LIII

They’re back. Again.
Bill Belichick and Tom Brady make another appearance on Super Sunday, taking on the youthful Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII on CBS. Pre-game coverage starts mid-afternoon, with kickoff scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
Seventeen years ago on this date, Belichick and Brady stunned “The Greatest Show on Turf” for the Patriots’ first Super Bowl championship.
The Rams were based on St. Louis then, and won their only Super Bowl the last time Atlanta hosted the contest.
New England has won five Super Bowls since 2001, the most recent two years ago against Atlanta.
CBS has NFL honors show Saturday at 9 p.m.
TNT has the Bucks’ contest with the Raptors Thursday at 8 p.m., followed by the 76ers against the Warriors.
The Knicks face the Celtics on ESPN Friday at 7:30 p.m. and the Rockets battle the Nuggets at 10 p.m.
The Bucks take on the Wizards Saturday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
ABC has the Warriors’ contest with the Lakers Saturday at 8:30 p.m. It’s Thunder-Celtics Sunday at 2 p.m.
Purdue battles Penn State on FoxSports1 Thursday at 7 p.m. followed by Oregon-Utah.
Temple takes on Houston Thursday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2, then it’s Arizona-Arizona State. Gonzaga battles BYU in the nightcap at 11 p.m.
Michigan meets Iowa Friday at 7 p.m. on FoxSports1 and Maryland visits Wisconsin at 9 p.m.
ESPN2 has Davidson-St. Bonaventure Friday at 7 p.m.
Texas Tech tangles with Kansas Saturday at 4 p.m. on CBS.
Virginia Tech plays North Carolina State on NBC29 and Raycom affiliates Saturday at noon and Virginia meets Miami at 2 p.m.
ESPN starts its day with St. John’s-Duke at noon. North Carolina visits Louisville at 2 p.m., then Kentucky faces Florida. It’s Indiana-Michigan State at 6 p.m. and Tennessee takes on Texas A&M at 8 p.m.
West Virginia battles Oklahoma at noon on ESPN2, followed by Texas-Iowa State and UCLA against Washington. Syracuse faces Pittsburgh at 6 p.m., with Alabama’s contest with Auburn at 8 p.m. and Loyola-Chicago against Illinois State in the nightcap.
Butler battles Seton Hall Saturday at noon on FoxSports1. Providence plays DePaul at 2:30 p.m.
Georgia Tech visits Florida State on NBC Sports Washington Saturday at noon, followed by Notre Dame-Boston College.
Massachusetts meets Saint Joseph’s Saturday at 4:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network and it’s George Mason-VCU at 6:30 p.m.
Georgetown visits Villanova Sunday at noon on FoxSports1.
MASN2 has Xavier’s clash with Creighton Sunday at 1 p.m.
In women’s hoops, Virginia Tech visits Pittsburgh Thursday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington. Connecticut clashes with Louisville on ESPN Thursday at 7 p.m.
MASN2 has Texas against Oklahoma Saturday at 4 p.m. and TCU takes on Oklahoma State Sunday at 3 p.m.
South Florida faces Central Florida Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN2 before Vanderbilt tangles with Tennessee.
The Capitals host the Flames Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington and the Bruins Sunday at 12:30 p.m. on NBC.
NBC brings the Blackhawks against the Wild and Lightning-Rangers Saturday at 8 p.m.
NASCAR’s latest Hall of Fame class gets honored Friday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The PGA tour visits Phoenix, with coverage on NBC Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
Fox carries an international friendly between the United States and Costa Rica Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
Tottenham Hotspur takes on Newcastle United Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network, then Chelsea clashes with Huddersfield Town. NBC has Cardiff City’s contest with Bournemouth.
Leicester City battles Manchester United Sunday at 8:55 a.m., followed by Manchester City-Arsenal.
In the Bundesliga, Eintracht takes on Dortmund Saturday at 9:30 a.m. on FoxSports1. Augsburg meets Mainz Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Tijuana takes on Toluca Saturday at 10 p.m. on FoxSports1.
NBC Sports network has the Curling World Cup Thursday at noon.
There’s women’s giant slalom skiing on NBC Sports network Friday at noon.
NBC Sports network has motocross racing from San Diego Saturday at 10 p.m.



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