This week, FreeSports has moved to its new home on Freeview Channel 64 (you may need to retune). If you haven’t checked it out yet, FreeSports covers lots of sports you won’t often see elsewhere on TV, including ice hockey, stock car racing and pool, as well as mainstream sports like football and golf.
Here’s just a few of the highlights in the coming week.
Live IPA Pool Masters
Friday 16, Saturday 17, Sunday 18 November at 7pm
Live from Manchester, the International Professional Pool Association’s Masters championship welcomes players from across the UK and beyond, with competitors chasing the winner’s prize of £5000.
The Elite Ice Hockey League is where the UK’s top players show off their skills. And with epic team names such as the Nottingham Panthers and the Cardiff Devils, you won’t be surprised to hear that these matches are never short of excitement (although possibly a few teeth!).
Coming up this week is the match between Milton Keynes and Glasgow (Saturday at 4:30pm), and live coverage of Coventry v Guildford (Wednesday at 7pm). There’s also ice hockey from Europe’s Champions Hockey League (Tuesday at 9:30pm) and highlights from North America’s National Hockey League (Wednesday at 11:30pm and Thursday at 7pm)
The Red Bull Air Race
Monday 19 November at 7pm; 8:30pm and 9:45pm
Speed, precision and skill are the qualities needed from pilots competing in this race, not to mention nerves of steel. Using the most agile lightweight raceplanes, pilots hit speeds of more than 300kph while navigating a low-level slalom track marked by 25-metre-high air-filled pylons.
Live International Football: Brazil v Cameroon
Tuesday at 7:25pm
Is there a better attacking front three than Neymar, Firmino, and Coutinho? This Tuesday, watch as the five-time World Cup winners Brazil face Cameroon, the reigning African Cup of Nations champions, live from the Stadium MK.
Best of the rest
There’s also plenty of sport to enjoy elsewhere on Freeview this weekend, including…
International Rugby Union
The Autumn Internationals are in full swing, and there’s a feast of rugby this Saturday. Wales take on Tonga at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff (live on BBC One on Saturday at 2pm), while Scotland face South Africa at Murrayfield (live on BBC Two on Saturday at 5pm). Ireland play New Zealand in Dublin (live on Channel 4 at 6:10pm) and there’s also highlights of England’s match against Japan (BBC Two on Saturday at 7:30pm).
ITV on Saturday at 1:30pm and ITV4 on Sunday at 1:30pm
This weekend’s live coverage features races from Cheltenham, Lingfield Park and Fontwell. On Sunday, the highlight will be the prestigious Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle Race at Cheltenham, where entrants will compete for the £100,000 prize.
BBC Two Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 6pm
Novak Djokovic is the hot favourite to win the ATP’s World Tour final in London for what would be a sixth time. He’s made a strong start, handily defeating American John Isner and Germany’s Alexander Zverev. But Roger Federer is not out of contention, having cruised to victory against Dominic Thiem and Kevin Anderson. You can watch the opening semi-final of the singles competition on Saturday afternoon, and the final on Sunday evening.