Friday, April 20, 2012

Weekend watchdog

Oh goody. Another weekend of Red Sox vs. Yankees.
At least this one has history on its side. Friday's afternoon game on MLB network marks the 100th anniversary of the first game at Fenway Park - against the New York Highlanders. Saturday afternoon's game is part of Fox coverage at 4 p.m. (a few fans will see White Sox vs. Mariners), and ESPN airs the rivals Sunday night at 8 p.m.
The Nationals welcome Ozzie Guillen and the Miami Marlins for the weekend on MASN. The Orioles head west to face the Angels this weekend (Friday and Sunday on MASN2, and Saturday at 9 p.m. on MASN).
Sunday afternoon, TBS offers the Rangers at Tigers at 1:05 p.m.
The NHL playoffs continue Friday with two big Game 5s. The Penguins try to stay alive against the Flyers at 7:30 p.m., while Nashville tries to close out its series with Detroit on 8 p.m. on CNBC.
NBC has Game 5 of the Capitals series with Boston Saturday at 3 p.m., and plans a doubleheader Sunday starting at noon.
Saturday evening, there's two more games on NBC Sports network - Ottawa at the Rangers at 7 p.m. before Chicago goes to Phoenix. San Jose plays St. Louis on CNBC at 7:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network has two games scheduled Sunday night, if necessary.
The Sprint Cup racers head to Kansas this week, starting at 12:30 p.m. on FOX.
ESPN starts its twinbill Friday at 7 p.m. with the Celtics at Hawks, followed by Lakers-Spurs. ESPN adds a tripleheader Saturday, beginning at 5:30 p.m. with the Nuggets taking on the Suns. Dallas heads to Chicago at 8 p.m., followed by the Magic at Jazz.
Sunday at 1 p.m., the Knicks take on Atlanta then ABC shows the Thunder roaring into Los Angeles to face the Lakers at 3:30 p.m.
The Wizards head to Miami Saturday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
The PGA tour heads to Texas for the Valero Open Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. on CBS.
D.C. United tangles with the Red Bulls Sunday at 6 p.m. on ESPN2, while NBC Sports network has Chicago taking on Toronto Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
The spring college football season continues on ESPN at 3 p.m. Saturday, with highlights from games across the country. NBC Sports network has the Notre Dame spring game at 1:30 p.m.
Comcast offers SEC baseball Friday, with Georgia taking on Florida, and ESPN2 has Sunday's game at 3 p.m.. It's off to the ACC for Comcast Sunday at 12:30 p.m., with Miami meeting Florida State.
Sunday at 3:30 p.m., ESPN shows college softball between Missouri and Oklahoma.

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