Wimbledon tennis, World Cup soccer quarterfinals and major tournaments on both the seniors and women’s golf circuit top the weekend sports television viewing choices.
Wimbledon’s upset-filled first week ends today with Channels 4 and 36 providing coverage at noon, and Channel 39 at 11 a.m. First-week highlights will air at 1 p.m. Sunday on Channels 4, 36 and 39.
The World Cup’s final four will be set by Sunday afternoon. In today’s quarterfinals, Argentina meets Yugoslavia (7:55 a.m. TNT, 8 a.m. Channel 34) and Ireland faces Italy (11:55 a.m. TNT, noon Channel 34). Sunday’s quarterfinals match Czechoslovakia and West Germany (7:55 a.m. TNT, 8 a.m. Channel 34). Cameroon and England meet in the second quarterfinal (11:55 a.m. TNT, noon Channel 34).
Jack Nicklaus, winner of two of three senior tournaments he has entered in this, his rookie year on the 50-and-over circuit, continues his quest for his first USGA Senior Open title with third-round action today (11 a.m. Channels 7, 3, 10 and 42). Coverage of Sunday’s final round begins at 12:30 p.m. on the same stations. The LPGA’s Du Maurier Classic airs at 1 p.m. today and Sunday on Prime Ticket. The PGA’s overshadowed Greater Hartford Open can be seen at 1 p.m. today and 12:30 p.m. Sunday on Channels 2 and 8.
Here are other weekend events.
Bowling: Kessler Classic, 12:30 p.m. ESPN.
Wide World of Sports: Figure skating exhibition featuring Brian Boitano and Katarina Witt; Tour de France preview, 4:30 p.m. (7)(3)(42); 3:30 p.m. (10).
Baseball: A’s at Blue Jays, 10:15 a.m. (2)(8); Angels at Indians, 4 p.m. (5); Braves at Expos, 4:30 p.m. TBS; Cubs at Padres, 7 p.m. WGN, San Diego Cable Sports.
Basketball: Memphis Rockers at Youngstown Pride, 5 p.m. SportsChannel.
U.S. Olympic Gold: Cycling, Tour of Texas, 7:15 p.m. TBS.
Auto Racing: IMSA GTP Series, 10 a.m. ESPN.
Baseball: Angels at Indians, 10 a.m. (5); Mets at Reds, 10:30 a.m., WWOR; Braves at Expos, 10:30 a.m. TBS; Cubs at Padres, 1 p.m., WGN; Orioles at Twins, 5 p.m. ESPN.
Sports Sunday: Sugar Ray Robinson retrospective; heavyweight boxing update; report on the golf boom, 11 a.m. (2)(8).
SportsWorld: Irish Derby, Sports Fantasies, 11:30 a.m. (4)(36)(39).
Horse Racing: Idaho Centennial Breeders’ Classic, 1 p.m. ESPN.
Bicycle Racing: Tour de France, 3 p.m. (7)(3)(10)(42).
High School Basketball: L.A. Games Boys Championship, 8:30 p.m. SportsChannel.
Arena Football: New York Firebirds at Washington Commandos, 11:30 p.m. Prime Ticket.