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March 25/26: What to watch, where to go

SUNDAY, MARCH 25

  • TELEVISION

ITALIAN SERIE A

Inter Milan at Juventus

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

Juve has tied as many games as it's won, which is why the Turin giant is four points behind AC Milan despite being unbeaten in Serie A play. Disappointing Inter, wracked by rumors of locker-room discontent, is unbeaten in its last four games, all competitions. Replay: Fox Soccer Channel, midnight.

Also

Bologna at Atalanta, Fox Soccer Plus, 3:30 a.m.

Catania at Napoli, Fox Soccer Plus, 5:55 a.m.; Fox Deportes, 6 a.m.

Scottish Premier League

Celtic at Rangers, Fox Soccer Channel, 5 a.m.

Dutch Eredivisie

PSV Eindhoven at Ajax Amsterdam, ESPN Deportes, 6 a.m.

Spanish La Liga

Malaga at Espanyol, GolTV, 7:30 a.m. and midnight

Sporting Gijon at Athletic Bilbao, GolTV, 9:30 a.m.

Atletico Madrid at Real Zaragoza, ESPN Deportes, 10 a.m.

English Premier League

Newcastle United at West Bromwich Albion, Fox Soccer Channel, 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.; Fox Deportes, 8 a.m.

English Championship

Blackpool at Reading, Fox Soccer Plus, 10 a.m.

French Ligue 1

Girondins de Bordeaux at Paris Saint-Germain, Fox Soccer Plus, 11:55 a.m.

MEXICAN PRIMERA DIVISION

UANL Tigres at Pumas UNAM

Univision (KMEX/Channel 34), 11 a.m.

The past two Mexican champions collide in the battle of collegiate powers, although suburban Monterrey's Tigres -- fourth overall at 6-1-4, heading into the weekend -- has been far more powerful than Mexico City's Cats, who are 13th at 2-4-5, fading in the postseason chase.

Also

Cruz Azul at Puebla, Azteca America (KAZA/Channel 54), 10:55 a.m.

Brazilian Campeonato Paulista

Palmeiras at Corinthians, GolTV, noon and 9:30 p.m.

Argentine Primera Division

Lanus at Boca Juniors, GolTV, 4:30 p.m.

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

FC Dallas at Sporting Kansas City

Galavision, 4 p.m.

MLS's Game of the Week sends the Hoops, missing Brek Shea and probably David Ferreira, against the Eastern Conference favorite/leader.

Also

Colorado Rapids at New York Red Bulls, ESPN and ESPN Deportes, 1 p.m.

CONCACAF OLYMPIC QUALIFYING

Mexico vs. Honduras

Telemundo (KVEA/Channel 52), 4 p.m.

The battle for the Group B title (which could be rewarded with a showdown against the U.S. in the decisive semifinals) is between the expected sides, both of them impressive winners in Friday's openers.

Also

Honduras vs. Panama, Telemundo (KVEA/Channel 52), 1:30 p.m.

  • ON LOCAL FIELDS

CONCACAF OLYMPIC QUALIFYING

Group B doubleheader

Home Depot Center (Carson), 1:30 p.m.

The game that matters begins at 4 p.m., with Mexico's all-stud starlets taking on a strong Honduras side with the Group B title likely on the line. Panama and Trinidad & Tobago seek survival in the opener.

MONDAY, MARCH 26

  • TELEVISION

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

Fulham at Manchester United

ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes, 11:55 a.m.

Paul Scholes' return from retirement had prodded Man United to the EPL lead -- they dropped Saturday behind Man City, into second place on goal difference, but have played one fewer game -- and this one could restore the Red Devils' three-point advantage. A too-sensitive Alex Ferguson, meantime, has lashed out at City's Patrick Vieira after he called the Scholes move “desperate.”

CONCACAF OLYMPIC QUALIFYING

El Salvador at United States

Mun2 and Universal Sports Network, 6 p.m.

A must-win clash for the Americans after Saturday's stunning defeat to Canada. El Salvador advances with a draw, maybe less.

Also

Canada vs. Cuba, Mun2, 3:30 p.m.