Watchdog hiatusPosted: April 18, 2019
The weather is getting warmer.
Time for travel.
TV sports are still part of the spring and summer, but it’s time for hiatus for this blog until the NFL preseason gets going August 1.
The Orioles and Nationals will fill the evening schedule on MASN most nights.
ESPN has the Sunday night window, and Fox will be airing games on the Saturdays prior to the All-Star game. Cleveland will host the mid-summer classic.
The postseason continues in the NBA and NHL this weekend, with 16 teams in each league battling for the crown. ABC has the NBA Finals in early June while NBC and NBC Sports network carry the Stanley Cup Final.
The NFL draft will be held in Nashville April 25-27, with primetime coverage on ABC Thursday and Friday. ESPN and NFL network will also follow the picks.
NASCAR continues on Fox and FoxSports1 through June, moving to NBC and NBC Sports network with the June 30 race at Chicagoland.
NBC takes over coverage of the Indianapolis 500 Memorial Day, with other IndyCar circuit races on NBC Sports network
With the Masters over, the PGA tour has three more majors to fill the schedule. Tiger Woods goes for his 16th major title at the PGA Championship in May, with U.S. Open following in June and British Open in July.
The tennis circuit has three more majors for the summer, with the French Open final on June 9, Wimbledon July 14 and the road to the U.S. Open from the end of July through August.
The NCAA’s spring sports crown their champions in May and June. ESPN carries the lacrosse final four Memorial Day weekend, then the softball World Series and baseball World Series in Omaha.
The MLS continues through the summer on ESPN and FoxSports1.
NBC Sports network carries the Premier League’s final weeks before delegation day in May.
FoxSports1 brings the German Bundesliga contests.
France hosts the 2019 Women’s World Cup, with 24 teams battling to reach the final July 7.
For fans of the horses, there’s the Kentucky Derby May 4 and Preakness May 18. If one horse wins the first two, a Triple Crown championship could be waiting at the end of the Belmont Stakes.