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Don’t touch that dial… here’s the sport on TV this weekend

Don’t laugh, the weather’s due to change over the next few days.

Victoria Azarenka found an alternative to watching the World Ice Skating Championships this weekend.
Victoria Azarenka found an alternative to watching the World Ice Skating Championships this weekend.
Image: J Pat Carter/AP/Press Association Images
  • One to sit in for: I don’t know about you, but we’ll be downing tools at 6.59pm on Saturday evening and flicking over to RTÉ 2 for Munster v Leinster.
  • One to Sky-plus: It’s Final Four time in the NCAA “March Madness” basketball tournament, but let’s be honest, you’ve probably better things to be doing at 11pm on a Saturday night. At least it should be relatively easy to avoid the scores…
  • One to skip: Now that world number one Mark Selby has withdrawn from the China Open with a neck injury, we won’t be bothering with that any more.

Here’s what we’ve got lined up for this weekend…

Friday

Australian Rules: AFL, Hawthorn v Collingwood, (ESPN, 9.30am).

Cricket: Twenty20, South Africa v India (Sky Sports 2, 4.55pm); West Indies v Australia, (Sky Sports 2, 8.30pm).

Golf: The Sicilian Open (Sky Sports, 9.30am, 2.30pm). LPGA Kraft Nabisco Championship (Sky Sports 3, 5pm, 11pm); Houston Open (Sky Sports 3, 8pm)

Ice Skating: World Championships, (Eurosport, 7pm).

Motor Cycling: Speedway, Grand Prix of New Zealand, (Sky Sports 1, 4am).

Rugby League: Stobart Super League, Warrington v St Helens, (Sky Sports 1, 7.30pm).

Rugby Union : RaboDirect PRO12, Ulster v Aironi (TG4, BBC NI, 7pm). Aviva Premiership, Leicester v Worcester, (ESPN, 7pm).

Soccer: Airtricity League, Shamrock Rovers v Bohemians, (RTÉ Two, 7.00pm).

Snooker: China Open (Eurosport, 7.30am, 12.30pm).

Table Tennis: World Team Table Tennis Championships, (Eurosport, 10.30am, 3.30pm).

Tennis: Sony Ericsson Open (Sky Sports 2, 8pm, midnight).

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Saturday

Basketball: NCAA March Madness, TBA, (ESPN America, 11pm). NBA, San Antonio Spurs v Indiana Pacers, (ESPN, 1.30am, Sun).

Boxing : British Light Middleweight, Brian Rose v Max Maxwell, (Sky Sports 1, 8pm).

GAA: All-Ireland Club SFC replay, Garrycastle v Crossmaglen Rangers, (TG4, 4.45pm). Allianz FL, Mayo v Dublin, (Setanta Ireland, 6.30pm).

Golf: European Tour, Sicilian Open, (Sky Sports 3, noon and 2.30pm). PGA Tour, Houston Open, (Sky Sports 3, 6pm); LPGA Tour, Kraft Nabisco Championship, (Sky Sports 3, 11pm).

Horse Racing: Racing, (Channel 4, 1.55pm); Dubai World Cup, (TG4, Sky Sports 4, 2pm).

Ice Skating: World Championships, Nice, (Eurosport, 7.30pm).

Motor Cycling: Speedway, Grand Prix of New Zealand, (Sky Sports 1, 6am).

Motor Sport: Auto GP, Valencia, (Eurosport, noon).

Rugby League: Stobart Super League, London Broncos v Wakefield, (Sky Sports 1, 5.30pm).

Rugby Union: RaboDirect PRO12, Munster v Leinster, (RTÉ Two, 7pm). IRB Sevens, Japan, (Sky Sports 4, 6am). Super 15, Chiefs v Waratahs, (Sky Sports 1, 7.30am); Brumbies v Sharks, (Sky Sports 1, 9.30am); Western Force v Reds, (Sky Sports 1, 11.30am). Top 14, Biarritz v Clermont Auvergne, (Setanta Ireland, noon). Aviva Premiership, Saracens v Harlequins, (Sky Sports 1, 3pm); Bath v Northampton, (ESPN, 4.45pm).

Snooker: China Open, day six, (Eurosport, 7.30am, 1pm).

Soccer: SPL, Motherwell v Rangers, (ESPN, 11.15am). League One, Sheffield Wednesday v Preston North End, (Sky Sports 2, 12.30pm). Barclays Premier League, QPR v Arsenal, (Setanta Ireland, 2.30pm). League Championship, Blackpool v Southampton, (BBC2, 5.10pm). Primera Division, Osasuna v Real Madrid, Barcelona v Athletic Bilbao (Sky Sports 4, 7pm, 9pm). Serie A, Parma v Lazio, (ESPN, 7.45pm). Premier Soccer Saturday, (RTE Two, 9.45pm). Match of the Day, (BBC1 NI, 10.20pm). Football League Show, (BBC1 NI, 11.45pm).

Tennis: WTA Tour, Sony Ericsson Open, (Eurosport, 5pm).

Sunday

Cycling: Tour of Flanders, (Eurosport, 11.45pm, 2.15pm ).

GAA: TBA, (TG4, 2pm). League Sunday, (RTÉ Two, 8pm).

Golf: European Tour, Sicilian Open, (Sky Sports 2, noon). PGA Tour, Houston Open, (Sky Sports 3, 6pm). LPGA Tour, Kraft Nabisco Championship, (Sky Sports 3, 11pm).

Motor Sport: British Touring Car Championship, Brands Hatch, (ITV4, 11am). World Touring Car Championship, Valencia, (Eurosport, 1.15pm, 4pm). IndyCar Series, (Sky Sports 4, 7.30pm).

Rugby Union: IRB Sevens, Japan, (Sky Sports 4, 6am).

Snooker: China Open, day seven, (Eurosport, 7.30am).

Soccer: Serie A, Roma v Novara, Juventus v Napoli, (ESPN, 11.30am, 7.15pm). SPL, Celtic v St Johnstone, (Sky Sports 4, 12.30pm); Inverness v Hibernian, (ESPN, 2.45pm). Barclays Premier League, Newcastle v Liverpool, (Sky Sports 1, 1pm); Tottenham v Swansea, (Sky Sports 1, 3.30pm); Primera Division, Villarreal v Espanyol, (Sky Sports 1, 9pm).

Tennis: ATP Tour, Sony Ericsson Open, (Sky Sports 2, 6pm).

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