Race dayPosted: May 22, 2014
From Monaco to Indianapolis and then Charlotte, Sunday is the day for racing.
NBC drops the flag with the Formula One Grand Prix of Monaco, starting at 7:30 a.m. As an appetizer, there’s qualifying Saturday at 8 a.m. on NBC Sports network and practice Thursday at 8 a.m.
It’s the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500, starting at 11 a.m. on ABC. NBC Sports network has pre-race events, with the Carb Day action Friday at 11 a.m. and Indy Lights at noon.
NASCAR finishes the big day with 600 miles at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Fox has coverage starting at 6 p.m., and ABC carries the Nationwide race Saturday at 3 p.m. FoxSports1 has Sprint Cup qualifying Thursday at 7 p.m.
Baltimore hosts the NCAA men’s lacrosse championship, with Duke against Denver at 1 p.m. Saturday on ESPN2. Maryland battles Notre Dame at 3:30 p.m., and the title will be decided Monday.
It’s the midpoint for conference finals in the NBA and NHL. The Heat host the Pacers in Game 3 Saturday at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN, with Game 4 Monday at 8:30 p.m. while the Western final heads to Oklahoma City Sunday at 8:30 p.m. on TNT.
The Rangers host Game 3 against the Canadians Thursday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network, with Game 4 Sunday at 8 p.m. NBC carries the third game between Chicago and Los Angeles Saturday at 8 p.m.
Fox has its first baseball action of the season Saturday at 7:15 p.m., with Nationals at Pirates among the choices. Other parts of the country will see either the Cardinals meet the Reds or Royals against Angels. FoxSports1 has the Rangers and Tigers Saturday at 4 p.m., and ESPN offers Cardinals-Reds Sunday at 8 p.m.
The Orioles host Cleveland in a four-game series starting Thursday at 7 p.m. on MASN (Sunday afternoon on MASN2). The Nationals visit Pittsburgh on MASN2 Thursday and Friday, and Sunday on MASN.
Comcast has three games from the ACC tournament Thursday, starting at 11 a.m. with Virginia against Maryland. Duke meets Georgia Tech at 3 p.m. and Clemson plays Miami at 7 p.m. There’s three more games Friday starting at 11 a.m. as Florida State battles Maryland. It’s Clemson-Georgia Tech at 3 p.m. and Virginia meets North Carolina at 7 p.m. Saturday’s play starts at 11 a.m. with Miami-Duke, and Maryland takes on North Carolina at 3 p.m.
The title tilt is on ESPN2 Sunday at 1 p.m., with the SEC championship at 4:30 p.m. FoxSports1 has the Big East championship Sunday at 1 p.m. and Big 12 at 5:30 p.m.
CBS has the PGA Tour’s Colonial tournament Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. The best senior golfers hold their PGA championship Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
D.C. United visits New England Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on Comcast.
It’s super regional weekend for the NCAA softball field, starting Thursday on ESPN when Michigan meets Florida State at 7 p.m. Nebraska faces Alabama at 9 p.m. Tennessee and Oklahoma battle on ESPN2 Friday at 7 p.m. while ESPN has games at 7 and 9 p.m. if needed to decide Softball World Series berths.
The second game between Baylor and Georgia starts the day Saturday at noon on ESPN. There’s a decisive game scheduled at 3 p.m., then Game 2 of the Tennessee-Oklahoma series at 5 p.m. ESPN2 has a possible third game at 8 p.m., then top-seeded Oregon plays Minnesota at 10 p.m.
Sunday’s action starts at noon on ESPN, with game 2 from Oregon at 5 p.m. and a decisive game if necessary on ESPN2 at 8 p.m.
NBC Sports network carries action from the World Ice Hockey Championships, including quarterfinals Thursday at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
The French Open starts on ESPN2 Sunday at 5 a.m. NBC has coverage at noon.