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.

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