Father’s Day viewingPosted: June 12, 2014
Father’s Day comes early this year – with plenty on the sporting calendar.
The World Cup kicks off Thursday from Sao Paolo, with host Brazil facing Croatia at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN.
Spain meets Netherlands Friday at 3 p.m. on ESPN. Mexico battles Cameroon on ESPN2 Friday at 11:30 a.m. and it’s Chile-Australia at 5:30 p.m.
ABC joins the action Saturday at 11:30 a.m. when Colombia meets Greece, and it’s Uruguay-Costa Rica at 2:30 p.m. ESPN has England against Italy at 5:30 p.m., followed by Ivory Coast-Japan at 8:30 p.m.
Sunday’s play on ABC starts with Switzerland facing Ecuador at 11:30 a.m. and France faces Honduras at 2:30 p.m. ESPN has the action at 5:30 p.m. when Argentina plays Bosnia-Herzegovina.
The Heat and Spurs continue their battle for the NBA championship Thursday at 9 p.m. on ABC. Game 5 will be back in San Antonio Sunday at 8 p.m.
The Stanley Cup Final returns to Los Angeles for Game 5 Friday on NBC at 8 p.m.
Pinehurst hosts the best golfers at the U.S. Open starting Thursday. NBC has coverage 3-5 on Thursday and Friday, and starts action Saturday and Sunday at noon. ESPN starts Thursday’s action at 9 a.m., and rejoins at 6 p.m. There’s more Friday at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
The Orioles close their homestand with a four-game set against the Blue Jays (Thursday on MASN2 and the rest of weekend on MASN). The Nationals have a Thursday afternoon contest against the Giants on MASN, then visit St. Louis on MASN2 Friday and Sunday.
Fox has Nationals and Cardinals Saturday at 7 p.m., along with the Angels against Braves and Reds meeting the Brewers. FoxSports1 offers Twins-Tigers at 4 p.m. Saturday, and ESPN has the Angels facing the Braves Sunday at 8 p.m.
Eight teams, including Virginia, have gathered in Omaha for the College World Series. UC-Irvine takes on Texas to start the action Saturday at 3 p.m. on ESPN2, and Vanderbilt meets Louisville at 8 p.m. Texas Tech tackles TCU at 3 p.m. Sunday, and the Cavaliers faces Mississippi at 8 p.m.
Pool play continues through the week.
NASCAR visits Michigan for the weekend, with Sprint Cup series coverage on TNT Sunday at 1 p.m. The Nationwide racers go Saturday at 2 p.m. on ESPN and the truck series will be on FoxSports1 Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
The Mystics host Chicago Friday at 7 p.m. and Atlanta Sunday at 4 p.m. on Comcast. ESPN2 has Minnesota hosting Phoenix Sunday at 1 p.m.
NBC Sports network has the Diamond League Grand Prix Saturday at 4 p.m.
The Motocross circuit visits High Point on NBC Sports network Saturday at 2 p.m.