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

With the Olympics underway, there really is no reason to leave your sofa. Except for bathroom visits. And eating. And getting direct sunlight. But that’s it.

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso leads the way going into Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix.
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso leads the way going into Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix.
Image: PA Images via Balazs Czagany/AP/Press Association Images

  • One to watch: There’s round the clock coverage of London 2012 and with plenty of Irish interest, you’ll be kept entertained.
  • One to Sky+: Don’t forget in all the excitement that the Hungarian F1 Grand Prix is on. Record.
  • One to miss: Meaningless pre-season soccer friendlies can take a back seat this week.

Today

Cricket: ECB 40 League Cricket, Netherlands vs Gloucester Gladiators, (Sky Sports 2, 1:30pm); Live Test Cricket, West Indies vs New Zealand, (Sky Sports 4, 2:55pm).

Darts: World Matchplay (Sky Sports, 1 1pm, Sky Sports, 1 7pm).

Formula One: Hungarian GP Practice 1, (Setanta, 8:55am, Sky Sports F1 HD 8:45am); Hungarian GP Practice 2, (Sky Sports F1 HD, 12:45pm).

Golf: Live European Tour Golf, The Austrian Open, (Sky Sports 3, 12pm); Live Ladies European Tour Golf, The Evian Masters, (Sky Sports 3, 4pm); Live Seniors European Tour Golf, The Senior Open Championship, (Sky Sports 3, 5:30pm); Live PGA Tour, The Canadian Tour, (Sky Sports 3, 8pm).

London 2012: Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, (RTE 8:30pm, BBC 7pm).

Motorcycling: Moto GP, US Grand Prix Practice, (Setanta, 10pm).

Soccer: Arsenal vs Manchester City, (Setanta 12:55pm, ESPN 1pm); Benfica vs Real Madrid, (Setanta, 6:55pm); Newcastle United vs Olympiakos, (ESPN, 8:45pm).

Tennis: Live ATP Tennis, (ESPN, 3pm)

Saturday

Athletics: All-Ireland Schools Championships, (Setanta, 4pm).

Aussie Rules: AFL, Carlton Blues vs Richmond Tigers, (ESPN, 3pm).

Cricket: ECB 40 League Cricket, Somerset vs Welsh Dragons, (Sky Sports 2, 1:30pm); Live Test Cricket, West Indies vs New Zealand, (Sky Sports 4, 2:55pm).

Darts: World Matchplay (Sky Sports, 7pm).

Formula One: Hungarian Grand Prix Practice 3, (Setanta 9:55am, Sky Sports F1 HD 9:45am); Hungarian Grand Prix Qualifying, (Setanta 12:55pm, Sky Sports F1 HD, 12:00pm).

GAA: All-Ireland Football Qualifiers Round 4, Laois vs Meath, (RTE One, 3;10pm).

Golf: Live European Tour Golf, The Austrian Open, (Sky Sports 1, 12pm); Live Ladies European Tour Golf, The Evian Masters, (Sky Sports 1, 11am); Live European Seniors Golf, The Senior Open Championship, (Sky Sports 1, 4pm); Live PGA Tour Golf, (Sky Sports 2, 8pm).

Grand Prix Speedway: Croatia Grand Prix, (Sky Sports 1, 11pm).

London 2012: Day One Coverage, (RTE 9:30am, BBC 6am, Eurosport 6am).

Motorcycling: Moto GP, US Grand Prix Practice, (Setanta, 6pm).

Rugby: Live Super Rugby, Stormers vs Sharks, (Sky Sports 3, 3:30pm).

Soccer: Live Russian Football, Zenit St. Petersburg vs Dinamo Moscow, (ESPN, 10:30am); Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur, (ESPN, 6pm); Newcastle United vs Braga, (ESPN, 8:45pm).

Sunday

Aussies Rules: AFL, St. Kilda va Western Bulldogs, (ESPN, 6am).

Cricket: ECB 40 League Cricket, Worcestershire Royals vs Essex Eagles, (Sky Sports 2, 1pm); Live Test Cricket, West Indies vs New Zealand, (Sky Sports, 2:55pm).

Darts: World Matchplay, (Sky Sports 1, 7pm).

Formula One: Hungarian Grand Prix, (Setanta 12:55pm, Sky Sports F1 HD 11:30am).

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GAA: All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Quarter Finals, Cork vs Waterford, Kilkenny vs Limerick (RTE, 1:30pm); The Sunday Game (RTE, 10pm).

Golf: Live Ladies European Tour Golf, The Evian Masters, (Sky Sports 1, 11am); Live European Seniors Golf, The Seniors Open Championship, (Sky Sports 1, 4pm); Live PGA Tour Golf, The Austrian Open, (Sky Sports 3, 8pm).

London 2012: Day Two Coverage, (RTE 9:30am, BBC 6am, Eurosport 6am).

Motorcycling: Moto GP, US Grand Prix, (Setanta, 9:55pm).

Motorsport: Live NASCAR, The Crown Royal 400, (Setanta, 5:00pm).

Rugby: Live Super League, St. Helens vs Huddersfield, (Sky Sports 2, 7:30pm).

Soccer: Kitchee FC vs Arsenal, (Setanta, 10am); Russian Premier League, Anzhi vs FC Rostov, (ESPN, 5pm); Live Brazilian Serie A, Bahia vs Corinthians, (ESPN, 8pm); MLS, Montreal Impact vs New York Red Bulls, (ESPN, 10pm).

Tennis: ATP World Series, (ESPN, 3pm).

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