Going for the Claret Jug

Lots of big doings across the Atlantic Ocean this weekend.

Royal St. George hosts the 151st British Open, starting at 4 a.m. Thursday on ESPN. The second round begins Friday at 4 a.m., and play starts Saturday at 7 a.m.

The final round gets underway on ESPN at 6 a.m. Sunday. If you don’t want to get up early, ABC has highlights starting at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The women’s World Cup concludes this weekend in Germany, with the United States battling  Japan for the crown Sunday at 2 p.m. on ESPN. The third place game matches France and Sweden Saturday at 11 a.m. on ESPN2.

The Tour de France has three days of high mountain riding starting Thursday at 6:30 a.m. on Versus. Racing begins Friday and Sunday at 8 a.m., while the ride starts Saturday at 6:30 a.m.

Stateside, Boston’s visit to Tampa Bay gets coverage Saturday afternoon on FOX and Sunday night on ESPN. Other games on FOX are Angels at Oakland, White Sox-Tigers and Phillies facing the Mets (also the Sunday TBS game).

The Orioles face Cleveland starting Thursday on MASN, and moving to MASN2 for the weekend. The Nationals head to Atlanta for a visit with the Braves starting Friday on MASN.

TNT closes its run of NASCAR coverage in New Hampshire Sunday at 1 p.m. The Nationwide racers hit the track Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN.

D.C. United heads to Dallas Saturday at 9 p.m. on Comcast. The L.A. Galaxy go against Real Madrid Saturday at 10 p.m. on ESPN2.

ESPN2 has WNBA play Thursday at 9 p.m., with Seattle visiting San Antonio.

In World Team Tennis, Washington faces Springfield Thursday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.

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