Let’s go racing, boys

Darrell Waltrip and friends are back.
The top series has a new title sponsor – Monster Energy – as the top drivers take to the track Sunday on Fox at 2 p.m.
Chase Elliott has the pole for the second straight year. The rest of the field will be set after the twin 125s Thursday at 7 p.m. on FoxSports1.
The Xfinity Series has its season opener Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on FoxSports1 after the Truck Series opener Friday at 7:30 p.m.
It’s Boogity, boogity, boogity time until the end of June.
Memphis clashes with Cincinnati on ESPN Thursday at 7 p.m. followed by Wisconsin-Ohio State.
ESPN2 has Alabama’s contest with Georgia at 7 p.m. before heading west for Arizona State against UCLA.
MASN has Longwood-Liberty Thursday at 7 p.m.
George Washington faces Massachusetts on Comcast Thursday at 7 p.m.
Monmouth meets Siena at 7 p.m. on ESPN2 Friday followed by Dayton-Davidson.
FoxSports1 offers California-Oregon State Friday at 10 p.m.
CBS brings three contests Saturday, starting at noon with SMU-Connecticut. Florida faces Kentucky at 2 p.m. before Duke meets Miami.
Fox brings Creighton-Villanova at 3 p.m. Saturday.
Virginia takes on North Carolina State Saturday at noon on ESPN. West Virginia tangles with TCU at 2 p.m. then it’s Iowa State-Baylor. There’s more Big 12 action with Texas against Kansas at 6 p.m. before the GameDay crew catches the top 5 battle between Arizona and UCLA.
ESPN2 starts its day at noon with Wichita State against Missouri State. Rhode Island faces VCU at 2 p.m. before Michigan meets Purdue and Maryland goes against Iowa. Texas A&M takes on Alabama at 8 p.m. before top-ranked Gonzaga battles BYU in the nightcap.
The ACC network offers North Carolina-Pittsburgh Saturday at noon along with Florida State’s trip to Clemson.
Virginia Tech visits Boston College on Comcast-plus Saturday at 4 p.m.
There’s Atlantic 10 action on NBC Sports network Saturday, with Richmond-Fordham at 2:30 p.m. and Saint Joseph’s faces St. Louis at 4:30 p.m.
MASN2 brings a pair of Big East contests Saturday, with Georgetown-St. John’s at noon followed by Seton Hall against DePaul.
There’s CAA contests on Comcast Saturday, as James Madison hosts Hofstra at noon before Towson takes on William & Mary at 2 p.m.
Marshall meets Charlotte on MASN Saturday at 6 p.m. and it’s off to the Ivy League for Brown-Harvard at 8 p.m.
It’s Syracuse-Louisville on CBS Sunday at 2 p.m. followed by Wisconsin against Michigan State. FoxSports1 has Butler taking on Xavier at 3:30 p.m.
On the women’s court, Comcast has Georgia Tech against Miami Sunday at 1 p.m.
ESPN2 has three contests, starting at 1 p.m. as Notre Dame faces Florida State. It’s Ohio State-Rutgers at 3 p.m. before Tennessee takes on Mississippi State.
Georgetown meets DePaul on FoxSports1 Sunday at 1 p.m.
TNT offers Knicks-Cavaliers Thursday at 8 p.m. before the Clippers tangle with the Warriors.
The Celtics battle the Raptors on ESPN Friday at 8 p.m., with Spurs-Clippers as the nightcap.
The Wizards host the Jazz Sunday at 5 p.m. on Comcast.
The Cavaliers meet the Bulls on ABC Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
NBC carries an outdoor battle between the Penguins and Flyers Saturday at 8 p.m. and the Bruins against the Stars Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
The Capitals host the Oilers Friday at 7 p.m. on Comcast before visiting Nashville Saturday at 5 p.m.
The Blackhawks take on the Coyotes Thursday at 8:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network and it’s Blues-Blackhawks Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
On the college ice, Notre Dame visits Boston University Friday at 6 p.m. on MASN before UMass-Lowell battles Boston College.
Chelsea clashes with Swansea City Saturday at 9:55 a.m. on NBC Sports network and it’s Tottenham Hotspur-Stoke City Sunday at 8:25 a.m.
NBC Sports network has the Tokyo marathon Saturday at 7 p.m.
There’s rugby between Harlequins and the Leicester Tigers Friday at 2:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.


NBA stars shine

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook worked well together on the court for years.
How will they do this weekend now that they play for different teams – but both in the NBA’s Western Conference?
The former Oklahoma City teammates will be on the same squad again Sunday, joining the West All-Stars against the East. Tipoff on TNT is set for 8:20 p.m.
Durant joins new teammate Stephen Curry on the West starting lineup. Westbrook will be among the West reserves looking to knock off Lebron James and the East stars.
The dunks and long-distance shooting take center stage with All-Star Saturday night starting at 8 p.m.
TNT has the Rising Stars Challenge Friday at 9 p.m. after ESPN offers the Celebrity Game Friday at 7 p.m.
Before the stars gather, TNT offers Celtics at Bulls Thursday at 8 p.m. and the Wizards face the Pacers on Comcast at 7 p.m.
NASCAR gathers at Daytona to get ready to open the season. Qualifying for the Daytona 500 will be Sunday at 3:15 p.m. on Fox, after the Clash at Daytona Saturday at 8 p.m. on FoxSports1.
There’s practices for the races Friday at 5 p.m. and Saturday at 11:30 a.m. on FoxSports1.
Michigan meets Michigan Thursday at 7 p.m. on ESPN, followed by Oregon against Utah.
ESPN2 brings Vanderbilt-Texas A&M Thursday at 7 p.m. and Connecticut’s clash with Memphis at 9 p.m
Washington State hosts Arizona on FoxSports1 Thursday at 9 p.m., then it’s Washington-Arizona State.
Valparaiso tangles with Oakland on ESPN2 Friday at 7 p.m. before VCU meets Richmond. FoxSports1 has California-Stanford at 10 p.m.
ESPN’s GameDay catches Virginia’s contest with North Carolina Saturday at 8:15 p.m. The day begins at noon with Notre Dame against North Carolina State, followed by Florida-Mississippi State. Michigan State meets Purdue at 4 p.m. before Kentucky battles Georgia.
Northern Iowa meets Wichita State on ESPN2 at noon, then it’s West Virginia taking on Texas Tech. Florida State faces Pittsburgh at 4 p.m. before SMU meets Houston and Arizona tangles with Washington. St. Mary’s and BYU close out the night at 10 p.m.
Kansas battles Baylor on CBS Saturday at 1 p.m.
The ACC network offers Virginia Tech-Louisville Saturday at 1 p.m. along with Duke against Wake Forest.
Villanova takes on Seton Hall Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on Fox, then it’s Colorado-Oregon at 3 p.m.
NBC Sports network has three contests from the Atlantic 10 Saturday, starting with Davidson-Massachusetts at noon. Dayton duels with St. Bonaventure before Rhode Island faces George Mason at 4 p.m.
Towson takes on James Madison Saturday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
MASN offers Tennessee-Martin against Southeast Missouri State Saturday at noon.
George Washington meets Duquesne Sunday at noon on NBC Sports network.
CBS has Maryland-Wisconsin Sunday at 1 p.m.
Butler battles DePaul on FoxSports1 Sunday at 1:30 p.m. before Georgetown clashes with Creighton.
Connecticut clashes with Temple Sunday at 4 p.m. on ESPN.
On the women’s court, Butler battles Georgetown Friday at 7 p.m. on MASN2. Texas takes on Oklahoma Saturday at 2 p.m. then it’s Kansas State-TCU on MASN2.
Dayton faces Fordham on NBC Sports network Sunday at 2 p.m.
ESPN2 has three contests Sunday, starting with Temple-South Florida at 1 p.m. South Carolina takes on Missouri at 3 p.m. followed by Notre Dame against Syracuse.
The Capitals take on the Red Wings Saturday at 2 p.m. on Comcast before starting NBC’s Hockey Day in America with a contest against the Rangers at 12:30 p.m. The Red Wings face Penguins at 3 p.m.
NBC Sports network has a pair of games Sunday night, with Blackhawks-Sabres at 6 p.m. followed by the Bruins against the Sharks.
The Sabres face the Avalanche Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
On the college ice, New Hampshire takes on Boston University Friday at 6 p.m. on MASN followed by Colgate-Clarkson.
Notre Dame hosts Providence on NBC Sports network Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 7 p.m.
CBS has the Genesis Open Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
FoxSports1 offers Europa League action Thursday, with Gant against Tottenham Hotspur at 1 p.m. and Manchester United facing St. Etienne at 3:05 p.m.
NBC Sports network has men’s giant slalom skiing Friday at 6:30 a.m., with the slalom Sunday at 6:30 a.m.
There’s rugby on NBC Sports network Saturday at 10 a.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m.


Durant’s return

Kevin Durant’s departure from Oklahoma City was the big story of the NBA offseason.
His first return to Oklahoma City Saturday ought to fire up the NBA weekend.
Durant and the Warriors make the first of two trips to Oklahoma City Saturday at 8:30 p.m. on ABC.
The Warriors have two wins against the Thunder so far this season, both in Oakland. Durant led the Thunder to an NBA Final during his tenure in Oklahoma City, moving on this year in hopes of getting the Warriors back on top.
Before the big game, the Thunder host Cleveland Thursday at 8 p.m. on TNT. The Celtics take on the TrailBlazers at 10:30 in the nightcap.
Comcast has the Wizards’ contest with the Pacers Friday at 8 p.m., with coverage also on ESPN. The Bulls take on the Suns at 10:30 p.m.
The Spurs visit the Knicks Sunday at 3:30 p.m. on ABC.
ESPN brings the big contest between Duke and North Carolina Thursday at 8 p.m., along with coverage on ACC network. UCLA meets Oregon at 10 p.m.
Purdue plays Indiana on ESPN2 Thursday at 7 p.m. followed by SMU-Temple.
FoxSports1 offers Colorado hosting Washington at 10 p.m.
Dayton faces Rhode Island Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
Kentucky takes on Alabama Saturday at 1 p.m. on CBS. Fox brings Georgetown-Marquette at noon followed by Xavier-Villanova at 2:30 p.m.
ESPN’s day starts at noon with West Virginia against Kansas State. Kansas takes on Texas Tech at 2 p.m., followed by Ohio State-Maryland and Florida State faces Notre Dame at 6 p.m. The GameDay crew catches top-ranked Gonzaga against St. Mary’s.
Texas A&M takes on Florida on ESPN Saturday at noon. Miami meets Louisville at 2 p.m. and it’s off to the Big 12 for Texas-Oklahoma State and Oklahoma against Iowa State. South Carolina battles Mississippi State at 8 p.m. and California clashes with Arizona in the nightcap.
The ACC network brings Syracuse-Pittsburgh and Clemson’s clash with Duke Saturday at 1 p.m.
Comcast has North Carolina State against Wake Forest Saturday at noon before showing a pair of CAA games – the College of Charleston’s clash with William & Mary at 2 p.m. followed by UNC Wilmington-Elon.
Creighton clashes with DePaul on FoxSports1 at 2 p.m. and then it’s Washington-Utah.
Massachusetts meets St. Joseph’s on NBC Sports network Saturday at 2:30 p.m. before George Washington hosts St. Bonaventure.
MASN brings Southeast Missouri State against Eastern Illinois Saturday at 2 p.m.
Michigan meets Indiana Sunday at 1 p.m. on CBS.
Cincinnati clashes with SMU on ESPN Sunday at 4 p.m.
FoxSports1 has Oregon State-UCLA Sunday at 5 p.m.
On the women’s court, FoxSports1 has Villanova-St. John’s Friday at 8 p.m.
Iowa State meets Kansas State on MASN2 Saturday at 2 p.m.
ESPN2 has three games Sunday, starting at noon with Tulane-South Florida. Maryland meets Michigan State at 2 p.m. and it’s Baylor’s contest with TCU at 4 p.m.
Enjoy the views as CBS shows the Pebble Beach Pro-Am Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
Comcast has the Capitals’ contest with the Red Wings Thursday at 7 p.m. and the Ducks Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
The Flyers face the Islanders Thursday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports network. The Lightning battle the Wild Friday at 8 p.m. and it’s Bruins-Canadiens Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
The Wild meet the Red Wings on NBC Sunday at 3 p.m.
On the college ice, MASN brings Merrimack-Boston College Friday at 6 p.m. followed by Air Force’s contest with American International.
NBC Sports network offers Arsenal-Hull City Saturday at 7:25 a.m. followed by Manchester United against Watford. Liverpool faces Tottenham Hotspur at 12:30 p.m. on NBC.
Chelsea clashes with Burnley Sunday at 8:25 a.m. and Leicester City takes on Swansea City on NBC Sports network.
NBC Sports network has ladies Alpine skiing Friday at 6:30 a.m.


LI

Who wants to visit President Trump at the White House?
The New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons battle for NFL supremacy – and an invite to Washington before the new season – at Super Bowl LI Sunday on Fox. Kickoff is set for 6:38 p.m. after hours of pregame entertainment and hype.
The Falcons reached their second Super Bowl behind the arm of Matt Ryan. They hope for a better result than in 1999, when they lost to John Elway in his final Broncos appearance.
The Patriots reach the Super Bowl for the seventh time since 2001 and ninth overall. Tom Brady won his first Super Bowl in 2002 and most recent in 2015.
The NFL will honor its top players Saturday at 8 p.m. on Fox.
TNT offers the Rockets hosting the Hawks Thursday at 8 p.m., with Warriors-Clippers as the nightcap.
The Celtics host the Lakers on ESPN Friday at 8 p.m. before the Mavericks visit the Trail Blazers.
ABC has the Cavaliers’ contest with the Knicks Saturday at 8:30 p.m. and the Clippers-Celtics Sunday at 2 p.m.
The Lakers visit the Wizards Thursday at 7 p.m. on Comcast, and the Wizards host New Orleans Saturday at 7 p.m.
Michigan State meets Nebraska Thursday at 7 p.m. on ESPN.
ESPN2 has three contests Thursday, starting at 7 p.m. with Missouri-Florida. Arizona faces Oregon State with Gonzaga against BYU in the nightcap at 11 p.m.
Oregon battles Arizona State Thursday at 11 p.m. on FoxSports1.
Rhode Island takes on Davidson Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
CBS offers Duke-Pittsburgh Saturday at 1 p.m. while Fox brings Xavier against Creighton.
Maryland’s contest with Purdue starts the day on ESPN Saturday at noon. Iowa State meets Kansas at 2 p.m., followed by Arizona-Oregon and North Carolina facing Notre Dame. The GameDay crew catches Florida’s battle with Kentucky at 8:15 p.m.
Virginia-Syracuse starts coverage on ESPN2 Saturday at noon. Georgia meets South Carolina at 2 p.m., then it’s Cincinnati clashing with Connecticut. Michigan faces Ohio State at 6 p.m. before Wichita State plays Illinois State. Top-ranked Gonzaga closes the night against Santa Clara at 10 p.m.
Georgetown hosts Seton Hall Saturday at noon on FoxSports1 before Marquette meets DePaul. Utah faces Stanford at 4:30 p.m.
The ACC network brings Boston College against Louisville and Miami-North Carolina State Saturday at 3 p.m.
Duquesne duels with Dayton Saturday at noon on NBC Sports network and George Washington meets Richmond at 2 p.m.
Towson tangles with William & Mary Saturday at 4 p.m. on Comcast.
Longwood visits Gardner-Webb Saturday at noon on MASN, with LaSalle against George Mason at 7 p.m. MASN2 brings Radford’s contest with Liberty at 7 p.m.
Wisconsin faces Indiana Sunday at 1 p.m. on CBS.
On the women’s court, Seton Hall faces Marquette Friday at 12:30 p.m. on MASN2.
Oklahoma tangles with Oklahoma State Saturday at 1 p.m. on MASN2.
ESPN2 has three contests Sunday, starting at 1 p.m. with Maryland-Indiana. South Carolina takes on Arkansas at 3 p.m. before Tennessee meets Georgia at 5 p.m.
Super Bowl Sunday means the Capitals have a home contest, meeting Kings at noon on NBC. Saturday, the Capitals play in Montreal on Comcast at 1 p.m.
NBC Sports network has the Sabres’ contest with the Rangers Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
On the college ice, MASN has Maine-Providence Friday at 6 p.m. and Cornell’s clash with Union at 8:30 p.m. Vermont visits Notre Dame Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 6:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The PGA tour visits Phoenix, with coverage on CBS Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
The United States has an international friendly with Jamaica Friday at 7:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
Chelsea clashes with Arsenal Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network, followed by Hull City-Liverpool.
Manchester City meets Swansea City Sunday at 8:25 a.m., and it’s Leicester City-Manchester United at 10:55 a.m. on NBC Sports network.
NBC Sports network has the Armory Invitational track meet Saturday at 4 p.m