NFL kickoffPosted: July 31, 2014
The road to Super Bowl XLIX begins this weekend.
NBC brings the first exhibition of the 2014 season Sunday, when the Buffalo Bills meet the New York Giants at 8 p.m. in the Hall of Fame game.
The Bills are awaiting their first postseason trip of the 21st century, while the Giants are three seasons removed from a Super Bowl championship run.
The Hall of Fame enshrinement will be on ESPN2 and NFL network Saturday at 7 p.m.
NFL fans, your weekends are now set until Feb. 1 – when NBC covers the Super Bowl in Arizona.
The Orioles close a series with the Angels Thursday at 7 p.m. on MASN, then host the Mariners over the weekend on MASN2. The Nationals face the Phillies – Thursday on MASN2 and the rest of the weekend on MASN.
The Yankees and Red Sox battle Saturday at 4 p.m. on FoxSports1 and Sunday at 8 p.m. on ESPN. TBS brings the Angels and Rays Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
NASCAR visits Pocono Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN, while the Nationwide series hits Iowa Saturday at 8 p.m.
NBC Sports network has the Honda Indy 200 Sunday at 3 p.m.
CBS has the Bridgestone Invitational Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.
D.C. United hosts Houston Sunday at 8 p.m. on Comcast. NBC offers the Galaxy meeting Portland Saturday at 2:30 p.m. while Philadelphia plays Kansas City Friday at 8 p.m. and it’s Seattle-San Jose Saturday at 10:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
In friendly action, ESPN has Bayern Munich against Chivas Thursday at 8 p.m. Liverpool faces AC Milan Saturday at 6:30 p.m. in the International Champions Cup on NBC Sports network and Fox offers Manchester United against Real Madrid Saturday at 4 p.m.
Arsenal faces AC Monaco in the Emirates Cup Sunday at 11:15 a.m. on ESPN2.
Portland plays Houston in women’s soccer Sunday at 10 p.m. on ESPN2.
The U.S. Open series continues on both coasts this weekend. ESPN2 has quarterfinals from the Citi Open in Washington Friday at 4 and 7 p.m., with play from the Bank of the West Classic at 11 p.m. The semifinals are Saturday at 3 p.m. from the Citi Open and 5 p.m. out west, with championships on ESPN2 Sunday at 3 and 5 p.m.
The Breeders Cup Challenge visits Saratoga Saturday at 5 p.m. on NBC.