Major excitement

Time for the final major championship of 2013.
Will Tiger Woods win his 15th major this weekend?
The PGA championship tees off Thursday at 1 p.m. on TNT.  There’s more action Friday at 1 p.m., and the third round begins on TNT at 11 a.m. Saturday before CBS takes over at 2 p.m.  Sunday’s final round starts on TNT at 11 a.m., and moves to CBS from 2 p.m. until the trophy presentation.
Woods’ 61 in the second round at the World Golf championship last Friday heightened expectations as the best golfers gather at Oak Hill. Jack Nicklaus’ 18 career majors stands just beyond the horizon, but a Woods win to close out the 2013 season revs up the chase.
The NFL preseason kicks into high gear Thursday when the Bengals face the Falcons on ESPN Thursday at 8 p.m. Comcast has the Redskins’ opener against the Titans Thursday at 8 p.m.
The Orioles continue their west coast swing in San Francisco, with games on MASN2 Friday and Sunday. Saturday’s game is on Fox, along with Rays-Dodgers and Twins against White Sox.
ESPN features Tampa Bay at Los Angeles Sunday night, while TBS offers Tigers-Yankees Sunday afternoon.
Washington hosts the Phillies for the weekend on MASN.
Little League baseball’s Road to Williamsport continues Thursday at 2 p.m. with a semifinal of the Great Lakes Region on ESPN. The second semifinal is on ESPN2 at 7 p.m., sandwiched between semifinals from the Northwest at 5 and 9 p.m.
There’s five games on ESPN Friday, starting at 11 a.m. with a Mid-Atlantic semifinal. The Midwest crowns its champion at 1 p.m. before the second Mid-Atlantic semifinal at 3 p.m. At 7 p.m., it’s the Southeast championship and the West semifinals are 5 p.m. on ESPN2 and 9 p.m. on ESPN.
Four tickets punched for Williamsport on ESPN Saturday – Great Lakes at 1 p.m., Northwest at 5 p.m., New England at 7 p.m. and West at 9 p.m.
ESPN2 has the Mid-Atlantic final Sunday at 6 p.m.
Other leagues hold their championships Saturday on ESPN – the Big League softball at 11 a.m. and Senior League softball at 3 p.m.
NASCAR visits Watkins Glen Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN, and the Nationwide racers will be on ABC Saturday at 2 p.m.
There’s motorcycle racing on NBC Sports network Saturday at 3 p.m.
NBC Sports network has CFL action between Saskatchewan and Calgary Friday at 9 p.m.
D.C. United travels to Philadelphia Saturday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network, and ESPN2 shows Dallas against Los Angeles Sunday at 8 p.m.
The U.S. Open tennis series continues with the Rogers Cup on ESPN2. The quarterfinals are Friday at noon and 8 p.m. The women’s semifinal will be Saturday at 1 p.m., followed by the men at 3 and 8 p.m. The championship matches are Sunday at 1 and 3 p.m.
NBC has another race from Saratoga Saturday at 3 p.m. Coverage continues on NBC Sports network Sunday at 5 p.m.
In Major League Lacrosse, Chesapeake hosts Charlotte Saturday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.



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