Breakfast at Wimbledon

For your holiday weekend, spend some days at Centre Court.
NBC has two days of “Breakfast at Wimbledon,” with the women’s final Saturday at 9 a.m. and the men going for their title Sunday at 9 a.m.
Getting down to the final two, there’s lunch at Wimbledon. Thursday, the women’s semifinals are on at noon, and the men have their semifinals Friday at noon. Both days, ESPN2 starts its live coverage at 7 a.m.

Fourth of July weekend means NASCAR returns to Daytona. TNT has the race Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The Nationwide racers hit the track Friday at 7:30 p.m.

It’s the final weekend of interleague play in baseball, so we get Yankees vs. Mets Saturday on FOX and Sunday afternoon on TBS. Fox also shows the Cubs vs. White Sox and Indians-Reds, while the ESPN Sunday night contest matches the Dodgers and Angels.

The Orioles face St. Louis Thursday on MASN before heading to Atlanta for the weekend. The Nationals take on Pittsburgh in a four-game series, with a doubleheader Saturday on MASN2.

The PGA tour is just outside of Philly this weekend, with CBS covering the AT&T National Saturday and Sunday starting at 3 p.m.

Pool play continues in the Women’s World Cup from Germany. Thursday, ESPN has Canada taking on France at 11:45 a.m. followed by Germany-Nigeria. Friday, Japan plays Mexico at 8:45 a.m. and it’s New Zealand against England at noon.

The United States women go for their second win of the tournament against Colombia Saturday at 11:30 a.m., then Brazil meets Norway at noon Sunday. ESPN2 has the early weekend games, with North Korea facing Sweden at 7:45 a.m. Saturday and Australia-Equatorial Guinea.

For more soccer, the Under-17 World Cup is in Mexico. ESPN2 has the quarterfinals Sunday starting at 3 p.m.

The MLS is on ESPN2 Saturday as New York visits San Jose at 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Houston takes on Colorado at 9 p.m.

In France, the Tour de France gets underway Saturday. Versus has live coverage Saturday and Sunday starting at 8 a.m.

Omaha heading for final two

It’s the second weekend of the College World Series – as the two brackets crown their winners. And Virginia fights to stay alive.

The top-seeded Cavaliers battle California in an elimination game Thursday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2. The winner advances to Friday’s 7 p.m. matchup with South Carolina. A pair of SEC teams remain in the other bracket, as Vanderbilt takes on Florida Friday at 1 p.m.

If South Carolina and Florida win Friday, they advance to the best-of-three championship series starting Monday. If either loses, there’s a game Saturday to decide the bracket winner.

The Nationals get a shot of Saturday afternoon coverage this weekend, as they visit the White Sox. Other games in the time slot include Angels-Dodgers, Indians at Giants and Mets taking on the Rangers. TBS shows the Rockies’ visit to Yankee Stadium Sunday afternoon, while ESPN has Indians-Giants Sunday night.

Before heading to Chicago, the Nationals host Seattle in a Thursday afternoon contest on MASN. Games Friday and Sunday are on MASN, while the Orioles take on Cincinnati on MASN2 (Saturday night on MASN).

Wimbledon has reached the middle of its fortnight. ESPN2 has early coverage Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting at 7 a.m. NBC has highlights Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

Will there be an NBA season in 2011-2012? There will be a draft, Thursday on ESPN at 7:30 p.m.

On the road, NASCAR visits Sonoma Sunday at 3 p.m. on TNT. The Nationwide Series Road America race will be Saturday at 5:30 p.m. on ESPN. The Indy Car series visits Iowa Saturday at 8 p.m. on Versus.

Grab your umbrella and watch the Travelers Championship Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. on CBS.

The D.C. United host Houston Saturday at 6 p.m. on Comcast, while ESPN shows Chicago vs. New York Sunday at 2 p.m.

Germany hosts the women’s World Cup, and opens play against Canada Sunday at 11 a.m. on ESPN. Nigeria plays France at 8:45 a.m. on ESPN2.

In the WNBA, the Mystics take on Tulsa Sunday at 4 p.m. on Comcast.

Your 2011-12 college bowl schedule

So what if it’s a few days until the start of summer?

The schedule of college bowls for the coming Christmas season has been released.

The championship will be Monday, January 9. Every game has a home, except for the Bowl.

Father’s Day viewing

It’s Father’s Day weekend. Plenty of good sports for dad to watch on his TV.

The U.S. Open visits Washington, D. C. this weekend. So what if Tiger Woods can’t make it? ESPN has coverage Thursday and Friday starting at 10 a.m., and NBC offers afternoon action between 3-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, NBC takes to the air at 2 p.m.

Virginia made the eight-team field for the College World Series. The Cavaliers play California Sunday at 2 p.m. on ESPN, after a pair of games Saturday – Vanderbilt-North Carolina at 2 p.m. and Texas against Florida at 7 p.m. Sunday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2, South Carolina meets Texas A&M.

Play continues in the double-elimination tournament throughout the week – Virginia plays again Tuesday – with the two bracket winners advancing to the best-of-three final series.

It’s an interleague weekend in the major leagues, and the Yankees will be visiting Wrigley Field. FOX shows the contest Saturday afternoon – along with Rangers-Braves – and ESPN has the game on its Sunday night package. The Brewers take on Boston Sunday afternoon on TBS.

The Orioles travel to Washington for the weekend on MASN and MASN2. Thursday, the Orioles play at Toronto in the afternoon before the Nationals host St. Louis at 7 p.m.

NASCAR heads to Michigan for the weekend. The Sprint Cup race is Sunday at 1 p.m. on TNT, while the Nationwide race is Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on ABC. The Indy car racers are in Milwaukee Sunday at 3:30 p.m. on ABC.

The D. C. United are in Salt Lake Saturday at 9 p.m. on Comcast.

Comcast has the Mystics game with Connecticut Thursday at 7 p.m.

ESPN2 has the Major League Lacrosse game between the Bayhawks and Lizards Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

If necessary

We’ve entered the “if necessary” phase of the NBA and NHL championships.

The NBA Finals go to Game 5 Thursday on ABC at 9 p.m. The Mavericks tied the series at two games apiece, so there will be a Game 6 Sunday at 8 p.m. Game 7, if necessary, will be Tuesday at 9 p.m.

After losing a pair of close games, Boston made Games 5 and 6 necessary with a big wins at home. NBC has the final games of the NHL season, starting Friday at 8 p.m. with Game 5 back in Vancouver. The teams return to Boston for Game 6 on Monday, and Game 7 is Wednesday, if necessary.

The NCAA baseball tournament goes to a “two games for sure, third game if necessary” stretch at the Super Regionals. Play begins Friday at noon on ESPN2 with Florida hosting Mississippi State. Stanford takes on North Carolina at 3 p.m., and ESPN features Texas-Arizona State at 7 p.m.

Saturday, you’ll need ESPNU to catch Virginia’s game with UC-Irvine at 1 p.m. ESPN has the second games from Florida at noon and North Carolina at 3 p.m., then Texas at 7 p.m. Vanderbilt hosts Game 2 against Oregon State at 9 p.m. on ESPN2, after the completion of the Connecticut-South Carolina game starting at 6 p.m.

Sunday is “if necessary” day at the first four Super Regionals on ESPN. The other four sites have their “if necessary” day Monday before the final eight teams advance to Omaha.

It’s necessary to wait another year for a Triple Crown champion. The best 3-year-old colts face the long test at the Belmont Stakes Saturday on NBC.

TNT starts its run of NASCAR races Sunday at 1 p.m., as Pocono hosts the Pocono 500. The Indy cars head to Texas Saturday night, for the Twin 275s on Versus starting at 8 p.m.

The Reds’ visit to San Francisco gets plenty of national coverage this weekend – Saturday afternoon on FOX and Sunday night on ESPN. FOX also offers the Cubs at Phillies and Rangers-Twins, while Sunday on TBS the Indians travel to New York.

The Nationals are in San Diego, starting Thursday on MASN. The rest of the series moves to MASN2 while the Orioles host Tampa Bay on MASN.

The PGA tour gets ready for the U.S. Open with a stop in Memphis for the St. Jude Classic. CBS has coverage Saturday and Sunday starting at 3 p.m.

Comcast has soccer on Saturday night, as San Jose takes on D.C. United at 7:30 p.m. ESPN2 shows Kansas City at Chicago Thursday at 10 p.m.

In the WNBA, Washington visits Atlanta Thursday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.

The Fast-pitch softball season opens Saturday on ESPN2, with Florida hosting Chicago at 3 p.m.

Bye, bye to Boog-ity, Boog-ity, Boog-ity

The NASCAR season still has months to go, but it’s the end of the road in 2011 for the FOX crew.
Darrell Waltrip and crew finish their part of the season this weekend at Kansas City.  TNT takes over for a few races before ESPN finishes out the season.

The Nationwide racers are in Chicago Saturday at 8 p.m. on ESPN. Then Sunday at 1 p.m. FOX takes its final tour of the track for 2011.

So “let’s reach up there and pull those belts tight one more time!”

“Boog-ity, boog-ity, boog-ity, let’s go racin’ boys.”
It’s almost the end of the road for the NBA and NHL seasons. The Heat host Dallas Thursday at 9 p.m. on ABC, then Game 3 will be Sunday at 8 p.m.

Game 2 of the Stanley Cup final from Vancouver is Saturday at 8 p.m. on NBC, and the scene shifts to Boston Monday on Versus.
Also nearing the end is NCAA softball. The softball World Series begins Thursday at 1 p.m. on ESPN2 with four opening games. Thursday’s winners meet Friday at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on ESPN, and the losers play in elimination games Saturday starting at noon.

The bracket finals are Sunday afternoon on ESPN, with games if necessary starting at 7 p.m. on ESPN2. The bracket winners battle in a best-of-three final starting Monday.

The National League gets the national coverage this weekend. The Cubs at Cardinals is part of the FOX Saturday coverage – along with Rockies at Giants and Dodgers-Reds – and the TBS Sunday afternoon game. ESPN shows the Braves visiting the Mets Sunday at 8 p.m.

The Nationals are out west, facing Arizona on MASN2 this weekend. The Orioles return home to play Toronto on MASN.

NBC has coverage of the finals of the French Open this weekend. The men’s semifinals air Friday at 11 a.m., with the women’s final Saturday at 9 a.m. and the men’s final Sunday at 9 a.m.

The PGA tour visits Ohio for the Memorial this weekend. CBS has coverage Saturday starting at 3 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Comcast has Major League Lacrosse Saturday at 7 p.m., with Chesapeake visiting Boston. Check out the wheels Sunday with the International Cycling Championships from Philadelphia Sunday at noon on Comcast.