Friday, March 23, 2018

Weekend watchdog

Sister Jean's crew keeps rolling.
Loyola-Chicago entered the tournament with an 11th seed, and three wins later will play Saturday for the South Regional title.
The Ramblers face Kansas State in Atlanta, while Michigan meets Florida State out west. TBS has coverage Saturday at 6 and 8:30 p.m.
Friday's action begins in Omaha with top-seed Kansas taking on Clemson at 7 p.m. on CBS. TBS will be in Boston for the East Regional, with Villanova clashing with West Virginia at 7:30 p.m. and Texas Tech taking on Purdue at 9:50 p.m. CBS has Duke-Syracuse in the late slot, around 9:30 p.m.
CBS picks up the coverage Sunday at 2:20 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Then it's off to San Antonio for the Final Four.
The women's tournament continues with regional semifinals Friday at 7 p.m, with North Carolina State against Mississippi State on ESPN and Oregon State-Baylor on ESPN2. Stanford battles Louisville on ESPN and UCLA takes on Texas on ESPN2 at 9:30 p.m.
Saturday's action begins at 11:30 a.m. with Buffalo meeting South Carolina, then Duke duels with Connecticut at 2 p.m. Notre Dame tangles with Texas A&M at 4 p.m. followed by Central Michigan-Oregon.
ESPN has regional finals Sunday at noon and 7:30 p.m.
The Division II men's championship will be on CBS Saturday at 3 p.m.
The Wizards host the Nuggets Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington. The Knicks come to town Sunday at 6 p.m.
NASCAR comes to Martinsville this weekend, with the Monster Series on FoxSports1 Sunday at 2 p.m. after the Truck Series goes Saturday at 2 p.m.
NBC Sports network has the Bruins' contest with the Wild Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
The Capitals visit Montreal Saturday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
The Penguins battle the Flyers on NBC Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
On the college ice, Notre Dame takes on Michigan Tech in a regional semifinal Friday at 3 p.m. on ESPN2. There's a West regional final Saturday at 9 p.m. and Northeast regional final Sunday at 4 p.m.
The Nationals gear up for the season with a contest with the Astros Friday at 6 p.m. on MASN.
The Yankees meet the Red Sox on ESPN Friday at 1 p.m.
On the college diamond, Florida faces Arkansas in a top-five battle Saturday at noon.
The Australian Grand Prix goes Sunday at 1 a.m. on ESPN2. There's qualifying Saturday at 2 a.m.
Tennessee takes on South Carolina in college softball Saturday at 3 p.m. on ESPN2, then it's Florida-Texas A&M at 5 p.m. Florida and Texas A&M meet again on ESPN2 Sunday at 7 p.m.
The World Skating Championships get going with the Pairs Free Program on NBC Sports network Thursday at 3 p.m. The ladies free program is Friday at 3:30 p.m. with ice dance free program Saturday at noon.
Canada meets the United States in the Women's World Curling Championship Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports network. There's a semifinal Saturday at 2 p.m. and the gold medal contest is Sunday at 3 p.m.
In rugby, it's Saracens against Harlequins on NBC Sports network Saturday at 10 a.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m. the Leicester Wasps meet the Tigers.
NBC Sports Washington has the Women's Slalom at the U.S. Alpine Championships Saturday at noon.

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