Triple crown or not?Posted: May 17, 2012
What does the Kentucky Derby winner say about a trip to the Winner’s Circle?
I’ll have another.
The Derby winner tries to win the second jewel of the Triple Crown Saturday at the Preakness Stakes. NBC has coverage starting at 4:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network shows the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes Friday at 4 p.m.
Playoffs continue in the NHL and NBA. On ice, the Kings host Phoenix in Game 3 Thursday at 9 p.m. on NBC Sports network. Game 4 of the series will be Sunday at 3 p.m. on NBC. The Eastern Conference final between the Rangers and Devils has Game 3 Saturday at 1 p.m. on NBC.
The NBA’s second round continues Thursday on ESPN. The Heat head to Indiana for Game 3 with the Pacers at 7 p.m., followed by Clippers-Spurs. Friday starts at 8 p.m. with the Celtics traveling to Philadelphia, then the Thunder head to L.A. in the nightcap.
ABC offers Game 3 of the Spurs and Clippers from Los Angeles Saturday at 3:30 p.m., and then the Heat and Pacers meet for Game 4 Sunday at 3:30 p.m. TNT spends the weekend in L.A., with Thunder-Lakers Saturday at 10:30 p.m. and Clippers against Spurs Sunday at 10:30 p.m.
The WNBA tips off Sunday at 1 p.m. on ABC with Phoenix meeting Minnesota.
Baseball starts interleague play this weekend, and the Orioles’ visit to Washington is one of five games on Fox Saturday at 7:15 p.m. Sharing the coverage is the battle of Chicago (Cubs vs. White Sox) and Texas (Rangers-Astros). The Diamondbacks head to Kansas City and Red Sox travel to Philadelphia. TBS has the finale of that series Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
ESPN offers the Cardinals at Dodgers Sunday night at 8 p.m.
MASN has games between the Orioles and Nationals Friday and Sunday. Before the interleague action starts, the Orioles close a series in Kansas City Thursday at 2 p.m. on MASN. The Nationals face Pittsburgh Thursday at 7 p.m.
It’s NASCAR all-star weekend, with the activities beginning Saturday at 7 p.m. on Speed. The Nationwide Series visits Iowa, with ESPN coverage Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
Gearing up for the Indianapolis 500, NBC Sports network has qualifying Saturday starting at 11 a.m. and Sunday at noon. By nightfall, the 33-car field will be set.
The PGA tour heads to Texas for the Byron Nelson Championship Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. on CBS.
In MLS play, ChivasUSA meets the Galaxy Saturday at 10:30 p.m. on ESPN2. D.C. United meets Toronto on Comcast at 7:30 p.m.
We’re nearing the end of spring sports season in the NCAA. ESPN2 has a pair of quarterfinal matchups in the Division I lacrosse tournament Saturday, as Maryland plays Johns Hopkins at noon. Denver meets top-seed Loyola later in the day.
NCAA softball regionals start Friday on ESPN2, with Kentucky vs. Michigan at 4:30 p.m. followed by Louisville-Valparaiso. Saturday, ESPN has games at 1, 3:30 and 6 p.m., and it’s back to ESPN2 Sunday at 1 p.m.
It’s the final weekend of the regular season in college baseball. Comcast has games matching Miami and Georgia Tech Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m., then Saturday at 1 p.m.
NBC Sports network has three games from the IIHA championship Thursday, starting at 6 a.m. The United States plays Finland at 11 a.m.