semi-finals
  • 1pm: Ronnie O’Sullivan vs. Ding Junhui
  • TBC: Judd Trump vs. Barry Hawkins or Neil Robertson
  • 1.15pm-4.30pm: BBC One 
  • 4.30pm-5.30pm: BBC Two 
  • 7pm-11pm: BBC Two
Premier League football
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Leicester City (12.30pm, live on Sky Sports) 
  • Arsenal vs. Chelsea (5.30pm, live on BT Sport 1)
Scottish FA Cup
  • Celtic vs. Airdrieonians (5.15pm, live on Premier Sports)
EFL Championship football
  • Swansea City vs. Sheffield United (5.30pm, live on Sky Sports)
Champions Cup rugby union
  • Cardiff Blues vs. Lyon (1pm, live on BT Sport 3) 
  • Saracens vs. Glasgow Warriors  (1pm, live on BT Sport 2) 
  • Leicester Tigers vs. Ulster (3.15pm, live on BT Sport 2) 
  • Racing 92 vs. Scarlets  (4.15pm, live on BT Sport 3) 
  • Castres vs. Gloucester (5.30pm, live on BT Sport 3) 
  • Munster vs. Exeter Chiefs (5.30pm, live on BT Sport 2)

Sunday 20 January

Australian Open: men’s and women’s fourth round

The Melbourne tennis grand slam will be shown live in the UK on Eurosport. The BBC will show highlights.

2019 Masters snooker final
  • Best of 19 frames (eight in first session) 
  • 1pm-5.15pm: BBC Two 
  • 7pm-11pm: BBC Two
Premier League football
  • Huddersfield Town vs. Manchester City (1.30pm, live on Sky Sports) 
  • Fulham vs. Tottenham Hotspur (4pm, live on Sky Sports)
Champions Cup rugby union
  • Toulouse vs. Bath Rugby (3.15pm, live on BT Sport 2) 
  • Wasps vs. Leinster Rugby (3.15pm, live on BT Sport 3)
NFL American football
  • NFC Conference Championship: Los Angeles Rams at New Orleans Saints (8.05pm, live on Sky Sports) 
  • AFC Conference Championship: New England Patriots at Kansas City Chiefs (11.40pm, live on Sky Sports)
PGA Tour golf
  • Desert Classic final round (8pm, live on Sky Sports Golf)

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