Early morning sportsPosted: July 18, 2013
Don’t sleep too late this weekend.
There’s some big events on the calendar.
The British Open visits Muirfield this weekend, starting Thursday at 4 a.m. on ESPN. The second round begins Friday at 4 a.m., with third round at 7 a.m. and final round starting at 6 a.m.
Tour de France finishes its run in Paris on Sunday, after stages in the Alps Thursday and Friday at 6 a.m. on NBC Sports network. Saturday’s stage will begin at 7:30 a.m., then the teams fly to Versailles for the final stage at 11:30 a.m.
The Nationals return from the All-Star break against the Dodgers on MASN, (TBS also covers Sunday) while the Orioles visit Texas on MASN2 – Sunday night on MASN.
The Yankees and Red Sox meet this weekend at Fenway, Saturday afternoon on Fox and Sunday night on ESPN. Fox also offers Pirates-Reds and Braves taking on the White Sox.
The Sprint Cup series takes the weekend off, but the Nationwide racers will be in Chicago Sunday at 3 p.m. on ESPN.
D.C. United travels to Chicago Saturday at 8:30 p.m. on Comcast.
Up north, Montreal travels to Calgary for a CFL contest on ESPN2 Saturday at 7 p.m.
There’s stateside golf from Nevada, with the American Century Championships. NBC Sports network has coverage Friday at 4 p.m., and NBC shows the stars Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
ESPN2 offers Major League Lacrosse action between New York and Charlotte Saturday at 4 p.m.
In WNBA, Phoenix visits Los Angeles Thursday at 10 p.m. on ESPN2.
NBC Sports network brings motorcycle racing Saturday at 6 p.m.
There’s pro slo-pitch softball on ESPN2 Saturday at 2 p.m. between the USSSA Pride and the Comets. There’s a rematch Sunday at 3 p.m.