Halftime festivities

The NASCAR season has reached its halfway point, returning to Daytona this weekend.
NBC takes over coverage for the rest of the season, starting Saturday at 7:45 p.m.
Tony Stewart became the 11th different race victor Sunday at Sonoma. After missing the first eight races due to injury, he needs to pass a few more drivers to make the season-ending Chase for the Cup.
The Xfinity race goes Friday at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network, after Sprint Cup qualifying at 4 p.m.
The fortnight of Wimbledon hits its mid-point this weekend. ESPN has coverage starting at 7 a.m. Thursday and Friday, with play beginning Saturday at 8 a.m.
With baseball nearing its midway point, the Orioles start a four-game set in Seattle, with Saturday’s game on MASN, and the rest on MASN2.
The Nationals face the Reds on MASN Thursday, Friday and Sunday afternoon, with Saturday night’s game on Fox.
Fox also offers Angels-Red Sox and Cubs against the Mets Saturday night. The Yankees face the Padres on FoxSports1 Saturday at 10 p.m. with Marlins-Braves closing out the weekend from Fort Bragg Sunday at 8 p.m.
The quarterfinals of Euro 2016 start Thursday with Portugal-Poland Thursday at 3 p.m. on ESPN2. Wales battles Belguim Friday at 3 p.m., with Germany against Italy Saturday at 3 p.m. Host France takes on Iceland Sunday at 3 p.m. on ESPN.
The Red Bulls take on New York City Sunday at noon on ESPN. Columbus faces Kansas City on FoxSports1 Sunday at 7 p.m.
Akron hosts the Bridgestone Invitational on CBS Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.
The Tour de France gets going Saturday at 6:30 a.m. on NBC Sports network, with Stage 2 Sunday at 8 a.m.
ESPN2 has a pair of CFL contests Thursday, with Ottawa-Montreal at 7 p.m. followed by Toronto taking on Saskatchewan. Calgary clashes with Winnipeg on ESPN2 Friday at 10 p.m.
The road to Rio continues Thursday with swimming trials on NBC Sports network at 6:30 p.m. and NBC at 8 p.m. There’s swimming Friday at 8 p.m. on NBC followed by the start of the track and field trials at 9 p.m.
NBC Sports network has more trials Saturday at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, and then action moves to NBC Sunday at 7 p.m.
The Red Bud National motorcycle racing goes Saturday at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
There’s practice for the Austrian Grand Prix on NBC Sports network Friday at 8 a.m.


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