Friday, May 13, 2016

Weekend watchdog

It's the final Sunday for the Premier League soccer season in the United Kingdom.
You can catch all 20 teams in action on the NBC family of networks - but three won't be playing in the league when the new campaign begins in August.
The Premier League's Championship Sunday features Manchester City against Swansea City at 10 a.m. on NBC.
It's Manchester United facing Bournemouth on NBC Sports network, and regular season champion Leicester City battles Chelsea on CNBC.
Tottenham Hotspur takes on Newcastle United on USA, Arsenal faces Aston Villa on SyFy and Stoke City meets West Ham United on Bravo.
E! shows Southampton-Crystal Palace, with Liverpool taking on West Bromwich Albion on MSNBC. Sunderland plays Watford on Oxygen and it's Everton-Norwich City on Esquire.
Newcastle United, Norwich City and Aston Villa will bid adieu after the matches - moving down a level and hoping to return for the 2017-18 campaign.
ESPN has Game 6 between the Heat and Raptors Friday at 8 p.m., with Game 7 Sunday at 3:30 p.m. on ABC if necessary.
The NHL playoffs have reached the conference finals. The Eastern final between Tampa Bay and Pittsburgh starts Friday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network, with Sharks-Blues Saturday at 8 p.m. It's game 2 from Pittsburgh Sunday at 8 p.m.
The Orioles host the Tigers on MASN this weekend, while the Nationals meet Miami on MASN2 Friday, MASN Saturday afternoon and back on MASN2 Sunday.
FoxSports1 has the Red Sox facing the Astros Saturday at 1 p.m. followed by Twins-Indians. ESPN offers the Cardinals' visit to the Dodgers Sunday at 8 p.m.
On the college diamond, Louisville faces North Carolina State on Comcast Saturday at 1 p.m. Top-ranked Florida battles Vanderbilt on ESPN2 Saturday at 4 p.m.
The PGA tour visits the island green at TPC Sawgrass for the Players Championship on NBC Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.
A late Memorial Day means an early NASCAR visit to Dover. FoxSports1 has the Sprint Cup race Sunday at 1 p.m., after Fox carries the Xfinity Series Saturday at 2:30 p.m. The Truck Series goes Friday at 5:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
NBC Sports network offers the Spanish Grand Prix Sunday at 7:30 a.m. There's qualifying Saturday at 8 a.m. after practice Friday at 8 a.m.
Comcast has the semifinals of the ACC softball tournament Friday at 1 and 3:30 p.m. ESPN has the championship contest Saturday at 2 p.m.
The American Conference title tilt will be on ESPN Saturday at noon, with the SEC going at 5 p.m. The CAA crowns its champion Friday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
Hungary faces the United States in the World Ice Hockey Championships Friday at 9:30 a.m. on NBC Sports network.
In the WNBA, Phoenix takes on Minnesota in the season opener on ESPN Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
ESPN2 has the SEC Track and Field championships Sunday at 3 p.m. and the Cayman Islands Invitational at 5 p.m.
Sporting Kansas City tangles with Orlando on ESPN Sunday at 3:30 p.m., and New York City plays Portland on FoxSports1 at 7:30 p.m.

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