Let the stars shine

The best of the NHL head to Los Angeles this weekend.
The best of the NFL – except for the two Super Bowl teams – will be in Orlando.
The NHL All-Star game will be on NBC Sunday at 3:30 p.m., with a second straight year of division vs. division play. The winners of the first two periods will battle for the overall championship in the final 20 minutes.
NBC Sports network has the All-Star skills competition Saturday at 7 p.m.
The Capitals visit the Devils Thursday at 7 p.m. on Comcast before their stars head west. NBC Sports network has the Blues against the Wild Thursday at 8 p.m.
The NFL returns to its AFC vs. NFC format, but finds a new venue – Orlando. Kickoff will be Sunday at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
There will be a Skills Competition Friday at 8 p.m. on ESPN2.
The Patriots and Falcons send their regrets. They’re getting ready for their trip to Houston.
The Australian Open closes its run with the women’s championship Saturday at 3 a.m. and men’s final Sunday at 3 a.m.
The men’s second semifinal will be Friday at 3:30 a.m. on ESPN.
Oklahoma City faces Dallas Thursday at 8 p.m. on TNT, with Lakers-Jazz as the nightcap.
The Rockets visit the 76ers Friday at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
ABC’s Saturday primetime contest matches the Clippers and Warriors at 8:30 p.m. The Thunder visit the Cavaliers Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
Comcast has the Wizards’ trip to Atlanta Friday at 8 p.m. and New Orleans Sunday at 6 p.m.
Virginia Tech visits North Carolina Thursday at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
Xavier takes on Cincinnati on ESPN2 Thursday at 7 p.m. followed by Indiana-Michigan.
FoxSports1 has a pair of contests from the Pac-12 Thursday, with Oregon State-Colorado at 8:30 p.m. followed by Oregon against Utah.
Dayton tangles with VCU on ESPN2 Friday at 9 p.m.
CBS offers North Carolina-Miami Saturday at 1 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with West Virginia facing Texas A&M at noon. The SEC/Big 12 challenge continues at 2 p.m. with Florida-Oklahoma and Texas against Georgia, capped by the 6:15 p.m. game between Kansas and Kentucky.
Florida State faces Syracuse at noon on ESPN2. The SEC/Big 12 matchups continue with Kansas State-Tennessee at 2 p.m., then Iowa State visits Vanderbilt and Baylor battles Mississippi at 6 p.m. Ohio State meets Iowa at 8 p.m. with Gonzaga-Pepperdine in the nightcap.
The ACC network has Duke’s trip to Wake Forest Saturday at 3 p.m. and Louisville hosts N.C. State Sunday at 1 p.m.
Creighton clashes with DePaul on FoxSports1 Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
Comcast carries four games on Saturday, starting at noon with Clemson-Pittsburgh. It’s off to the CAA at 2 p.m. with the College of Charleston against Drexel followed by UNC-Wilmington’s contest with William & Mary. Duquesne faces Richmond at 6 p.m.
Davidson meets Fordham on NBC Sports network Saturday at noon, followed by St. Bonaventure against Rhode Island.
Radford tangles with UNC-Asheville at noon on MASN and it’s Providence-Marquette on MASN2 at 2 p.m.
Virginia takes on Villanova on Fox Sunday at 1 p.m., followed by Washington-Arizona at 3:30 p.m.
Michigan meets Michigan State Sunday at 1 p.m. on CBS.
On the women’s court, FoxSports1 has DePaul against Creighton Friday at 8 p.m.
Kansas takes on Texas Tech at noon Saturday and it’s Oklahoma State-Kansas State at 4 p.m. on MASN2.
Comcast offers a pair of ACC contests Sunday, with Duke-Wake Forest at 1 p.m. followed by North Carolina State against North Carolina.
It’s Iowa-Maryland on ESPN2 Sunday at 2 p.m., with Baylor battling Oklahoma at 6:30 p.m.
Tiger Woods hits the course for the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. on CBS.
On the college ice, MASN brings Northeastern against UMass-Lowell at 6 p.m. Friday  followed by Bowling Green’s battle with Ferris State.
NBC Sports network has the New Balance indoor track meet Saturday at 4 p.m.
The United States takes on Serbia in an international friendly Sunday at 4 p.m. on ESPN2.
There’s men’s World Cup downhill skiing on NBC Sports network Saturday at 6 a.m.
It’s an X Games weekend on the ESPN family of networks. Action starts on ESPN Thursday at 10 p.m. and Friday at 10:30 p.m. ABC has coverage Saturday starting at 1 p.m., with ESPN taking over at 8:15 p.m. Sunday’s action gets going at noon on ESPN.

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