Best Bets May 9/10: What to watch/where to go

May, 8, 2011
5/08/11
10:31
PM PT

MONDAY, MAY 9

  • TELEVISION

FIFA WOMEN'S WORLD CUP
U.S. Roster Announcement on “SportsCenter”
ESPN, 7 a.m.

Pia Sundhage unveils her 21-woman roster -- in plenty of time, too. The tournament doesn't begin until June 26. This will be featured during the 7 a.m. PT hour on “SportsCenter.”

ITALIAN SERIE A
Chievo Verona at Juventus
Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Deportes, 11:30 a.m.
Juve's diminishing Europa League hopes will be finished if they can't win at home over the solidly mid-table Flying Donkeys. Replay: FSC, 5 p.m.

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE
Liverpool at Fulham
ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes, 11:55 a.m.
The Reds are battling Tottenham for England's lone Europa berth, really the best race in the Premier League at the moment. Fulham, with Texan Clint Dempsey in fine form, has a shot at seventh place.


TUESDAY, MAY 10

  • TELEVISION

SPANISH LA LIGA
Athletic Bilbao at Deportivo La Coruņa
ESPN Deportes, 10:55 a.m.

The Basques are atop a three-team race for fifth and sixth places (and the Europa League slots that go with them). Deportivo is at the bottom of a 10-team fight to avoid the final relegation berth, trailing Real Zaragoza on the smallest goal difference.
Also
Getafe at Real Madrid, ESPN Deportes, 12:55 p.m.
Atletico Madrid at Racing Santander, GolTV, 2 p.m.

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE
Tottenham at Manchester City
Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Deportes, 11:30 a.m.
This is a marquee clash that isn't as vital as what's ahead: Tottenham-Liverpool likely decides a Europa League clash, and Man City has the F.A. Cup final against Stoke City on Saturday. Replays: Fox Deportes, 7 p.m.; FSC, 5 p.m.

ITALIAN COPPA ITALIA
AC Milan at Palermo
GolTV, 11:45 a.m.
The Sicilians pulled out a 2-2 draw in the semifinal first leg, at the San Siro, and will reach the May 29 final with a low-scoring draw or better. Milan clinched the Scudetto on Saturday and is looking for a “double.” Replay: midnight.

MEXICAN PRIMERA DIVISION
Pumas UNAM at Guadalajara
Telemundo (KVEA/Channel 52), 6 p.m.
Chivas stunned Tigres' resilient defense en route to a quarterfinal triumph over the Clausura's top seed. Pumas, the league leader most of the campaign, rallied from a two-goal deficit to topple Apertura champ Monterrey and advance to this semifinal.

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