Even though we no longer have the NFL to entertain us, there’s still plenty of sports to go around. For the baseball fans, the start of Spring Training signifies that the start of the season is just around the corner. For the tennis fans, the new season has started, and the finals of the first Grand Slam event of the season are just hours away. We have lots of great college and NBA action, and we can’t forget the PGA Tour Event. Let’s take a look at this weekend’s slate of sporting events, and we’ll highlight some of the best ones of the weekend.
Top Sports Events for This Weekend – Feb. 20 – Feb. 21
In the NBA, we’ll see some great matchups. Saturday night’s primetime matchup will feature a rematch of last season’s NBA Finals, as the Miami Heat will head out west to take on the defending champions, the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers have continued right where they left off last season, as they have one of the best records in the NBA. As for the Heat, they have struggled with injuries, and have just never gotten things going. A huge win over the Lakers could be just the momentum boost that the Heat needs.
In the college basketball world, we’ll see some great Big 12 matchups on Saturday, as #13 West Virginia will travel to Austin to take on the 12th-ranked Texas Longhorns. In the other top Big 12 game of the day, the Texas Tech Red Raiders, ranked 15th in this week’s poll, will head to Lawrence, Kansas to take on the 23rd-ranked Kansas Jayhawks. On Sunday, we’ll see one of the biggest games of the Big 10 season, as the #3 Michigan Wolverines will face off against the #4 Ohio State Buckeyes in a clash of two teams tied for the Big 10 lead.
PGA Tour – 2021 Genesis Invitational
For the golf fans, we’ll head to sunny southern California for the Genesis Invitational. This event is loaded with some of the tours top names, as Jordan Spieth, Patrick Cantlay, Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm, Bryson DeChambeau, Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Xander Schauffele, Brooks Koepka, Adam Scott, and Sergio Garcia headline the event. The Riviera Country Club is one of the most pristine courses on tour, so the players love to play at this course. Although there will be no fans to make it feel like one of golf’s majors, we should still see plenty of great golf from this very fine field of the world’s best.
2021 Australian Open
In the land down under, the first Grand Slam event of the tennis season is wrapping up, as we’ll see the finals of the 2021 Australian Open. On Saturday, a surprise entrant has qualified for the women’s finals, as American Jennifer Brady will take on the favorite, Naomi Osaka. In the men’s finals, the top men’s player in the world, Novak Djokovic will await the winner of Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas. Tsitsipas upset Rafael Nadal to get into the semi finals. The men’s final should be an exciting end to a great Australian Open.