Wimbledon, early rounds

8 a.m. and 7 p.m., ESPN2

Twelve hours that don’t stack up with a dozen minutes at the U.S. Open. The reason: No lights, no screaming drunks, and no Andre Agassi or Jimmy Connors beating up on someone half their age.

NBA Draft Preview

1:30 p.m., ESPN

The next time some holier-than-thou jerk whines about athletes leaving school, remind them how Joakim Noah lost a gazillion bucks when he dropped from a likely No. 1 or No. 2 in 2006 to No. 14 in 2007.

Cycling: Tour de Suisse

4 p.m., Versus

Switzerland’s stance on blood doping and steroid use: Neutral, of course.

MLB: Red Sox at Mariners

4:30 p.m., NESN

Does it still count as “getaway day” when the game starts this late in the afternoon on the East Coast?

MLB: Cardinals at Mets

7 p.m., ESPN

If Paul LoDuca played in any other media market, he would be Doug Mirabelli.

MLS: D.C. United at Real Salt Lake

8 p.m., Fox Soccer Channel

The faux-Euro names aren’t fooling anyone. Your league is the still the bastard child of pro soccer.

Boxing: Evander Holyfield vs. Ray Mercer, 1995

8 p.m., ESPN Classic

Sadly, this fight could be live and we wouldn’t be able to tell the difference.


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