Friday, May 7, 2010

Weekend watchdog

For the longest time, NASCAR took off Mother's Day weekend. Not anymore.
Saturday is the big night for the Lady in Black instead.
NASCAR travels to Darlington on FOX for its lone visit of the year to the storied track. Coverage starts at 7:30 p.m., and the Nationwide crew visits 7 p.m. Friday on ESPN2.
The PGA tour heads to TPC Sawgrass and its famous 17th-hole this weekend for the Players Championship. NBC has the coverage Saturday and Sunday, from 2-7 p.m. each day.
The NBA playoffs continue with a Friday doubleheader on ESPN, with the Cavaliers at Celtics at 7 p.m. and Suns-Spurs at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, the Magic visit the Hawks at 5 p.m. on ESPN.
ABC enters the fray with a Saturday 8 p.m. game featuring the Lakers and Jazz, then Sunday afternoon it's the Cavaliers-Celtics. TNT offers Game 4 of the Suns-Spurs Sunday at 8 p.m.
The NHL conference semifinals continue this weekend on Versus. Friday, the Bruins face the Flyers at 7 p.m., then it's Chicago at Vancouver. Saturday will have Game 5 in Pittsburgh early, then San Jose tries to eliminate Detroit at home. Sunday the Canucks and Blackhawks return to Chicago for Game 5.
The Orioles visit the new Target Field in Minnesota this weekend on MASN2, while the Nationals host Florida on MASN. The schedule for both teams is Friday night, then Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
The Red Sox and Yankees meet again this weekend, on FOX Saturday and ESPN Sunday night. The Braves' visit to Philadelphia is the backup game on FOX, and featured game on TBS Sunday afternoon.
Comcast has plenty of college baseball on the schedule this weekend. Friday, it's Florida visiting Alabama. Saturday, Wake Forest heads to North Carolina at 1 p.m. and Sunday Georgia hosts Tennessee at 2 p.m.
ESPN shows SEC softball (LSU vs. Tennessee) Saturday at noon.
Do you like women's soccer? The Washington Freedom start their season Saturday on Comcast against Boston.
ESPN2 will be there Saturday at 7 p.m. when the NCAA crowns its men's volleyball champion.

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