Friday, April 19, 2013

Weekend watchdog

nba playoffsIs it time for a Heat repeat?
LeBron James and his crew start their quest for a second straight NBA title Sunday against the Bucks. TNT has the coverage at 7 p.m.
The postseason starts on ABC Saturday at 3 p.m., with the Knicks hosting the Celtics. ESPN has the next three games on Saturday, starting at 5:30 p.m. with the Warriors and Nuggets. The Bulls head to Brooklyn at 8 p.m., then it's out west for the Grizzlies at Clippers.
TNT has Hawks-Pacers at Sunday at 1 p.m., then the Lakers - without Kobe Bryant - head to San Antonio on ABC at 3:30 p.m. West top seed Oklahoma City hosts Houston at 9:30 p.m.
Each best-of-seven series will continue over the next two weeks.
The strike-shortened NHL season has two more weekends before the playoffs start. The Capitals head to Montreal Saturday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
On NBC Sports network, Nashville faces Chicago Friday at 8:30 p.m. The Flyers head to Carolina Saturday at 7 p.m., then Sunday at 8 p.m. the Blues meet the Avalanche.
NBC offers the Devils and Rangers Sunday at 3 p.m.
The Orioles start their interleague schedule this weekend on MASN when the Dodgers come to visit. TBS also carries the Sunday afternoon contest.
The Nationals face the Mets on MASN2 Friday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m., and are part of the Fox Saturday package again this week. Other parts of the country will see the Twins at White Sox or Tigers-Angels. ESPN's Sunday night game features the Cardinals at Phillies.
It's SEC baseball Friday at 7:30 p.m. on Comcast, with Auburn facing Mississippi State. Sunday at 1 p.m., Clemson visits Miami.
NASCAR heads to Kansas this weekend, with Sprint Cup action Sunday at 1 p.m. on Fox.
NBC Sports network shows the Indy Car Grand Prix of Long Beach Sunday at 4 p.m. The Formula One racers are in Bahrain, with the race Sunday at 8 p.m. Practices will be Friday at 7 a.m. and qualifying Saturday at 7 a.m. on NBC Sports network.
From the college football ranks, NBC Sports network shows the Notre Dame spring game Saturday at 1 p.m. and ESPN2 visits Alabama's spring game Saturday at 3 p.m.
In the MLS, the Galaxy host Kansas City Saturday at 10:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network. ESPN2 has the Mexican soccer league match between Jaguares de Chiapas and Club León Friday at 8:25 p.m.
The PGA tour heads to Hilton Head this weekend, with the Heritage Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. on CBS.
It's Extreme Games in the Southern Hemisphere this weekend, with ESPN heading to Brazil. Coverage continues Friday at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday's action begins on ESPN at 11 a.m., with ESPN2 providing coverage at 9 p.m. ESPN has more skateboarding and other sports Sunday at 11 a.m.

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