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Best Bets Feb. 12/13: What to watch

SUNDAY, FEB. 12

  • TELEVISION

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

Manchester City at Aston Villa

Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Deportes, 8 a.m.

Robbie Keane has three goals and an assist in four games for Aston Villa, and now he looks to lead an upset of the EPL leaders. Replay: FSC, 8 p.m.

Also

Norwich City at Swansea City, Fox Soccer Plus, 3:30 a.m.

West Bromwich Albion at Wolverhampton, Fox Soccer Plus, 5:25 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Championship

West Ham United at Peterborough, Fox Soccer Plus, 9:30 a.m.

BRAZILIAN CAMPEONATO PAULISTA

São Paulo at Corinthians

GolTV, 11 a.m.

A half-dozen games into São Paulo's state championship, and three unbeaten clubs sit at the top of the standings, at 4-0-2, separated by goal difference, heading into the weekend's games. Here are two of them.

Argentine Primera B Nacional

River Plate at Charcarita, GolTV, 1 p.m.

MEXICAN PRIMERA DIVISION

Cruz Azul at Club Tijuana

Azteca America (KAZA/Channel 54), 11:55 a.m.

The Xolos are 2-1-2, in ninth place and in position to move within two points of the Clausura lead with a victory over Mexico City's top club. Cruz Azul is one of two unbeatens left in the top tier. Replay: ESPN Deportes, 2:30 p.m.

Also

Puebla at Pumas UNAM, Univision (KMEX/Channel 34), 10 a.m.

Beach Soccer Cancún

Spain vs. El Salvador, Fox Deportes, 2 p.m.

Mexico vs. United States, Fox Deportes, 3 p.m.

SPANISH LA LIGA

Levante at Real Madrid

ESPN Deportes, 12:20 p.m.

Real is streaking toward the Spanish title -- the Merengues are seven points clear of hated Barcelona -- but the buzz is mostly about next year. Is Jose Mourinho really leaving? Is Robin van Persie really interested?

Also

Sporting Gijon at Valencia, GolTV, 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Dutch Eredivisie

de Graafschap at PSV Eindhoven, ESPN Deportes, 5:25 a.m.

Italian Serie A

Novara at Inter Milan, Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Deportes, 6 a.m.

Juventus at Bologna, Fox Soccer Channel, 11:30 a.m. and midnight; Fox Deportes, 11:30 a.m.

French Ligue 1

Saint-Etienne at Toulouse, Fox Soccer Plus, 11:55 a.m.

  • ON LOCAL FIELDS

MLS PRESEASON

Portland Timbers vs. Houston Dynamo

Home Depot Center Field 4 (Carson), 10:30 a.m.

The Dynamo have won five in a row this preseason, all by shutout, and the last two have come against MLS opposition -- Montreal and the Galaxy -- at HDC. The Timbers also beat the Galaxy but went 0-0 against Quebec's team.

MONDAY, FEB. 13

  • TELEVISION

ITALIAN SERIE A

Chievo Verona at Napoli

Fox Deportes, 11:30 a.m./Fox Soccer Plus, 11:40 a.m.

Michael Bradley and the Flying Donkeys head south to meet the Neapolitans, who are trying to climb into a European berth for next season. Replay: Fox Soccer Plus, 6 p.m.

Also

AS Roma at Siena, Fox Soccer Channel, 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.