Ryder Cup time

Lots of excitement in Scotland the last week.
It continues this weekend with the Ryder Cup.
rydercup-logo2014The 12-member United States team will try to claim the trophy on foreign soil for the first time in many years. Golf Network carries the first day’s matches Friday, starting at 1:30 a.m.
Saturday’s competition begins on NBC at 3 a.m., and the final battle for the Cup starts Sunday at 7 a.m. with all 12 golfers competing in singles matches – all trying to reach enough points to claim the cup. Europe retains it with 14 points, and the United States needs 14 1/2 to bring it home.
Hail to the Redskins as they get to host the CBS Thursday night game against the Giants at 8:20 p.m.
The Ravens host Carolina Sunday at 1 p.m. on CBS, while Fox starts its day at 1 p.m. with the Packers taking on the Bears. Undefeated Philadelphia faces the 49ers in the late afternoon game on Fox.
NBC offers the Cowboys and Saints Sunday night at 8:20 p.m., with the Chiefs battling the Patriots on ESPN Monday night.
The college weekend starts Thursday on ESPN when Texas Tech takes on Oklahoma State at 7:30 p.m. FoxSports1 offers UCLA against Arizona State at 10 p.m.
Old Dominion makes its C-USA home debut Friday at 8 p.m. on FoxSports1, facing Middle Tennessee. New Mexico battles Fresno State on ESPN at 8 p.m.
Virginia Tech hosts Western Michigan on the ACC network Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
Top-ranked Florida State visits North Carolina State on ABC at 3:30 p.m., with other areas seeing Minnesota-Michigan. ESPN2 has the game not seen over-the-air in your area. Syracuse battles Notre Dame in the Meadowlands at 8 p.m.
CBS brings Texas A&M against Arkansas at 3:30 p.m. while Fox has a pair of contests – Stanford against Washington at 4:15 p.m. before Baylor battles Iowa State at 8 p.m.
Georgia clashes with Tennessee on ESPN at noon, then it’s Missouri playing South Carolina at 7 p.m. Southern Cal faces Oregon State at 10:30 p.m.
ESPN2 offers Michigan State-Wyoming at noon. It’s off to the ACC at 7:30 p.m. with Duke meeting Miami.
Kansas takes on Texas at 4 p.m. on FoxSports1.
Boston College hosts Colorado State at 12:30 p.m. on Comcast, then it’s a pair of CAA contests – Delaware against James Madison before Towson faces Maine at 7 p.m.
MASN2 offers UTEP at Kansas State at noon.
ESPN has high school football Friday at 9 p.m. with Bishop Gorman of Nevada taking on St. John Bosco.
The Orioles close out a series with the Yankees – and Derek Jeter’s home career – Thursday at 7 p.m. on MASN before heading to Toronto for a regular season-ending set on MASN2.
The Nationals host the Mets Thursday in a day/night doubleheader (1 p.m. on MASN and 7 p.m. on MASN2), then move to MASN for four games with the Marlins including a day/night doubleheader Friday.
Derek Jeter’s career ends at Fenway Park, and Fox has Saturday’s contest at 1 p.m. before TBS shows the season finale Sunday at 1:30 p.m. FoxSports1 has the Pirates against Reds Saturday at 1:05 p.m.
NASCAR visits Dover this weekend, with the bottom four in the 16-member Chase for the Cup seeing their dreams dashed. ESPN has the action Sunday at 2 p.m. The Nationwide drivers race Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN.
The Revolution visit Sporting Kansas City Friday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network, and D.C. United takes on Philadelphia Saturday at 3 p.m.
The Galaxy take on the Red Bulls on ESPN2 Sunday at 8:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network has three Premier League contests Saturday, starting at Liverpool-Everton at 7:45 a.m. Manchester United clashes with West Ham United at 10 a.m. followed by Arsenal against Tottenham Hotspur. West Bromwich Albion battles Burnley Sunday at 11 a.m.
The Capitals have a preseason contest against the Bruins Friday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
NBC Sports network offers the Jockey Cup Gold Cup Saturday at 5:30 p.m.


Super Bowl rematch

Last year’s Super Bowl wasn’t a treat for Peyton Manning.
But he gets a second chance at the Seahawks this week. The teams meet at 4:25 p.m. on CBS.
The Broncos bolted out to a 2-0 start, one of seven teams to begin the year perfect. The Seahawks fell to San Diego last week after their season opening victory over the Packers.
Kirk Cousin and the Redskins take on Philadelphia Sunday at 1 p.m. on Fox, while the Ravens visit Cleveland on CBS.
The NFL weekend starts Thursday at 8:20 p.m. on CBS, with the Buccaneers traveling to Atlanta. The Steelers and Panthers cap Sunday’s action on NBC, and ESPN brings the Bears’ visit to the New York Jets Monday.
Auburn and Kansas State kick off the college football weekend Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN. Connecticut visits South Florida Friday at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
Top-ranked Florida State gets tested by Clemson on ABC Saturday at 8 p.m. In the afternoon, ABC offers Utah at Michigan or Texas A&M facing SMU. ESPN2 has the game not shown over the air in your area.
Third-ranked Alabama faces Florida at 3:30 p.m. on CBS, while Oklahoma and West Virginia clash on Fox at 7:30 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Virginia Tech hosting Georgia Tech, then Virginia heads to BYU at 3:30 p.m. In primetime, Mississippi State faces LSU before Oregon tangles with Washington State at 10:30 p.m.
Wisconsin battles Bowling Green on ESPN2 at noon. Miami faces Nebraska at 8 p.m.
Comcast carries a pair of games from the CAA, with James Madison visiting Villanova at 12:30 p.m. before New Hampshire plays Richmond.
Louisville tries to bounce back from its loss to Virginia, taking on Florida International on FoxSports1 at 3:30 p.m. San Diego State battles Oregon State at 10:30 p.m.
Maryland left the ACC, but they appear on the ACC network this week with a trip to Syracuse at 12:30 p.m.
Old Dominion takes on Rice on MASN2 at noon.
ESPN2 has Texas high school football Thursday with Lubbock Central against Stephenville at 9 p.m.
With division titles in hand, the Orioles and Nationals rest up and gear up for the postseason this weekend. Boston comes to Baltimore for the final regular season home series Friday through Sunday on MASN, while Washington heads to Miami on MASN Thursday and MASN2 the rest of the weekend.
The Royals host the Tigers in a battle for the AL Central, with coverage on ESPN2 Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m. on Fox and Sunday at 1:35 p.m. on TBS. The Dodgers and Cubs also meet on Fox Saturday at 1 p.m.
ESPN shows the Reds and Cardinals Sunday at 8 p.m.
NASCAR visits New Hampshire for the second race in the Chase for the Cup. ESPN has coverage Sunday at 2 p.m.
NBC Sports network carries the Singapore Grand Prix Sunday at 7:30 a.m. There’s practice Friday at 9:30 a.m.
D.C. United visits Chicago Saturday at 8:30 p.m. on Comcast. Colorado takes on Real Salt Lake Friday at 10 p.m. on NBC Sports network, and there’s a pair of games Saturday – Vancouver-Portland at 5 p.m. followed by the Red Bulls against Seattle.
West Ham takes on Liverpool Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on NBC. Queens Park Rangers face Stoke City Saturday at 7:45 a.m. on NBC Sports network, then Aston Villa meets Arsenal at 10 a.m. Chelsea clashes with Manchester City at 11 a.m.
The NHL preseason begins on Comcast Sunday at 5 p.m., with the Capitals hosting Buffalo.
NBC Sports network offers equestrian show jumping from Central Park Thursday at 7 p.m.


Jeter’s farewell tour

Two and a half more weeks left in Derek Jeter’s last season – unless the Yankees can make the postseason.
The Yankees’ hopes for one more playoff run may depend on this weekend’s series in division-leading Baltimore – four games starting Friday at 1 p.m. on MASN.
Friday’s day-night doubleheader is due to a rainout in August. Both Friday games will be on MASN, with Saturday afternoon’s contest on Fox and Sunday night on ESPN.
Jeter played at Camden Yards in the postseason of 1996 and 2012. Winning this series may keep his postseason hopes alive a little while longer.
The Nationals visit the Mets, with games on MASN Thursday, Saturday and Sunday while Friday’s contest is on MASN2.
Fox also shows the Braves against the Rangers Saturday at 1 p.m. The Padres meet the Diamondbacks on FoxSports1 Saturday at 8 p.m., and TBS shows the AL Central battle between the Indians and Tigers.
CBS starts its Thursday night NFL package with the Steelers visiting the Ravens at 8:30 p.m.
The 49ers open their new stadium against the Bears Sunday at 8:30 p.m. on NBC while the Eagles visit the Colts on ESPN Monday night.
The Redskins head to Jacksonsville Sunday at 1 p.m. on CBS, with Broncos-Chiefs as the nightcap. Fox shows the Cardinals at Giants at 1 p.m. in the Harrisonsburg area.
ESPN starts the college football weekend Thursday at 9 p.m. when BYU hosts Houston. Friday, Baylor visits Buffalo at 8 p.m.
Fresh off the big win over Ohio State, Virginia Tech hosts East Carolina Saturday at noon on ESPN. Virginia opens its ACC season, facing Louisville on the ACC network at 12:30 p.m.
The SEC on CBS kicks off at 3:30 p.m. when Georgia faces South Carolina.
Notre Dame hosts Purdue at 7:30 p.m. on NBC, while Fox has a pair of contests – Illinois-Washington at 4 p.m. followed by UCLA-Texas.
ABC starts its day at noon with either Kent State-Ohio State or Boise State against Connecticut, with the game not over the air in your area on ESPN2. Arkansas tangles with Texas Tech at 3:30 p.m. and the primetime matchup brings Tennessee against Oklahoma.
Iowa battles Iowa State on ESPN at 3:30 p.m., and Boston College hosts Southern Cal at 8 p.m. Third-ranked Alabama faces Southern Miss at 6 p.m., and it’s Rice against Texas A&M at 9 p.m.
FoxSports1 starts its day at noon with Pittsburgh traveling to Florida International. Minnesota travels to TCU at 4 p.m.
There’s a pair of ACC teams on Comcast, with Georgia Tech hosting Georgia Southern at noon followed by Duke-Kansas.
Texas-San Antonio visits Oklahoma State at 7 p.m. on MASN2.
Comcast offers high school football between DeMatha and LaSalle Friday at 7:30 p.m.
It’s Race for the Chase time, starting at Chicagoland Sunday at 2 p.m. on ESPN. The Nationwide racers will go fast Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
The PGA tour crowns its season-long champion in Atlanta this weekend. Coverage starts Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on NBC and Sunday at 3 p.m.
Liverpool faces Aston Villa in the Premier League Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on NBC. NBC Sports network has two games Saturday, with Arsenal-Manchester City at 7:45 a.m. followed by Chelsea meeting Swansea City. Manchester United meets Queens Park Rangers Sunday at 11 a.m.
Real Salt Lake visits Seattle on NBC Sports network Friday at 10:30 p.m. The Red Bulls take on Philadelphia Saturday at 3 p.m.
It’s the semifinals of the World Cup of basketball from Spain, with the first contest Thursday at 3 p.m. on ESPN and second Friday at 4 p.m. on ESPN2. The winners play for the title Sunday at 3 p.m. on ESPN2, and the third place game is at 1 p.m.
Phoenix tries to clinch the WNBA championship Friday, taking on Chicago in Game 3 at 8 p.m. Game 4, if necessary, will be Sunday at 5:30 p.m.


Week 1

Seattle crushed Peyton Manning’s Super Bowl hopes in February.
The reward? A season opening home game.
The Seahawks begin their title defense Thursday, hosting the Packers on NBC at 8:30 p.m. The teams’ last meeting at CenturyLink Field came early in 2012, when the Seahawks won on the final play “Fail Mary” in the final game officiated by replacement referees.
Manning and his Denver teammates do get their NBC primetime game, facing the Colts Sunday at 8:30 p.m.
The Redskins open their season at Houston, looking to end a 14-game losing streak with top draft pick Jadeveon Clowney. Coverage is Sunday at 1 p.m. on FOX, followed by the 49ers at Cowboys. The Ravens start their season at home against Cincinnati on CBS at 1 p.m.
ESPN starts its opening Monday night doubleheader in Detroit, with the Lions battling the Giants at 7 p.m. The Chargers head to Arizona in the nightcap.
North of the border, Saskatchewan takes on Winnipeg Sunday at 4 p.m. on ESPN.
The college week starts Thursday on FoxSports1 when Arizona visits Texas-San Antonio at 8 p.m. ESPN has a Friday doubleheader, with Pittsburgh-Boston College at 7 p.m. followed by Washington State facing Nevada at 10:30 p.m.
Virginia Tech heads to the Horseshoe, meeting Ohio State Saturday at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
Notre Dame hosts Michigan at 7:30 p.m. on NBC while Michigan State heads west to battle Oregon on Fox at 6:30 p.m.
ABC has a pair of choices at noon – Akron against Penn State and Oklahoma taking on Tulsa. ESPN2 will have the game not shown over the air in your area. At 3:30 p.m., Stanford meets Southern Cal.
Missouri tackles Toledo at noon and Mississippi battles Vanderbilt at 4:30 p.m. on ESPN.
ESPN2 has Ball State against Iowa at 3:30 p.m. Auburn meets San Jose State at 7 p.m., and Colorado State travels to Boise State at 10:15 p.m.
FoxSports1 starts its day at noon with Kansas State-Iowa State from the Big 12. Texas hosts BYU at 7:30 p.m. and Texas Tech tackles UTEP at 11 p.m.
Clemson takes on South Carolina State at 12:30 p.m. on the ACC network.
Florida State hosts The Citadel Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on Comcast.
MASN2 brings SMU-North Texas Saturday at noon, followed by Missouri State facing Oklahoma State at 3:30 p.m.
NASCAR sets its 16-car Chase for the Cup after Saturday’s race in Richmond. Thirteen racers have already clinched their spots, and the others can grab a place with a win Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on ABC. The Nationwide racers go Friday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
NBC Sports network has the Italian Grand Prix Sunday at 7:30 a.m. There’s practice Friday at 8 a.m. and qualifying Saturday at 8 a.m.
The Orioles close out their homestand against the Reds Thursday at 7 p.m. on MASN, then visit Tampa Bay for the weekend. Games Friday and Sunday are on MASN2, with Saturday afternoon’s contest on Fox. The Nationals host the Phillies for the weekend on MASN.
FoxSports1 offers Yankees-Royals Saturday at 4 p.m., and the two teams battle on TBS Sunday at 1:05 p.m. The Giants visit the Tigers Saturday at 1 p.m. on Fox and Sunday night on ESPN.
The U.S. Open closes this weekend, with the women’s final Sunday at 4:30 p.m. and men’s championship Monday at 5 p.m.
ESPN has quarterfinal action Thursday at noon and 8 p.m., and the men’s doubles championship Sunday at 12:30 p.m. while CBS carries the women’s semifinals Friday at 12:30 p.m. and men’s semifinals Saturday at noon.
NBC carries the BMW championships from Denver Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.
D.C. United takes on Vancouver Saturday at 11 p.m. on Comcast. Colorado clashes with the Galaxy Friday at 10:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network while Sporting Kansas City visits the Red Bulls Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ESPN2 has Portland against San Jose Sunday at 4:45 p.m.
The United States meets Ukraine in group play of the International World Cup Thursday at 11:30 a.m. on ESPN2. Play in the round of 16 will be Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN.
Chicago and Phoenix battle for the WNBA title, starting Sunday at 3:30 p.m. on ABC.