Weekend Viewing Picks

by Ken Fang on July 31, 2009

With the MLB trading deadline done, teams now have their rosters set for the pennant drive for the last two months plus of the season. We should see the debut of newly acquired Victor Martinez sometime during the weekend as the Red Sox continue their weekend series against the Orioles Saturday night at 7 and Sunday at 1:30 p.m., both games on NESN.

Fox gives us Yankees-White Sox Saturday. ESPN’s Sunday Night Game pits the Dodgers against the Braves. I have the full national baseball schedule right here.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to the Poconos for the Pennsylvania 500. ESPN carries that on Sunday afternoon at 2.

The PGA Tour is in Michigan for the Buick Open and a star-studded field. CBS and Golf Channel combine for weekend coverage starting at 1 p.m. Saturday.

The Women’s British Open takes place on tape on ABC on Saturday at 1:30 p.m., then Sunday at p.m.

And NBC has coverage of the U.S. Senior Open.

You have the continuing coverage of the World Aquatics Championships on NBC this weekend.

Finally, ESPN2 and Tennis Channel team up for coverage of the US Open Series with the Bank of the West Classic and the LA Tennis Open.

Plus, HBO Sports has a documentary, Assault in the Ring, Saturday night at 10.

The Weekend Viewing Picks in full are below.

Saturday, August 1

Boxing
Championship Boxing/Timothy Bradley vs. Nate Campbell, WBO Jr. Welterweight Title & Devon Alexander vs. Junior Witter, WBC Super Lightweight Title – Showtime, 9 p.m.

Golf
PGA Tour/Buick Open, 3rd round – Golf Channel, 1 p.m./WBZ/WPRI, 3 p.m.
Women’s Open Championship, 3rd round – WCVB/WMUR/WLNE, 1:30 p.m. (same day coverage)
U.S. Senior Open, 3rd round – WHDH/WJAR, 3 p.m.

MLB

American League
New York Yankees at Chicago White Sox – Fox, 4 p.m.
Red Sox at Baltimore – NESN, 7 p.m.

National League
Chicago Cubs at Florida – WGN America, 7 p.m.
Houston at St. Louis – MLB Network, 7 p.m.

MLB Tonight: Roundtripper Final – MLB Network, 10 p.m.

NASCAR
Nationwide Series/U.S. Cellular 250 – ESPN, 4:30 p.m.

Swimming
FINA World Aquatics Championships – WHDH/WJAR, noon

Tennis
US Open Series/LA Tennis Open, semifinals – Tennis Channel, 4 p.m./ESPN2, 11 p.m.
US Open Series/Bank of the West, semifinals – Tennis Channel 7 p.m./ESPN2., 9 p.m.

Entertainment
5 Ingredient Fix – Food Network, 12:30 p.m.
Giada at Home – Food Network, 1 p.m.
Cops – Fox, 8 p.m.
America’s Most Wanted: America Fights Back – WFXT/WNAC, 9 p.m.
Being Human – BBC America, 9 p.m.
Samantha Brown’s Great Weekends: Florida Keys, Road Trip – Travel Channel, 1o p.m.
Assault in the Ring – HBO, 10 p.m.

Sunday, August 2

Golf
PGA Tour/Buick Open, final round – Golf Channel, 1 p.m./WBZ/WPRI, 3 p.m.
Women’s Open Championship, final round – WCVB/WMUR/WLNE, 1 p.m. (same day coverage)
U.S. Senior Open, final round – WHDH/WJAR, 3 p.m.

MLB

American League
Red Sox at Baltimore – NESN, 1:30 p.m.
New York Yankees at Chicago White Sox – WGN America, 2 p.m.

National League
Los Angeles Dodgers at Atlanta – ESPN, 8 p.m.

Baseball Tonight – ESPN, 7 p.m.
Quick Pitch – MLB Network, 7 p.m.

NASCAR
Sprint Cup Series/Pennsylvania 500 – ESPN, 2 p.m.

Swimming
FINA World Aquatics Championships – WHDH/WJAR, noon

Tennis/
US Open Series/Bank of the West, finals – ESPN2, 3 p.m.
US Open Series/LA Tennis Open, finals – ESPN2., 5 p.m.
US Open Series/LA Tennis Open, doubles finals – Tennis Channel, 8 p.m.
US Open Series/Bank of the West Classic, doubles finals – Tennis Channel, 9:30 p.m.

Entertainment
60 Minutes – WBZ/WPRI, 7 p.m.
Big Brother 11 – WBZ/WPRI, 8 p.m.
Blood in the Water – Discovery, 9 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.

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