Friday, August 25, 2017

Weekend watchdog

The best 130 golfers of the season begin their battle for the top spot this weekend.
The four week of the PGA's tour Fed Ex playoffs begin with the Northern Trust, with coverage Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. on CBS.
The top 130 in points since the season began got the invite to the Northern Trust. The field shrinks each week, down to the top 30 who participate in the final tournament to determine the championship.
Little League baseball crowns its champion Sunday at 3 p.m. on ABC, matching the winners of the United States and International brackets. The brackets have their finals Saturday at 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. on ABC. The losers of those games play in the consolation contest at 10 a.m. on ESPN.
The Orioles head to Fenway Park for the weekend to meet the Red Sox on MASN.
The Nationals host the Mets on MASN2 Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoon. FoxSports1 also has coverage of Saturday's game and ESPN carries the series finale Sunday night.
The Indians take on the Royals Saturday at 7 p.m. on FoxSports1.
CBS has a pair of NFL preseason games this weekend, with the Chiefs clashing with the Seahawks Friday at 8 p.m. followed by the battle of Los Angeles between the Rams and Chargers Saturday at 8 p.m.
The Bears tangle with the Titans Sunday at 1 p.m. on Fox, then the Redskins take on the Bengals. NBC carries the 49ers and Vikings Sunday at 8 p.m.
The college football season starts Saturday on ESPN when BYU hosts Portland State at 3 p.m. Stanford and Rice meet in Australia Saturday at 10 p.m. on ESPN.
There's high school football Friday at 9 p.m. between DeMatha and Bishop Gorman on ESPN. Tulsa Union takes on Broken Arrow of Oklahoma Saturday at noon on ESPN and ESPN2 shows Bartram Trail against Cartersville Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ESPN2 brings Wayne of Ohio battling Pine-Richland Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
While NASCAR's Monster Series takes the weekend off, the Xfinity Series visits Road America. NBC has the race Sunday at 3 p.m, after practice on NBC Sports network Saturday at 2 and 4 p.m.
The Indy Car circuit goes Saturday at 9:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network after qualifying at 7:30 p.m.
The Belgian Grand Prix runs on NBC Sports network Sunday at 7:30 a.m. after practice Friday at 8 a.m.
Manchester City meets Bournemouth Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network, then Newcastle clashes with West Ham. Leicester battles Manchester United on NBC at 12:30 p.m. and it's Liverpool-Arsenal Sunday at 10:55 a.m.
FoxSports1 has Bundesliga action Saturday at 9:30 a.m. with Werder Bremen against Bayern Munich, followed by Dortmund-Hertha Berlin. Leipzig battles Freiburg Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
The Red Bulls and New York City FC tangle Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN, and Montreal meets Toronto Sunday at 4:30 p.m. There's a pair of games on FoxSports1 Sunday, as the Galaxy take on San Jose at 7 p.m. before Portland plays Seattle.
The Sparks meet the Lynx in WNBA play on ESPN2 Sunday at 7 p.m.
The U.S. Open Series continues with the Connecticut Open on ESPN2 Friday at 3 and 7 p.m., and the semifinals from Winston-Salem are Friday at 9 p.m. The finals are Saturday at 3 p.m. on Connecticut and 5 p.m. on Winston-Salem.

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