16….8….4

Kentucky marches on, with 36 straight wins.
Will the Wildcats remain perfect through the weekend?
finalfour15The Sweet 16 tips off Thursday at 7 p.m. on CBS, with Wichita State – the team that made it through the last regular season undefeated – facing Notre Dame. Kentucky goes up against West Virginia at around 9:45 p.m.
TBS has the action from Los Angeles. Top-seeded Wisconsin faces North Carolina at 7:47 p.m., and it’s Arizona-Xavier in the nightcap.
CBS brings the South Region Friday – UCLA against Gonzaga at 7:15 p.m. followed by Duke-Utah. The ACC battle between Louisville and North Carolina State starts the East Regional on TBS, with Michigan State against Oklahoma meeting at 10 p.m.
TBS has the Midwest and West regional finals Saturday starting at 6 p.m., with CBS covering the other two regions Sunday afternoon.
Then it’s off to Indianapolis.
The women’s Sweet 16 starts Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN with North Carolina against South Carolina. Iowa battles Baylor at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2, followed by Arizona State-Florida State. ESPN has the nightcap at 10 p.m. when Stanford meets Notre Dame.
There’s four games on ESPN Saturday, starting with Connecticut-Texas at noon and Louisville dueling with Dayton at 2:30 p.m. Maryland meets Duke at 4:30 p.m. before Tennessee takes on Gonzaga.
ESPN has regional finals Sunday at noon and 8:30 p.m.
The best of Division II vie for their championship Saturday at 3 p.m. on CBS.
The Wizards host the Hornets Friday at 7:30 p.m.  on Comcast before playing the Rockets on ABC Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
NASCAR heads to Martinsville this weekend, with the Sprint Cup race Sunday at 1 p.m. on Fox. FoxSports1 has the Truck Series Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
The IndyCar season starts in St. Petersburg Sunday at 3 p.m. on ABC.
Formula One visits Malaysia this weekend, with the Grand Prix Sunday at 2:30 a.m. on NBC Sports network. There’s qualifying Saturday at 5 a.m. after Friday practice at 2 a.m.
The Capitals take on the Devils Thursday at 7 p.m. on Comcast, then the Predators visit Saturday at 12:30 p.m. It’s off to Madison Square Garden Sunday at 3 p.m. for a battle with the Rangers.
NBC Sports network offers the Penguins and Sharks Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
Denver meets Boston College in the semifinals of the East Regional on ESPN2 Saturday at 5 p.m., and the Northeast Regional is 5:30 p.m.
The Nationals meet the Mets Thursday at 5 p.m. in preseason baseball on MASN. The Angels face the Cubs on ESPN Thursday at 7 p.m. before Boston battles the Braves Friday at 1 p.m.
ESPN2 has Arena Football between Philadelphia and Orlando Sunday at 7 p.m.
D.C. United battles the Galaxy Saturday at 7 p.m. on Comcast. Philadelphia faces Chicago on ESPN2 Sunday at 4:50 p.m. and Toronto heads to Salt Lake Sunday at 7 p.m. on FoxSports1.
There’s an international friendly between Brazil and France Thursday at 3:55 p.m. on ESPN2 and Mexico meets Ecuador Saturday at 9:30 p.m.
The road to Euro 2016 continues on ESPN2 Friday at 3:30 p.m. with Spain against Ukraine. Portugal faces Serbia Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Gas up and go to the PGA’s Valero Open Saturday and Sunday at 3 p .m. on NBC.
NBC Sports network offers the United States freestyle skiing championship Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
Pennsylvania plays Yale in college lacrosse Saturday at 5 p.m. on FoxSports1.

 


68….64….32….16

Who’s your favorite double-digit seed?
Will they survive the weekend?
 finalfour15It’s likely we’ll see a few teams seeded 10 and above make it to the Sweet 16. We’ll find out Thursday starting at noon when Notre Dame plays Northeastern on CBS.
There’s 16 games on Thursday, split among CBS, TBS, TNT and TruTv. In primetime, CBS offers play from Louisville as Cincinnati battles Purdue before top-seeded and undefeated Kentucky takes on Hampton. What’s the point spread?
Virginia starts its tournament Friday around 3:20 p.m. on TruTv against Belmont. The day on CBS begins at noon with Kansas against New Mexico State and Duke tackles Robert Morris Friday at 7 p.m.
CBS starts the round of 32 Saturday at noon, with coverage on TBS and TNT in primetime. There’s three more games in CBS Sunday, along with doubleheaders on TBS and TNT and a 7:30 p.m. game on TruTV.
Then we’ll be down to 16 teams.
The women’s tournament starts Friday at noon on ESPN2, with the rest of the field getting underway Saturday at 11 a.m. The second round starts Sunday at noon on ESPN, with games on ESPN at 7 and 9 p.m.
It’s Miami-Alabama in the second round of the NIT Saturday at 11 a.m., and another contest Sunday at 11 a.m.
The Wizards battle the Clippers Friday at 10:30 p.m. on Comcast, and face the Kings Sunday at 6 p.m.
It’s mat madness on ESPN this weekend, with the NCAA wrestling tournament semifinals Friday at 8 p.m. and finals Saturday at 8 p.m.
ESPN offers exhibition baseball Thursday at 7 p.m., with the Phillies taking on the Yankees.
Marshall meets UAB on the college diamond Sunday at 1 p.m. on Comcast. Texas Tech takes on Oklahoma Saturday at 3 p.m. on MASN2 and FoxSports1 offers Oklahoma State-TCU Sunday at 3 p.m.
NASCAR visits California for the Auto Club 400 Sunday at 3:30 p.m. on Fox. The Xfinity Series hits the track Saturday at 4 p.m. on FoxSports1.
The Capitals head to Minnesota Thursday at 8 p.m. on Comcast and continue the road trip at Winnipeg Saturday at 7 p.m.
The Rangers host the Ducks Sunday at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
NBC Sports network has the semifinals of Hockey East Friday at 5 and 8 p.m. and final Saturday at 7 p.m.
There’s a pair of games from the Europa League Thursday on FoxSports1, with Dynamo Kyiv against Everton at 2 p.m. followed by Internazionale Milano facing Wolfsburg.
Manchester City meets West Bromwich Albion on NBC Sports network Saturday at 8:45 a.m., and West Ham United takes on Sunderland at 1:30 p.m. There’s two more contests Sunday, with Liverpool-Manchester United at 9:30 a.m. followed by Hull City clashing with Chelsea at noon.
D.C. United battles the Red Bulls Sunday at 5 p.m. on ESPN2 and Chicago heads to San Jose on FoxSports1 Sunday at 7 p.m.
Army takes on Lehigh in college lacrosse Saturday at 1 p.m. on Comcast.
The quarterfinals of the Paribas Open are Thursday at 2 and 8 p.m. on ESPN2. ESPN has a men’s quarterfinal Friday at 3 p.m., with semifinals Saturday at 2 p.m. and finals Sunday at 2 p.m.
Comcast offers college softball between UNC-Greensboro and Tennessee-Chattanooga Saturday at 3 p.m.
The Big 12 gymnastic championships will be on MASN2 Saturday at 6 p.m.


Bracket time

By the end of the weekend, you can take your clean, perfect NCAA tournament bracket and start worrying about it.
finalfour15CBS announces the 68-team field Sunday at 6 p.m., and ignites four days of debate and analysis.
Virginia tries to maintain its spot on the top line, starting Thursday at noon on ACC network and ESPN against Florida State. Louisville makes its tournament debut at 2 p.m., playing North Carolina. The evening session features Duke-North Carolina State at 7 p.m. and Notre Dame facing Miami at 9:30 p.m.
The semifinals are Friday at 7 and 9:30 p.m., with the final Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
CBS has the Big Ten semifinals Saturday at 1 and 3:30 p.m., and the final tips at 3:30 p.m. The Mountain West crowns its champion Saturday at 6 p.m., with the Atlantic 10 title game Sunday at 1 p.m.
Northwestern takes on Indiana in the Big Ten first round Thursday at 6:30 p.m., followed by Ohio State-Minnesota on ESPN2. There’s two quarterfinals games Friday at noon and 2:30 p.m. on ESPN.
There’s four games from the Big East tournament on FoxSports1, with Villanova getting the action going at noon. The semfinals are Friday at 7 and 9:30 p.m. and the championship starts Saturday at 8 p.m.
The PAC-12 tournament gets coverage on ESPN Thursday at 11:30 p.m. with the final quarterfinal game, with the second semifinal Friday at 11:30 p.m. and final Saturday at 11 p.m.
West Virginia battles Baylor on ESPN2 in a Big 12 quarterfinal contest Thursday at 12:30 p.m., then it’s another game at 3 p.m. The semifinals are Friday on ESPN2, starting at 7 p.m. and the final Saturday at 6 p.m. on ESPN.
ESPN2 has the American Athletic Conference tournament Friday at noon, with top-seed SMU playing before Memphis meets Temple at 2 p.m. The semifinals are Saturday at 3 and 5:30 p.m. and final Sunday at 3:15 p.m. on ESPN.
The Atlantic 10 championship tournament will be Thursday at noon on NBC Sports network, starting with LaSalle-Massachusetts. VCU plays at 2:30 p.m., and the evening session starts with Saint Bonaventure facing St. Joseph’s at 7 p.m. before George Washington takes the court at 9:30 p.m.
The top four seeds begin play Friday, starting at noon.
Saturday on ESPN offers the semifinals of the SEC tournament at 1 and 3:30 p.m., with the final Sunday at 1 p.m.
Five berths will be claimed Saturday on ESPN2. Stony Brook faces Albany in the American East final at 11 a.m., then the MEAC crowns its champion at 1 p.m. It’s off to the MAC tournament at 7:30 p.m., followed by the Southland and Big West finals.
The Sun Belt final tips Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN2.
Conference USA takes the stage on Comcast Thursday, with games at 1, 3:30 and 7 p.m. The final airs on FoxSports1 Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
The CAA women play on Comcast Friday at noon and 2:30 p.m. The semifinals are Saturday at 1 and 3:30 p.m., and the championship will be Sunday at 1 p.m.
TNT offers the Wizards and Grizzlies Thursday at 7 p.m., followed by Cavaliers-Spurs. Comcast has the Wizards’ game with the Kings Saturday at 7 p.m.
The Thunder host Chicago on ABC Sunday at 1 p.m., then the Clippers take on the Rockets.
NASCAR continues its western tour at Phoenix, with coverage on Fox Sunday at 3:30 p.m. The Xfinity Series hits the track Saturday at 4 p.m. on Fox.
NBC Sports network has the Australian Grand Prix Sunday at 12:30 p.m. There’s practice Friday at 12:30 a.m. and qualifying Saturday at 2 p.m.
The Orioles’ spring training schedule continues Saturday at 1 p.m., playing the Rays on MASN.
West Virginia travels to Texas on the college diamond Sunday at 1:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
The Islanders host the Canadiens Saturday at 7 p.m. and the Capitals take on the Bruins Sunday at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The Capitals meet the Stars Friday at 7 p.m. on Comcast, while NBC offers Red Wings- Penguins Sunday at noon.
The PGA tour paints the town at the Valspar Championship Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. on NBC.
New York City takes on New England in MLS action on ESPN2 Sunday at 5 p.m., and FoxSports1 offers the Galaxy against Portland Sunday at 7 p.m.
The Premier League slate on NBC Sports network starts Saturday at 8:45 a.m. with Crystal Palace facing Queens Park Rangers. Arsenal meets West Ham United before Burnley battles Manchester City. Sunday, Chelsea clashes with Southampton at 9:30 a.m. then it’s Manchester United against Tottenham Hotspur.


Tournament championship time

Ready to start the road to Indy and the Final Four?
finalfour15The first spots in the 2015 NCAA tournament field will be claimed this weekend. And the regular season finales will keep the bubble teams wary as their conference tournaments loom.
The Ohio Valley Conference passes out its bid Saturday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2, and two more spots will be decided Sunday with the Big South championship at 12:30 and Atlantic Sun at 2:30 p.m.
CBS has the Missouri Valley Conference title game Sunday at 2 p.m.
There’s a pair of contests from the West Coast Conference quarterfinals on ESPN2 Saturday at 9 and 11:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network has the semifinals of the CAA tournament from Baltimore Sunday at 2:30 and 5 p.m.
There’s more conference championship games through the week as the big conferences get ready for their tournaments.
Wisconsin meets Minnesota Thursday at 7 p.m. on ESPN, followed by Arizona-California.
Arkansas takes on South Carolina on ESPN2 Thursday at 7 p.m., then Memphis meets Connecticut. Frioay’s play starts with Akron-Kent State at 7 p.m. before Texas Tech battles Baylor.
FoxSports1 visits the Pac-12 Thursday, with Colorado taking on Washington at 9 p.m. before Stanford heads to Arizona State.
The ACC network brings Wake Forest against Boston College Saturday at 2 p.m. and Clemson’s trip to Notre Dame at 4 p.m.
CBS offers three games Saturday, starting at noon with Syracuse against North Carolina State. Top-ranked Kentucky tries to finish an unbeaten regular season against Florida at 2 p.m., then it’s Arizona-Stanford.
Memphis meets Cincinnati at noon Sunday, and Wisconsin battles Ohio State at 4:30 p.m.
St. John’s takes on Villanova Saturday at 2 p.m. on Fox.
Michigan State meets Indiana at noon on ESPN, followed by LSU-Arkansas and Kansas meets Oklahoma at 4 p.m. The ACC closes the night, with Virginia’s trip to Louisville at 6:30 p.m. before Duke and North Carolina caps the season at 9 p.m.
Pittsburgh plays Florida State on ESPN2 at noon. Connecticut clashes with Temple at 2 p.m. and Kansas State tangles with Texas at 4 p.m.
Butler battles Providence on FoxSports1 Saturday at noon.
Virginia Tech closes its regular season against Miami Saturday at noon on Comcast.
Massachusetts meets George Washington on NBC Sports network Saturday at 3:30 p.m., followed by VCU-George Mason.
ESPN brings four women’s tournament championship games Sunday. The ACC starts the action at 1 p.m., with the SEC at 3:30 p.m. and Big Ten tipping off at 7 p.m. The Pac-12 crowns its champion at 9 p.m.
Comcast has a pair of games from the ACC women’s tournament Thursday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. There’s two quarterfinal contests Friday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
TNT brings the Thunder’s contest with the Bulls Thursday at 8 p.m., with Dallas-Portland as the nightcap. ESPN carries Suns-Nets Friday at 8 p.m., then the Mavericks take on the Warriors.
The Wizards host the Heat Friday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
The Bulls take on the Spurs at 1 p.m. on ABC Sunday, then the Clippers travel to Golden State at 3:30 p.m.
The Capitals host Minnesota Thursday at 7 p.m. on Comcast and Buffalo Saturday at 7 p.m.
Comcast offers the Flyers facing the Devils Sunday at 5 p.m.
Detroit heads to Boston Sunday at noon on NBC, and the Rangers visit Chicago Sunday at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
Sports of the summer start this weekend. The Orioles meet the Blue Jays from Florida Thursday at 7 p.m. on MASN while the Nationals meet the Cardinals Saturday at 1 p.m.
D.C. United opens the campaign against Montreal Saturday at 3 p.m. on Comcast. ESPN2 carries Orlando City-New York City Sunday at 4:30 p.m.
The PGA tour has its World Golf Championships on NBC Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
Across the pond, Queens Park Rangers takes on Tottenham Hotspur Saturday at 10 a.m. on NBC Sports network.
NBC offers Premier Boxing champions from Las Vegas Saturday at 8:30 p.m.


Farewell to JPJ

In many of the past 15 years, you never knew when Virginia would play its last home basketball game.
They might make the NCAA tournament, but it was more likely an NIT or other college tournament bid that kept the arena going into March.
The scheduled regular season finale wasn’t going to be the final home contest.
Not this year.
When the Hokies visit Saturday at 4 p.m. on the ACC network, it will be the last chance for local fans to see the Cavaliers in action. The second-ranked team closes the regular season with two road games, then it’s time to defend their ACC tournament championship in Greensboro.
The third week of March will be played at an NCAA tournament venue to be determined, not John Paul Jones Arena.
In other ACC action, Georgia Tech takes on Clemson Saturday at noon.
ESPN starts Thursday’s action with Nebraska against Ohio State at 7 p.m., followed by Arizona-Colorado.
Vanderbilt takes on Tennessee Thursday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2. SMU meets Memphis at 9 p.m., with Gonzaga going against San Diego. Iona takes on Manhattan Friday at 7 p.m.
UTEP battles Louisiana Tech Thursday at 8 p.m. on FoxSports1, then Arizona State meets Utah at 10:30 p.m.
CBS gets ready for the NCAA tournament with three games Saturday and two more Sunday. Georgetown faces St. John’s at noon, then North Carolina visits Miami and top-ranked Kentucky battles Arkansas. Sunday’s action starts at 2 p.m. when SMU meets Connecticut, then Michigan State plays Wisconsin.
Villanova visits Xavier on Fox Saturday at 2 p.m.
Maryland meets Michigan Saturday at noon on ESPN, followed by Northern Iowa taking on Wichita State. Texas tangles with Kansas at 5 p.m., then Syracuse heads to Duke and Arizona battles Utah at 9 p.m.
ESPN2 has 14 straight hours of action, starting at noon with Louisville-Florida State. Dayton visits VCU at 2 p.m. and it’s Iowa State-Kansas State followed by Tennessee taking on Florida. The final three games are out west, with Boise State going to San Diego State at 8 p.m. BYU battles Gonzaga then UC Irvine goes against UC Santa Barbara at midnight.
Marquette meets Providence on FoxSports1 Sunday at 3:30 p.m. It’s off to the Pac-12 at 7 p.m. for Oregon-Stanford, then Washington State battles UCLA.
Delaware takes on Drexel Thursday at 7 p.m. on Comcast. North Carolina State faces Boston College Saturday at noon, followed by a pair of CAA matchups – Drexel against William & Mary at 2 p.m. before Hofstra heads to James Madison.
Rhode Island meets LaSalle Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
Liberty hosts Radford Thursday at 7 p.m. on MASN. Columbia clashes with Dartmouth Friday at 8 p.m.
UNC-Asheville meets Liberty Saturday at 3 p.m. and there’s Atlantic 10 action between George Mason and Saint Louis at 7 p.m.
MASN2 brings Marshall against Florida International Thursday at 8 p.m. George Washington duels with Davidson Saturday at 7 p.m.
On the women’s hardcourt, Texas takes on West Virginia on ESPN Sunday at 1 p.m. North Carolina battles Duke at 3 p.m. before South Carolina faces Kentucky.
FoxSports1 brings Providence against Villanova Friday at 8:30 p.m.
Virginia hosts Louisville on Comcast Sunday at 1 p.m., followed by Florida State facing Miami.
Baylor battles Iowa State Saturday at 4 p.m. on MASN2. Southern Miss faces UTEP Sunday at 4 p.m.
TNT offers Golden State’s trip to Cleveland Thursday at 8 p.m., then the Thunder meet the Suns.
The Heat visit New Orleans on ESPN Friday at 8 p.m., with Oklahoma City-Portland as the nightcap. The Thunder tangle with the Lakers Sunday at 6:30 p.m.
Comcast has the Wizards’ contest with the Pistons Saturday at 7 p.m.
The Clippers meet the Bulls Sunday at 1 p.m. on ABC, followed by the Cavaliers against the Rockets.
NASCAR heads to Atlanta Sunday at 1 p.m. on Fox. The Xfinity Series will be on FoxSports1 Saturday at 2 p.m., then the trucks take to the track at 5:30 p.m.
NBC brings NHL action to prime time, with the Rangers meeting the Flyers Saturday at 8 p.m.
The Capitals visit Carolina Friday at 7 p.m. on Comcast and host Toronto Sunday at 7 p.m.
Nashville hosts the Wild Thursday at 8:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network. The Ducks take on the Stars Sunday at 8 p.m.
On the college ice, Notre Dame faces Boston College Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 6 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The PGA tour moves to Florida and NBC this weekend, with the Honda Classic on Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
The round of 32 of the Europa League tournament continues on FoxSports1 Thursday, with Liverpool against Besiktas at 1 p.m. followed by Everton meeting the Young Boys.
West Ham United faces Crystal Palace Saturday at 7:45 a.m. on NBC Sports network. It’s Liverpool-Manchester City Sunday at 7 a.m. before Everton takes on Arsenal at 9 a.m.
NBC Sports network has the U.S. Indoor track and field championships Saturday and Sunday at 4 p.m.
Freeskiing from the United States Grand Prix will be on NBC Sports network Saturday at 3 p.m.


Let’s go racing, boys

It’s DW time.
“Boogity, boogity, boogity, let’s go racing boys.”
Darrell Waltrip and the Fox crew bring the 2015 Daytona 500 Sunday. Coverage starts at noon.
Jeff Gordon, who announced this will be his final full-time NASCAR season, has the pole position with Jimmie Johnson on the outside of the front row. The rest of the field will be determined after Thursday’s Twin Duels, covered by FoxSports1 at 7 p.m.
FoxSports1 has the opening race of the XFINITY series Saturday at 3 p.m., after the first truck series race Friday at 7:30 p.m.
NBC holds its national hockey day Sunday as the Capitals meet the Flyers at 12:30 p.m., followed by Bruins-Blackhawks at 3 p.m.
The Stadium Series visits the 49ers’ new stadium Saturday at 10 p.m., with the Sharks hosting the Kings on NBC Sports network.
Comcast has the Capitals’ contest with Winnipeg Thursday at 7 p.m. and the meeting with the Islanders Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
The Penguins visit Columbus on NBC Sports network Thursday at 7 p.m. The Stars visit the Wild Sunday at 8 p.m.
The ACC network offers Georgia Tech-North Carolina Saturday at noon along with Pittsburgh’s visit to Syracuse.
Indiana meets Purdue Thursday at 7 p.m. on ESPN, followed by Connecticut-Memphis.
ESPN2 has SMU facing Temple Thursday at 7 p.m., then Mississippi plays Mississippi State. Cleveland State clashes with Green Bay Friday at 7 p.m.
CBS brings Florida’s trip to LSU Saturday at 1 p.m., and Ohio State battles Michigan Sunday at 1 p.m.
Minnesota-Wisconsin starts ESPN’s day Saturday at noon. It’s off to the ACC at 2 p.m. for Miami against Louisville and Clemson heading to Duke, then top-ranked Kentucky hosts Auburn at 7 p.m.. UCLA plays Arizona at  9 p.m.
ESPN2’s slate of six Saturday games begins with VCU meeting Massachusetts. Iowa State tackles Texas at 2 p.m, followed by TCU-Kansas. Virginia Tech heads to North Carolina State at 6 p.m. before Alabama meets Georgia. Gonzaga facing Saint Mary’s closes the night at 10 p.m.
Seton Hall tangles with St. John’s Saturday at noon and Utah meets Oregon Sunday at 3 p.m. on FoxSports1.
Dayton duels with Duquesne Saturday at 2 p.m. on NBC Sports network, followed by Drexel-Northeastern. LaSalle faces St. Louis Sunday at 2:30 p.m. before William & Mary faces Hofstra.
Notre Dame takes on Boston College Saturday at 4 p.m. on Comcast, and College of Charleston clashes with James Madison at 7 p.m.
Fairfield faces Niagara on MASN Thursday at 7 p.m. It’s off to the Ivy League Friday at 8 p.m. with Columbia-Brown.
Southern Miss clashes with Charlotte Saturday at 5:30 p.m., and East Tennessee faces Chattanooga at 8 p.m.
There’s three more games Sunday, starting with Furman against UNC-Greensboro at 1 p.m. before Cleveland State-Milwaukee at 3:30 p.m. It’s off to the Ohio Valley at 6:30 p.m., with Southeast Missouri meeting Eastern Illinois.
MASN2 has Rice traveling to Florida International Thursday at 8 p.m. Butler takes on Xavier Saturday at 2 p.m. and Grand Canyon hosts New Mexico State at 9 p.m. Western Kentucky goes against Middle Tennessee Sunday at 1 p.m.
In women’s hoops, Duke meets North Carolina State Sunday at noon on ESPN2. Rutgers takes on Michigan State at 2 p.m., followed by California-Stanford.
West Virginia battles Iowa State on MASN2 Saturday at noon and Old Dominion meets Louisiana Tech Sunday at 3 p.m.
Florida State faces Boston College on Comcast at 1 p.m. Sunday.
TNT offers the Thunder’s game with Dallas Thursday at 8 p.m. The Spurs battle the Clippers in the nightcap.
The Wizards host LeBron James and the Cavaliers Friday at 8 p.m. on Comcast and ESPN. Comcast has the visit to Detroit Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
ESPN’s Friday night finale matches San Antonio and Golden State at 10:30 p.m.
Tottenham Hotspur takes on West Ham United Sunday at 7 a.m. on NBC Sports network. It’s Everton-Leicester City at 9 a.m. and then Southampton battles Liverpool.
CBS has the PGA tour’s Northern Trust Open Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.


NBA takes Manhattan

It’s an NBA All-Star weekend too big for one arena.
The best of the NBA head to New York this weekend, with action at both Madison Square Garden and Brooklyn’s Barclay Center.
The activities begin Friday at 7 p.m. with the Celebrity contest on ESPN. The Rising Stars compete in Brooklyn on TNT at 9 p.m.
Brooklyn gets to host the All-Star Saturday night activities, capped by the Slam Dunk contest. Action begins at 8:30 p.m.
The big game tips Sunday at MSG at 8:30 p.m. on TNT.
Before the stars head to New York, TNT has the Cavaliers’ contest with the Bulls Thursday at 8 p.m.
The stars of NASCAR gear up for the Daytona 500 this weekend. The Sprint Unlimited takes the track Saturday at 8 p.m. on Fox., and the first two starting positions will be decided Sunday at 1 p.m. on Fox.
Mississippi meets Florida Thursday at 7 p.m. on ESPN, followed by Michigan against Illinois. Tulsa takes on Connecticut on ESPN2 Thursday at 7 p.m., then it’s Saint Mary’s battling with BYU.
Colorado clashes with California on FoxSports1 Thursday at 9 p.m.
Arizona heads to Washington Friday at 9 p.m. on ESPN, while ESPN2 has Green Bay against Valparaiso at 7 p.m.
CBS offers Baylor-Kansas Saturday at 1 p.m., with Illinois taking on Wisconsin Sunday at 1 p.m.
North Carolina battles Pitt at noon Saturday on the ACC network. Virginia hosts Wake Forest at 2:30 p.m., and other areas will see Florida State-Georgia Tech.
Ohio State heads to Michigan State Saturday at noon on ESPN, followed by top-ranked Kentucky against South Carolina. It’s off to the ACC at 4 p.m. for Louisville-North Carolina State and Duke’s visit to Syracuse, then SMU hosts Connecticut at 9 p.m.
ESPN2 offers six contests Saturday, starting at noon with Georgia State facing Texas State. VCU visits George Washington at 2 p.m. and West Virginia heads to Iowa State. It’s Illinois State-Wichita State at 6 p.m. before Oklahoma faces Kansas State and New Mexico-Nevada caps the night at 10 p.m.
Marquette meets Creighton on FoxSports1 Saturday at 1 p.m. It’s off to the Pac-12 Sunday, with Stanford-Colorado at 4 p.m. before Arizona faces Washington State at 6:30 p.m.
Virginia Tech heads to Clemson Saturday at noon on Comcast, followed by Lafayette against American. Western Kentucky meets Marshall at 5:30 p.m. Hofstra and Drexel tangle Sunday at 5 p.m.
Northeastern takes on Hofstra on NBC Sports network Thursday at 7 p.m. There’s a pair of games Saturday, with St. Bonaventure-Dayton at 12:30 p.m. before Delaware faces William & Mary. Towson meets College of Charleston Sunday at 12:30 p.m. and it’s back to the A-10 for St. Joseph’s-Fordham.
On the women’s hardcourt, ESPN2 brings three games on Sunday. North Carolina takes on Louisville at 1 p.m., then it’s Kentucky-Tennessee before West Virginia heads to Baylor at 5 p.m.
Florida State takes on North Carolina Thursday at 7 p.m. on Comcast. There’s a pair of contests Sunday afternoon, as Florida State visits Virginia at 1 p.m. before Georgia Tech goes against Miami.
FoxSports1 offers St. John’s against Marquette Friday at 9 p.m. St. John’s goes against DePaul Sunday at 2 p.m.
The Capitals’ west coast trip includes contests with the Kings Saturday at 10 p.m. and Ducks Sunday at 8 p.m. on Comcast.
Comcast brings the Flyers’ contest with the Blue Jackets Friday at 7 p.m.
The Blackhawks host the Penguins on NBC Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
On the college ice, Providence faces Notre Dame Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The PGA tour visits Pebble Beach this weekend, with coverage on CBS Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
West Bromwich Albion faces West Ham United in FA Cup action Saturday at 7:30 a.m. on FoxSports1. Aston Villa meets Leicester City Sunday at 7:30 a.m.
The United States meets England in a women’s international soccer friendly on FoxSports1 Friday at 3 p.m.
NBC Sports network has the finals of the Women’s Giant Slalom World Championships Thursday at 4 p.m. The men’s Giant Slalom will be Friday at 4 p.m.
The Millrose Games will be on NBC Sports network Saturday at 6 p.m.
The rugby World Seven Series are Saturday at 4:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.


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