Craig David knew about the benefits of meticulously planning the coming days. But why just chill on Sunday, when there’s so much sporting action to enjoy?
This week on Sky Sports
We have somehow made it to the seventh month of the year, which – when you look back at everything that has happened since the start of January – works out to approximately 200 years in 2019 time.
What better way to reward yourself than with a week of sumptuous Sky Sports treats. The Cricket World Cup is teetering on the edge of its semi-finals, while the best of British boxing goes glove to glove in Manchester, with some big belts on offer. There’s Major League Soccer action from America, and car fanatics can spend a perfect Sunday gorging on glorious motors with the Goodwood Festival Of Speed.
So, sit back, put your feet up and relax. This is sporting mindfulness at its very best.
ICC Cricket World Cup
We’re into the final run of games before a metaphorical Dermot O’Leary puts his little arm around the shoulders of six nations to bid them adieu, leaving the top four to fight it out for a shot at the final. Who will lift the famously oversized trophy that was clearly ordered online after a big night out? It’s all to play for…
Afghanistan v West Indies, 10am, Thursday 4 July, Sky Sports Cricket/HD (CH 514/504)
Pakistan v Bangladesh, 10am, Friday 5 July, Sky Sports Cricket/HD (CH 514/504)
Sri Lanka v India, 10am, Saturday 6 July, Sky Sports Cricket/HD (CH 514/504)
Australia v South Africa, 1pm, Saturday 6 July, Sky Sports Mix/HD (CH 520/510)
1st v 4th, 9.30am, Tues 9 July, Sky Sports Cricket/HD (CH 514/504)
From Thursday 4 July, 10.30am, Sky Sports Golf/HD (CH 515/505)
According to the tournament’s website, Lahinch Golf Club has been described as the “St Andrews of Ireland”. It doesn’t say who described it as that, but let’s roll with it. Look out for former world number four Graeme McDowell, who’s on the comeback trail after recently re-entering the top 100.
Saturday 6 July, 7pm, Sky Sports Action/HD (CH 517/507)
It’s a knockout line-up at the Manchester Arena. Lawrence Okolie, starting life under new trainer Shane McGuigan, defends his British and Commonwealth belts against Jack Massey. Meanwhile, Felix Cash takes on Jack Cullen for the Commonwealth Middleweight title. And your sofa’s the best seat in the house.
American MLS League
We’re in the land of “soccer”, “sidewalks” and “moms” for another round of Major League Soccer. The New York Red Bulls (confusingly nicknamed “The Metros”) take on Atlanta (“The Five Stripes”). Meanwhile, New York City (“The Pigeons”) battle Portland Timbers (“The Timbers”). Finally, a nickname that makes sense!
Atlanta United FC v New York Red Bulls, 7.20pm, Sunday 7 July, Sky Sports Football/HD (CH 513/503)
New York City FC v Portland Timbers, 11.30pm, Sunday 7 July, Sky Sports Football/HD (CH 513/503)
Live Goodwood Festival Of Speed
Sunday 7 July, 3pm, Sky Sports F1®/HD (CH 516/506)
Very fast cars and very cool stunts. If an episode of Top Gear was presented by very minor royals at a summer garden party, you’d basically have Goodwood. The world’s greatest celebration of motorsport and car culture sees classic motors and speed machines wil be on display, plus get a glimpse of what we’ll be driving in the future.
Find out what’s on Sky Sports this week
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