These are among the top sports events of the week. Coverage of most of these events will move on this circuit:
FRIDAY, Oct. 6
Various sites — football, World Cup qualifying: EUROPE: Georgia vs. Wales, Kosovo vs. Ukraine, Liechtenstein vs. Israel, Italy vs. FYROM, Ireland vs. Moldova, Spain vs. Albania, Croatia vs. Finland, Turkey vs. Iceland, Austria vs. Serbia. AFRICA: Mali vs. Ivory Coast. CONCACAF: United States vs. Panama, Mexico vs. Trinidad and Tobago, Costa Rica vs. Honduras.
thru 8, Beijing — tennis, ATP-WTA, China Open.
thru 8, Tokyo — tennis, ATP, Japan Open.
thru 10, Bloemfontein, South Africa — cricket, South Africa vs. Bangladesh, 2nd test.
thru 10, Dubai, United Arab Emirates — cricket, Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka, 2nd test.
thru 8, Scotland — golf, European Tour, Dunhill Links Championship.
thru 8, Spain — auto racing, WRC, Spanish Rally.
thru 9, Montreal — gymnastics, world championships.
SATURDAY, Oct. 7
Various sites — football, World Cup qualifying: EUROPE: Gibraltar vs. Estonia, Sweden vs. Luxembourg, Faroe Islands vs. Latvia, Bosnia and Herzegovina vs. Belgium, Cyprus vs. Greece, Switzerland vs. Hungary, Belarus vs. Netherlands, Bulgaria vs. France, Andorra vs. Porugal. AFRICA: South Africa vs. Burkina Faso, Uganda vs. Ghana, Nigeria vs. Zambia, Cameroon vs. Algeria, Libya vs. Congo DR, Guinea vs. Tunisia, Cape Verde Islands vs. Senegal, Morocco vs. Gabon.
Cape Town, South Africa — rugby, Rugby Championship, South Africa vs. New Zealand.
Mendoza, Argentina — rugby, Rugby Championship, Argentina vs. Australia.
Ranchi, India — cricket, India vs. Australia, 1st T20.
Stuttgart, Germany — boxing, Chris Eubank Jr. vs. Avni Yildirim for Eubank’s IBO super middleweight title.
SUNDAY, Oct. 8
Various sites — football, World Cup qualifying: EUROPE: Denmark vs. Romania, Slovenia vs. Scotland, Slovakia vs. Malta, Kazakhstan vs., Armenia, Lithuania vs. England, Poland vs. Montenegro, Norway vs. Northern Ireland, Germany vs. Azerbaijan, Czech Republic vs. San Marino. AFRICA: Egypt vs. Congo.
Suzuka, Japan — auto racing, F1, Japanese GP.
MONDAY, Oct. 9
Europe — football, World Cup qualifying: Serbia vs. Georgia, Israel vs. Spain, Ukraine vs. Croatia, Iceland vs. Kosovo, Finland vs. Turkey, Wales vs. Ireland, Moldova vs. Austria, Albania vs. Italy, FYROM vs. Liechtenstein.
thru 15, Shanghai — tennis, ATP, Shanghai Masters.
thru 15, Hong Kong — tennis, WTA, Hong Kong Open.
thru 15, Linz, Austria — tennis, WTA, Ladies Linz.
thru 15, Tianjin, China — tennis, WTA, Tianjin Open.
TUESDAY, Oct. 10
Various sites — football, World Cup qualifying: ASIA: Australia vs. Syria. EUROPE: Luxembourg vs. Bulgaria, Portugal vs. Switzerland, Latvia vs. Andorra, Hungary vs. Faroe Islands, Netherlands vs. Sweden, France vs. Belarus, Belgium vs. Cyprus, Esotnia vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece vs. Gibraltar. SOUTH AMERICA: Paraguay vs. Venezuela, Uruguay vs. Bolivia, Peru vs. Colombia, Brazil vs. Chile, Ecuador vs. Argentina. CONCACAF: Honduras vs. Mexico, Panama vs. Costa Rica, Trinidad and Tobago vs. United States.
Guwahati, India — cricket, India vs. Australia, 2nd T20.
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 11
No new major events.
THURSDAY, Oct. 12
thru 15, Parco Reale di Monza, Italy — golf, European Tour, Italian Open.
thru 15, Incheon, South Korea — golf, US LPGA Tour, KEB Hana Bank Championship.
FRIDAY, Oct. 13
Hyderabad, India — cricket, India vs. Australia, 3rd T20.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates — cricket, Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka, 1st ODI.
SATURDAY, Oct. 14
London — boxing, George Groves vs. Jamie Cox for Groves’ WBA super middleweight title.
New York — boxing, Erislandy Lara vs. Terrell Gausha for Lara’s WBA junior middleweight title; Jermell Charlo vs. Erickson Lubin for Charlo’s WBC junior middleweight title; Jarrett Hurd vs. Austin Trout for Hurd’s IBF junior middleweight title.
Carson, California — boxing, Leo Santa Cruz vs. Chris Avalos for Santa Cruz’s WBA super featherweight title; Abner Mares vs. Andres Gutierrez for Mares’ WBA featherweight title.
SUNDAY, Oct. 15
Kimberley, South Africa — cricket, South Africa vs. Bangladesh, 1st ODI.
thru 22, Mexico City — archery, world championships.