Spain vs. Brazil – 97 – 6/30, 6:00 p.m. ET, ESPN
Wow. As the New York times put it, this match pitches “Spain, the best team in the world, against Brazil, the best in history, in the Maracanã, unquestionably one of the most evocative soccer stadiums on earth.” While we here at Thuuz might not go that far, we do agree that this game is going to be insane. Two world powerhouses facing off in an amazing location. It doesn’t get much better than this.
Tour De France, Stage 1 – 90 – 6/29, 7:30 a.m. ET, NBC Sports
This is the 100th anniversary of the Tour (give or take a World War or two). With Armstrong asserting that it’s not possible to win without doping, this will be an especially scrutinized year. Can Froome live up to the hype?
Cardinals vs. A’s – 95 – 6/28, 10:05 p.m. ET, local channels
Two division front-runners face off. What’s more, this is a near elite pitching matchup. Bartolo Colon is going for his 11th win, and is 7-0 with a 1.41 ERA over his last seven starts. Miller isn’t the Cards’ ace, but his 2.35 ERA is 7th in the NL, and he’s 8-5 on the season. If he can keep the homers to a minimum, this should be a great game.
FC Dallas vs. Philadelphia Union – 90 – 6/29, 5:30 p.m. ET, NBC Sports
After a huge W over New York, Philly is gunning for sole possession of second place in the Eastern Conference. To snag that spot, they’ll need to get past the always solid FC Dallas, who’s currently second place in the Western Conference. Without Keon Daniel, Danny Cruz, the Union will need their midfield to step up bigtime. This game is deserving of its national audience.
Wimbledon 3rd & 4th Rounds – 86 – 6/29 ESPN
Djokovic. Ferrer. Gasquet. Del Potro. S. Williams. Radwanska. Li. Big names come out at the All England Club this Saturday.