F1 action hots up at Italian GP

PUBLISHED : Monday, 05 September, 1994, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 05 September, 1994, 12:00am

GEE, the Formula One Championship is becoming rather interesting, isn't it? The inevitable flushing down the toilet of Schumacher's appeal against a two-race ban was finalised last week, leaving his closest rival (and my fellow columnist) Damon Hill well within grasp of the title.

That is, of course, if Damon can stop moaning for five minutes and get on with the driving task at hand.

He's sure had a few choice words to say about the new revampings at Monza and we'll get to see just how well he fares at the new-look circuit this Sunday in the Italian Grand Prix.

Prime Sports will be beaming in the live broadcast at 8.30 pm.

As for homesick, lonely, American bachelors, the NFL season kicks off this morning as the Denver Broncos take on the San Diego Chargers in the first game of the bone-crunching series.

ESPN is covering the event live through the Cable Sports Channel at 8 am, but if you've read the column a little late today, then you'll have to catch the repeat at 10 pm.

Tomorrow, the San Fransico 49ers meet the Los Angeles Raiders live at 9 am - again, the repeat is at 10 pm.

The US Open Tennis continues this week and Prime will continue its live coverage from Flushing Meadow in New York for day seven starting at 7.30 am with day eight commencing tomorrow morning at 12.30 am.

For the rest of the week daily coverage commences at 7.30 am and resumes at 11 pm. On Saturday, highlights of the women's semis will be shown at 10 am with men's semis shown at the same time on Sunday.

Also on Sunday, highlights of the women's final can be seen at 6.30 pm. The women's doubles final is live at 12.15 am on Monday with the men's final at 4 am.

The World Swimming Championships also continue on Prime this week with live coverage resuming tonight at 10.30 pm.

And if you missed coverage of the Aussie rugby league over the weekend, Prime will be showing highlights of last Saturday's major preliminary semi-final between the North Sydney Bears and Canberra Raiders on Wednesday at 2.30 pm.