The Fourth of July is a day to see family and friends, set off fireworks and celebrate America. What could be more American than doing all three while also watching sports? Here are some events ThePostGame recommends watching on Thursday to liven up your Independence Day festivities, followed by a slideshow on the greatest Fourth of July sports moments.

1. Wimbledon, 8 a.m. ET on Centre Court
We won our independence from the British, but that shouldn't prevent you from watching their storied tennis tournament. The women's singles and men's doubles semifinals are on in the morning.

2. Chicago Red Stars at Western New York Flash, 2 p.m. ET
This game in the upstart National Women's Soccer League features several Team U.S.A. stars, including Abby Wambach and Carli Lloyd of the Flash.

3. Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado Rockies, 8 p.m. ET
Check out Cuban phenom Yasiel Puig as the streaking (and finally healthy) Dodgers, who have won nine of their last 10, take on Colorado.

4. St. Louis Cardinals at Los Angeles Angels, 10 p.m. ET
In the final game of his first series against St. Louis, will struggling former Cardinal Albert Pujols set off some fireworks?

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