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

If your weather app looks like our weather app, you’ll be spending a lot of time on the couch. Here’s what’s on.

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  • One to watch: Only a fool would miss the hurling double-header on Sunday. You’re not a fool, are you?
  • One to Sky+: An 8am start for the Chiefs v Crusaders  Super Rugby semi? No, thanks.
  • One to skip: Most of those pre-season football friendlies look pretty unattractive.

Friday

Athletics: London Anniversary Games (BBC 2, 7.30pm; BBC 1, 8.30pm)

Cricket: Friends Life t20, Warwickshire Bears v Worcestershire Royals (Sky Sports 2, 7pm)

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

Diving: FINA World Championships (Eurosport 9am, 1pm, 4.30pm)

Formula 1: Hungarian GP Practice (Sky Sports F1, 8.55am)

Golf: Senior Open Championship (Sky Sports 1, 11.30am, 4pm); PGA Tour, RBC Canadian Open (Sky Sports 3, 8pm)

Rugby Union: Super Rugby promotion/relegation play-off, Southern Kings v Golden Lions (Sky Sports 4, 6pm)

Soccer: Airtricity League, St Patrick’s Athletic v Cork City (Setanta Ireland, 7.30pm); Friendly, Arsenal v Urawa Reds (ESPN, 11.30am); UEFA U19 Championships, France v Serbia (Eurosport, 2.30pm), Netherlands v Spain (Eurosport, 6.45pm), Portugal v Lithuania (Eurosport 2, 7pm)

Tennis: WTP Tour, Baku Cup (ESPN, 6am); ATP Croatia Open (Setanta Ireland, 4.30pm)

Saturday

Athletics: London Anniversary Games (BBC 1, 1.30pm)

Aussie Rules: AFL, Geelong v St Kilda (ESPN, 10.30am)

Cricket: T20, West Indies v Pakistan (Sky Sports 4, 6.55pm)

Cycling: Clasica San Sebastian (Eurosport, 2.45pm); Tour of Poland (Eurosport, 4.30pm)

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

Diving: FINA World Championships (Eurosport 9am, 1pm)

Formula 1: Hungarian GP, Practice and Qualifying (Setanta Ireland, 9.55am, 12.55pm)

GAA: LGFA All-Ireland qualifiers, Clare v Kildare, Donegal v Westmeath (TG4, 1pm); All-Ireland SFC qualifiers, Meath v Tyrone (RTÉ 2, 6.40pm)

Golf: Ladies Euro Tour, European Masters (Sky Sports 2, 1pm); Senior Open Championship (Sky Sports 2, 3pm); PGA Tour, RBC Canadian Open (Sky Sports 2, 7pm)

Horse Racing: Ascot and York (Channel 4, 1.35pm)

Rugby League: Challenge Cup semi-finals, London Broncos v Wigan Warriors (BBC 2, 4.40pm)

Rugby Union: Super Rugby semi-finals, Chiefs v Crusaders (Sky Sports 4, 8am), Bulls v Brumbies (Sky Sports 4, 3.30pm)

Soccer: German Super Cup, Bayern Munich v Borussia Dortmund (ESPN, 7.30pm); Barclays Asia Trophy, South China v Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City v Sunderland (Sky Sports 1, 10.30am); Friendly, Leicester City v Monaco (Sky Sports 1, 4pm)

Tennis: WTA, Baku Cup (ESPN, 8am); ATP Croatia Open (Setanta Ireland, 4.30pm)

Sunday

Aussie Rules: AFL, Sydney Swans v Richmond (ESPN, 7.30am)

Baseball: MLB, Tampa Bay @ NY Yankees, San Diego @ Arizona (ESPN America, 6pm, 9pm)

Cricket: Friends Life t20, TBA (Sky Sports 2, 2.30pm); T20, West Indies v Pakistan (Sky Sports 4, 6.55pm)

Cycling: Tour of Poland (Eurosport 2, 1.30pm)

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

Formula 1: Hungarian GP (Setanta Ireland, 12.55pm)

GAA: All-Ireland SHC quarter-finals, Cork v Kilkenny and Clare v Galway (RTÉ 2, 1.30pm)

Golf: Ladies Euro Tour, European Masters (Sky Sports 1, 1pm); Senior Open Championship (Sky Sports 1, 3.30pm); PGA Tour, RBC Canadian Open (Sky Sports 3, 7pm)

NASCAR: Indianapolis (Setanta Sports 1, 6pm)

Rugby League: Challenge Cup semi-finals, Hull v Warrington Wolves (BBC 2, 5.45pm)

Soccer: Women’s Euro 2013 Final (BBC 2, Eurosport, 2.15pm); Friendly, Liverpool v Thailand XI (ESPN, 11.45am); CONCACAF Gold Cup Final (ESPN, 9pm)

Swimming: FINA World Championships (9am, 1pm, 5.15pm)

Tennis:  ATP Croatia Open (Setanta Sports, 7.10pm)

UFC: UFC on Fox (ESPN, 1am)

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