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Sofa supporter: the sport on TV this weekend

There’s plenty to keep you out of trouble this weekend – including an early start on Sunday morning for all you newly-converted cricket fans.

TODAY

Athletics: European Indoor Championships, (RTÉ Two, 5.30pm); Eurosport, 8am; 3.45pm).

Basketball: NBA, New Jersey Nets v Toronto Raptors, (ESPN, 8pm); Orlando Magic v Chicago Bulls, (ESPN, midnight); San Antonio Spurs v Miami Heat, (ESPN, 2.30am, Sat).

Cricket: ICC Cricket World Cup, New Zealand v Zimbabwe, (Sky Sports 1, 3.45am); Bangladesh v West Indies, (Sky Sports 1, 11.30am).

General: Seó Spóirt, (TG$, 9.45pm); ITalksport, (Setanta Ireland, 10pm).

Golf: PGA Tour, The Honda Classic second round, (Sky Sports 3, 8pm).

Rugby: Magners League, Leinster v Scarlets, (TG4, 7.25pm); Live French Top 14, Clermont v Toulon, (Setanta Sports 1, 7.40pm); Super Rugby, Lions v Blues, (Sky Sports 2, 5pm); Magners League, Ulster v Aironi, (BBC2, 7pm).

Soccer: Airtricity League Live, Shamrock Rovers v Dundalk, (RTÉ Two, 7.30pm); Serie A, Lecce v Roma, (Setanta Sports 1, 7.40pm).

Tennis: Davis Cup, Austria v France, (Sky Sports 4, 1pm).

TOMORROW

Athletics: European Indoor Championships, (RTE Two, 3pm); (BBC1, 1pm; BBC2, 4.30pm).

Boxing: Saturday Fight Night, (Sky Sports 1, 8pm).

Cricket: ICC Cricket World Cup, Sri Lanka v Australia, (Sky Sports 1, 8.30am).

GAA: Sigerson Cup final, (TG4, 2pm); NHL, Tipperary v Waterford, (Setanta Ireland, 7pm).

Golf: PGA Tour, The Honda Classic third round, (Sky Sports 3, 6pm).

Horse racing: Mark your Card, (Setanta Ireland, noon); Channel 4 Racing, (Channel 4, 1.50pm).

Rugby: Aviva Premiership, Gloucester v Bath, (ESPN, 12.15pm); Leicester Tigers v Saracens, (Sky Sports 2, 3.05pm); Magners League, Munster v Newport-Gwent Dragons, (RTE Two, 7.15pm); Super Rugby, Chiefs v Melbourne Rebels, (Sky Sports 4, 6.30am); Brumbies v Reds, (Sky Sports 4, 8.30am); Western Force v Sharks, (Sky Sports 4, 10.45am); French Top 14, Bayonne v Toulouse, (Setanta Sports 1, 3.20pm); The Breakdown, (Setanta Ireland, 9.30pm).

Soccer: Barclays Premier League, Birmingham v West Brom, (Sky Sports 2, 12.30pm); Arsenal v Sunderland, (Setanta Ireland, 2pm); Manchester City v Wigan, (ESPN, 4.45pm); npower Championship, Cardiff v Ipswich, (Sky Sports 2, 5.15pm); Primera Division, coverage of two matches, (Sky Sports 4, from 6.55pm); Serie A, Juventus v AC Milan, (ESPN, 7.45pm); Premier Soccer Saturday, (RTE Two, 9.30pm); Match of the Day, (BBC1, 10.30pm).

Tennis: Davis Cup, Austria v France, (Sky Sports 4, 1pm).

SUNDAY

Athletics: European Indoor Championships, (RTE Two, 2pm); (BBC2, 1.30pm); Eurosport, 2.30pm).

Cricket: ICC Cricket World Cup, England v South Africa, (Sky Sports 2, 3.30am); India v Ireland, (Sky Sports 2, noon).

GAA: GAA Beo, (TG4, 2pm); League Sunday, (RTE Two, 8pm).

Golf: PGA Tour, The Honda Classic fourth round, (Sky Sports 3, 6pm).

Ice hockey: NHL, Anaheim Ducks v Vancouver Canucks, (ESPN, 1am).

Motor sport: World Rally Championship, Mexico, (ESPN, 5pm).

Rugby: Aviva Premiership, Exeter Chiefs v Northampton, (ESPN, 2.15pm).

Soccer: Barclays Premier League, Liverpool v Manchester United, (Sky Sports 1, 1pm); Wolves v Tottenham, (Sky Sports 1, 3.30pm); Clydesdale Bank Premier League, St Mirren v Rangers, (Sky Sports 4, 12.30pm); Primera Division, coverage of two matches, (Sky Sports 1, from 6.30pm); Serie A, Sampdoria v Cesena, (ESPN, 11.30am); Lazio v Palermo, (ESPN, 7.45pm; Setanta Ireland, 7.40pm); Premier Soccer Sunday, (RTE Two, 9pm).

Tennis: Davis Cup, Austria v France, (Sky Sports 3, 12.30pm).

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