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Your Friday Sports TV Schedule

This is the final day of pool play in the World Cup, before they head to the “knockout round," as they call it. Even the terminology in the World Cup is arcane; in the USA we’d just call them “elimination games." The USA’s next game is tomorrow vs. Ghana. All times Central:

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8:30 a.m., ESPN: Portugal vs. Brazil

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8:30 a.m., ESPN2: Ivory Coast vs. North Korea

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2 p.m., ESPN: Chile vs. Spain

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2 p.m., ESPN2: Switzerland vs. Honduras

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3 p.m., WGN/CSN Chicago: White Sox vs. Cubs. WGN will have Hawk and Steve, CSN will have Len and Bob. You make the call.

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6 p.m., Versus: NHL Draft. Watch as the Blackhawks select teenagers with names even more unpronounceable than “Byfuglien” to replenish their Stanley Cup championship roster. The Hawks, from various deals, have two first round picks and three second round picks.