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A great variety of football-like substances will hit the airwaves this weekend as the long slog through the desert of July continues. A full slate of CFL this weekend, though they are taking Sunday off. Ottawa remains the only unbeaten team north of the border in this still early season and that’s not likely to change this weekend against win-less Saskatchewan. Sanzar Super Rugby, whose truly global professional sports league spans from South Africa to Japan, enters the quarterfinals round of it’s World Championship tournament. We’ve also got the usual handful of NRL Rugby and awesome Aussie Rules football on Fox Sports.

We’ve also got something unique this weekend. ESPN3 is carrying the championship game of the Women’s Football Alliance. Started in 2009, the WFA is a professional tackle football league for women that has grown to 45 teams in 3 divisions of competitive play. The Acadiana Zydeco, whose home field is Teurlings Catholic High School in Lafayette, are playing for the Division 3 championship against Richmond on Friday. The championship game for Division 1, dubbed W Bowl I, will be on ESPN3 on Saturday between the Dallas Elite and the (Washington) DC Divas.

League Start Matchup Channel Streaming
All Times Central THURSDAY
CFL 7:30 PM Calgary Stampeders vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers ESPN3
Super Rugby 3:00 AM Highlanders vs. Brumbies ESPN3
CFL 8:00 PM Ottawa Redblacks vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders ESPN3
Super Rugby 2:35 AM Sharks vs. Hurricanes ESPN3
AFL Premiership 4:00 AM Geelong Cats vs. Adelaide Crows FS1 FSGo
Super Rugby 9:30 AM Crusaders vs. Lions ESPN3
Super Rugby 12:00 PM Chiefs vs. Stormers ESPN3
Women's Football Alliance 3:30 PM DC Divas vs. Dallas Elite (Championship) ESPN3
Arena 6:00 PM LA Kiss vs. Jacksonville Sharks ESPN3
CFL 6:00 PM Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. Edmonton Eskimos ESPN3
NRL Rugby 1:00 AM St. George Illawarra Dragons vs. Wests Tigers FS2 FSGo
Arena 8:00 PM Cleveland Gladiators vs. Arizona Rattlers ESPN2 WatchESPN
NRL Rugby 4:00 AM South Sydney Rabbitohs vs. Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles FS2 FSGo
Arena 8:30 PM Orlando Predators vs. Arizona Rattlers ESPN3
CFL 6:30 PM Montreal Alouettes vs. Toronto Argonauts ESPN2 WatchESPN