Seeking the final series

To reach the College World Series, you have to win two series.
You need two more to claim the crown.
The winners of the two brackets meet Monday in a best-of-three series for the championship.
Oregon State and Florida have advanced to Friday’s bracket championship games, with Oregon State playing LSU at 3 p.m. on ESPN while Florida awaits the winner of Thursday’s 8 p.m. contest between Louisville and TCU on ESPN2.
Bracket finals will be played Saturday, if necessary, with the two winners moving onto the championship series.
The Orioles close a series with the Indians Thursday at 7 p.m. on MASN, then visit Tampa Bay for the weekend. Coverage is on MASN2 Friday, moving to MASN for Saturday and Sunday.
The Nationals take on the Reds on MASN Friday at 7 p.m., with games Saturday and Sunday on MASN2.
FoxSports1 has the Braves’ contest with the Brewers Saturday at 4 p.m. Fox offers three contests – Mets against Giants, Angels taking on Red Sox and Pirates facing Cardinals – Saturday at 7 p.m.
ESPN closes the weekend with the Cardinals taking on the Pirates Sunday at 8 p.m.
NASCAR’s Monster Series visits Sonoma Sunday at 3 p.m. on FoxSports1, while the Xfinity Series will be in Iowa Saturday at 8:30 p.m. The trucks race in Iowa Friday at 8:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
The IndyCar circuit runs on NBC Sports network Sunday at 1 p.m.
NBC Sports network has the Azerbaijan Grand Prix Sunday at 8:30 a.m.
Break out your red umbrella for the Travelers championship on CBS Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
ESPN carries the NBA draft Thursday starting at 7 p.m.
The NHL picks its future stars starting Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
NBC has races in the America’s Cup final from Bermuda Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.
The Confederations Cup continues Thursday at 9 a.m. with Australia clashing with Cameroon, then Germany meets Chile at noon on FoxSports1. Russia tangles Mexico Saturday at 9 a.m. and Sunday at 9 a.m. it’s Germany-Cameroon on Fox and Chile against Australia on FoxSports1.
Fox has the MLS battle of New York Saturday at 1 p.m., and Portland plays Seattle Sunday at 10 p.m. on ESPN2.
The Royal Ascot horse races will be on NBC Sports network at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Comcast carries Arena Football action between Washington and Baltimore Friday at 7 p.m.
ESPN2 has the CFL contest between Edmonton and British Columbia Saturday at 10 p.m., with Hamilton facing Toronto Sunday at 4 p.m.
The Mystics meet the Lynx Friday at 8 p.m. on ESPN2.
There’s volleyball from Seattle on NBC Sports network Sunday at 6 p.m.
NBC Sports network has motorcycle racing from Muddy Creek Saturday at 3 p.m.


Sports for Fathers Day

Father’s Day weekend brings a slew of different sports for dads to enjoy.
Golf brings one of its majors – the U.S. Open – on Fox. Action begins both Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m.
The first round begins Thursday at 11 a.m. on FoxSports1, continuing on Fox at 6 p.m. FoxSports1 has the second round at 11 a.m. before Fox gets going at 6 p.m.
NASCAR’s Monster Series will be in Michigan, starting at 3 p.m. on FoxSports1 Sunday. The Xfinity Series takes place Saturday at 1:30 p.m. on FoxSports1, with the Truck Series going Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
The Orioles close out their series with the White Sox Thursday at 2 p.m. on MASN before hosting St. Louis for the weekend on MASN2.
The Nationals take on the Mets in a four-game set starting Thurday at 7 p.m. on MASN, with Friday’s game also on ESPN.
ESPN has the Yankees’ contest with the Angels Thursday at 10 p.m.
The Saturday night lineup on Fox includes the Cubs’ visit to Pittsburgh, Red Sox against Astros and the Royals meeting the Angels. FoxSports1 brings the Rays and Tigers Saturday at 4 p.m., with ESPN showing Red Sox-Astros Sunday night.
The College World Series gets underway Saturday at 3 p.m. on ESPN when Cal State-Fullerton takes on Oregon State. Florida State faces LSU at 8 p.m.
Louisville meets Texas A&M Sunday at 3 p.m. on ESPN and TCU takes on Florida on ESPN2 at 8 p.m.
In MLS action, New York City faces Seattle on ESPN Saturday at 1 p.m. and Philadelphia meets the Red Bulls Sunday at 5 p.m.
NBC Sports network has Diamond League track and field from Oslo Thursday at 2 p.m., moving to Stockholm Sunday at 10 a.m.
The Breeder’s Cup Challenger Series goes on NBC Sports network Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
There’s motorcycle racing from the High Point National Saturday at 4:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.


Claiming the clay courts

NBC has part of the Grand Slam and the end of the Triple Crown this weekend.
The clay of Roland Garros hosts the finals of the French Open. The women’s final will be Saturday at 9 a.m., with the men’s championship on Sunday at 9 a.m.
The ladies semifinals will be Thursday at 11 a.m. on NBC Sports network with the men’s semifinals Friday at 11 a.m.
With no Triple Crown on the line this year, Belmont hosts the final race on NBC Saturday at 5 p.m. NBC Sports network has races earlier in the day starting at 3 p.m.
The Cavaliers host the Warriors Thursday at 9 p.m. in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on ABC.
NBC has Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final Thursday at 8 p.m., with Game 6 in Nashville Sunday at 8 p.m.
The Orioles and Nationals have a makeup contest Thursday at 7 p.m. on MASN and MASN2 while ESPN shows Yankees-Red Sox at 7 p.m.
The Orioles visit New York for the weekend, with games on MASN Friday and Sunday and Saturday on Fox. Other areas will see Red Sox-Tigers or the Indians taking on the White Sox.
The Nationals host the Rangers for the weekend on MASN2 Friday, MASN Saturday afternoon and MASN2 Sunday.
FoxSports1 brings Royals against Padres Saturday at 4 p.m., and ESPN closes the weekend with the Red Sox meeting the Tigers Sunday at 8 p.m.
The NCAA baseball Super Regionals get going Friday at noon with Louisville-Kentucky. Davidson takes on Texas A&M at 3 p.m., then the action swings west for Long Beach State against Cal State-Fullerton at 6 p.m. The game concludes with Vanderbilt battling top-seeded Oregon State at 9 p.m.
Saturday’s contests start at noon with Louisville-Kentucky on ESPN and Sam Houston State meeting Florida State on ESPN2. ESPN has Wake Forest against Florida at 3 p.m., with the second game between Davidson and Texas A&M on ESPN2 at 6 p.m. Mississippi State and LSU start their series at 9 p.m. on ESPN with Vanderbilt-LSU on ESPN2.
NASCAR visits Pocono this weekend, with the Monster Series on FoxSports1 Sunday at 3 p.m. after the Xfinity Series goes Saturday at 1 p.m. on Fox. The trucks race in Texas Friday at 8 p.m. on FoxSports1.
NBC carries the Canadian Grand Prix Sunday at 2 p.m. There’s practice on NBC Sports network Friday at 2 p.m.
The Indy Car racers head to Texas, with coverage on NBC Sports network Saturday at 8:30 p.m. after qualifying Friday at 3:30 p.m.
The PGA tour hits Memphis for the St. Jude Classic Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. on CBS.
The United States’ women have a soccer friendly against Sweden Thursday at 1:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
The United States men face Trinidad and Tobago in World Cup qualifying Thursday at 8 p.m. on FoxSports1, followed by Mexico-Honduras. Sunday at 8:30 p.m., the United States takes on Mexico on FoxSports1.
ESPN2 has the NCAA outdoor track championships Thursday at 7:30 p.m., moving to ESPN Friday at 8:30 p.m. and Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network offers the Diamond League track meet from Rome Thursday at 2 p.m.
The America’s Cup Challenger Final will be Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
Comcast has WNBA action between the Mystics meeting the Lynx Friday at 7 p.m.


The matchup you’ve been waiting for

The NBA held a regular season and three rounds of playoffs since last June.
Just to get back to last June’s matchup.
The defending champion Cavaliers and 2015 champion Warriors tip off the NBA Finals Thursday at 9 p.m. ABC has coverage, and Sunday’s Game 2 Sunday at 8 p.m.
LeBron James and the Cavaliers won the final three games of the 2016 Finals to claim Cleveland’s first major sports title since 1964. The Warriors added Kevin Durant to their potent lineup, and finished with the best record in the league again.
The Stanley Cup Final moves to Nashville for Game 3 Saturday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The Orioles start a four-game set with the Red Sox Thursday at 7 p.m. on MASN. Games Friday and Sunday are on MASN, and Saturday’s game is on Fox along with Astros-Rangers and Pirates against the Mets.
The Nationals continue their road trip in Oakland on MASN2 Friday and Sunday, with Saturday afternoon’s contest on MASN.
FoxSports1 offers the Braves battle with the Reds Saturday at 4 p.m., and the Cubs host the Cardinals Sunday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN.
NASCAR visits Dover this weekend, with the Monster Series on FoxSports1 at 1 p.m. Sunday. The Xfinity Series will be Saturday at 1 p.m. on FoxSports1 and the Truck Series goes Friday at 5:30 p.m.
The IndyCar circuit has races in Detroit Saturday and Sunday at 3:30 p.m. on ABC.
The College Softball World Series starts Thursday at noon on ESPN with top-ranked Florida facing Texas A&M. LSU takes on UCLA at 2:30 p.m. ESPN2 takes over at 7 p.m. with Washington-Oregon, then Baylor meets Oklahoma in the nightcap.
Thursday’s winners play Friday at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.  on ESPN, with four games scheduled on ESPN Saturday starting at noon. Sunday has winner’s bracket games at 1 and 3:30 p.m. on ESPN, and if necessary bracket finals on ESPN2 at 7 and 9:30 p.m.
College baseball’s regionals get going on ESPN2 Friday at noon with Auburn-Central Florida. Texas A&M takes on Baylor at 3 p.m., with UCLA against Texas at 7 p.m. and San Diego State’s contest with Long Beach State at 11 p.m.
There’s four more games starting at noon on Saturday on ESPN2, with games Sunday at 1 and 4 p.m.
CBS carries the Memorial Tournament Saturday at 3 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Orlando City faces Chicago in MLS play Sunday at 7 p.m. on FoxSports1.
NBC Sports network has USA swimming at Santa Clara Friday and Sunday at 8 p.m.
Qualifying for the America’s Cup final continues Friday and Saturday at 1 p.m. on NBC Sports network.


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.