Gearing up for the postseason

With July 31 looming, the major league baseball deadline for non-waiver trades has everybody thinking of the postseason.
Washington hosts a pair of teams aiming for October baseball this weekend as the Nationals host the Rockies on MASN.
The Nationals have a big lead in the NL East, while Colorado battles Arizona for the two wild card spots – several games ahead of the defending champion Cubs.
The Orioles visit Texas for the weekend on MASN2.
Before the Rockies come to town, Central Division leading Milwaukee finishes a series with the Nationals Thursday at noon on MASN.
FoxSports1 has the Dodgers against the Giants Saturday at 4 p.m., followed by the Marlins meeting the Reds. The Cubs take on the Brewers Sunday at 2 p.m. on TBS, with the Dodgers facing the Giants on ESPN Sunday at 8 p.m.
NASCAR’s Monster Cup Series heads to Pocono for the weekend, with coverage Sunday at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The Xfinity Series will be in Iowa Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on NBC and the Truck Series goes Saturday at 1 p.m. on Fox.
NBC Sports network carries the Hungarian Grand Prix Sunday at 7:30 a.m. There’s qualifying Saturday at 8 a.m. after practice Friday at 8 a.m.
North of the border, the PGA Tour’s Canadian Open will be on CBS Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
Montreal meets Winnipeg in CFL play on ESPN2 Thursday at 8:30 p.m. British Columbia clashes with Edmonton Friday at 9:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
Baltimore battles Philadelphia in the Arena Football League Saturday at 1 p.m. on Comcast.
Manchester United battles Real Madrid in the International Champions Cup Thursday at 11:30 p.m. on ESPN. It’s Real Madrid-Barcelona Saturday at 7:55 p.m., while ESPN2 has Chelsea’s clash with Internazionale at 7:30 a.m. and Manchester City taking on Tottenham Hotspur at 6 p.m.
Roma faces Juventus Sunday at 4 p.m. on ESPN.
Atlanta takes on Orlando City on Fox Saturday at 5 p.m.
The Galaxy goes against Seattle Saturday at 10 p.m. on ESPN and it’s Toronto-New York City Sunday at 4 p.m.
The United States women face Australia in an international friendly Thursday at 10 p.m. on ESPN and Brazil Sunday at 8 p.m.
FoxSports1 carries the U.S. Girls Junior Championship Saturday at 2 p.m. The semifinals are Friday at 3 p.m. after Thursday’s quarterfinals at 4 p.m.
The Mystics host Connecticut in WNBA play Friday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
Comcast offers World Team Tennis action between Orange County and New York Thursday at 7 p.m.
The road to the U.S. Open starts with the Atlanta Open on ESPN2 Sunday at 5 p.m.
The World Aquatics Championships continues on NBC Sports network Thursday at 11:30 a.m., with more action Friday at 11:30 a.m.


Open up

The best golfers in the world have gathered across the pond in search of the Claret Jug.
NBC has coverage of the third round starting at 7 a.m. Saturday, with the final round Sunday at 7 a.m. The Golf Channel has coverage of the first two rounds, and early coverage Saturday and Sunday starting at 1:30 a.m.
Royal Birkdale hosts the tournament for the first time since 2008, when Padraig Harrington won his second Open title.
FoxSports1 carries the United States Junior Amateur, with finals Saturday at 2 p.m. There’s semifinal action Friday at 3 p.m. with quarterfinals Thursday at 3:30 p.m.
The Orioles finish their series with the Rangers Thursday at 7 p.m. on MASN before hosting the Astros for the weekend. TBS also carries Sunday afternoon’s contest.
The Nationals visit Arizona for the weekend on MASN2.
The Cubs host the Cardinals Saturday at 4 p.m. on FoxSports1 and Sunday night on ESPN. FoxSports1 also has Rangers-Rays Saturday at 7 p.m.
NASCAR has its big weekend at Indianapolis, with the Brickyard 400 on NBC Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The Xfinity Series goes Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The Tour de France arrives in Paris for the final stage Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on NBC Sports network. There’s a stage Thursday at 7:30 a.m., followed by stages Friday and Saturday starting at 8 a.m.
FoxSports1 has the Gold Cup match between Canada and Jamaica Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and Mexico meeting Honduras at 10:30 p.m. There’s a semifinal Sunday at 9 p.m.
Manchester United takes on Manchester City in the International Champions Cup Thursday at 10:30 p.m. on ESPN. Juventus takes on  Barcelona Saturday at 6 p.m. on ESPN and it’s Paris Saint Germain against Tottenham Hotspur Saturday at 8 p.m. on ESPN2.
Orlando City takes on Atlanta United Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN and Minnesota United meets the Red Bulls Saturday at 4 p.m. FoxSports1 brings Vancouver-Portland Sunday at 6:30 p.m.
The best of the WNBA gather for the all-star game Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on ABC.
Comcast offers World Team Tennis play between Springfield and San Diego Friday at 8 p.m.
The Diamond League track and field competes in Monaco Friday at 2 p.m. on NBC Sports network.


Breakfast at Wimbledon

There’s a Williams sister in the semifinals.
No surprise.
There’s an American man in the semifinals.
A surprise.
Venus Williams will be trying to make her first final since 2009 Thursday in the women’s semifinal, starting at 8 a.m. on ESPN. Either Williams or sister Serena have appeared in 13 of the past 17 Wimbledon finals.
On the men’s side, Sam Querry ousted top-ranked Andy Murray Wednesday to advance to Friday’s semifinals. ESPN has coverage starting at 8 a.m.
The women’s final will be Saturday at 9 a.m., with the men crowning their champion Sunday at 9 a.m.
The Orioles start the second half by hosting the Cubs on MASN this weekend, while the Nationals visit Cincinnati on MASN2.
The Yankees and Red Sox get plenty of coverage, with Saturday afternoon’s game on FoxSports1 before the Sunday day/night doubleheader splits between TBS and ESPN. The Rangers meet the Royals Saturday at 7:15 p.m. on FoxSports1.
NASCAR visits New Hampshire this weekend, with the Monster Series on NBC Sports network Sunday at 3 p.m. The Xfinity Series takes the track Saturday at 4 p.m.
CBS has the PGA tour’s John Deere Classic Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
Fox carries the U.S. Women’s Open Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. FoxSports1 has the first two rounds Thursday and Friday at 1:30 p.m.
Stage 12 of the Tour de France starts Thursday at 7:30 a.m. on NBC Sports network. The race continues Friday at 8:30 a.m., Saturday at 8 a.m. and Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
ESPN2 has NBA Summer League games Thursday starting at 4:30 p.m. There’s three more contests Saturday at 4 p.m. and two games Sunday at 6 and 8 p.m.
The Galaxy face Manchester United in an international friendly Saturday at 10 p.m. on ESPN2.
El Salvador faces Curacao in the Gold Cup Thursday at 8 p.m. on FoxSports1, then Mexico meets Jamaica at 10:30 p.m. Costa Rica clashes with French Guiana Friday at 7:30 p.m. before Canada takes on Honduras.
Mexico meets Curacao Sunday at 8:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
There’s X Games action from Minneapolis Thursday and Friday at 9 p.m. on ESPN. Coverage continues Saturday at 3 and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m.


Return to Greenbrier

A year after flooding forced the cancellation of the Greenbrier Classic, the resort will host the PGA tour this weekend.
CBS has coverage Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
Last year’s flood – two weeks before the tournament was scheduled – covered the resort’s golf courses in water and debris. Restoring the Old White course means the PGA tour pros will be playing a different type course than the last visit two years ago.
The Orioles visit the Twins for the weekend, with games on MASN2 Thursday, Friday and Sunday and MASN Saturday at 2 p.m.
The Nationals host the Braves in a four-game set, with coverage on MASN Thursday and Friday, moving to MASN2 Saturday at 4 p.m. before the series finale airs on MASN.
Fox brings three contests Saturday at 7:15 p.m., with the Royals visiting the Dodgers while the Cubs host the Pirates and the Tigers take on the Indians.
FoxSports1 offers the Diamondbacks against the Reds Saturday at 10 p.m., and ESPN closes the first half of the season by showing the Tigers and Indians.
Coverage of Wimbledon’s second round continues Thursday at 7 a.m. on ESPN. There’s more action Friday at 7 a.m. and Saturday at 7 a.m.
NASCAR visits Kentucky, with the Monster Series going Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network. The Xfinity Series takes the track Friday at 8 p.m.
The Indy Car circuit will be in Iowa Sunday at 5:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network, after qualifying Saturday at 3 p.m.
NBC Sports network has qualifying for the Austrian Grand Prix Saturday at 8 a.m.
The Tour de France continues on NBC Sports network with Stage 6 Thursday at 8 a.m. There’s Stage 7 Friday at 8 a.m. and Stage 9 Sunday at 7 a.m.
The United States faces Canada in the World Cup of Softball Thursday at 7 p.m. on ESPN and meets Japan Friday at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
It’s United States against Puerto Rico Saturday at 2 p.m. on ESPN2 before the United States takes on Australia at 8 p.m. There’s another contest Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN.
There’s NBA Summer League action between the Clippers and Lakers Friday at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN. ESPN2 has the Bucks and Cavaliers Friday at 6:30 p.m., then it’s Suns-Kings at 10:30 p.m.
The Lakers take on the Celtics Saturday at 8:30 p.m., followed by 76ers-Warriors on ESPN.
Sunday’s play starts at 4:30 p.m. on ESPN with the Suns against the Mavericks, followed by three games on ESPN2. The Timberwolves take on the Nuggets at 6:30 p.m., then it’s Trailblazers-Celtics and 76ers meeting the Spurs.
Comcast has an NBA Summer League game between the Wizards and Grizzlies Saturday at 4 p.m.
North of the border, Hamilton takes on Saskatchewan Saturday at 10 p.m. on ESPN2.
There’s Diamond League track and field Thursday at 2 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
ESPN2 has WNBA action between the Sparks and Lynx Thursday at 8 p.m.