Sport calendar 2014

From the French Open and Royal Ascot through to the World Cup and Commonwealth Games, BBC Sport picks out the key sporting events in 2014.

APRIL

19-5 May: World Snooker Championship, Sheffield

20: F1: Chinese Grand Prix, Shanghai

22-23, 29-30: Champions League semis

24, 1 May: Europa League semis

25-27: Heineken Cup semi-finals

27 MotoGP: Argentina Grand Prix

Spain's Rafael Nadal hits a return to Britain's Andy Murray during their men's semi final match in the French Open tennis championship at the Roland Garros stadium, on June 3, 2011, in Paris.

MAY

3-4: Racing: Guineas Festival, Newmarket

4: MotoGP: Spanish Grand Prix, Jerez

7-11: Badminton Horse Trials

7-11: Cycling: Women's Tour of Britain

8: Women's Football: World Cup qualifiers: England v Ukraine

9: Athletics: Diamond League, Doha

9-1 June: Cycling: Giro d'Italia

9-11: Greene King IPA Championship play-off semi-finals first leg

11: F1: Spanish Grand Prix

11: End of Premier League season

14: Europa League final, Turin

16-18: Greene King IPA Championship play-off semi-finals second leg

17: FA Cup final

17: Scottish Cup final

17: Athletics: Diamond League, Shanghai

17-18: Rugby League: Super League Magic Weekend, Manchester

17-18: Diving: World Championships, London

18: MotoGP: France Grand Prix, Le Mans

20: Cricket: England v Sri Lanka T20 (d/n), The Oval

22, 25, 28, 31, 3: Cricket: England v Sri Lanka ODIs

22-25: Golf: PGA Championship, Wentworth

23: Rugby Union: Challenge Cup final, Cardiff

24: Football: Champions League final, Lisbon

24: Rugby Union: Heineken Cup final, Cardiff

24: League Two Play-off final, Wembley

25: F1: Monaco Grand Prix, Monte Carlo

25-8 June: Tennis: French Open, Roland Garros

25: League One Play-off final, Wembley

26: Championship Play-off final, Wembley

29: Greene King IPA Championship play-off final first leg

30-1 June: Rowing: European Championships, Belgrade

31: Rugby Union: Premiership final, Twickenham

31-15 June: Hockey: World Cup (men's and women's), Hague

Daniel Welbeck, Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard on England duty (l-r)

JUNE

1: MotoGP: Italy Grand Prix, Mugello

4: Greene King IPA Championship play-off final second leg

5: Athletics: Diamond League, Rome

6: Racing: The Oaks, Epsom

7: Racing: The Derby, Epsom

7: Athletics: Diamond League, Eugene

7: Rugby Union: New Zealand v England, South Africa v Wales, United States v Scotland, Argentina v Ireland

8: F1: Canadian Grand Prix, Montreal

9-14: Tennis: Queen's

11: Athletics: Diamond League, Oslo

12-13 July: Football: World Cup, Brazil

12-16: Cricket: England v Sri Lanka 1st Test, Lord's

12-15: Golf: US Open, Pinehurst

14: Rugby Union: New Zealand v England, South Africa v Wales, Canada v Scotland, Argentina v Ireland

14: Athletics: Diamond League, New York

14: Women's Football: World Cup qualifiers: Belarus v England

15: MotoGP: Catalonia GP, Barcelona

16-21: Tennis: Eastbourne

17-21: Racing: Royal Ascot

19: Women's Football: World Cup qualifiers: Ukraine v England

20-24: Cricket: England v Sri Lanka 2nd Test, Headingley

20-22: Rowing World Cup, France

21: Rugby Union: New Zealand v England, Argentina v Scotland

21-22: Athletics: European Team Championships, Germany

22: F1: Austrian Grand Prix (Spielberg)

23-6 July: Tennis: Wimbledon

26-29: Equestrian: Hickstead

27-29: Athletics: British Championships, Birmingham

28 June: Rugby Union: South Africa v Scotland

28: MotoGP: Netherlands Grand Prix, Assen

Chris Froome defends his Tour de France title in July

JULY

3: Athletics: Diamond League, Lausanne

6: F1: British Grand Prix, Silverstone

5: Athletics: Diamond League, Paris

5-27: Cycling: Tour de France (Stage 1 Leeds to Harrogate)

9-13: Cricket: England v India, 1st Test, Trent Bridge

10-13: Golf: Women's Open, Royal Birkdale

11-12: Athletics: Diamond League, Glasgow

11-13: MotoGP: German Grand Prix, Sachsenring

11-13: Rowing World Cup, Lucerne

13: Football: World Cup final, Rio de Janeiro

17-20: Golf: The Open, Royal Liverpool

17-21: Cricket: England v India, 2nd Test, Lord's

18: Athletics: Diamond League, Monaco

20: F1: German Grand Prix, Hockenheim

20: Athletics: London Anniversary event

22-26: Horse Racing: Glorious Goodwood

23-3 Aug: Commonwealth Games, Glasgow

27-31: Cricket: England v India 3rd Test, Southampton

27: F1: Hungarian Grand Prix

29-2 Aug: Racing: Glorious Goodwood

NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01: Abhinav Mukund of India watches as Tim Bresnan and Andrew Strauus of England drop a catch diving for the same ball during the second npower Test match between England.

AUGUST

1-17: Women's Rugby World Cup, France

7-11: Cricket: England v India, 4th Test, Old Trafford

7-10: Golf: PGA Championship, Valhalla

10: FA Community Shield, Wembley

10: MotoGP: Indianapolis GP

12: Football: Uefa Super Cup, Cardiff

12-17: Athletics: European Championships, Zurich

13-16: Cricket: England v India, Women's Test, Wormsley

13-24: Aquatics: European Championships, Berlin

15-19: Cricket: England v India, 5th Test, Oval

17: MotoGP: Czech Republic GP, Brno

16-28: World Youth Games, China

16: Premier League football season starts

21: Athletics: Diamond League, Stockholm

21: Women's Football: World Cup qualifiers: Wales v England

18-23: IPC European Athletics, Swansea

21, 23, 25: Cricket: England v India, Women's ODIs

23: Rugby League: Challenge Cup final, Wembley

23: Cricket: Twenty20 finals day, Edgbaston

23-14 Sept: Cycling: Tour of Spain

24: Athletics: Diamond League, Birmingham

24: F1: Belgium Grand Prix, Spa

24-31: Rowing: World Championships, Amsterdam

25-8 Sept: Tennis: US Open, New York

25, 27, 30, 2, 5 Sept: Cricket: England v India, ODIs

26-1 Sept: Triathlon: World Series Grand Final, Canada

28: Athletics: Diamond League, Zurich

31: MotoGP: British GP, Silverstone

SEPTEMBER 2014

1, 3, 7: Cricket: England v South Africa, Women's T20 internationals

2, 5: Cricket: England v India, ODIs

5: Athletics: Diamond League, Brussels

7: F1: Italian Grand Prix, Monza

7: Athletics: Great North Run

7: England v India T20 international

8-21: Sailing: World Championships, Santander

13: Racing St Leger, Doncaster

14: MotoGP: San Marino GP, Misano

17: Women's Football: World Cup qualifiers: Montenegro v England

21: MotoGP: Aragon GP, Aragon (Spain)

20-28: Cycling: World Road Championships, Spain

21: F1: Singapore Grand Prix

23: Cricket: Final County Championship fixtures start

26-28: Golf: Ryder Cup, Gleneagles

28: MotoGP: Brazil GP, Brasilia

Mercedes AMG Petronas British driver Lewis Hamilton steers his car ahead of his teammate German driver Nico Rosberg during the Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix at Sakhir circuit in Manama on April 6, 2014.

OCTOBER 2014

3-12: Gymnastics: World Artistic Championships, China

5: F1: Japanese Grand Prix, Suzuka

12: MotoGP: Japan GP, Motegi

11: Rugby League: Super League Grand Final, Old Trafford

12: F1: Russian Grand Prix, Sochi

18: October Horse racing, Champions Day, Ascot

19: MotoGP: Australia GP, Phillip Island

20-26: Tennis: WTA Championships, Singapore

26: MotoGP Malaysian GP, Sepang

31-1 Nov: Racing: Breeders' Cup, Santa Anita, California

NOVEMBER 2014

2: F1: US Grand Prix, Austin

4: Racing: Melbourne Cup

8: Rugby Union: England v New Zealand, Ireland v South Africa, Scotland v Argentina, Wales v Australia

9: F1: Brazilian Grand Prix, Sao Paolo

9: MotoGP: Valencia

10-17: Tennis: ATP World Finals, London

15: Rugby Union: England v South Africa, Scotland v New Zealand, Wales v Fiji

22: Rugby Union: England v Samoa, Ireland v Australia, Scotland v Tonga, Wales v New Zealand

23: F1: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Yas Marina

29: Rugby Union: England v Australia, Wales v South Africa

DECEMBER 2014

3-7: Swimming: World Short Course Championships, Doha

26: Racing: King George VI Chase, Kempton Park.