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April 22/23: What to watch, where to go

4/22/2012

SUNDAY, APRIL 22

  • TELEVISION

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

Everton at Manchester United

Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Deportes, 4:30 a.m.


The most valuable sports team on earth? That would be Man United, according to Forbes, worth some $2.24 billion. The Red Devils are best in England, too, streaking toward a fifth EPL title in six years. Replays: Fox Deportes, 2 p.m.; FSC, 3 p.m.

Also

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

West Bromwich Albion at Liverpool, Fox Soccer Plus, 8 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Championship

Barnsley at Bristol City, Fox Soccer Plus, 4:30 p.m.

Scottish Premier League

Celtic at Motherwell, Fox Soccer Plus, 10 a.m. and 10:30 p.m.

ITALIAN SERIE A

AS Roma at Juventus

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

Two races are affected by this one: Unbeaten Juve sits a point above AC Milan in the Scudetto chase. Roma is four points out of a Champions League spot and just holding on, by two points over Napoli and Inter, to a Europa League slot.

Also

Inter Milan at Fiorentina, Fox Soccer Plus, 3:25 a.m. and 1 a.m.

Bologna at AC Milan, Fox Soccer Plus, 5:55 a.m.; Fox Deportes, 6:30 a.m.

Spanish La Liga

Villarreal at Real Sociedad, ESPN Deportes, 2:55 a.m.

Athletic Bilbao at Racing Santander, ESPN Deportes, 6:50 a.m.

Espanyol at Atletico Madrid, GolTV, 9:30 a.m. and midnight

Real Betis at Valencia, GolTV, 12:30 p.m.

German Bundesliga

Schalke 04 at Augsburg, GolTV, 7:30 a.m.

Freiburg at Hannover 96, ESPN Deportes, 9 a.m.

French Ligue 1

Lorient at Lyon, Fox Soccer Plus, 12:10 p.m.

MEXICAN PRIMERA DIVISION

America at Puebla

Azteca America (KAZA/Channel 54) and ESPN Deportes, 1:55 p.m.

Successive wins over Guadalajara and Santos Laguna nailed down a playoff berth for the Aguilas, who rely heavily on Ecuadoran striker Christian Benitez (11 goals). Even victory could eliminate Puebla from the race.

Also

Jaguares de Chiapas at Pumas UNAM, Univision (KMEX/Channel 34), 10 a.m.

Liga de Ascenso

Lobos BUAP at Toros Neza, Azteca America (KAZA/Channel 54), 11:55 a.m.

Brazilian Campeonato Paulista

Ponte Preta at Corinthians, ESPN Deportes, 11:55 a.m.

Argentine Primera Division

Boca Juniors at Belgrano, GolTV, 3 p.m.

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

New York Red Bulls at D.C. United

ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes, 3 p.m.

Thierry Henry
has seven goals and five assists through six games -- and the Red Bulls are averaging nearly three goals a game. D.C. United's numbers aren't so splendid, but they're just two points behind New York. Replay: ESPN Deportes, 10:30 p.m.

MONDAY, APRIL 23

  • TELEVISION

ENGLISH CHAMPIONSHIP

West Ham United at Leicester City

Fox Soccer Plus, 11:40 a.m.


A West Ham victory would take the battle with Southampton for the final automatic promotion slot to the final day of the regular season. Otherwise, the Hammers are top seeds for the four-team playoff to determine the third EPL-bound side. Replay: 6 p.m.

Dutch Eredivisie

Groningen at Ajax Amsterdam, ESPN Deportes, 7 a.m.

  • ON LOCAL FIELDS

MLS RESERVE LEAGUE

Seattle Sounders at Chivas USA

Home Depot Center Track and Field Stadium, 11 a.m.


Sounders winger Steve Zakuani is expected to make his first league appearance since last year's gruesome leg injury. Chivas is looking to take the top spot in the standings after winning its opener three weeks ago against the Galaxy.