2020 sports schedule: NHL Game 7s on tap; An updated look at this year’s calendar

This year has been like any other due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and that includes the sports season. When the pandemic hit in March, sporting events around the world were canceled or postponed. Some leagues and tournaments were forced to cancel, others paused with the hope of restarting, but all had to adjust in some way.

As the world continues to navigate the pandemic, many sports leagues that paused in March have since created a plan to restart found a safe way to carry out their season. For instance, the NBA and NHL have “bubbles” for players to live. In other sports, fans are not permitted at many events and new health protocols have been put in place.

Stay up to date with what games are on by checking out our daily schedule of sporting events.

Today’s sporting events:

Friday, September 4

All times Eastern


  • Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins, 2:10 p.m.
  • Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 4:05 p.m.
  • Washington Nationals vs. Atlanta Braves, 4:10 p.m.
  • Toronto Blue Jays vs. Boston Red Sox, 4:10 p.m.
  • New York Yankees vs. Baltimore Orioles, 5:05 p.m.
  • Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit Tigers, 5:10 p.m.
  • Miami Marlins vs. Tampa Bay Rays, 6:40 p.m.
  • Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds, 7:05 p.m.
  • Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets, 7:10 p.m.
  • Milwaukee Brewers vs. Cleveland Indians, 7:10 p.m.
  • Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays, 7:10 p.m.
  • Washington Nationals vs. Atlanta Braves, 7:10 p.m.
  • Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals, 8:05 p.m.
  • New York Yankees vs. Baltimore Orioles, 8:05 p.m.
  • St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs, 8:15 p.m.
  • Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels, 9:10 p.m.
  • Texas Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners, 9:10 p.m.
  • San Diego Padres vs. Oakland Athletics, 9:40 p.m.
  • Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, 9:40 p.m.
  • Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Francisco Giants, 9:45 p.m.
  • NBA:

    • Milwaukee Bucks vs. Miami Heat, 6:30 p.m.
    • Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers, 9 p.m.


    • Dallas Stars vs. Colorado Avalanche, 4 p.m.
    • Vancouver Canucks vs. Vegas Golden Knights, 9 p.m.


  • Chicago Sky vs. Washington Mystics, 7 pm.
  • Minnesota Lynx vs. Dallas Wings, 8 p.m.
  • Seattle Storm vs. Los Angeles Sparks, 10 p.m.

  • US Open:

    • No. 8 Petra Martic vs. Varvara Gracheva, 11 a.m.
    • No. 4 Naomi Osaka vs. Marta Kostyuk, 12 p.m.
    • No. 7 David Goffin vs. 26 Filip Krajinovic, 12 p.m.
    • No. 5 Alexander Zverev vs. No. 32 Adrian Mannarino, 1:30 p.m.
    • No. 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas vs. No. 27 Borna Coric, 3:30 p.m.
    • No. 1 Novak Djokovic vs. No. 28 Jan-Lennard Struff, 7 p.m.
    • No. 6 Petra Kvitova vs. Jessica Pegula, 9 p.m.

    Here’s an overall look at the current 2020 sports calendar:

    FedEx Cup: August 20 – September 7, 2020

    Golf’s FedEx Cup Playoffs include the Northern Trust in Norton, Massachusetts, the BMW Championship in Olympia Fields, Illinois and the Tour Championship, played in Atlanta, Georgia.

    Kentucky Derby: September 5, 2020

    The Kentucky Derby was originally scheduled for May 2. It is typically the first race of the Triple Crown but instead will be the second race.

    24 Hours of Le Mans: September 19 – 20, 2020

    Initially scheduled for June 13-14, the 24 Hours of Le Mans to September 19-20.

    French Open: September 20 – October 4, 2020

    The tennis tournament will be held at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France.

    Ryder Cup: September 25 – 27, 2020

    The 43rd Ryder Cup Matches will be held on the Straits course at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wisconsin.

    Preakness Stakes: October 3, 2020

    The Preakness Stakes was rescheduled from May 16 to October 3. It will conclude the Triple Crown. 

    NBA Draft: October 16, 2020

    The draft will take place six weeks after the draft lottery. If the lottery takes place on the predicted August 25 date, the draft will be on October 15. 

    Breeders’ Cup: November 6 – 7, 2020

    The 2020 Breeders’ Cup will be held in front of fans when it returns to Keeneland Association In in Lexington, Kentucky.

    Masters: November 12 – 15, 2020

    The Masters were moved to November, meaning there could be two Masters in five months. 

    U.S. Women’s Open: December 10 – 13, 2020

    The USGA rescheduled the U.S. Women’s Open from the original June 4-7 date. It will be played over two courses due to less daylight in December.

    2020 Summer Olympics: Summer 2021

    The 2020 Summer Olympics were moved to 2021, but could still look a lot different when they are played. The IOC could decide to limit fans or have no fans at all at the games for health reasons.

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