Road to 50

Washington Redskins, NFC East champions.
Hard to believe.
Might they be playing February 7 in Santa Clara?
Thanks to a four-game winning streak to close the season, the Redskins get to host the Packers Sunday at 4:40 p.m. in the final game of the first playoff weekend. Fox has coverage of the contest.
The Packers started the season hotter, but fell into the wildcard slot after losing to the Vikings last Sunday. Washington will be making its first postseason appearance since 2012, and hoping for a first Super Bowl appearance since 1992.
ESPN has the opening game Saturday at 4:30 p.m.,  matching the Texans and the Chiefs. Kansas City snagged the wild-card berth by winning nine straight to end the season, while the Texans squeezed into the postseason at 9-7.
CBS has the Saturday prime time matchup between the Steelers and Bengals. They split their AFC North matchup this season, both winning on the road.
Minnesota hosts Seattle Sunday at 1 p.m. on NBC, as the Seahawks try to reach the Super Bowl for the third straight year.
College football crowns its champion Monday on ESPN, as Alabama faces Clemson in the final of the College Football Playoff at 8:30 p.m.
The Championship Series title game matches North Dakota State and Jacksonville State Saturday at noon on ESPN2.
TNT offers the Celtics visiting the Bulls Thursday at 8 p.m., with Lakers-Kings in the nightcap. The Cavaliers take on Minnesota Friday at 8 p.m. on ESPN, with the Thunder clashing with the Lakers at 10:30 p.m.
The Wizards host Toronto Friday at 7 p.m. on Comcast and travel to Orlando Saturday at 7 p.m.
Cincinnati takes on SMU Thursday at 7 p.m. on ESPN, followed by Michigan State against Illinois. ESPN2 has Louisville-North Carolina State Thursday at 7 p.m. followed by Arizona’s battle with UCLA.
Valparaiso takes on Oakland Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2 and FoxSports1 has Utah-Colorado at 9 p.m.
Virginia Tech heads to Duke on ACC network Saturday at noon, then Virginia faces Georgia Tech at 2 p.m.
CBS brings LSU-Florida Saturday at 1:30 p.m., and Indiana takes on Ohio State Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
Maryland meets Wisconsin at noon Saturday on ESPN, and it’s North Carolina-Syracuse at 8 p.m.
There’s four games on ESPN2 Saturday, starting with Baylor-Iowa State at 3 p.m. Florida State meets Miami at 5 p.m., then it’s Memphis-Connecticut and Auburn against Missouri in the nightcap at 9 p.m.
Georgetown meets DePaul on FoxSports1 Saturday at noon, followed by Creighton battling Seton Hall. It’s Princeton-Pennsylvania at 4:30 p.m. and Villanova faces Butler Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh plays Notre Dame Saturday at 4 p.m. on Comcast, with Louisville-Clemson Sunday at noon.
NBC Sports network goes to the Atlantic 10 Sunday, starting at noon with Rhode Island-St. Joseph’s. Richmond faces Fordham at 2 p.m. followed by VCU-St. Louis.
UTEP meets Middle Tennessee on MASN Thursday at 7 p.m., followed by New Mexico State-Utah Valley.
It’s time for Conference USA on MASN Saturday, as Rice takes on North Texas at 2 p.m. before Texas-San Antonio goes against Middle Tennessee. Sunday at 1 p.m., Detroit battles Valparaiso.
St. John’s meets Marquette at 2 p.m. Saturday on MASN2.
On the women’s court, top-ranked Connecticut clashes with Houston Friday at 9 p.m. on ESPN2 and faces South Florida Sunday at 5 p.m. on ESPN.
FoxSports1 offers Xavier-Creighton Friday at 7 p.m.
ESPN2 brings North Carolina-Notre Dame Sunday at 1 p.m. followed by Maryland against Iowa.
Comcast has a pair of ACC women’s games Sunday, with North Carolina State-Pittsburgh at 2 p.m. followed by Georgia Tech against Florida State.
Old Dominion hosts Louisiana Tech on MASN2 Thursday at 7 p.m. TCU takes on Baylor on MASN2 Saturday at noon and Alabama-Birmingham faces Texas-El Paso Sunday at 7 p.m.
MASN brings North Texas-Rice Sunday at 3 p.m. before St. Bonaventure battles Massachusetts at 5 p.m.
The Capitals head to Brooklyn Thursday at 7 p.m. on Comcast to meet the Islanders at their new home, then cross the river to meet the Rangers Saturday at 1 p.m. It’s back home Sunday at 7 p.m. to play Ottawa.
NBC Sports network brings the Flyers’ visit to Minnesota Thursday at 8 p.m., and it’s Devils-Wild Sunday at 8 p.m.
On the college ice, Alaska meets Alabama-Huntsville Friday at 8 p.m. on MASN. Western Michigan faces Notre Dame on NBC Sports network Friday at 7:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network brings World Cup skiing this weekend, with ladies downhill Saturday at 5:30 a.m. and men’s giant slalom at  7 a.m. There’s ladies Super G Sunday at 5:30 a.m. and men’s slalom at 7 a.m.
It’s the third round of FA Cup matches, with Liverpool against Exeter City Friday at 3 p.m. on FoxSports1. Aston Villa faces Wycombe Saturday at 7:30 a.m. followed by Arsenal-Sunderland.
There’s three more games Sunday, starting at 6:50 a.m. as Oxford United plays Swansea. Chelsea clashes with Scunthorpe at 10 a.m. before Tottenham Hotspur battles Leicester City at noon.
The United States meets Dominican Republic in women’s volleyball Saturday at 9 p.m. on NBC Sports network.


16….8….4

Kentucky marches on, with 36 straight wins.
Will the Wildcats remain perfect through the weekend?
finalfour15The Sweet 16 tips off Thursday at 7 p.m. on CBS, with Wichita State – the team that made it through the last regular season undefeated – facing Notre Dame. Kentucky goes up against West Virginia at around 9:45 p.m.
TBS has the action from Los Angeles. Top-seeded Wisconsin faces North Carolina at 7:47 p.m., and it’s Arizona-Xavier in the nightcap.
CBS brings the South Region Friday – UCLA against Gonzaga at 7:15 p.m. followed by Duke-Utah. The ACC battle between Louisville and North Carolina State starts the East Regional on TBS, with Michigan State against Oklahoma meeting at 10 p.m.
TBS has the Midwest and West regional finals Saturday starting at 6 p.m., with CBS covering the other two regions Sunday afternoon.
Then it’s off to Indianapolis.
The women’s Sweet 16 starts Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN with North Carolina against South Carolina. Iowa battles Baylor at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2, followed by Arizona State-Florida State. ESPN has the nightcap at 10 p.m. when Stanford meets Notre Dame.
There’s four games on ESPN Saturday, starting with Connecticut-Texas at noon and Louisville dueling with Dayton at 2:30 p.m. Maryland meets Duke at 4:30 p.m. before Tennessee takes on Gonzaga.
ESPN has regional finals Sunday at noon and 8:30 p.m.
The best of Division II vie for their championship Saturday at 3 p.m. on CBS.
The Wizards host the Hornets Friday at 7:30 p.m.  on Comcast before playing the Rockets on ABC Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
NASCAR heads to Martinsville this weekend, with the Sprint Cup race Sunday at 1 p.m. on Fox. FoxSports1 has the Truck Series Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
The IndyCar season starts in St. Petersburg Sunday at 3 p.m. on ABC.
Formula One visits Malaysia this weekend, with the Grand Prix Sunday at 2:30 a.m. on NBC Sports network. There’s qualifying Saturday at 5 a.m. after Friday practice at 2 a.m.
The Capitals take on the Devils Thursday at 7 p.m. on Comcast, then the Predators visit Saturday at 12:30 p.m. It’s off to Madison Square Garden Sunday at 3 p.m. for a battle with the Rangers.
NBC Sports network offers the Penguins and Sharks Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
Denver meets Boston College in the semifinals of the East Regional on ESPN2 Saturday at 5 p.m., and the Northeast Regional is 5:30 p.m.
The Nationals meet the Mets Thursday at 5 p.m. in preseason baseball on MASN. The Angels face the Cubs on ESPN Thursday at 7 p.m. before Boston battles the Braves Friday at 1 p.m.
ESPN2 has Arena Football between Philadelphia and Orlando Sunday at 7 p.m.
D.C. United battles the Galaxy Saturday at 7 p.m. on Comcast. Philadelphia faces Chicago on ESPN2 Sunday at 4:50 p.m. and Toronto heads to Salt Lake Sunday at 7 p.m. on FoxSports1.
There’s an international friendly between Brazil and France Thursday at 3:55 p.m. on ESPN2 and Mexico meets Ecuador Saturday at 9:30 p.m.
The road to Euro 2016 continues on ESPN2 Friday at 3:30 p.m. with Spain against Ukraine. Portugal faces Serbia Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Gas up and go to the PGA’s Valero Open Saturday and Sunday at 3 p .m. on NBC.
NBC Sports network offers the United States freestyle skiing championship Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
Pennsylvania plays Yale in college lacrosse Saturday at 5 p.m. on FoxSports1.

 


NBA takes Manhattan

It’s an NBA All-Star weekend too big for one arena.
The best of the NBA head to New York this weekend, with action at both Madison Square Garden and Brooklyn’s Barclay Center.
The activities begin Friday at 7 p.m. with the Celebrity contest on ESPN. The Rising Stars compete in Brooklyn on TNT at 9 p.m.
Brooklyn gets to host the All-Star Saturday night activities, capped by the Slam Dunk contest. Action begins at 8:30 p.m.
The big game tips Sunday at MSG at 8:30 p.m. on TNT.
Before the stars head to New York, TNT has the Cavaliers’ contest with the Bulls Thursday at 8 p.m.
The stars of NASCAR gear up for the Daytona 500 this weekend. The Sprint Unlimited takes the track Saturday at 8 p.m. on Fox., and the first two starting positions will be decided Sunday at 1 p.m. on Fox.
Mississippi meets Florida Thursday at 7 p.m. on ESPN, followed by Michigan against Illinois. Tulsa takes on Connecticut on ESPN2 Thursday at 7 p.m., then it’s Saint Mary’s battling with BYU.
Colorado clashes with California on FoxSports1 Thursday at 9 p.m.
Arizona heads to Washington Friday at 9 p.m. on ESPN, while ESPN2 has Green Bay against Valparaiso at 7 p.m.
CBS offers Baylor-Kansas Saturday at 1 p.m., with Illinois taking on Wisconsin Sunday at 1 p.m.
North Carolina battles Pitt at noon Saturday on the ACC network. Virginia hosts Wake Forest at 2:30 p.m., and other areas will see Florida State-Georgia Tech.
Ohio State heads to Michigan State Saturday at noon on ESPN, followed by top-ranked Kentucky against South Carolina. It’s off to the ACC at 4 p.m. for Louisville-North Carolina State and Duke’s visit to Syracuse, then SMU hosts Connecticut at 9 p.m.
ESPN2 offers six contests Saturday, starting at noon with Georgia State facing Texas State. VCU visits George Washington at 2 p.m. and West Virginia heads to Iowa State. It’s Illinois State-Wichita State at 6 p.m. before Oklahoma faces Kansas State and New Mexico-Nevada caps the night at 10 p.m.
Marquette meets Creighton on FoxSports1 Saturday at 1 p.m. It’s off to the Pac-12 Sunday, with Stanford-Colorado at 4 p.m. before Arizona faces Washington State at 6:30 p.m.
Virginia Tech heads to Clemson Saturday at noon on Comcast, followed by Lafayette against American. Western Kentucky meets Marshall at 5:30 p.m. Hofstra and Drexel tangle Sunday at 5 p.m.
Northeastern takes on Hofstra on NBC Sports network Thursday at 7 p.m. There’s a pair of games Saturday, with St. Bonaventure-Dayton at 12:30 p.m. before Delaware faces William & Mary. Towson meets College of Charleston Sunday at 12:30 p.m. and it’s back to the A-10 for St. Joseph’s-Fordham.
On the women’s hardcourt, ESPN2 brings three games on Sunday. North Carolina takes on Louisville at 1 p.m., then it’s Kentucky-Tennessee before West Virginia heads to Baylor at 5 p.m.
Florida State takes on North Carolina Thursday at 7 p.m. on Comcast. There’s a pair of contests Sunday afternoon, as Florida State visits Virginia at 1 p.m. before Georgia Tech goes against Miami.
FoxSports1 offers St. John’s against Marquette Friday at 9 p.m. St. John’s goes against DePaul Sunday at 2 p.m.
The Capitals’ west coast trip includes contests with the Kings Saturday at 10 p.m. and Ducks Sunday at 8 p.m. on Comcast.
Comcast brings the Flyers’ contest with the Blue Jackets Friday at 7 p.m.
The Blackhawks host the Penguins on NBC Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
On the college ice, Providence faces Notre Dame Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The PGA tour visits Pebble Beach this weekend, with coverage on CBS Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
West Bromwich Albion faces West Ham United in FA Cup action Saturday at 7:30 a.m. on FoxSports1. Aston Villa meets Leicester City Sunday at 7:30 a.m.
The United States meets England in a women’s international soccer friendly on FoxSports1 Friday at 3 p.m.
NBC Sports network has the finals of the Women’s Giant Slalom World Championships Thursday at 4 p.m. The men’s Giant Slalom will be Friday at 4 p.m.
The Millrose Games will be on NBC Sports network Saturday at 6 p.m.
The rugby World Seven Series are Saturday at 4:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.