Your guide to the best sporting action

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Perth ISAF Sailing World Championships

WHEN: 3 - 18 December

WHAT: The stunning harbour in Perth is the backdrop for the International Sailing Federation's World Championships, which double as qualifiers for London 2012.


Paris Arc de Triomphe

WHEN: 2 October

WHAT: The famous course at Longchamp hosts the Blue Riband event of the 2011 European flat season.


London ATP Tour Finals

WHEN: 20 - 27 November

WHAT: The eight top players in the men's game gather at The 02, London, for the third time to contest the finale to their season.


Ascot Champions Day

WHEN: 15 October

WHAT: The richest ever day's racing in Britain sees the climax of the inaugural Champions Series with more than £3m in prize money.


Sao Paulo Brazilian GP

WHEN: 27 November

WHAT: The final Grand Prix of the season will see Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull celebrating their second successive drivers' and constructors' titles, barring any miracles.


Istanbul WTA Tour

WHEN: 25 - 30 October

WHAT: The women's tennis end-of-season finals are held for the first time in the Turkish capital with Maria Sharapova and Chinese star Li Na among the starters.


Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

WHEN: 13 November

WHAT: The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be eagerly anticipated – its superb facilities have already made it one of the most popular circuits on the calendar with teams.


Shanghai HSBC Champions

WHEN: 3 - 6 November

WHAT: The world's best players compete for prize money of more than £7m in the fourth and final leg of the 2011 World Golf Championships.


Delhi Indian Grand prix

WHEN: 30 October

WHAT: India makes its debut on the Formula One calendar, joining fellow Sporting BRIC's Brazil and China. Will Russia follow?


New York New York Marathon

WHEN: 6 November

WHAT: More than 45,000 competitors, ranging from the world's best to fun-runners, will be filling the streets of one of the world's most iconic cities.