Now that the NBA season is over, Major League Baseball is the only major sport being played at this time. This will be the first weekend in months that there won’t be any NBA or NFL action. While much of the spotlight will be on the baseball pennant races, many eyes will also be on the Olympic Games being held in Tokyo. Let’s take a look at some of the top sporting events of the upcoming weekend.
Top Sports Events for This Weekend – July 24 – July 25
The weekends are always full of Major League Baseball action. This weekend there will be two series that we’ll be keeping an eye on. The first one is one of the biggest rivalries in baseball. The New York Yankees will be headed to Boston to take on the Red Sox. While this season has been a disappointment for the Yankees, the Red Sox have been a pleasant surprise, as they’ve jumped to the top of the American League East. Even though this series will pit two teams heading in opposite directions against each other, whenever the Red Sox and Yankees meet, there always seems to be some fireworks.
Another series that we’ll be keeping an eye on will be the Chicago White Sox against the Milwaukee Brewers. Both teams are currently in first place in their respective divisions. Chicago is one of the favorites to represent the American League in the World Series. Chicago has one of the best starting rotations in baseball, along with a bullpen full of flamethrowers. The Brewers have overcome a slow start to jump to the top of the National League Central. Chicago is only an hour away from Milwaukee, so we could see an influx of White Sox fans headed to Milwaukee for the weekend series.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics
The Olympics have already begun. Numerous events have started prior to the opening ceremonies. One of the highlights of the upcoming weekend is the first game for the USA Men’s Basketball team. After losing two games during their exhibition tour, Gregg Popovich’s squad will open up on Sunday against the French National team. France will pose a legitimate threat to the United States, as they have five NBA players on their roster. Rudy Gobert, Evan Fournier, Nicolas Batum, and Frank Ntilikina will lead Team France against some of the NBA’s best representing the United States. We’ll see if Kevin Durant and company can win another gold medal for the US.
The PGA Tour
156 players will be in the field of this weekend’s 3M Open. Coming off of last weekend’s Open Championship in the United Kingdom, you would think that many of the top golfers would take this weekend off. Well, think again. This tournament field is jam-packed with the world’s top golfers. Dustin Johnson, Tony Finau, Sergio Garcia, Patrick Reed, Louis Oosthuizen, and Gary Woodland will be some of the top golfers to take the course in Minnesota at the TPC Twin Cities. We’ll see if a big name wins this one or if a relative unknown plays well and wins the 3M Open.