Friday, February 21, 2014

Weekend watchdog

Just a few more days before bobsledding and curling leave the scene for four more years.
It's the final weekend of the Sochi Olympics, capped by Sunday's men's ice hockey gold medal game at 7 a.m. The closing ceremonies air at 7 p.m., then the preparation for the 2018 Winter Games begin.
Friday's action on NBC will be at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., and events Saturday will be shown at 2:30 and 8 p.m.
NBC Sports network brings the men's ice hockey semifinals are at 6:30 a.m. and noon. There's cross-country skiing Saturday at 4:30 a.m., followed by the bronze medal men's ice hockey game at 10 a.m. and figure skating at 12:30 p.m. Coverage closes with bobsledding Sunday at 4 a.m.
While the Olympics close out, the new NASCAR season starts with the Daytona 500 Sunday on Fox. ESPN has the opener of the Nationwide racing season Saturday at 1:15 p.m,
The flag drops on the first Truck Series race Friday at 7:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
Duke gets another chance at top-ranked Syracuse Saturday at 7 p.m., followed by Arizona-Colorado. LSU takes on Kentucky at 4 p.m.
VCU meets Massachusetts on ESPN2 Friday at 7 p.m.
Virginia takes on Notre Dame on ESPN2 Saturday at 2 p.m., after Wisconsin-Iowa at noon. Iowa State takes on TCU at 4 p.m., followed by UCLA-Stanford and Missouri against Alabama. San Diego State faces New Mexico at 10 p.m., and the slate closes at midnight with Gonzaga taking on San Diego.
North Carolina meets Wake Forest at noon Saturday on ACC network, and other areas see Boston College-Miami.
CBS has regional action Saturday at noon, with Florida facing Mississippi and Louisville meeting Cincinnati. Michigan and Michigan State battle Sunday at noon.
FoxSports1 starts its action Saturday at 11:30 a.m. when Xavier travels to Georgetown. It's St. John's-Villanova at 1:30 p.m., followed by UAB at Charlotte. Providence meets Butler Sunday at 6 p.m., followed by Southern Cal against California.
There's three games on Comcast Saturday, starting in the ACC with Clemson-Georgia Tech at noon. Virginia Tech plays North Carolina State at 2 p.m., followed by Northeastern against William & Mary. Drexel tangles with Delaware Sunday at 3 p.m.
West Virginia hosts Baylor Saturday at 1:30 p.m. on MASN, followed by Kansas State-Oklahoma. Texas Tech takes on Oklahoma State Saturday at 1:30 p.m. on MASN2.
NBC Sports network brings Ivy League action, with Brown at Cornell Saturday at 8 p.m. Yale heads to Columbia Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
Comcast offers Wake Forest meeting Miami Sunday at 1 p.m. Charlotte visits Middle Tennessee on MASN2 Saturday at 4 p.m. and Kansas heads to Oklahoma at 8 p.m. Sunday at 3 p.m., Oklahoma State faces Texas Tech.
Notre Dame meets Duke in a battle of top 10 squads Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN. ESPN2 has a Sunday doubleheader, with Kentucky against Texas A&M at 2 p.m. and Maryland-Georgia Tech at 4 p.m. Georgetown hosts Villanova on FoxSports1 Sunday at 1 p.m.
ESPN offers Denver-Chicago at 8 p.m. Friday, followed by the Celtics taking on the Lakers. Sunday at 9 p.m., the Rockets head to Phoenix. ABC has the Clippers and Thunder Sunday at 1 p.m., then it's Bulls at Heat.
The Wizards host the Pelicans Saturday at 7 p.m. on Comcast, then travel to Cleveland Sunday at 6 p.m.
CBS has the final two days of the Match Play Championship Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.
In Premier League, Crystal Palace meets Manchester United on NBC Saturday at 12:30 p.m., while USA shows Arsenal against Sunderland.
Chelsea clashes with Everton Saturday at 7:45 a.m. on NBC Sports network, and there's a pair of contests Sunday - Liverpool plays Swansea City at 8:30 a.m. followed by Norwich City against Tottenham Hotspur.
Notre Dame hosts Boston University Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The USA Indoor track and field championships are on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.

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