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

I am all over that couch like controversy on Luis Suarez.

Ulster star John Afoa.
Ulster star John Afoa.
Image: INPHO/Presseye/Darren Kidd
  • One to watch: Manchester United v Liverpool. As the Churchill dog says: Oh yes.
  • One to Sky+: Plenty of top level rugby on over the weekend: don’t miss a second just cos you’re in B&Q.
  • One to skip: I won’t be watching the tennis from Hobart, I reckon.


Cricket: ODIs, Australia v Sri Lanka, (Sky Sports 2, 6am); India v England, (Sky Sports 1, 8.30am); Test, South Africa v New Zealand, (Sky Sports 2, 11.30am).

Darts: BDO World Championship (ESPN, 6.30pm).

Football: npower Championship, Wolves v Blackburn, (Sky Sports 1 1930.

Golf: Volvo Golf Champions (Sky Sports 2, 11am); Sony Open (Sky Sports 3, Midnight).

Rugby: Ulster v Glasgow (Sky Sports, 7.30pm); Northampton v Castres (Sky Sports, 7.30pm).

Tennis: WTA, Hobart International (ESPN, 8am).


NFL: Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers (Sky Sports 1, 9pm).

Cricket: Test, South Africa v New Zealand, (Sky Sports 3, 8am); ODI, Australia v Sri Lanka, (Sky Sports 2, 3am, Sun).

Darts: BDO World Championships, semi-finals, (BBC1, 2.30pm, ESPN, 5pm).

Football: npower Championship, Hull v Sheffield Wednesday, (Sky Sports 2, 5pm); Primera Division, Osasuna v Real Madrid followed by Valencia v Sevilla, (Sky Sports 4 from 6.55pm); Premier Soccer Saturday, (RTÉ Two, 8pm).

Golf: Volvo Golf Champions, (Sky Sports 4, noon); Sony Open day three, (Sky Sports 3, midnight).

Horse racing: Warwick and Kempton Park, (Channel 4 1.30pm).

Rugby: Heineken Cup, Harlequins v Connacht, (Sky Sports 1, 1pm); Racing Metro v Saracens, (Sky Sports 1, 3.30pm); Leinster v Scarlets, (Sky Sports 1, 5.45pm).

Tennis: ATP Tour, Sydney International final, (ESPN, 8.30am).


NFL: Seattle Seahawks at Atlanta Falcons, Houston Texans at New England Patriots  (Sky Sports 2, 5.30pm).

Cricket: ODI, Australia v Sri Lanka, (Sky Sports 2, 6am); Test, South Africa v New Zealand, (Sky Sports 3, 8am).

Darts: BDO World Championship final, (BBC2, 5.45pm).

Football: Premier League, Man Utd v Liverpool, (Sky Sports 1, 1pm); Arsenal v Man City, (Sky Sports 1, 3.30pm); Primera Division, Atletico Madrid v Real Zaragoza followed by Malaga v Barcelona, (Sky Sports 1 from 7pm); Serie A, live matches, (ESPN 1.30pm and 7.15pm); Ligue 1, live match, (ESPN, 4pm).

Golf: Volvo Golf Champions, (Sky Sports 4, 11am); Sony Open, (Sky Sports 3, midnight).

Rugby union: Heineken Cup, Edinburgh v Munster, (Sky Sports 2, 12.30pm); Ospreys v Leicester Tigers, (Sky Sports 2, 2.45pm).

Snooker: Masters first round, Neil Robertson v Ding Junhui, (BBC2, 12.55pm).

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