Friday, June 14, 2013

Weekend watchdog

Time to get ready for a big sports weekend on Father's Day.
The PGA grabs attention with the U.S. Open from outside Philadelphia.
After a rain-delayed start Thursday, ESPN resumes coverage Friday at 8:30 a.m., with NBC picking up the action at 3 p.m.
NBC follows play on the weekend, starting at noon both days. Tiger Woods will be paired with Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott the first two days. Expect plenty of cameras to follow that group.
The NBA Finals continue in San Antonio, with Game 5 Sunday at 8 p.m. after the teams have split the first four contests.
Chicago and Boston battle in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals Saturday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The Orioles host Boston on MASN, while the Nationals head to Cleveland on MASN2 Friday and Sunday. Saturday's game is part of the Fox coverage, along with Seattle-Oakland, Tigers at Twins, White Sox against Astros and Yankees playing the Angels.
TBS offers the Pirates hosting the Dodgers Sunday at 1:30 p.m., while ESPN shows Giants-Braves Sunday at 8 p.m.
Eight teams made it to Omaha for the College World Series, starting Saturday. Mississippi State, which ousted Virginia, starts the action at 3 p.m. on ESPN2 against Oregon State. Indiana meets Louisville at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
On ESPN2 Sunday, North Carolina and N.C. State battle at 3 p.m., followed by LSU-UCLA in the nightcap. The double-elimination tournament continues through the week.
NASCAR heads to Michigan Sunday at 1 p.m. on TNT, while ABC shows the Nationwide race Saturday at 3 p.m.
The Indy Cars head to Milwaukee Saturday at 4 p.m. on NBC Sports network, and the NHRA Thunder Valley are on ESPN2 Sunday at 1 p.m. Qualifying begins Saturday at 7 p.m.
The Confederations Cup begins Saturday at 2:30 p.m. with Brazil against Japan on ESPN. Mexico meets Italy Sunday at 2:30 p.m., followed by Spain-Uruguay.
Toronto visits D.C. United Saturday at 7 p.m. on Comcast, while ESPN offers Portland taking on Dallas Saturday at 5 p.m.

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