Weekend Viewing Picks

by Ken Fang on August 26, 2011

Saturday, August 27

Boxing
24/7 Mayweather/Ortiz — HBO, 10 p.m./CNN, midnight

College Volleyball
AVCA Showcase
Minnesota vs. Oregon — Big Ten Network, 6 p.m.
Penn State vs. USC — Big Ten Network, 8 p.m.

Cycling
Vuelta a España, Stage 8 — Universal Sports, 10 a.m.
USA Pro Challenge: Stage 5, Steamboat Springs — Breckinridge — Versus, 4 p.m.

English Premier League
Aston Villa vs. Wolverhampton — ESPN2, 7 a.m.
Wigan Athletic vs. Queens Park Rangers — Fox Soccer Plus, 7:23 a.m.
Swansea City vs. Sunderland — Fox Soccer Plus, 9:55 a.m.
Chelsea vs. Norwich City — Fox Soccer, 10 a.m.
Liverpool vs. Bolton — Fox Soccer, 12:30 p.m.
Blackburn vs. Everton — Fox Soccer, 5 p.m. (same day coverage)

Golf
Champions Tour: Boeing Classic, 2nd round — Golf Channel, 6:30 p.m.
LPGA Tour: Canadian Women’s Open, 3rd round — CBC/Golf Channel, 3 p.m.
PGA Tour: The Barclays, final round — Golf Channel, 1 p.m./WBZ/WPRI, 3 p.m.
U.S. Amateur Championship, Semifinal Round — WHDH/WJAR, 3 p.m.

Little League World Series
International Championship
Mexico vs. Japan — WCVB/WMUR/WLNE/ESPN 3D, noon

U.S. Championship
Billings, MT vs. Huntington Beach, CA — WCVB/WMUR/WLNE/ESPN 3D, 3 p.m.

Mixed Martial Arts
UFC Rio: Prelims — Spike, 8 p.m.
UFC Rio: Silva vs. Okami — Pay Per View, 9 p.m.

MLB
American League
Oakland at Red Sox — NESN, noon
Detroit at Minnesota — WFXT/WNAC, 4 p.m.
Oakland at Red Sox — NESN, 5 p.m.
Anaheim Angels at Texas — MLB Network, 8 p.m.

National League
Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee — WGN America, 7 p.m.

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

MLS
Chivas USA vs. Real Salt Lake — Fox Soccer, 10:30 p.m.

NASCAR
Sprint Cup Series
Irwin Tools Night Race — WCVB/WMUR/WLNE, 7:30 p.m.

NFL
Patriots at Detroit — WBZ/WPRI, 8 p.m.

Around The League — NFL Network, 7:30 p.m.

Tennis
ATP Tour: Winston-Salem Open, finals– WBZ/WPRI, 12:30 p.m.
WTA Tour: New Haven Open, finals — ESPN2, 5 p.m.

Track & Field
IAAF World Championships — WHDH/WJAR, 1:30 p.m./Universal Sports, 10 p.m. (same day coverage)

WNBA
Atlanta at Indiana — NBA TV, 7 p.m.

Entertainment
Aarti Party: Eating Like A Kid — Food Network 9 a.m.
Giada at Home: Treasure Hunt — Food Network, 1:30 p.m.
Kelsey’s Essentials: Backyard Feast With Friends — Cooking Channel, 2:30 p.m.
Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon — Sho2, 7:30 p.m.
Sabado Gigante — Univision, 8 p.m.
Doctor Who: Let’s Kill Hitler (summer season premiere) — BBC America, 9 p.m.
Doctor Who: The Best of the Companions — BBC America, 9:50 p.m.
I Didn’t Do It — Investigation Discovery, 10 p.m.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp — VH1 Classic, 10 p.m.
Big Brother After Dark — Sho2, midnight
120 Minutes with Matt Pinfield — MTV2, 1 a.m.

Sunday, August 28

Cycling
Vuelta a España, Stage 9 — Universal Sports, 10 a.m.
USA Pro Challenge — WHDH/WJAR, 2 p.m.

English Premier League
Newcastle vs. Fulham — Fox Soccer Plus, 7:55 a.m.
Tottenham Hotspur vs. Manchester City — Fox Soccer, 8:30 a.m.
West Brom vs. Stoke City — Fox Soccer Plus, 9:55 a.m.
Manchester United vs. Arsenal — Fox Soccer, 11 a.m.

Formula 1
Grand Prix of Belgium — Speed, 7:30 a.m.

Golf
Champions Tour: Boeing Classic, final round — Golf Channel, 7 p.m.
LPGA Tour: Canadian Women’s Open, final round — Golf Channel, 2 p.m.
U.S. Amateur Championship, final round — WHDH/WJAR, 4 p.m.

IndyCar
Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma — Versus, 4 p.m.

Little League World Series
Consolation Game
ESPN/ESPN 3D, 11 a.m.

Championship
WCVB/WMUR/WLNE/ESPN 3D, 3 p.m.

MLB
American League

Chicago White Sox at Seattle — WGN America, 4 p.m.
Anaheim Angels at Texas — ESPN, 8 p.m.

National League
Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee — TBS, 2 p.m.

MLB Tonight Live — MLB Network, 4 p.m.
Baseball Tonight — ESPN, 7 p.m.
Quick Pitch — MLB Network, 8 p.m.
Plays of the Week — MLB Network, 9 p.m.

NFL
New Orleans at Oakland — WHDH/WJAR, 8 p.m.

Tennis
U.S. Open Tennis Preview — WBZ/WPRI, 1:30 p.m.

Track & Field
IAAF World Championships — WHDH/WJAR, 12:30 p.m./Universal Sports, 10 p.m. (same day coverage)

WNBA
Phoenix at Washington — NBA TV, 4 p.m.
New York at Chicago — NBA TV, 6 p.m.

Entertainment
CBS News Sunday Morning — WBZ/WPRI, 9 a.m.
10 Dollar Dinners with Melissa D’Arabian: Chic Chicken Dinner — Food Network, 9 a.m.
Sandra’s Money Saving Meals: Weeknight Wonders — Food Network, 9:30 a.m.
Sandwich King: Italian Beef and Focaccianini — Food Network, 11:30 am.
60 Minutes — WBZ/WPRI, 7 p.m.
Curiosity: What Sank Titanic? — Discovery, 8 p.m.
2011 MTV VMA Pre-Show — MTV, 8 p.m.
Big Brother 13 — WBZ/WPRI, 8:01 p.m.
True Blood — HBO, 9 p.m.
Ice Road Truckers — History Channel, 9 p.m.
2011 MTV Video Music Awards — MTV/MTV2/VH1, 9 p.m.
Inside 9/11: The War Continues — National Geographic Channel, 9 p.m.
Curb Your Enthusiasm — HBO, 10 p.m.
Breaking Bad — AMC, 10 p.m.
Top Gear — History Channel, 10 p.m.
George W. Bush: The 9/11 Interview — National Geographic Channel, 10 p.m.
Entourage — HBO, 10:30 p.m.
Big Brother After Dark — Sho2, midnight

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