SPORTS FIXTURES PACK IN THE PATRONS WITH THE SPORT ON LIVE AND LOUD. HERE ARE YOUR MAY HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE MONTH AHEAD, INCLUDING THE A-LEAGUE GRAND FINAL AND NHL STANLEY CUP.
The Grand Final regular season front-runners Perth could be in line to win their first ever A-League title while perennial powerhouses Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory will always be contenders. When: Sat 18 May or Sun 19 May, time and teams TBC Channel: Fox Sports and 10 Bold
May sees the Conference Semi-Finals and Finals play plus Game 1 of the best of seven NBA Finals. The NBA Finals continue into June. When: Wed 15 May Conference Finals, 11am. Fri 31 May NBA Finals, 11am Channel: ESPN HD
The hockey post-season concludes while the Stanley Cup Finals begin. The NHL Playoffs and Conference Finals bring your venue actionpacked live coverage throughout the month before the best of seven Stanley Cup Finals begin. When: Sat 11 May Conference Finals, 9am. Tue 28 May Stanley Cup Finals, 10am Channel: ESPN HD
Adelaide’s cross-city rivals go head-to-head on Saturday 11 May from 7:40pm, on a day when fans can catch five live games, including Carlton v Collingwood. The rest of the month is chock-full too. When: 17 May 8:10pm West Coast v Melbourne; all 18 May: 1:45pm Brisbane v Adelaide; 1:45pm Collingwood v St Kilda; 4:35pm Geelong v Bulldogs; 7:25pm North Melbourne v Sydney; 7:25pm Essendon v Fremantle; 19 May 3:20pm Richmond v Hawthorn; 24 May 7:50pm Sydney v Collingwood. Channels: Fox Sports, Fox Footy, Channel 7 and 7 Mate
NEXT MONTH The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 gets underway 30 May with hosts England v South Africa, then Pakistan v West Indies 31 May. Australia’s title defence gets underway in June against Afghanistan. Over in Paris, Roland Garros French Open tennis takes place 26 May to 9 June on Fox Sports and SBS. When: ICC Cricket World Cup 30 May to 14 July and Roland Garros 26 May to 9 June Channel: Fox Cricket. Australia games, semi-finals and final, Fox Cricket and Channel 9 *All times are AEST
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