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Best Bets Dec. 3/4 What to watch

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 berth. 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 Laguna

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.

SUNDAY, DEC. 4

  • TELEVISION

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

Stoke City at Everton

Fox Soccer Plus, 7 a.m.

The Toffees have won two in a row, and Stoke is celebrating passage from group play in the Europa Cup, but these are midtable sides just shy of .500 looking to make a move.

Also

Sunderland at Wolverhampton, Fox Soccer Channel, 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.; Fox Deportes, 8 a.m.

F.A. Cup

Notts County at Sutton United, Fox Soccer Plus, 9 a.m.

Bristol Rovers at AFC Totton, Fox Soccer Plus, 6 p.m.

ITALIAN SERIE A

Palermo at Parma

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

A dozen games in and there appear to be four clubs -- Milan, Juventus, Udinese and Lazio -- battling for the Scudetto. There's a Europa League berth awaiting the No. 5 team, and Palermo is atop the midtable clubs fighting for it.

Also

Cagliari at Catania, Fox Soccer Plus, 3:25 a.m.; Fox Deportes, 10 a.m.

Cesena at Juventus, Fox Soccer Channel, 6 a.m. and midnight; Fox Deportes, 6 a.m.

Dutch Eredivisie

PSV Eindhoven at Feyenoord Rotterdam, ESPN Deportes, 3:30 a.m.

German Bundesliga

Augsburg at Schalke 04, GolTV, 8:30 a.m.

French Ligue 1

Toulouse at Lyon, Fox Soccer Plus, 11:55 a.m.

COLLEGE WOMEN

Stanford vs. Duke

ESPNU, 1 p.m.

The top-ranked Cardinal head into their third successive NCAA Division I title game looking for their first championship.

Also

Duke vs. Wake Forest, ESPNU, 11 a.m.

International friendly

Brazil U17 at United States U17, Fox Soccer Channel, 2 p.m.

MEXICAN PRIMERA DIVISION

Gallos Blancos at UANL Tigres

Telemundo (KVEA/Channel 52), 5 p.m.

Tigres has the advantage after a scoreless draw in Queretaro in the first leg of this semifinal series, with Morelia or Santos waiting in the Apertura final.

Liga de Ascenso

Toros Neza at Correcaminos, GolTV, 4 p.m.

Brazilian Brasileir√£o Petrobras

Palmeiras at Corinthians, GolTV, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Argentine Primera Division

Banfield at Boca Juniors, GolTV, 2 and 9 p.m.