New places to visit

The ACC has grown by two schools this season, meaning new rivalries and new places to play.
Virginia starts its conference slate at Heinz Field against Pittsburgh Saturday. Kickoff is 12:30 p.m. on Comcast.
The Cavaliers won two of three non-conference games to open the campaign, while the Panthers have split their first two ACC games.
Virginia Tech opens the college football weekend Thursday at 7:30 p.m., facing Georgia Tech on ESPN. FoxSports1 offers Iowa State-Tulsa at 7:30 p.m.
San Jose State takes on Utah State Friday at 9 p.m.
Saturday, NBC shows Notre Dame hosting Oklahoma at 3:30 p.m. while CBS offers LSU-Georgia. ABC has a contest at noon – South Carolina against Central Florida – followed by the ACC battle between Boston College and Florida State or Iowa-Minnesota. ESPN2 has the game not shown over-the-air in your area.
In primetime, Arizona meets Washington on Fox at 7 p.m. and Wisconsin takes on Ohio State on ABC at 8 p.m.
North Carolina takes on East Carolina at 12:30 p.m. on the ACC network.
ESPN begins the day in the Big 12, with Oklahoma State meeting West Virginia at noon. Top-ranked Alabama battles Mississippi at 6:30 p.m. before Stanford plays Washington State at 10 p.m.
SMU takes on TCU on FoxSports1 at noon, followed by Army-Louisiana Tech at 4 p.m.
Purdue goes against Northern Illinois on ESPN2 at noon. In primetime, Arkansas takes on Texas A&M at 7 p.m. and USC plays Arizona State at 10:30 p.m.
Comcast has a CAA doubleheader, with Maine at Richmond at 4 p.m. before James Madison faces Delaware at 7 p.m.
MASN offers Houston against Texas-San Antonio at 4 p.m.
In the Ivy League, Brown meets Harvard at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
San Francisco travels to St. Louis Thursday at 8:15 p.m. on NFL Network.
Sunday, CBS in Harrisonburg has Ravens-Bills at 1 p.m. Fox starts its day at 1 p.m. with the winless Giants facing the unbeaten Chiefs, then the Redskins try to get their first win in Oakland at 4:25 p.m.
The Patriots take on Atlanta Sunday night on NBC, while ESPN shows Saints-Dolphins Monday night.
Up north, British Columbia travels to Winnipeg Friday at 10:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
FoxSports1 offers high school football from California Friday at 10 p.m., with Edison against Mater Dei.
The Orioles close the season against the Blue Jays Thursday on MASN and Red Sox this weekend. The Nationals visit Arizona on MASN2.
The Pirates and Reds preview the NL Wild-Card game with contests on Fox Saturday afternoon and TBS Sunday. Fox also shows the Indians at Twins and Rays taking on the Blue Jays.
Will Matt Kenseth win three straight? The Chase for the Cup continues at the Monster Mile Sunday at 2 p.m. on ESPN. The Nationwide racers go Saturday at 4 p.m. on ESPN.
FoxSports1 brings the Truck Series from Las Vegas Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
NBC offers MLS action between Los Angeles and Portland Sunday at 3:30 p.m., while it’s Kansas City-Philadelphia on NBC Sports network Friday at 8 p.m. and Seattle battles the Red Bulls on ESPN Sunday at 9 p.m.
In the Premier League, NBC shows Swansea battling Arsenal Saturday at 12:30 p.m. There’s a pair of games on NBC Sports network Saturday – Tottenham Hotspur against Chelsea at 7:45 a.m. before Aston Villa facing Manchester City – and two more games Sunday. Stoke City takes on Norwich City at 8:30 a.m., then it’s Sunderland-Liverpool.
ESPN2 has Mexican League play between Querétaro and Tigres Friday at 8:25 p.m.
NHL preseason action continues on Comcast, with the Capitals meeting the Flyers Friday at 7:30 p.m.
The WNBA postseason continues Thursday on ESPN2, with Indiana-Atlanta at 7 p.m. followed by Phoenix taking on Minnesota. Game 2 of each series is Sunday at 3 and 5 p.m.


Best of golf gather

Thirty golfers gather in Atlanta this weekend. Who will finish as the top one?
The official 2013 PGA tour season concludes this weekend with the Tour Championship.
Tiger Woods leads the contenders for the FedEx Cup, with Phil Mickelson and Adam Scott close behind. NBC has coverage Saturday at noon and Sunday at 1 p.m.
The NASCAR season continues its postseason Sunday in New Hampshire. Coverage begins at 2 p.m. on ESPN. The Nationwide racers will be in Kentucky Saturday, and ESPNews has the action at 7:30 p.m.
Formula One racing heads to Singapore Sunday at 8 a.m. on NBC Sports network. Practice will be Friday at 9:30 a.m.
The Orioles face the Red Sox Thursday at 7 p.m. on MASN, then battle Tampa Bay (Friday and Sunday on MASN2 and Saturday afternoon on Fox.)
Fox also offers Giants-Yankees Saturday, and TBS brings the series finale Sunday at 1:05 p.m. ESPN shows Cardinals-Brewers Sunday night.
The Nationals host Miami Thursday on MASN2, then move to MASN for the weekend.
The NFL weekend begins in Philadelphia, with Andy Reid returning with the Chiefs to face the Eagles on NFL network Thursday at 8:20 p.m.
Sunday, the Redskins face the Lions at 1 p.m. on Fox. CBS has the doubleheader, with Ravens-Texans at 1 p.m. followed by the Colts’ trip to San Francisco.
The Steelers try to get on the winning track against the Bears on NBC Sunday night, while Peyton Manning and the Broncos tackle the Raiders Monday on ESPN.
The college football weekend begins Thursday at 7:30 p.m. with Clemson facing North Carolina State on ESPN. Boise State travels to Fresno State Friday at 9 p.m.
CBS heads to the Swamp Saturday at 3:30 p.m., as Tennessee faces Florida. Notre Dame takes on Michigan State on NBC, while Fox has the Pac-12 battle between Stanford and Arizona State at 7 p.m.
ABC offers Purdue against Wisconsin and Utah State-USC at 3:30 p.m., with ESPN2 showing the game not seen over-the-air in your area. Michigan faces Connecticut and Kansas State battles Texas in primetime.
ACC network offers Pittsburgh at Duke Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with North Carolina taking on Georgia Tech. Arkansas faces Rutgers at 3:30 p.m. before Auburn battles LSU at 7:45 p.m.
San Jose State heads to Minnesota at noon on ESPN2. Top-ranked Alabama takes on Colorado State at 7 p.m., then it’s Utah against BYU at 10:15 p.m.
FoxSports1 offers Louisiana Tech against Kansas at noon, then at 4 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe meets Baylor.
MASN offers Houston against Rice Saturday at 3 p.m., followed by Texas Tech-Texas State at 7:30 p.m.
Lehigh meets Princeton at 6 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
North of the border, Edmonton takes on Winnipeg Friday at 8 p.m. on ESPN2.
Weather permitting, America’s Cup continues Thursday at 3:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network. If Team Oracle holds off New Zealand, more races will continue Friday and into the weekend.
Colorado travels to Portland for MLS action Friday at 10 p.m. on NBC Sports network, and Seattle faces the Galaxy Saturday at 10:30 p.m.
Premier League action continues on NBC Sports network with three games Saturday. Norwich City faces Aston Villa at 7:45 a.m., followed by Liverpool-Southampton and Chelsea against Fulham.
Manchester City meets Manchester United Sunday at 11 a.m.
The WNBA playoffs start Thursday on ESPN2 with Washington facing Atlanta at 8 p.m. Los Angeles faces Phoenix in the nightcap at 10 p.m. Sunday brings Game 2 between Chicago and Indiana at 3 p.m., and Minnesota-Seattle at 5 p.m.


Can Tide roll Johnny Football?

Texas A&M gave Alabama the lone blemish on its 2012 season.
Time for the rematch.
CBS starts its season of SEC football coverage Saturday at 3:30 p.m. as the Crimson Tide make their first conference trip to College Station. Alabama had last week off after stomping Virginia Tech in Atlanta. Johnny Manziel has the Aggies at 2-0 after he missed the first half of the opener.
Will his autographs remain worth big money? He’ll need another big game this weekend.
The college weekend starts Thursday at 7:30 p.m., as ESPN shows TCU-Texas Tech while FoxSports1 brings Tulane at Louisiana Tech.
Boise State takes on Air Force Friday at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
ABC has three contests on Saturday, starting at noon with UCLA-Nebraska. Oregon, fresh off a big win over Virginia, faces Tennessee at 3:30 p.m. and Notre Dame plays Purdue at 8 p.m.
Ohio State heads to California on Fox at 7 p.m.
Virginia Tech battles East Carolina on FoxSports1 at noon. It’s off to the Hawkeye State at 6 p.m. when Iowa plays Iowa State, then Oregon State heads to Utah at 10 p.m.
ESPN starts its day in the Bluegrass State, with Louisville facing Kentucky at noon. Florida State hosts Nevada at 3:30 p.m., then Vanderbilt battles South Carolina at 7 p.m. The night closes with Wisconsin against Arizona State at 10:30 p.m.
Oklahoma State meets Tulsa at noon on ESPN2, and the SEC gets primetime coverage with Mississippi State at Auburn at 7 p.m.
Wake Forest hosts Louisiana-Monroe Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on Comcast. Rhode Island battles Albany at 7 p.m.
Oklahoma State faces Lamar Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on MASN2.
NFL Network starts its slate Thursday at 8:25 p.m. with Jets-Patriots.
The Redskins travel to Green Bay Sunday at 1 p.m. on Fox. CBS has the doubleheader, with Harrisonburg showing Eagles-Chargers at 1 p.m. before the Manning Bowl between the Giants and Broncos at 4:25 p.m.
NBC shows the NFC West battle between the 49ers and Seahawks Sunday at 8:15 p.m., and the Bengals take on the Steelers Monday on ESPN.
In high school football, ESPN2 goes to Minnesota Friday at 8 p.m. for Stillwater against Cretin-Derham Hall MASN2 shows St. Thomas Aquinas against John Curtis Friday at 10:30 p.m.
After a week of controversy, the NASCAR Chase for the Cup begins in Chicago. ESPN has coverage Sunday at 1 p.m. while the Nationwide racers go Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. FoxSports1 has the Truck race Friday at 8:30 p.m.
It’s another Red Sox-Yankees weekend, this time from Boston. Fox has Saturday’s game at 1 p.m. along with Oakland at Texas, and the teams play Sunday night on ESPN. TBS brings Royals-Tigers Sunday at 1:08 p.m.
The Orioles close out a series with the Yankees Thursday at 7 p.m. on MASN, then head to Toronto for the weekend on MASN2.
The Nationals take on the Mets Thursday at 1 p.m. on MASN before the Phillies visit on MASN for the weekend.
D.C. United takes on the Galaxy Saturday at 4 p.m. on Comcast while Salt Lake plays Seattle at 10 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
NBC’s coverage of the Premier League continues with Everton against Chelsea Saturday at 12:30 p.m. Earlier in the day, Manchester United takes on Crystal Palace on NBC Sports network at 7:45 a.m., followed by Sunderland-Arsenal. Sunday brings Southampton against West Ham United at 11 a.m.
The PGA tour visits Illinois for the BMW championships on NBC. Coverage starts Saturday at 3 p.m. and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. The final round of the LPGA’s Evian Championship will be on NBC Sunday at noon.
ESPN2 shows the final of the Americas basketball championships, with Panama faces Mexico at 8 p.m. Thursday.
America’s Cup continues in San Francisco, with races on NBC Sports network Thursday at 3:30 p.m., then Saturday and Sunday at 3:30 p.m.


Week 1

Live from Denver, it’s the 2013 NFL season opener.
With the Orioles home after a nine-game road trip, the Baltimore Ravens don’t get to celebrate their Super Bowl championship with a home opener. Instead, they head to the Mile High city to face the Broncos Thursday.
NBC has coverage at 8:30 p.m. Peyton Manning won’t have to worry about Ray Lewis or Ed Reed across the line of scrimmage, but two of his favorite targets over the years – Brandon Stokely and Dallas Clark – will be wearing Ravens’ colors.
The NFL East opens play in primetime. NBC opens the Sunday night slate with Giants at Dallas at 8:30 p.m., and ESPN’s first Monday night game of the year features the Eagles at RGIII and the Redskins at 6:55 p.m. Week 1 closes with the Texans in San Diego Monday at 10:15 p.m.
Fox has the Sunday doubleheader – Falcons-Saints at 1 p.m. followed by Packers against the 49ers. CBS will show the Titans against the Steelers at 1 p.m.
The Orioles have a four-game set with the Chicago (Thursday on MASN, Friday and Sunday on MASN2 and Saturday afternoon on Fox). Yankees-Red Sox will be on Fox Saturday and TBS Sunday afternoon, and the Dodgers at Reds will be on Fox Saturday and ESPN’s Sunday night game.
The Nationals head to Miami for the weekend on MASN.
The final tennis grand slam finishes this weekend from Flushing Meadow. ESPN2 starts Thursday’s action at noon, followed by primetime play at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
CBS brings the mixed doubles championship Friday at 12:30 p.m., along with the women’s semifinals.
The men’s semifinals take place Saturday starting at noon, with the women’s final Sunday at 4:30 p.m. The men’s final will be Monday at 5 p.m., weather permitting.
ESPN2 has the men’s doubles final Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
FoxSports 1 starts the college football weekend Thursday with East Carolina hosting Florida Atlantic at 7:30 p.m. Wake Forest plays Boston College Friday at 8 p.m. on ESPN2.
Virginia tries to slow down the Oregon offense Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on ABC. San Diego State against Ohio State will be featured in other areas, with ESPN2 showing the game not on the air in your area.
West Virginia opens its second season in the Big 12, facing Oklahoma at 7 p.m. on Fox.
ESPN starts Saturday with Miami hosting Florida at noon. South Carolina travels to Georgia at 4:30 p.m., followed by Notre Dame-Michigan at 8 p.m.
Cincinnati battles Illinois on ESPN2 at noon, and Texas takes on BYU at 7 p.m.
FoxSports1 begins its day at noon with Oklahoma State at Texas-San Antonio, followed by Louisiana-Lafayette against Kansas State. The night closes out west with Washington State facing Southern Cal at 10:30 p.m.
North Carolina plays Middle Tennessee State on the ACC network at 12:30 p.m.
Comcast offers three contests Saturday. Clemson hosts South Carolina State at 12:30 p.m., followed by Alcorn State-Mississippi State and Austin Peay battles Vanderbilt at 7:30 p.m.
MASN has Temple hosting Houston Saturday at noon, while MASN2 brings three contests from the Big 12 – Southeastern Louisiana against TCU at noon, Buffalo-Butler at 3:30 p.m. and Stephen F. Austin playing Texas Tech at 7 p.m.
NBC Sports network has the battle of the First State between Delaware State at Delaware Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
Up north, NBC Sports network shows Calgary at Edmonton Friday at 9 p.m.
Who’s going to make the NASCAR Chase for the Cup? Six spots have been locked in and the rest will be decided at Richmond Saturday at 7 p.m. on ABC. The Nationwide racers hit the track Friday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
The Formula One racers will be in Italy this weekend. NBC Sports network has the race Sunday at 8 a.m., after showing practice Friday at 8 a.m. and qualifying Saturday at 8 a.m.
The final races for the America’s Cup begin Saturday and Sunday at 4 p.m. on NBC.