Time to kiss the bricks

NASCAR visits Indy this weekend, with a big kiss planned by the winner at the end.
NBC Sports network has the Sprint Cup race Sunday at 3 p.m. Around 6 p.m., the winner, his crew and family will gather at the start/finish line to celebrate by kissing the bricks from the original track.
And plenty of pictures to remember the occasion.
The Xfinity Series goes Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network. There’s qualifying for both races Saturday at 11:40 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., after practice Friday starting at noon.
Then you’ll have to wait until next May for another visit to the famous oval.
NBC Sports network carries the Hungarian Grand Prix Sunday at 7:30 a.m.
The Tour de France closes its run on Sunday with the final race into Paris at 11 a.m. on NBC Sports network. Stage 18 starts Thursday at 8 a.m., with more mountain stages Friday and Saturday at 7 a.m.
The Orioles close a series against the Yankees Thursday at 1 p.m. on MASN before heading home to take on the Indians for the weekend on MASN2.
The Nationals face the Dodgers Thursday at noon on MASN2, then host the Padres on MASN for the weekend.
The Yankees host the Giants on FoxSports1 Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. on TBS. FoxSports1 features Rangers-Royals Saturday at 7 p.m. and the weekend closes with Dodgers facing the Cardinals on ESPN Sunday at 8 p.m.CBS has the Canadian Open Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
Leicester City faces Celtic in the International Champions Cup Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on ESPN, with Internazionale against Paris Saint Germain Sunday at 5 p.m.
Portland battles the Galaxy Saturday at 3:45 p.m. on ESPN and it’s Sporting Kansas City facing Seattle Sunday at 3 p.m.
The United States women face Costa Rica in an international friendly Friday at 8:55 p.m. on ESPN.
The road to the Flushing Meadows begins with the Bank of the West Classic. The semifinals are Saturday at 5 and 10 p.m. on ESPN2, and championship Sunday at 5 p.m.
In Arena Football, Arizona hosts Cleveland Sunday at 9 p.m. on ESPN2.


Open up

Time for the British Open.
And a new location on the cable box.
The Open moves to NBC and the Golf Channel, with coverage starting Thursday at 1:30 a.m. on Golf Channel.
Mike Tirico also makes the move from ESPN to NBC for the event, as studio host in his first gig at his new broadcast home. NBC has weekend coverage starting at 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.
The Orioles start the second half with a weekend trip to Tampa Bay on MASN2.
The Nationals take on the Pirates for the weekend on MASN.
It’s a Red Sox-Yankees weekend, with games on FoxSports1 Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 8 p.m. on ESPN. The Tigers take on the Royals Saturday at 7 p.m. on FoxSports1 and TBS offers Rangers-Cubs Sunday at 2:20 p.m.
NASCAR heads to New Hampshire for the weekend, with the Sprint Cup race Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and the Xfinity Series goes Saturday at 4 p.m.
The IndyCar circuit visits Toronto, with coverage on CNBC Sunday at 3 p.m.
The Tour de France continues with Stage 12 Thursday at 8 a.m. on NBC Sports network. The ride continues Friday and Saturday at 8 a.m. with Sunday’s stage starting at 7 a.m.
In MLS action, Fox brings Seattle-Portland at 3 p.m. Sunday. Montreal meets New York City Sunday at 4:55 p.m. on ESPN while FoxSports1 has the Red Bulls against Philadelphia at 7 p.m.
CBS has the final round of the LPGA Marathon Classic Sunday at 4 p.m.
ESPN2 carries the Celebration of the Life of Pat Summitt Thursday at 7 p.m.
In Arena Football, Philadelphia faces Tampa Bay Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
The NBA Summer League reaches its second round of competition Thursday, with games at 4:30, 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. There’s games Friday at 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. on ESPN2, with quarterfinal play Saturday at 6, 8 and 10 p.m.
The semifinals are Sunday at 6 and 8 p.m.


Breakfast at Wimbledon

Fortnight at Wimbledon draws to a close this weekend.
wimbledonESPN has the men’s championship Sunday at 9 a.m., after the ladies crown their champion Saturday at 9 a.m.
Thursday brings the women’s semifinals, with top-seeded Serena Williams going against Elena Vesnina and big sister Venus Williams against Angelique Kerber.
The men’s semifinals will begin Friday at 8 a.m. as Andy Murray faces Tomas Berdych while Roger Federer battles Canadian Milos Raonic.
Euro 2016 concludes with the championship match Sunday at 3 p.m. on ESPN. Host France takes on Germany in the second semifinal Thursday at 3 p.m., with the winner facing Portugal.
The Orioles host the Angels on MASN2 Friday and Sunday, with Saturday afternoon’s game on MASN.
The Nationals visit the Mets, with games on MASN Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Saturday’s game is part of Fox’s coverage. TBS also carries Sunday’s game.
Fox also has Dodgers-Padres and Cubs taking on the Pirates Saturday. FoxSports1 offers Yankees against the Indians Saturday at 4 p.m., and the weekend closes with Giants-Diamondbacks Sunday at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
The Tour de France continues with Stage 6 Thursday at 8 a.m., with coverage Friday at 8 a.m. and Sunday at 6:30 a.m.
NASCAR heads to Kentucky, with Sprint Cup coverage Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network. The Xfinity Series goes Friday at 8:30 p.m., with the truck race Thursday at 8:30 p.m.
IndyCar races in Iowa this weekend, starting Sunday at 5:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network. There’s qualifying Saturday at 3 p.m.
NBC Sports network has qualifying for the British Grand Prix Saturday at 8 a.m., with race coverage on CNBC Sunday at 7:30 a.m.
While the PGA tour has the weekend off due to flooding at the Greenbrier, Fox carries the final two rounds of the U.S. Women’s Open Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. FoxSports1 has the opening rounds Thursday and Friday at 3 p.m.
Winnipeg takes on Hamilton in CFL action Thursday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2, followed by Toronto-British Columbia at 10 p.m. Saskatchewan battles Edmonton Friday at 10 p.m.
NBA Summer League goes on ESPN Friday, with Timberwolves-Nuggets at 8:30 p.m. before the Lakers meet the Pelicans.
The Sixers battle the Lakers Saturday at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN2 followed by Spurs-Warriors. Sunday, the Bulls go against the 76ers at 8:30 p.m. before the Celtics clash with the Suns.
Seattle battles the Galaxy Saturday at 3 p.m. on ESPN and it’s Red Bulls facing Portland Sunday at 6 p.m.
New York City takes on Sporting Kansas City Sunday at 8 p.m. on FoxSports1.
The United States faces South Africa in a women’s international soccer friendly Saturday at 1:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
The road to Rio continues on NBC Sports network with track and field trials Thursday at 8 p.m. on NBC. There’s more track and field Friday at 6 p.m. on NBC Sports network and NBC at 8 p.m., then Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m.
Gymnastic trials are Friday at 9 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 p.m.


Halftime festivities

The NASCAR season has reached its halfway point, returning to Daytona this weekend.
NBC takes over coverage for the rest of the season, starting Saturday at 7:45 p.m.
Tony Stewart became the 11th different race victor Sunday at Sonoma. After missing the first eight races due to injury, he needs to pass a few more drivers to make the season-ending Chase for the Cup.
The Xfinity race goes Friday at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network, after Sprint Cup qualifying at 4 p.m.
The fortnight of Wimbledon hits its mid-point this weekend. ESPN has coverage starting at 7 a.m. Thursday and Friday, with play beginning Saturday at 8 a.m.
With baseball nearing its midway point, the Orioles start a four-game set in Seattle, with Saturday’s game on MASN, and the rest on MASN2.
The Nationals face the Reds on MASN Thursday, Friday and Sunday afternoon, with Saturday night’s game on Fox.
Fox also offers Angels-Red Sox and Cubs against the Mets Saturday night. The Yankees face the Padres on FoxSports1 Saturday at 10 p.m. with Marlins-Braves closing out the weekend from Fort Bragg Sunday at 8 p.m.
The quarterfinals of Euro 2016 start Thursday with Portugal-Poland Thursday at 3 p.m. on ESPN2. Wales battles Belguim Friday at 3 p.m., with Germany against Italy Saturday at 3 p.m. Host France takes on Iceland Sunday at 3 p.m. on ESPN.
The Red Bulls take on New York City Sunday at noon on ESPN. Columbus faces Kansas City on FoxSports1 Sunday at 7 p.m.
Akron hosts the Bridgestone Invitational on CBS Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.
The Tour de France gets going Saturday at 6:30 a.m. on NBC Sports network, with Stage 2 Sunday at 8 a.m.
ESPN2 has a pair of CFL contests Thursday, with Ottawa-Montreal at 7 p.m. followed by Toronto taking on Saskatchewan. Calgary clashes with Winnipeg on ESPN2 Friday at 10 p.m.
The road to Rio continues Thursday with swimming trials on NBC Sports network at 6:30 p.m. and NBC at 8 p.m. There’s swimming Friday at 8 p.m. on NBC followed by the start of the track and field trials at 9 p.m.
NBC Sports network has more trials Saturday at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, and then action moves to NBC Sunday at 7 p.m.
The Red Bud National motorcycle racing goes Saturday at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
There’s practice for the Austrian Grand Prix on NBC Sports network Friday at 8 a.m.

 


In the home stretch

In Omaha, the Meadowlands and France, tournament trophies are awaiting their winners.
There won’t be a long wait.
The College World Series gets down to its Final Four Thursday, with Coastal Carolina facing Texas Tech at 8 p.m. on ESPN2.
The two brackets have contests Friday at 3 p.m. on ESPN2 with Oklahoma State battling Arizona, and the Thursday winner plays TCU Friday at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
If necessary, bracket championship games will be Saturday. The bracket winners face off in a best-of-three final starting Monday at 8 p.m.
Copa America crowns its champion Sunday at 8 p.m. as Argentina faces Chile on FoxSports1.
Euro 2016 enters its round of 16 Saturday, as Switzerland faces Poland at 9 a.m. on ESPN. Wales faces Northern Ireland at noon, followed by Croatia-Portugal at 3 p.m.
There’s three more games Sunday, starting at 9 a.m. as host France plays Ireland. Germany meets Slovakia at noon and it’s Hungary-Belgium at 3 p.m.
The Orioles host Tampa Bay for the weekend on MASN, while the Nationals take on the Brewers on MASN2.
The Pirates take on the Dodgers on Fox Saturday at 7:15 p.m. and Sunday on ESPN at 8 p.m. Fox also offers Mets against the Braves and Astros-Royals. FoxSports1 has the Padres’ contest with the Reds Saturday at 4 p.m.
NASCAR hits the road course at Sonoma Sunday at 3 p.m. on FoxSports1. The Truck Series goes Saturday at 8:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
NBC Sports network has the IndyCar Road America Sunday at 1 p.m. There’s practice Friday at noon.
Days after the last season ended, the NBA starts preparing for the 2016-17 season with the draft on ESPN starting at 7 p.m.
NBC Sports network has the NHL draft Friday at 7 p.m.
Washington hosts the PGA tour this weekend, with coverage of the Quicken National Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
In the MLS, New York City takes on Seattle Saturday at 5 p.m. on ESPN and Portland plays Houston Sunday at 6 p.m. on ESPN2.
The road to Rio continues on NBC Sports network Thursday with men’s platform synchronized trials at 7 p.m. and men’s gymnastics at 8:30 p.m. There’s swimming finals Sunday at 6 p.m.
The Canadian Football League season kicks off on ESPN2 Friday at 8:30 p.m., with Winnipeg hosting Montreal. It’s Calgary against British Columbia Saturday at 10 p.m. on ESPN2.
Cleveland battles Jacksonville in Arena Football Saturday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
NBC Sports network has the Breeders Cup challenge series Saturday at 8 p.m.


Father’s Day viewing

The sports world has plenty to offer dads on Father’s Day weekend.
Hopefully there will be very few ties.
Cleveland kept its hopes alive with Monday’s win, forcing Game 6 of the NBA Finals Thursday at 9 p.m. on ABC. A Cavalier win would mean Game 7 Sunday at 8 p.m.
Oakmont hosts the U.S. Open, with coverage starting Thursday and Friday at 10 a.m. on FoxSports1. Fox has primetime coverage both days at 5 p.m.
Fox coverage on the weekend starts Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m.
The College World Series starts its run in Omaha Saturday, with Oklahoma State facing Cal-Santa Barbara at 3 p.m. on ESPN and Arizona-Miami at 8 p.m. Coastal Carolina battles Florida Sunday at 8 p.m. on ESPN2.
The Orioles close out a series against Boston Thursday at 7 p.m. on MASN, then host the Blue Jays for the weekend on MASN.
The Nationals head west, facing the Padres in a four-game set on MASN2.
The Cubs host the Pirates on Fox Saturday at 8:15 p.m. and Sunday at 8 p.m. on ESPN. Fox also offers Braves-Mets and Tigers against the Royals. The Rangers take on the Cardinals on FoxSports1 Saturday at 4:15 p.m.
Euro 2016 continues Thursday as England faces Wales on ESPN at 8:30 a.m. It’s Ukraine-Northern Ireland at 11:30 a.m. and Germany takes on Poland at 2:30 p.m.
Italy tangles with Sweden Friday at 8:30 a.m., followed by Czech Republic-Croatia at 11:30 a.m. and Spain meets Turkey at 2:30 p.m.
Belgium battles Ireland Saturday at 8:30 a.m., with Iceland against Hungary at 11:30 a.m. and Portugal-Austria at 2:30 p.m.
Groups begin their third contests Sunday with France facing Switzerland Sunday at 2:30 p.m. on ESPN and Romania takes on Albania on ESPN2.
Copa America Centenario reaches the quarterfinals, with United States against Ecuador Thursday at 9:30 p.m. on FoxSports1. Colombia faces Peru Friday at 8 p.m.
Sporting Kansas City takes on Dallas Sunday at 5 p.m. on ESPN and FoxSports1 has Seattle against the Red Bulls Sunday at 7 p.m.
NASCAR’s Sprint Cup series takes Father’s Day off, but the Xfinity series will run in Iowa Sunday at 1:30 p.m. on FoxSports1. The Truck Series goes Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network has the European Grand Prix Sunday at 8:30 a.m. There’s qualifying Saturday at 9 a.m. after practice Friday at 9 a.m.
In Arena Football, Philadelphia faces Arizona Friday at 10 p.m. on ESPN2.
The United States faces Argentina in World League volleyball Thursday at 4 p.m. on NBC Sports network. There’s more action Friday at 4 p.m.
NBC Sports network has motorcycle racing Saturday at 4 p.m. from the High Point Nationals.
The road to Rio continues with the semifinals in Syncho Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
There’s track and field from the Boston City Games Saturday at 5 p.m. on NBC Sports network.


Big Cup of soccer

Every four years, countries from around the world gather to determine the best in soccer.
In between, the continents crown their own champions.
Copa America Centenario started last weekend, and the group stage continues Thursday as Uruguay meets Venezuela on FoxSports1 at 7:30 p.m. before Mexico takes on Jamaica at the Rose Bowl at 10 p.m.
Fox has two contests Friday, with Chile-Bolivia at 7 p.m. followed by Argentina against Panama at 9:30 p.m.
The United States faces Paraguay in its third group contest Saturday at 7 p.m. on FoxSports1, and Brazil battles Peru Sunday at 8:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
The quarterfinals will be next weekend.
Euro 2016 kicks off Friday at 2:30 p.m. as host France faces Romania on ESPN.
Saturday’s action on ESPN begins at 8:30 a.m. with Albania-Switzerland, followed by Wales against Slovakia at 11:30 a.m. before England faces Russia at 2:30 p.m.
Turkey takes on Croatia Sunday at 8:30 a.m. on ESPN, with Poland meeting Northern Ireland at 11:30 a.m. and Germany takes on Ukraine at 2:30 p.m.
The Penguins attempt to clinch the Stanley Cup championship Thursday at 8 p.m. on NBC. Game 6, if necessary, will be Sunday.
Cleveland hosts Golden State in Game 4 of the NBA Finals Friday at 9 p.m. on ABC.
The Orioles visit Toronto for a four-game set starting Thursday at 7 p.m. on MASN. Games Friday and Saturday are on MASN2, with Sunday’s finale on MASN.
The Nationals take on the White Sox Thursday at 8 p.m. on MASN2 before hosting the Phillies for the weekend. Friday and Saturday’s contests will be on MASN, moving to MASN2 Sunday afternoon.
The Pirates host the Cardinals on Fox Saturday at 7 p.m. and ESPN Sunday at 5 p.m., while the Dodgers and Giants get coverage Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
Fox also offers the Yankees against the Tigers Saturday, while the Indians battle the Angels on FoxSports1 Saturday at 10:05 p.m.
The road to Omaha continues with super regionals this weekend, starting Friday at 6 and 9 p.m. on ESPN2. ESPN has a game Saturday at 9 p.m., while ESPN2 has action at noon, 3 and 6 p.m., while there’s four games on ESPN2 Sunday starting at noon.
NASCAR heads to Michigan, with the Sprint Cup race Sunday at 1 p.m. on FoxSports1.The Xfinity face goes Saturday at 1 p.m. on FoxSports1, with the Truck race Friday at 9 p.m.
Texas hosts the IndyCar Firestone 600 Saturday at 8:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network, with practice Friday at noon.
The Canadian Grand Prix will be Sunday at 2 p.m. on NBC. NBC Sports network has qualifying Saturday at 1 p.m. after practice Friday at 2 p.m.
The PGA tour visits Memphis, with coverage on CBS Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
The Triple Crown of horse racing concludes with the Belmont Stakes on NBC Saturday at 5 p.m. NBC Sports network has the Belmont preps Saturday at 3 p.m.
ESPN has the NCAA outdoor track and field championships, with women’s semifinals Thursday at 8 p.m. on ESPN. The men’s finals are Friday at 8:30 p.m. and women’s finals Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network offers the USA Wrestling World team trials Sunday at 3 p.m.


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