LIV

Get ready for a weekend hearing about Joe Montana and 65 toss power trap.
Super Bowl LIV matches the team that won four championships with Montana – the San Francisco 49ers – against the team that won Super Bowl IV – Kansas City. Fox has coverage, with kickoff around 6:30 p.m.
The Chiefs won three AFL titles during the league’s ten years, capped by the win over the Vikings in Super Bowl IV. The Chiefs used their run play 65 toss power trap to claim the championship.
The 49ers began seeing more success in the 70s, and claiming their first Super Bowl championship in 1981. Montana won three more rings before he finished his career with Kansas City with a pair of postseason appearances.
Fox has the NFL honors ceremony Saturday at 8 p.m.
The Australian Open closes with the men’s final Sunday at 3:30 a.m. on ESPN and the women’s final is Saturday at 3:30 p.m. The second men’s semifinal will be Friday at 3:30 a.m.
TNT offers the Warriors against the Celtics Thursday at 8 p.m., followed by Jazz-Nuggets.
The Wizards host the Hornets Thursday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington and the Nets come to town Saturday at 8 p.m.
The Mavericks meet the Rockets on ESPN Friday at 8:15 p.m., with Trail Blazers facing the Lakers in the nightcap.
The Celtics host the 76ers on ABC Saturday at 8:30 p.m. Before the big game, the Rockets take on the Pelicans Sunday at 2 p.m.
ESPN2 has a pair of PAC 12 contests Thursday, with Arizona against Washington at 9 p.m. and Colorado’s contest with UCLA at 11 p.m.
Minnesota tangles with Illinois on FoxSports1 Thursday at 7:30 p.m., followed by Utah-Southern Cal.
VCU tangles with Rhode Island Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
Memphis meets Connecticut on CBS Saturday at 1 p.m., and it’s Georgetown-St. John’s Sunday at 1 p.m.
Xavier takes on Seton Hall at 11 a.m. on Fox, followed by Michigan State-Wisconsin at 1 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Indiana against Ohio State. Louisville faces North Carolina State at 2 p.m., then Texas Tech tangles with Kansas. The College GameDay crew catches Kentucky-Auburn at 6 p.m., with Duke meeting Syracuse at 8 p.m.
Georgia Tech visits Notre Dame on NBC Sports Washington Saturday at noon, followed by Drexel-Delaware and Virginia Tech’s contest with Florida State at 7 p.m.
Creighton clashes with Villanova on FoxSports1 Saturday at noon and Providence battles Butler at 2 p.m. It’s Colorado-Southern Cal at 10:30 p.m.
George Mason meets St. Bonaventure on MASN Saturday at 4 p.m.
It’s DePaul-Marquette Saturday at 2 p.m. on MASN2 before James Madison tangles with UNC-Wilmington.
Fordham faces Dayton Saturday at 4:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network and St. Louis takes on Saint Joseph’s at 6:30 p.m.
It’s Illinois against Iowa on FoxSports1 Sunday at 1 p.m followed by Utah-UCLA.
On the women’s court, Notre Dame takes on Louisville Thursday at 7 p.m. on ESPN.
Baylor battles Texas on FoxSports1 Friday at 7 p.m.
Oklahoma clashes with Kansas on MASN2 Sunday at 1 p.m.
The Capitals tangle with the Senators on NBC Sports Washington Friday at 7:30 p.m.
The Predators visit the Devils Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
NBC has the Capitals’ traditional Super Bowl day game, with the Penguins in town at 12:30 p.m.
The PGA tour visits Phoenix, with coverage on CBS Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.
Leicester City clashes with Chelsea on NBC Sports network Saturday at 7:25 a.m. followed by Liverpool-Southampton. Manchester United takes on the Wolves Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
Burnley battles Arsenal Sunday at 8:55 a.m. on NBC Sports network before Tottenham Hotspur takes on Manchester City.
In the Bundesliga, Mainz meets Bayern Munich Saturday at 9:30 a.m. on FoxSports1. Koln faces Freiburg Sunday at 9:30 p.m.
ESPN2 has women’s gymnastics between Michigan and Nebraska Thursday at 7 p.m.
There’s snowboarding on NBC Sports network Friday at 12:30 p.m. and World Cup halfpipe at 4:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network has motocross racing from Oakland Saturday at 8:30 p.m.


Let the stars shine

The football season has one big game left.
The ice hockey season has reached the halfway mark.
This weekend, both groups bring their best together.
The best of the NFL – minus the Chiefs and 49ers – gather in Orlando for the Pro Bowl. ESPN has coverage Sunday at 3 p.m.
ESPN offers the Pro Bowl Skills competition Thursday at 9 p.m.
St. Louis hosts the NHL All-Stars, with NBC carrying the contest Saturday at 8 p.m. NBC Sports network has the skills competition Friday at 8 p.m.
TNT has the Lakers’ contest with the Nets Thursday at 8 p.m., followed by Mavericks-Trail Blazers.
The Wizards visit Cleveland Thursday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington and head to Atlanta Sunday at 6 p.m.
The Clippers tangle with the Heat Friday at 8 p.m. on ESPN, and it’s Celtics-Pelicans Sunday at 6 p.m.
ABC carries the Lakers against the 76ers Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
Minnesota takes on Ohio State on FoxSports1 Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and Michigan State tangles with Indiana at 8:30 p.m., then it’s off to the west coast for UCLA against Oregon State at 11 p.m.
Belmont meets Murray State on ESPN2 Thursday at 7 p.m.
Wisconsin faces Purdue Friday at 7 p.m. on FoxSports1 followed by Marquette-Butler.

Villanova battles Providence on CBS Saturday at 1 p.m. and Sunday it’s Maryland-Indiana at 1 p.m.
Missouri meets West Virginia on ESPN Saturday at noon, followed by LSU-Texas. Tennessee takes on Kansas at 4 p.m., with Kentucky against Texas Tech at 6 p.m. and top-ranked Baylor battling Florida at 8 p.m.
ESPN2 has four games Saturday, starting at noon with Miami-North Carolina. Mississippi State meets Oklahoma at 2 p.m. followed by TCU-Arkansas and Kansas State’s clash with Alabama at 6 p.m.
It’s Illinois-Michigan Saturday at noon on FoxSports1, followed by St. John’s-DePaul. Washington clashes with Colorado at 9 p.m.
There’s a pair of ACC contests on NBC Sports Washington Saturday, with Clemson’s contest with Louisville at 2 p.m. followed by North Carolina State-Georgia Tech. Dayton duels with Richmond at 6 p.m.
VCU faces LaSalle on NBC Sports networkSaturday at noon.
Fox has a doubleheader Sunday, with Michigan State-Minnesota at 3 p.m. before UCLA battles Oregon at 5 p.m.
Xavier clashes with Creighton Sunday at 4 p.m. on FoxSports1.
On the women’s court, Connecticut clashes with Tennessee Thursday at 7 p.m. on ESPN.
MASN offers Mt. St. Mary’s against Bryant Saturday at 2 p.m.
Texas takes on Oklahoma State on MASN2 Saturday at 2 p.m.
Virginia Tech hosts Clemson Sunday at 1 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
ESPN2 has a top 10 battle between Oregon and Oregon State at 4 p.m.
St. John’s takes on Seton Hall on FoxSports1 Sunday at 6:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network has coverage of the U.S. Figure Skating Championships Saturday at 8 p.m. Earlier action will be Thursday at 5 and 9 p.m., and Friday at 5 p.m.
The Australian Open continues, with third round coverage on ESPN2 Thursday at 9 p.m. Play continues Friday at 9 p.m. and there’s round of 16 matches Saturday at 9 p.m.
The PGA tour visits Torrey Pines Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. on CBS.
Wolverhampton faces Liverpool in the Premier League Thursday at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
In the Bundesliga, Eintracht faces Leipzig Saturday at 9:30 a.m. on FoxSports1. Werder Bremen meets Hoffenheim Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and Leverkusen tangles with Dusseldorf at noon.
There’s Italian Serie A between Roma and Lazio Sunday at 11:55 a.m.
The 24 hours of Daytona gets coverage on NBC Sports network Saturday at 2 p.m. and 11 p.m., continuing Sunday at 6 a.m. NBC finishes the race from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday.
It’s X Games weekend in Aspen, starting Thursday at 10 p.m. on ESPN. Action continues on ESPN Friday at 10:35 p.m., Saturday at 10 p.m., moving to ESPN2 Sunday at 2 p.m. The event concludes Sunday at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN.
NBC Sports network has rugby between Bristol and Gloucester Saturday at 10 a.m.
There’s indoor track from Boston Saturday at 6 p.m. on NBC Sports network.


Who’s going to Super Bowl LIV?

The Kansas City Chiefs ended the NFL’s 50th season by winning the Super Bowl.
Sunday, they’ll try to advance to the final game of the NFL’s 100th season.
The Chiefs take on the Titans on CBS at 3 p.m. in the AFC championship game.
Kansas City survived an early surge by Houston last Sunday, overcoming a 24-0 deficit before posting a 51-31 win. Tennessee rumbled past the top-seeded Ravens 28-12 to advance to the championship as a sixth-seed.
On the NFC side, San Francisco hosts Green Bay on Fox at 6:30 p.m. The 49ers won the November matchup 37-8, but the Packers won their final five regular season games while San Francisco dropped contests to Baltimore and Atlanta.
The 49ers rolled past Minnesota 27-10 while the Packers advanced with a 28-23 victory over Seattle.
The two winners advance to Miami for the big game on February 2.
The Australian Open begins its’ two-week run Sunday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
The Celtics battle the Bucks on TNT Thursday at 8 p.m., with Nuggets-Warriors in the nightcap.
The Bulls meet the 76ers Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN, followed by Portland’s visit to Dallas.
ABC has the Clippers’ contest with the Pelicans Saturday at 3:30 p.m., and the Lakers visit the Rockets at 8:30 p.m.
The Wizards visit the Raptors Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
Cincinnati clashes with Memphis on ESPN Thursday at 7 p.m.
ESPN2 brings Colorado against Arizona State Thursday at 9 p.m., followed by Santa Clara-Gonzaga.
It’s Oregon taking on Washington State Thursday at 9 p.m. on FoxSports1 before Oregon State meets Washington.
Dayton faces Saint Louis on ESPN2 Friday at 7 p.m.
Wisconsin meets Michigan State Friday at 7 p.m on FoxSports1 and Michigan tangles with Iowa at 9 p.m.
CBS has Auburn-Florida Saturday at 1:30 p.m. followed by Oregon against Washington.
Seton Hall takes on St. John’s Saturday at noon on Fox. It’s Arizona-Colorado at 2:30 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with North Carolina-Pittsburgh. Kansas tangles with Texas at 2 p.m, then Kentucky meets Arkansas at 4 p.m. Duke battles Louisville at 6 p.m.
Baylor battles Oklahoma State on ESPN2 at noon, with Purdue-Maryland at 2 p.m. Houston takes on Wichita State at 4 p.m., followed by Northern Iowa-Bradley and LSU faces Mississippi at 8 p.m. It’s BYU-Gonzaga in the nightcap.
Connecticut clashes with Villanova Saturday at noon on FoxSports1, then Georgetown meets Marquette at 2 p.m. and Providence clashes with Creighton at 4:30 p.m.
There’s three Atlantic 10 contests on NBC Sports network. LaSalle visits Rhode Island at 12:30 p.m., then Richmond faces George Mason at 2:30 p.m. and it’s George Washington-Massachusetts at 4:30 p.m.
On the women’s court, ESPN offers Stanford-Oregon Thursday at 9 p.m.
West Virginia visits Baylor Saturday at 8 p.m. on FoxSports1.
Louisville faces North Carolina at 1 p.m. Sunday followed by Central Florida-South Florida.
St. Bonaventure meets LaSalle Sunday at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
ESPN has high school basketball between IMG Academy and Montverde Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
The Capitals host the Devils Thursday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington
NBC Sports network has the Lightning’s trip to Minnesota Thursday at 8 p.m.
Pittsburgh takes on Boston on NBC Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
Watford takes on Tottenham Hotspur Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network.
Burnley battles Leicester City Sunday at 8:55 a.m. on NBC Sports network, followed by Liverpool-Manchester United.
In the Bundesliga, Augsburg faces Dortmund Saturday at 9:30 a.m. on FoxSports1. Bayern Munich battles Hertha Berlin Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
AC Milan meets Udinese in Italian Serie A on ESPN2 Sunday at 6:25 a.m.
Rutgers tangles with Penn State in wrestling Sunday at 5 p.m. on ESPN2.
There’s Pro Series swimming on NBC Sports network Friday and Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
Penn State takes on Nebraska in women’s gymnastics Thursday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2 and it’s Oklahoma-Alabama Friday at 9 p.m.
NBC Sports network offers motorcycle racing in Anaheim Saturday at 10 p.m.


Best football weekend of the year

By the end of Monday, we’ll have two college football champions and the four teams still alive for Super Bowl LIV.
The best football weekend of the year begins Saturday when North Dakota State and James Madison meet again for the Football Championship Subdivision title game. ABC has coverage at noon from Frisco, Texas.
The Bison have claimed seven of the past eight championships at this level, with James Madison winning the 2016 title after ousting the Bison in the semifinals.
The NFL playoffs kickoff Saturday at 4:30 p.m. on NBC, with NFC top-seed San Francisco facing Minnesota. The 49ers hope to advance to the conference championship for the first time since the 2013 postseason, while the Vikings last played for the Super Bowl berth two years ago.
Saturday’s primetime matchup has the top-seeded Baltimore Ravens hosting Tennessee on CBS. The teams have met three times in the postseason, with the road team taking each contest.
Houston takes on Kansas City Sunday at 3 p.m. on CBS. The Texans snagged a win against the Chiefs earlier in the season, but Kansas City gained the second seed.
Fox has the Packers’ contest with the Seahawks at 6:40 p.m. Both teams have won Super Bowls in the past 10 years, and Seattle won the last postseason contest between the two prior to Super Bowl XLIX,
Clemson and LSU contest the Football Bowl Subdivision championship Monday on ESPN. LSU holds the top seed in the tournament, while Clemson looks to defend its championship.
TNT offers Celtics-76ers Thursday at 7 p.m. followed by the Rockets against the Thunder.
The Pelicans take on the Knicks on ESPN Friday at 7:15 p.m. and the Lakers meet the Mavericks at 9:45 p.m.
The Wizards host the Hawks Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington. The Jazz come to town Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
Arizona faces Oregon on ESPN Thursday at 9 p.m.
Memphis meets Wichita State on ESPN2 Thursday at 7 p.m., followed by Minnesota-Michigan State and BYU against St. Mary’s in the nightcap at 11 p.m.
FoxSports1 has Purdue-Michigan Thursday at 7 p.m. and Washington faces Stanford at 9 p.m.
Delaware visits James Madison on MASN Thursday at 7 p.m.
Maryland meets Iowa Friday at 7 p.m. on FoxSports1, then Butler battles Providence at 9 p.m.
Northern Kentucky faces Illinois-Chicago Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
CBS has Baylor’s contest with Kansas Saturday at 1 p.m. and Michigan State meets Purdue Sunday at noon.
Ohio State tangles with Indiana on Fox Saturday at noon. Creighton clashes with Xavier at 2 p.m.
Alabama faces Kentucky on ESPN at noon Saturday, followed by Notre Dame-Louisville. Syracuse battles Virginia at 4 p.m., with Georgia against Auburn at 6 p.m. and Mississippi State taking on LSU at 8 p.m.
ESPN2 has six contests Saturday, starting at noon with Cincinnati’s clash with Central Florida. Oklahoma State takes on TCU at 2 p.m. and Houston tangles with Tulsa at 4 p.m. It’s Texas Tech against West Virginia at 6 p.m., followed by Oklahoma-Iowa State and USC’s matchup with UCLA at 10 p.m.
It’s North Carolina State against Virginia Tech Saturday at 2 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
Georgetown visits Villanova Saturday at noon on FoxSports1.
Massachusetts meets Dayton on NBC Sports network Saturday at 12:30 p.m., followed by Saint Joseph’s-Davidson.
Richmond hosts St. Louis Saturday at 6 p.m. on MASN.
MASN2 has DePaul-St. John’s Saturday at noon.
Memphis meets South Florida on ESPN2 Sunday at 4 p.m.
Arizona faces Oregon State Sunday at 10 p.m. on FoxSports1.
In high school hoops, Huntington Prep takes on IMG Academy Friday at 9 p.m. on ESPN2.
On the women’s court, top-ranked Connecticut battles Baylor Thursday at 7 p.m. on ESPN.
North Carolina hosts North Carolina State Thursday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
ESPN2 has Maryland’s meeting with Michigan Sunday at noon followed by Central Florida-Cincinnati.
It’s St. John’s-DePaul Sunday at 1 p.m. on FoxSports1.
West Virginia tangles with Texas on MASN2 Sunday at 1 p.m.
NBC Sports network has Rhode Island against Davidson Sunday at 4:30 p.m.
The Capitals face the Devils Saturday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
The Blackhawks host the Predators on NBC Sports network Thursday at 8:30 p.m.
Sheffield United faces West Ham United Friday at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
Crystal Palace clashes with Arsenal Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network and it’s Chelsea-Burnley at 9:30 a.m. Tottenham Hotspur takes on Liverpool on NBC at 12:30 p.m.
It’s Bournemouth against Watford Sunday at 8:55 a.m. on NBC Sports network before Aston Villa faces Manchester City.
Floretina faces SPAL in Italian Serie A on ESPN2 Sunday at 8:55 a.m.
There’s motorcycle racing from St. Louis Saturday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network.


Starting the road to Miami

Four teams are two wins away from the Super Bowl.
Eight teams play this weekend for a chance to join them in the conference semifinals.
The AFC gets things going Saturday, with the winners advancing to either Baltimore or Kansas City.
Buffalo battles the Texans on ESPN at 4:30 p.m. Both teams enter the contest 10-6, with the Texans hosting as the AFC South champion.
New England plays in the wild-card round for the first time since 2010, meeting the Titans on CBS at 8 p.m.
The Saints lost the tiebreaker to the 49ers and Packers, placing them in the Sunday 1 p.m. contest against the sixth-seeded Vikings on Fox. NBC has the NFC East champion Eagles against Seattle, which earned the fifth-seed after falling to the 49ers on the final play on last Sunday’s regular season finale.
Bowl season continues Thursday on ESPN with the Birmingham Bowl at 3 p.m. between Boston College and Cincinnati. Indiana takes on Tennessee in the Gator Bowl at 7 p.m.
Ohio faces Nevada in the Potato Bowl Friday at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN.
It’s the Armed Forces Bowl on ESPN Saturday at 11:30 a.m. matching Southern Mississippi and Tulane.
The best high school football athletes gather for the Under Armour All America Game Thursday at 6 p.m. on ESPN2.
The 76ers visit the Rockets on ESPN Friday at 8:15 p.m., with Pelicans-Lakers as the nightcap.
NBC Sports Washington has the Wizards’ contest with Portland Friday at 7 p.m.
There’s a pair of Pac-12 games on ESPN2 Thursday, with Colorado-Oregon at 9 p.m. before California meets Stanford.
Illinois meets Michigan State on FoxSports1 Thursday at 8 p.m. followed by UCLA-Washington.
Richmond tangles with St. Joseph’s Thursday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
FoxSports1 has Wisconsin against Ohio State Friday at 7 p.m. and Georgetown clashes with Seton Hall at 9 p.m.
Central Florida takes on Houston on ESPN2 Friday at 7 p.m.
Memphis meets Georgia on CBS Saturday at 1 p.m.
Indiana tangles with Maryland Saturday at noon on Fox, followed by Villanova-Marquette.
It’s an ACC battle between Duke and Miami Saturday at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
ESPN2 has six contests Saturday, starting at noon with Oklahoma State-Texas Tech. Florida State faces Louisville at 2 p.m. and it’s Notre Dame against Syracuse at 4 p.m. Alabama takes on Florida at 6 p.m., followed by Texas-Baylor and top-ranked Gongaza against Pepperdine in the nightcap.
Butler battles Creighton at noon Saturday on FoxSports1 and Providence faces DePaul at 2 p.m.
NBC Sports Washington offers a pair of ACC contests Saturday, with Wake Forest against Pittsburgh at noon followed by Virginia-Virginia Tech.
St. John’s meets Xavier Sunday at 4:30 p.m. on Fox.
There’s three Atlantic 10 games on NBC Sports network Sunday. VCU visits George Mason at noon, followed by Davidson-Duquesne and Massachusetts’ contest with Saint Louis at 4 p.m.
FoxSports1 has Purdue-Illinois Sunday at 8 p.m. followed by Southern Cal against Washington.
On the women’s court, Michigan State meets Michigan at noon. Cincinnati clashes with South Florida at 2 p.m. and Tennessee meets Kentucky at 4 p.m.
There’s high school basketball on ESPN2 Friday at 9 p.m., with Patrick School facing Sierra Canyon.
The Capitals visit Carolina on NBC Sports Washington-plus Friday at 7:30 p.m. and host the Sharks Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network offers a pair of contests Thursday, with Devils meeting the Islanders at 7 p.m. and Blues-Avalanche at 9:30 p.m. There’s two more matches Sunday, with Red Wings-Blackhawks at 7:30 p.m. and the Predators’ contest with the Mighty Ducks at 10 p.m.
On the college ice, Western Michigan meets Notre Dame on NBC Sports network Friday at 7 p.m.
Liverpool tangles with Sheffield United Thursday at 2:55 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The PGA tour has it’s Tournament of Champions on NBC Saturday at 4 p.m.
Gloucester meets Bath in rugby Saturday at 10 a.m. on NBC Sports network. The Wasps face Northampton Sunday at 10 a.m.
There’s motorcycle racing from Anaheim on NBC Sports network Saturday at 10 p.m