In the home stretch

In Omaha, the Meadowlands and France, tournament trophies are awaiting their winners.
There won’t be a long wait.
The College World Series gets down to its Final Four Thursday, with Coastal Carolina facing Texas Tech at 8 p.m. on ESPN2.
The two brackets have contests Friday at 3 p.m. on ESPN2 with Oklahoma State battling Arizona, and the Thursday winner plays TCU Friday at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
If necessary, bracket championship games will be Saturday. The bracket winners face off in a best-of-three final starting Monday at 8 p.m.
Copa America crowns its champion Sunday at 8 p.m. as Argentina faces Chile on FoxSports1.
Euro 2016 enters its round of 16 Saturday, as Switzerland faces Poland at 9 a.m. on ESPN. Wales faces Northern Ireland at noon, followed by Croatia-Portugal at 3 p.m.
There’s three more games Sunday, starting at 9 a.m. as host France plays Ireland. Germany meets Slovakia at noon and it’s Hungary-Belgium at 3 p.m.
The Orioles host Tampa Bay for the weekend on MASN, while the Nationals take on the Brewers on MASN2.
The Pirates take on the Dodgers on Fox Saturday at 7:15 p.m. and Sunday on ESPN at 8 p.m. Fox also offers Mets against the Braves and Astros-Royals. FoxSports1 has the Padres’ contest with the Reds Saturday at 4 p.m.
NASCAR hits the road course at Sonoma Sunday at 3 p.m. on FoxSports1. The Truck Series goes Saturday at 8:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
NBC Sports network has the IndyCar Road America Sunday at 1 p.m. There’s practice Friday at noon.
Days after the last season ended, the NBA starts preparing for the 2016-17 season with the draft on ESPN starting at 7 p.m.
NBC Sports network has the NHL draft Friday at 7 p.m.
Washington hosts the PGA tour this weekend, with coverage of the Quicken National Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
In the MLS, New York City takes on Seattle Saturday at 5 p.m. on ESPN and Portland plays Houston Sunday at 6 p.m. on ESPN2.
The road to Rio continues on NBC Sports network Thursday with men’s platform synchronized trials at 7 p.m. and men’s gymnastics at 8:30 p.m. There’s swimming finals Sunday at 6 p.m.
The Canadian Football League season kicks off on ESPN2 Friday at 8:30 p.m., with Winnipeg hosting Montreal. It’s Calgary against British Columbia Saturday at 10 p.m. on ESPN2.
Cleveland battles Jacksonville in Arena Football Saturday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
NBC Sports network has the Breeders Cup challenge series Saturday at 8 p.m.


Winning in Williamsport

Sixteen teams from around the world came to Williamsport last week.
One will leave Sunday as the Little League World Series Champion.
ABC has coverage of the final at 3 p.m. Sunday. The United States championship game will be Saturday at 3:30 p.m., after the international finale at 12:30 p.m.
Thursday features elimination games on ESPN, with Mexico facing Latin America at 4 p.m. and California-Texas at 8 p.m. and the winners advancing to weekend play.
The third place game will be Sunday at 11 a.m. on ESPN.
The Orioles close a series in Kansas City Thursday at 2 p.m. on MASN before heading to Texas for the weekend on MASN2.
The Nationals face the Padres Thursday at 7 p.m. on MASN, then Miami comes to town for the weekend.
Interleague action fills the FoxSports1 schedule Saturday, with Red Sox-Mets at 4 p.m. followed by the Yankees against Braves. TBS offers the Red Sox and Mets Sunday at 1:10 p.m., and the Cubs battle the Dodgers on ESPN Sunday night.
The Redskins head up I-95 to battle the Ravens on Comcast Saturday at 7 p.m.
CBS brings the Lions and Jaguars Friday at 8 p.m. and Seahawks-Chargers Saturday at 8 p.m. The Texans face the Saints Sunday at 4 p.m. on Fox, and it’s Cardinals-Raiders on NBC Sunday at 8 p.m.
North of the border, Montreal meets Hamilton on ESPN2 Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and it’s Toronto-Edmonton Friday at 9 p.m.
Jacksonville and San Jose battle for the Arena Football championship Saturday at 7 p.m. on ESPN.
The college football season starts in the Football Championship Series, with North Dakota State facing Montana Saturday at 3 p.m. on ESPN.
It’s Florida high school football on ESPN Friday at 8 p.m., with Booker Washington against St. Thomas Aquinas. Miami Central takes on DeMatha Saturday at noon.
The Sprint Cup series gets its final week off of the season, but the Truck Series runs on FoxSports1 Sunday at 1:30 p.m. The Xfinity Series visits Road America Saturday at 3 p.m., after qualifying at 12:15 p.m.
Sonoma hosts the Indy Car circuit Sunday at 4 p.m. on NBC Sports network. There’s qualifying Saturday at 6:30 p.m. after practice at 1:30 p.m.
The PGA tour’s playoff season begins this weekend at the Barclays, with coverage on CBS Saturday at 3 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Newcastle United battles Arsenal Saturday at 7:45 a.m. on NBC Sports network. It’s Southampton-Norwich City Sunday at 8:30 p.m. followed by Swansea City against Manchester United.
Seattle takes on Portland Sunday at 4:30 p.m. on ESPN and D.C. United faces the Red Bulls on FoxSports1 at 7 p.m.
In women’s soccer, Portland meets Washington at 9:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
The road to the U.S. Open winds down this weekend, with the Connecticut Open semifinals Friday at 1 and 7 p.m. and final Saturday at 3 p.m. on ESPN2. There’s semifinal play from Winston-Salem Friday at 3 p.m. and final Saturday at 1 p.m.


Still waiting on Tiger

Tiger Woods won the PGA championship in the seventh year of Bill Clinton’s presidency.
He won the PGA championship in the seventh year George W. Bush was in the White House.
It’s the seventh year of President Obama’s tenure – will Woods make a run this time?
Woods has been trying for his 15th career major since Obama took the oath of office in 2009. TNT has the first two rounds Thursday and Friday at 2 p.m., then CBS has coverage Saturday and Sunday starting at 2 p.m.
Rory McIlroy returns from injury to defend his title, while Jordan Spieth goes for his third major of the year. And Woods will try to find his youthful form one more title.
FoxSports1 brings the final round of the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship Sunday at 4 p.m. The semifinals are Saturday at 4 p.m. after quarterfinals Friday at 4 p.m. and early round action Thursday at 4 p.m.
The Redskins start their preseason Thursday at 8 p.m., hosting the Browns on Comcast.
North of the border, Edmonton takes on Montreal Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2 and Ottawa heads to Calgary Saturday at 10 p.m.
Indoors, Portland and San Jose battle in the Arena League playoffs Friday at 11 p.m. on ESPN2.
The Orioles return home to face the A’s for the weekend on MASN.
The Nationals take on the Giants Thursday on MASN and MASN2 the rest of the weekend. Saturday’s game will also be on FoxSports1.
The Royals host the Angels Saturday on FoxSports1 and Sunday night on ESPN. TBS brings the Pirates and Mets Sunday at 1:10 p.m.
Little League’s road to Williamsport continues Thursday on ESPN, with semifinals in the Midwest at 11 a.m., Northwest at 1 p.m. and Great Lakes at 3 p.m. The Southwest Regional crowns its champion at 7 p.m., with a West semifinal at 9 p.m. ESPN2 has the Southeast final at 5 p.m.
Friday’s play begins at 11 a.m. with a New England semifinal, followed by semifinals from the Midwest at 1 p.m., Northwest at 3 p.m., Mid-Atlantic at 7 p.m. and West at 9 p.m.
Four berths to Williamsport are on the line Saturday on ESPN – Midwest at 1 p.m., Northwest at 3 p.m., Great Lakes at 5 p.m. and West at 9 p.m. There’s semifinals in New England at 11 a.m. and Mid-Atlantic at 7 p.m., with those finals Sunday at 1 and 4 p.m.
NASCAR heads to Michigan, with the Sprint Cup race Sunday at 2:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network. The Xfinity Series goes Saturday at 3:30 p.m., and there’s practice Friday at 11 a.m.
FoxSports1 carries the Truck Series race Saturday at 1 p.m., after practice Friday at 1:30 p.m.
Aston Villa takes on Manchester United Friday at 2:45 p.m. on NBC Sports network. Southampton faces Everton Saturday at 7:45 a.m., and it’s Crystal Palace-Arsenal Sunday at 8:30 a.m. followed by Manchester City against Chelsea.
Seattle meets Orlando City Sunday at 5 p.m. on ESPN2, while Philadelphia plays Chicago at 7 p.m. on FoxSports1.
The United States meets Costa Rica in a women’s friendly Sunday at 2 p.m.
ESPN2 has the Rogers Cup Thursday at 12:30 p.m., with quarterfinals Friday at 12:30 and 7 p.m. There’s a women’s semifinal Saturday at 1 p.m., with men’s semifinals at 3 and 8 p.m. The women’s final will be Sunday at 1 p.m., followed by the men at 3 p.m.
Indiana takes on Phoenix in the WNBA Sunday at 8 p.m. on ESPN2.


Breakfast at Wimbledon

The best players of the fortnight reach for the championship this weekend.
wimbledonESPN has the men’s and women’s finals from Wimbledon. The men hit the court Sunday at 9 a.m., after the women’s championship Saturday at 9 a.m.
The ladies semifinals are Thursday at 8 a.m. Garbine Muguruza takes on Agnieszka Radwanska in the first match followed by Serena Williams against Maria Sharapova.
Friday’s men’s semifinals feature top-seed Novak Djokovic against Richard Gasquet, then Andy Murray battles Roger Federer.
The Nationals and Orioles have their Battle of the Beltways at Camden Yards this weekend. Coverage is on MASN and MASN2 Friday and Sunday, with Fox carrying Saturday’s game at 7 p.m.
FoxSports1 brings the Tigers and Twins Saturday at 4 p.m.
The Red Sox and Yankees meet Saturday on Fox and Sunday at 1:35 p.m. on TBS, while the Cardinals battle the Pirates Saturday on Fox and Saturday at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
NASCAR visits Kentucky for the weekend, with coverage on NBC Sports network Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The Xfinity racers go Friday at 7:30 p.m. and there’s the truck race Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
There’s practice Thursday at 2 and 4 p.m. on NBC Sports network, with qualifying Friday at 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
The Indy Car circuit visits Milwaukee Sunday at 5 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
CBS offers the John Deere Classic Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
The U.S. Women’s Open airs on Fox Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The first two rounds will be on FoxSports1 Thursday and Friday at 2 p.m.
Play continues in the Gold Cup Thursday at 9:30 p.m. with Mexico and Cuba battling in Chicago on FoxSports1. The United States meets Haiti Friday at 8:30 p.m. at Foxborough.
New York FC tangles with Toronto Sunday at 3 p.m. on ESPN. The Galaxy take on Club America Saturday at 11:30 p.m. in the International Champions Cup.
North of the border, Ottawa takes on Edmonton Thursday at 9 p.m. on ESPN2 and Montreal meets Winnipeg Friday at 7 p.m.
In Arena Football, New Orleans faces San Jose Friday at 11 p.m. on ESPN2.
The Tour de France spends some time along the roads of northwest France, with Stage 6 starting Thursday at 8 a.m. on NBC Sports network. Stage 7 is Friday at 8 a.m., with NBC carrying Saturday’s stage at 8 a.m. It’s back to NBC Sports network Sunday at 8 a.m.
There’s action from the Pan American Games Friday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN and Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m. on ESPN2.
Comcast offers NBA Summer League play, with the Wizards against the Suns Saturday at 6 p.m. and the D-League select team Sunday at 4 p.m.


Kicks up north

The Women’s World Cup started with 24 teams.
Einfaches CMYKThen 16 advanced, and now eight winners of the second stage meet this weekend in the quarterfinals. Fox has a pair of contests Friday, with Germany against France at 4 p.m. from Montreal before the United States battles China in Ottawa at 7:30 p.m.
Australia tangles with Japan Saturday at 4 p.m. from Edmonton, with England and host Canada meeting in Vancouver at 7:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
The winners head to the semifinals next week.
In Major League Soccer, D.C. United takes on Toronto Saturday at 5 p.m. on Comcast. New York FC meets the Red Bulls on ESPN2 Sunday at 5 p.m. with Portland against Seattle at 7 p.m. on FoxSports1.
Mexico meets Costa Rica in an international friendly Saturday at 6 p.m. on ESPN2.
The Orioles close their series in Boston with a Thursday afternoon contest at 1:30 p.m. on MASN, then host the Indians for the weekend. Games Friday and Sunday will be on MASN2, and Saturday’s game will be on Fox.
The Nationals host Atlanta Thursday at 4 p.m. on MASN2 before going to Philadelphia for the weekend on MASN.
Fox features Angels-Mariners and Cubs against Cardinals along with the Orioles Saturday at 7 p.m., and ESPN has Cubs clashing with the Cardinals Sunday at 8 p.m.
Who’s going to be the first pick this year? ESPN offers the NBA Draft Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
The NHL selects its future stars Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The “Boogity, Boogity, Boogity” crew does their final NASCAR race of the season, with FoxSports1 coverage from Sonoma Sunday at 3 p.m. There’s qualifying Saturday at 2:15 p.m.
The IndyCar circuit visits Fontana Saturday at 4 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
North of the border, Ottawa heads to Montreal in CFL action Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2. Hamilton takes on Calgary Friday at 9 p.m. on ESPN2
Santa Anita hosts the Gold Cup on NBC Sports network Saturday at 8 p.m.
Grab your red umbrella for CBS coverage of the Travelers Championship Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
The best Senior golfers gather for the U.S. Senior Open. FoxSports1 has coverage Thursday and Friday at 2 p.m.
NBC carries the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships Saturday and Sunday at 4 p.m. There’s action on NBC Sports network Friday at 10 p.m.


Father’s Day viewing

Usually, Father’s Day weekend gives dads all the sports they want.
Not if there are NASCAR fans this year.
NASCAR uses one of its rare weekends off Sunday, giving the Sprint Cup teams time at home with their dads as midseason nears. Other sports take up the slack, with Fox taking the lead.
The U.S. Open begins a 12-year run on the Fox networks Thursday at noon on FoxSports1. Fox has primetime coverage from 8 to 11 p.m.
The second round starts Friday at noon on FoxSports1, moving to Fox at 8 p.m. Fox carries the final two rounds starting at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Virginia continues its quest for the College World Series championship against Florida Friday at 3 p.m. on ESPN2. A win moves the Cavaliers into the best-of-three finale on Monday.
Vanderbilt leads its pool, and awaits the winner of Thursday’s 8 p.m. game between TCU and LSU for its next contest Friday at 8 p.m.
If Virginia or Vanderbilt lose Friday, there will be final games in the pool Saturday.
The Orioles close a series with the Phillies Thursday at 1 p.m. on MASN, then head to Toronto for the weekend.
The Nationals host Tampa Bay Thursday at 7 p.m. on MASN before the Pirates come to town on MASN2.
ESPN offers the battle between the Dodgers and Giants Sunday at 8 p.m. and the Royals meet the Brewers on FoxSports1 Thursday at 8 p.m.
The Women’s World Cup opens its second stage with a pair of games Saturday on FoxSports1. Germany meets Sweden at 4 p.m., followed by China against Cameroon. Sunday’s contests start at 1 p.m. with Brazil against Australia then it’s France against South Korea at 4 p.m. and host Canada battling Switzerland at 7:30 p.m.
D.C. United meets New England Sunday at 5 p.m. on ESPN2 and Real Salt Lake hosts Kansas City Sunday at 10 p.m. on FoxSports1.
The Xfinity Series rides Saturday at 9:30 p.m., while the Truck Series goes Friday at 8:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network brings the Austrian Grand Prix Sunday at 7:30 a.m. There’s practice Friday at 8 a.m. and qualifying Saturday at 8 a.m.
Philadelphia meets the Kiss in Arena Football Saturday at 11 p.m. and Spokane battles Portland Sunday at 10 p.m.


Back on the road to Omaha

A few weeks ago, the University of Virginia baseball team was struggling to make the top 10 in the ACC.
Now, they are among the final eight teams playing for the national title.
Virginia, the 2014 runner-up, returns to Omaha this weekend for the College World Series. The Cavaliers meet Arkansas Saturday at 3 p.m. to start their double-elimination pool. ESPN has coverage of the action.
Miami meets Florida in Saturday’s nightcap at 8 p.m.
Vanderbilt begins the defense of its title at 8 p.m. Sunday against Cal-State Fullerton on ESPN2, after LSU and TCU tangle at 3 p.m. on ESPN.
Play continues in the two pools throughout the week, getting down to the final two for the best-of-three finale starting June 22.
The Orioles close a series against the Red Sox Thursday at 7 p.m. on MASN, then host the Yankees for the weekend. Games Friday and Sunday are on ESPN, with Saturday’s game part of the Fox Saturday package.
The Nationals visit Milwaukee for a four-game set, with games on MASN2 Thursday, Friday and Sunday and MASN Saturday afternoon.
The Giants host Arizona Saturday on Fox, and the Cubs and Reds meet Saturday on Fox and Sunday on ESPN.
The Stanley Cup Final continues Saturday on NBC, with Game 5 between the Lightning and Blackhawks at 8 p.m.
Cleveland hosts Game 4 of the NBA Finals Thursday at 9 p.m. on ABC, with the scene shifting to Golden State Sunday at 8 p.m.
The WNBA season starts with a pair of games on ESPN2 Sunday – Chicago against Indiana at 1 p.m. before Minnesota takes on Phoenix at 3 p.m.
The United States women face Sweden in their second match of the World Cup Friday at 8 p.m. on Fox.
Germany meets Norway Thursday at 4 p.m. on FoxSports1, followed by Ivory Coast-Thailand at 7 p.m. Host Canada battles New Zealand at 9 p.m.
Australia goes against Nigeria Friday at 5 p.m. on FoxSports1. Switzerland faces Ecuador at 7 p.m. while Japan-Cameroon finishes the night at 10.
Fox brings a pair of games Saturday – France against Colombia at 1 p.m. and England meeting Mexico at 4 p.m. It’s Brazil-Spain Saturday at 4 p.m. on FoxSports1.
Croatia meets Italy in a Euro 2016 qualifier Friday at 2:30 p.m. on ESPN2 and it’s Armenia-Portugal on ESPN Saturday at 11:55 a.m. before England plays Slovenia Sunday at 11:55 a.m.
D.C. United tangles with Orlando City Sunday at 7 p.m. on FoxSports1.
Memphis hosts the PGA Tour this weekend, with the St. Jude Classic on CBS Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
NBC carries the Women’s PGA championship Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
NASCAR travels to Michigan this weekend, with the Sprint Cup series Sunday at 1 p.m. on FoxSports1. The Xfinity drivers ride Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and the Truck Series goes Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
The IndyCar circuit visits Toronto Sunday at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports network. There’s qualifying Saturday at 5 p.m.
Jacksonville visits Tampa Bay in Arena Football Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
The NCAA’s best track and field athletes meet on ESPN2 Saturday at 2:30 p.m. There’s are men’s finals Friday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN and the women’s semifinals are Thursday at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN.
NBC brings the Adidas Grand Prix from New York Saturday at 1 p.m.
Horses hit the track for the Stephen Foster and Fleur de Lis Saturday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network.

 


The Final countdown

Game 7.
One of the most anticipated nights in sports.
The NHL has a pair of them this weekend.
The Stanley Cup matchup will be decided in “win or go home” fashion. First in the East, the Rangers host Tampa Bay Friday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
Then the Ducks and Blackhawks battle in their Game 7 Saturday at 8 p.m. on NBC.
In the NBA, the Cavaliers and Warriors didn’t get the memo. They finished off their foes quickly, and have seven days to rest before the NBA Finals start next Thursday on ABC.
The Orioles have a doubleheader against the White Sox Thursday at 1 p.m. on MASN, then host Tampa Bay for the weekend. The Nationals visit Cincinnati on MASN2.
The Saturday slate on Fox includes Royals visiting the Cubs, Red Sox-Rangers and Dodgers taking on the Cardinals. FoxSports1 offers the Diamondbacks and Brewers at 4 p.m., and ESPN2 closes the weekend with Tigers against the Angels at 8 p.m.
ESPN2 carries baseball regional action Saturday at noon and Sunday at 1 p.m.
Florida faces Tennessee Thursday at noon in the opening game of the Softball College World Series on ESPN. It’s LSU-Auburn at 2:30 p.m. The action moves to ESPN2 at 7 p.m. with Alabama meeting Michigan, then UCLA battles Oregon at 9:30 p.m.
There’s winner’s bracket games Friday at 7 and 9:30 p.m. on ESPN2, and ESPN carries four games Saturday starting at noon. There’s two more games scheduled Sunday at 1 and 3:30 p.m. on ESPN.
Arsenal and Aston Villa battle for the FA Cup Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on Fox, and ESPN2 has the Copa del Rey between Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona at 3:25 p.m.
D.C. United hosts Philadelphia on Comcast Saturday at 7 p.m. Seattle visits the Red Bulls Sunday at 5 p.m. on ESPN2 and the Galaxy play New England at 7 p.m. on FoxSports1.
NASCAR heads to the Monster Mile this weekend. The Sprint Cup racers hit the track Sunday at 1 p.m. on FoxSports1. The Xfinity series will be on Fox Saturday at 2 p.m. and the truck series goes Friday at 5:30 p.m.
The IndyCar circuit races in Detroit Saturday and Sunday at 3:30 p.m. on ABC.
CBS offers the Byron Nelson Classic Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
Arizona battles Spokane in Arena Football Saturday at 10 p.m. on ESPN2.
Play at the French Open Thursday and Friday at 5 a.m. on ESPN2.
The College Rugby championships are on NBC Saturday at 2 p.m. and NBC Sports network Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Track and field’s Prefontaine Classic will be on NBC Sports network Saturday at 3:30 p.m.


Ice wars heat up

If you’re an ice hockey fan, you’re about to embark on the best two months of the year.
Teams began their quests for the Stanley Cup on Wednesday, with four more series dropping the first puck on Thursday.
stanley_cup_playoffs-2015NBC Sports network has the Penguins visiting the Rangers Thursday at 7 p.m., followed by Wild-Blues at 9:30 p.m. Detroit heads to Tampa Bay at 7:30 p.m. on CNBC, with the Western Series between Anaheim and Winnipeg at 10:30 p.m.
Friday offers the second game between the Capitals and Islanders on NBC Sports network at 7 p.m. (also on Comcast) then Nashville meets Chicago at 9:30 p.m. North of the border, Montreal hosts Ottawa at 7 p.m. on CNBC and Calgary clashes with Vancouver at 10 p.m.
NBC has a pair of games Saturday at 3 p.m. – Detroit against Tampa Bay or Minnesota facing St. Louis – and Penguins-Rangers at 8 p.m. The Ducks and Jets battle at 10:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The Islanders start their final postseason at Nassau Coliseum Sunday at noon, meeting the Capitals in Game 3. The Predators take on the Blackhawks at 3 p.m.
The Canadiens and Senators meet at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports network, followed by Vancouver-Calgary at 10 p.m.
Multiple games continue each night throughout the coming week.
The NBA’s postseason tips Saturday on ESPN, with the Wizards meeting the Raptors at 12:30 p.m. West top-seed Golden State hosts New Orleans at 3:30 p.m. on ABC, then ESPN has an evening doubleheader – Bulls against Bucks at 7 p.m. and Rockets-Mavericks at 9:30 p.m.
LeBron James and the Cavaliers battle the Celtics Sunday at 3 p.m. on ABC.  TNT has the rest of the first round action, with Nets-Hawks at 5:30 p.m. followed by Portland visiting Memphis at 8 p.m. and San Antonio against the Clippers at 10:30 p.m.
The WNBA gears up for its new season with its draft Thursday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
The Nationals host the Phillies for the weekend, starting on MASN Thursday at 7 p.m. It’s over the MASN2 Friday, MASN Saturday at 1 p.m. and MASN2 Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
The Orioles head to Boston Friday at 7 p.m. on MASN, Saturday at 4 p.m. on MASN2 and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. on MASN.
FoxSports1 has Saturday’s Orioles-Red Sox game at 4 p.m., followed by the Rays against Yankees at 7 p.m. ESPN offers the Reds battling the Cardinals Sunday at 8 p.m.
On the college diamond, Texas-San Antonio takes on Rice on Comcast Saturday at 3 p.m. FoxSports1 has St. John’s against Creighton Friday at 7 p.m. and Vanderbilt meets South Carolina on ESPN2 Saturday at 1 p.m.
NASCAR visits Bristol this weekend, with the Sprint Cup race Sunday at 1 p.m. on Fox. FoxSports1 has the Xfinity series contest Saturday at 1 p.m.
Bahrain hosts the Formula One race Sunday at 11 a.m. on NBC Sports network.  There’s practice Friday at 11 a.m.
The IndyCar circuit goes to Long Beach Sunday at 4 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
After the Masters, the PGA tour heads to Hilton Head for the Heritage on CBS Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
D.C. United hosts Houston Saturday at 7 p.m. on Comcast. Philadelphia takes on New England Sunday at 5 p.m. on ESPN2 and Portland heads to New York City Sunday at 7 p.m. on FoxSports1.
Napoli takes on Wolfsburg in Europa League action Thursday at 3 p.m. on FoxSports1.
Liverpool and Aston Villa meet in a semifinal of FA Cup Sunday at 10 a.m. on FoxSports1.
Everton takes on Burnley Saturday at 10 a.m. on NBC Sports network. Manchester City battles West Ham United Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
NBC Sports network offers Notre Dame’s Blue-Gold game Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
Cleveland and Philadelphia meet in Arena Football Saturday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
In college softball, Baylor battles Oklahoma on ESPN2 Thursday at 9 p.m. and Florida faces Georgia Saturday at 4 p.m. Mercer meets Samford Saturday at 1 p.m. on Comcast and ESPN offers Oregon against Stanford Sunday at 3 p.m.


Does Tiger have any left in his tank?

Tiger Woods missed last year’s Masters.
He’s missed the past two months of the PGA tour.
mastersWill he find his past Augusta magic this year?
Tiger has four green jackets in his closet, and the quest for a fifth begins Thursday in one of the day’s late pairings.
The honorary starters – including Jack Nicklaus – get play going Thursday morning, and ESPN has coverage Thursday and Friday at 3 p.m.
CBS has the weekend action, starting Saturday at 3 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
The latest green jacket awaits in Butler Cabin.
The Orioles have their home opener Friday at 3 p.m. on MASN against the Blue Jays, then continue the homestand Saturday and Sunday.
The Nationals close their series with the Mets Thursday at 1 p.m. on MASN, then visit the Phillies for the weekend on MASN2.
FoxSports1 offers the Red Sox facing the Yankees Saturday at 1 p.m., and the Royals meet the Angels at 9 p.m. The Red Sox and Yankees close out their series on ESPN Sunday at 8 p.m.
Southern Mississippi faces Western Kentucky on Comcast Sunday at 1 p.m.
It’s the final weekend of the NHL season, and the Capitals and Rangers gear up for the postseason Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on Comcast.
NBC offers the Sharks-Kings and Wild against Blues Saturday at 3 p.m.
The Blues battle the Blackhawks Thursday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network and Tampa Bay hosts Boston Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Boston hosts the NCAA’s Frozen Four, with Providence against Nebraska-Omaha at 5 p.m. and Boston University facing North Dakota at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
Let your hair hang down and watch the NASCAR race on Fox Saturday at 7 p.m. The Xfinity drivers hit the track Friday at 8:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
NBC Sports network has the Chinese Grand Prix Sunday at 1:30 a.m. There’s practice Friday at 3 a.m. and qualifying Saturday at 2 p.m.
The IndyCar circuit visits Louisiana this weekend, with the race Sunday at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports network. There’s qualifying Saturday at 5 p.m.
TNT offers the Bulls and Heat Thursday at 8 p.m., with Warriors against TrailBlazers in the nightcap.
The Wizards visit the Nets Friday at 7:30 p.m. on Comcast and host Atlanta Sunday at 6 p.m.
In Arena Football, Las Vegas visits the LA Kiss Saturday at 10 p.m. on ESPN2.
D.C. United battles the Red Bulls Saturday at 7 p.m. on Comcast. ESPN has Portland’s trip to Orlando Sunday at 5 p.m. and Seattle takes on the Galaxy Sunday at 7 p.m. on FoxSports1.
Swansea City meets Everton Saturday at 7:45 a.m. on NBC Sports network. Queens Park Rangers battle Chelsea at 8:30 a.m. followed by Manchester United-Manchester City.
Tennessee takes on LSU in college softball Saturday at 5 p.m. on ESPN.
ESPN2 has action from the Family Circle Cup tennis tournament, with play Thursday through Sunday at 1 p.m.
The top women’s bowlers gather for the NCAA championships Sunday at 4 p.m. on ESPN. The PBA has its league semifinals at 2 p.m.