Football time

The long drought since Super Bowl XLVII is over. The NFL returns this weekend.
After the newest class joins the NFL Hall of Fame (Saturday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2 and NFL network) in Canton, the Dolphins and Cowboys will meet on NBC Sunday at 8 p.m.
The Dolphins have new logos on their helmets. The Cowboys still have Tony Romo – playing for a series or two Sunday night before the rookies and others finish the night.
But it’s live football. And we’ll have it on TV – either NFL or college – every weekend until two teams reach the Super Bowl in New York February 2.
The Orioles host Houston Thursday on MASN before facing the Mariners over the weekend. The Nationals head to Milwaukee for three games on MASN2.
The Braves and Phillies get coverage on Fox Saturday afternoon and ESPN Sunday night. Other Fox contests are Dodgers at Cubs and Rangers-A’s, while TBS carries the Red Sox against Arizona Sunday afternoon.
NASCAR heads to Pocono Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN. The Nationwide drivers will be in Iowa Saturday at 8 p.m. on ESPN2.The Indy Car drivers visit Mid-Ohio Sunday at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports network, with qualifying Saturday at 5 p.m.
CBS has the World Golf championships Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.
The British Women’s Open will be on ESPN2, starting Thursday at 9 a.m. The second round will be Friday at 9 p.m., with the last two rounds beginning at 10 a.m.
D.C. United hosts Montreal Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on Comcast, and NBC Sports network brings the Red Bulls against Kansas City Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
From Munich, ESPN shows the Audi Cup Thursday. The third place game will be at noon, followed by the championship at 2:15 p.m.
Hamilton heads to Edmonton in CFL action Friday at 9 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The road to the U.S. Open continues on ESPN2 with the Citi Open and Southern California Open out west. The quarterfinals of the Citi Open will be Friday at 4 and 7 p.m., with semifinals Saturday at 5 p.m. and final Sunday at 3 p.m. The action from California will be on Friday at 11 p.m., then Saturday and Sunday at 7 p.m.
ESPN has its final X Games weekend of the year, hosted by Los Angeles. ESPN has coverage Thursday and Friday at 9 p.m., then Saturday action will be at 2 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Coverage concludes Sunday on ABC at 3 p.m. and at 5 p.m. on ESPN.
NBC visits Saratoga for the Whitney Invitational Handicap Saturday at 5 p.m.



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