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Best Bets Sept. 11/12: What to watch, where to go

SUNDAY, SEPT. 11

TELEVISION

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

Blackburn at Fulham

Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Deportes, 8 a.m.

The home-bound Londoners kept hold of U.S. star Clint Dempsey and added Bryan Ruiz and Zdenek Grygera to the mix. Now they just need to win. Replay: FSC, 8 p.m.

Also

West Bromwich Albion at Norwich City, Fox Soccer Plus, 8:25 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Championship

Portsmouth at West Ham United, Fox Soccer Plus, 10 a.m. and 1 a.m.

German Bundesliga

Nuremberg at Cologne, ESPN Deportes, 6:25 a.m.

Schalke 04 at Wolfsburg, GolTV, 8:30 a.m. and 9 p.m.

Freiburg at Bayern Munich, ESPN Deportes, noon

FIFA BEACH SOCCER WORLD CUP

Brazil vs. Russia

Galavision, 9:20 p.m.

Brazil looks for its fifth straight Beach World Cup title, but the Russians have been the tournament's best side -- and the only one to win all five of its matches in regulation. Replay: ESPN2, 11 p.m.

MEXICAN PRIMERA DIVISION

Monterrey at Puebla

Azteca America (KAZA/Channel 54) and Fox Deportes, 10 a.m.

The Rayados have Mexico's most potent attack, with 14 goals in seven games, and the win over Santos two weeks ago snapped off a three-losses-in-four-games hiccup. Puebla, with DaMarcus Beasley, is unbeaten in its last three.

Also

Club Tijuana at Toluca, Telemundo (KVEA/Channel 52), 10 a.m.

Atlante at America, Univision (KMEX/Channel 34), 2 p.m.

Brazilian Brasileirão Petrobras

Corinthians at Fluminense, GolTV, 3 p.m.

ITALIAN SERIE A

Inter Milan at Palermo

Fox Soccer Channel, 11:30 a.m.

Inter fell short last year after winning the five previous Scudettos, and now they're starting again following manager Leonardo's departure for Qatari cash at Paris Saint-Germain. New boss Gian Piero Gasperini looks for a successful start in Sicily. Replays: Fox Deportes, noon and 11 p.m.; FSC, midnight

Also

Parma at Juventus, Fox Soccer Plus, 3:25 a.m.; Fox Deportes, 2 p.m.

Cagliari at AS Roma, Foc Soccer Channel, 6 a.m.

Dutch Eredivisie

FC Twente at Roda HC, ESPN Deportes, 4:30 a.m.

Spanish La Liga

Real Zaragoza at Rayo Vallecano, ESPN Deportes, 8:55 a.m.

Athletic Bilbao at Espanyol, GolTV, 1 p.m. and midnight

French Ligue 1

Brest at Paris Saint-Germain, Fox Soccer Plus, 11:55 a.m. and 9 p.m.

  • ON LOCAL FIELDS

COLLEGE WOMEN

Trojan Invitational

McAllister Park (Los Angeles), 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

USC's tournament wraps up with two West Coast-Big 12 matchups. San Diego faces No. 4 Oklahoma State in the opener; the Women of Troy meet Texas afterward.

Also

Willamette at Occidental (Eagle Rock), 11 a.m.

Cal State L.A. at Cal State Dominguez Hills (Carson), 11:30 a.m.

SMU at Loyola Marymount (Westchester), 1 p.m.

Columbia at Cal State Fullerton, 1 p.m.

UC San Diego at Cal State San Bernardino, 2 p.m.

Mills at Soka (Aliso Viejo), 2:30 p.m.

Fresno State at UCLA, Drake Stadium (Westwood), 7 p.m.

COLLEGE MEN

Loyola Marymount at UCLA

North Athletic Field (Westwood), 5 p.m.

The star-studded Bruins needed four games to notch their first victory -- it came Friday night against St. Mary's -- and can reach .500 with a win over their closest rival.

College men

Westminster (Utah) at Soka (Aliso Viejo), noon

UC San Diego at Cal State San Bernardino, 11:30 a.m.

St. Mary's at UC Riverside, 2 p.m.

Cal State L.A. at Cal State Dominguez Hills (Carson), 2 p.m.

Chapman at Redlands, 7 p.m.

MONDAY, SEPT. 12

  • TELEVISION

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

Newcastle United at Queens Park Rangers

ESPN Deportes, 11:55 a.m.

QPR has targeted Galaxy star David Beckham. Says owner Tony Fernandes: "Environment, love, care and attention -- we can offer that to him. I'm not sure it's for him, and I'm not sure it will fit him in January. Who knows? But I'm an ideas man, and he is an idea.”