Tour de France, Stage 6
Suddenly there’s a lot less stateside interest when the leaders are named Fabian, Andreas and Thor.
Golf: American Century Championship
7 p.m., ESPN2
It’s a celebrity tournament featuring Cheech Marin, Bode Miller and former Vice President Dan Quayle, which is a heck of a lot more interesting than whatever is the tune-up for the British Open.
MLB: Blue Jays at Red Sox
7 p.m., NESN
The Sox played .500 ball for the last month-and-a-half and still had the best record in the big leagues before the All-Star Break. You decide if that’s good news or bad news.
MLB: Pirates at Braves
7:30 p.m., TBS
Billionaire Ted is a filthy-rich owner who was willing to ride out a rebuilding year and didn’t mortgage his farm system in order to build a temporary, fringe contender. Are you listening, George?
NBA Summer League: Celtics vs. Bucks
8 p.m., FSNE
Rajon Rondo looks like Chauncey Billups when he’s playing against rookies, free agents, has-beens and never-will-bes.
Softball World Cup: China vs. United States
8 p.m., ESPN
Funny. If I listened to all the left-wingers from my high school and college days, I would have believed women weren’t allowed to speak in China, much less play sports.
Boxing: Friday Night Fights
9 p.m., ESPN
Heard that this endangered series finally will die in September. Great. There’s two more hours of riveting poker action every week.