Racing for history

It’s been the longest run without a Triple Crown winner since the races started in the 19th century.
California Chrome hopes to keep its championship hopes alive at Pimlico Saturday.
NBC carries the Preakness Stakes, starting at 4:30 p.m. If California Chrome wins, it’s off to Belmont for a shot at the Triple Crown. If not, it’s wait until next year again.
Lady Gaga had to make way for a potential Game 6 for the Wizards, and they will try to extend their series with the Pacers Thursday at 8 p.m. on ESPN. The Thunder and Clippers battle at 10:30 p.m. Game 7 in either series will be held Sunday, if necessary.
The Heat and Spurs await their conference final foe after clinching their series on Wednesday.
The Kings and Ducks have their series-deciding game Friday at 9 p.m. on NBC Sports network. The conference finals start Saturday at 1 p.m. when Montreal hosts the New York Rangers on NBC. Chicago plays the winner of Friday’s game Sunday at 3 p.m.
The Orioles head to Kansas City Thursday at 8 p.m. on MASN, with games on MASN2 the rest of the weekend. The Nationals host the Mets on MASN Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
ESPN offers the Red Sox and Tigers Sunday at 8 p.m. There’s a Thursday afternoon contest on FoxSports1 between the Padres and Reds at 12:30 p.m., and the Pirates visit the Yankees Saturday at 4 p.m.
On college diamond, Comcast offers North Carolina at Miami Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m. Florida travels to Tennessee Saturday at 1 p.m. Kansas State hosts Texas Sunday at 4:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
FoxSports1 carries the NASCAR all-star race Saturday at 8:30 p.m., after the all-star qualifying race at 7 p.m. ESPN has the Nationwide race from Iowa Sunday at 2 p.m.
The field for the Indianapolis 500 will be set after qualifying Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. on ABC.
A pair of ACC teams try to advance to the NCAA lacrosse final four Saturday, with Maryland facing Bryant at noon followed by Albany-Notre Dame.
D.C. United hosts Montreal Saturday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
It’s time for the Byron Nelson Championship on CBS Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
Portland plays San Jose in Arena Football on ESPN2 Saturday at 10 p.m.
The NCAA softball tournament starts Friday on ESPN2 with South Florida-South Carolina at 4:30 p.m. followed by Fordham-Florida State. Play continues in the Tallahasse regional on ESPN Saturday at noon, with three games before heading to Tucson at 7 p.m. The regional finals are Sunday at noon in Tallahasse and Tucson at 4:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
New York plays Chicago in WNBA action Saturday at 8 p.m. on ESPN2.
The Tour of California continues with stages Thursday at 5 p.m., Friday at 4:30 p.m. and Saturday at 5 p.m. on NBC Sports network. Stage eight will be Sunday at 1 p.m. on NBC.

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