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Europeans Must Hate Us, Scheduling Everything Early In The Morning Like This [Weekend TV Schedule]

7/17/09 in General Sports   |   Pat   |   5138 respect

If you're watching sports this weekend, there's plenty of Tour de France action to watch... if you plan on waking up earlier than any human being should ever wake up on a weekend. The same applies to the British Open. Although you weren't going to watch that anyway, since Tiger Woods' weekend is already over.

My advice: stick to baseball this weekend. The hours are much friendlier. Here's the schedule, thanks to USA Today. Have a great weekend, everyone, and we'll see you around!

FRIDAY, JULY 17

Boxing: Lightweights, Breidis Prescott vs. Miguel Vazquez, in Las Vegas, ESPN2, 10

Motor sports: NASCAR Nationwide Series, Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250, practice, in Madison, Ill., ESPN2, 9

Soccer: U.S. Soccer Federation Development Academy U-15/16 Finals, in Carson, Calif., ESPN Classic, 10

Softball: KFC World Cup of Softball, Italy vs. USA, in Oklahoma City, ESPN, 8

***

SATURDAY, JULY 18

Cycling: Tour de France, Stage 14, Colmar to Besancon, Versus, 8:30 a.m.

Golf: British Open, third round, TNT, 7 a.m., ABC, 9 a.m. PGA Tour, U.S. Bank Championship, third round, Golf Channel, 4

Major League Baseball: Regional coverage, New York Mets at Atlanta; Baltimore at Chicago White Sox; or Los Angeles Angels at Oakland, Fox, 4. Chicago Cubs at Washington, WGN, 7

Major League Soccer: Houston at Toronto, ESPN2, 1. Chelsea at Seattle, exhibition, ESPN2, 3

Motor sports: American Le Mans Series, Northeast Grand Prix, in Lakeville, Conn., Speed, 2. NASCAR Nationwide Series, Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250, ESPN2, pole qualifying, 5, race, 9:30. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Built Ford Tough 225, in Sparta, Ky., Speed, pole qualifying, 5 (same-day tape), race, 7 (live). NHRA Full Throttle Drag Series, Northwest Nationals, qualifying, in Seattle, ESPN2, 7 (same-day tape). ARCA Re/Max Series, Click It or Ticket Buckle Up Kentucky 150, in Sparta, Ky., Speed, 9:30. Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, Honda National, in Millville, Minn., Speed, 11:30 (same-day tape)

Softball: KFC World Cup of Softball, in Oklahoma City, ESPN, Canada vs. USA, 1; Japan vs. USA, 8. Men's slow pitch, Canada vs. USA, in Oklahoma City, ESPN, 4

***

SUNDAY, JULY 19

Cycling: Tour de France, Stage 15, Pontarlier, France to Verbier, Switzerland, Versus, 7:30

Golf: British Open, final round, TNT, 6 a.m., ABC, 8 a.m. PGA Tour, U.S. Bank Championship, final round, Golf Channel, 4

Major League Baseball: Chicago Cubs at Washington, WGN, 1:30. Detroit at New York Yankees, TBS, 2. New York Mets at Atlanta, ESPN, 6

Motor sports: MotoGP 250, German Grand Prix, in Hohenstein, Speed, 2 (same-day tape). Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series, Porsche 250, in Birmingham, Ala., Speed, 3. MotoGP World Championship, German Grand Prix, in Hohenstein, Speed, 6 (same-day tape). NHRA Full Throttle Drag Series, Northwest Nationals, final eliminations, ESPN2, 9 (same-day tape). AMA Pro Racing, Honda Super Cycle Weekend, in Lexington, Ohio, Speed, midnight (same-day tape)

Soccer: Women's national teams, Canada vs. USA, in Rochester, N.Y., ESPN, 3. World Football Challenge, Club America vs. Inter Milan, in Stanford, Calif., ESPN2, 7

Softball: KFC World Cup of Softball, Australia vs. USA, in Oklahoma City, ESPN, 1

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7/18/09   |   crypt44

 Screw baseball! I want UFC and some damn beer!!! Better yet...FOOTBALL! Ugh, I really hate this time of year.

7/17/09   |   aerockyulhim

Tiger was all I had going to fill out my summer sports viewing.  Every single thing else on this list is exactly why I hate summer sports season.  

7/17/09   |   THE_Smoot   |   70 respect

Damn five-hour time zone differences...