Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop! July Sports on TV Heats Up Post-Fourth
Regular-season baseball takes a breather for the Midsummer Classic, but there’s no vacation for the rest of the sports world!
MLB All-Star Break The Miami Marlins welcome baseball’s best to Marlins Park for the 88th MLB All-Star Game festivities. First up, baseball’s best sluggers compete in the Home Run Derby (July 10, 8/7c, ESPN), in which 2016 derby champ Giancarlo Stanton (above) of the Marlins hopes home-field advantage will help his chances at a repeat title. Then it’s the American League vs. the National League in the All-Star Game (July 11, 8/7c, Fox). This year’s game won’t determine home-field advantage for the World Series, which will now be set by the better regular-season record. That’s probably a relief for NL contenders, as the AL won the last four All-Star Games.
The 25th ESPYS (July 12, 8/7c, ABC) Two-time Super Bowl winner Peyton Manning (above) hosts the 25th ESPYS sports awards from Los Angeles.
CONCACAF Gold Cup Soccer The U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team wraps up Gold Cup group play vs. Martinique (July 12, 9/8c, Fox Sports 1) in Tampa and then against Nicaragua (July 15, 7/6c, FXX) in Cleveland.
X Games Minneapolis (July 13, 9/8c, ESPN) The biggest names in skateboarding, BMX and motocross converge on U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. ESPN and ABC have live coverage through July 16.
Wimbledon Finals The fortnight of tennis at Wimbledon comes to a close with the ladies’ final (July 15, 9am/8c, ESPN) and the men’s final (July 16, 9am/8c, ESPN).
The Open Championship (First Round, July 20, 1:30am/12:30c, Golf Channel) The Open Championship (aka the British Open) is held at Royal Birkdale Golf Club in England for this year’s third major tournament. Golf Channel and NBC share coverage through July 23.
WNBA All-Star Game (July 22, 3:30/ 2:30c, ABC) Seattle’s KeyArena hosts a celebration of women’s hoops at the WNBA All-Star Game.
Tour de France (July 23, 10am/9c, NBCSN) The 21st and final stage of cycling’s Tour de France travels 103 kilometers (64 miles) from Montgeron to the Champs-Élysées in Paris.
F1 British Grand Prix (July 16, 7:30am/6:30c, CNBC) Formula One drivers tackle the 18-turn Silverstone Circuit in England, where British superstar Lewis Hamilton has won three straight.
NASCAR Brickyard 400 (July 23, 2:30/1:30c, NBC) The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to the legendary 2.5-mile oval at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Brickyard 400.