THE FRENCH OPEN is here and Roland Garros promises to throw up plenty of action on the clay. Rafael Nadal won an unprecedented tenth title in last year's men's tournament while Jelena Ostapenko secured her first grand slam as she beat Simona Halep in the women's final. When does the French Open start? The French Open begins on Sunday, May 27. The draw was made at 7pm on Thursday, May 24 and can be viewed here. What TV channel is the French Open on and can I live stream it? Viewers will be spoilt for choice in the UK. ITV 1 and ITV 2 have the broadcasting rights. British Eurosport will also have live coverage. What are the latest odds on the French Open? Rafael Nadal is the massive favourite to land an 11th Roland Garros title. He has not been beaten on clay since his loss to Dominic Thiem in Rome last May. The women’s draw is a much more wide-open affair. Simona Halep, who lost last year's final to the unseeded Jelena Ostapenko is favourite with the bookies, while Elina … [Read more...] about French Open: Live streaming, start time and what TV channel is Roland Garros 2018 on?
Ellen J. Horrow USA TODAY Sports Published 11:38 p.m. UTC May 26, 2018 Essential information you need to get ready for Sunday's 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500, the showcase race of the Verizon IndyCar Series at Indianapolis Motor Speedway: START TIME: Two-time Olympic slopestyle skiing medalist Nick Goepper will serve as the grand marshall and will call drivers to report to their cars. The "Command to Start Engines" will commence at 12:14 p.m. ET followed by the green flag at 12:21 p.m. ET. RACE DISTANCE: The Indy 500 is 200 laps around the legendary 2.5 mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway for a total of 500 miles. NATIONAL ANTHEM: Kelly Clarkson will perform the national anthem prior to the race. Clarkson previously sang the anthem at the 2011 Indy 500 when she collaborated with Seal. TV/RADIO SCHEDULE: ABC will broadcast the race and has a pre-race show beginning at 11 a.m. ET. For radio, all Verizon IndyCar Series races are broadcast live on the Advance Auto … [Read more...] about Indy 500 2018: Start time, Lineup, TV schedule, key race information, more
Matilda The Musical has broken with West End convention to bring its start time forward by half an hour, after audiences said they wanted more time to head to the bars of London afterwards. Matilda, the Royal Shakespeare Company musical which is now at the Cambridge Theatre, has altered its start time to 7pm in response to its audience research. More than 5,000 regular theatregoers were asked when they would prefer shows to start, with the significant majority of those responding selecting 7pm. Just five per cent chose 7.30pm, the current start time for nearly all West End shows. Asked for their reasoning, audiences gave three common explanations: arranging a babysitter, making it back to homes outside London on the last train, and having more time for drinks after the show. As a result of the study, weekday performances of Matilda the Musical will begin at 7pm from September onwards. If successful, the change could set the model for other West End shows, with others … [Read more...] about Matilda the Musical moves start time to 7pm as audiences say they want to hit the town afterwards
This year’s Kirkcudbright Academy Half Marathon is to start two hours earlier on May 26. The race has historically got under way at 1pm but, due to increasing temperatures, runners have been battling through the hottest part of the day. In 2017 several runners collapsed due to heat exhaustion – something that has never happened before. In order to avoid a repeat, the race will now set off at 11am. The knock on is that the very popular half marathon walk will also start earlier at 9am. The organisers are very anxious to get the word out about these new start times, especially as the start times have been two hours later for the last 35 years. Registration will now open at 8.30am for the walkers and 9.30am for the runners. As well as avoiding the hottest part of the day, it is hoped that the many visitors to the town will be free to spend the afternoon relaxing in the town or taking part in the Spring Fling which happens over the same weekend. The organisers also wish to … [Read more...] about Half marathon start time brought forward
The Kentucky Derby gets underway Saturday at historic Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. "The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports," this will be the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby, considered the most prestigious horse race of the year. This year's "Run for the Roses" prize is $2 million. What time is the Kentucky Derby today? Post time for the famous race is 6:34 p.m. E.T. However, there are 11 other races on the agenda at Churchill Downs today, starting at 10:30 a.m. Those races will be broadcast on NBC 2:30 p.m. ET, starting with race number eight. Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018 Start Time: 6:34 p.m. ET Location: Churchill Downs TV Channel: NBC Live Stream: fuboTV (free trial available) If you can't make it to Louisville for this year's Kentucky Derby, you can watch the broadcast on NBC TV or stream it online. If you're watching at home, make a Mint Julep, the official drink of the Kentucky Derby. Kentucky Derby Odds Bob Baffert's Justify is still a top … [Read more...] about How to watch the 2018 Kentucky Derby: Start time, live stream and odds