Here come the Yankees

It’s been a while since Baltimore hosted an ESPN game on Sunday night. With the Yankees in town, the Worldwide Leader in Sports picked Sunday’s game to close out the weekend.
They enter the series just behind Boston, and just ahead of Tampa Bay and Toronto in the competitive AL East.
Friday’s game will be on MASN, and Saturday shares the spotlight on Fox with a pair of interleague games – Cubs at Mariners and Reds-Rangers – along with the Brewers meeting the Pirates and Tigers traveling to Tampa Bay. TBS brings Arizona-Atlanta Sunday at 1:35 p.m.
Before the Yankees come to town, the Orioles close their series with the Indians Thursday at 7 p.m. on MASN2.
The Nationals host Arizona Thursday at 4 p.m. on MASN, then visit the Mets on MASN2 Friday and on MASN Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
The PGA tour visits Washington for the AT&T National Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. on CBS.
NBC has the U.S. Women’s Open Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. The first two rounds are on ESPN2 Thursday and Friday at 3 p.m.
The NBA and NHL just ended their seasons, and already are thinking about next year. ESPN has the NBA draft Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and the NHL draft will be on NBC Sports network starting Sunday at 3 p.m.
NASCAR makes its visit to Kentucky Saturday at 6:30 p.m. on TNT. The Nationwide racers go Friday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN.
NBC Sports network has the British Grand Prix Sunday at 11:30 a.m. Practice will be Friday at 9 p.m.
FIFA’s Confederation Cup comes to a close in Brazil this weekend. Spain battles Italy Thursday at 2:30 p.m. The winner faces Brazil for the title Sunday at 5:30 p.m. on ESPN, while Uruguay awaits the loser in the third-place game Sunday at 11:45 a.m. on ESPN2.
D.C. United hosts Vancouver on Comcast Saturday at 7 p.m. while Dallas faces Philadelphia on NBC Sports network Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and ESPN2 shows the Red Bulls against Houston Sunday at 2 p.m.
Wimbledon finishes its first week Thursday at 7 a.m. on ESPN2 and Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. on ESPN.
Riders kick off the Tour de France Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 a.m. with the first two stages on NBC Sports network.
The CFL season starts Thursday at 9 p.m. with Montreal taking on Winnipeg on NBC Sports network. ESPN2 has Saskatchewan against Edmonton Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
It’s time for another version of X Games, this time from Munich. There’s action Friday at noon on ESPN2, Saturday at 1 p.m. on ABC and Sunday at 11 a.m. on ESPN.
There’s Pro Fast-pitch softball between Chicago and Akron on ESPN2 at 1 and 8 p.m.


Ice in summer

stanley-cup-final-01-2013-logo_svgzv=6Due to the lockout, we missed having NHL action on New Year’s Day.
Instead, we’re having ice hockey in summer – where they can report Wimbledon results between periods of the Stanley Cup final.
The Blackhawks and Bruins split the first four contests, and NBC has Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final from Chicago Saturday at 8 p.m. Game 6 will be Monday from Boston, and if necessary, Game 7 is Wednesday – just 11 days before the Wimbledon men’s final.
The NBA season comes down to one game. The Heat’s attempt for a repeat championship depends on beating the Spurs Thursday at 9 p.m. on ABC. The last road team to win Game 7? The 1978 Washington Bullets.
The Orioles head to Toronto for games on MASN Friday and Sunday and MASN2 Saturday afternoon. The Nationals have a four-game set against the Rockies, with games on MASN Thursday and Saturday afternoon while contests Friday and Sunday are on MASN2.
Fox offers five games Saturday at 7 p.m. – Red Sox against Tigers and Twins-Indians from the American League along with Reds facing Diamondbacks, Dodgers meeting Padres and the interleague contest matching the Rangers and Cardinals. Those two battle on ESPN Sunday night, while the Rays face the Yankees on TBS at 2:05 p.m.
The College World Series in Omaha continues Thursday at 8 p.m. with North Carolina against N.C. State in an elimination game. Friday, Mississippi State faces Oregon State at 3 p.m. for the championship of their bracket, while UCLA awaits the UNC-N.C. State winner at 8 p.m.
If necessary games in the brackets will be Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m.
NASCAR heads to California, with coverage from Sonoma Sunday at 2 p.m. on TNT, while the Nationwide Series heads to Wisconsin Saturday at 6 p.m. on ESPN.
The Indy Car circuit visits Iowa Sunday at 2:30 p.m., and there’s motorcycle racing from Budds Creek Saturday at 4 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
Grab your umbrella as the PGA tour heads to Connecticut on CBS Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
The Confederation Cup continues in Brazil on ESPN. Thursday, Spain meets Tahiti at 2:45 p.m. followed by Nigeria-Uruguay on ESPN2. Action continues Saturday at 2:30 p.m. with Japan against Mexico on ESPN. Nigeria takes on Spain at 2:30 p.m. Sunday while Uruguay meets Tahiti on ESPN2.
In the Under-20 World Cup, the United States meets Spain Friday at 1:45 p.m. on ESPN2. Mexico faces Greece Saturday at 10:45 a.m. on ESPN.
D.C. United faces San Jose Saturday at 7 p.m. on Comcast, while Portland hosts Colorado Sunday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports network. ESPN offers Philadelphia against New York Sunday at 5 p.m.
The U.S. Track and Field outdoor championships starts on ESPN2 Friday at 8 p.m., then moves to NBC Sports network Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. NBC continues the coverage Sunday at 4 p.m.
The Dew Tour visits Ocean City, Maryland Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. on NBC.


Father’s Day viewing

Time to get ready for a big sports weekend on Father’s Day.
The PGA grabs attention with the U.S. Open from outside Philadelphia.
ESPN starts coverage Thursday and Friday at 9 a.m., with NBC picking up the action at 3 p.m. each day.
NBC follows play on the weekend, starting at noon both days. Tiger Woods will be paired with Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott the first two days. Expect plenty of cameras to follow that group.
The NBA Finals continue in San Antonio, with Game 4 Thursday at 9 p.m. on ABC. Game 5 is Sunday at 8 p.m., and then it’s off to Miami for the last two games if necessary.
Chicago and Boston battle in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals Saturday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The Orioles host Boston Thursday on MASN2, then coverage moves to MASN for the rest of the weekend.
The Nationals finish their series in Colorado Thursday afternoon on MASN, then head to Cleveland on MASN2 Friday and Sunday. Saturday’s game is part of the Fox coverage, along with Seattle-Oakland, Tigers at Twins, White Sox against Astros and Yankees playing the Angels.
TBS offers the Pirates hosting the Dodgers Sunday at 1:30 p.m., while ESPN shows Giants-Braves Sunday at 8 p.m.
Eight teams made it to Omaha for the College World Series, starting Saturday. Mississippi State, which ousted Virginia, starts the action at 3 p.m. on ESPN2 against Oregon State. Indiana meets Louisville at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
On ESPN2 Sunday, North Carolina and N.C. State battle at 3 p.m., followed by LSU-UCLA in the nightcap.
The double-elimination tournament continues through the week.
NASCAR heads to Michigan Sunday at 1 p.m. on TNT, while ABC shows the Nationwide race Saturday at 3 p.m.
The Indy Cars head to Milwaukee Saturday at 4 p.m. on NBC Sports network, and the NHRA Thunder Valley are on ESPN2 Sunday at 1 p.m. Qualifying begins Saturday at 7 p.m.
The Confederations Cup begins Saturday at 2:30 p.m. with Brazil against Japan on ESPN. Mexico meets Italy Sunday at 2:30 p.m., followed by Spain-Uruguay.
Toronto visits D.C. United Saturday at 7 p.m. on Comcast, while ESPN offers Portland taking on Dallas Saturday at 5 p.m.


Finals time

The Spurs have been off since Memorial Day.
The Heat finished a grueling seven-game series Monday.
They start the battle for the NBA title Thursday at 9 p.m. on ABC.
The Heat start the defense of their championship at home. Game 2 will be Sunday at 8 p.m.
The Spurs have won four titles during Tim Duncan’s career, the last in 2007 when they beat LeBron James and the Cavaliers in four straight.
We’re halfway to the Stanley Cup matchup. The Conference finals continue Thursday at 9 p.m. with Game 4 between the Blackhawks and the Kings on NBC Sports network. It’s Game 4 in the Eastern Conference Friday at 8 p.m. with the Bruins facing the Penguins.
NBC has Game 5 in Chicago Saturday at 8 p.m., and Game 5 matching Bruins and Penguins, if necessary, will be Sunday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The French Open comes to a close on NBC. After tape-delayed action on Thursday and Friday, the women’s final airs Saturday at 9 a.m. The top men vie for the crown Sunday at 9 a.m.
The Orioles close out a trip to Houston Thursday at 2 p.m. on MASN, then visit Tampa Bay.
The Nationals host the Mets Thursday at 7 p.m. on MASN, and Minnesota comes to town for the weekend on MASN2.
The Cardinals meet the Reds Saturday night on Fox and Sunday night on ESPN, while TBS has Angels-Red Sox Sunday afternoon after their contest Saturday on Fox. Other games on Fox Saturday night are Padres facing the Rockies, Astros against Royals and Phillies-Brewers.
It’s Super regional weekend in college baseball. Oklahoma visits LSU Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN, while ESPN2 has three contests – South Carolina against North Carolina at 1 p.m. followed by Rice-N.C. State and UCLA playing Cal State Fullerton.
Virginia starts its series Saturday at 1 p.m. on ESPN2. There’s three more Game 2s – Rice against North Carolina State at 4 p.m., then LSU-Oklahoma and UCLA facing Cal State Fullerton at 10 p.m. ESPN offers the second game between North Carolina and South Carolina at noon before the opener between Louisville at Vanderbilt.
ESPN has games Sunday at 1 and 4 p.m., with if necessary games on ESPN2 at 7 and 10 p.m.
There will be no Triple Crown this year, but there’s one more Triple Crown race – the Belmont Stakes on NBC Saturday at 5 p.m.
CBS offers the PGA tour’s St. Jude Classic from Memphis Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
TNT starts its NASCAR run with the Party at the Poconos Sunday at 2 p.m., while the Nationwide racers gather in Iowa Saturday at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
The IndyCar circuit heads to Texas Saturday at 8:30 p.m. on ABC, while the Formula One Canadian Grand Prix airs Sunday at 2 p.m. on NBC. NBC Sports network has practices Friday at 2 p.m. and qualifying Saturday at 1 p.m.
NBC Sports network brings motorcycle racing Saturday at 5 p.m.
The road to next year’s World Cup continues on ESPN Friday at 2:40 p.m. with Czech Republic against Italy.
D.C. United visit New England Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on Comcast. On NBC Sports network, Vancouver takes on Seattle Saturday at 10:30 p.m.
From the WNBA, Phoenix takes on Indiana Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on ABC.