Let’s go racing, boys

Darrell Waltrip and friends are back.
The top series has a new title sponsor – Monster Energy – as the top drivers take to the track Sunday on Fox at 2 p.m.
Chase Elliott has the pole for the second straight year. The rest of the field will be set after the twin 125s Thursday at 7 p.m. on FoxSports1.
The Xfinity Series has its season opener Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on FoxSports1 after the Truck Series opener Friday at 7:30 p.m.
It’s Boogity, boogity, boogity time until the end of June.
Memphis clashes with Cincinnati on ESPN Thursday at 7 p.m. followed by Wisconsin-Ohio State.
ESPN2 has Alabama’s contest with Georgia at 7 p.m. before heading west for Arizona State against UCLA.
MASN has Longwood-Liberty Thursday at 7 p.m.
George Washington faces Massachusetts on Comcast Thursday at 7 p.m.
Monmouth meets Siena at 7 p.m. on ESPN2 Friday followed by Dayton-Davidson.
FoxSports1 offers California-Oregon State Friday at 10 p.m.
CBS brings three contests Saturday, starting at noon with SMU-Connecticut. Florida faces Kentucky at 2 p.m. before Duke meets Miami.
Fox brings Creighton-Villanova at 3 p.m. Saturday.
Virginia takes on North Carolina State Saturday at noon on ESPN. West Virginia tangles with TCU at 2 p.m. then it’s Iowa State-Baylor. There’s more Big 12 action with Texas against Kansas at 6 p.m. before the GameDay crew catches the top 5 battle between Arizona and UCLA.
ESPN2 starts its day at noon with Wichita State against Missouri State. Rhode Island faces VCU at 2 p.m. before Michigan meets Purdue and Maryland goes against Iowa. Texas A&M takes on Alabama at 8 p.m. before top-ranked Gonzaga battles BYU in the nightcap.
The ACC network offers North Carolina-Pittsburgh Saturday at noon along with Florida State’s trip to Clemson.
Virginia Tech visits Boston College on Comcast-plus Saturday at 4 p.m.
There’s Atlantic 10 action on NBC Sports network Saturday, with Richmond-Fordham at 2:30 p.m. and Saint Joseph’s faces St. Louis at 4:30 p.m.
MASN2 brings a pair of Big East contests Saturday, with Georgetown-St. John’s at noon followed by Seton Hall against DePaul.
There’s CAA contests on Comcast Saturday, as James Madison hosts Hofstra at noon before Towson takes on William & Mary at 2 p.m.
Marshall meets Charlotte on MASN Saturday at 6 p.m. and it’s off to the Ivy League for Brown-Harvard at 8 p.m.
It’s Syracuse-Louisville on CBS Sunday at 2 p.m. followed by Wisconsin against Michigan State. FoxSports1 has Butler taking on Xavier at 3:30 p.m.
On the women’s court, Comcast has Georgia Tech against Miami Sunday at 1 p.m.
ESPN2 has three contests, starting at 1 p.m. as Notre Dame faces Florida State. It’s Ohio State-Rutgers at 3 p.m. before Tennessee takes on Mississippi State.
Georgetown meets DePaul on FoxSports1 Sunday at 1 p.m.
TNT offers Knicks-Cavaliers Thursday at 8 p.m. before the Clippers tangle with the Warriors.
The Celtics battle the Raptors on ESPN Friday at 8 p.m., with Spurs-Clippers as the nightcap.
The Wizards host the Jazz Sunday at 5 p.m. on Comcast.
The Cavaliers meet the Bulls on ABC Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
NBC carries an outdoor battle between the Penguins and Flyers Saturday at 8 p.m. and the Bruins against the Stars Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
The Capitals host the Oilers Friday at 7 p.m. on Comcast before visiting Nashville Saturday at 5 p.m.
The Blackhawks take on the Coyotes Thursday at 8:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network and it’s Blues-Blackhawks Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
On the college ice, Notre Dame visits Boston University Friday at 6 p.m. on MASN before UMass-Lowell battles Boston College.
Chelsea clashes with Swansea City Saturday at 9:55 a.m. on NBC Sports network and it’s Tottenham Hotspur-Stoke City Sunday at 8:25 a.m.
NBC Sports network has the Tokyo marathon Saturday at 7 p.m.
There’s rugby between Harlequins and the Leicester Tigers Friday at 2:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.


NBA stars shine

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook worked well together on the court for years.
How will they do this weekend now that they play for different teams – but both in the NBA’s Western Conference?
The former Oklahoma City teammates will be on the same squad again Sunday, joining the West All-Stars against the East. Tipoff on TNT is set for 8:20 p.m.
Durant joins new teammate Stephen Curry on the West starting lineup. Westbrook will be among the West reserves looking to knock off Lebron James and the East stars.
The dunks and long-distance shooting take center stage with All-Star Saturday night starting at 8 p.m.
TNT has the Rising Stars Challenge Friday at 9 p.m. after ESPN offers the Celebrity Game Friday at 7 p.m.
Before the stars gather, TNT offers Celtics at Bulls Thursday at 8 p.m. and the Wizards face the Pacers on Comcast at 7 p.m.
NASCAR gathers at Daytona to get ready to open the season. Qualifying for the Daytona 500 will be Sunday at 3:15 p.m. on Fox, after the Clash at Daytona Saturday at 8 p.m. on FoxSports1.
There’s practices for the races Friday at 5 p.m. and Saturday at 11:30 a.m. on FoxSports1.
Michigan meets Michigan Thursday at 7 p.m. on ESPN, followed by Oregon against Utah.
ESPN2 brings Vanderbilt-Texas A&M Thursday at 7 p.m. and Connecticut’s clash with Memphis at 9 p.m
Washington State hosts Arizona on FoxSports1 Thursday at 9 p.m., then it’s Washington-Arizona State.
Valparaiso tangles with Oakland on ESPN2 Friday at 7 p.m. before VCU meets Richmond. FoxSports1 has California-Stanford at 10 p.m.
ESPN’s GameDay catches Virginia’s contest with North Carolina Saturday at 8:15 p.m. The day begins at noon with Notre Dame against North Carolina State, followed by Florida-Mississippi State. Michigan State meets Purdue at 4 p.m. before Kentucky battles Georgia.
Northern Iowa meets Wichita State on ESPN2 at noon, then it’s West Virginia taking on Texas Tech. Florida State faces Pittsburgh at 4 p.m. before SMU meets Houston and Arizona tangles with Washington. St. Mary’s and BYU close out the night at 10 p.m.
Kansas battles Baylor on CBS Saturday at 1 p.m.
The ACC network offers Virginia Tech-Louisville Saturday at 1 p.m. along with Duke against Wake Forest.
Villanova takes on Seton Hall Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on Fox, then it’s Colorado-Oregon at 3 p.m.
NBC Sports network has three contests from the Atlantic 10 Saturday, starting with Davidson-Massachusetts at noon. Dayton duels with St. Bonaventure before Rhode Island faces George Mason at 4 p.m.
Towson takes on James Madison Saturday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
MASN offers Tennessee-Martin against Southeast Missouri State Saturday at noon.
George Washington meets Duquesne Sunday at noon on NBC Sports network.
CBS has Maryland-Wisconsin Sunday at 1 p.m.
Butler battles DePaul on FoxSports1 Sunday at 1:30 p.m. before Georgetown clashes with Creighton.
Connecticut clashes with Temple Sunday at 4 p.m. on ESPN.
On the women’s court, Butler battles Georgetown Friday at 7 p.m. on MASN2. Texas takes on Oklahoma Saturday at 2 p.m. then it’s Kansas State-TCU on MASN2.
Dayton faces Fordham on NBC Sports network Sunday at 2 p.m.
ESPN2 has three contests Sunday, starting with Temple-South Florida at 1 p.m. South Carolina takes on Missouri at 3 p.m. followed by Notre Dame against Syracuse.
The Capitals take on the Red Wings Saturday at 2 p.m. on Comcast before starting NBC’s Hockey Day in America with a contest against the Rangers at 12:30 p.m. The Red Wings face Penguins at 3 p.m.
NBC Sports network has a pair of games Sunday night, with Blackhawks-Sabres at 6 p.m. followed by the Bruins against the Sharks.
The Sabres face the Avalanche Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
On the college ice, New Hampshire takes on Boston University Friday at 6 p.m. on MASN followed by Colgate-Clarkson.
Notre Dame hosts Providence on NBC Sports network Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 7 p.m.
CBS has the Genesis Open Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
FoxSports1 offers Europa League action Thursday, with Gant against Tottenham Hotspur at 1 p.m. and Manchester United facing St. Etienne at 3:05 p.m.
NBC Sports network has men’s giant slalom skiing Friday at 6:30 a.m., with the slalom Sunday at 6:30 a.m.
There’s rugby on NBC Sports network Saturday at 10 a.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m.


Durant’s return

Kevin Durant’s departure from Oklahoma City was the big story of the NBA offseason.
His first return to Oklahoma City Saturday ought to fire up the NBA weekend.
Durant and the Warriors make the first of two trips to Oklahoma City Saturday at 8:30 p.m. on ABC.
The Warriors have two wins against the Thunder so far this season, both in Oakland. Durant led the Thunder to an NBA Final during his tenure in Oklahoma City, moving on this year in hopes of getting the Warriors back on top.
Before the big game, the Thunder host Cleveland Thursday at 8 p.m. on TNT. The Celtics take on the TrailBlazers at 10:30 in the nightcap.
Comcast has the Wizards’ contest with the Pacers Friday at 8 p.m., with coverage also on ESPN. The Bulls take on the Suns at 10:30 p.m.
The Spurs visit the Knicks Sunday at 3:30 p.m. on ABC.
ESPN brings the big contest between Duke and North Carolina Thursday at 8 p.m., along with coverage on ACC network. UCLA meets Oregon at 10 p.m.
Purdue plays Indiana on ESPN2 Thursday at 7 p.m. followed by SMU-Temple.
FoxSports1 offers Colorado hosting Washington at 10 p.m.
Dayton faces Rhode Island Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
Kentucky takes on Alabama Saturday at 1 p.m. on CBS. Fox brings Georgetown-Marquette at noon followed by Xavier-Villanova at 2:30 p.m.
ESPN’s day starts at noon with West Virginia against Kansas State. Kansas takes on Texas Tech at 2 p.m., followed by Ohio State-Maryland and Florida State faces Notre Dame at 6 p.m. The GameDay crew catches top-ranked Gonzaga against St. Mary’s.
Texas A&M takes on Florida on ESPN Saturday at noon. Miami meets Louisville at 2 p.m. and it’s off to the Big 12 for Texas-Oklahoma State and Oklahoma against Iowa State. South Carolina battles Mississippi State at 8 p.m. and California clashes with Arizona in the nightcap.
The ACC network brings Syracuse-Pittsburgh and Clemson’s clash with Duke Saturday at 1 p.m.
Comcast has North Carolina State against Wake Forest Saturday at noon before showing a pair of CAA games – the College of Charleston’s clash with William & Mary at 2 p.m. followed by UNC Wilmington-Elon.
Creighton clashes with DePaul on FoxSports1 at 2 p.m. and then it’s Washington-Utah.
Massachusetts meets St. Joseph’s on NBC Sports network Saturday at 2:30 p.m. before George Washington hosts St. Bonaventure.
MASN brings Southeast Missouri State against Eastern Illinois Saturday at 2 p.m.
Michigan meets Indiana Sunday at 1 p.m. on CBS.
Cincinnati clashes with SMU on ESPN Sunday at 4 p.m.
FoxSports1 has Oregon State-UCLA Sunday at 5 p.m.
On the women’s court, FoxSports1 has Villanova-St. John’s Friday at 8 p.m.
Iowa State meets Kansas State on MASN2 Saturday at 2 p.m.
ESPN2 has three games Sunday, starting at noon with Tulane-South Florida. Maryland meets Michigan State at 2 p.m. and it’s Baylor’s contest with TCU at 4 p.m.
Enjoy the views as CBS shows the Pebble Beach Pro-Am Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
Comcast has the Capitals’ contest with the Red Wings Thursday at 7 p.m. and the Ducks Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
The Flyers face the Islanders Thursday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports network. The Lightning battle the Wild Friday at 8 p.m. and it’s Bruins-Canadiens Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
The Wild meet the Red Wings on NBC Sunday at 3 p.m.
On the college ice, MASN brings Merrimack-Boston College Friday at 6 p.m. followed by Air Force’s contest with American International.
NBC Sports network offers Arsenal-Hull City Saturday at 7:25 a.m. followed by Manchester United against Watford. Liverpool faces Tottenham Hotspur at 12:30 p.m. on NBC.
Chelsea clashes with Burnley Sunday at 8:25 a.m. and Leicester City takes on Swansea City on NBC Sports network.
NBC Sports network has ladies Alpine skiing Friday at 6:30 a.m.


LI

Who wants to visit President Trump at the White House?
The New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons battle for NFL supremacy – and an invite to Washington before the new season – at Super Bowl LI Sunday on Fox. Kickoff is set for 6:38 p.m. after hours of pregame entertainment and hype.
The Falcons reached their second Super Bowl behind the arm of Matt Ryan. They hope for a better result than in 1999, when they lost to John Elway in his final Broncos appearance.
The Patriots reach the Super Bowl for the seventh time since 2001 and ninth overall. Tom Brady won his first Super Bowl in 2002 and most recent in 2015.
The NFL will honor its top players Saturday at 8 p.m. on Fox.
TNT offers the Rockets hosting the Hawks Thursday at 8 p.m., with Warriors-Clippers as the nightcap.
The Celtics host the Lakers on ESPN Friday at 8 p.m. before the Mavericks visit the Trail Blazers.
ABC has the Cavaliers’ contest with the Knicks Saturday at 8:30 p.m. and the Clippers-Celtics Sunday at 2 p.m.
The Lakers visit the Wizards Thursday at 7 p.m. on Comcast, and the Wizards host New Orleans Saturday at 7 p.m.
Michigan State meets Nebraska Thursday at 7 p.m. on ESPN.
ESPN2 has three contests Thursday, starting at 7 p.m. with Missouri-Florida. Arizona faces Oregon State with Gonzaga against BYU in the nightcap at 11 p.m.
Oregon battles Arizona State Thursday at 11 p.m. on FoxSports1.
Rhode Island takes on Davidson Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
CBS offers Duke-Pittsburgh Saturday at 1 p.m. while Fox brings Xavier against Creighton.
Maryland’s contest with Purdue starts the day on ESPN Saturday at noon. Iowa State meets Kansas at 2 p.m., followed by Arizona-Oregon and North Carolina facing Notre Dame. The GameDay crew catches Florida’s battle with Kentucky at 8:15 p.m.
Virginia-Syracuse starts coverage on ESPN2 Saturday at noon. Georgia meets South Carolina at 2 p.m., then it’s Cincinnati clashing with Connecticut. Michigan faces Ohio State at 6 p.m. before Wichita State plays Illinois State. Top-ranked Gonzaga closes the night against Santa Clara at 10 p.m.
Georgetown hosts Seton Hall Saturday at noon on FoxSports1 before Marquette meets DePaul. Utah faces Stanford at 4:30 p.m.
The ACC network brings Boston College against Louisville and Miami-North Carolina State Saturday at 3 p.m.
Duquesne duels with Dayton Saturday at noon on NBC Sports network and George Washington meets Richmond at 2 p.m.
Towson tangles with William & Mary Saturday at 4 p.m. on Comcast.
Longwood visits Gardner-Webb Saturday at noon on MASN, with LaSalle against George Mason at 7 p.m. MASN2 brings Radford’s contest with Liberty at 7 p.m.
Wisconsin faces Indiana Sunday at 1 p.m. on CBS.
On the women’s court, Seton Hall faces Marquette Friday at 12:30 p.m. on MASN2.
Oklahoma tangles with Oklahoma State Saturday at 1 p.m. on MASN2.
ESPN2 has three contests Sunday, starting at 1 p.m. with Maryland-Indiana. South Carolina takes on Arkansas at 3 p.m. before Tennessee meets Georgia at 5 p.m.
Super Bowl Sunday means the Capitals have a home contest, meeting Kings at noon on NBC. Saturday, the Capitals play in Montreal on Comcast at 1 p.m.
NBC Sports network has the Sabres’ contest with the Rangers Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
On the college ice, MASN has Maine-Providence Friday at 6 p.m. and Cornell’s clash with Union at 8:30 p.m. Vermont visits Notre Dame Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 6:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The PGA tour visits Phoenix, with coverage on CBS Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
The United States has an international friendly with Jamaica Friday at 7:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
Chelsea clashes with Arsenal Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network, followed by Hull City-Liverpool.
Manchester City meets Swansea City Sunday at 8:25 a.m., and it’s Leicester City-Manchester United at 10:55 a.m. on NBC Sports network.
NBC Sports network has the Armory Invitational track meet Saturday at 4 p.m


Let the stars shine

The best of the NHL head to Los Angeles this weekend.
The best of the NFL – except for the two Super Bowl teams – will be in Orlando.
The NHL All-Star game will be on NBC Sunday at 3:30 p.m., with a second straight year of division vs. division play. The winners of the first two periods will battle for the overall championship in the final 20 minutes.
NBC Sports network has the All-Star skills competition Saturday at 7 p.m.
The Capitals visit the Devils Thursday at 7 p.m. on Comcast before their stars head west. NBC Sports network has the Blues against the Wild Thursday at 8 p.m.
The NFL returns to its AFC vs. NFC format, but finds a new venue – Orlando. Kickoff will be Sunday at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
There will be a Skills Competition Friday at 8 p.m. on ESPN2.
The Patriots and Falcons send their regrets. They’re getting ready for their trip to Houston.
The Australian Open closes its run with the women’s championship Saturday at 3 a.m. and men’s final Sunday at 3 a.m.
The men’s second semifinal will be Friday at 3:30 a.m. on ESPN.
Oklahoma City faces Dallas Thursday at 8 p.m. on TNT, with Lakers-Jazz as the nightcap.
The Rockets visit the 76ers Friday at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
ABC’s Saturday primetime contest matches the Clippers and Warriors at 8:30 p.m. The Thunder visit the Cavaliers Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
Comcast has the Wizards’ trip to Atlanta Friday at 8 p.m. and New Orleans Sunday at 6 p.m.
Virginia Tech visits North Carolina Thursday at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
Xavier takes on Cincinnati on ESPN2 Thursday at 7 p.m. followed by Indiana-Michigan.
FoxSports1 has a pair of contests from the Pac-12 Thursday, with Oregon State-Colorado at 8:30 p.m. followed by Oregon against Utah.
Dayton tangles with VCU on ESPN2 Friday at 9 p.m.
CBS offers North Carolina-Miami Saturday at 1 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with West Virginia facing Texas A&M at noon. The SEC/Big 12 challenge continues at 2 p.m. with Florida-Oklahoma and Texas against Georgia, capped by the 6:15 p.m. game between Kansas and Kentucky.
Florida State faces Syracuse at noon on ESPN2. The SEC/Big 12 matchups continue with Kansas State-Tennessee at 2 p.m., then Iowa State visits Vanderbilt and Baylor battles Mississippi at 6 p.m. Ohio State meets Iowa at 8 p.m. with Gonzaga-Pepperdine in the nightcap.
The ACC network has Duke’s trip to Wake Forest Saturday at 3 p.m. and Louisville hosts N.C. State Sunday at 1 p.m.
Creighton clashes with DePaul on FoxSports1 Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
Comcast carries four games on Saturday, starting at noon with Clemson-Pittsburgh. It’s off to the CAA at 2 p.m. with the College of Charleston against Drexel followed by UNC-Wilmington’s contest with William & Mary. Duquesne faces Richmond at 6 p.m.
Davidson meets Fordham on NBC Sports network Saturday at noon, followed by St. Bonaventure against Rhode Island.
Radford tangles with UNC-Asheville at noon on MASN and it’s Providence-Marquette on MASN2 at 2 p.m.
Virginia takes on Villanova on Fox Sunday at 1 p.m., followed by Washington-Arizona at 3:30 p.m.
Michigan meets Michigan State Sunday at 1 p.m. on CBS.
On the women’s court, FoxSports1 has DePaul against Creighton Friday at 8 p.m.
Kansas takes on Texas Tech at noon Saturday and it’s Oklahoma State-Kansas State at 4 p.m. on MASN2.
Comcast offers a pair of ACC contests Sunday, with Duke-Wake Forest at 1 p.m. followed by North Carolina State against North Carolina.
It’s Iowa-Maryland on ESPN2 Sunday at 2 p.m., with Baylor battling Oklahoma at 6:30 p.m.
Tiger Woods hits the course for the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. on CBS.
On the college ice, MASN brings Northeastern against UMass-Lowell at 6 p.m. Friday  followed by Bowling Green’s battle with Ferris State.
NBC Sports network has the New Balance indoor track meet Saturday at 4 p.m.
The United States takes on Serbia in an international friendly Sunday at 4 p.m. on ESPN2.
There’s men’s World Cup downhill skiing on NBC Sports network Saturday at 6 a.m.
It’s an X Games weekend on the ESPN family of networks. Action starts on ESPN Thursday at 10 p.m. and Friday at 10:30 p.m. ABC has coverage Saturday starting at 1 p.m., with ESPN taking over at 8:15 p.m. Sunday’s action gets going at noon on ESPN.


Who’s going to Super Bowl LI?

Don’t close the Georgia Dome just yet.
The Falcons will have a final home game after 25 years in the facility, hosting Green Bay in the NFC Championship game Sunday on Fox. Kickoff is scheduled for 3 p.m.
The Packers’ last-second field goal Sunday knocked off the top seeded Cowboys, giving Atlanta one more home game before its new stadium opens for next season.
The teams met in Week 8, with the Falcons taking a 33-32 win. It was the start of the Packers’ four-game midseason losing streak, but Green Bay carries a eight-game winning streak into Sunday’s contest.
The Patriots and Steelers continue their quest for Super Bowl records in the AFC championship at 6:30 p.m. on CBS.
The Patriots want to win their fifth Super Bowl with Tom Brady under center – looking to pass the Steelers’ Terry Bradshaw and 49ers’ Joe Montana – while the Steelers seek a record seventh victory.
New England won in Week 7 at Pittsburgh, but the Steelers bring a nine-game winning streak into this matchup.
The East-West Shrine Game will be on NFL network Saturday at 3 p.m. and  FoxSports1 has the Collegiate Bowl all-star contest Saturday at 4 p.m.
NBC has the United States Ice Skating championships this weekend, with women’s coverage Saturday at 8 p.m. and men’s Sunday at 4 p.m. There’s pairs free skate and pairs dance Saturday at 3 p.m., after the ladies short program Thursday at 9:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The Wizards visit the Knicks on TNT Thursday at 8 p.m., followed by Timberwolves-Clippers. Comcast has the Wizards’ contest with the Pistons Saturday at 6 p.m.
ESPN has the Warriors’ contest with the Rockets Friday at 8 p.m. and it’s Pacers-Lakers in the nightcap.
There’s NBA action Saturday on ABC, with the Cavaliers hosting the Spurs at 8:30 p.m.
Maryland meets Iowa Thursday at 7 p.m. on ESPN, then it’s Clemson against Louisville.
Connecticut clashes with SMU on ESPN2 Thursday at 7 p.m. before California takes on Oregon.
Liberty hosts Gardner-Webb on MASN Thursday at 7 p.m. and FoxSports1 has Arizona State-UCLA at 11 p.m.
The ACC network offers North Carolina-Boston College Saturday at noon. Virginia tangles with Georgia Tech at 2 p.m. while it’s Wake Forest-North Carolina State in other areas.
Top-ranked Villanova takes on Providence Saturday at noon on Fox.
CBS has three contests Saturday, starting with Florida-Vanderbilt at noon. Kansas tangles with Texas at 2 p.m. and it’s Arizona-UCLA at 4 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Syracuse-Notre Dame, followed by Louisville against Florida State. Michigan State tangles with Indiana at 4 p.m. and South Carolina meets Kentucky at 6 p.m. before the GameDay crew catches Miami and Duke at 8:15 p.m.
Georgia tangles with Texas A&M at noon on ESPN2, then it’s Oklahoma against Iowa State at 2 p.m. Auburn and Alabama clash at 4 p.m. before West Virginia travels to Kansas State.
DePaul battles Butler Saturday at 2 p.m. on FoxSports1.
Rhode Island meets Duquesne on NBC Sports network Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
Comcast offers High Point against Radford Saturday at noon, followed by Towson’s battle with Delaware.
Marshall meets Western Kentucky Saturday at 6 p.m. on MASN and it’s Liberty-Winthrop on MASN2 at 7 p.m.
CBS has Xavier against Georgetown Sunday at 2 p.m. and FoxSports1 offers Seton Hall’s contest with St. John’s at noon.
LaSalle visits VCU on NBC Sports network Sunday at 2 p.m.
On the women’s court, FoxSports1 has Georgetown-Xavier Friday at 8 p.m.
West Virginia hosts Baylor on MASN Saturday at 2 p.m.
Top-ranked Connecticut plays Tulane on ESPN2 Sunday at 1 p.m. Maryland meets Rutgers at 3 p.m. and it’s Vanderbilt-Tennessee at 5 p.m.
There’s three games on Comcast Sunday, starting with Virginia-Pittsburgh at 12:30 p.m. Miami meets Syracuse at 2:30 p.m. before George Mason travels to Richmond.
The Capitals travel to St. Louis Thursday at 8 p.m. on Comcast.
The Bruins meet the Blackhawks Friday at 7 p.m. on Comcast and NBC offers the Rangers and Red Wings Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
On the college ice, Vermont clashes with Connecticut Friday at 6 p.m. on MASN followed by Bently-Sacred Heart.
NASCAR has its Hall of Fame induction ceremony Friday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
Liverpool faces Swansea City Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network, then it’s Stoke City meeting Manchester United. NBC brings Manchester City against Tottenham Hotspur at 12:30 p.m.
Sunday brings Southampton-Leicester City at 6:55 a.m., followed by Arsenal-Burnley and Chelsea’s contest with Hull City at 11:25 a.m.
Third round play from the Australian Open goes on ESPN2 Thursday at 11 p.m. and Friday at 9 p.m. The round of 16 takes the court Saturday and Sunday at 9 p.m.


The best football weekend of the year

Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys have been the surprise story of the season.
Will their postseason be as good?
The Cowboys close the best NFL weekend of the year Sunday at 4:40 against the Packers on Fox. Dallas won the regular season matchup at Lambeau Field, during its 11-game winning streak en route to the top seed in the NFC.
The Falcons and Seahawks start the weekend Saturday at 4:30 p.m. on Fox in potentially the final game at the GeorgiaDome. The teams met in Seattle in October, with the Seahawks pulling out a two-point victory.
AFC top-seed New England hosts the Texans Saturday at 8 p.m. on CBS. The Patriots ousted Houston in the third week of the season, before Tom Brady returned from his suspension.
Sunday starts on NBC with Steelers visiting the Chiefs at 1 p.m. The Steelers won big in week four, but the Chiefs went 10-2 after the contest to claim the second seed in the AFC.
By Sunday night, there will be four left with hopes of making Super Bowl LI.
TNT offers Bulls-Knicks Thursday at 8 p.m. before the Pistons face the Warriors.
The Celtics battle the Hawks Friday at 8 p.m. on ESPN, with Pistons-Jazz in the nightcap. Sunday at 9 p.m., the Bulls take on the Grizzlies.
Comcast has the Wizards’ contest against the 76ers Saturday at 8 p.m.
Miami meets Notre Dame on ESPN Thursday at 7 p.m., followed by Cincinnati-SMU.
ESPN2 has Ohio State’s contest with Wisconsin Thursday at 7 p.m. with Arizona against Arizona State in the nightcap.
Washington tangles with California Thursday at 9 p.m. on FoxSports1 and UCLA faces Colorado at 11 p.m.
Comcast offers Clemson-Georgia Tech Thursday at 7 p.m.
Virginia meets Clemson on ACC network Saturday at noon followed by Notre Dame’s visit to Virginia Tech at 2 p.m.
Georgetown clashes with Connecticut Saturday at noon on Fox while CBS offers Texas A&M against Mississippi State at 1 p.m.
Duke has a trip to Louisville Saturday at noon on ESPN. Florida State faces North Carolina at 2 p.m., followed by Auburn-Kentucky.
ESPN2 has six contests on Saturday, starting at noon with Florida-Georgia. The Big 12 takes the stage with Kansas against Oklahoma State and West Virginia meeting Texas, then it’s Maryland-Illinois at 6 p.m. Wichita State takes on Illinois State at 8 p.m., with Saint Mary’s-Gonzaga in the nightcap.
NBC Sports network features the Atlantic 10 Saturday, with Richmond visiting St. Joseph’s at 12:30 p.m. followed by St. Louis-George Mason and Fordham’s contest with St. Bonaventure at 4:30 p.m.
Villanova battles St. John’s on FoxSports1 Saturday at noon, then it’s Xavier-Butler.
Pittsburgh plays Miami at noon Saturday on Comcast, followed by Northeastern-Towson and Boston College’s clash with Syracuse at 4 p.m.
MASN has Austin Peay’s contest with Southern Illinois Saturday at noon and Western Kentucky faces Middle Tennessee at 8 p.m.
Providence plays Seton Hall Saturday at noon on MASN2 then it’s DePaul-Marquette. Iowa State takes on TCU at 5:30 p.m.
On Sunday, Michigan State visits Ohio State on CBS at 1:30 p.m.
Massachusetts tangles with Rhode Island Sunday at 2:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network and it’s George Washington-LaSalle at 4:30 p.m.
There’s high school basketball between Hillcrest Academy and Westtown Saturday at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
FoxSports1 brings Big East women’s basketball between Georgetown and St. John’s Friday at 7 p.m. Sunday it’s Butler battling Marquette at 1 p.m.
Miami meets Louisville Sunday at 1:30 p.m. before Purdue takes on Ohio State on ESPN2.
The Capitals host the Blackhawks Friday at 7 p.m. on Comcast and the Flyers Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network has the Wild against the Canadiens Thursday at 8 p.m. and the Wild’s visit to Chicago Sunday at 7 p.m.
There’s a pair of college ice hockey games on MASN Friday, with Denver-Western Michigan at 6:30 p.m. followed by Omaha against Colorado College.
Tottenham Hotspur meets West Bromwich Albion Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network, followed by Swansea City-Arsenal. Sunday at 8:25 p.m. it’s Manchester City facing Everton before Manchester United and Liverpool tangle.
There’s USA Swimming in Austin Saturday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
Action at the Australian Open starts Sunday at 7 p.m. with first round action on ESPN2.