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

Broke after last weekend’s goings on? It’s time to get on the sofa for the weekend.

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  • One to sit in for: Armagh v Down on Setanta at Saturday tea-time? Why not.
  • One to Sky-plus: The La Liga soccer on the same night could be tasty. Barca are back to within six points of Real. What’s Spanish for ‘squeaky bum’?
  • One to skip: I’ve been warned off the horses after last week.

So here’s what’s in store…

Friday

Basketball: Superleague women’s and men’s finals, (Setanta Ireland, 6.30pm, 8.30pm).

Boxing: European lightweight title, Gavin Rees v Anthony Mezaache, (Sky Sports 4, 9pm).

Cricket: Third Test, New Zealand v South Africa (Sky Sports 2, 9.25pm).  ODI, West Indies v Australia, (Sky Sports 2, 1.25pm, 3.30pm).

Cycling: Tour of Catalunya (Eurosport, 3pm).

Football: Bundesliga, Wolfsburg v Hamburg, (ESPN, 7.15pm).

Golf: European Tour, The Trophee Hassan II (Sky Sports 1, 11.30am, 3.30pm); PGA Tour, Arnold Palmer Invitational (Sky Sports 3, 7pm).

Motorsport: Formula One Practice, Malaysia Grand Prix (Setanta Ireland, 3am, Sat, Sky Sports F1, 4.55am, Sat).

General: Seo Spoirt, (TG4, 8.30pm).

Rugby: RaboDirect PRO12, Leinster v Ospreys (RTE Two, 7pm). Hong Kong Sevens, (Sky Sports 2, 7.45pm).

Saturday

Basketball: NBA Western Conference, Houston Rockets v Dallas Mavericks, (ESPN, midnight).

Boxing: WBC Light Welterweight title, Erik Morales v Danny Garcia, (Sky Sports 1, 12.45am, Sun); British Super Featherweight title, Gary Buckland v Paul Truscott, (Sky Sports 1, 8pm).

Cricket: Twenty20 World Cup qualifier highlights, (RTÉ Two, 11.35pm).  Test, New Zealand v South Africa, (Sky Sports 3, 10pm).

Cycling: Tour of Catalunya, (Eurosport, 3pm).

Football: Premier League, Chelsea v Tottenham, (Sky Sports 2, noon); Liverpool v Wigan, (Setanta Sports 1, 2.30pm); Stoke v Manchester City, (ESPN, 4.30pm). Premier Soccer, (RTÉ Two, 8pm). Primera Division, Real Mallorca v Barcelona, Real Madrid v Real Sociedad and Getafe v Valencia, (Sky Sports 4, 5.15pm, 7pm, 9pm).

GAA: Allianz HL, Dublin v Tipperary, (Setanta Ireland, 4.55pm); Allianz FL, Armagh v Down, (Setanta Sports 1, 6.55pm).

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Golf: Trophee Hassan II, (Sky Sports 1, 1pm); Arnold Palmer Invitational, (Sky Sports 3, 5pm).

Horse racing: Channel 4 Racing, (Channel 4, 1.55pm).

Rugby: RaboDirectPro12, Treviso v Ulster, (BBCNI, 4pm); Rabo, Munster v Connacht, (TG4, 730pm); Aviva Premiership, Harlequins v Bath, (ESPN, 1.30pm), Northampton v Wasps, (Sky Sports 1, 5.30pm). Super 15, Crusaders v Cheetahs and Brumbies v Highlanders, (Sky Sports 1, 6.30am, 8.30am).  Hong Kong Sevens, (ESPN, 6.30am).

Motorsport: Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix qualifying, (Sky Sports F1, Setanta Ireland, 8am).

Tennis: Sony Ericsson Open, (Sky Sports 4, 3pm).

Sunday

Basketball: NBA inter-Conference, Oklahoma City Thunder v Miami Heat, (ESPN, 1am, Mon) .

Cricket: Test, Sri Lanka v England, (Sky Sports 1, 5am, Mon); New Zealand v South Africa, (Sky Sports 4, 10.25pm). ODI, West Indies v Australia, (Sky Sports 4, 2.25pm).

Cycling: Tour of Catalunya, (Eurosport, 12.45pm); Criterium International, (Eurosport, 2.30pm).

Football: Airtricity League, Bohemians v St Patrick’s Athletic, (RTÉ Two, 3.45pm). Premier League, West Brom v Newcastle, (Sky Sports 1, 3.30pm). SPL, Rangers v Celtic, (Sky Sports 1, 12.30pm). Johnstones Paint Trophy final, Chesterfield v Swindon, (Sky Sports 2, 1.30pm).

GAA: TBC, live and deferred coverage of the GAa Allianz League (TG4, 2pm); League Sunday, (RTÉ Two, 8pm).

Golf: Trophee Hassan II, (Sky Sports 3, 2pm); Arnold Palmer invitational, (Sky Sports 3, 6pm).

Hockey: Olympic qualification, women’s decider, Belgium v Ireland, (Eurosport 2, 3pm)

Motorsport: Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix, (Sky Sports F1, Setanta Ireland 8.55am); Malaysian GP2 sprint race, (Setanta Ireland, 6.10am).

Rugby: Aviva Premiership, London Irish v Leicester, (ESPN, 2.15pm). Hong Kong Sevens, (Sky Sports 2, 6am).

Tennis: Sony Ericsson Open, (Sky Sports 2, 4.30pm, Eurosport, 6pm).

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