Race day

 You can watch racers go round and round all day Sunday.
The day begins in Monaco on NBC with the Formula One Grand Prix at 7:30 a.m., where they race through the streets of the small nation along the Mediterranean Sea.
Indianapolis hosts its big race on ABC Sunday at noon, where they will drive 500 miles in hopes of drinking milk.
There’s another beverage at the NASCAR track, with coverage of the 600-mile race starting at 6 p.m. on Fox.
Before the big day, NBC Sports network has Indy’s Carb Day Friday at 11 a.m. and Monaco qualifying Saturday at 8 a.m.
FoxSports1 brings NASCAR qualifying Thursday at 7 p.m. and the Xfinity race Saturday at 1 p.m.
The Orioles meet the Astros on MASN2 Friday and Sunday, with Saturday’s game part of Fox coverage. Other areas will see the Pirates against the Mets and Cubs-Dodgers.
The Nationals take on the Mariners Thursday at 12 p.m. on MASN before hosting the Padres for the weekend on MASN.
FoxSports1 offers the Indians’ contest with the Royals Saturday at 4 p.m. The Pirates and Mets meet Sunday night on ESPN2.
Virginia faces Duke in the ACC baseball tournament pool play Thursday at 3 p.m. on Comcast. The day at the rain-delayed event starts at 11 a.m. with North Carolina against Boston College, then top-seed Louisville meets Notre Dame at 7 p.m.
Miami battles Wake Forest at 11 a.m. on Comcast, then Florida State faces Louisville at 3 p.m. and it’s N.C. State-North Carolina at 7 p.m.
The winners of the four pools battle in the semifinals Saturday at 1 and 5 p.m., with the championship Sunday at noon on ESPN2.
The SEC crowns its champion Sunday at 3 p.m. on ESPN2.
TNT has Game 5 of the NBA Eastern Conference battle between Boston and Cleveland Thursday at 8:30 p.m. Game 6, if necessary, will be Saturday at 8:30 p.m. while the Warriors await out west for the Finals to start June 1.
The Penguins host the Senators in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final Thursday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network. The winner advances to play Nashville Monday at 8 p.m. in the Stanley Cup final opener.
The PGA tour’s Dean and DeLuca Invitational will be on CBS Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
Towson takes on Ohio State in the men’s lacrosse tournament semifinal Saturday at noon on ESPN2. Maryland meets Denver in the second semifinal, with the winners tangling Monday for the title.
It’s NCAA softball super regional weekend, with play on ESPN Thursday at 7 and 9 p.m. There’s four games on ESPN2 Friday, starting at 4 p.m. and more action Saturday. ESPN has five contests to coverage from 1 p.m. and there’s three games on ESPN2 beginning at 5 p.m. Final berths for the Softball World Series will be claimed Sunday at 1 and 3 p.m.
Fox offers Seattle-Portland in MLS action Saturday at 3 p.m.
Atlanta United meets New York City Sunday at 5 p.m. on ESPN then Dallas takes on Houston on FoxSports1 at 8 p.m.
NBC Sports network has motorcycle racing from the Glen Helen National Saturday at 6 p.m.
The Premiership Rugby final will be on NBC Sports network Saturday at 9:30 a.m.


Dreaming of another Triple Crown

At Pimlico Saturday evening, we’ll find out if there’s a shot at a second Triple Crown winner in three years.
Or if it’s wait until next year.
Always Dreaming tries to continue living the dream, leading the field into the 142nd Preakness Stakes. NBC has coverage Saturday at 5 p.m. A win means he could join American Pharoah as Triple Crown winners since 2015.
NBC Sports network has the Black Eyed Susan Stakes Friday at 3 p.m.
The Orioles close out a series with the Tigers Thursday at 1 p.m. on MASN2, then host the Blue Jays for the weekend. Games are on MASN Friday and Sunday, with Saturday night’s contest on MASN2.
The Nationals face the Pirates Thursday at 12:30 p.m. on MASN before going to Atlanta. Coverage will be on MASN2 Friday and Sunday and MASN Saturday at 4 p.m.
FoxSports1 has the Yankees against the Royals Thursday at 8:15 p.m.
There’s three games scheduled on Fox Saturday at 7:15 p.m., with the Mets hosting the Angels, Giants meeting the Cardinals or Tigers taking on the Rangers. It’s Tigers-Rangers on ESPN Sunday night.
TNT carries the NBA Eastern Conference finals, with Game 2 from Boston Friday at 8:30 p.m. and Game 3 from Cleveland Sunday at 8:30 p.m.
The Warriors and Spurs continue their Western Conference final Saturday at 9 p.m. on ESPN.
NBC Sports network has Game 4 of the Western Conference final between Anaheim and Nashville Thursday at 8 p.m. The action shift west to Anaheim on NBC Saturday at 7:15 p.m.
The Senators and Penguins tangle Friday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network and Sunday at 3 p.m. on NBC.
NASCAR has its All-Star weekend in Charlotte, with FoxSports1 coverage at 8 p.m. after the qualifying Open race at 6 p.m. The Truck Series goes Friday at 8:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
It’s qualifying weekend at Indianapolis, with coverage on ABC Saturday and Sunday at 4 p.m.
The Premier League closes its regular season Sunday at 10 a.m., with NBC’s family of networks covering all the contests. NBC carries Arsenal-Everton, with Liverpool facing Middlesbrough on NBC Sports network.
It’s Watford against Manchester City on USA, while Manchester United faces Crystal Palace on CNBC. West Ham battles Burnley on Oxygen and Chelsea clashes with Sunderland on SyFy.
MSNBC brings Hull City-Tottenham Hotspur, with Bravo carrying Leicester City against Bournemouth. Stoke City tangles with Southampton on E and Esquire shows Swansea City against West Bromwich Albion.
Before the big day, NBC Sports network has Leicester City against Tottenham Hotspur Thursday at 2:40 p.m.
Minnesota United meets the Galaxy on ESPN Sunday at 5 p.m. and Orlando takes on New York City on FoxSports1 at 7 p.m.
CBS has coverage of the PGA tour’s Byron Nelson Classic Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
On the college diamond, Kentucky faces Florida on ESPN Thursday at 7 p.m.
In the men’s college lacrosse tournament, Towson takes on Syracuse Sunday at noon on ESPN2 before Maryland meets Albany.
The NCAA softball tournament starts Friday at noon on ESPN2 with Marshall meeting Illinois. It’s Notre Dame against California at 2 p.m., followed by Jacksonville State-Georgia at 4:30 p.m. and Longwood taking on Tennessee at 7 p.m. The night closes with Fresno State-Michigan at 9 p.m. and Lehigh’s contest with UCLA at 11:30 p.m.
ESPN brings North Carolina against Arizona State at 7 p.m. and Wisconsin’s battle with Missouri at 9 p.m.
Play continues on ESPN Saturday at noon, 2:30 and 5 p.m., while ESPN2 has contests from noon until 10 p.m. Sunday’s play can be seen on ESPN at noon and 2:30 p.m. before moving to ESPN2 at 7 and 9:30 p.m.
ESPN2 has WNBA action between Minnesota and New York Thursday at 7 p.m.
The United States faces Finland in the World Ice Hockey Championships Thursday at 10 a.m. on NBC Sports network.
The tour of California cycling race continues Thursday at 5 p.m. on NBC Sports network. There’s stage 6 Friday at 5 p.m.
There’s motorcycle racing on NBC Sports network Saturday at 6 p.m.
Exeter takes on Saracens in rugby Saturday at 9 a.m. on NBC Sports network.


Best players gather

Pro golfers want to win one of the year’s four majors.
Also high on their list – this week’s Players Championship.
NBC has coverage Saturday and Sunday starting at 2 p.m. The famous island green at the 17th hole may determine who takes the tournament title home.
The Orioles and Nationals close their interleague set Thursday at 7 p.m. on MASN and MASN2. The Nationals stay at home to host the Phillies on MASN for the weekend, while the Orioles travel to Kansas City on MASN2.
FoxSports1 shows Cubs-Cardinals Saturday at 4 p.m., and ESPN closes the weekend with the Astros visiting the Yankees Sunday night.
The NBA playoffs continue with Game 6 from Houston Thursday at 8 p.m. on ESPN. There’s Game 6 of the Wizards-Celtics series Friday at 8 p.m. on ESPN. There may be a Western series Game 1 on Sunday, or the deciding contest between the Spurs and Rockets.
The NHL conference finals begin Friday on NBC Sports network as the Predators take on the Ducks at 9 p.m.  The Eastern battle between the Penguins and Senators starts Saturday at 8 p.m. on NBC, with Game 2 between the Predators and Ducks Sunday at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
NASCAR visits Kansas for the weekend, with the Monster Series on FoxSports1 Saturday at 7:30 p.m. after the Truck Series goes Friday at 8:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network has the Spanish Grand Prix Sunday at 7:30 a.m. There’s practice Friday at 8 a.m.
It’s the second leg of the Europa League semifinals Thursday at 3 p.m., with Manchester United meeting Celta Vigo on FoxSports1.
West Bromwich Albion faces Chelsea on NBC Sports network Friday at 2:55 p.m. Manchester City meets Leicester City Saturday at 7:25 a.m., followed by Sunderland-Swansea City and Stoke City’s contest with Arsenal.
Seattle clashes with Chicago in MLS play Saturday at 9 p.m. on ESPN2 and Portland battles Atlanta United Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN.
FoxSports1 offers a pair of contest Sunday, with the Red Bulls hosting the Galaxy at 6 p.m. before New York City takes on Dallas.
On the college diamond, Alabama takes on LSU Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
Comcast has the quarterfinals of the ACC softball tournament, starting at 11 a.m. Thursday when Virginia faces Florida State. It’s Notre Dame-Boston College at 1:30 p.m., followed by N.C. State’s contest with Louisville at 5 p.m. and Syracuse against North Carolina at 7:30 p.m.
The semifinals are Friday at 1 and 3:30 p.m.
ESPN offers three championships Saturday, with the American Conference at noon, ACC at 2 p.m. and SEC at 8 p.m.
There’s Atlantic 10 softball Saturday at 1 and 3:30 p.m. on Comcast.
NBC Sports network brings the college beach volleyball championship Saturday at 6 p.m.
The Tour of California cycling race starts Sunday at 3:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The Sparks tangle with the Storm in WNBA play Saturday at 5 p.m. on ESPN.


Run for the Roses

Twenty colts are scheduled to enter the gates at Churchill Downs Saturday.
One leaves with a chance to win the Triple Crown.
NBC has coverage of the Kentucky Derby starting at 2:30 p.m., with the big race scheduled for around 6:45 p.m.
NBC Sports network has coverage of the Kentucky Oaks starting Friday at noon, and early races on Derby Day Saturday at noon.
The Orioles meet the Red Sox Thursday at 7 p.m. on MASN before going home to face the White Sox for the weekend. Coverage is on MASN2 Friday and Saturday, moving to MASN Sunday afternoon.
The Nationals host the Diamondbacks Thursday at 1 p.m. on MASN, then visit Philadelphia on MASN Friday and Saturday before MASN2 takes over for Sunday’s contest.
The Yankees visit the Cubs Saturday night on Fox and Sunday night on ESPN. FoxSports1 has the Indians facing the Royals Saturday at 4 p.m.
On the college diamond, Pittsburgh plays Georgia Tech Sunday at 6 p.m. on Comcast. Texas tangles with TCU Saturday at 1 p.m. on ESPN and South Carolina faces LSU Sunday at 3 p.m.
The NBA’s conference semifinals continue Thursday on ESPN with the Wizards hosting the Celtics at 8 p.m. followed by Jazz-Warriors. It’s Game 3 of Cavaliers-Raptors on ESPN at 7 p.m., with Spurs against Rockets in the nightcap.
ABC has the Warriors taking on the Jazz Saturday at 8:30 p.m., then the Warriors tangle with the Jazz Sunday at 3:30 p.m. TNT has the Wizards against Celtics at 6:30 p.m. before the Spurs meet the Rockets at 9 p.m.
The Rangers host Ottawa in Game 4 of their series Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
St. Louis hosts Nashville Friday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network, followed by Game 5 between Edmonton and Anaheim at 10:30 p.m.
It’s Game 5 matching the Rangers and Senators Saturday at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports network, and the Capitals and Penguins tangle on NBC at 7:15 p.m.
NASCAR visits Talladega for the weekend, with the Monster Series Sunday at 2 p.m. on Fox and the Xfinity Series Saturday at 1 p.m. on Fox.
FoxSports1 has the Europa League match between Celta Vigo and Manchester United Thursday at 3 p.m.
Manchester City meets Crystal Palace Saturday at 7:40 a.m. on NBC Sports network. Liverpool tangles with Southampton Sunday at 7:40 a.m., followed by Arsenal-Manchester United.
In the MLS, Seattle takes on Toronto on ESPN Saturday at 2:55 p.m. Minnesota meets Sporting KC Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
The PGA tour’s Wells Fargo championship will be on CBS Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
ESPN has the men’s volleyball championship Saturday at 7 p.m.
The CAA crowns its men’s lacrosse champion Saturday at 1 p.m. on Comcast.
Comcast has a semifinal from the Ivy League women’s lacrosse tournament Friday at 7 p.m. and final Sunday at 11 a.m. The CAA women battle for their championship Sunday at 1 p.m.
Oklahoma State meets Oklahoma in college softball Saturday at 5 p.m. on ESPN, followed by Auburn-Alabama at 8 p.m. It’s Arizona against UCLA on ESPN2 Saturday at 9 p.m. Sunday, Auburn plays Alabama at 1 p.m. on ESPN2 and it’s Arizona against UCLA at 4 p.m.
NBC Sports network offers USA Swimming from Atlanta Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m.


With the first pick…

Two weeks ago, the NFL announced the preseason schedule.
Last week, the regular season schedule came out.
This weekend, you’ll find out some of the players you’ll be cheering on your team this season.
ESPN and NFL network have the first round of the NFL draft – visiting Philadelphia this year – Thursday at 8 p.m.
The second round gets going Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN, moving to ESPN2 at 8 p.m. ESPN has the final four rounds starting at noon Saturday.
Then on Sunday, Mel Kiper Jr. can rest.
The NBA closes out its first round playoff series this weekend. TNT has a pair of contests Thursday, with the Bucks facing the Raptors at 7 p.m. followed by Spurs-Grizzlies.
The Wizards try to win their series Friday at 7:30 p.m. on Comcast, then ESPN shows Celtics-Bulls at 8 p.m. with Clippers against Jazz in the nightcap.
Weekend games depend on the results of those contests, with the Rockets, Warriors and Cavaliers awaiting their second round opponents.
It’s time for the conference semifinals in the NHL playoff chase. The Capitals open their series with the Penguins Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network, while the Rangers battle the Senators on CNBC at 7 p.m.
The Western Conference has its second game of the series Friday, with the Predators visiting the Blues at 8 p.m. followed by Oilers-Ducks.
NBC has the Senators against Rangers Saturday at 3 p.m., with the Capitals hosting the Penguins at 8 p.m.
The Predators face the Blues Sunday at 3 p.m. on NBC, then it’s Game 3 between the Ducks and Oilers at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The Orioles tangle with the Yankees on MASN, with games Friday night then Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.
The Nationals close out their series in Colorado Thursday at 3 p.m. on MASN, then host the Mets on MASN2 for the weekend.
The Cubs visit Fenway Park Saturday at 4 p.m. on FoxSports1 and Sunday night on ESPN. FoxSports1 also has Angels-Rangers Saturday at 7:15 p.m.
On the college diamond, LSU faces Alabama Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2. TCU takes on Texas Tech Sunday at 3 p.m. on ESPN2.
The PGA tour heads to New Orleans Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. on CBS.
Richmond hosts NASCAR this weekend, with the Monster Series on Fox Sunday at 2 p.m. after the Xfinity race Saturday at 1 p.m. on FoxSports1.
NBC Sports network has the Russian Grand Prix Sunday at 7:30 a.m. There’s practice Friday at 8 a.m.
The IndyCar circuit visit Phoenix Saturday at 9:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
Manchester City meets Manchester United Thursday at 2:55 p.m. on NBC Sports network. Hull City battles Southampton Saturday at 9:55 a.m. and Arsenal meets Tottenham Hotspur Sunday at 11:25 a.m.
D.C. United takes on Atlanta Sunday at 3 p.m. on FoxSports1.
Comcast has the ACC women’s lacrosse tournament championship Sunday at 1 p.m.
The Penn Relays are on NBC Sports network Friday at 5:30 p.m. and Saturday at 12:30 p.m. The Drake Relays follow Saturday at 3 p.m.
It’s rugby on NBC Sports network Sunday at 2:30 p.m. with Bath meeting Gloucester.

Missouri meets LSU in college softball on ESPN Sunday at 3 p.m. Top-ranked Florida takes on Tennessee on ESPN2 at 1 p.m. Sunday.


Springtime at Thunder Valley

Fresh off their Easter break, NASCAR drivers are planning another big contest at a small track.
Fox has coverage of the Food City 500 Sunday at 2 p.m. after the Xfinity Series goes on FoxSports1 Saturday at 1 p.m.
Kyle Larson has the points lead early in the season, but only one win compared to two by Brad Keslowski.
The NBA postseason continues Thursday on TNT, with the Pacers hosting the Cavaliers at 7 p.m. followed by Spurs-Grizzlies.
The Bulls battle the Celtics on ESPN Friday at 7 p.m. and Houston travels to Oklahoma City at 9:30 p.m. The night closes on ESPN2 at 10 p.m. with the Clippers taking on the Jazz.
There’s four games on Saturday, starting at 3 p.m. on TNT with Bucks-Raptors. The Wizards visit the Hawks at 5:30 p.m. on TNT and Comcast, then action moves to ESPN for Spurs against Grizzlies at 8 p.m. and Trail Blazers clashing with the Warriors in the nightcap.
ABC has a pair of contests Sunday afternoon, with Pacers-Cavaliers at 1 p.m. and the Thunder meeting the Rockets at 3:30 p.m. TNT takes over at 6:30 p.m. with the Bulls battling the Celtics followed by Clippers against Jazz.
The chase for the Stanley Cup continues Thursday at 7 p.m. on USA with the Rangers meeting the Canadiens. NBC Sports network has Game 4 between the Predators and Blackhawks, followed by Sharks-Oilers.
Comcast has the Capitals’ return home for Game 5 Friday at 7 p.m., with national coverage on NBC Sports network. USA carries Bruins-Senators at 7:30 p.m.
The weekend’s schedule depends on results the next two days.
The Orioles close out their series against the Reds Thursday at 7 p.m. on MASN, then host the Red Sox for the weekend. There’s coverage on MASN2 Friday and Saturday, moving to MASN Sunday afternoon.
The Nationals take on the Braves Thursday at 7 p.m. on MASN2, then met the Mets on MASN Friday and Saturday. Saturday’s game is also on FoxSports1, and Sunday’s series finale will be on ESPN at 8 p.m.
On the college diamond, Florida faces South Carolina Saturday at noon on ESPN2.
CBS offers the PGA tour stop in Texas Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
Burnley battles Manchester United Sunday at 9:10 a.m. on NBC Sports network, followed by Liverpool-Crystal Palace.
Foxsports1 has Europa League play between Manchester United and Anderlecht Thursday at 3 p.m. and the FA Cup semifinal matching Manchester City and Arsenal Sunday at 10 a.m.
Orlando City meets New York City in MLS action Sunday at 1:30 p.m. on FoxSports1, then the Galaxy take on Seattle Sunday at 4 p.m. on ESPN.
NBC Sports network offers the Indy Car Alabama Grand Prix Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
It’s spring football time at Notre Dame, with NBC Sports network covering the Blue-Gold game Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ESPN has the Alabama contest Saturday at 3 p.m.
There’s three college softball games on ESPN2 Saturday, starting at 3 p.m. with Baylor-Oklahoma. Arizona tangles with Oregon at 5 p.m. followed by Texas A&M against Georgia. Action continues Sunday at 1 p.m. with Baylor facing Oklahoma before another matchup between Oregon and Arizona at 3 p.m.


Will titles come to Washington?

The Washington Capitals earned the most points this NHL season.
The Washington Wizards won their first division championship since the Carter administration.
Will either survive until June?
The NHL playoffs began Wednesday, and the NBA tips off this weekend with 16 teams in each league vying for the title.
The Capitals begin their quest Thursday at 7 p.m. against the Maple Leafs on Comcast and USA. Game 2 is Saturday at 7 p.m. on Comcast and NBC Sports network.
NBC Sports network has a pair of contests Thursday, with the Blackhawks hosting the Predators at 8 p.m. followed by Flames-Ducks.
It’s Game 2 between the Rangers and Canadiens Friday at 7 p.m. on USA. The Wild take on the Blues Friday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network with Sharks-Oilers in the nightcap.
NBC brings two games Saturday. The Bruins battle Ottawa at 3 p.m. and there’s a primetime meeting between the Predators and Blackhawks. The Flames face the Ducks to close out the night on NBC Sports network.
The Wild and Blues meet in Game 3 of their series Sunday at 3 p.m. on NBC. CNBC offers Penguins-Blue Jackets at 6 p.m. with NBC Sports network showing Canadiens against Rangers at 7 p.m. and Oilers clashing with the Sharks at 10 p.m.
NBA action begins Saturday at 3 p.m. on ABC with the Cavaliers hosting the Pacers. ESPN takes over with three more contests, as the Bucks face the Raptors at 5:30 p.m. followed by Grizzlies-Spurs and Jazz against the Clippers.
The Wizards tangle with the Hawks at 1 p.m. on TNT and Comcast. ABC brings the Warriors’ contest with the Trail Blazers at 3:30 p.m., then it’s back to TNT for Bulls-Celtics at 6:30 p.m. and the Thunder meet the Rockets at 9 p.m.
The Orioles start a four-game set in Toronto Thursday at 7 p.m. on MASN. Friday’s game will be on MASN2 at 7 p.m., with coverage on MASN Saturday and Sunday.
The Nationals host the Phillies Friday at 4 p.m. on MASN, with games Saturday and Sunday on MASN2.
The Indians host the Tigers Saturday at 4 p.m. on FoxSports1 and the weekend concludes with the Cardinals’ visit to Yankee Stadium Sunday at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
On the college diamond, Seton Hall tangles with Xavier Thursday at 8 p.m. on FoxSports1 and it’s Oklahoma State-Kansas Friday at 8 p.m. Florida faces Vanderbilt Saturday at 3 p.m. on ESPN2.
The PGA tour visits Hilton Head Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. on CBS.
FoxSports1 has Europa League action between Manchester United and Anderlecht Thursday at 3 p.m.
ESPN offers MLS soccer between Philadelphia and New York City FC Friday at 7 p.m. and Orlando City hosts the Galaxy Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on Fox.
Tottenham Hotspur takes on AFC Bournemouth Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network, then Crystal Palace clashes with Leicester City. West Bromwich Albion meets Liverpool Sunday at 8:25 a.m. followed by Manchester United-Chelsea.
It’s Manchester City against Southampton Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on NBC.
The WNBA holds its draft Thursday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
The NCAA women’s gymnastics championships will be Friday at 9 p.m. on ESPN after the semifinals Friday at 1 p.m. on ESPN2.
There’s rugby between the Harlequins and Exeter Friday at 2:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network and Leicester faces Newcastle Saturday at 2 p.m.
Missouri meets Alabama in college softball Sunday at 3 p.m. on ESPN2.