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Best Bets Dec. 2/3 What to watch

FRIDAY, DEC. 2

  • TELEVISION

2012 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP

Tournament Draw

ESPN Deportes, 9 a.m.

UEFA gathers in Kiev to divide the 16 qualifiers into four groups. The toughest possible quartet? How about Spain, Germany, Portugal and France?

UEFA Europa League

FC Zurich (Switzerland) at Sporting Lisbon (Portugal), GolTV, 5 p.m.

ITALIAN SERIE A

AC Milan at Genoa

Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Deportes, 11:30 a.m.

The Rossoneri are second in Italy's top league, just two points behind Juventus. The big news for Milan: disgraced/ousted prime minister Silvio Berlusconi returns as club president.

English Championship

Derby County at Crystal Palace, Fox Soccer Plus, 11:40 a.m. and 6 p.m.

COLLEGE SOCCER

Stanford vs. Florida State

ESPNU, 2 p.m.

The No. 1 Cardinal lost in the title game the past two years, but they haven't lost this season and are big favorites in the College Cup final four. Beat Florida State, and they'll get another ACC team in the final, Duke or Wake Forest.

International friendly

Turkey U17 at United States U17, Fox Soccer Channel, 2 and 8 p.m.

  • ON LOCAL FIELDS

INDOOR SOCCER

Turlock Express at Anaheim Bolts

Anaheim Convention Center, 8 p.m.

The Bolts, after falling home and away to the San Diego Sockers, look for their first PASL Pro victory against the Western Division leaders from the Central Valley.

SATURDAY, DEC. 3

  • TELEVISION

FRIENDLY

Galaxy at Philippines

Fox Soccer Channel, 3:30 a.m.

The second stop on the MLS Cup champions' postseason Pacific tour is to Manila, where David Beckham and Co. take on the national team.

Australian A-League

Brisbane Roar at Sydney FC, Fox Soccer Channel, 10 p.m.

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

Chelsea at Newcastle United

ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes, 4:30 a.m.

We're just one-third into the season, and already it all makes sense. Man City wins the title, Man United finishes second, and a few teams battle for the third Champions League berths. These are two of those few.

Also

Arsenal at Wigan Athletic, Fox Soccer Plus, 6:55 a.m.

Norwich City at Manchester City, Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Deportes, 7 a.m.

Swansea City at Blackburn, Fox Soccer Plus, 9 a.m.

Manchester United at Aston Villa, Fox Deportes, 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.; Fox Soccer Channel, 9:30 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Bolton at Tottenham, Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Deportes, 2 p.m.

Championship

Middlesbrough a Bristol City, Fox Soccer Plus, 11 a.m.

F.A. Cup

Aldershot Town at Sheffield Wednesday, Fox Soccer Channel, 5 p.m.

Torquay United at Sheffield United, Fox Soccer Plus, 3 p.m.

SPANISH LA LIGA

Levante at Barcelona

GolTV, 11 a.m.

Levante was really rolling until a three-game losing streak, which ended with a 4-0 romp last weekend over lowly Gijon. Barcelona, obviously, is a sterner challenge, and the way Real Madrid is blowing foes away, every win is a must if the Catalans are serious about winning the league crown. Replay: 6 p.m.

Also

Real Madrid at Sporting Gijon, ESPN Deportes, 8:55 a.m.

Villarreal at Racing Santander, GolTV, 9 a.m. and midnight

Espanyol at Valencia, ESPN Deportes, 12:55 p.m.

German Bundesliga

Borussia Dortmund at Borussia Mönchengladbach, GolTV, 6:30 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Werder Bremen at Bayern Munich, ESPN Deportes, 6:45 a.m.

Italian Serie A

Udinese at Inter Milan, Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Deportes, 11:30 a.m.

MEXICAN PRIMERA DIVISION

Morelia at Santos

Galavision, 5 p.m.

The Monarcas scored two early goals in a 2-1 victory in their home leg and need only play even in Torreon to advance to the Apertura final against UANL Tigres or Gallos Blancos.

Argentine Primera B Nacional

River Plate at Boca Unidos, GolTV, 2 p.m.

Colombian Liga Postobon

Once Caldas at America de Cali, GolTV, 4 p.m.

  • ON LOCAL FIELDS

INDOOR SOCCER

Docemas at Anaheim Bolts

Anaheim Convention Center, 8 p.m.

The Bolts debut in the U.S. Open Arena Cup against a local amateur side.