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Sports On Television: June 30, 2012

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SPARTA, KY - JUNE 29:  Cars are gridded during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway on June 29, 2012 in Sparta, Kentucky.  (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images for NASCAR)
SPARTA, KY - JUNE 29: Cars are gridded during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway on June 29, 2012 in Sparta, Kentucky. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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It's six billion degrees outside and most of Cincinnati should have their power back after powerful storms slammed the area early Friday evening. And to avoid heat exhaustion, one would consider staying indoors, with an iced tea and a full day of sports on television, ranging from the continued U.S. Olympic Trials, baseball, golf, X-Games, boxing and soccer. Oh and NASCAR returns to the region at Sparta, Kentucky.

PGA Tour Golf: AT&T National (1:00 PM, Golf Channel)
Hunter Mahan shot an impressive 65 during the second round on Friday, giving him a two-stroke lead over the field heading into Saturday's third round. Brendon de Jonge and Jimmy Walker, the only golfers to score below a 70 during the first and second rounds this weekend, are two-strokes back respectively.

X-Games: Freestyle Bicycling (1:00 PM, ABC)
Day three of the X-Games includes freestyle bicycling for the crazy bastards, as well as the Hot Wheels Double Loop Dare (which itself wants me to tune in because of the ridiculousness of the name). Seriously. The Hot Wheels Double Loop Dare.

Women's Soccer: U.S.A. vs. Canada (1:30 PM, NBC)
The United States Women's National Team plays their final tune-up match for the 2012 London Olympics, hosting Canada at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah.

Champions Tour Golf: Senior Players Championship (2:30 PM, Golf Channel)
Fred Couples fires a 63 second-round on Friday, giving him a one-stroke lead over Joe Daley. The rest of the field is at least four strokes behind Couples.

PGA Tour Golf: AT&T National (3:00 PM, CBS)
The tournament switches over from the Golf Channel to CBS.

X-Games: Skateboarding (3:00 PM, ESPN)
More crazy bastards doing more crazy bastard stuff during the third day of the X-Games in Los Angeles.

MLB Baseball: Cincinnati Reds at San Francisco Giants (4:00 PM, Fox Sports Ohio)
The Giants shutout the Reds 5-0 on Thursday. Cincinnati responded with a 5-1 win, beating on Matt Cain, Friday night, stopping cold the Giants bid at a fifth straight shutout (thank you Zach Cozart). The four-game weekend series continues with Mat Latos taking the hill against Barry Zito Saturday afternoon.

MLB Baseball: Houston Astros at Chicago Cubs (4:00 PM, WGN)
Two of the worst teams in the National League Central continue their weekend series after the Cubs took a 1-0 lead during their 4-0 win on Friday.

LPGA Tour: NW Arkansas Championship (5:00 PM, Golf Channel)
Rookie Veronica Felibert fired a field-leading 65 to open the first-round, leading the field at Pinnacle Country Club in Arkansas.

MLB Baseball: Arizona Diamondbacks at Milwaukee Brewers (7:00 PM, FOX)
Fox's game of the week in the region. The Diamondbacks wiped out the Brewers 9-3 during Friday's opening weekend series game.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Racing: Quaker State 400 (7:30 PM, TNT)
NASCAR returns to Sparta, Kentucky for the second running of the event. Sadly the story won't be the race. It'll be the traffic that was so congested last year that thousands of fans reportedly missed the race entirely. Construction over the past year was expected to ease things, but you know it'll still be the story this year.

U.S. Olympic Trials: Swimming (8:00 PM, NBC)
The trials for the London games continue from Omaha, with events including the finals for the woman's 200m breast and 100m free, along with the men's final 200m back and 200m IM. Also included are the semifinals for the woman's 200m back, the men's 50m free and 100m fly.

U.S. Olympic Trials: Track and Field (9:00 PM, NBC)
Trials continue from Eugene, Oregon for track and field, with events including the men's final 100m hurdles and the women's 200m. Other events include the heptathlon (800m) and men's 200m semifinals.

X-Games: Moto-X and Skateboarding (9:00 PM, ESPN)
Day three closes with events including the Moto-X (speed and style and woman's racing) as well as the skateboarding. Crazy bastards.

Boxing: Cornelius Bundrage vs. Cory Spinks (9:00 PM, SHOe)
Cornelius Bundrage (31-4, 18 KOs) takes on Cory Spinks (39-6, 11 KOs) face off in the junior-middleweights title rematch. Bundrage beat Spinks in a fifth-round TKO in 2010.