By Saturday evening, we’ll know if America will care about horse racing the next few weeks. If Mine that Bird wins, there’s a chance at a Triple Crown. He loses, and who really cares who wins the Belmont.
NBC will be on the scene at Pimlico in Baltimore.
Two NBA series will be going to Game 7s on Sunday, with the Lakers hosting the Rockets and the Celtics taking on Orlando in Boston. Denver awaits the West winner, while Cleveland looks forward to the East winner as its next victim.
The Capitals’ loss means you know where to find NHL hockey the rest of the way. It’s either on Versus or NBC. The finals start Sunday, with NBC in Detroit for the Red Wings against the Blackhawks. It's a rematch of the Winter Classic game from New Year's Day, so expect to see highlights from that contest. Besides, it's cool to see ice hockey at Wrigley Field.
The Penguins face Carolina starting Monday, after both upset top seeded teams on the road in Game 7s.
This week’s baseball feature matchup is the Mets at Giants. Fox has coverage Saturday afternoon and ESPN Sunday night. The Orioles are in Kansas City and the Nationals host Phillies on MASN.
NASCAR is at All-Star weekend, with Speed providing the coverage.