Friday, June 17, 2016

Weekend watchdog

The sports world has plenty to offer dads on Father's Day weekend.
Hopefully there will be very few ties.
The NBA Finals stands tied after six games, with the deciding matchup Sunday at 8 p.m. on ABC. Golden State tries to repeat as champion and complete their record season, while Lebron and the Cavaliers hope to bring Cleveland its first major sports championship since 1964.
Oakmont hosts the U.S. Open, with coverage continuing Friday at 8 a.m. on FoxSports1. Fox has primetime coverage at 5 p.m. Fox coverage on the weekend starts Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m.
The College World Series starts its run in Omaha Saturday, with Oklahoma State facing Cal-Santa Barbara at 3 p.m. on ESPN and Arizona-Miami at 8 p.m. Coastal Carolina battles Florida Sunday at 8 p.m. on ESPN2.
The Orioles face the Blue Jays for the weekend on MASN. The Nationals head west, facing the Padres in a four-game set on MASN2.
The Cubs host the Pirates on Fox Saturday at 8:15 p.m. and Sunday at 8 p.m. on ESPN. Fox also offers Braves-Mets and Tigers against the Royals. The Rangers take on the Cardinals on FoxSports1 Saturday at 4:15 p.m.
Euro 2016 continues Friday as Italy tangles with Sweden at 8:30 a.m., followed by Czech Republic-Croatia at 11:30 a.m. and Spain meets Turkey at 2:30 p.m. Belgium battles Ireland Saturday at 8:30 a.m., with Iceland against Hungary at 11:30 a.m. and Portugal-Austria at 2:30 p.m.
Groups begin their third contests Sunday with France facing Switzerland Sunday at 2:30 p.m. on ESPN and Romania takes on Albania on ESPN2.
Copa America Centenario reaches the quarterfinals, with Colombia facing Peru Friday at 8 p.m. on FoxSports1.
Sporting Kansas City takes on Dallas Sunday at 5 p.m. on ESPN and FoxSports1 has Seattle against the Red Bulls Sunday at 7 p.m.
NASCAR's Sprint Cup series takes Father's Day off, but the Xfinity series will run in Iowa Sunday at 1:30 p.m. on FoxSports1. The Truck Series goes Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network has the European Grand Prix Sunday at 8:30 a.m. There's qualifying Saturday at 9 a.m. after practice Friday at 9 a.m.
In Arena Football, Philadelphia faces Arizona Friday at 10 p.m. on ESPN2.
NBC Sports network has motorcycle racing Saturday at 4 p.m. from the High Point Nationals.
The road to Rio continues with the semifinals in Syncho Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
There's track and field from the Boston City Games Saturday at 5 p.m. on NBC Sports network.

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