Happy Fourth of July! Independence Day is upon us, which means grilling, fireworks, and sports. Grilling will be an all-day affair while fireworks are more for the evening. In the meantime, the sports schedule is fairly packed for those looking to keep busy until it’s time to shoot off fireworks.
It’s a busy day for traditional sports like baseball, tennis, and basketball, but we get some major one-off events of note. The annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest is back, returning to its traditional Coney Island locale for the first time since before the pandemic. Additionally, the US Women’s National Team will open its 2023 World Cup qualifying slate at the CONCACAF W Championship.
Here’s a look at some of the best sports action on the slate for the July 4th holiday. All times listed are ET.
Marlins vs. Nationals, 11:05 a.m.
Rangers vs. Orioles, 1:05 p.m.
Guardians vs. Tigers, 12:10 p.m. (Game 1)
Rays vs. Red Sox, 1:35 p.m.
Cubs vs. Brewers, 4:20 p.m.
Royals vs. Astros, 4:10 p.m. on ESPN+
Giants vs. Diamondbacks, 6:10 p.m.
Mets vs. Reds, 6:40 p.m.
Mariners vs. Padres, 6:40 p.m.
Guardians vs. Tigers 6:40 p.m. (Game 2)
Cardinals vs. Braves, 7:20 p.m.
Twins vs. White Sox, 8:10 p.m.
Blue Jays vs. A’s, 9:07 p.m.
Rockies vs. Dodgers, 9:10 p.m.
Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest
Women’s contest, 11:30 a.m., ESPN3
Men’s contest, 12 p.m., ESPN3
CONCACAF Women’s Championship
US v. Haiti, 7 p.m., CBS Sports Network
Mexico v. Jamaica, 10 p.m.
Major League Soccer
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC v. San Diego Loyal SC, 9 p.m., ESPN2
Phoenix Mercury vs. Los Angeles Sparks, 7 p.m., ESPN