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Sofa supporter: the sport on TV this weekend

The Premier League continues, the Rugby World Cup approaches its climax and the Korean Grand Prix gets underway all in the next few days.

Wales prepare for their big game at the weekend.
Wales prepare for their big game at the weekend.

Today

Cricket:First one-day international, India v England, (Sky Sports 1, 9.30am).

Golf: Portugal Masters from Vilamoura, (Sky Sports 3, 11,30am; Sky Sports 2, 4pm); McGladrey Classic from Sea Island, Georgia, (Sky Sports 3, 7pm).

Rugby Union: Currie Cup, Blue Bulls v Platinum Leopards, (Sky Sports 4, 6am); Top 14, Castres v Toulouse, (Setanta Ireland, 7.40pm).

Soccer: FAI Ford Cup Live, (Shelbourne v St Pats), (RTE Two, 7.30pm); npower Championship, Doncaster v Leeds, (Sky Sports 1, 7.30pm).

Tennis: Shanghai Masters, (Sky Sports 2, 7am; Generali Ladies Linz, (Eurosport, 1pm).

Tomorrow

Formula One: Korean Grand Prix qualifying, (BBC1, 5am; Setanta Ireland, 5.55am).

Golf: Portugal Masters from Vilamoura, (Sky Sports 1, 2pm); McGladrey Classic from Sea Island, Georgia, (Sky Sports 3, 8pm).

Horse Racing: British Champions’ Day from Ascot, (BBC1, 1.35pm; BBC2, 2.15pm); Channel 4 Racing, (Channel 4, 1.55pm).

Rugby Union: World Cup semi-final, Wales v France, (RTÉ Two, UTV, Setanta Ireland, 8.30am; TG4, 11am); Currie Cup, Free State Cheetahs v Griquas & Western Province v Pumas, (Sky Sports 4, 1.55pm, 4pm); Championship, Bedford v Doncaster, (Sky Sports 3, 3.30pm); LV= Cup, Scarlets v Leicester, (Sky Sports 3, 5.45pm).

Soccer: Barclays Premier League, Liverpool v Manchester United, (Sky Sports 2, noon); Manchester City v Aston Villa, (Setanta Sports 1, 2.30pm); Chelsea v Everton, (ESPN, 4.30pm); Clydesdale Bank Premier League, Kilmarnock v Celtic, (ESPN, noon); npower Championship, Portsmouth v Barnsley, (Sky Sports 2, 5pm); Primera Division, Real Madrid v Real Betis (second half), Barcelona v Racing Santander & Granada v Atletico Madrid, (Sky Sports 1 from 6pm); Serie A, AC Milan v Palermo, (Setanta Ireland, 7.40pm; ESPN, 7.45pm).

Tennis: Shanghai Masters, (Sky Sports 1, 9.30am; Sky Sports 3, 1pm); Generali Ladies Linz, (Eurosport, 1pm).

Sunday

American Football: NFL, Atlanta Falcons v Carolina Panthers followed by Tampa Bay Buccaneers v New Orleans Saints, (Sky Sports 2, 5.30pm); Chicago Bears v Minnesota Vikings, (Channel 4, 1am, Mon).

Athletics: Amsterdam Marathon, (Eurosport, 8.30am).

Cricket: Second Twenty20 international, South Africa v Australia, (Sky Sports 2, 1.25pm).

Formula One: Korean Grand Prix, (BBC1 6am; Setanta Sports 1, 7am).

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GAA: GAA Beo, Cork SFC final, (TG4, 3.15pm); Tipperary SHC final (deferred).

Golf: Portugal Masters from Vilamoura, (Sky Sports 3, 2pm); McGladrey Classic from Sea Island, Georgia, (Sky Sports 3, 7pm).

Rugby Union: World Cup semi-final, New Zealand v Australia (RTÉ Two, UTV, Setanta Ireland, 8.30am; TG4, 11am).

Soccer: Barclays Premier League, Arsenal v Sunderland followed by Newcastle v Tottenham, (Sky Sports 1, 1pm); npower Championship, (Birmingham v Leicester, BBC1, 12.50pm); Primera Division, Sevilla v Sporting Gijon, (Sky Sports 1, 9pm); Serie A, Cesena v Fiorentina, Chievo v Juventus & Lazio v Roma, (ESPN, 11.30am, 2pm, 7.30pm; Bundesliga, Cologne v Hannover, (ESPN, 4.30pm).

Tennis: Shanghai Masters, (Sky Sports 2, 9.30am); Generali Ladies Linz Eurosport, 1pm).

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