•Baseball: The Home Run Derby airs at 7 p.m. Monday on ESPN, with the All-Star game from Yankees Stadium at 7 p.m. Tuesday on KOKH-25. In games this weekend, Texas hosts AL Central-leading Chicago White Sox, 7 tonight, FSNSW, and 6 p.m. Saturday, FSNSW, WGN. Network telecasts include Arizona at Philadelphia, 2:30 p.m. Saturday, KOKH-25; Baltimore at Boston, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, TBS; Colorado at N.Y. Mets, 7 p.m. Sunday, ESPN.
•Auto racing: TNT wraps up its NASCAR Sprint Cup coverage with the Life-Lock.com 400, the first night race ever at Chicagloand Speedway, at 7 p.m. Saturday. Prerace coverage begins at 5:30 p.m. TV coverage will shift to ESPN later this month.
•Boxing: Heavyweight champ Wladimir Klitschko of the Ukraine makes another mandatory title defense when he faces Washington, D.C., native Tony Thompson at 3:30 p.m. Saturday from Hamburg, Germany, on HBO. Thompson, a southpaw, has won 26 consecutive fights. HBO will replay the bout at 9 p.m. Saturday.
•Arena football: ESPN will air the conference championships Saturday with the Cleveland Gladiators at Philadelphia Soul at noon and the Grand Rapids Rampage at defending ArenaBowl champion San Jose Sabercats at 2:30 p.m.
Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) Republican...