Friday, May 28, 2010

Weekend watchdog

It's the official kickoff weekend of summer. Are you going to spend it in traffic, or watching fast traffic?
Sunday is the biggest day in motor racing, with the Indianapolis 500 on ABC and the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 at night on FOX. That's 1,100 miles of racing from 1 p.m. until near midnight.
Also at Charlotte, the Nationwide race takes the flag Saturday at 2 p.m. on ABC.
The University of Virginia's quest for a national lacrosse championship continues Saturday in Baltimore, as the Cavaliers face Duke. The ACC foes play at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN2, following the 4 p.m. start between Cornell and Notre Dame.
The winners battle for the championship Monday at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
There's a few more games to decide the champion of the NHL season. The Stanley Cup Finals get underway Saturday at 8 p.m. on NBC as Philadelphia visits Chicago. Game 2 is Monday on NBC.
The NBA playoffs will have their final participants set by the end of the weekend. The Celtics try to close out Orlando Friday in Game 6 on ESPN. If they don't, then Game 7 will be Sunday at 8:30 p.m.
The Lakers face the Suns Saturday at 8:30 p.m. in Game 6 on TNT. If necessary, Game 7 will be Monday.
The French Open reaches its middle weekend. NBC will show highlights Saturday and Sunday, starting at noon. ESPN2 has Friday coverage from noon to 6:30 p.m.
The Orioles head to Toronto for the weekend on MASN, while the Nationals are in San Diego. On Memorial Day, the Nationals are in Houston for a 2 p.m. game.
The Rangers' visit to the Twins gets coverage on FOX Saturday afternoon and on Sunday Night baseball (on ESPN2 this week). FOX also shows the Cardinals at Cubs and Mariners-Angels. TBS has the Cardinals and Cubs Sunday afternoon.
There's plenty of ACC tournament baseball on Comcast. Friday, games will be shown at noon and 8 p.m. Saturday, the games at noon and 4 p.m. will air. The championship game is set for Sunday at 1 p.m.
ESPN has the SEC baseball championship Sunday at 2 p.m.
The PGA tour is in Texas for the Colonial. CBS has the coverage on the weekend, starting at 3 p.m. both days. The Seniors hold their PGA Championship on NBC, starting at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
For your MLS action, D.C. United faces Chivas USA Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on Comcast. The United States World Cup team plays its final friendly on home turf Saturday, meeting Turkey on ESPN2.
Sunday at 4 p.m., Comcast has Major League Lacrosse as Chesapeake faces Chicago.
NCAA softball has reached the super regional round. There's two games on ESPN2 Friday, four on ESPN Saturday and two on Sunday.

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