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Plenty to keep pubs going

Jordan Spieth

Last year’s Open winner Jordan Spieth.

WHILE one can mourn the conclusion of perhaps the best World Cup in 20 years, there’s still plenty of sport ahead for pubs and bars to take advantage of before domestic football league action resumes next month.

Some of Europe’s top sides meet in preseason tournament the Champions Cup, with Arsenal’s date with PSG (July 28) the pick of the ties.

Meanwhile, golf connoisseurs’ cups runneth over as The Open Championship takes place at Carnoustie over the next four days (July 19-22), and there’s plenty of US and European PGA Tour events to enjoy too.

Those looking for a somewhat less gentlemanly sport can savour the boxing and mixed martial arts over the next two weeks.

Two of the biggest names in the heavyweight boxing division are set to clash, as former WBO champion Joseph Parker travels from New Zealand to take on the increasingly popular Dillian ‘The Bodysnatcher’ Whyte at London’s O2 Arena (July 28) in a fight that should draw crowds into pubs and bars and leave the winner well-placed to challenge for a world title over the next year.

UFC action comes from Hamburg on Sunday evening, where Volkan Oezdemir squares off against Maurico ‘Shogun’ Rua in the main event.

Finally, Formula 1 fans can look forward to the upcoming brace of Grand Prix with races staged in both Germany (July 22) and then Hungary (July 29).


TUESDAY JULY 17

  • 12:30 SSC Cricket
    England v India, One Day International

THURSDAY JULY 19

  • 06:30 SSG Golf
    The Open Championship, Carnoustie, day 1
  • 17:30 Racing UK Horse racing
    Epsom
  • 19:45 LFCTV Football
    Blackburn Rovers v Liverpool, friendly
  • 22:00 SSM Golf
    Barbasol Championship, PGA Tour, day 1

FRIDAY JULY 20

  • 06:30 SSG Golf
    The Open Championship, Carnoustie, day 2
  • 13:00 Racing UK Horse racing
    Newbury, Nottingham and Haydock
  • 19:00 Eurosport 2 Athletics
    Diamond League Athletics Monaco
  • 22:00 SSM Golf
    Barbasol Championship, PGA Tour, day 2

SATURDAY JULY 21

  • 09:00 SSG Golf
    The Open Championship, Carnoustie, day 3
  • 13:00 Racing UK Horse racing
    Newbury, Market Rasan, Newmarket and Cartmel
  • 14:00 BBC2 Athletics
    Diamond League Athletics London
  • 14:30 Premier Sports Football
    Bayern Munich v Paris Saint Germain, Champions Cup
  • 15:00 BT Sport 2 Football
    Raith Rovers v Hearts, Scottish League Cup, first round
  • 19:00 SSA Darts
    World Matchplay, day 1
  • 20:30 SSF Football
    Atlanta v DC United, MLS

SUNDAY JULY 22

  • 08:00 SSG Golf
    The Open Championship, Carnoustie, day 4
  • 13:00 SSA Darts
    World Matchplay, day 2
  • 14:10 SSF1 Formula 1
    German Grand Prix, race
  • 15:00 BT Sport 2 Football
    Dundee v Dunfermline Athletic, Scottish League Cup, first round
  • 20:00 BT Sport 2 MMA
    Volkan v Shogun, UFC Fight Night
  • 21:00 Premier Sports Football
    Liverpool v Borussia Dortmund, Champions Cup

JULY 28 18:00 SSBO Whyte v Parker, heavyweight contest

MONDAY JULY 23

  • 19:00 SSA Darts
    World Matchplay, day 3

TUESDAY JULY 24

  • 19:00 SSA Darts
    World Matchplay, day 4

WEDNESDAY JULY 25

  • 14:15 Eurosport 1 Cycling
    Tour de France
  • 19:00 SSA Darts
    World Matchplay, day 5

THURSDAY JULY 26

  • 10:00 SSG Golf
    Porsche European Open, PGA Tour, day 1
  • 12:30 Premier Sports Football
    Atletico Madrid v Arsenal, Champions Cup

FRIDAY JULY 27

  • 10:00 SSG Golf
    Porsche European Open, PGA Tour, day 2
  • 11:30 Racing UK Horse racing
    Happy Valley, Hong Kong

SATURDAY JULY 28

  • 12:00 SSG Golf
    Porsche European Open, PGA Tour, day 3
  • 12:30 Premier Sports Football
    Arsenal v Paris Saint Germany, Champions Cup
  • 15:00 BT Sport 2 Football
    Clyde v Motherwell, Scottish League Cup, first round
  • 18:00 SSBO Boxing
    Dillian Whyte v Joseph Parker, heavyweight contest

SUNDAY JULY 29

  • 11:30 SSG Golf
    Porsche European Open, PGA Tour, day 4
  • 14:10 SSF1 Formula 1
    Hungarian Grand Prix, race
  • 15:00 BT Sport 2 Football
    Hearts v Inverness CT, Scottish League Cup, first round