Baseball – big league and littlePosted: August 16, 2012
As major league baseball teams continue their quest for the postseason, the young stars meet in Williamsport.
The 66th Little League World Series starts Thursday at 1 p.m. on ESPN with Curacao vs. Japan. California takes on Connecticut at 3 p.m. and Tennessee plays Nebraska at 8 p.m. ESPN2 has the International contest between Taiwan and Germany at 5 p.m.
Friday, Canada meets Mexico at 1 p.m. on ESPN. New Jersey plays Texas at 3 p.m. and Oregon battles Indiana at 8 p.m., while ESPN2 it’s Uganda against Panama at 5 p.m. Thursday’s losers try to stay alive Saturday on ABC at 3 p.m. and on ESPN at noon, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., while Sunday’s action is on ESPN at 5 p.m., ESPN2 at noon and 7 p.m. and ABC at 2 p.m.
Elsewhere in youth sports, the Junior League baseball championship will be Saturday at 11 a.m. on ESPN2, while Junior League softball goes at 5 p.m.
The NL-East leading Nationals host the Mets on MASN this weekend, while the Orioles face the Red Sox Thursday on MASN before heading to Detroit on MASN2 for the weekend.
It’s Red Sox-Yankees time again – from Yankee Stadium this weekend. Fox has Saturday afternoon’s game – along with Cardinals-Pirates – and ESPN shows the Sunday night game at 4 p.m. The Dodgers take on the Braves Sunday at 1:35 p.m. on TBS.
For the second week of the NFL preseason, the Redskins head to Chicago Saturday at 8 p.m. on Comcast and NBC29 in Charlottesville. Fox has the Bengals against the Falcons Thursday at 8 p.m., and the Ravens host Detroit Friday at 8 p.m. NBC offers the Steelers taking on the Colts Sunday at 8 p.m.
NASCAR heads to Michigan, with the Sprint Cup racers going Sunday at noon on ESPN. The Nationwide racers go north of the border, racing in Montreal Saturday on ESPN starting at 2 p.m.
The PGA tour stays in the Carolinas, with the Wyndham Championships Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. on CBS.
D.C. United hosts Philadelphia Sunday at 5 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The road to the U.S. Open continues in Cincinnati, with the Western and Southern Championship. ESPN2 has the round of 16 Thursday at 1 and 7 p.m., and quartefinals go Friday at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. The men’s semifinals start Saturday at 1 p.m. and women’s semifinals are at 7 p.m.
CBS shows the men’s final Sunday at 12:30 p.m., with ESPN2 covering the women’s final at 4 p.m.