Kicks up north

The Women’s World Cup started with 24 teams.
Einfaches CMYKThen 16 advanced, and now eight winners of the second stage meet this weekend in the quarterfinals. Fox has a pair of contests Friday, with Germany against France at 4 p.m. from Montreal before the United States battles China in Ottawa at 7:30 p.m.
Australia tangles with Japan Saturday at 4 p.m. from Edmonton, with England and host Canada meeting in Vancouver at 7:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
The winners head to the semifinals next week.
In Major League Soccer, D.C. United takes on Toronto Saturday at 5 p.m. on Comcast. New York FC meets the Red Bulls on ESPN2 Sunday at 5 p.m. with Portland against Seattle at 7 p.m. on FoxSports1.
Mexico meets Costa Rica in an international friendly Saturday at 6 p.m. on ESPN2.
The Orioles close their series in Boston with a Thursday afternoon contest at 1:30 p.m. on MASN, then host the Indians for the weekend. Games Friday and Sunday will be on MASN2, and Saturday’s game will be on Fox.
The Nationals host Atlanta Thursday at 4 p.m. on MASN2 before going to Philadelphia for the weekend on MASN.
Fox features Angels-Mariners and Cubs against Cardinals along with the Orioles Saturday at 7 p.m., and ESPN has Cubs clashing with the Cardinals Sunday at 8 p.m.
Who’s going to be the first pick this year? ESPN offers the NBA Draft Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
The NHL selects its future stars Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The “Boogity, Boogity, Boogity” crew does their final NASCAR race of the season, with FoxSports1 coverage from Sonoma Sunday at 3 p.m. There’s qualifying Saturday at 2:15 p.m.
The IndyCar circuit visits Fontana Saturday at 4 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
North of the border, Ottawa heads to Montreal in CFL action Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2. Hamilton takes on Calgary Friday at 9 p.m. on ESPN2
Santa Anita hosts the Gold Cup on NBC Sports network Saturday at 8 p.m.
Grab your red umbrella for CBS coverage of the Travelers Championship Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
The best Senior golfers gather for the U.S. Senior Open. FoxSports1 has coverage Thursday and Friday at 2 p.m.
NBC carries the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships Saturday and Sunday at 4 p.m. There’s action on NBC Sports network Friday at 10 p.m.


Father’s Day viewing

Usually, Father’s Day weekend gives dads all the sports they want.
Not if there are NASCAR fans this year.
NASCAR uses one of its rare weekends off Sunday, giving the Sprint Cup teams time at home with their dads as midseason nears. Other sports take up the slack, with Fox taking the lead.
The U.S. Open begins a 12-year run on the Fox networks Thursday at noon on FoxSports1. Fox has primetime coverage from 8 to 11 p.m.
The second round starts Friday at noon on FoxSports1, moving to Fox at 8 p.m. Fox carries the final two rounds starting at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Virginia continues its quest for the College World Series championship against Florida Friday at 3 p.m. on ESPN2. A win moves the Cavaliers into the best-of-three finale on Monday.
Vanderbilt leads its pool, and awaits the winner of Thursday’s 8 p.m. game between TCU and LSU for its next contest Friday at 8 p.m.
If Virginia or Vanderbilt lose Friday, there will be final games in the pool Saturday.
The Orioles close a series with the Phillies Thursday at 1 p.m. on MASN, then head to Toronto for the weekend.
The Nationals host Tampa Bay Thursday at 7 p.m. on MASN before the Pirates come to town on MASN2.
ESPN offers the battle between the Dodgers and Giants Sunday at 8 p.m. and the Royals meet the Brewers on FoxSports1 Thursday at 8 p.m.
The Women’s World Cup opens its second stage with a pair of games Saturday on FoxSports1. Germany meets Sweden at 4 p.m., followed by China against Cameroon. Sunday’s contests start at 1 p.m. with Brazil against Australia then it’s France against South Korea at 4 p.m. and host Canada battling Switzerland at 7:30 p.m.
D.C. United meets New England Sunday at 5 p.m. on ESPN2 and Real Salt Lake hosts Kansas City Sunday at 10 p.m. on FoxSports1.
The Xfinity Series rides Saturday at 9:30 p.m., while the Truck Series goes Friday at 8:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network brings the Austrian Grand Prix Sunday at 7:30 a.m. There’s practice Friday at 8 a.m. and qualifying Saturday at 8 a.m.
Philadelphia meets the Kiss in Arena Football Saturday at 11 p.m. and Spokane battles Portland Sunday at 10 p.m.


Back on the road to Omaha

A few weeks ago, the University of Virginia baseball team was struggling to make the top 10 in the ACC.
Now, they are among the final eight teams playing for the national title.
Virginia, the 2014 runner-up, returns to Omaha this weekend for the College World Series. The Cavaliers meet Arkansas Saturday at 3 p.m. to start their double-elimination pool. ESPN has coverage of the action.
Miami meets Florida in Saturday’s nightcap at 8 p.m.
Vanderbilt begins the defense of its title at 8 p.m. Sunday against Cal-State Fullerton on ESPN2, after LSU and TCU tangle at 3 p.m. on ESPN.
Play continues in the two pools throughout the week, getting down to the final two for the best-of-three finale starting June 22.
The Orioles close a series against the Red Sox Thursday at 7 p.m. on MASN, then host the Yankees for the weekend. Games Friday and Sunday are on ESPN, with Saturday’s game part of the Fox Saturday package.
The Nationals visit Milwaukee for a four-game set, with games on MASN2 Thursday, Friday and Sunday and MASN Saturday afternoon.
The Giants host Arizona Saturday on Fox, and the Cubs and Reds meet Saturday on Fox and Sunday on ESPN.
The Stanley Cup Final continues Saturday on NBC, with Game 5 between the Lightning and Blackhawks at 8 p.m.
Cleveland hosts Game 4 of the NBA Finals Thursday at 9 p.m. on ABC, with the scene shifting to Golden State Sunday at 8 p.m.
The WNBA season starts with a pair of games on ESPN2 Sunday – Chicago against Indiana at 1 p.m. before Minnesota takes on Phoenix at 3 p.m.
The United States women face Sweden in their second match of the World Cup Friday at 8 p.m. on Fox.
Germany meets Norway Thursday at 4 p.m. on FoxSports1, followed by Ivory Coast-Thailand at 7 p.m. Host Canada battles New Zealand at 9 p.m.
Australia goes against Nigeria Friday at 5 p.m. on FoxSports1. Switzerland faces Ecuador at 7 p.m. while Japan-Cameroon finishes the night at 10.
Fox brings a pair of games Saturday – France against Colombia at 1 p.m. and England meeting Mexico at 4 p.m. It’s Brazil-Spain Saturday at 4 p.m. on FoxSports1.
Croatia meets Italy in a Euro 2016 qualifier Friday at 2:30 p.m. on ESPN2 and it’s Armenia-Portugal on ESPN Saturday at 11:55 a.m. before England plays Slovenia Sunday at 11:55 a.m.
D.C. United tangles with Orlando City Sunday at 7 p.m. on FoxSports1.
Memphis hosts the PGA Tour this weekend, with the St. Jude Classic on CBS Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
NBC carries the Women’s PGA championship Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
NASCAR travels to Michigan this weekend, with the Sprint Cup series Sunday at 1 p.m. on FoxSports1. The Xfinity drivers ride Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and the Truck Series goes Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
The IndyCar circuit visits Toronto Sunday at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports network. There’s qualifying Saturday at 5 p.m.
Jacksonville visits Tampa Bay in Arena Football Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
The NCAA’s best track and field athletes meet on ESPN2 Saturday at 2:30 p.m. There’s are men’s finals Friday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN and the women’s semifinals are Thursday at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN.
NBC brings the Adidas Grand Prix from New York Saturday at 1 p.m.
Horses hit the track for the Stephen Foster and Fleur de Lis Saturday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network.

 


Is it finally the Triple Crown year?

Twice in the past three years, a horse went to the Belmont Stakes with a chance to win the Triple Crown.
And failed.
American Pharoah tries to end the 37-year drought at Saturday’s Belmont Stakes. NBC has coverage at 4:30 p.m.
An eight-horse field will tackle the longest race of the Triple Crown, and American Pharoah drew the fifth slot Wednesday. A first place finish after that will make major history.
NBC Sports network has earlier races in the day at 2:30 p.m.
Can LeBron James bring a championship to Cleveland? He gets another chance starting Thursday when the Cavaliers take on the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. ABC has coverage of Game 1 at 9 p.m., with Game 2 Sunday at 8 p.m.
It’s game 2 of the Stanley Cup playoffs between Chicago and Tampa Bay Saturday at 7:15 p.m. on NBC.
The women’s World Cup gets underway Saturday in Canada, with the host squad meeting China on FoxSports1 at 6 p.m.
D.C. United hosts Toronto Saturday at 7 p.m. on Comcast and Dallas takes on San Jose Sunday at 7 p.m. on FoxSports1.
The United States faces the Netherlands in an international friendly Friday at 2:20 p.m. on ESPN and Ireland meets England Sunday at 7:55 a.m. on ESPN2.
The Orioles close a series with the Astros Thursday at 2 p.m. on MASN before heading to Cleveland for the weekend. Games Friday and Saturday are on MASN2, with Sunday afternoon on MASN.
The Nationals meet the Cubs for a four-game set, starting Thursday at 7 p.m. on MASN. Coverage will be on MASN Friday and Saturday, with Sunday’s game at 4 p.m. on MASN2.
Fox Saturday baseball offers Braves-Pirates, White Sox against Tigers and Yankees battling the Angels at 7 p.m. The Royals meet the Rangers on FoxSports1 Saturday at 2 p.m., and ESPN closes the weekend with Cardinals-Dodgers Sunday at 8 p.m.
The NCAA Super Regionals get underway Friday at 4 p.m., with Arkansas-Missouri State followed by Florida-Florida State on ESPN2.
ESPN has a pair of games Saturday, with Miami meeting VCU at 2 p.m. and Texas A&M starting its best-of-three with TCU at 5 p.m. There’s four games on ESPN2, starting at 11 a.m. when Louisville faces Cal State Fullerton. Missouri State meets Arkansas at 2 p.m., then it’s Florida-Florida State and LSU battles Louisiana-Lafayette at 8 p.m.
Sunday brings three games on ESPN2, starting at noon, while Texas A&M-TCU tangle at 2:15 p.m.
The French Open ends its run, with the women’s final Saturday at 9 a.m. and the men’s final Sunday at 9 a.m. on NBC. ESPN2 has the women’s semifinals Thursday at 9 a.m. and NBC brings semifinal coverage Thursday and Friday at 11 a.m.
CBS offers the Memorial Tournament Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
NASCAR heads to Pocono Sunday at 1 p.m. on FoxSports1, while the Truck Series races at Texas Friday at 9 p.m.
NBC Sports network brings the IndyCar Firestone 600 Saturday at 8 p.m. There’s qualifying Friday at 6 p.m.
Formula One visit Canada, with race coverage on NBC Sunday at 2 p.m. NBC Sports network has qualifying Saturday at 1 p.m. after practice Friday at 2 p.m.
The X Games start their run with Moto X action on ESPN Thursday at 8:30 p.m. Action continues Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at noon and 8 p.m. (2 p.m. on ABC) and closes Sunday at noon on ESPN and at 2 p.m. on ABC.