Viewing Picks for August 3, 2013

All Times Eastern

Arena Football
First-Round Playoff
Orlando Predators at Philadelphia Soul — CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m.

Australian Rules Football
Carlton Blues vs. Fremantle Dockers — Fox Soccer Plus, 5:30 a.m.

Boxing
Fight Night, Uncasville, CT
Curtis Stevens vs. Saul Roman — NBC Sports Network, 10:30 p.m.

Golf
LPGA Tour
Women's British Open, Fife, Scotland
Third Round — ESPN2, 10 a.m.

PGA Tour
WGC Bridgestone Invitational, Akron, OH
Third Round — Golf Channel, noon/CBS, 2 p.m.

Web.com Tour
Mylan Classic, Canonsburg, PA
Third Round — Golf Channel, 2 p.m.

Champions Tour
3M Championship, Blaine, MN
Second Round — Golf Channel, 4 p.m.

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PGA Tour
Reno-Tahoe Open, Reno, NV
Third Round — Golf Channel, 7 p.m.

PGA Tour 2013: Playing With a Purpose — CBS, 1 p.m.

Horse Racing
The Hambletonian Stakes — CBS Sports Network, 3:30 p.m.

Glorious Goodwood, West Sussex, England
Day 5 — beIN Sport, 5 p.m. (same day coverage)

Summer at Saratoga, Saratoga Springs, NY
Whitney Invitational Handicap — NBC, 5 p.m.

West Virginia Derby — Fox Sports Net, 5 p.m.

IndyCar
Honda Indy 200, Lexington, OH
Qualifying — NBC Sports Network, 5 p.m.

Mixed Martial Arts
UFC 163: Aldo vs. Korean Zombie, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Prelims — FX, 8 p.m.
Maim Event — Pay per view, 10 p.m.

UFC Post Fight Show — Fuel, 1 a.m. (Sunday)

MLB
American League
Texas at Oakland — Fox, 4 p.m.
Chicago White Sox at Detroit — WGN America, 7 p.m.

National League
Atlanta at Philadelphia or Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago Cubs — Fox, 4 p.m.
St. Louis at Cincinnati — MLB Network, 7 p.m.

Interleague
Arizona at Boston — MLB Network, 7 p.m.

MLB Player Poll — Fox, 3 p.m.
Fox Saturday Baseball Pregame Show — Fox, 3:30 p.m.
MLB Bloopers: Volume 1 — MLB Network, 3;30 p.m.
MLB Tonight — MLB Network, 10 p.m.
Quick Pitch — MLB Network, midnight

Baseball Tonight — ESPN2, 1:30 a.m. (Sunday)

NASCAR
Sprint Cup Series
Pocono 400, Long Pond, PA
Practice — Speed, 9 a.m.
Final Practice — Speed, 11:30 a.m.

Camping World Truck Series
Pocono Mountains 125, Long Pond, PA
Qualifying — Speed, 10 a.m.

Race — Speed, 1 p.m.

Nationwide Series
U.S. Cellular 250, Newton, IA
Race — ESPN, 8 p.m.

Trackside At: Pocono — Speed, 3 p.m.
NASCAR Countdown — ESPN, 7:30 p.m.

NFL
2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony — ESPN2/NFL Network, 7 p.m.

Soccer
English Championship
Queens Park Rangers vs. Sheffield Wednesday — beIN Sport, 9:55 a.m.
Burnley vs. Bolton Wanderers — beIN Sport, 11:30 p.m. (same day coverage)

Scottish Premier League
Celtic vs. Ross County — Fox Soccer Plus, 12:10 p.m.

International Club Friendly
AS Monaco vs. Tottenham Hotspur — beIN Sport, 12:25 p.m.

Trophée des Champions, Libreville, Gabon
Paris Saint Germain vs. Bordeaux — beIN Sport, 2:40 p.m.

MLS
New York vs. Sporting KC — NBC Sports Network, 6:30 p.m.
San Jose vs. Chivas USA — Univision Deportes, 10 p.m.

MLS Breakaway — NBC Sports Network, 9 p.m.

Steven Gerrard's Testimonial, Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Liverpool vs. Olympiacos — beIN Sport, 8:30 p.m. (same day coverage)

International Champions Cup, Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
Real Madrid vs. Everton — Fox, 8 p.m.
LA Galaxy  vs. Juventus — Fox Soccer, 10:30 p.m.

Match Day — Fox Soccer, 10 p.m.

Sports Talk
Morning Drive — Golf Channel, 7 a.m.
This is SportsCenter: Top 50 Countdown — ESPN2, 2 p.m.
ESPN Sports Saturday — ABC, 4 p.m.
Skiing Everest — ESPN Classic, 4:30 p.m.
Nine for IX: No Limits — ESPN Classic, 8 p.m.

Swimming & Water Polo
FINA World Championships, Barcelona, Spain
Men's Water Polo: Bronze Medal Match — Universal Sports, 10:30 a.m.
Swimming Finals — NBC, 1 p.m.
Men's Water Polo: Gold Medal Match — Universal Sports, 4 p.m.

Tennis
ATP Tour
Kitzbühel Cup, Kitzbühel, Austria
Final — Tennis Channel, 1 p.m. (same day coverage)

U.S. Open Series
ATP Tour
Citi Open, Washington, DC
Semifinals — ESPN2, 3 p.m./Tennis Channel, 7 p.m.

U.S. Open Series
WTA Tour
Southern California Open, Carlsbad, CA
Semifinals — ESPN2, 5 p.m./Tennis Channel, 10 p.m.

U.S. Open Series
WTA Tour
Citi Open, Washington DC
Semifinal — Tennis Channel, midnight (delayed)

WNBA
Chicago Sky at Indiana Fever — NBA TV, 7 p.m.
Atlanta Dream at Phoenix Mercury — NBA TV, 10 p.m.

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