The best of 2017: April

With such big time events as the Final Four, the return of Major League Baseball, the Masters Tournament, post-season action in both the NBA & NHL, Kentucky Derby prep racing and last but not least the NFL Draft, April has to go down as the most underrated sports month of the year.

By Greg DePalma, PSN Executive Producer

1st…CBB/DI Tournament Final Four begins from Phoenix, Arizona

1st…Horse/Florida Derby from Gulfstream Park, Florida

1st…Horse/Louisiana Derby from Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans, Louisiana

 

2nd…Auto-NASCAR/STP 500 from Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Virginia

2nd…CBB-Women/DI Tournament Championship game from Dallas, Texas

2nd…MLB/MLB Opening Night

 

3rd…CBB/DI Tournament Championship game from Phoenix, Arizona

3rd…MLB/MLB Opening Day

 

6th…College Hockey/Frozen Four from United Center, Chicago, Illinois

6th…Golf-PGA/Masters Tournament from Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia

 

7th…Tennis/Davis Cup-Quarterfinals

 

8th…Horse/Blue Grass Stakes from Keeneland Racecourse in Lexington, Kentucky

8th…Horse/Santa Anita Derby from Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California

8th…Horse/Wood Memorial from Aqueduct Racetrack in New York, NY

8th…College Hockey/Championship Game from United Center, Chicago, Illinois

 

9th…Auto-NASCAR/O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 from Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas

 

10th…Soccer-Champions League/Quarterfinals – 1st Leg

 

12th…CBB/National Letter of Intent Day

12th…NHL/Playoff games begin

 

13th…Golf-PGA/RBC Heritage from Hilton Head, South Carolina

 

15th…Horse/Arkansas Derby from Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas

15th…NBA/Playoff games begin

 

16th…Tennis/Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters from Monte Carlo

 

17th…Soccer-Champions League/Quarterfinals – 2nd Leg

 

20th…Golf-Euro/Shenzhen International from Shenzhen, China

20th…Golf-PGA/Valero Texas Open from San Antonio, Texas

 

22nd…Tennis/Fed Cup-Semifinals

 

23rd…Auto-NASCAR/Food City 500 from Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee

 

27th…Golf-Euro/China Open from Beijing, China

27th…Golf-PGA/Zurich Classic of New Orleans from Avondale, Louisiana

27th…NFL/Draft begins (Round 1) from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

28th…NFL/Draft begins (Round 2-3) from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

29th…NFL/Draft begins (Round 4-7) from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

30th…Auto-NASCAR/Toyota Owners 400 from Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Virginia

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