Legs eleven as soccer is Prime asset

PUBLISHED : Monday, 25 July, 1994, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 25 July, 1994, 12:00am

WITH the overwhelming popularity of the Chinese National Football League broadcast on Prime Sports last week, the network has acquired the rights to cover 11 First Division matches this season.

Last week's lively battle between heavyweights Beijing and Guangzhou glued both Chinese and gweilo soccer fans to the idiot box and this week's match-up between Liaoning and Shandong is sure to bring similar results.

The game comes our way live this Sunday at 6pm so chill a few bottles of Tsingdao and catch the mainland's soccer action.

Motoracing, and one of the premier Nascar events of the season takes place on Prime tonight at 9.30pm in the form of the Talladega 500. The thumping V8s will thunder around the 320km/h oval circuit providing plenty of thrills and spills and may induce a hefty dose of nausea to go with it.

But if auto action of a more stylish sort is to your taste, the Formula One circus heads to the lush forests of Hockenheim for the German Grand Prix.

This weekend Damon Hill continues his uphill fight to make up the mountain of points separating him from Michael Schumacher's steady grasp on the championship and you can watch the on-going challenge on Prime this Sunday at 8pm.

Get your togs on, because the Cable Sports Channel will be broadcasting coverage of the Billabong Kirra Pro Surfing from Australia.

Some of the best names in the business head for the clear waters off Queensland's coast for one of the premier surfing competitions in Australia.

Tune in this Tuesday morning at 9am.

Now for something a little more off-beat. It's more than likely you've seen the film before but for any of you who have yet to see Rollerball, this 1975 movie starring James Caan and John Houseman is worth a look.

Considered rather alternative in its day, its sci-fi story revolves around an apocalyptic sport of the future in which killing an opponent doesn't even warrant as much as a yellow card! Something different for sports fans so give it a look this Friday at 9.30pm on World.

Getting into more gratuitous action and violence, the Cable Sports Channel will be broadcasting ESPN's coverage of the NFL American Bowl from Montjaic, Spain.

The Denver Broncos and the Los Angeles Raiders head to the sunny Mediterranean to give the Europeans a taste of just how watchable American Football can be. Catch it at 3.30am next Monday morning.