Friday, May 31, 2013

Weekend watchdog

Will the Heat return to the NBA Finals?
Which teams on ice will play for the Stanley Cup?
The quests continue this weekend.
We know one member of the NBA Finals - San Antonio swept Memphis and awaits the winner of the Eastern Conference battle between Miami and Indiana. It's Game 6 back in Indiana Saturday at 8:30 p.m. Game 7, if necessary, will be Monday in Miami.
The Spurs continue to rest ahead of the Finals June 6.
On ice, the Penguins host Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals Saturday at 8 p.m. on NBC. The Blackhawks, fresh off an overtime victory in Game 7 Wednesday, host the Kings Saturday at 5 p.m. on NBC Sports network. Game 2 of the series will be Sunday at 8 p.m.
The Nationals head to Atlanta for the weekend, with games Friday and Sunday on MASN and Saturday on Fox. The Orioles host the Tigers on MASN2 (Saturday afternoon on MASN).
The Yankees face the Red Sox Saturday night on Fox and Sunday night on ESPN. TBS has another choice from Fox - Giants against Cardinals - Sunday afternoon. Other parts of the country will see the Pirates-Reds and Diamondbacks facing the Cubs.
College baseball's road to Omaha begins Friday, and ESPN2 shows South Carolina-St. Louis at 7 p.m. There's another contest Saturday at 8 p.m. on ESPN2
Fox closes its NASCAR coverage Sunday at Dover. Tune in at 1 p.m. to hear DW say "Boogity, Boogity, Boogity" one more time. ESPN has the Nationwide race Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
The Indy car racers head to Detroit Saturday and Sunday at 3:30 p.m. on ABC. NBC Sports network has the Tennessee National 450 motorcycle races Saturday at 1 p.m.
ESPN2 continues coverage of the French Open Friday at 5 a.m.
The PGA tour heads to Ohio for the Memorial. CBS has coverage Saturday at 3 p.m. and Sunday starting at 2:30 p.m.
The NCAA softball World Series continues Friday at 7 and 9:30 p.m. on ESPN with the winner's from Thursday's action. The loser's bracket games start Saturday at noon. ESPN2 has two games in the afternoon, with two more on ESPN at 7 p.m. ESPN starts coverage Sunday at 1 p.m., and ESPN2 carries if necessary contests Sunday evening.
D.C. United heads to Chicago Sunday to face the Fire at 5 p.m. on Comcast. NBC Sports network offers Los Angeles at New England Sunday at 4:30 p.m. The United States has an international friendly against Germany at 2 p.m. Sunday on ESPN2
NBC brings the Collegiate Sevens Rugby championships Saturday at 3 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m. NBC Sports network has the action Sunday at 2 p.m.
The Prefontaine Classic brings track and field action to NBC Saturday at 4:30 p.m.

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