Thursday, August 1, 2019

Weekend watchdog

The NFL plans a big party for its 100th season - starting with the first exhibition game Thursday.
The Denver Broncos - with new quarterback Joe Flacco - take on the Atlanta Falcons on NBC at 8 p.m. to kick off the weekend of festivities in Canton.
The newest class of Hall of Fame inductees gets to shine Saturday at 7 p.m. on ESPN and NFL network.
North of the border, ESPN2 has CFL action between Toronto and Winnipeg Thursday at 7 p.m.
Baltimore hosts Albany in the Arena League playoffs Saturday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington and the Valor visit Philadelphia Sunday at 4 p.m.
The Orioles return from their west coast trip with a four-game set against the Blue Jays on MASN. The Nationals visit the Diamondbacks on MASN2.
The Yankees and Red Sox battle in New York this weekend, with Saturday's game on FoxSports1 at 1 p.m. and Sunday night on ESPN at 7 p.m.
FoxSports1 has Angels-Indians Saturday at 7 p.m., with the Cubs clashing with the Brewers Sunday at 2:20 p.m. on TBS.
NASCAR visits Watkins Glen, with the Monster Cup series going Sunday at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports network. The Xfinity Series takes the track Saturday at 3 p.m. The truck series hits the dirt track at Eldora Thursday at 9 p.m. on FoxSports1.
ESPN2 has the Hungarian Grand Prix Sunday at 9:05 a.m. after qualfying Saturday at 8:55 a.m.
CBS brings the PGA Tour's Wyndham Championship Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
As Little League baseball prepares for its tournament in Williamsport, several other divisions close their seasons this weekend. The Senior League final is Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on ESPN2 and Intermediate league finishes its tournament Sunday at 9 a.m.
The Junior League softball championship is Saturday at 5 p.m. on ESPN2  and the Senior League crowns its champion Sunday at 2 p.m.
It's Minnesota against Portland on ESPN Sunday at 4 p.m. and D.C. United battles Philadelphia Sunday at 7:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
Manchester United meets AC Milan in the International Champions Club on ESPN2 Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
In women's soccer, Washington visits Carolina on NBC Sports Washington Friday at 7 p.m.
ESPN has a quarterfinal matchup in The Basketball Tournament Thursday at 7 p.m.  ESPN has a contest Friday at 7 p.m., then the dunk contest happens Friday at 9 p.m. on ESPN2 before another quarterfinal contest.
There's semifinals on ESPN Sunday at noon and 2 p.m.
In the WNBA, the Sparks face Las Vegas Thursday at 10 p.m. on ESPN2.
The X Games hit Minneapolis, with competition Thursday and Friday at 9 p.m. on ESPN. Action continues Saturday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
NBC Sports network offers the U.S. Nationals swimming competition Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m.

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