SPORTS PROGRAMS--This is the week to see three sports institutions--baseball's 56th All-Star Game on NBC along with golf's British Open and the U.S. Women's Open on ABC.
It's also the week to see an endangered species--the USFL championship game on ABC.
Provided there's no strike, the American League will try to rebound from last year's loss to the National League in Tuesday's largely ceremonial All-Star baseball contest that will be preceded by a 20-minute warm-up show hosted by Bob Costas at 5 p.m. on Channels 4, 36 and 39.
The site: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis. The announcers: two more institutions, Vin Scully and Joe Garagiola.
Spain's Seve Ballesteros will be defending his championship at the colorful British Open being played
at the Royal St. Georges Course in Sandwich, England. For the fifth consecutive year, ABC (Channels 7, 3, 10, 42) is offering coverage of the third and fourth rounds, airing Saturday at 9 a.m. and next Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ABC will be supplementing BBC coverage, and the voices you'll hear will include Jim McKay, Jack Whitaker, Dave Marr, Bob Rosburg and British touring pro Ed Sneed.
McKay, Whitaker, Marr and Rosburg will be joined by Rhonda Glenn and Judy Rankin for ABC's coverage of the final round of the U.S. Women's Open at 12:30 p.m. Sunday from the Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J.