Weekend Viewing Picks

by Ken Fang on July 24, 2009

This weekend, there’s quite a bit of action.

For baseball, the Red Sox hope to get off the schnide with some home cooking at Fenway Park. Coming out of the All-Star Break, the Sox were leading the American League East and looking quite good. After a disastrous 1-5 road trip, the Sox hope to bounce back starting tonight as they take on the Baltimore Orioles in a weekend series. NESN has all three games, two in primetime Friday and Saturday at 7, then on Sunday afternoon at 1:30.

Nationally, Fox gives us St. Louis at Phildelphia, Saturday at 4. MLB Network will air San Francisco at Colorado, Saturday night at 8. TBS shows Cards-Phils, Sunday at 1:30 and ESPN’s Sunday Night game will the White Sox at Detroit. The full regional split for Fox plus the TBS preview is here.

Also, the Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies in Cooperstown, NY take place on Sunday as Ricky Henderson, mostly known from his career with the Oakland A’s and Yankees, and Jim Rice of the Red Sox go into the Hall. MLB Network has full coverage starting at 12:30 p.m.

NASCAR heads to Indianapolis for the Brickyard 400 and it marks ESPN’s first race of the Sprint Cup season. That race starts at 2 on Sunday.

Tennis fans have the start of the hard court season and the U.S. Open Series which kicks off in Indianapolis. ESPN2 and Tennis Channel split coverage throughout the weekend.

The PGA Tour is in Canada for the Canadian Open. CBS has weekend coverage.

NBC actually shows live swimming this weekend as the World Aquatics Championships kick off in Rome on Sunday.

A big test for the United States mens’ soccer team takes place on Sunday as the US takes on Mexico in the finals of the Gold Cup from Giants Stadium. Fox Soccer Channel airs the match at 2 p.m.

The full schedule of viewing along with your primetime picks are below.

Saturday, July 25

Cycling
Tour de France, Stage 20 – Versus, 7 a.m.

Golf
LPGA Tour/Evian Masters, 3rd round – Golf Channel, 1 p.m (same day coverage)
PGA Tour/Canadian Open, 3rd round – CBS, 3 p.m.
Senior Open Championship, 3rd round – ABC, 2 p.m. (same day coverage)

MLB

American League
Oakland at New York Yankees – Comcast SportsNet California/YES, 1 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Toronto – Fox Sports Florida/Rogers Sportsnet, 1 p.m.
Chicago White Sox at Detroit – Fox, 4 p.m.
Minnesota at Anaheim – Fox, 4 p.m.
Baltimore at Red Sox – MASN/NESN, 7 p.m.
Texas at Kansas City – Fox Sports Southwest/Fox Sports Kansas City, 7 p.m.

National League
Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs – Fox Sports Ohio/Comcast SportsNet Chicago, 1 p.m.
St. Louis at Philadelphia – Fox, 4 p.m.
Atlanta at Milwaukee – MLB Network/SportSouth/WMLW, 7 p.m.
New York Mets at Houston – WPIX/Fox Sports Houston, 7 p.m.
San Diego at Washington – Cox 4/MASN2, 7 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Arizona – FSN Pittsburgh/Fox Sports Arizona, 8 p.m.
San Francisco at Colorado – MLB Network/Comcast SportsNet Bay Area/FSN Rocky Mountain, 8 p.m.
Florida at Los Angeles Dodgers – Fox Sports Florida/Fox Sports Prime Ticket, 10 p.m.

Baseball Tonight – ESPN, 10 p.m.
Quick Pitch – MLB Network, 11 p.m.

NASCAR
Nationwide Series/Kroger 200 – ESPN, 8 p.m.

Tennis
U.S. Open Series/Indianapolis Tennis Championships, semifinals – ESPN2, 1:30 p.m./Tennis Channel, 4 p.m.

WNBA
All-Star Game – ABC, 3:30 p.m.

Entertainment
Giada at Home – Food Network, 1 p.m.
Kings – NBC, 8 p.m.
Primeval – BBC America, 8 p.m.
Cops – Fox, 8:30 p.m.
America’s Most Wanted: America Fights Back – Fox, 9 p.m.
Most Human – BBC America, 9 p.m.
Samantha Brown’s Great Weekends/Montreal: Cosmopolitan City – Travel Channel, 10 p.m.
Alone in the Wild: Can I Survive? – National Geographic Channel, 10 p.m.
Jim Breuer: Let’s Clear the Air – Comedy Central, 11 p.m.
Big Brother After Dark – Showtime 2, midnight

Sunday, July 26

Cycling
Tour de France, Final Stage – Versus, 7;30 a.m./CBS, 2 p.m. (same day coverage)

Formula 1
Hungarian Grand Prix – Fox, 3 p.m. (same day coverage)

Golf
LPGA Tour/Evian Masters, final round – Golf Channel, 1 p.m (same day coverage)
PGA Tour/Canadian Open, final round – CBS, 3 p.m.
Senior Open Championship, final round – ABC, 1 p.m. (same day coverage)

Indy Car Series
Edmonton Indy – Versus, 5 p.m.

MLB

American League
Oakland at New York Yankees – Comcast SportsNet California/YES, 1 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Toronto – Sun Sports/Rogers Sportsnet, 1 p.m.
Baltimore at Red Sox – MASN/NESN, 1:30 p.m.
Texas at Kansas City – Fox Sports Southwest/Fox Sports Kansas City, 2 p.m.
Cleveland at Seattle – STO/FSN Northwest, 4 p.m.
Minnesota at Anaheim – WFTC/KCOP, 4 p.m.
Chicago White Sox at Detroit – ESPN, 8 p.m.

National League
San Diego at Washington – Cox 4/WDCW, 1:30 p.m.
St. Louis at Philadelphia – TBS/KSDK/PWHL, 1:30 p.m.
Atlanta at Milwaukee – Fox Sports South/Fox Sports Wisconsin, 2 p.m.
Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs – Fox Sports Ohio/WGN America, 2 p.m.
New York Mets at Houston – SNY/Fox Sports Houston, 2 p.m.
San Francisco at Colorado – Comcast SportsNet Bay Area/FSN Rocky Mountain, 3 p.m.
Florida at Los Angeles Dodgers – Fox Sports Florida/Fox Sports Prime Ticket, 4 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Arizona – FSN Pittsburgh/Fox Sports Arizona, 4 p.m.

MLB Tonight: Hall of Fame Edition – MLB Network, 12:30 p.m.
Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony – MLB Network, 1:30 p.m.
Baseball Tonight – ESPN, 7 p.m.
Quick Pitch – MLB Network, 7 p.m.
The Pen (season finale) – MLB Network, 8 p.m.

NASCAR
Sprint Cup Series/Brickyard 400 – ESPN, 2 p.m.

Soccer
Gold Cup Final/USA vs. Mexico – Fox Soccer Channel, 3 p.m

Swimming
World Aquatics Championships – NBC, noon

Tennis
U.S. Open Series/Indianapolis Tennis Championships, doubles final – Tennis Channel, 1 p.m.

U.S. Open Series/Indianapolis Tennis Championships, singles final – ESPN2, 3 p.m.

Entertainment
60 Minutes – CBS, 7 p.m.
Big Brother 11 – CBS, 8 p.m.
Doctor Who – BBC America, 8 p.m.
Ice Road Truckers – History Channel, 9 p.m.
True Blood – HBO, 9 p.m.
Hung – HBO, 10 p.m.
Entourage – HBO, 10:30 p.m.
Being Human – BBC America, 10:30 p.m.
Big Brother After Dark – Showtime2, midnight

  • http://www.naymz.com/search/jon/stromberg/2533719 Jon Stromberg

    Thanks for all the information on sporting events. Do you post viewing schedules every week?

  • Ken Fang

    Hi,

    I do the viewing picks every day both here and my main page on Blogger.

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