Must List -- Olympic alternatives
The Olympics will dominate sports coverage for the next two weeks — there’s no way to get around that. But, other non-Olympic sporting events will continue business as usual. If you’re not into watching the Games in London, we’ve provided an alternative list for the next few days.
The Red Sox and The Yankees begin a three-game series in New York the same night as the opening ceremonies in London. And even though Boston ranks last in their division, a battle of the longtime rivals is always worth your attention. (For those not in Boston or New York, you can catch the third game on ESPN at 8 p.m. on Sunday.)
High School Lacrosse
Also on the night of July 27, ESPNU has counter-programmed NBC’s Olympic broadcast with a re-run of the Under Armour All America Game, featuring the best senior male lacrosse players from across the nation. If you’ve never seen young men run around swatting at each other with giant sticks, now is your chance.
WWE Smackdown airs on the SyFy channel at 8 p.m. on Friday. Obviously, this kind of wrestling is a little more colorful than what you’d see in London.
Major League Soccer
The professional soccer players not playing in the Summer Games still have to make a living. Watch as Dallas takes on Los Angeles on NBC Sports, Saturday at 8 p.m.
Like baseball, American football isn’t an Olympic sport. But it’s not exactly in season either. You can, however, catch highlights from February’s Super Bowl on ESPN 2 at 8 p.m. on July 30.
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