We’ve got another action-packed weekend of sports action. With the baseball season winding down, and the pennant races heating up, every game is important. We have a major-like event on the PGA Tour this week, as the players will be playing in The Tour Championship. Believe it or not, college football kicks its season off this weekend with a limited slate of games. This weekend also marks the end of the NFL preseason, so we know that the real season is just days away. We can’t forget this weekend’s NASCAR events either. Let’s take a look at the top events for the upcoming sports weekend.
Top Sports Events for This Weekend – August 27 – August 28
Major League Baseball
With just under 40 games left in the season, the pennant chase is coming down to the wire. The Atlanta Braves will travel to St. Louis to take on the Cardinals this weekend. These are two of the hottest teams in baseball right now. The Braves are just 1.5 games behind the New York Mets for the NL East lead. The Cardinals are looking to pull away from the Brewers and take control of the NL Central.
Another important series being played is between the Baltimore Orioles and the Houston Astros in Houston. Baltimore is on the outside looking in when it comes to the playoffs, and they’re fighting to stay in the hunt. Houston has the AL West in hand, but now they’re fighting the Yankees for the top spot in the American League.
The Yankees have been slumping, and their lead in the AL East has been cut dramatically. They’ll head to Oakland for a long weekend series which could be just what they need to get back on the winning track.
The Tour Championship is being played this weekend in Atlanta at the East Lake Country Club. This event is for the top 30 money winners on the tour this past season. The field includes Scottie Scheffler, Xander Shauffele, Cameron Smith, Patrick Cantlay, Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm, Collin Morikawa, Jordan Spieth, and Tony Finau. When you get a group of 30 golfers like this together, you’re bound to see some great action.
College Football Season
For you college football fans, it’s “Week 0” of the 2022 season. With 11 games on the slate, those of you who have missed college football will be thrilled that it’s back. Some of the teams in action this weekend include Florida State, Illinois, Nebraska, and North Carolina.
NFL Preseason Action
It’s the final weekend of NFL Preseason action. Teams will have two more weeks of training camp, and then the season will kick off. We may see some starters in action, but many teams have chosen not to let any of their starters see the field.
The NASCAR world heads to one of the most famous tracks in the world, the Dayton International Speedway, for the Coke Zero Sugar 400 on Saturday night. Any time the circuit is at Daytona, there’s sure to be some fireworks. Some of the favorites include Chase Elliott, Denny Hamlin, Ryan Blaney, and Bubba Wallace.