Viewing Picks for July 26, 2013

All Times Eastern

Australian Rules Football
Essendon Bombers vs. Hawthorn Hawks — Fox Soccer Plus, 5:30 a.m.
Melbourne Demons vs. North Melbourne Kangaroos — Fox Soccer Plus, midnight

Beach Volleyball
World Series of Beach Volleyball, Long Beach, CA
Women's Grand Slam Semifinal #1 — Universal Sports, 1:30 p.m.
Women's Grand Slam Bronze Medal Game — Universal Sports, 5 p.m.
Women's Grand Slam Semifinal #2 & Final; Men's Grand Slam Quarterfinals — NBC Sports Network, 8 p.m.

Friday Night Fights, Lincoln, CA
Carlos Burgos vs. Yakubu Amidu — ESPN2, 9 p.m.

Calgary Stampeders at Winnipeg Blue Bombers — TSN/ESPN3, 8 p.m.

College Football
College Football Live — ESPN, 3:30 p.m.

Formula 1
Grand Prix of Hungary, Budapest, Hungary
Practice — NBC Sports Network, 8 a.m.

Senior Open Championship, Southport, England
Second Round — ESPN2, noon

U.S. Junior Amatuer, Truckee, CA
Day 5 — Golf Channel, 1 p.m.

PGA Tour
Canadian Open, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Second Round — Golf Channel, 3 p.m. Tour
Boise Open, Boise, ID
Second Round — Golf Channel, 6:30 p.m. (same day coverage)

19 Hole — Golf Channel, midnight

National League
St. Louis at Atlanta — MLB Network, 7:30 p.m.
Chicago Cubs at San Francisco — WGN America, 10:15 p.m.

Philadelphia at Detroit — MLB Network, 7 p.m.

The Rundown — MLB Network, 2 p.m.
MLB Now — MLB Network, 4 p.m.
MLB Tonight: On-Deck Circle — MLB Network, 6 p.m.
Baseball Tonight — ESPN, 10 p.m.
Baseball Tonight — ESPN2, 1 a.m. (Saturday)
Quick Pitch — MLB Network, 1 a.m. (Saturday)

Nationwide Series
Indiana 250, Indianapolis, IN
Practice — Speed, 10:30 a.m.

Sprint Cup Series
Brickyard 400, Indianapolis, IN
Practice — Speed, 11:30 a.m.

Inside Training Camp Live — NFL Network, 10 a.m.
NFL Live — ESPN, 4 p.m.
Training Camp Live — NFL Network, 8 p.m.

International Club Friendly, Osaka, Japan
Cerezo Osaka vs. Manchester United — Fox Soccer, 5:55 a.m.

Sports Talk
NFL AM — NFL Network, 6 a.m.
Morning Drive — Golf Channel, 7 a.m.
The Dan Patrick Show — Audience Network (DirecTV), 9 a.m./NBC Sports Network, 9:30 a.m. (joined in progress)
Tim Brando Show — CBS Sports Network, 9 a.m.
The Box Score — Audience Network (DirecTV)/NBC Sports Network, noon
SVP & Russillo — ESPNews, 2 p.m.
Outside the Lines — ESPN, 3 p.m.
Pardon the Interruption — ESPN, 5:30 p.m.
ROME — CBS Sports Network, 6 p.m.
The Crossover with Michelle Beadle — NBC Sports Network, 6 p.m.
The Artie Lange Show — Audience Network (DirecTV), 10 p.m.
Fox Soccer News — Fox Soccer, 10 p.m.
Lead Off — CBS Sports Network, midnight

US Open — CBS Sports Network, 8 p.m.

ATP Tour
Suisse Open, Gstaad, Switzerland
Quarterfinals — Tennis Channel, 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. (same day coverage)

US Open Series
ATP Tour
Atlanta Open, Atlanta, GA
Quarterfinal 2 — ESPN2, 4 p.m.
Quarterfinal 3 — ESPN2, 7 p.m.
Quarterfinal 4 — Tennis Channel, 9 p.m.

ATP Tour
Croatia Open Umag, Umag, Croatia
Quarterfinals — Tennis Channel, 5 p.m. & 7 p.m. (same day coverage)

US Open Series
WTA Tour
Bank of the West Classic, Stanford, CA
Quarterfinal — ESPN2, 11 p.m.
Quarterfinal — Tennis Channel, 1 a.m. (delayed)

Track & Field
IAAF Diamond League, London, England
Sainsbury's Anniversary Games — Universal Sports, 3 p.m.

Ken Fang

About Ken Fang

Ken has been covering the sports media in earnest at his own site, Fang's Bites since May 2007 and at Awful Announcing since March 2013. He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television. Fang celebrates the three Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.