Nineteen reasons to be excited this new year

2019 has been declared an awesome year in the world of sports. Lovers and fans should get ready for what the new year has in store.

19 reasons to be exited;

1. Super League returns

On the 31st of January, the Betfred Super League would return to our screens on, with the reigning champions Wigan beginning the defence of their title against St Helens on the opening night.

The weekend would be full of action as well as highly-competitive.

2. Super Bowl LIII

It is sometimes argued to be the biggest sporting event in the world and it is a spectacle as no one puts on a show like the Americans do with regards to Super Bowl. 

We are all in awe of what this 2019's big game haa in store for us on February 3.

3. England Women's Six Nations

From the 1st of February, there would be a broadcast of all five of the England Women's Six Nations fixtures which will start in Dublin as they take on Ireland.

There will also be a conclusion on the tournament coverage with England hosting Scotland at Twickenham on the 6th of March, where the women's game follows on from the men's.

4. Who is ready for the Carabao Cup?

The glory of the Carabao Cup would be claimed on February 24.

Pep Guardiola's side hopes to retain the trophy - but first they must play against League One Burton.

5. A huge season of F1

Lewis Hamilton will seek to become the second driver in history to win up to six F1 world championships. Joining him would be Brits Lando Norris and George Russell, who both would embarking on their debut seasons in F1 at McLaren and Williams.

6. AJ back in the ring

Anthony Joshua is set to return in April, he would defend his three heavyweight world titles. However, the craze focuses on whether Deontay Wilder will be in the opposite corner.

7. Premier League title race finale

It is ranking up to be one of the most thrilling title races in the history of Premier League with the unbeaten Liverpool in charge of setting a frantic pace at the top.

Will the reigning champions Manchester City overthrown them and become the first team to retain the title since Manchester United in 2009?  Will Tottenham continue their recent momentum? Or will Liverpool hold on to the top spot?

8. The EFL promotion race and play-offs

Football drama is not limited to only the Premier League and throughout the EFL, there is sure to be plenty of excitement as different teams would battle for the automatic promotion places.

After that, there is the drama and tension of the play-offs, with the finals shown from Wembley on May 25, 26 and 27.

9. New WNBA season

The 2019 WNBA kicks off in with the Seattle Storm aiming for a successful defence of the title they recently won for the third time by sweeping the Washington Mystics 3-0 in September 2018.

10. The Nations League finals

England's bid for 2018 World Cup ended at the semi-final stage but still they have another shot at silverware when the Nations League returns to the screens in June.

11. NBA finals

The best in the East would meet the best in the West over seven games in the months of May and June to decide the destiny of the NBA Championship.

12. Royal Ascot

Ascot Racing comes in March with plenty to look forward to on and off the track.

Also, the Royal Meeting in June will bring us pomp and circumstance, royalty and fashion, without forgetting some of the most expensive thoroughbreds money can bring. 

13. ICC Cricket World Cup final

Eoin Morgan's 50-over side rose in formidable fashion from the wreckage of a dismal 2015 World Cup to sit proudly on top of the ICC One-Day rankings.

The finals on July 14, is a date to watch out for.

14. Netball World Cup

The main action begins on July 12 and runs through to the final on July 21. There are high that Tracey Neville and England will follow Commonwealth gold with a first-ever World Cup crown.

15. The Open

Golf's oldest championship will make a historic return to Northern Ireland for the first time in 68 years as Francesco Molinari will be looking to defend his title as the 148th Open Championship will come to Royal Portrush from July 18-21.

16. The men's and women's Ashes

England will be aiming to regain their urn in August and September 2019 in as much style as they retained it in 2015.

17. Rugby World Cup warm-ups

Eddie Jones' side will take on Wales and Ireland at Twickenham on the 11th of August and the 24th of August respectively before facing Italy at St James' Park on Friday September 6, all live on Sky Sports.

18. Solheim Cup

The 16th edition of this prestigious event will take place at Gleneagles from the 13th-15th of September and Scotland's own Catriona Matthew will captain the European team against an American side led by Juli Inkster.

19. The darts

There is no letting up as the Premier League begins in the Newcastle on February 7, and expands to 17 rounds including trips to Berlin and a double header in Amsterdam. London's iconic O2 will host the Finals on May 23.