Friday, January 22, 2016

Weekend watchdog

Brady vs. Peyton.
One more time, maybe for the last time.
Peyton Manning tries to hold back time Sunday, leading his Broncos into the AFC championship game against old nemesis Tom Brady and the Patriots. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. on CBS.
Brady has four Super Bowl rings compared to one for Peyton, but Manning has won two of the three prior matchups in the conference final.
Brady holds the overall lead in matchups with 11 wins and five losses. The teams will meet again next season since both won their divisions, but Manning's late season injury increases the odds it's the last time the duo will take the field together.
In the nightcap, Carolina hosts Arizona for the NFC championship. Fox has coverage starting at 6:30 p.m. Both teams have played and lost in a Super Bowl in recent years.
Cam Newton has led the Panthers to a 15-1 regular season and last week's victory over Seattle. The Cardinals seek their first NFL title since 1947 in Chicago, two cities and 69 years ago.
NFL network has the East-West Shrine game Saturday at 4 p.m., and ESPN2 has the NFLPA all-star game Saturday at 6 p.m.
ABC begins its run of Saturday night NBA contests this week, with Bulls against Cavaliers at 8:30 p.m.
Miami meets Toronto on ESPN Friday at 8 p.m., with Pacers-Warriors in the nightcap.
The Wizards host the Jazz Saturday at 6:30 p.m. on Comcast.
It's George Washington-Rhode Island at 7 p.m. Friday on ESPN2.
CBS has three contests Saturday, starting with Georgetown-Connecticut at noon. It's off to the ACC for Duke against North Carolina State at 2 p.m. and UCLA faces Oregon at 4 p.m.
Villanova hosts Providence on Fox Saturday at noon.
Notre Dame takes on Boston College on the ACC network Saturday at noon, with some areas getting Miami-Wake Forest. Pittsburgh faces Florida State at 4 p.m.
ESPN's Saturday schedule starts at noon with top-ranked Oklahoma against Baylor. Texas takes on Kansas at 2 p.m., followed by Kentucky against Vanderbilt. Maryland meets Michigan State at 6:40 p.m. before Arizona goes against California at 8:40 p.m.
ESPN2 has Indiana against Northwestern Saturday at noon, then it's Nebraska-Michigan and the ACC contest between Georgia Tech and Louisville at 4 p.m. Virginia's game against Syracuse has been rescheduled for Sunday at 7 p.m.
Butler battles Creighton Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
On Comcast,.Liberty battles High Point Saturday at noon and it's William & Mary against Hofstra at 4 p.m.
Richmond hosts Davidson on NBC Sports network Saturday at 12:30 p.m., followed by St. Bonaventure-VCU.
On the women's court, Ohio State takes on Rutgers on ESPN2 Sunday at 3 p.m. followed by South Carolina-Mississippi State.
Virginia hosts Pittsburgh Sunday at 1 p.m. and it's North Carolina-Duke at 3 p.m. on Comcast.
VCU faces Richmond Sunday at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
FoxSports1 has Providence-Marquette Friday at 8 p.m. and Baylor battling Iowa State Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
The Capitals host the Ducks Friday at 5 p.m. on Comcast and meet the Penguins Sunday at 12:30 p.m. on NBC.
The Kings tangle with the Sharks on Comcast Sunday at 10 p.m.
On the college ice, Vermont faces Connecticut Friday at 8:30 p.m. on MASN.
ESPN2 brings action from the Australian Open Friday at 9 p.m. Round of 16 play will be Saturday and Sunday at 9 p.m.
Norwich City tangles with Liverpool Saturday at 7:40 a.m. on NBC Sports network and NBC has West Ham against Manchester City. Everton faces Swansea City Sunday 8:25 a.m. before Arsenal-Chelsea.
The United States women have a friendly matchup with Ireland Saturday at 5:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network brings the NASCAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony Friday at 8 p.m.
There's downhill skiing on NBC Sports network Saturday at 5:30 a.m. and freestyle halfpipe Sunday at 2 p.m.

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