Sports to watch this week: July 26-31

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China vs. USA - Tokyo 2020 women's volleyball

Zhu Ting (R, up) of China competes during the women's volleyball preliminary round match between China and Turkey at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, July 25, 2021. (Xinhua/Yang Shiyao)

China will take on the United States in their second group match on Tuesday. China, the defending champions, desperately need a win to boost their morale after losing their opening match against Turkey.

Date: July 27

China vs. Netherlands - Tokyo 2020 women's football

Yang Lina (L) of China competes during the Tokyo 2020 women's football group F match between China and Zambia in Miyagi, Japan, July 24, 2021. (Xinhua/Lu Yang)

After a 4-4 draw with Zambia in their second match on Saturday, China now have only one point and only a theoretical chance of progressing to the knockout stage. Their final match against the Netherlands will be a struggle for glory.

Date: July 27

2021 NBA Draft 

The 2021 NBA Draft begins Thursday, July 29 with the Detroit Pistons holding the top pick. Oklahoma State star Cade Cunningham is still expected to go No. 1, but the Pistons have reportedly been shopping the pick in exchange for more assets. 

Date: July 29

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