Starting Five: The to-do list for sports fans this week

July 08, 2012|By Chris Sosa | RedEye

PLAY

"NCAA Football 13"

Available Tuesday on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360

The best thing about video game college football? Not having to deal with the BCS. Wait, that might not be the case until the 2014 season. Oh well, at least if your team falls short of the national title, you don't have to fire yourself as coach.

WATCH

MLB All-Star Game

7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Fox

The official Home Run Derby is Monday, but with the White Sox's Adam Dunn and Paul Konerko and the Cubs' Bryan LaHair suiting up, there could be deep drives aplenty. Keep an eye out for the Sox's Chris Sale and the Cubs' Starlin Castro as well.

READ

"Dream Team"

Available Tuesday

Sports Illustrated's Jack McCallum provides an inside look—he even drank with the players—at Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Co. during their run to the 1992 gold medal. If you're averse to watching LeBron James dominate the London Olympics, you could bury yourself in this book instead.

ATTEND

Sky vs. Connecticut

7:30 p.m. Friday, Allstate Arena

This is your last time to see the Sky play before the league breaks for the Olympics. This also will be a great measuring stick for the team, considering they'll be up against the best team in the Eastern Conference.

ATTEND

Fire vs. Vancouver

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Toyota Park

Although the Whitecaps aren't really rivals with the Fire, they're from Vancouver, so doesn't the dislike have to start somewhere? Maybe Blackhawks fans can give the Fire faithful some advice on how to bring the hate.

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