Sports to Sling This Summer

It’s now officially summer, which means you can look forward to streaming a ton of tennis, baseball and golf on Sling TV. Read more for how to Sling your favorite sports, and visit our Game Finder to find more upcoming games in your area.

Wimbledon

Wimbledon—the oldest, and arguably the most prestigious, tennis tournament in the world—will be one to watch for tennis fans all over the world.

Novak Djokovic and Ashleigh Barty are favored to win the men’s and women’s singles, respectively. Although odds are with Barty after her win at the French Open, all eyes are sure to be on Serena Williams, following last year’s unexpected final round defeat to Angelique Kerber. If we know anything about Serena Williams, we can be certain she has her sights set on a 24th grand slam title, knee injury or not.

HOW TO WATCH: Watch Wimbledon July 1-14 on ESPN and Tennis Channel (ESPN available in Sling Orange; Tennis Channel available in Sling Orange + Sports Extra or Sling Blue + Sports Extra).

Evel Live 2

Last summer, sports icon Travis Pastrana paid tribute to the legendary Evel Knievel by historically re-creating three of Evel’s most popular stunts. In this year’s Evel Live 2, athletes Axell Hodges and Vicki Golden will give Pastrana a run for his money as they aim to set new world records with three motorcycle stunts, and Sling TV customers can catch every second of the 3-hour live event.

With 3.5 million viewers, last year’s stunt spectacular was the No. 1 cable channel special of 2018, and this year is sure to be just as riveting.

HOW TO WATCH: Fans can catch Evel Live 2 on HISTORY (available in Sling Orange and/or Sling Blue) on July 7.

MLB Home Run Derby + All-Star Game

Still feeling the itch for baseball after the College World Series? MLB All-Star week is just the thing to keep you going. Cleveland will host the two-day event for the sixth time, making it the organization that has hosted the most All-Star games in MLB history.

One of the most beloved traditions around the All-Star game is the Home Run Derby. This year’s contest is sure to be one to watch, with the stakes higher than ever before. The 2019 Home Run Derby winner will get a $1 million prize, significantly more than 2018 winner, Bryce Harper, who was awarded $125,000. With a million dollars on the line, we’re likely to see some first-rate players ready to bring the heat like never before.

The following day, the American League will take on the National League at the 90th MLB All-Star Game. Alex Cora of the Boston Red Sox will lead as manager of the American League, and Dave Roberts of the Los Angeles Dodgers will return to manage the National League for the second consecutive year. Be sure to catch both events on Sling TV to get a peek at Cleveland’s newly renovated Progressive Field!

HOW TO WATCH: Catch the MLB Home Run Derby on July 8 on ESPN (available in Sling Orange). Watch the MLB All-Star Game on July 9 on FOX (available in select markets in Sling Blue).

Nationally-televised MLB Games

Want even more baseball? Sling TV has nationally televised games throughout the summer on multiple channels. For upcoming games available in your market, visit Sling TV’s Game Finder.

In addition to MLB games, baseball fans can get odds and betting information from VSiN (the Vegas Stats and Information Network) for $4 per month, with or without a Sling Orange or Sling Blue subscription.

Open Championship

The 148th Open Championship will be the final major of the 2019 season and will be held at Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland. This marks the return to Northern Ireland for the first time since 1951.

With the 2018 Open champion, Francesco Molinari, hoping to secure his second major win, Brooks Koepka may be America’s best chance at taking home another major. Joining Molinari and Koepka on the course is England’s Tommy Fleetwood, who was also previously paired with Molinari at the 2018 Ryder Cup. Fleetwood could be another heavy favorite at this year’s Open Championship, bringing even more anticipation to the closing major of 2019.

HOW TO WATCH: Watch The Open Championship, July 18-21 on Golf Channel and NBC (Golf Channel available in Sling Blue + Sports Extra; NBC available in select markets in Sling Blue).

Pacquiao vs Thurman

Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao, the Philippine Senator, WBA Welterweight Champion and boxing’s only eight-division World Champion, will return to face the undefeated Super WBA Welterweight World Champion Keith “One Time” Thurman. Live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, make sure to catch every round on Pay-Per-View!

HOW TO WATCH: Order Pacquiao vs Thurman, available for $74.99 via Pay-Per-View on Sling TV (available with or without a base subscription) and watch on July 20.

U.S. Open

Following Wimbledon, tennis stars will make their way to New York City to compete in the only grand slam tennis tournament in the U.S. The 139th US Open will be the fourth and final grand slam of the 2019 season, and the last chance for players to claim the coveted title of champion.

If it’s anything like the 2018 U.S. Open, this year’s tournament is sure to be another drama-filled event. For those who missed last year’s action, Serena Williams was defeated in the final round by Japan’s Naomi Osaka with three code violations. In what grew to be one of the most controversial sporting events of 2018, Osaka became the first player from Japan to win a major singles tennis title.

HOW TO WATCH: Watch the U.S. Open August 26-September 8 on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN3 (available in Sling Orange).

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Sling Staff