Getting baseball going

For the first time, all 30 major league teams were scheduled to begin play Thursday.
The weather won’t permit, of course.
A week after Baltimore and the East Coast got hit by a big snowstorm, the Orioles host the Twins at 3 p.m. on MASN.
The Nationals’ contest in Cincinnati has been postponed until Friday at 4 p.m. on MASN.
ESPN has four games on Opening Day, starting at 12:30 p.m. when the Cubs meet the Marlins. The World Champion Astros tangle with the Rangers at 3:30 p.m., followed by Giants-Dodgers at 7 p.m. It’s Indians against Mariners in the nightcap at 10 p.m.
The Orioles series with the Twins continues Saturday at 7 p.m. on MASN2 and Sunday at 1 p.m. on MASN.
The Nationals meet the Reds Saturday at 2 p.m. on MASN and Sunday at 4 p.m. on MASN2.
FoxSports1 brings a pair of contests Saturday, with Astros-Rangers at 4 p.m. followed by the Brewers facing the Padres at 8:30 p.m.
ESPN offers Cardinals-Mets at 1 p.m. Sunday and the Giants and Dodgers at 8:30 p.m.
Sister Jean and the Illinois-Chicago crew went from 11 seed to the Final Four, and will play Michigan Saturday at 6 p.m. on TBS. TNT and TruTV adds coverage for each team for their fans.
It’s top seeds Kansas and Villanova meeting in the second semifinal Saturday at 8:30 p.m. The national champion will be crowned Monday at 9 p.m. on TBS.
The women’s Final Four starts Friday at 7 p.m. with Louisville against Mississippi State on ESPN2. Notre Dame faces Connecticut in the second semifinal at 9:30 p.m.
The winners battle Sunday at 6 p.m. on ESPN.
ESPN2 has the NIT championship between Penn State and Utah Thursday at 7 p.m.
The High School Nationals semifinals are Friday on ESPN2 at 3 and 5 p.m. The championship is Saturday at noon on ESPN, with the women’s championship Saturday at 10 a.m.
The Thunder visit the Spurs on TNT Thursday at 8 p.m., with Bucks-Warriors in the nightcap.
The Wizards take on the Pistons Thursday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington. The Hornets come to town Saturday at 3 p.m. and there’s a contest with the Bulls Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
The Pelicans meet the Cavaliers Friday at 8 p.m. on ESPN, followed by Clippers-Trail Blazers.
The Spurs battles the Rockets Sunday at 3:30 p.m. on ABC.
NBC Sports network has the Stars’ contest with the Wild Thursday at 8 p.m. The Capitals tangle with the Penguins Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
The Capitals take on the Hurricanes Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington. The Sharks meet the Golden Knights Saturday at 10:30 p.m.
The Flyers host the Bruins on NBC Sunday at 12:30 p.m. on NBC.
On the college diamond, West Virginia tangles with Texas Friday at 7:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
Baylor battles Oklahoma in college softball Saturday at 7 p.m. on ESPN and it’s Alabama-Kentucky on ESPN2 Saturday at 5 p.m.
The PGA tour visits Houston Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. on NBC.
Fox has the MLS battle of Los Angeles Saturday at 3 p.m. San Jose meets New York City FC Saturday at 8 p.m. on ESPN2
Crystal Palace clashes with Liverpool Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network, followed by Manchester United-Swansea City. Arsenal takes on Stoke City Sunday at 8:25 a.m. and Chelsea battles Tottenham Hotspur at 10:55 a.m.
In the Bundesliga, Schalke meets Freiburg Saturday at 9:30 a.m. on FoxSports1. Bayern Munich battles Dortmund on Fox at 12:30 p.m. Werder Bremen battles Eintracht Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and Mainz meets M’gladbach at noon.
Gearing up for the Kentucky Derby, NBC Sports network has the Florida Derby Saturday at 6 p.m. The Dubai World Cup is Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
ESPN2 has the Miami Open Thursday at 1 p.m. with women’s semifinals and men’s semifinals Friday at 1 p.m. The women’s final is Saturday at 1 p.m. with the men’s title match Sunday at 1 p.m.
The United States takes on Japan in the World Curling Championship Saturday at 9:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.

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