Father’s Day viewing

It’s Father’s Day weekend. Time for some big events for dad to watch on his TV.
The U.S. Open gets going Thursday with a super pairing – Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Masters’ champion Bubba Watson. ESPN has coverage at noon and 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, while NBC has weekday coverage from 3-5. Weekend action on NBC begins at 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, going through primetime.
The Olympic Club has hosted the Open five times, the last one in 1987. The field better be ready for what Tiger Woods calls the “hardest six holes to start a tournament.”
The NBA Finals continue this weekend, with Game 2 Thursday on ABC after Oklahoma City won the opener. The scene shifts to Miami Sunday at 8 p.m. for Game 3.
Some big underdogs made the eight-team field of the College World Series. ESPN2 starts the action Friday at 5 p.m. with the America East champion – Stony Brook – taking on UCLA. Arizona plays Florida State.
Another underdog goes Saturday at 5 p.m. – Kent State of the MAC – facing Arkansas. The night concludes with an SEC battle between South Carolina and Florida. Friday’s losers meet Sunday at 5 p.m. on ESPN2, and the winners play at 9 p.m.
The Yankees come to Washington this weekend, meeting the Nationals on MASN. Sunday afternoon’s contest will be shown nationally on TBS.
The Orioles host Pittsburgh Thursday on MASN before heading to Atlanta for the weekend on MASN2 Friday and Sunday. Saturday’s game is on Fox, along with Rays-Marlins, Astros against Rangers, Red Sox facing the Cubs and the Reds vs. Mets. ESPN’s Sunday night game features the Red Sox at Cubs.
NASCAR heads to Michigan for the weekend, starting at noon Sunday on TNT. The Nationwide racers hit the track Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on ABC.
The Indy car racers are on the other side of Lake Michigan, racing in Milwaukee Saturday at 1 p.m. on ABC.
If you like soccer, Euro 2012 continues on ESPN2. Thursday at 11:45 a.m., Croatia meets Italy followed by Spain-Ireland at 2:30 p.m. Ukraine plays France Friday at 11:45 a.m. before England takes on Sweden. Group A has its third game Saturday at 2:30 p.m., with Poland-Czech Republic on ESPN and Greece vs. Russia on ESPN2.
Sunday offers Portugal against the Netherlands on ESPN at 2:30 p.m., while ESPN2 shows Denmark meeting Germany.
D.C. United takes on Philadelphia Saturday at 7 p.m. on Comcast, while ESPN shows Houston vs. Dallas Saturday at 7:30 p.m. NBC Sports network has Chicago vs. the Red Bulls Sunday at 5 p.m.
The Mystics host Indiana Friday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.

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