Cricket World Cup Final, Selangor vs KL, British GP: What to watch this week

By Seng Foo 8 July 2019 88
Cricket World Cup Final, Selangor vs KL, British GP: What to watch this week
Astro Sports Pack customers, prepare to enjoy these 10 upcoming sporting events and competitions on Astro and Astro GO this week (coverage is subject to change).

MLB All Star Game

Schedule: Wednesday, July 10th @ 7:30am
Channel: Fox Sports 2 (CH813 & CH829)
It's the best of the American League versus their National League counterparts! With nothing on the line, it is a good opportunity for new baseball fans to get familiar with the game and enjoy the annual baseball showcase.

State of Origin: Game 3

Schedule: Wednesday, July 10th @ 6:00pm
Channel: Astro Supersport 2 (CH811 & CH833)
It's all to fight for this Wednesday after New South Wales levelled the State of Origin series with a morale-boosting 38-6 win over Queensland in Game 2. Playing at home at the ANZ Stadium, the Blues are looking favourites to retain the Shield.

ITTF World Tour: Australian Open

Schedule: July 12th - 14th
Channel: Astro Supersport 2 (CH811 & CH833)
The Chinese dominance in the 2019 season continued in South Korea as last week their players swept all but the mixed doubles title, in which Xu Xin and Liu Shiwen lost to Hong Kong pair Wong Chun Ting and Doo Hoi Kem. Will China reign supreme this time in Geelong?

ONE Championship: Masters of Destiny

Schedule: Friday, July 12th @ 8:30pm
Channel: Astro Supersport 2 (CH811 & CH833)
Headlined by a featherweight kickboxing fight between Giorgio Petrosyan and Petchmorrakot Petchyindee Academy, ONE Championship returns to Kuala Lumpur with several exciting bouts that includes several Malaysian fighters. Besides an all-Malaysian Muay Thai clash between Saiful Merican and Mohammed Mahmoud, the home crowd can watch Jihin Radzuan take on Jomary Torres of the Philippines in the atomweight weight class, and Ev Ting go against Japan's Daichi Abe.

Wimbledon Finals

Schedule: July 13th - 14th
Channel: Fox Sports (CH812 & CH832)
At the time of writing, a few big names have become shock casualties at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club including Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Dominic Thiem and Denis Shapovalov. Will we see more stars fall before this weekend's finals?

MPFL: Selangor vs Kuala Lumpur

Schedule: Saturday, July 13th @ 8:30pm
Channel: Astro GO
Selangor are arguably the heavy favourites to emerge victorious in the first Klang Valley derby of the new era of the Malaysian futsal league. The league leaders are currently on a three-game winning start to the season, while their neighbours, fresh from being handed a 6-0 thrashing by Terengganu, have only won once in four matches.

UFC Fight Night: de Randamie vs Ladd

Schedule: Sunday, July 14th @ 8:00am
Channel: Fox Sports (CH812 & CH832)
Taking place in Sacramento, California, the main event is headlined by a fight between Women's Featherweight Champion Germaine de Randamie and Aspen Ladd, but all eyes might be on the co-main event, featuring former WEC Featherweight Champion Urijah Faber coming out of retirement after 30 months as he faces Ricky Simon in a bantamweight bout.

BWF US Open (Semi-Finals & Finals)

Schedule: July 14th - 15th
Channel: Astro Supersport 4 (CH817 & CH836)
With the Indonesian Open on the horizon, plenty of top players have opted to skip this year's US Open, including Malaysian pair Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying who won the mixed doubles title last year. However, there are still high ranking shuttlers expected to take part including last year's winner Lee Dong-keun, Indian star HS Prannoy, and 2014 Commonwealth Games winner Michelli Li.

Cricket World Cup Final

Schedule: Sunday, July 14th @ 5:30pm
Channel: Astro Cricket (CH838)
The 2019 Cricket World Cup is heading towards its conclusion as we have four teams left vying to reach the final on the Lord's Cricket Ground: defending champions Australia, last edition's runners-up New Zealand, two-time winners India, and hosts England.

F1: British Grand Prix

Schedule: Sunday, July 14th @ 8:00pm
Channel: Fox Sports (CH812 & CH832)
After seeing his dominating run of consecutive podium finishes ended at the Red Bull Ring, Lewis Hamilton has an opportunity to kick off another lengthy run this weekend when he returns home for the British Grand Prix. The Mercedes driver, who has been victorious at the Silverstone Circuit five times, could be an all-time leader if he can fend off the likes of Max Verstappen, Charles Leclerc and last year's winner Sebastian Vettel for another win this time.

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