Friday, September 28, 2012

Weekend watchdog

The best golfers in the world gather in Illinois this week for the latest edition of the Ryder Cup.
Tiger Woods and the American team try to keep the Cup on American soil for only the second time since 2000.
Action begins on ESPN Friday at 8 p.m., then NBC takes on Saturday at 9 a.m. The final day's individual matches start Sunday at noon.
It's the final weekend of the baseball regular season. The Orioles host Boston in a weekend series on MASN, while the Nationals try to clinch the top National League seed in St. Louis over the weekend on MASN2.
The White Sox try to claim AL Central with games against red-hot Tampa Bay Saturday on Fox and Sunday afternoon on TBS. Fox also show the Angels at Rangers and Twins taking on the Central-leading Tigers.
The regular referees return as the Giants face Philadelphia Sunday night on NBC, while the Bears head to Dallas Monday on ESPN.
CBS in Washington shows the 1-2 Patriots against Buffalo at 1 p.m. Sunday. Fox has 49ers-Jets as the early game. RGIII and the Redskins head to Tampa in the late game Sunday afternoon on Fox, while most of the country watches the Packers and Saints battle to stay out of the cellar.
The college football weekend begins on ESPN on the west coast, with Hawaii meeting BYU Friday at 8 p.m.
ABC features the Big Ten Saturday, with Ohio State against Michigan State at 3:30 p.m. and Wisconsin-Nebraska in primetime. CBS shows Tennessee at Georgia Saturday at 3:30 p.m. while Fox brings Texas facing Oklahoma State at 7:30 p.m.
Duke heads to Wake Forest on the ACC network Saturday at 12:30 p.m. Comcast offers a pair of ACC teams in non-conference clashes - Middle Tennessee-Georgia Tech at noon followed by Idaho against North Carolina - then brings a CAA contest between Georgia State and William & Mary at 7 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Penn State-Illinois. Florida State meets South Florida at 6 p.m. before top-ranked Alabama plays Mississippi. ESPN2 has four games on the day, beginning with Minnesota-Iowa at noon. There's an ACC contest between Clemson and Boston College at 3:30 p.m., followed by South Carolina tackling Kentucky. It's off to the Pac-12 at 10:30 p.m. for Oregon-Washington State.
MASN offers Connecticut hosting Buffalo Saturday at noon.
West Virginia's Big 12 conference opener against Baylor gets coverage on Fx Saturday at noon. At 4 p.m., Arizona State meets California.
It's Ivy League time on NBC Sports network Saturday, with Penn heading to Dartmouth at noon. The Atlanta Football Classic brings together Southern and Florida A&M at 3:30 p.m.
With Jimmie Johnson atop the chase, NASCAR rolls into the Monster Mile at Dover this weekend. The Sprint Cup race goes Sunday at 2 p.m. on ESPN, while the Nationwide racers go on ESPN Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
The WNBA playoffs start continue Friday on ESPN2, with Atlanta facing Indiana at 7 p.m. followed by Seattle-Minnesota. Game two of Atlanta-Indiana will be Sunday at 4 p.m.
D.C. United heads to Portland Saturday at 10:30 p.m. on Comcast. Chicago visits Kansas City Friday at 8:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network, then Seattle takes on Vancouver Saturday at 9 p.m.

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