Viewers this weekend will be forced to choose from an assortment of out-of-town baseball and football games, tennis and golf tournaments and the final weekend of the Pan American Games.
Baseball: The Atlanta Braves will make appearances against the San Diego Padres tonight at 7 and Sunday at 1 p.m. on TBS. (Tonight's game also will be aired on San Diego Cable Sports.) The Angels will face the Seattle Mariners tonight at 7 and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. on KTLA Channel 5. The Oakland Athletics will play the Minnesota Twins, leaders in the AL West, in ESPN's 5 p.m. Sunday game.
Football: Most Raider fans will have to wait a day to see a telecast of today's exhibition game against the Chicago Bears at the Coliseum. Only KESQ Channel 42 in Palm Springs will air the contest live at 1 p.m. KCAL Channel 9 will show a taped broadcast Sunday at 5 p.m. and Prime Ticket will do the same at 10:30 p.m. Today's other telecasts will match the Buffalo Bills and Green Bay Packers (10 a.m., Channels 2 and 8) and New York Giants and New York Jets (5 p.m., ESPN). The Detroit Drive will play the Tampa Bay Storm for the championship of Arena Football at 11 p.m. on Prime Ticket. Turner Network Television's game Sunday at 5 p.m. will feature the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Oilers.
Tennis: Prime Ticket will have semifinal coverage of the $350,000 Virginia Slims of Los Angeles tournament tonight at 7 and final coverage Sunday at 7:30 p.m. On the men's tour, Prime Ticket will show the semifinals of the GTE/U.S. Hard Court Championships today at 10 a.m., and NBC (Channels 4, 36 and 39) will air the final at 11 a.m. Sunday. Another men's tournament, the Volvo International, can be seen today at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. on ESPN.
Other Sports: Golf's The International, featuring the modified Stableford scoring system, will air today and Sunday at 1 p.m. on Channels 2 and 8. Terry Norris will defend his WBC super-welterweight championship against Brett Lally tonight at 7 on HBO. The final weekend of the Pan American Games, featuring baseball, boxing, swimming and volleyball, can be seen today at 2 p.m. on Channels 7 and 3, 1 p.m. on Channel 10 (as part of "Wide World of Sports"), at 4:30 p.m. on Channels 7, 3 and 42 and 3:30 p.m. on Channel 10. Sunday's coverage will begin at 1 p.m. on all four ABC stations. TNT will telecast the closing ceremonies Sunday at 4 p.m.