Breakfast at WimbledonPosted: July 3, 2013
Many of the stars are gone. But new stars will shine this weekend at Wimbledon.
The fortnight closes this weekend with the women’s final Saturday at 9 p.m. and men’s championship Sunday at 9 a.m. ESPN has the coverage of the final matches.
None of the four women vying for the crown have a Grand Slam championship to their names. Agniezska Radwanska, who lost to Serena Williams in last year’s final, faces Sabine Lisicki in one semifinal, while Kristen Flipkens meets Marion Bartoli for the other spot in Saturday’s final.
Top-seed Novak Djokovic faces Juan Martin del Porto in one men’s semifinal, while hometown favorite Andy Murray meets Jerzy Janowicz in the other.
ESPN has the women’s semifinals Thursday at 8 p.m. and the men’s semifinals are Friday at 8 a.m.
The PGA tour makes its closest stop to Fishersville, with the top players gathering about 100 miles away at the Greenbrier. CBS has weekend coverage starting at 3 p.m. each day.
The Orioles and Nationals start play early on July 4th. The Nationals host the Brewers at 11 a.m. on MASN, while the Orioles take on the White Sox at 2 p.m. on MASN2. The Orioles then head to New York to face the Yankees for the weekend on MASN (Sunday afternoon on TBS), while the Nationals host San Diego on MASN2.
The Saturday night slate on Fox includes Dodgers at Giants and Astros facing the Rangers. Other games include White Sox-Rays, Mets at Brewers and the Braves against the Phillies. ESPN shows the Red Sox meeting the Angels Sunday night.
NASCAR returns to Daytona for 400 more miles of action Saturday at 6:30 p.m. on TNT. The Nationwide racers go in the Firecracker 250 Friday at 7:30 p.m.
The Indy Car circuit visits Pocono on ABC Sunday at noon, while the American Le Mans tour has its Northeast Grand Prix Saturday at 3 p.m. on ESPN2.
ESPN2 heads north of the border for CFL play between Winnipeg and Montreal Thursday at 7 p.m.
The Tour de France continues on NBC Sports network Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m. NBC has coverage Saturday at 8 p.m., and the ninth stage starts Sunday at 6:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
Gearing up for the World Cup, the United States plays Guatemala in an International Friendly on NBC Sports network Friday at 11 p.m. The Messi All-stars face the World All-Stars Saturday at 7 p.m. on ESPN.
D.C. United continues a western swing at Colorado Sunday at 9:30 p.m. on Comcast, while Seattle visits Vancouver Saturday at 11 p.m. on NBC Sports network. ESPN brings Chicago against Kansas City Sunday at 3 p.m.
Charlotte faces Boston in Major League Lacrosse Saturday at 8 p.m. on ESPN2.