July Sports Calendar
Who says these are the dog days? July offers plenty of activity for armchair athletes, sideline fans, and actual players. This year brings the additional excitement of the Summer Olympics. Watch, play, get physical
Detroit City FC vs. Erie Admirals soccer game at Cass Tech, 1 p.m. Playoffs begin July 21; detcityfc.com. (Also, the Detroit City Futbol League’s city neighborhood teams play every Tuesday in July except July 3; detcityfc.com/dcfl.)
June 25-July 8
Wimbledon tennis championships broadcast from the All-England Club. Ladies’ Singles Final, July 7; Men’s Singles Final, July 8. ESPN.
Major League Baseball’s 83rd All-Star Game broadcast from Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City on Fox. General voting ends June 28. Final voting runs July 1–5 on MLB.com.
Detroit Hydroplane Gold Cup Races, Belle Isle (visible from The Roostertail to The Whittier Apartments on the Detroit River); gold-cup.com.
2012 Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac boat race. Begins in Port Huron and ends at Mackinac Island. Track the race at bycmack.com.
June 30-July 22
Le Tour de France bicycle race. NBC Broadcast on the Sports Network and Cycling TV.
Olympics Opening Ceremony; check TV listings for times. (Games run through Aug. 12), on NBC (WDIV- Channel 4).
Warrior Dash, Mt. Morris, Mich.; warriordash.com.