Upcoming sports events and broadcasts – August 2021

The world of sport is a vast and tricky one to navigate, with fans bombarded by hundreds of options to choose from every day. Even for fans who know what they’re looking for, working out which streaming services show certain sports can be a full-time job in itself. Thankfully, Canstar Blue is here to help you sit back, relax and enjoy the game, listing the upcoming sporting events, seasons and matches – as well as where you can watch them – for the month of August in this article. If you’re ready for kick-off, read on.

Sports to watch in August

August 2021 will see the English Premier League start up for its 29th year, along with the 2020 Olympics wrapping up. Fans can also enjoy a blockbuster test cricket series between England and India, as well as the Paralympics in Tokyo getting underway near the tail end of the month. The regular season also continues for the following codes:

  • NRL
  • AFL
  • MLB

Check out where you can watch each sport below.

Stream Sports with Kayo

Love streaming? Love sports? Kayo is a streaming platform that provides access to a wealth of sports, from basketball to cricket, motorsports and soccer. Click ‘go to site’ for more details.

Brand Subscription Type No. of Screens/same time viewing Advertised Cost^^/month
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Basic Subscription

  • More than 15,000 hours of sport on-demand
  • Watch on 2 screens at the same time
  • 14 days FREE trial (New Customers Only)

min. cost $25 over 1 month

2No. of Screens /same time viewing $25Advertised Cost/month Go To Site
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Premium Subscription

  • More than 15,000 hours of sport on-demand
  • Watch on 3 screens at the same time
  • 14 days FREE trial (New Customers Only)

min. cost $35 over 1 month

3No. of Screens /same time viewing $35
Advertised Cost/month
Go To Site
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Telstra Exclusive Offer – Basic Subscription

  • Special Offer: Save $10/mth on Kayo for 12 months
  • Available to Telstra customers only. T&Cs Apply
  • Stream over 50 sports, Live & On Demand
  • Watch on 2 screens at the same time – Add up to 5 profiles

min. cost $15/mth first 12 months then $25/mth

2No. of Screens /same time viewing $25$15
Advertised Cost/month
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Watch the 2021/22 Premier League in August

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As it creeps towards its 30th year of what we’ve come to know as the English Premier League, August will see the best of English football battle it out for supremacy once again. For the first time since their inception, Brentford will be playing Premier League football, while, Norwich and Watford make their returns to the top flight after just one season in the second tier. Unfortunately for Sheffield United, West Bromwich Albion and Fulham, their respective seasons led to them dropping to the Championship.

Manchester City experienced yet another dominant season in the Premier League after an emphatic end to the season, in which Manchester United dropped off their tails. City will be looking for their sixth title in the modern Premier League, with added fuel to the flame for the English players across the competition after a disappointing end to their Euro 2020 campaign. It will be a competitive season in football’s most esteemed domestic competition.

Watch the England v India Test Series in August

How’s that one?! If you imagined that being said in an English accent then you’re well on your way to being prepared for the upcoming test series between England and current world number two India. These two sides know each other well, after a four-match test series in India, where the hosts comprehensively decompartmentalised an inexperienced English squad.

Now on home soil in conditions far more suited to the team’s strengths, England will be looking to get one back at Virat Kohli’s increasingly capable roster. James Anderson will be itching to surpass Anil Kumble’s total wicket haul of 619 to become the third highest wicket-taker of all time in test cricket, while Joe Root will have yet another selection nightmare, with bowlers aplenty but batsmen seemingly hard to come by. Virat Kohli will want to assert himself as the best in the world following a slew of performances disparate to the master batsman, meaning it’s a test series that could potentially go down in the history books.

Watch the Tokyo Paralympics in August

Kicking off a few weeks after the Olympic closing ceremony, the 2020 Paralympics showcases an unparalleled display of athleticism. Starting up on August 24 and concluding September 5, the Tokyo Summer Paralympics features a slightly altered list of events, including:

  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Boccia
  • Cycling (Road & Track)
  • Equestrian
  • Football 5-a-side
  • Goalball
  • Judo
  • Paracanoe
  • Paratriathlon
  • Powerlifting
  • Rowing
  • Shooting
  • Sitting volleyball
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Taekwondo
  • Wheelchair basketball
  • Wheelchair fencing
  • Wheelchair rugby
  • Wheelchair tennis

Watch the NRL in August


August will see Rounds 20-24 of the NRL get underway as the competition draws to a close. Matches can be watched via free-to-air TV, or through Kayo and Foxtel.

Watch the AFL in August

August will see Rounds 21-23 of the AFL kick-off, with August the final month of the regular season. Matches can be watched via free-to-air TV, or through Kayo and Foxtel.

Watch the MLB in August

Baseball fans can catch MLB action almost everyday in August, as the 2021 MLB season carries onwards. Fans can catch the action on Kayo and ESPN.

Picture credit: Prostock-studio/shutterstock.com, NRL.com, EPL.com 

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