Weekend Viewing Picks

by Ken Fang on June 26, 2009

I would normally put the Weekend Viewing Picks in the Friday megalinks, but I’m going to separate them and put them here from now on.

Interleague baseball’s last games of the season takes center stage this weekend. Red Sox-Braves will be showcased on Fox Saturday at 4. Then NESN has Sunday’s game at 1:30 p.m. MLB Network and ESPN will take Yankees-Mets on Saturday and Sunday nights respectively. WGN has the Cubs-White Sox matchup on Sunday afternoon at 2. The national MLB schedule with announcing assignments and regional splits in the case of Fox can be seen at the MLB This Weekend section of Fang’s Bites.

NASCAR heads to Loudon, NH for the Lenox Industrial Tools 301. TNT has that race Sunday at 2 p.m.

The PGA Tour is in Cromwell, CT for the Travelers Championship and CBS has weekend coverage at 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. WBZ and WPRI will carry the Travelers in this area.

Wimbledon resumes Saturday and then takes the middle Sunday off as is tradition with the tournament. ESPN2 has live coverage Saturday morning at 8, then moves over to 7 NBC and NBC 10 at 3 p.m. Then on the rest day, NBC has taped coverage of the best matches of the week at 1 p.m.

The IndyCar circuit is in Richmond for the SunTrust Indy Challenge that Versus will bury Saturday night at 8.

In soccer, the US is in the finals of the Confederations Cup against Brazil and after its upset of Spain on Wednesday, interest will be a bit higher for the match played on Sunday. ESPN has the game starting at 2 p.m. Sunday.

And boxing fans have their choice of bouts to watch Saturday on Showtime at 9 p.m. and HBO at 10 p.m.

Here are your full Weekend Viewing Picks.

Saturday, June 27

ShoBox/Arthur Abraham vs. Mahir Oral, IBF Middleweight Title – Showtime, 9 p.m.
Boxing After Dark/Victor Ortiz vs. Marcos Rene Maidana – HBO, 10 p.m.

LPGA Tour/Wegman’s LPGA, 3rd round – ESPN2, 3 p.m.
PGA Tour/Travelers Championship, 3rd round – WBZ/WPRI, 3 p.m.

Sun Trust Indy Challenge – Versus, 8 p.m.


Red Sox at Atlanta – Fox25 and Fox 64, 4 p.m.
New York Yankees at New York Mets – MLB Network, 7 p.m.

Baseball Tonight – ESPN, 9:30 p.m.
MLB Tonight: 1st to 3rd – MLB Network, 10 p.m.

Nationwide Series/Camping World Whatever 200 – WCVB/WMUR/WLNE, 3 p.m.

Track & Field
U.S. Outdoor Championships – ESPN, 7:30 p.m.

Wimbledon, 4th round – ESPN2, 8 a.m./WHDH/WJAR, 3 p.m.

Giada at Home – Food Network, 1 p.m.
Kings – WHDH/WJAR, 8 p.m.
America’s Most Wanted: America Fights Back – Fox 25/Fox64, 9 p.m.
Doctor Who: The Next Doctor – BBC America, 9 p.m.
National Geographic’s Most Incredible Photos: Lava Hunter – National Geographic Channel, 9 p.m.
Ellen’s Bigger, Longer, Wider Show – TBS, 9 p.m.
Eli Stone – WCVB/WMUR/WLNE, 10 p.m.

Sunday, June 28

LPGA Tour/Wegman’s LPGA, final round – ESPN2, 5 p.m.
PGA Tour/Travelers Championship, final round – WBZ/WPRI, 3 p.m.


Red Sox at Atlanta – TBS (Blacked out in Boston, RI, NH)/NESN, 1:30 p.m.
Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox – WGN America, 2 p.m.
New York Yankees at New York Mets – ESPN, 8 p.m.

Baseball Tonight – ESPN, 7 p.m.
Inside Studio 42 with Bob Costas featuring Tony LaRussa – MLB Network, 7 p.m.
The Pen – MLB Network, 8:30 p.m.
Quick Pitch – MLB Network, 11 p.m.

Sprint Cup Series/Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at Loudon, NH – TNT, 2 p.m.


Confederations Cup
Final/USA vs. Brazil – ESPN, 2 p.m.

Track & Field
U.S. Outdoor Championships – WHDH/WJAR, 4 p.m.

Wimbledon, 1st week review – WHDH/WJAR, 1 p.m.

60 Minutes – WBZ/WPRI, 7 p.m.
Million Dollar Password – WBZ/WPRI, 8 p.m.
Prehistoric New York – Discovery, 9 p.m.
Ice Road Truckers – History Channel, 9 p.m.
True Blood – HBO, 9 p.m.
Hitler’s Stealth Fighter – National Geographic Channel, 9 p.m.
Hung (series premiere) – HBO, 10 p.m.
Army Wives – Lifetime, The Network That Hates Men, 10 p.m.
In Plain Sight – USA Network, 10 p.m.

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