Category Archives: tv

Friday Myriad: World Cup by day, MMA by night

Going back to the chronological look at the weekend, after some … HEADLINES Rugby: NBC and Universal Sports will show the 2011 and 2015 World Cups. Huge step forward for the sport in this country. And the UK media will … Continue reading...

Posted in chess, cycling, mma, olympic sports, poker, rugby, soccer, tennis, tv | 2 Comments

Friday Myriad: USA-England II, Liddell-Franklin I, Track-Field II

No, we’re not going to forget the rest of the sports world during the big month in South Africa. That said, I’m backing off from the chronological viewing program this week and doing a more basic linking spree. Enjoy. SOCCER … Cont...

Posted in mma, olympic sports, poker, rugby, tennis, track and field, tv | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Friday Myriad: French finals, final Cup tune-ups

One side effect of the World Cup: These are the last MLS weekend games until June 25. They’ll play a few midweek games June 9-10, then break. This is an eclectic weekend. How often do you see beach volleyball on … Continue reading →...

Posted in cycling, olympic sports, poker, rugby, soccer, tennis, track and field, tv | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Friday Myriad: I see Italy, I see France …

The Giro d’Italia and NCAA lacrosse tournaments conclude, the French Open hits the halfway point and national teams prep for the World Cup with various friendlies. SATURDAY 9 a.m.: Cycling, Stage 19, Giro d’Italia. Final mountain stage. I...

Posted in cycling, mma, olympic sports, soccer, tennis, track and field, tv | Leave a comment

Soccer 1, Fishing 0

ESPN has always had a collection of “outdoors” shows, to use the clumsy umbrella term for fishing, other wildlife encounters and “timber sports.” The conglomerate went so far as to buy fishing circuit BASS and make a big push ...

Posted in soccer, tv | Tagged | Leave a comment

Friday Myriad: Must be better than Thursday

Time to have a good weekend of actual sports after a nasty day of news — cycling scandals, St. Louis soccer problems, etc. FRIDAY 5 p.m.: Cycling, Stage 6, Tour of California. A very tough mountain stage should shake up … Continue readin...

Posted in chess, cycling, mma, olympic sports, soccer, tennis, track and field, tv | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Friday Myriad: Diamond debut, four soccer trophies on the line

Your hour-by-hour viewing guide, all times ET: FRIDAY Noon: Track and field, Diamond League, Doha. Debut of the expanded successor to the Golden League. I’ll be live-blogging this one. Universal Sports 2:40 p.m.: Soccer (England), League One se...

Posted in cycling, mma, soccer, tennis, track and field, tv | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Friday Myriad: UFC, Giro and a field of their own in WPS

This weekend, we’ll have the biggest weekend of global soccer until the World Cup, with title deciders and playoffs. We’ll also have a new soccer stadium opening, something unexpected happening in a large soccer stadium, the first big cyc...

Posted in basketball, chess, cycling, mma, olympic sports, soccer, tv | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment