Is this the Triple Crown year?

Will California Chrome shine Saturday?
After wins at the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, the colt goes for the first Triple Crown since 1978 at the Belmont Stakes.
California Chrome drew the second post position Wednesday. If he’s the best of the 11-horse field, he’ll be the 12th horse to claim the Triple Crown.
NBC has coverage starting Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
The battle for the NBA title begins Thursday when the Heat visit the Spurs on ABC at 9 p.m. Game 2 is Sunday at 8 p.m., as the Heat seek their third straight championship and the Spurs look to avenge last year’s final loss.
It’s the second game of the Stanley Cup final Saturday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network, with the New York Rangers facing the Los Angeles Kings. The Kings took the opener in overtime at home Wednesday.
The Nationals host the Phillies Thursday at 4 p.m. on MASN, then head to San Diego for the weekend on MASN2 (Saturday on MASN). The Orioles close a roadtrip in Texas Thursday at 8 p.m. on MASN2 before meeting Oakland on MASN Friday and Sunday.
Fox offers Orioles-A’s Saturday at 7 p.m., along with Red Sox-Tigers and Yankees against Royals. It’s Red Sox facing the Tigers on ESPN Sunday at 8 p.m., while FoxSports1 offers the Indians facing the Rangers Saturday at 4 p.m.
The road to Omaha continues with Super Regional weekend. ESPN2 starts its action Friday at 1 p.m. when Stanford meets Vanderbilt, and Houston battles Texas at 4 p.m.
Virginia and Maryland start the day on ESPN2 at noon, followed by Vanderbilt-Stanford and the first contest between Mississippi and Louisiana-Lafayette. ESPN has the second game between Houston and Texas at 2 p.m.
Virginia plays Maryland again at noon Sunday on ESPN2, and it’s Mississippi battling Louisiana-Lafayette at 9 p.m. There’s four possible deciding games for College World Series berths, with ESPN coverage at 2 p.m. and ESPN at 3 and 6 p.m.
Breakfast at the French Open will be Sunday at 9 a.m. with the men’s final on NBC. ESPN2 has a women’s semifinal Thursday at 9 a.m. and NBC airs another at 11 a.m. It’s men’s semifinals on NBC Friday at 11 a.m. and the women’s final Saturday at 9 a.m.
NASCAR starts its run on TNT at Pocono Sunday at 1 p.m. The truck series heads to Texas Friday at 9 p.m. on FoxSports1.
NBC Sports network has the Indy Car race from Texas Saturday at 8 p.m., while the Canadian Grand Prix will be on NBC Sunday at 2 p.m. There’s practice Friday at 2 p.m. on NBC Sports network and qualifying Saturday at 1 p.m.
The PGA tour visits Memphis for the St. Jude’s Classic Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
D.C. United takes on Columbus Saturday at 6:30 p.m. on Comcast.
Mexico and Portugal play an International Friendly on ESPN2 Friday at 8:30 p.m., while the United States meets Nigeria on ESPN Saturday at 5:30 p.m.
Comcast has the Mystics against Indiana in WNBA play Friday at 7 p.m.
It’s time for X Games from Austin, with coverage starting Thursday on ESPN at 9 p.m. There’s more Friday at 8 p.m., and Saturday at noon and 8 p.m. ESPN is back at it Sunday at noon while ABC has coverage Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.
NBC Sports network offers motorcross racing from Thunder Valley Saturday at 5 p.m.

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