Friday, April 23, 2010

Weekend watchdog

Did you enjoy watching Mel Kiper Jr. Thursday? Ready for two more days of him?
The NFL draft continues Friday at 6 p.m. with the first pick of the second round. So you can hear about mock drafts of the second round today on ESPN or Sports Illustrated.
The night continues with the third round, then Saturday at 10 a.m. the final four rounds kick off.
Then it's three months of mini-camp news and signing questions before the preseason gets underway.
The postseason continues in the NBA and NHL this weekend. Friday, ESPN has an NBA doubleheader - Boston at Miami at 7 p.m., then the Mavericks vs. Spurs. And ESPN2 adds Denver at Utah at 10:30 p.m.
There's four games Saturday, starting with Orlando at Charlotte at 2 p.m. on TNT. TNT also has Phoenix-Portland at 4:30 p.m., then it's off to ESPN for two more games - Hawks at Bucks at 7 p.m., with the Lakers at Oklahoma City in the nightcap.
Sunday, ABC has an afternoon doubleheader - Boston-Miami at 1 p.m., then Cleveland-Chicago. TNT returns to the scene at 7 p.m. with the Mavericks visiting the Spurs, and closes the night with Denver at Utah.
In the NHL, all eight series stood at 1-1 after two games. The Capitals hope to close out the Canadiens Friday in Game 5 on Comcast.
Versus has Game 5 of the Canucks-Kings at 10 p.m. Friday and Game 6 Sunday. Game 6 of the Penguins vs. Ottawa will be shown Saturday at 7 p.m. The rest of Versus' Saturday and Sunday's slate depends on what teams fight off elimination.
NBC has games on the schedule Saturday - Predators at Blackhawks - and Sunday - Game 6 of the Coyotes at Red Wings.
For early season baseball, the Orioles close out their road trip in Boston on MASN, while the Nationals host the Dodgers. All three Orioles' games are on MASN, while the Friday and Sunday Nationals games are on MASN2.
FOX, hoping to avoid another 20-inning Saturday game, goes with the Yankees at Angels or Mariners at White Sox. Sunday afternoon, TBS shows the Cubs at Brewers and the ESPN Sunday night game features the Braves visiting the Mets.
Comcast has three college baseball games on the schedule for Saturday. Miami vs. Florida State starts the day at 1 p.m., folllowed by Kansas State facing Missouri and Tennessee-Vanderbilt at 7 p.m.
The PGA tour visits Louisiana for the Zurich Classic, with play on CBS starting at 3 p.m. both days of the weekend. The Senior PGA will be at the Libery Mutual Legends of Golf Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. on CBS.
After a makeup Monday in Texas, NASCAR heads to Talledega. The Sprint Cup races Sunday at 1 p.m. on FOX, after the Nationwide race Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on ABC.
Comcast has both ACC lacrosse finals Sunday, with the women's contest at 1 p.m. and the men crowning their champion at 3:30 p.m.
ESPN2 shows the Penn State spring game Saturday at 2 p.m.
There's Big 12 softball Sunday at 3 p.m., with Missouri facing Texas A&M.

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