Friday, September 6, 2013

Weekend watchdog

Peyton Manning enjoyed his season opener.
The Ravens much less so.
Time for the rest of the league to get going.
The NFL East opens play in primetime. NBC opens the Sunday night slate with Giants at Dallas at 8:30 p.m., and ESPN's first Monday night game of the year features the Eagles at RGIII and the Redskins at 6:55 p.m. Week 1 closes with the Texans in San Diego Monday at 10:15 p.m.
Fox has the Sunday doubleheader - Falcons-Saints at 1 p.m. followed by Packers against the 49ers. CBS will show the Titans against the Steelers at 1 p.m.
The Orioles continue their series Chicago (Friday and Sunday on MASN2, and Saturday afternoon on Fox). Yankees-Red Sox will be on Fox Saturday and TBS Sunday afternoon, and the Dodgers at Reds will be on Fox Saturday and ESPN's Sunday night game.
The Nationals head to Miami for the weekend on MASN.
The final tennis grand slam finishes this weekend from Flushing Meadow. CBS brings the mixed doubles championship Friday at 12:30 p.m., along with the women's semifinals.
The men's semifinals take place Saturday starting at noon, with the women's final Sunday at 4:30 p.m. The men's final will be Monday at 5 p.m., weather permitting.
ESPN2 has the men's doubles final Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
ESPN features the ACC Friday when Wake Forest plays Boston College Friday at 8 p.m.
Virginia tries to slow down the Oregon offense Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on ABC. San Diego State against Ohio State will be featured in other areas, with ESPN2 showing the game not on the air in your area.
West Virginia opens its second season in the Big 12, facing Oklahoma at 7 p.m. on Fox.
ESPN starts Saturday with Miami hosting Florida at noon. South Carolina travels to Georgia at 4:30 p.m., followed by Notre Dame-Michigan at 8 p.m.
Cincinnati battles Illinois on ESPN2 at noon, and Texas takes on BYU at 7 p.m.
FoxSports1 begins its day at noon with Oklahoma State at Texas-San Antonio, followed by Louisiana-Lafayette against Kansas State. The night closes out west with Washington State facing Southern Cal at 10:30 p.m.
North Carolina plays Middle Tennessee State on the ACC network at 12:30 p.m.
Comcast offers three contests Saturday. Clemson hosts South Carolina State at 12:30 p.m., followed by Alcorn State-Mississippi State and Austin Peay battles Vanderbilt at 7:30 p.m.
MASN has Temple hosting Houston Saturday at noon, while MASN2 brings three contests from the Big 12 - Southeastern Louisiana against TCU at noon, Buffalo-Butler at 3:30 p.m. and Stephen F. Austin playing Texas Tech at 7 p.m.
NBC Sports network has the battle of the First State between Delaware State at Delaware Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
Up north, NBC Sports network shows Calgary at Edmonton Friday at 9 p.m.
Who's going to make the NASCAR Chase for the Cup? Six spots have been locked in and the rest will be decided at Richmond Saturday at 7 p.m. on ABC. The Nationwide racers hit the track Friday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
The Formula One racers will be in Italy this weekend. NBC Sports network has the race Sunday at 8 a.m., after showing practice Friday at 8 a.m. and qualifying Saturday at 8 a.m.
The final races for the America's Cup begin Saturday and Sunday at 4 p.m. on NBC.

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