Who’s going to Super Bowl LII?

Tom Brady has five Super Bowl rings.
The other three teams playing have none – combined.
The two teams competing for a ring at Super Bowl LII will be determined Sunday.
Brady and the Patriots will take on the Jacksonsville Jaguars at 3 p.m. on CBS in the AFC championship contest.
The Jaguars are making their second trip to the AFC title game in their 23 seasons. The Patriots have reached the conference final for the seventh straight year, after winning two of the last three contests.
Fox has the Vikings meeting the Eagles at 6:30 p.m. Minnesota hopes to return home to play in the big game in two weeks – something no Super Bowl host has done.
The Vikings lost four Super Bowls during the 70s, and Philadelphia has lost its two Super Bowl trips – the last against the Patriots in 2005.
For players trying to reach the NFL, FoxSports1 has the Collegiate Bowl Saturday at 4 p.m
The Sixers take on the Celtics Thursday at 8 p.m. on TNT, with Timberwolves-Rockets in the nightcap.
ESPN offers Wizards-Pistons Friday at 8 p.m., followed by the Knicks’ trip to Utah.
ABC gets into NBA coverage Saturday at 3:30 p.m. when the Thunder visit the Cavaliers. The Warriors meet the Rockets at 8:30 p.m.
Virginia battles Georgia Tech on the ACC network Thursday at 8 p.m., with other areas getting Wake Forest-North Carolina State.
St. Mary’s goes against Gonzaga on ESPN Thursday at 9 p.m. while ESPN2 has USC-Oregon Thursday at 9 p.m.
FoxSports1 brings Maryland-Minnesota Thursday at 8:30 p.m. UCLA takes on Oregon State at 11 p.m.
St. Bonaventure meets Davidson Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
There’s a pair of Big Ten contests on FoxSports1 Friday, with Indiana-Michigan State at 7 p.m. then Illinois’ contest with Wisconsin.
There’s three contests on CBS Saturday, beginning at noon with Villanova-Connecticut. Texas takes on West Virginia at 2 followed by Arizona’s battle with Stanford.
Xavier clashes with Seton Hall on Fox Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
Duke tangles with Pittsburgh on the ACC network Saturday at 4 p.m.
ESPN starts its Saturday at noon with Purdue-Iowa. There’s an ACC matchup at 2 p.m., followed by Notre Dame against Clemson and Kansas’ clash with Baylor at 6 p.m. The GameDay crew catches Kentucky’s contest with Florida, with UCLA-Oregon in the nightcap at 10:15 p.m.
Virginia Tech hosts Florida State Saturday at noon on ESPN2. North Carolina takes on Georgia Tech at 2 p.m. before Missouri takes on Texas A&M. It’s Tennessee-South Carolina at 6 p.m.
There’s three Atlantic 10 games on NBC Sports network Saturday. George Washington meets VCU at 12:30 p.m., then it’s LaSalle-Richmond and George Mason’s contest with Duquesne.
Georgetown battles St. John’s on FoxSports1 Saturday at noon, then it’s Butler-DePaul.
American takes on Lafayette Saturday at 2 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington, followed by Fayetteville State-Livingstone.
Miami meets North Carolina State on the ACC network Sunday at noon along with Boston College-Louisville.
FoxSports1 has Marquette-Villanova Sunday at noon.
On the women’s court, Notre Dame takes on Tennessee Thursday at 7 p.m. on ESPN.
MASN2 has three Big 12 women’s contests Saturday. Oklahoma faces Oklahoma State at noon, then it’s Texas-Texas Tech at 4 p.m. Kansas State battles Baylor at 7 p.m.
Connecticut clashes with Temple Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN2. Tennessee tangle with Mississippi State at 3 p.m. followed by Florida State-Louisville.
Virginia tangles with Virginia Tech Sunday at 12:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
The Australian Open starts third round play Thursday at 11 p.m. on ESPN2. Coverage continues Friday at 9 p.m. on ESPN2, then Saturday at 9 p.m. with the round of 16 beginning Sunday at 9 p.m.
The Capitals visit the Devils Thursday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington. The Canadiens visit Friday at 7:30 p.m., and NBC carries the game with the Flyers Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network offers Sabres-Rangers Thursday at 7:30 p.m. followed by the Penguins’ contest with the Kings. The Kings take on the Ducks Friday at 10 p.m.
On the college ice, Notre Dame faces Wisconsin Sunday at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
Minnesota State meets St. Cloud State Saturday at 6 p.m. on FoxSports1.
The United States women’s soccer team has an international friendly with Denmark Sunday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN.
Hertha Berlin duels with Dortmund in the Bundesliga Friday at 2:30 p.m. on FoxSports1. Hoffenheim meets Leverkusen Saturday at 9:30 a.m. and it’s Bayern Munich-Werder Bremen Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Chelsea clashes with Brighton & Hove Albion Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network, followed by Burnley-Manchester United. Southampton faces Tottenham Hotspur Sunday at 10:55 a.m.
NASCAR inducts its newest Hall of Fame class Friday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
NBC Sports network has the Pairs free skate at the European Figure Skating Championships Thursday at noon. It’s the men’s free program Friday at noon.
The Melbourne Stars meet the Sydney Thunder on NBC Sports network in Big Bash League cricket Saturday at 2 a.m.

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The best football weekend of the year

The Patriots, Steelers, Vikings and Eagles are rested.
The Titans, Falcons, Jaguars and Saints have a postseason victory under their belts already.
Who’s going to advance in the race for Super Bowl LII?
The NFL postseason reaches the conference semifinals this weekend, starting Saturday at 4:30 p.m. when the top-seeded Eagles host the Falcons on NBC.
Atlanta, the only member of last year’s playoff field to make a return trip, ousted the Rams Saturday night.
CBS has the Saturday primetime matchup as the Patriots take on the Titans at 8:15 p.m. The Titans won a playoff game for the first time since 2003 on Saturday – a year they lost to the Patriots in this round’s primetime game.
The Steelers look to avenge a Week 5 loss when the Jaguars come to town Sunday at 1 p.m. on CBS.
Super Bowl host Minnesota battles the Saints on Fox at 4:30 p.m. in a rematch of the Monday Night Football opener. The Vikings posted a victory over the Saints that night, and stand two wins from being the first team to ever play in the Super Bowl at their home stadium.
The Australian Open starts its two week run Sunday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
TNT offers the Cavaliers visit to Toronto Thursday at 8 p.m., followed by Spurs-Lakers.
The Warriors battle the Bucks Friday at 8 p.m. on ESPN, with Rockets-Suns in the nightcap. Sunday at 9 p.m., the TrailBlazers face the Timberwolves.
The Wizards host the Magic Friday at 7 p.m. and the Nets Saturday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
Clemson takes on North Carolina State Thursday at 9 p.m. on ESPN.
Maryland meets Ohio State at 7 p.m. on ESPN2, followed by Wichita State-East Carolina and Utah’s clash with UCLA at 11 p.m.
FoxSports1 offers Indiana-Iowa Thursday at 8 p.m. and Oregon’s contest at Arizona State at 10 p.m.
VCU meets Dayton on ESPN2 Friday at 7 p.m.
Butler battles Marquette on FoxSports1 Friday at 6:30 p.m. and Providence plays DePaul at 8:30 p.m.
Florida faces Mississippi on CBS Saturday at 1 p.m. and Indiana takes on Northwestern Sunday at 4:30 p.m.
Michigan meets Michigan State Saturday at noon on Fox, followed by Creighton-Xavier.
ACC Network has Duke-Wake Forest Saturday at noon, with Georgia Tech against Pittsburgh and Syracuse’s contest at Florida State at 2 p.m.
ESPN starts its day Saturday with Kansas State meeting Kansas at noon. West Virginia tangles with Texas Tech at 2 p.m., followed by Kentucky-Vanderbilt. The prime-time crew catches North Carolina against Notre Dame at 6 p.m.
There’s six games on ESPN2 Saturday, beginning at noon as Purdue meets Minnesota. It’s Oregon against Arizona at 2 p.m. followed by Virginia Tech-Louisville. Missouri clashes with Arkansas at 6 p.m., then Valparaiso battles Northern Iowa and San Diego State faces Boise State in the nightcap at 10 p.m.
Georgetown tangles with Seton Hall Saturday at noon on FoxSports1. Villanova takes on St. John’s at 8 p.m.
LaSalle duels with Duquesne Saturday at noon on NBC Sports network. It’s St. Louis-George Mason at 2 p.m. followed by George Washington’s trip to Richmond.
NBC Sports network has Davidson-Fordham Sunday at 3 p.m. and St. Joseph’s contest with Massachusetts at 5 p.m.
In boys high school basketball, Orlando Christian Prep meets Montverde Thursday at 5:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
ESPN has Chico Hills against Spartanburg Day Saturday at 8 p.m.
On the women’s court, ESPN offers a battle between second-ranked Notre Dame and third-ranked Louisville Thursday at 7 p.m.
Tennessee tangles with South Carolina Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN2, followed by Virginia-Duke.
There’s ACC women’s basketball Sunday at NBC Sports Washington, with North Carolina-Wake Forest at 12:30 p.m. followed by Virginia Tech against Florida State.
Baylor battles Oklahoma on FoxSports1 Sunday at 2 p.m.
NBC Sports Washington has the Capitals’ contest with Carolina Thursday at 7 p.m., with Friday’s clash at Carolina on NBC Sports Washington-plus at 7:30 p.m.
The Penguins host the Rangers on NBC Sports network Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
Chelsea clashes with Leicester City Saturday at 9:55 a.m. on NBC Sports network.
NBC has Tottenham Hotspur’s contest with Everton Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
Arsenal battles Bournemouth Sunday at 8:25 a.m. before Liverpool tangles with Manchester City on NBC Sports network.
In the Bundesliga, Leverkusen takes on Bayern Munich Friday at 2:30 p.m. on FoxSports1. Werder Breman battles Hoffenheim Saturday at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday at 9:30 a.m. it’s Koln against B M’gladbach followed by Dortmund-Wolfsburg at noon.
NBC Sports network has the Arena Pro Swim Series Friday at 7 p.m.
In Big Bash League Cricket, the Sydney Sixers take on the Sydney Thunder Saturday at 3 a.m. on NBC Sports network.


Frisco kids ride again

When we entered 2017, James Madison lofted the trophy in the Bowl Championship Series.
After a year without a loss, the Dukes return to Frisco seeking a repeat title.
James Madison faces North Dakota State Saturday at noon on ESPN2 in a rematch of last year’s semifinal. The Dukes upset the Bison at their stadium before ousting Youngstown State in the championship.
The Bison won five straight titles from 2011-2015 before James Madison claimed the 2016 crown.
The Bowl Championship Series crowns its champion Monday, as Georgia faces Alabama on ESPN at 8:30 p.m. The SEC foes knocked off top-seeded Clemson and second-seeded Oklahoma to ensure their league another title.
The NFL postseason gets underway Saturday at 4:30 p.m. when the Titans tangle with the Chiefs on ESPN.
The Falcons – last year’s NFC champion – take on the upstart Los Angeles Rams Saturday at 8:15 p.m. on NBC.
The Bills make their first playoff appearance of the 21st century on Sunday, meeting the Jaguars at 1 p.m. on CBS.
The weekend closes Sunday at 4:40 p.m. on Fox with an NFC South matchup between the Panthers and division champion Saints in New Orleans.
On the high school gridiron, ESPN2 has the Under Armour All-America Game Thursday at 6 p.m.
The Warriors visit the Rockets on TNT Thursday at 8 p.m., with Thunder-Clippers in the nightcap.
ESPN offers Timberwolves against the Celtics Friday at 7 p.m., then it’s the Wizards meeting Memphis at 9:30 p.m. NBC Sports Washington also has coverage Friday, along with Saturday’s game against Milwaukee at 8 p.m.
On the college court, Wichita State faces Houston Thursday at 7 p.m. on ESPN followed by Arizona-Utah.
Connecticut clashes with Temple Thursday at 9 p.m. on ESPN2.
Maryland meets Michigan State on FoxSports1 Thursday at 8 p.m. before UCLA takes on Stanford at 10 p.m.
Wisconsin faces Rutgers Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN then it’s Northern Kentucky against Oakland.
FoxSports1 has Northwestern-Penn State Friday at 8 p.m. and Oregon takes on Oregon State at 10 p.m.
Missouri meets Florida on CBS Saturday at 1 p.m. and it’s Michigan State-Ohio State Sunday at 4:30 p.m.
Fox offers Xavier against Providence Saturday at noon.
The ACC network brings Pittsburgh’s contest with Virginia Tech Saturday at noon along with Louisville-Clemson.
Virginia tangles with North Carolina Saturday at 1 p.m. on ESPN, with Duke-North Carolina State at 8 p.m.
Notre Dame meets Syracuse Saturday at 3:15 p.m. on ESPN2. It’s Indiana-Minnesota at 5:15 p.m., followed by a top 10 battle between Oklahoma and West Virginia. Kansas takes on TCU in the nightcap at 9:15 p.m.
Seton Hall battles Butler Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on FoxSports1 and Marquette meets Villanova at 8 p.m.
MASN2 has Big East basketball Saturday, starting with Creighton’s clash with Georgetown at noon. DePaul takes on St. John’s at 2 p.m.
Liberty hosts Presbyterian Saturday at 4 p.m. on MASN.
Massachusetts meets Dayton Saturday at noon on NBC Sports network, followed by VCU-LaSalle.
Cincinnati clashes with SMU Sunday at 6 p.m. on ESPN2 and FoxSports1 has Iowa-Maryland at 8 p.m. before Stanford faces Southern Cal.
NBC Sports network offers Davidson-George Mason Sunday at noon.
On the women’s court, NBC Sports Washington has North Carolina against Boston College Thursday at 7 p.m.
There’s three games on ESPN2 Sunday, starting at noon with Ohio State-Michigan. South Carolina meets Missouri at 2 p.m. and Stanford tangles with Arizona State at 4 p.m.
Texas Tech takes on TCU Sunday at 3 p.m. on MASN2.
The Capitals host the Blues Sunday at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
The Bruins battle the Penguins on NBC Sports network Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
On the college ice, it’s Notre Dame-Michigan Sunday at 3 p.m.
The United States Figure Skating championships has its women’s finals Friday at 8 p.m. on NBC. NBC Sports network has pairs short program Thursday at 5 p.m. and men’s short program at 8:30 p.m.
There’s the short dance program Friday at 4 p.m.
NBC Sports network has U.S. Olympic trials in speed skating Thursday at 6:30 p.m. There’s more speed skating Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 6 p.m., with mass start speed skating Sunday at 6 p.m.
Tottenham Hotspur takes on West Ham United Thursday at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports network. 
FoxSports1 brings Liverpool-Everton Friday at 2:30 p.m.
Leicester City takes on Fleetwood Town Saturday at 7:30 a.m. on FoxSports1, then it’s Manchester City-Burnley and Norwich City’s clash with Chelsea at 12:30 p.m.
The FA Cup continues Sunday at 9 a.m. with West Ham against Shrewsbury on FoxSports1 and Nottingham battles Arsenal at 11 a.m.
NBC Sports network has Alpine skiing Saturday and Sunday at 6 a.m. and women’s bobsled Saturday at 8:30 a.m.
There’s rugby between the Wasps and Saracens Sunday at 10 a.m. on NBC Sports network.


Clemson vs. Alabama, again

The NCAA’s playoff system intends to bring the best four teams together for a chance in the national title.
And it keeps bringing Clemson and Alabama together.
The defending champion Tigers and the Crimson Tide – winners two years ago – meet in the Sugar Bowl Monday at 8:50 p.m. on ESPN. The semifinal matchup is a rematch of the last two national title games.
The Tigers have the top seed in this year’s playoff after claiming the ACC championship. Alabama squeezed past Ohio State to make the field despite not winning the SEC or their division.
The other semifinal matches second-seed Oklahoma and Georgia at the Rose Bowl, with kickoff at 5:10 p.m.
The bowl season continues Thursday at 1:30 p.m. when Virginia and Navy tangle in the Military Bowl on ESPN.
Virginia Tech meets Oklahoma State in Orlando at 5:15 p.m. on ESPN, with the Alamo Bowl between Stanford and TCU at 9 p.m. FoxSports1 offers the Holiday Bowl matching Washington State and Michigan State.
Friday’s action begins at 1 p.m. with Belk Bowl as Wake Forest faces Texas A&M. CBS has the Sun Bowl between North Carolina State and Arizona State at 3 p.m., and Kentucky takes on Northwestern on ESPN from the Music City Bowl at 5:15 p.m.
Utah State and New Mexico State meet in the Arizona Bowl on CBS Sports network at 5:30 p.m., with Ohio State facing Southern Cal in the Cotton Bowl at 8:30 p.m.
The Taxslayer Bowl matches Louisville and Mississippi State Saturday at noon on ESPN, with Memphis-Iowa State on ABC at 12:30 p.m. in the Liberty Bowl.
Penn State battles Washington in the Fiesta Bowl at 4 p.m. on ESPN, followed by the Orange Bowl between Wisconsin and Miami.
There’s three games on New Year’s Day before the semifinals start. Michigan meets South Carolina in the Outback Bowl on ESPN2 at noon, with Auburn-Central Florida at the Chick-fil-A Bowl at 12:30 p.m. on ESPN and Notre Dame facing LSU in the Citrus Bowl on ABC at 1 p.m.
The NFL season ends Sunday with all games being played at either 1 or 4:25 p.m. Fox will bring the Redskins against Giants at 1 p.m., followed by Panthers-Falcons.
The Ravens try to clinch a playoff berth against the Bengals on CBS at 4:25 p.m., after the Steelers face the winless Browns at 1 p.m.
TNT offers the Rockets’ visit to Boston Thursday at 8 p.m., followed by Sixers-Trail Blazers.
The Wizards host the Rockets Friday at 7 p.m. and the Bulls Sunday at 3:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
On the college court, Tulane takes on Temple Thursday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2. Pacific tangles with Gonzaga at 9 p.m.
FoxSports1 brings Creighton-Seton Hall Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
Providence battles St. John’s in a Big East battle Thursday at 7 p.m. on MASN2.
ESPN2 has Coastal Carolina’s clash with Texas-Arlington Friday at 7 p.m. Kansas takes on Texas at 9 p.m. with Washington State meeting UCLA at 11 p.m.
Kentucky tangles with Louisville Friday at 1 p.m. on CBS.
Maryland meets UMBC on FoxSports1 Friday at 8 p.m. and it’s Utah-Oregon at 10 p.m.
There’s three games on CBS Saturday, starting at noon with Wichita State facing Connecticut. Florida State faces Duke at 2 p.m. before Villanova battles Butler.
North Carolina battles Wake Forest at noon Saturday on ESPN2, followed by Oklahoma-TCU. Vanderbilt faces Florida at 4 p.m. before Texas A&M takes on Alabama.
Virginia starts ACC play against Boston College Saturday at 2 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
The ACC network brings Pittsburgh-Miami Saturday at 4 p.m.
Brown battles Northwestern on FoxSports1 Saturday at noon, followed by DePaul-Xavier and Georgetown’s contest with Marquette. Stanford clashes with California at 10 p.m.
NBC Sports network has three contests from the Atlantic 10 Saturday, with Fordham-VCU at 12:30 p.m. Massachusetts meets St. Bonaventure at 2:30 p.m. followed by Davidson-Richmond.
Kentucky meets Georgia Sunday at 6 p.m. on ESPN.
ESPN2 offers South Carolina-Mississippi at 6 p.m. Sunday and Washington State takes on Southern Cal at 9 p.m.
Providence clashes with Creighton Sunday at 2:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
In the women’s hardcourt, West Virginia travels with Texas Sunday at 4:30 p.m. on MASN2.
Ohio State takes on Indiana at 2 p.m. on ESPN2 before Florida faces Auburn.
The Capitals face the Devils Saturday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
NBC Sports network has a pair of contests Thursday, with the Capitals meeting the Bruins at 7:30 p.m. followed by the Golden Knights against the Kings.
The Predators tangle with the Wild Friday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The 2018 Winter Classic matching the Rangers and Sabres will be on NBC Monday at 1 p.m.
Crystal Palace clashes with Arsenal Thursday at 2:55 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
It’s Liverpool-Leicester City on NBC Sports network Saturday at 9:55 a.m., with Crystal Palace-Manchester City at 6:55 a.m. Sunday followed by West Bromwich Albion-Arsenal at 11:25 a.m.


Sports under the Christmas tree

For the second straight year, most of the NFL plays on Christmas Eve.
And the Steelers draw Christmas Day duty again.
The Steelers travel to Houston on NBC Monday at 4:30 p.m. Pittsburgh has already clinched a division title this season, while the Texans will be missing out on the postseason.
The NFL weekend begins Saturday at 4:30 p.m. when the Ravens host the Colts on NFL network. The Packers host the Vikings on NBC at 8:30 p.m.
The Redskins battle the Broncos Sunday at 1 p.m. on CBS. Fox brings Falcons-Saints at 1 p.m., with the Seahawks’ trip to Dallas at 4:25 p.m.
The NBA has a full slate on Christmas Day, starting at noon when the 76ers visit the Knicks on ESPN.
ABC has the championship rematch between the Warriors and Cavaliers at 3 p.m., followed by Wizards-Celtics at 5:30 p.m.
The Thunder host the Rockets at 8 p.m. on ABC, then the Lakers take on the Timberwolves on TNT at 10:30 p.m.
TNT’s Thursday’s coverage starts at 8 p.m. when the Knicks face the Celtics. It’s Spurs-Jazz at 10:30 p.m.
NBC Sports Washington has the Wizards against Nets Friday at 7:30 p.m., with Saturday’s contest against the Magic at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington-plus.
The Clippers visit the Rockets on ESPN Friday at 8 p.m. before the Lakers face the Warriors.
The college bowl season continues Thursday at 8 p.m. with the Gasparilla Bowl matching Temple and Florida International on ESPN.
Ohio takes on Alabama-Birmingham in the Bahamas Bowl Friday at 12:30 p.m. on ESPN, followed by Central Michigan-Wyoming in the Famous Potato Bowl.
There’s three more bowls Saturday on ESPN, starting at noon with Texas Tech tangles with South Florida in the Birmingham Bowl. Army meets San Diego State in the Armed Forces Bowl at 3:30 p.m., and it’s Appalachian State against Toledo in the Dollar General Bowl.
Houston battles Fresno State Sunday at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN.
On the college hardcourt, Connecticut clashes with Arizona on ESPN2 Thursday at 9 p.m. It’s Kansas-Stanford at 11 p.m.
FoxSports1 brings American-Marquette Thursday at 7 p.m. followed by Miami of Ohio against DePaul.
Butler battles Western Illinois on MASN2 Thursday at 7 p.m.
Northwestern tangles with Oklahoma on ESPN2 Friday at 7 p.m., then it’s Texas against Alabama.
Oklahoma State hosts Texas-Rio Grande Valley Friday at 1 p.m. on MASN2, followed by Abilene Christian-Texas Tech.
Sacred Heart tangles with Providence Friday at 6:30 p.m. on FoxSports1 then it’s Villanova’s trip to Hofstra and Southern Illinois going to Nevada at 11 p.m.
CBS offers North Carolina-Ohio State at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, followed by Kentucky-UCLA.
There’s five games on ESPN2 Saturday, starting at 12:30 p.m. with Wake Forest-Tennessee. Connecticut takes on Auburn at 2:30 p.m. before the first semifinal of the Diamond Head Classic. Illinois meets Missouri at 8 p.m. and then it’s the second semifinal from Diamond Head.
Georgetown hosts Alabama A&M on FoxSports1 Saturday at noon. Southern Illinois meets Duquesne at 8:30 p.m. followed by San Francisco-Nevada.
Manhattan meets Seton Hall Saturday at noon on MASN2.
NBC Sports network brings Dayton-Wagner Saturday at 3 p.m.
The Capitals tangle with the Coyotes Thursday at 9 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington-plus and meet Vegas Saturday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
Arsenal takes on Liverpool Friday at 2:55 p.m. on NBC Sports network. Chelsea clashes with Everton Saturday at 7:25 a.m. and Manchester City meets AFC Bournemouth at 9:55 a.m.
NBC has a pair of contests Saturday, with Burnley meeting Tottenham Hotspurt at 12:30 p.m. followed by Leicester City-Manchester United.
NBC Sports network has rugby between the Leicester Tigers and Saracens Sunday at 10 a.m.


Bowling for trophies

Before the big games New Year’s Day and January 8, more than three dozen teams will be able to end their seasons with a win.
And a shining new trophy.
Bowl season starts Saturday at noon with the Celebration Bowl from Atlanta, matching North Carolina AT&T and Grambling on ABC.
Troy takes on North Texas in the New Orleans Bowl at 1 p.m. on ESPN, with Western Kentucky against Georgia State on CBS Sports network at 2:30 p.m.
Boise State battles Oregon on ABC in the Las Vegas Bowl at 3:30 p.m., with Marshall-Colorado State on ESPN in the New Mexico Bowl at 4:30 p.m. The day concludes with the Camellia Bowl between Middle Tennessee and Arkansas State.
In the Championship Series, it’s Sam Houston State against North Dakota State Friday at 8 p.m. on ESPN2.
Texas A&M Commerce meets West Florida for the Division II crown Saturday at 6 p.m. on ESPN2.
The NFL weekend begins Thursday with the Broncos facing the Colts on NBC.
NFL network has a pair of contests Saturday as the Bears battle the Lions at 4:30 p.m. before the Chargers take on the Chiefs at 8:25 p.m.
The Ravens visit the Browns Sunday at 1 p.m. on CBS, followed by Patriots against Steelers in the late afternoon slot. The Redskins host the Cardinals on Fox at 1 p.m.
The Cowboys meet the Raiders on NBC Sunday night, and the Falcons and Bucs tangle on ESPN Monday night.
TNT offers Lakers-Cavaliers Thursday at 7 p.m., followed by Mavericks against Warriors.
The Thunder travel to Philadelphia Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN, with Spurs-Rockets as the nightcap at 9:30 p.m.
The Wizards face the Clippers Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington
On the college court, Baylor battles Texas Southern Thursday at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
FoxSports1 offers Creighton against Maryland-Eastern Shore Friday at 8 p.m.
Fox carries Butler-Purdue Saturday at noon, followed by Notre Dame’s contest with Indiana.
Georgetown hosts Syracuse Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on CBS, then it’s Cincinnati-UCLA.
ESPN2 has four contests Saturday, starting at noon with Louisville-Memphis. Virginia Tech takes on Kentucky at 2 p.m. and Oklahoma meets Wichita State at 4 p.m. The night concludes with Utah against BYU at 11 p.m.
DePaul faces Northwestern on FoxSports1 Saturday at 2 p.m., with Kansas visiting Nebraska at 8 p.m.
NBC Sports Washington offers North Carolina against North Carolina-Greensboro Saturday at noon.
Georgia meets Massachusetts on NBC Sports network Saturday at 3 p.m.
Xavier hosts East Tennessee State Saturday at 2 p.m. on MASN2.
North Carolina tangles with Tennessee Sunday at 3 p.m. on ESPN and FoxSports1 has Stony Brook-Providence at 2:30 p.m. followed by Iona against St. John’s.
On the women’s court, Cincinnati clashes with Ohio State on ESPN2 Sunday at 4 p.m.
ESPN2 has high school basketball between Memphis East and Missouri’s Webster Groves Thursday at 7 p.m.
The Capitals visit the Bruins Thursday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington and host the Ducks Saturday at 8 p.m.
NBC Sports network brings Canadiens-Senators Saturday at 7 p.m.
The United States women face Canada on the ice Friday at 10 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
In the Premier League, Leicester City meets Crystal Palace Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network.

It’s Manchester United against West Bromwich Albion Sunday at 9:10 a.m., followed by Bournemouth-Liverpool.
Stuttgart battles Bayern Munich Saturday at 9:30 a.m. on FoxSports1, with Hannover taking on Leverkusen Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
ESPN has the NCAA volleyball tournament semifinals Thursday, as top-seeded Penn State takes on Nebraska at 7 p.m. followed by Florida facing Stanford. The winners battle for the championship Saturday at 9 p.m. on ESPN2.
NBC Sports network has the U.S. Olympic Trials in curling mixed doubles Thursday at 7 p.m. There’s round robin competition Friday at 4 p.m., with semifinals Saturday at 10 p.m. and final Sunday at 4 p.m.
Short track speed skating has its trials Friday at 8:30 p.m.


Army-Navy

Army ended a 14-year losing streak to Navy last season.
The Black Knights get their chance to extend their run Saturday, and claim the Commander-in-Chief’s trophy.
The service academies have their annual grudge match from Philadelphia on CBS at 3 p.m.
Army enters the contest 8-3, with plans to play in Armed Forces Bowl on Dec. 23. Navy will be playing in the Military Bowl at their home field on Dec. 28, but has lost five of its last six games.
James Madison continues its quest for the Championship Series title Friday at 7 p.m., meeting Weber State on ESPN2. Wofford tangles with North Dakota State on ESPN2 Saturday at noon.
The Heisman Trophy gets presented Saturday at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
ESPN has the College Football Awards Thursday at 7 p.m.
NBC has the Falcons’ contest with the Saints Thursday at 8:25 p.m.
The Redskins visit the Chargers Sunday at 4:05 p.m. on CBS, while Fox brings Cowboys-Giants and the Eagles’ contest with the Rams in the late afternoon slot.
The Ravens tangle with the Steelers on NBC Sunday night, with Patriots-Dolphins on ESPN Monday night.
The MLS closes its season with Toronto meeting Seattle in a championship rematch Saturday at 4 p.m. on ESPN.
ESPN has the NCAA men’s soccer championship match Sunday at 1 p.m.
The Wizards take on the Suns Thursday at 9 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington and meet the Clippers Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
TNT offers the Lakers’ visit to Philadelphia Thursday at 8 p.m., with Rockets-Jazz in the nightcap.
The Warriors take on the Pistons Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN, then the Celtics meet the Spurs at 9:30 p.m.
On the college court, Iowa takes on Iowa State Thursday at 8 p.m. on ESPN2. FoxSports1 has Valparaiso against Purdue at 6:30 p.m. and it’s Howard-Georgetown at 8:30 p.m.
Liberty hosts Maryland-Eastern Shore Friday at 7 p.m. on MASN, while Oklahoma faces Southern Cal on ESPN2 at 10:30 p.m.
Michigan meets UCLA on CBS Saturday at noon while Fox brings VCU-Seton Hall at 3 p.m.
Duke takes on Boston College Saturday at noon on ESPN, followed by Indiana-Louisville.
ESPN2 has five contests Saturday, starting at 4 p.m. with Wichita State-Oklahoma State. Florida faces Cincinnati at 6 p.m., then it’s West Virginia against Pittsburgh and Alabama-Arizona at 10 p.m. UNLV and Illinois tip at midnight.
Marquette meets Wisconsin on FoxSports1 Saturday at noon, with Nebraska-Creighton at 2:30 p.m. Colorado clashes with Xavier at 5 p.m.
Butler battles Youngstown State Saturday at noon on MASN2 and Baylor meets Randall at 7 p.m.
Dayton faces Pennsylvania on NBC Sports network Saturday at 3 p.m.
ESPN offers Kansas-Arizona State Sunday at 2 p.m. and FoxSports1 has the Philadelphia battle between LaSalle and Villanova at 1 p.m.
On the women’s court, MASN2 has UCLA-Oklahoma State Friday at 8 p.m. and Connecticut meets DePaul on FoxSports1 at 7 p.m.
Texas takes on Tennessee on ESPN2 Sunday at 3 p.m.
The Capitals host the Rangers Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
In the Europa League, Arsenal battles BATE on FoxSports1 Thursday at 3 p.m.
West Ham United clashes with Chelsea Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network, followed by Tottenham Hotspur-Stoke City. NBC has Newcastle United against Leicester at 12:30 p.m.
Southampton battles Arsenal Sunday at 7 a.m., then Liverpool takes on Everton and Manchester United goes against Manchester City at 11:30 a.m.
Bayern Munich faces Eintracht in the Bundesliga on FoxSports1 Saturday at 9 a.m. It’s Koln-Freiburg Sunday at 7:20 a.m. and Hannover meets Hoffenheim at 9:30 a.m.