Friday, July 15, 2011

Weekend watchdog

Lots of big doings across the Atlantic Ocean this weekend.
Royal St. George hosts the 151st British Open, with the second round beginning Friday at 4 a.m. on ESPN. Third round play starts Saturday at 7 a.m. and the final round gets underway on ESPN at 6 a.m. Sunday. If you don't want to get up early, ABC has highlights starting at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
The women's World Cup concludes this weekend in Germany, with the United States battling Japan for the crown Sunday at 2 p.m. on ESPN. The third place game matches France and Sweden Saturday at 11 a.m. on ESPN2.
The Tour de France continues through the high mountains Friday at 8 a.m. on Versus. There's more mountains Saturday at 6:30 a.m., then to lower terrain Sunday at 8 a.m.
Stateside, Boston's visit to Tampa Bay gets coverage Saturday afternoon on FOX and Sunday night on ESPN. Other games on FOX are Angels at Oakland, White Sox-Tigers and Phillies facing the Mets (also the Sunday TBS game).
The Orioles face Cleveland on MASN2 for the weekend. The Nationals head to Atlanta for a visit with the Braves starting Friday on MASN.
TNT closes its run of NASCAR coverage in New Hampshire Sunday at 1 p.m. The Nationwide racers hit the track Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN.
D.C. United heads to Dallas Saturday at 9 p.m. on Comcast. The L.A. Galaxy go against Real Madrid Saturday at 10 p.m. on ESPN2.

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