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July: Ones to Watch

30th June 2016

Sports4Bars.com looks ahead to the key live sporting fixtures coming up in July, including the climax of the European Championships and golf's Open Championship at Royal Troon

Friday July 1
6.30pm
Sky Sports 2 HD
Cricket: NatWest T20 Blast - Surrey v Gloucestershire
Surrey got their T20 campaign off to a great start with a win against Essex. Azhar Mahmood was the star turn with bat and ball.

Friday July 1
7pm
Sky Sports 4 HD
Golf: WGC - Bridgestone Invitational
Top golfing action from the Firestone Country Club in Ohio, USA. Ireland’s Shane Lowry is the current title holder.

Friday July 1
8pm
BBC1
Euro 2016: Quarter-Final - Wales v Belgium
A massive game for Chris Coleman's Wales side. Can Gareth Bale fire the men in red into the semi-finals?

Saturday July 2
10.30am
Sky Sports 2 HD
One-Day International Cricket: England v Sri Lanka
England face a tricky challenge against one of the best one-day sides in world cricket.

Saturday July 2
6pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Super League: Catalans Dragons v Wigan Warriors
The Warriors head across the Channel to take on a vastly improved Dragons team.

Saturday July 2
8pm
BBC1
Euro 2016: Quarter-Final - Germany v Italy
The third of the quarter-finals sees two of the most impressive teams from the group stages go head to head. 

Sunday July 3
1pm
Sky Sports F1 HD
Formula 1: Austrian Grand Prix
The F1 roadshow heads to Austria for the latest race.

Sunday July 3
5pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Major League Soccer: New York City FC v New York Red Bulls
Football action from the USA and the New York derby. The Red Bulls have former England man Frank Lampard in their ranks. The Red Bulls won 7-0 last time out.

Sunday July 3
8pm
ITV
Euro 2016: Quarter-Final - France v Iceland
Stade de France in Paris stages the final quarter-final of Euro 2016. Can Iceland achieve another famous victory after their incredible win over England in the last round?

Tuesday July 5
6.30pm
Sky Sports 2 HD
One-Day International Cricket: England v Sri Lanka
The second ODI between England and Sri Lanka. Look out for Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews, one of the world’s best proponents of the shortened form of the game.

Wednesday July 6
8pm
BBC/ITV
Euro 2016: Semi-Final 1
The first semi-final is staged in Lyon. In 2012, England failed to make it to this stage of the tournament, having lost 4-2 to Italy on penalties in the quarter-final of the competition.

Thursday July 7
8pm
BBC/ITV
Euro 2016: Semi-Final 2
Marseille hosts the second semi-final of the European Championships. Can England, Wales or Northern Ireland battle through to this stage?

Sunday July 10
1pm
Sky Sports F1 HD
Formula 1: British Grand Prix
One of the fastest circuits in Formula 1, Silverstone has produced some of the greatest races in the sport’s history. Can Lewis Hamilton find his form on his ‘home’ track?

Sunday July 10
8pm
BBC/ITV
Euro 2016: Final
Four years ago it was Spain and Italy who reached the final in Ukraine, Spain producing another great performance to win by 4-0 and claim successive Euro titles.

Thursday July 14
6.30am
Sky Sports 4 HD
Golf: The Open Championship
The 145th Open Championship gets underway as the world’s top golfers head to the magnificent fairways of Royal Troon in Ayrshire. Can a British or Irish golfer claim the title this time around? The last player to do so was Rory McIlroy in 2014. Injury prevented him from returning to defend his title in 2015 and he is sure to be one of the leading contenders this time around.

Thursday July 14
11am
Sky Sports 2 HD
Test Cricket: England v Pakistan
The first Test at Lord’s, the home of English cricket, as England face a tough challenge against one of the game’s undisputed giants. England’s opener against Pakistan in their most recent Test series back in 2015 ended in a draw and Pakistan went on to win the series 2-0. England will be out for revenge this time.

Sunday July 17
1pm
BT Sport
MotoGP: Germany
The Sachsenring in Germany first hosted MotoGP in 1999. Its tight corners invariably produce some thrilling races although it is not the fastest of circuits.

Friday July 22
11am
Sky Sports 2 HD
Test Cricket: England v Pakistan
Old Trafford is the venue for the 2nd Test between England and Pakistan. In the last Test series played between these two nations – in 2015 on UAE soil – Pakistan won 2-0.

Tuesday July 26
1pm
Channel 4
Channel 4 Racing: Glorious Goodwood
The South Downs National Park provides the backdrop to five days of fantastic flat racing at Goodwood.


Also coming up...

Wednesday July 6

6.30pm
Sky Sports 2 HD
NatWest T20 Blast: Gloucestershire v Surrey

Thursday July 7
10.30am
Sky Sports 4 HD
Golf: AAM Scottish Open

Thursday July 7
8pm
BBC/ITV
Super League: Warrington Wolves v Salford Red Devils

Saturday July 9
2.30pm
Sky Sports 2 HD
NatWest T20 Blast: Notts Outlaws v Worcestershire Rapids

Sunday July 10
2.30pm
Sky Sports 2 HD
NatWest T20 Blast: Durham Jets v Leicestershire Foxes

Wednesday July 13
2.30pm
Sky Sports 2 HD
NatWest T20 Blast: Derbyshire Falcons v Lancashire Lightning

Saturday July 16
7pm
Sky Sports 2 HD
Darts: World Matchplay

Thursday July 21
11.30am
Sky Sports 4 HD
Golf: Senior Open

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