Best Bets: What to watch, where to go

July, 6, 2011
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 6

  • TELEVISION

FIFA WOMEN'S WORLD CUP
United States vs. Sweden
ESPN, 11:30 a.m.

The Yanks are rolling along, with shutout victories over North Korea and Colombia, but need at least a draw in Wolfsburg against their toughest foe yet to win Group C and avoid Brazil in the quarterfinals. The alternative might be preferred to a semifinal showdown with the Germans. Replay: ESPN2, 6 p.m.
Also
Equatorial Guinea vs. Brazil, ESPN, 8:45 a.m.
Australia vs. Norway, ESPN2, 8:45 a.m.
North Korea vs. Colombia, ESPN, 11:30 a.m

COPA AMERICA
Colombia at Argentina
TeleFutura (KFTR/Channel 46), 5:30 p.m.
The Albiceleste face such great expectations, and they failed to fulfill them in their opener in South America's nations championship, settling for a 1-1 draw with Bolivia.
Australian State of Origin
Queensland vs. North South Wales, Fox Soccer Channel, 3 a.m.; Fox Soccer Plus, noon and 5 p.m.

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
Colorado Rapids at Sporting Kansas City
MLS Direct Kick, 5:30 p.m.

Sporting's fortunes turned as soon as their gorgeous stadium opened. It's eight games without a loss -- 10 in all competitions -- and a quick leap from last to fourth in the Eastern Conference. The Rapids might look more like MLS champs if they could get Conor Casey and Omar Cummings on the field at the same time.
Also
Toronto FC at New York Red Bulls, MLS Direct Kick, 5 p.m.
Columbus Crew at Vancouver Whitecaps, MLS Direct Kick, 7 p.m.
San Jose Earthquakes at Chivas USA, Fox Sports West, 7:30 p.m.
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MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
San Jose Earthquakes at Chivas USA
Home Depot Center (Carson), 7:30 p.m.

One win in eight games isn't good enough for the Goats, no matter how well they've played in spurts. And the Earthquakes have lost just once in 11 games since April.
TV: Fox Sports West

THURSDAY, JULY 7
  • TELEVISION

COPA AMERICA
Bolivia vs. Costa Rica
TeleFutura (KFTR/Channel 46), 3 p.m.

The Bolivians scored a woeful goal but backed it up with defense to tie host Argentina in their opener at South America's nations championship. A victory over the Ticos would all but assure them a quarterfinal berth.

FIFA U-17 WORLD CUP
Germany at Mexico
ESPNU and Galavision, 4 p.m.
Bayer Leverkusen's Samed Yesil has scored five of Germany's 18 goals in six victories at FIFA's youngest World Cup. A semifinal victory over the host Tri won't come easy: The Mexicans, looking for their second championship in four U-17 Cups, also are 6-0-0.
Also
Uruguay vs. Brazil, ESPNU and Galavision, 1 p.m.

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