Friday, July 8, 2011

Weekend watchdog

In June, major league teams play against teams from the other league.

In July, the best of each league get together for the Mid-Season Classic.

The Arizona Diamondbacks host the game Tuesday on FOX, while ESPN has the Home Run Derby Monday at 8 p.m. The best minor leaguers get their chance to shine in the Futures Game Sunday at 6 p.m. on ESPN2.

In the days before the game, the Braves host the Phillies Saturday on FOX and Sunday afternoon on TBS. Other games on FOX are Padres-Dodgers and Twins at White Sox. ESPN shows the Mets' visit to San Francisco Sunday night.

The Orioles visit Boston for a series on MASN, while the Nationals host the Rockies over the weekend on MASN2.

The Women's World Cup enters the elimination stage this weekend. Saturday, England goes against France at noon, then host Germany takes on Japan at 2:45 p.m.

Sunday, it's Sweden taking on Australia at 7 a.m. then the United States meets Brazil at 11 a.m. Which powerhouse will be going home before the semifinals?

NASCAR makes its first-ever visit to Kentucky Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on TNT. The Nationwide drivers have been going there for years, and race Friday at 7:30 p.m.

The Indy cars head to Toronto Sunday at 2 p.m. on Versus.

While the top players get ready for the British Open, the PGA tour stops in Illinois for the John Deere Classic. CBS has coverage Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. The LPGA holds the U.S. World's Open this weekend from Colorado, with ESPN2 coverage starting Friday at 5 p.m. NBC takes over for the weekend, beginning at 3 p.m. each day.

D.C. United visit New York Saturday at 7 p.m. on Comcast. ESPN has the MLS game between Portland and Seattle Sunday at 4 p.m.
Versus opens each day at 8 a.m. with coverage of the Tour de France. Friday offers rides through the plains, heading to the mountains for the weekend.

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