Friday, April 12, 2019

Weekend watchdog

For 70 years, the winner of The Masters has received a green jacket after his triumph.
By twilight Sunday, another winner will claim his jacket.
CBS has third round action from Augusta National Saturday at 3 p.m. Final round coverage starts Sunday at 2 p.m. The green jacket tradition began in 1949, with Sam Snead taking it home in the first official presentation.
ESPN has the second round Friday at 3 p.m.
The Orioles visit the Red Sox for the weekend on MASN while the Nationals host the Pirates on MASN2 for the weekend.
FoxSports1 has the Giants'  contest with the Rockies Saturday at 4 p.m., followed by Mets-Braves. ESPN offers the Cardinals against the Reds Sunday at 4 p.m. and Mets battling the Braves at 7 p.m.
The NHL playoffs continue with Game 2 between Columbus and Tampa Bay Friday at 7 p.m. on CNBC. The Penguins tangle with the Islanders at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network, then coverage shifts out west for Blues-Jets at 9:30 p.m. on CNBC and Golden Knights against the Sharks at 10:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
NBC has Capitals-Hurricanes Saturday at 3 p.m. and Maple Leafs battling the Bruins at 8 p.m. The Predators host the Stars on NBC Sports network at 6 p.m., followed by the Avalanche meeting the Flames.
The Penguins host the Islanders on NBC Sunday at noon. NBC Sports network has Lightning-Blue Jackets at 7 p.m. before the Golden Knights tangle with the Sharks at 10 p.m. CNBC brings the Jets against the Blues at 7:30 p.m.
The NBA playoffs get going Saturday with Eastern Conference matchups between the Nets and Sixers on ESPN at 2:30 p.m. and Magic-Raptors at 5 p.m. ABC brings Warriors-Clippers at 8 p.m. followed by the Nuggets hosting the Spurs on ESPN at 10:30 p.m.
Sunday's action starts with the Celtics taking on the Pacers at 1 p.m. on TNT. The TrailBlazers meet the Thunder on ABC at 3:30 p.m., then top-seeded Milwaukee tangles with the Pistons at 7 p.m. on TNT. Houston hosts the Jazz at 9:30 p.m. on TNT.
The NCAA's Frozen Four finishes Saturday at 8 p.m. on ESPN, with Minnesota-Duluth facing Massachusetts for the title.
Richmond hosts NASCAR this weekend, with the Monster Series on Fox Saturday at 7 p.m. The Xfinity Series goes Friday at 7:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
It's the Grand Prix of Long Beach Indy Car race Sunday at 4:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network. There's qualifying Saturday at 2:45 p.m.
Formula One races in China Sunday at 2:05 a.m. on ESPN2. There's qualifying Saturday at 1:55 a.m.
Notre Dame plays its spring football game Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
ESPN2 has Alabama's spring game Saturday at 2 p.m.
 In the MLS, Minnesota United faces New York City FC Saturday at 5 p.m. Sporting KC takes on the Red Bulls on FoxSports1 at 7 p.m. 
NBC Sports network has Leicester City against Newcastle United Friday at 2:55 p.m. It's Tottenham Hotspur meeting Huddersfield Town Saturday at 7:25 a.m. and Burnley's battle with Cardiff City at 10 a.m. NBC brings Manchester United-West Ham at 12:30 p.m.
Crystal Palace clashes with Manchester City Sunday at 9 a.m. on NBC Sports network and it's Liverpool-Chelsea at 11:25 a.m.
In the Bundesliga, Leipzig meets Wolfsburg on FoxSports1 Saturday at 9:30 a.m. and Dortmund battles Mainz at noon. Fortuna Dusseldorf faces Bayern Munich Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and Eintracht Frankfurt takes on Augsburg Sunday at noon.
There's women's pro soccer between the Washington Spirit and Sky Blue FC Saturday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
MASN has the Apple Blossom Handicap Sunday at 5:30 p.m. and Tokyo City Cup at 7 p.m. The Arkansas Derby goes on NBC Sports network Saturday at 7 p.m.
Clemson clashes with Florida State in college baseball Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN2.
In college softball, Auburn faces Georgia Saturday at noon on ESPN2. It's Oregon-UCLA on ESPN2 Sunday at 4 p.m.
James Madison visits Drexel in women's lacrosse Friday at 6 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
NBC Sports Washington has rugby between San Diego and New York Sunday at 1 p.m.
Denver hosts Motocross racing Saturday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network.

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