Friday, January 24, 2014

Weekend watchdog

stadium seriesWant to see ice in Southern California?
This weekend is your chance.
The NHL's Stadium Series heads to Dodger Stadium Saturday night, with the Kings facing the Ducks on NBC Sports network at 10 p.m.
Both teams have hoisted the Stanley Cup in the past 10 years, but it's rarely ice hockey weather outside their arenas.
A colder venue also hosts an outdoor game, with the Rangers and Devils meeting at Yankee Stadium Sunday at 12:30 p.m. There's another game Wednesday night as the Big Apple gears up for Super Bowl XLVIII.
In the arenas, the Capitals are on the road this weekend - Friday at 7 p.m. at New Jersey and Saturday at 7 p.m. in Montreal on Comcast.
On the college ice, Notre Dame hosts Northeastern for contests Friday and Saturday at on NBC Sports network.
Want warmer weather for your sports? NBC has the Pro Bowl Sunday at 7:30 p.m. featuring teams picked by captains Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders - no conference matchups this years. Players hoping to make future Pro Bowls gather for the Senior Bowl Saturday at 4 p.m. on NFL Network.
The Australian Open closes its run this weekend. The women's final is Saturday at 3 a.m. and the men's final is Sunday at 3 a.m.
The Lakers visit Miami Thursday at 8 p.m. on TNT, with the nightcap featuring the Nuggets against the TrailBlazers. The Clippers and Bulls battle Friday at 8 p.m. on ESPN, and it's Celtics-Nets Sunday at 6:30 p.m.
ABC starts its Sunday afternoon slate with Spurs-Heat at 1 p.m., and the Lakers face the Knicks at 3:30 p.m.
The Wizards head west this weekend, meeting Phoenix Friday at 10 p.m. and Utah Saturday at 10 p.m. on Comcast.
Virginia closes out a homestand against Virginia Tech Saturday at 3 p.m. on ACC network, while other areas can see Notre Dame-Wake Forest. Sunday at 1 p.m., it's Georgia Tech against N.C. State.
Duke-Florida State kicks off Saturday's play on ESPN at noon, followed by Tennessee taking on Florida at 4 p.m. and Michigan against Michigan State at 7 p.m.
Six contests fill the ESPN2 slate on Saturday, starting at noon with VCU-LaSalle. It's West Virginia against Oklahoma State at 2 p.m., then Western Kentucky takes on Louisiana-Lafayette. Maryland has a contest with Pittsburgh at 6 p.m., followed by Alabama-LSU and BYU meeting Gonzaga at 10 p.m.
CBS offers Syracuse at Miami Saturday at 1 p.m.
The Big East takes the stage on FoxSports1 Saturday, with Xavier at Providence at noon before Villanova against Marquette and Georgetown travels to Creighton at 8 p.m. Arizona hosts Utah Sunday at 8 p.m.
Comcast has three contests Saturday, starting at noon with Towson taking on Delaware. College of Charleston visits James Madison at 2 p.m., then it's Texas-San Antonio at Texas-El Paso.
There's Big 12 action on MASN Saturday, with Texas-Baylor at 1:30 p.m. followed by Oklahoma facing Texas Tech. Presbyterian meets Liberty at 7 p.m.
Kansas State takes on Iowa State on MASN2 Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network visits the state of Virginia for a pair of games Saturday. At noon, George Mason hosts George Washington and Richmond meets Saint Joseph's at 4 p.m. There's two more games Sunday, with Fordham-Massachusetts at noon and Harvard taking on Dartmouth at 4 p.m.
In women's hoops, Penn State hosts Minnesota Sunday at 1 p.m. on CBS. On MASN2, Baylor travels to Oklahoma State Sunday at 4 p.m. while FoxSports1 has Georgetown at St. John's Sunday at 6 p.m.
Comcast hasVirginia heading to Syracuse Sunday at 2 p.m. NBC Sports network offers Dayton at Saint Joseph's Sunday at 6 p.m.
ESPN2 has a pair of SEC games Sunday, as South Carolina plays Vanderbilt at 2 p.m. before Tennessee meets Texas A&M.
FoxSports1 has the final seven hours of the 24 Hours of Daytona Sunday at 7 a.m.
On the pitch, Arsenal faces on Coventry City FoxSports1 Friday at 2:30 p.m. Liverpool battles AFC Bournemouth Saturday at 7:30 a.m, and it's Sunderland-Kidderminster Harriers at 10 a.m.
It's an X-Games weekend on ESPN. Action continues on ESPN Friday at 10:30 p.m. Saturday, ESPN has action at 2 and 9 p.m. while ABC joins the show at 4 p.m. ESPN closes it out Sunday at 2 and 9 p.m.
There's USA Sevens Rugby action Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. on NBC Sports network. NBC continues coverage at 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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