Friday, August 31, 2018

Weekend watchdog

Fire up the tailgate and the remote - college football gets going this weekend.
Fourth-ranked Wisconsin takes on Western Kentucky Friday at 9 p.m. on ESPN with Stanford facing San Diego State on FoxSports1.
Top-ranked Alabama begins another title run on ABC Saturday at 8 p.m. against Louisville.
Notre Dame clashes with Michigan at 7:30 p.m. on NBC.
ABC opens its day at noon with Ohio State-Oregon State, then it's Washington against Auburn at 3:30 p.m.
Oklahoma tangles with Florida Atlantic at noon on Fox, followed by North Carolina-California. Nebraska hosts Akron at 8 p.m.
West Virginia and Tennessee meet in Charlotte on CBS at 3:30 p.m.
Texas Tech takes on Mississippi at noon on ESPN and Georgia hosts Austin Peay at 3:30 p.m. UCLA clashes with Cincinnati at 7 p.m. before BYU-Arizona at 10:30 p.m.
Maryland meets Texas on FoxSports1 at noon and Arizona State hosts Texas-San Antonio at 10:30 p.m.
TCU takes on Southern on MASN2 Saturday at noon.
NBC Sports Washington has Georgia Tech against Alcorn State Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
Miami meets LSU on ABC Sunday at 7:30 p.m. while ESPN2 shows Prairie View against North Carolina Central at noon.
Virginia Tech closes the weekend with a contest against Florida State on ESPN at 8 p.m. Monday.
The Orioles visit Kansas City in the battle of this year's bottom two teams, starting Friday at 8 p.m. on MASN2.
The Nationals host the Brewers on MASN for the weekend.
FoxSports1 brings a pair of games Saturday, with Yankees-Tigers at 4 p.m. followed by the Rays' contest with the Indians. The Cubs battle the Phillies on TBS Sunday at 1:35 p.m. and ESPN closes the weekend with the Angels visiting the Astros at 8 p.m.
Labor Day weekend means NASCAR visits Darlington. NBC Sports network has the Monster Series Southern 500 Sunday at 6 p.m. and the Xfinity Series Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on NBC.
Formula One hits the track Sunday at 8:55 a.m. with the Italian Grand Prix on ESPN2.
The IndyCar Grand Prix of Portland goes Sunday at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
ESPN has third round play at the U.S. Open Friday at noon and 6 p.m. on ESPN2. ESPN2 has more third round play Saturday at 11 a.m., with round of 16 Sunday at 11 a.m. on ESPN and 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
D.C. United hosts Atlanta United Sunday at 7:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
Leicester City faces Liverpool on NBC Sports network Saturday at 7:25 a.m., followed by Chelsea-AFC Bournemouth. Cardiff City clashes with Arsenal at 8:25 a.m. and it's Burnley against Manchester United at 10:55 a.m.
Hannover 96 takes on Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga Friday at 2:30 p.m. on FoxSports1 and it's Wolfsburg-Leverkusen Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
Leipzig takes on Dusseldorf Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and Schalke clashes with Hertha at noon.
Maryland meets Stanford in college soccer on FoxSports1 Friday at 6 p.m.
There's a women's soccer friendly between the United States and Chile Friday at 11:20 p.m. on ESPN2.
The Mystics and Dream play Game 4 of their WNBA playoff series Sunday at 3 p.m. on ESPN2.
NBC Sports network offers the Woodward Stakes Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

New place to eat

Powerline tells of the latest upset Democrat - mad that burger joint In-N-Out gave money to Republicans.
I actually hope this catches on with liberals, because In-N-Out is always packed, and I’ll enjoy it if the liberals thin themselves out from the crowd. It will make for a more pleasant dining experience.
For readers in the east who don’t know it, In-N-Out burgers are certifiably the best chain burgers in the country. Don’t event think of trying to argue the matter in the comments section: it’s scientifically proven. I go at least once a week to a local outlet, and will probably move that to twice a week now that I know that liberals won’t be there.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Monkey business

The Republican nominee for Florida governor used the phrase "monkey it up" in talking about his Democratic opponent Wednesday.
The media went bananas.
They didn't like the appeal.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Hold my chalice

All over the world, people are losing faith in their governments and leaders.
In steps Pope Francis.
"Hold my chalice."

Monday, August 27, 2018

The real McCain

In the midst of all the talk about Senator John McCain, Mark Steyn remembers his encounters.
When he and I appeared together on "The Dennis Miller Show", he said he had a real respect for me because that ridiculous accent was a lot harder to keep up for three hours than you'd think. Off-air it was more cutting, snide, vindictive, and extraordinarily petty.
Remember there was a real man behind all the sanitized remembrances.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Thanks for your service

With the passing of Senator John McCain, most are being respectful.
Some are blasting his legacy for being a poor Republican.
Others are blasting him for their view that he helped President Trump now reside in the White House.
They go from McCain picking Sarah Palin as his vice presidential candidate to creating a base for the Trump campaign in 2016,
Only one thing to say about McCain thanks to that thought.
Thanks for your service.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Saturday song

Sail away with Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton to the Islands in the Stream.

Facebook quote of the week

I am thisclose to going out and getting something loaded with sugar.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Weekend watchdog

The third week of the NFL preseason means the starters see their most on-field action of August.
It also brings out the NFL broadcasters to warm up for September.
The third week continues Friday at 8 p.m. on CBS with Lions taking on the Buccaneers. The Saints visit the Chargers Saturday at 8 p.m.
The Bengals and Bills battle on Fox Sunday at 4 p.m., with the NBC team of Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth warming up their Sunday night slot with the Cardinals taking on the Cowboys.
Local coverage of the Redskins continues on NBC Sports Washington, with the Broncos visiting Friday at 7:30 p.m.
The college football season starts Saturday with a FCS contest between Jacksonville State and North Carolina A&T at 7 p.m. on ESPN. Wyoming takes on New Mexico State at 10 p.m. on ESPN2.
The Yankees visit the Orioles for a four-game set, with games on MASN Friday before a day-night doubleheader Saturday at 1 and 7 p.m. ESPN has coverage Sunday at 8 p.m.
The Nationals take on the Mets Friday and Saturday on MASN2 and Sunday afternoon on MASN. Saturday's game will also be on FoxSports1.
FoxSports1 brings the Braves against the Marlins Saturday at 7 p.m., and the Rays meet the Red Sox on TBS Sunday at 1 p.m.
The Little League World Series crowns its champion Sunday at 3 p.m. on ABC. The third place game is on ESPN Sunday at 10 a.m. The United States final will match Hawaii and Georgia Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on ABC, after the International final at 12:30 p.m.
The PGA tour playoffs begin with the Northern Trust Open. CBS has coverage Saturday at 3 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Orlando City faces Atlanta United in MLS play Friday at 8 p.m. on ESPN, followed by the Galaxy against Los Angeles FC.
D.C. United meets the Red Bulls on FoxSports1 Sunday at 7 p.m. before Portland plays the Sounders.
The Wolverhampton Wonders tangle with Manchester City Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network, followed by Arsenal-West Ham United.
Liverpool takes on Brighton Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on NBC.
It's Watford against Crystal Palace Sunday 8:30 a.m. and Newcastle United clashes with Chelsea at 10:55 a.m. on NBC Sports network.
Bayern Munich battles Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga Friday at 2:30 p.m. on FoxSports1. Wolfsburg faces Schalke Saturday at 9 a.m. before Borussia meets Leverkusen at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at 9:30 a.m. it's Mainz against Stuttgart and Dortmund takes on Leipzig on Fox at noon.
NBC Sports network has the Xfinity Series from Road America Saturday at 3:30 p.m. The Truck Series goes on FoxSports1 Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
The IndyCar series visits Illinois Saturday at 8:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network. There's qualifying Friday at 5 p.m.
ESPN2 brings the Belgian Grand Prix Sunday at 9:05 a.m. after qualifying Saturday at 8:55 a.m.
With the U.S. Open beginning Monday, the final Open series events conclude this weekend. The championship of the Connecticut Open will be Saturday at 3 p.m. on ESPN2, with the Winston-Salem Open final at 5 p.m. ESPN2 has the semifinals from Connecticut Friday at 3 and 7 p.m., with a semifinal at Winston-Salem at 9 p.m.
There's high school football on ESPN Saturday at noon as Pinson Valley tangles with Hoover at noon followed by Cedar Grove against Hewitt-Trussville The action moves to ESPN2 at 7 p.m. with Dematha facing St. Thomas Aquinas of Florida. ESPN offers Phillips of Illinois against Pickerington Central of Ohio Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
The WNBA playoffs continue with semifinals starting Sunday at 3 and 5 p.m. on ESPN2.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

I care, even if Facebook doesn't

Salena Zito wonders why one of her articles seemed to disappear from Facebook.
Her quest makes her suspicious.
Facebook has become the world’s biggest publisher, reaching many more people than daily newspapers. Bad enough that they arbitrarily decide what people can and cannot read. Worse is that they won’t tell anyone why.
Guess I ought to post more of her stuff on this blog.
And Kurt Schlichter too.

Come with us if you want to live

Kurt Schlichter connects the dots between illegal immigration and death in an Iowa cornfield.
 Democrats, why are you willing to let even one more Mollie Tibbetts die? 
 That’s what our platform must be, because these midterm elections are about our children’s lives. And maybe our kids don’t matter much to our useless elite, but they matter to us.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Splash from the past

As the stampede to impeach President Trump rolls across CNN and like-minded groups, Mark Steyn goes back to 1998.
Earlier today Bob Loblaw tweeted something that I'd completely overlooked:
Today is the "future" dateline referenced in the @MarkSteynOnline column "Monica's Dress" where the dress (now a pair of curtains in Idaho) reflects back 20 years to its heyday leading up to the 1998 Bill Clinton impeachment trial.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Show me the money

Don Surber shows how news of tariffs has benefitted the country.
So what has happened since March 1? 
 The economy took off. 
The economy grew by 4.1% in the second quarter (April, May and June).  
Unemployment is at 3.9%.
 And the Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 4.7% 
 The S and P 500 is up 6.7%.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Facebook quote of the week

How do you know it’s time to tell your kids Santa isn’t real???
When you can no longer afford their Christmas list!!!

Saturday song

When you consider all the girls loved by Willie Nelson and Julio Iglesias, is there much overlap?

Two distinct styles combine for this song.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Weekend watchdog

NASCAR has its big weekend at the small track, with Bristol hosting the series at the World's Fastest Half-Mile.
The flag drops Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
With six wins so far this season, Kyle Busch leads the points race with three to go until the start of playoffs. Kevin Harvick stands in second after taking the checkered flag seven times, followed by Martin Truex Jr.
The Xfinity Series goes Friday at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network, after qualifying at 3:30 p.m.
The IndyCar series visits Pocono Sunday at 1:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network, after qualifying Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
The Orioles meet Cleveland for the weekend on MASN with Saturday's game at 4 p.m. also on FoxSports1.
The Nationals host the Marlins on MASN2 for the weekend.
FoxSports1 offers the Brewers against the Cardinals Saturday at 7 p.m. The Yankees take on the Blue Jays Sunday at 1 p.m. on TBS, with the Mets facing the Phillies in Williamsport on ESPN Sunday at 7 p.m.
The Little League World Series continues Friday as Spain battles Japan in the day's first game at 2 p.m. on ESPN. Michigan meets Idaho at 4 p.m. before Canada-Panama and Hawaii takes on Georgia at 8 p.m.
Thursday's losers take the field Saturday at 1 p.m. on ESPN, then ABC has the United States losers from Thursday at 3 p.m. ESPN resumes coverage Saturday at 6 and 8 p.m., with winner's games Sunday at 9, 11 and 1 p.m. on ESPN and 2 p.m. on ABC.
Games continue through next Sunday's championship game.
The Junior League has its final Sunday at noon on ESPN2.
The second week of the NFL preseason concludes when the Ravens take on the Colts on ESPN Monday at 8 p.m.
North of the border, Montreal takes on Edmonton on ESPN2 Saturday at 9 p.m.
In MLS play, Seattle faces the Galaxy on ESPN Saturday at 4 p.m. D.C. United takes on the Revolution on FoxSports1 Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
Cardiff City faces Newcastle United Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network. Manchester City meets Huddersfield Town Sunday at 8:25 a.m., followed by Brighton & Hove Albion against Manchester United.
CBS offers the Wyndham Championship from Greensboro Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. Fox has the championship of the U.S. Amateur Sunday at 4:30 p.m., after the semifinals Saturday at noon. FoxSports1 has the quarterfinals Friday at 7 p.m.
The US Open Series continues with the Western and Southern Open with quarterfinals Friday at 1 and 7 p.m. ESPN2 has semifinal play Saturday at noon and 7 p.m., with finals Sunday at 2 and 4 p.m.
The Mystics meet the Lynx in the WNBA Sunday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
The Budds Creek National motorcycle race will be on NBC Sports network Saturday at 3 p.m.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Does Alex Jones have anything new to say?

Alex Jones is off Twitter for seven days.
Think he'll change his ways by the time the week is out?
He's got years and years of his comments out there.
No matter how hard the social media companies try to hide him, it's out there on servers somewhere.
When something new will happen, we'll know what he might say.
His supporters know as well.
And they know where to continue to check out his information.
Ban away.
Won't really bother him.
Might bother someone you haven't heard about, and might not now.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

This is silence?

All day long, the cable TV news has been talking about President Trump removing the security clearance from former CIA director John Brennan.
Hours and hours of talk about how Trump wants to silence Brennan.
He can talk all he wants.
He just get up-to-date information.
Why does he need that now, as a former CIA director?

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Whole new ballgame

The newest attack on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh?
That he likes the Washington Nationals.
Powerline readers have fun with that.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Trump's 4x4

Don Surber sees the method behind President Trump's trade war.
Most people saw the U.S. trade deficit and assumed we had the poor hand. They assumed we were desperate for a deal.
But President Trump saw the $800 billion-a-year deficit as a bargaining tool, much as he saw his name as a bargaining tool when he went through his first visit to bankruptcy court. World bankers from Frankfurt to Tokyo kept him on because taking his name off his casinos would make them worthless.
So it goes with world trade.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Milestone or millstone

As life speeds up, posting on the blog slows down.
I used to shoot for 100 posts per month.
Then to post at least once a day.
And I haven't always met that.
But this is post 12,000 since October 2008.
I'll keep pushing on, with the 10-year anniversary looming.

Facebook quote of the week

Found a new crash diet plan.
Its called VERTIGO!
Instant results!

Saturday song

Silver Convention gets your morning going with "Fly Robin Fly."

Friday, August 10, 2018

Be a star

Somebody uses a pick axe to destroy Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Someone else puts multiple Trump stars around the city.
Who wins this battle?

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Weekend watchdog

The 100th PGA Championship got going Thursday - for the last time as the final major of the season.
Starting in 2019, the tournament will move to May as the PGA reshuffles its schedule.
Tiger Woods continues this quest for his 15th major title with coverage on CBS Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. With different winners at each of the first three majors, several golfers can claim the title of season's best starting this weekend.
The Orioles host the Red Sox on MASN2 Friday and Saturday before moving to MASN Sunday.
The Nationals visit Wrigley Field on MASN Friday and Saturday, with FoxSports1 also carrying Saturday's game. The series concludes on ESPN Sunday night.
FoxSports1 has the Brewers battling the Braves Saturday at 7 p.m., with Mariners-Astros on TBS Sunday at 2:10 p.m.
ESPN continues the road to the Little League World Series, with six games scheduled for
Friday starting at 11 a.m.
Tickets to Williamsport will be given Saturday, with the Midwest final at 11 a.m. and New England at 1 p.m. The Northwest Region crowns its champion at 3 p.m., followed by the Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic. The day concludes with the West Regional final at 9 p.m.
NASCAR heads to Michigan, with the Monster Cup Series race Sunday at 2:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network. The Xfinity Series races in Mid-Ohio Saturday at 3 p.m.
The Premier League season gets underway Friday at 2:55 p.m. with Manchester United facing Leicester City on NBC Sports network.
Newcastle United takes on Tottenham Hotspur Saturday at 7:25 a.m., followed by Huddersfield Town-Chelsea. Liverpool clashes with West Ham United Sunday at 8:25 a.m. before Arsenal meets Manchester City.
Toronto takes on New York City in the MLS Sunday at 4 p.m. FoxSports1 brings D.C. United against Orlando Sunday at 8 p.m., followed by Seattle-Dallas.
The United States semifinals of the Jr. NBA World Championship from Orlando are on Fox Saturday at 1 and 2 p.m. The girls championships of the International and U.S. brackets will be Saturday at 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., with boys bracket finals Saturday at 7:30 and 8:30 p.m.
The girls world championship will be on Fox Sunday at 3:30 p.m. with the boys final at 4:30 p.m.
In the WNBA, the Mystics take on Dallas Sunday at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
ESPN2 offers the Sparks and Mercury Sunday at 7 p.m.
The U.S. Open Series continues with the Rogers Cup. The women's final will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. on ESPN2, with the men's championship at 4 p.m. The  quarterfinals are Friday at 12:30 and 6:30 p.m. and semifinals Saturday at 1 and 6 p.m.
NBC Sports network carries the Arlington Million Saturday at 6 p.m.

Mo money

As Charlottesville prepares for the weekend of August 10-12, another disaster from the weekend last year pops up.
City Manager Maurice Jones lost his job since the events of last August 12.
But don't cry for him.
He's got a new job in North Carolina, and forgiveness of $80,000 in loans from Charlottesville.
And his new home doubled in value since 2012.
Pretty good for a former weekend TV sportscaster.
Twenty years ago, we covered the same high school soccer game.
He scored with his deal.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

No hits, no walks, one win

Powerline highlights the new rule in minor league baseball - which allowed a Florida State League team to win 1-0 without a hit or a walk.
In extra innings, the player who made the final out starts the new inning on second base.
In the Clearwater-Tampa game, neither team scored during regulation play. No Clearwater player even reached first base. 
In the first extra frame, Luke Williams was duly placed at second base. Williams reached third base on an error by Tampa shortstop Diego Castillo, then scored when Daniel Brito hit a grounder to first, and he beat the throw home. 
In the bottom of the inning Tampa failed to score despite starting out with the runner on second. 
Glad I'm not an official scorer now.

Monday, August 6, 2018

How dry I am

Victor Davis Hanson lives the California drought, and tells why it's so bad now.
No one knows the exact figures on how many million acre-feet of water have been sent to the ocean since the beginning of the drought. Most agree that several million acre-feet slated for households or farming went out to sea. 
There is more irony in opposing the construction of man-made and unnatural reservoirs, only to assume that such existing storage water should be tapped to ensure constant, year-round river flows. Before the age of reservoir construction, when rivers sometimes naturally dried up, such an environmental luxury may have impossible during dry years.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Drink up

The first weekend is in the books for the new Guinness brewery outside Baltimore.
And hoping to meet what beer drinkers want now.
Bart Watson is the chief economist at the Brewers Association. He says that to bring a crowd to a brewery, you have to offer an "experience." 
 "It's certainly something now that we see being important to beer lovers, going and experiencing the brewery, learning about the beers, taking a tour — and also something that drives purchase decisions," he says.
 The Guinness "experience" includes a large lawn that's shaped like an imperial pint glass. It's big enough for around 4,000 people to hang out and listen to music.

Heng in there, Elizabeth

Facebook pulled a campaign ad for a Republican candidate in California.
She was telling her story, how her parents survived Cambodia in the 1970s before coming to the United States.
Visit her website to find out the truth.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

I'll use small words so you can understand

Powerline takes two cracks at the decision to restart DACA - by the same judge who threw out the original opinion in April.
The latest reason?
Our robed master Bates ruled that the Trump administration had inadequately explained its rejection of the Obama administration’s DACA decree, but he kindly afforded Trump one more chance to explain.
If he opened his mind, Bates might understand what the Trump team is trying to do.
But that would be too hard.

Saturday song

A better song than "Toughen up, buttercup," but not by much.

Facebook quote of the week

I have a new habit! I am drinking water with a little coffee creamer. I would not recommend it.
That’s what you get when you continually forget to put the k-cup in the Keurig.

Friday, August 3, 2018

White people don't understand "white people"

Are you trying to understand the controversy over Sarah Jeong?
Vox isn't there to help.
They blame the brevity of Twitter for our "misunderstandings."
“White people” is a shorthand in these communities, one that’s used to capture the way that many whites still act in clueless and/or racist ways. It’s typically used satirically and hyperbolically to emphasize how white people continue to benefit (even unknowingly) from their skin color, or to point out the ways in which a power structure that favors white people continues to exist.
I get that white people who aren’t familiar might find this discomforting. Sullivan thinks it’s unacceptable on an “an open-forum website like Twitter.” But the reality is that Twitter is where these conversations between people of color are taking place, and (given the 280-character limit) it’s a lot easier to use the kind of “white people” shorthand rather than adding endless qualifications (“a certain kind of white person, definitely Not All White People,” is pretty lengthy).
So she's a communicator who doesn't communicate well.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Weekend watchdog

Ray Lewis dances into the NFL Hall of Fame this weekend.
The Ravens' linebacker, who led the team to victory in Super Bowl XLVII in his final contest, joins six other new members of the Hall of Fame for Saturday's induction ceremony. NFL Network and ESPN have coverage at 7 p.m.
The Hall of Fame weekend begins Thursday at 8 p.m. with the Ravens facing the Bears on NBC. It's the first time the Ravens have played in the game, while the Bears have won their four visits.
North of the border, Ottawa faces Toronto Thursday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2 and Montreal meets Hamilton Friday at 7:30 p.m.
The new-look Orioles travel to Texas for a four-game series starting Thursday at 8 p.m. on MASN2.
MASN has the Nationals' series with the Reds beginning Thursday at 7 p.m.
The Red Sox and Yankees battle for the AL East lead Saturday at 4:05 p.m. on FoxSports1 and Sunday at 8 p.m. on ESPN. The Angels and Indians tangle on FoxSports1 Saturday at 7:10 p.m.
Senior League baseball crowns its champion Saturday at 8 p.m. on ESPN2, and it's the Intermediate League final Sunday at 9 p.m. on ESPN2.
The Junior League softball championship will be Sunday at noon on ESPN2, with the Senior League softball title game on ESPN Sunday at 2 p.m.
The Monster Series visits Watkins Glen, with coverage on NBC Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Atlanta United takes on Toronto in MLS action Saturday at 4 p.m. on ESPN. Los Angeles FC meets the Red Bulls on FoxSports1 Sunday at 6 p.m.
The International Champions Cup continues Saturday at 2 p.m. with Internazionale facing Olympique Lyonnais on ESPN before Real Madrid tangles with Juventus at 6 p.m. on ESPN2.
ESPN offers the semifinals of The Basketball Tournament Thursday at 7 p.m., with the final Friday at 9 p.m.
The Sparks battle the Lynx Thursday at 10 p.m. on ESPN2.
CBS has the World Championship of Golf Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.
The U.S. Open tennis series continues with the semifinals of the Silicon Valley Classic Saturday at 4 and 10 p.m. on ESPN2. The championship is Sunday at 5 p.m.
World Team Tennis has its championship Sunday at 3 p.m. on ESPN2.
NBC Sports network has the Breeders Cup Challenge Series Saturday at 5 p.m.