Stepping into late June, our Summer of Sports series is really heating up. The NBA Finals have concluded (Big Congratulations to Cleveland!) as well has the NHL Stanley Cup. This week we move past basketball and hockey and have a lot of great Soccer to watch, along with America’s favorite pastime, Major League Baseball (MLB).
If you are like me, and love your sports but can’t stomach the high cost of a cable TV subscription, then you have come to the right place.
“It’s getting hot in here” so let’s get started!
There is a lot of baseball left, but that does not seem play a factor come game day. These players and coaches grind out the long season, playing every game like it’s their last. If you are looking to watch all the games available outside of Cable and MLB.tv, then you will need to take a look at a few different services.
First on the list is Yahoo. Amazingly, Yahoo has found a way to stream a game a day, for free. So to catch the games on this channel, all you need is an internet connection.
Next on the list is ESPN. To get ESPN you really have two options: Either you sign up for Sling TV or PlayStation Vue’s base package. Each have their advantages, and disadvantages, but both are really amazing options for cord cutters.
Then we have good old network television with FOX airing several games for free. All you need is an OTA antenna to pick up the broadcast, and you are all set to sit back and enjoy these games in stunning HD.
Last on the list is FS1. Though only one game this weekend is airing on FS1, it is still important to mention that both PlayStation Vue and Sling TV offers this channel (just like ESPN). Just make sure you pick the right package.
Now let’s take a look at the MLB TV schedule: ** Times in EST
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Maybe the most well-known tournament of the year, Euro 2016 is in full effect and is primarily airing on ESPN. And as I mentioned earlier, ESPN is part of both Sling and PlayStation’s base package so cord cutters don’t have to miss a minute of the action.
As a quick recap Italy is now joined by Belgium in second round and Ireland in third. The Irish had a late 1-0 win over Italy as they clinched 1 of 4 third place spots that move on. Coming up, Italy will battle Spain on June 27, while Belgium plays Hungary on June 26 (with Ireland hosting France on the same day).
** Times in EST, and all games air on ESPN unless otherwise noted
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While the men across the pond battle it out, the Copa America Centenario takes place closer to home. Full of just as much excitement this tournament is now is now rounding the corner and racing down the home stretch. With the Championship game this Sunday, if you have not yet tuned in, now is the perfect time to jump on the band wagon.
When reviewing the broadcast schedule below, you will notice that you have a number of different channels to choose from. For this article we will focus on my my favorite streaming options, plus most cord cutters can tune into Univision’s Spanish-language broadcasts over-the-air.
First up is FX. Not only does FX offer amazing original content, but they also offer soccer matches from time to time. Then you have Univision and Fox Sports, both of which offer a ton of sports coverage, most notably Soccer matches. And the best news of all is that FX, Univision and Fox Sports is now available via Sling TV’s new Mult-Stream service.
Next on the list is fuboTV. fuboTV is all about soccer and offers a 7-day free trial for anyone who is interested, or just needs a 1-week fix. Brings the best of live soccer streaming right to your phone, mobile device, pc, or streaming device; as fuboTV is a must for any die hard soccer fan.
Here’s what this weekend’s schedule looks like:
Third Place Game – June 25th – 8:00 p.m. – United States vs. Colombia – FX, Univision and Univision Deportes, Fox Sports Go, fuboTV
Championship Game – June 26th – 8:00 p.m. – Argentina vs. Chile – Fox Sports 1, Univision and Univision Deportes, Fox Sports Go, fuboTV
So what do you think? What MLB games are you going to check out this week? Will Argentina find redemption against Chile in a rematch of last year’s Copa America final? Will the US manage a 3rd place finish? Can Iceland continue their dream Euro run?
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