Jeter’s farewell tour

Two and a half more weeks left in Derek Jeter’s last season – unless the Yankees can make the postseason.
The Yankees’ hopes for one more playoff run may depend on this weekend’s series in division-leading Baltimore – four games starting Friday at 1 p.m. on MASN.
Friday’s day-night doubleheader is due to a rainout in August. Both Friday games will be on MASN, with Saturday afternoon’s contest on Fox and Sunday night on ESPN.
Jeter played at Camden Yards in the postseason of 1996 and 2012. Winning this series may keep his postseason hopes alive a little while longer.
The Nationals visit the Mets, with games on MASN Thursday, Saturday and Sunday while Friday’s contest is on MASN2.
Fox also shows the Braves against the Rangers Saturday at 1 p.m. The Padres meet the Diamondbacks on FoxSports1 Saturday at 8 p.m., and TBS shows the AL Central battle between the Indians and Tigers.
CBS starts its Thursday night NFL package with the Steelers visiting the Ravens at 8:30 p.m.
The 49ers open their new stadium against the Bears Sunday at 8:30 p.m. on NBC while the Eagles visit the Colts on ESPN Monday night.
The Redskins head to Jacksonsville Sunday at 1 p.m. on CBS, with Broncos-Chiefs as the nightcap. Fox shows the Cardinals at Giants at 1 p.m. in the Harrisonsburg area.
ESPN starts the college football weekend Thursday at 9 p.m. when BYU hosts Houston. Friday, Baylor visits Buffalo at 8 p.m.
Fresh off the big win over Ohio State, Virginia Tech hosts East Carolina Saturday at noon on ESPN. Virginia opens its ACC season, facing Louisville on the ACC network at 12:30 p.m.
The SEC on CBS kicks off at 3:30 p.m. when Georgia faces South Carolina.
Notre Dame hosts Purdue at 7:30 p.m. on NBC, while Fox has a pair of contests – Illinois-Washington at 4 p.m. followed by UCLA-Texas.
ABC starts its day at noon with either Kent State-Ohio State or Boise State against Connecticut, with the game not over the air in your area on ESPN2. Arkansas tangles with Texas Tech at 3:30 p.m. and the primetime matchup brings Tennessee against Oklahoma.
Iowa battles Iowa State on ESPN at 3:30 p.m., and Boston College hosts Southern Cal at 8 p.m. Third-ranked Alabama faces Southern Miss at 6 p.m., and it’s Rice against Texas A&M at 9 p.m.
FoxSports1 starts its day at noon with Pittsburgh traveling to Florida International. Minnesota travels to TCU at 4 p.m.
There’s a pair of ACC teams on Comcast, with Georgia Tech hosting Georgia Southern at noon followed by Duke-Kansas.
Texas-San Antonio visits Oklahoma State at 7 p.m. on MASN2.
Comcast offers high school football between DeMatha and LaSalle Friday at 7:30 p.m.
It’s Race for the Chase time, starting at Chicagoland Sunday at 2 p.m. on ESPN. The Nationwide racers will go fast Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
The PGA tour crowns its season-long champion in Atlanta this weekend. Coverage starts Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on NBC and Sunday at 3 p.m.
Liverpool faces Aston Villa in the Premier League Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on NBC. NBC Sports network has two games Saturday, with Arsenal-Manchester City at 7:45 a.m. followed by Chelsea meeting Swansea City. Manchester United meets Queens Park Rangers Sunday at 11 a.m.
Real Salt Lake visits Seattle on NBC Sports network Friday at 10:30 p.m. The Red Bulls take on Philadelphia Saturday at 3 p.m.
It’s the semifinals of the World Cup of basketball from Spain, with the first contest Thursday at 3 p.m. on ESPN and second Friday at 4 p.m. on ESPN2. The winners play for the title Sunday at 3 p.m. on ESPN2, and the third place game is at 1 p.m.
Phoenix tries to clinch the WNBA championship Friday, taking on Chicago in Game 3 at 8 p.m. Game 4, if necessary, will be Sunday at 5:30 p.m.


Week 1

Seattle crushed Peyton Manning’s Super Bowl hopes in February.
The reward? A season opening home game.
The Seahawks begin their title defense Thursday, hosting the Packers on NBC at 8:30 p.m. The teams’ last meeting at CenturyLink Field came early in 2012, when the Seahawks won on the final play “Fail Mary” in the final game officiated by replacement referees.
Manning and his Denver teammates do get their NBC primetime game, facing the Colts Sunday at 8:30 p.m.
The Redskins open their season at Houston, looking to end a 14-game losing streak with top draft pick Jadeveon Clowney. Coverage is Sunday at 1 p.m. on FOX, followed by the 49ers at Cowboys. The Ravens start their season at home against Cincinnati on CBS at 1 p.m.
ESPN starts its opening Monday night doubleheader in Detroit, with the Lions battling the Giants at 7 p.m. The Chargers head to Arizona in the nightcap.
North of the border, Saskatchewan takes on Winnipeg Sunday at 4 p.m. on ESPN.
The college week starts Thursday on FoxSports1 when Arizona visits Texas-San Antonio at 8 p.m. ESPN has a Friday doubleheader, with Pittsburgh-Boston College at 7 p.m. followed by Washington State facing Nevada at 10:30 p.m.
Virginia Tech heads to the Horseshoe, meeting Ohio State Saturday at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
Notre Dame hosts Michigan at 7:30 p.m. on NBC while Michigan State heads west to battle Oregon on Fox at 6:30 p.m.
ABC has a pair of choices at noon – Akron against Penn State and Oklahoma taking on Tulsa. ESPN2 will have the game not shown over the air in your area. At 3:30 p.m., Stanford meets Southern Cal.
Missouri tackles Toledo at noon and Mississippi battles Vanderbilt at 4:30 p.m. on ESPN.
ESPN2 has Ball State against Iowa at 3:30 p.m. Auburn meets San Jose State at 7 p.m., and Colorado State travels to Boise State at 10:15 p.m.
FoxSports1 starts its day at noon with Kansas State-Iowa State from the Big 12. Texas hosts BYU at 7:30 p.m. and Texas Tech tackles UTEP at 11 p.m.
Clemson takes on South Carolina State at 12:30 p.m. on the ACC network.
Florida State hosts The Citadel Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on Comcast.
MASN2 brings SMU-North Texas Saturday at noon, followed by Missouri State facing Oklahoma State at 3:30 p.m.
NASCAR sets its 16-car Chase for the Cup after Saturday’s race in Richmond. Thirteen racers have already clinched their spots, and the others can grab a place with a win Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on ABC. The Nationwide racers go Friday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
NBC Sports network has the Italian Grand Prix Sunday at 7:30 a.m. There’s practice Friday at 8 a.m. and qualifying Saturday at 8 a.m.
The Orioles close out their homestand against the Reds Thursday at 7 p.m. on MASN, then visit Tampa Bay for the weekend. Games Friday and Sunday are on MASN2, with Saturday afternoon’s contest on Fox. The Nationals host the Phillies for the weekend on MASN.
FoxSports1 offers Yankees-Royals Saturday at 4 p.m., and the two teams battle on TBS Sunday at 1:05 p.m. The Giants visit the Tigers Saturday at 1 p.m. on Fox and Sunday night on ESPN.
The U.S. Open closes this weekend, with the women’s final Sunday at 4:30 p.m. and men’s championship Monday at 5 p.m.
ESPN has quarterfinal action Thursday at noon and 8 p.m., and the men’s doubles championship Sunday at 12:30 p.m. while CBS carries the women’s semifinals Friday at 12:30 p.m. and men’s semifinals Saturday at noon.
NBC carries the BMW championships from Denver Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.
D.C. United takes on Vancouver Saturday at 11 p.m. on Comcast. Colorado clashes with the Galaxy Friday at 10:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network while Sporting Kansas City visits the Red Bulls Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ESPN2 has Portland against San Jose Sunday at 4:45 p.m.
The United States meets Ukraine in group play of the International World Cup Thursday at 11:30 a.m. on ESPN2. Play in the round of 16 will be Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN.
Chicago and Phoenix battle for the WNBA title, starting Sunday at 3:30 p.m. on ABC.


College kickoff

Hope you’re ready for some college football.
Because there’s plenty coming this Labor Day weekend.
The road to the Division I championship game begins Thursday on the new SEC network with South Carolina against Texas A&M at 6 p.m. Check your local listings and beg your cable operator.
ESPN has Boise State’s visit to Mississippi at 8 p.m., and Rutgers takes on Washington State at 10 p.m. on FoxSports1.
There’s a pair of games on ESPN Friday, with BYU-Connecticut at 7 p.m. followed by UNLV against Arizona at 10:30 p.m. Colorado and Colorado State battle on FoxSports1 at 9 p.m.
Saturday’s action begins in Ireland, with Penn State facing Central Florida on ESPN2 at 8:30 a.m.
Virginia hosts UCLA on ESPN at noon.
Notre Dame starts its season on NBC, facing Rice at 3:30 p.m. Fox brings Southern Cal against Fresno State at 7:15 p.m.
ABC has an afternoon doubleheader, featuring West Virginia-Alabama and California meeting Northwestern. ESPN2 will show the game not over the air in your area. Top-ranked Florida State battles Oklahoma State at 8 p.m. from Cowboys Stadium.
Appalachian State travels to Michigan at noon on ESPN2.
Clemson and Georgia have their top-20 battle between the hedges on ESPN at 5:30 p.m. followed by Wisconsin-LSU at 9 p.m.
FoxSports1 starts its day at noon with Iowa State hosting North Dakota State, while Georgia Tech hosts Wofford on Comcast at 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, Baylor battles SMU on FoxSports1 at 7:30 p.m. and Alabama A&M faces North Carolina A&T at 11:45 a.m. on ESPN.
Louisville makes its ACC debut Monday against Miami at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
The Redskins close out the preseason in Tampa Bay Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on Comcast.
ESPN2 has high school football from California Friday at 11 p.m., with Jesuit against DeLaSalle.
The Orioles face Tampa Bay Thursday at 7 p.m. on MASN, then host the Twins for a four-game set. Washington heads to Washington State, playing the Mariners on MASN2.
FoxSports1 brings the Pirates and Reds Saturday at 4 p.m. The Tigers and White Sox play Sunday at 2 p.m. on TBS, and ESPN2 caps the weekend as the Royals host the Indians at 8 p.m.
Brush up on your NASCAR knowledge as the Sprint Cup circuit visits Atlanta Sunday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN. The Nationwide series goes Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
The Indy Car circuit visits Fontana Saturday at 9 a.m. on NBC Sports network.
It’s the middle weekend of the U.S. Open, with coverage on CBS Saturday, Sunday and Monday at 11 a.m. ESPN has early round action Thursday and Friday at 1 p.m., and there’s primetime play on ESPN2 Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m.
There’s the second game of the WNBA Western finals Sunday at 3:30 p.m. on ABC, with Phoenix going against Minnesota.
The United States faces Finland in the World Cup of basketball Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN, then takes on Turkey Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
NBC offers Everton against Chelsea Saturday at 12:30 p.m. NBC Sports network gets the day going at 7:45 a.m. with Manchester United-Burnley, then Manchester City plays Stoke City at 10 a.m. Tottenham Hotspur takes on Liverpool Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and Arsenal battles Leicester City at 11 a.m.
D.C. United takes on the Red Bulls Sunday at 2:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network, while Houston plays Kansas City Friday at 8 p.m.
Seattle plays Kansas City in women’s soccer Sunday at 3 p.m. on ESPN2.
The PGA tour visits Boston for the Deutsche Bank Championship Sunday at 3 p.m.  and Monday at 1:30 p.m. on NBC.
The Woodward Stakes runs on NBC Sports network Saturday at 6 p.m.


NASCAR at night

If you want to make NASCAR’s Chase for the Cup, you have to shine at night.
There’s three night races left and four spots left before the 16-car chase, which features race winners this season plus the tops in points among non-winners. Twelve different drivers have locked in their places, and the rest will continue the battle Saturday in Bristol.
ABC has coverage at 7:30 p.m.
Jeff Gordon leads the pack with three wins after taking the Michigan race, with Dale Earnhardt Jr, Brad Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson close behind in points with three trips to Victory Lane also.
Nationwide racers hit the track Friday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN.
The Formula One racers will be in Belgium Sunday at 7:30 a.m. on NBC Sports network. There’s practice Friday at 8 a.m.
IndyCar visits Sonoma on NBC Sports network, with the race Sunday at 4 p.m. after qualifying Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
The Orioles finish their week in Chicago with a three-game set against the Cubs on MASN. The Nationals host Arizona Thursday at 4 p.m. on MASN, then the Giants visit for the weekend – Friday on MASN and Saturday and Sunday on MASN2. Saturday’s game will also be on FoxSports1 and Sunday on TBS.
FoxSports1 shows Braves at Reds Saturday at 7 p.m., and the Angels and A’s close the weekend Sunday at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
The Little League World Series closes its run Sunday at 3 p.m. on ABC. ESPN has a pair of elimination games Thursday at 3 and 7 p.m., with Mexico and Japan seeking a spot in the international final before Chicago and Pennsylvania play for the final United States slot.
South Korea awaits the Mexico-Japan winner Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on ABC, then the United States champion will be crowned at 3:30 p.m. as Nevada plays either Chicago or Pennsylvania. ESPN has the third place game Sunday at 10 a.m.
The Redskins and Ravens battle in the NFL preseason Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on Comcast.
CBS has the Raiders facing the Packers Friday at 8 p.m. and Colts-Saints Saturday at 8 p.m. The Chargers visit the 49ers’ new stadium Sunday at 4 p.m. on Fox, and NBC closes the weekend with Bengals against Cardinals Sunday at 8 p.m.
Arena Football ends its season Saturday at 8 p.m. on ESPN, with Arizona battling Cleveland for the title.
The college season get an early kickoff on ESPN. Bowl Championship Series members Sam Houston State and Eastern Washington meet Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
Miami Central meets Hoover of Alabama on the high school gridiron Saturday at noon on ESPN. Trinity Christian takes on Buford of Georgia on ESPN2 Saturday at 9 p.m.
Sunday, it’s off to Tennessee at noon for Oakland-Blackman on ESPN2. Florida’s Dwyer and American Heritage play on ESPN 3 p.m. Sunday.
Everton faces Arsenal Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on NBC. Aston Villa meets Newcastle United Saturday at 7:45 a.m. on NBC Sports network, followed by Chelsea-Leicester City. Sunderland takes on Manchester United Sunday at 11 a.m.
Real Salt Lake takes on Dallas Friday at 9 p.m. on NBC Sports network while ESPN2 brings Portland-Seattle Sunday at 5 p.m.
Women’s soccer has a semifinal match between Kansas City and Portland Saturday at 1 p.m. on ESPN2, then Seattle takes on Washington Sunday at 11 p.m.
NBC carries the U.S. women’s gymnastics competition from Pittsburgh Saturday at 8 p.m.
The PGA tour’s Fed Ex playoff run begins this weekend at the Barclays in New Jersey. CBS has coverage Saturday at 3 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
CBS prepares for the U.S. Open with Arthur Ashe Kids Day Sunday at noon. The men gear up for the tournament in Winston-Salem, with quarterfinals Thursday at 3 p.m. on ESPN2 and semifinals Friday at 3 p.m. CBS carries the final Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
Connecticut hosts top women, with quarterfinals on ESPN2 Thursday at 1 p.m. followed by semifinals Friday at 1 p.m. The final will be Saturday at 3 p.m.
In international basketball, the United States faces Puerto Rico Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
The WNBA playoffs start on ESPN2 Thursday at 7 p.m. with Washington-Indiana, followed by San Antonio against Minnesota at 9 p.m. There’s game 2 for both series Saturday at 5 p.m. from Washington and 7 p.m. from San Antonio. Sunday at 7 p.m., Atlanta faces Chicago on ESPN2 before the Sparks face Phoenix.
The Travers Stakes from Saratoga will be Saturday at 4:30 p.m. on NBC. The Pacific Classic will be on NBC Sports network Sunday at 8 p.m.
NBC Sports network has the fourth stage of the U.S. Pro cycling championships Thursday at 3:30 p.m., with coverage continuing Friday and Saturday at 3:30 p.m. The seventh stage will be on NBC Sunday at 4 p.m.


Johnny Football heads to D.C.

Will Johnny Manziel have a big impact in his rookie season?
Monday might be a time we’ll find out.
Manziel and the Browns close the second week of the NFL preseason Monday at 8 p.m., visiting the Redskins at FedEx field.
The Browns dropped their preseason opener 13-12 to Detroit, with Manziel completing seven passes for 63 yards and rushing six times. RGIII and the Redskins opened the preseason with a 23-6 win over New England.
With most teams using their third preseason game to set the season’s lineup, the battle between Manziel and Brian Hoyer should keep interest late in the second half.
The Ravens make their first visit to Jerry’s World, facing the Cowboys Saturday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
ESPN starts the weekend Thursday at 8 p.m., with the Jaguars against the Bears. Fox has the Chiefs taking on the Panthers Sunday at 8 p.m.
The Nationals host the Mets Thursday at 7 p.m. on MASN, then visit Pittsburgh Friday and Saturday on MASN before moving to MASN2 Sunday at 5 p.m.
The Orioles travel to Cleveland for the weekend, with games Friday and Saturday on MASN2 before going to MASN Sunday afternoon.
FoxSports1 has a doubleheader Saturday – Yankees against Rays at 4:10 p.m. following the Padres taking on the Cardinals. ESPN has the Braves and A’s Sunday night, while the Mariners take on the Tigers Sunday at 1 p.m.
The Little League World Series starts on ESPN Thursday at 1 p.m., as the Czech Republic faces South Korea. It’s Illinois against Washington at 3 p.m., then the action moves to ESPN2 at 5 p.m. for Australia-Puerto Rico and Nevada meeting South Dakota in the nightcap.
Friday’s play begins at 1 p.m. on ESPN with Mexico-Canada before Pennsylvania takes on Tennessee. ESPN2 has Venezuela facing Japan at 5 p.m. before ESPN returns at 8 p.m. when Rhode Island plays Texas.
Action continues Saturday at noon and 7 p.m. on ESPN, 2 p.m. on ABC and 5 p.m. on ESPN2, and Sunday at noon and 7 p.m. on ESPN2, 5 p.m. on ESPN and 2 p.m. on ABC. There’s more double-elimination action through the week before the champion will be crowned next Sunday.
The new Premier League season starts this weekend, and NBC offers Arsenal against Crystal Palace Saturday at 12:30 p.m. NBC Sports network brings Manchester United-Swansea City Saturday at 7:45 a.m., and a pair of games Sunday – Liverpool plays Southampton at 8:30 a.m. followed by Newcastle United meeting Manchester City.
D.C. United hosts Colorado Sunday at 8 p.m. on Comcast. Philadelphia visits Houston on NBC Sports network Friday at 9 p.m. and Seattle takes on Real Salt Lake Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
NASCAR goes to Michigan Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN. The Nationwide racers hit the track on ESPN Saturday at 2:45 p.m.
NBC Sports network has the IndyCar race from Wisconsin Sunday at 3 p.m.
The PGA tour visits Greensboro for the Wyndham Championships Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. on CBS.
ESPN2 has the Western and Southern Open, with round of 16 play Thursday at 1 and 9 p.m. There’s quarterfinals Friday at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. and semifinals Saturday at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. The women’s final will be Sunday at 2 p.m., followed by the men at 4 p.m.
The United States takes on Brazil in international basketball Saturday at 9 p.m. on ESPN.


Can Tide roll Johnny Football?

Texas A&M gave Alabama the lone blemish on its 2012 season.
Time for the rematch.
CBS starts its season of SEC football coverage Saturday at 3:30 p.m. as the Crimson Tide make their first conference trip to College Station. Alabama had last week off after stomping Virginia Tech in Atlanta. Johnny Manziel has the Aggies at 2-0 after he missed the first half of the opener.
Will his autographs remain worth big money? He’ll need another big game this weekend.
The college weekend starts Thursday at 7:30 p.m., as ESPN shows TCU-Texas Tech while FoxSports1 brings Tulane at Louisiana Tech.
Boise State takes on Air Force Friday at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
ABC has three contests on Saturday, starting at noon with UCLA-Nebraska. Oregon, fresh off a big win over Virginia, faces Tennessee at 3:30 p.m. and Notre Dame plays Purdue at 8 p.m.
Ohio State heads to California on Fox at 7 p.m.
Virginia Tech battles East Carolina on FoxSports1 at noon. It’s off to the Hawkeye State at 6 p.m. when Iowa plays Iowa State, then Oregon State heads to Utah at 10 p.m.
ESPN starts its day in the Bluegrass State, with Louisville facing Kentucky at noon. Florida State hosts Nevada at 3:30 p.m., then Vanderbilt battles South Carolina at 7 p.m. The night closes with Wisconsin against Arizona State at 10:30 p.m.
Oklahoma State meets Tulsa at noon on ESPN2, and the SEC gets primetime coverage with Mississippi State at Auburn at 7 p.m.
Wake Forest hosts Louisiana-Monroe Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on Comcast. Rhode Island battles Albany at 7 p.m.
Oklahoma State faces Lamar Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on MASN2.
NFL Network starts its slate Thursday at 8:25 p.m. with Jets-Patriots.
The Redskins travel to Green Bay Sunday at 1 p.m. on Fox. CBS has the doubleheader, with Harrisonburg showing Eagles-Chargers at 1 p.m. before the Manning Bowl between the Giants and Broncos at 4:25 p.m.
NBC shows the NFC West battle between the 49ers and Seahawks Sunday at 8:15 p.m., and the Bengals take on the Steelers Monday on ESPN.
In high school football, ESPN2 goes to Minnesota Friday at 8 p.m. for Stillwater against Cretin-Derham Hall MASN2 shows St. Thomas Aquinas against John Curtis Friday at 10:30 p.m.
After a week of controversy, the NASCAR Chase for the Cup begins in Chicago. ESPN has coverage Sunday at 1 p.m. while the Nationwide racers go Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. FoxSports1 has the Truck race Friday at 8:30 p.m.
It’s another Red Sox-Yankees weekend, this time from Boston. Fox has Saturday’s game at 1 p.m. along with Oakland at Texas, and the teams play Sunday night on ESPN. TBS brings Royals-Tigers Sunday at 1:08 p.m.
The Orioles close out a series with the Yankees Thursday at 7 p.m. on MASN, then head to Toronto for the weekend on MASN2.
The Nationals take on the Mets Thursday at 1 p.m. on MASN before the Phillies visit on MASN for the weekend.
D.C. United takes on the Galaxy Saturday at 4 p.m. on Comcast while Salt Lake plays Seattle at 10 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
NBC’s coverage of the Premier League continues with Everton against Chelsea Saturday at 12:30 p.m. Earlier in the day, Manchester United takes on Crystal Palace on NBC Sports network at 7:45 a.m., followed by Sunderland-Arsenal. Sunday brings Southampton against West Ham United at 11 a.m.
The PGA tour visits Illinois for the BMW championships on NBC. Coverage starts Saturday at 3 p.m. and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. The final round of the LPGA’s Evian Championship will be on NBC Sunday at noon.
ESPN2 shows the final of the Americas basketball championships, with Panama faces Mexico at 8 p.m. Thursday.
America’s Cup continues in San Francisco, with races on NBC Sports network Thursday at 3:30 p.m., then Saturday and Sunday at 3:30 p.m.