Final countdown

The long and winding road of the NBA and NHL playoffs have reached their final matchups.
And the eight best softball teams are competing in Oklahoma City for the Women’s College World Series title.
Golden State tries to complete its record season, hosting Cleveland in the NBA Finals starting Thursday at 9 p.m. on ABC. Game 2 will be Sunday at 8 p.m.
The Warriors won a record 73 contests in the regular season, but needed three straight victories to advance to the Finals. The Cavaliers return as their opponent with only two losses so far in the postseason.
In the Stanley Cup Final, it’s Game 3 from San Jose Saturday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network. The Penguins took a 2-0 series win with an overtime victory Wednesday.
Georgia and Florida State start the Women’s College World Series Thursday at noon on ESPN, followed by UCLA-Auburn at 2:30 p.m. Alabama clashes with Oklahoma at 7 p.m. on ESPN, with the nightcap matching LSU and Michigan.
There’s a pair of games Friday at 7 and 9:30 p.m. on ESPN2, with four contests Saturday. ESPN has two starting at noon, followed by the night session on ESPN2 at 7 p.m.
Bracket play concludes Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN and 3:30 p.m. on ESPN2, with games later in the day on ESPN2 if necessary. The two bracket winners advance to the best-of-three final beginning Monday night.
The Orioles close out a series with the Red Sox Thursday at 7 p.m. on MASN before hosting the Yankees for the weekend. Games Friday and Sunday are on MASN, with Saturday’s game on Fox.
The Nationals take on the Reds Friday and Sunday on MASN2, and Saturday afternoon on MASN.
The Giants and Cardinals battle on Fox Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 8 p.m. on ESPN. Fox also carries the Royals and Indians Saturday. On FoxSports1 Saturday at 4 p.m., the Rays battle the Twins.
NCAA regional baseball play begins this weekend, with play on ESPN2 Saturday at noon.

NASCAR visits Pocono, with the Sprint Cup race on FoxSports1 Sunday at 1 p.m. The Xfinity Series goes Saturday at 1 p.m. on Fox.
The Indy Car Dual in Detroit will be Saturday and Sunday at 3:30 p.m. on ABC.
NBC brings the finals from the French Open Saturday and Sunday at 9 p.m. The men’s semifinals will be Friday at 11 a.m. on NBC Sports network, with the women’s doubles final Sunday at 6 a.m.
CBS offers the Memorial tournament Saturday at 3 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
It’s X Games weekend on ESPN. Action starts Thursday at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN. There’s a Moto X Freestyle final Friday at 7 p.m., and more completion Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 3:30 p.m.

Copa America Centenario starts group play Friday at 9:30 p.m. when the United States takes on Colombia on FoxSports1. Fox has Costa Rica against Paraguay Saturday at 5 p.m. and Brazil battles Ecuador from the Rose Bowl at 10 p.m. on FoxSports1.
Jamaica takes on Venezuela on Fox Sunday at 5 p.m. followed by it’s Mexico-Uruguay from Phoenix on FoxSports1 at 8 p.m.
The United States women have an international friendly with Japan Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on FoxSports1 and Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN2.
Rugby’s Penn Mutual Collegiate Championship will be on NBC Sports network Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m., with additional action on NBC Saturday and Sunday at 4 p.m.
There’s motorcycle racing from Thunder Valley on NBC Sports network on NBC Sports network Saturday at 4 p.m.
NBC Sports network has the Arena Pro Grand Prix swim meet Sunday at 8 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.


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.


XLIX

Before Super Sunday in Arizona, there’s Super Saturday in Charlottesville.
The second-ranked Cavaliers host ESPN’s College GameDay Saturday at 10 a.m. before hosting Duke at 7 p.m. The GameDay crew previews the day’s contests around the college basketball world, along with contests for the fans arriving early in the morning for the show.
Virginia remained unbeaten after escaping Virginia Tech Sunday in its last contest. Duke has already lost three ACC contests, but got coach K his 1000th college victory Sunday at St. John’s.
The sporting world makes way for Super Bowl XLIX Sunday at 6:30 p.m., with Seattle trying to defend its title and New England hoping to deflate those hopes.
It’s the Patriots’ second trip to University of Phoenix Stadium for the big game. Last visit, they came in unbeaten and left losers to the Giants.
The NFL honors show will be Saturday at 9 p.m. on NBC.
The Australian Open crowns its champion this weekend. ESPN has the men’s semifinal Friday at 3:30 a.m. with the women’s title game Saturday at 3 a.m. The tournament closes with the men’s championship match Sunday at 3 a.m.
ESPN’s Thursday night slate starts at 7 p.m. with Maryland against Ohio State, followed by top-ranked Kentucky taking on Missouri. Connecticut clashes with Cincinnati on ESPN2 at 8 p.m. with Utah-UCLA in the nightcap.
Providence plays DePaul Thursday at 2 p.m. on FoxSports1 in a game postponed two days by the big blizzard. Colorado heads to Southern Cal at 9:30 p.m.
Arkansas takes on Florida Saturday at 1 p.m. on CBS, and Sunday at 1 p.m. it’s Michigan-Michigan State.
Iowa tackles Wisconsin at noon Saturday on ESPN, followed by Kansas State-Kansas and a big ACC battle between North Carolina and Louisville.
ESPN has six games on the schedule Saturday, starting with Auburn-Tennessee at noon. The Virginia battle between VCU-Richmond tips at 2 p.m. with Wichita State against Northern Iowa followed by Texas facing Baylor. Oklahoma and Oklahoma State tangle at 8 p.m. and Memphis closes the night at Gonzaga at 10 p.m.
There’s a pair of Big East contests on FoxSports1 Saturday. Xavier faces Seton Hall at noon before Villanova battles DePaul. Fox brings Providence-St. John’s at noon.
The ACC network brings Notre Dame against Pittsburgh Saturday at noon along with North Carolina State facing Georgia Tech.
George Mason hosts St. Louis Thursday at 7 p.m. on Comcast. William & Mary heads to James Madison Saturday at 4 p.m.
Davidson meets Saint Joseph’s Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
Liberty takes on High Point on MASN Thursday at 7 p.m. It’s off to the Ivy League Friday at 8 p.m. for Yale against Columbia.
MASN2 offers C-USA action between Middle Tennessee and Texas-San Antonio Thursday at 8 p.m. Marquette meets Butler Saturday at 2 p.m. and Marshall takes on Louisiana Tech at 5:30 p.m.
On the women’s hardcourt, ESPN2 has a pair of games Sunday. Connecticut takes on Temple at 2 p.m. and Iowa meets Maryland at 4 p.m.
Oklahoma travels to Texas on FoxSports1 Thursday at 7 p.m.
Comcast offers Florida State against Georgia Tech Friday at 7 p.m. There’s a pair of games Sunday, with Wake Forest taking on Notre Dame at 1 p.m. and North Texas meeting Rice at 3 p.m.
The Nuggets head to Memphis on TNT Thursday at 8 p.m., with Bulls-Lakers in the nightcap. ESPN offers the Mavericks meeting the Heat Friday at 8 p.m., then it’s Bulls-Suns. Saturday at 9 p.m., the Clippers battle the Spurs.
The Wizards take on the Raptors Saturday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
Comcast has the Capitals visit to Montreal Saturday at 1 p.m.
The Rangers take on the Canadiens Thursday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports network, with Ducks-Sharks at 10:30 p.m. The Capitals’ traditional Super Bowl afternoon contest will be on NBC Sports Network against the Blues Sunday at 1 p.m.
On the college ice, New Hampshire visits Notre Dame on NBC Sports network Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
Chelsea battles Manchester City Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on NBC. Hull City takes on Newcastle United at 7:45 a.m. Saturday on NBC Sports network before Manchester United meets Leicester City.
Arsenal takes on Aston Villa Sunday at 8:30 a.m. followed by Southampton-Swansea City.
CBS heads to Phoenix for the PGA event Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. Don’t forget to pick up the trash.
NBC Sports network has the induction ceremonies for the NASCAR Hall of Fame Friday at 8 p.m.
The Armory Invitational track meet will be on NBC Sports network Saturday at 4:30 p.m.


Tiger’s back

Tiger Woods will be there at the Congressional Thursday when the PGA tour arrives.
Will he be there Saturday and Sunday when the CBS cameras will be there?
Tiger’s first tournament since March tees off Thursday. CBS has coverage Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
The event gives Woods a chance for tournament competition before the British Open in three weeks. He remains four Major victories behind Jack Nicklaus, and recent health struggles have dropped him behind Nicklaus’ pace.
The World Cup closes its first round Thursday with games in Group G and H. The United States battles Germany on ESPN at noon, while Ghana faces Portugal on ESPN2. ESPN has South Korea against Belgium at 4 p.m., with Russia and Algeria on ESPN2.
The knockout round starts Saturday when host Brazil faces Chile at 11:30 a.m. on ABC. Colombia and Ecuador meet at 4 p.m.
Mexico battles Netherlands Sunday at 11:30 a.m. on ESPN, with Costa Rica against Greece at 4 p.m.
Stateside, Seattle visits D.C. United Saturday at 7 p.m. on Comcast, while the Galaxy play San Jose on NBC Sports network Saturday at 10:30 p.m.
The Nationals visit Wrigley Field for the weekend, with games on MASN Thursday, Friday and Saturday afternoon, then on Fox Saturday night. The Orioles host Tampa Bay for a day/night doubleheader Friday on MASN2, with games Saturday on MASN2 and Sunday afternoon on MASN.
Fox also offers Red Sox-Yankees, Braves against Phillies and Cardinals facing the Dodgers. ESPN shows the Red Sox and Yankees Sunday night.
Early round play at Wimbledon continues on ESPN Thursday at 7 a.m. There’s more action Friday at 7 a.m. and Saturday at 8 a.m.
NASCAR visits Kentucky this weekend, with the Sprint Cup racers going Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on TNT. ESPN has the Nationwide race Friday at 7:30 p.m., and the truck series goes Thursday at 8 p.m. on FoxSports1.
The IndyCar racers head to Houston, with races on NBC Sports network Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
The future stars of the NBA find their new homes during the draft Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN. The NHL holds its entry draft Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The CFL opens its season this weekend, and ESPN2 offers Montreal against Calgary Saturday at 3 p.m. In Arena Football, the Kiss take on Spokane Saturday at 10 p.m. on ESPN2.
NBC Sports network offers the track and field outdoor championships Friday at 10 p.m. NBC brings coverage Saturday and Sunday at 4 p.m.
The Dew Tour hits Ocean City, with NBC coverage Saturday at 1 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Santa Anita hosts the Gold Cup Saturday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports network.


Father’s Day viewing

Father’s Day comes early this year – with plenty on the sporting calendar.
The World Cup kicks off Thursday from Sao Paolo, with host Brazil facing Croatia at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN.
Spain meets Netherlands Friday at 3 p.m. on ESPN. Mexico battles Cameroon on ESPN2 Friday at 11:30 a.m. and it’s Chile-Australia at 5:30 p.m.
ABC joins the action Saturday at 11:30 a.m. when Colombia meets Greece, and it’s Uruguay-Costa Rica at 2:30 p.m. ESPN has England against Italy at 5:30 p.m., followed by Ivory Coast-Japan at 8:30 p.m.
Sunday’s play on ABC starts with Switzerland facing Ecuador at 11:30 a.m. and France faces Honduras at 2:30 p.m. ESPN has the action at 5:30 p.m. when Argentina plays Bosnia-Herzegovina.
The Heat and Spurs continue their battle for the NBA championship Thursday at 9 p.m. on ABC. Game 5 will be back in San Antonio Sunday at 8 p.m.
The Stanley Cup Final returns to Los Angeles for Game 5 Friday on NBC at 8 p.m.
Pinehurst hosts the best golfers at the U.S. Open starting Thursday. NBC has coverage 3-5 on Thursday and Friday, and starts action Saturday and Sunday at noon. ESPN starts Thursday’s action at 9 a.m., and rejoins at 6 p.m. There’s more Friday at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
The Orioles close their homestand with a four-game set against the Blue Jays (Thursday on MASN2 and the rest of weekend on MASN). The Nationals have a Thursday afternoon contest against the Giants on MASN, then visit St. Louis on MASN2 Friday and Sunday.
Fox has Nationals and Cardinals Saturday at 7 p.m., along with the Angels against Braves and Reds meeting the Brewers. FoxSports1 offers Twins-Tigers at 4 p.m. Saturday, and ESPN has the Angels facing the Braves Sunday at 8 p.m.
Eight teams, including Virginia, have gathered in Omaha for the College World Series. UC-Irvine takes on Texas to start the action Saturday at 3 p.m. on ESPN2, and Vanderbilt meets Louisville at 8 p.m. Texas Tech tackles TCU at 3 p.m. Sunday, and the Cavaliers faces Mississippi at 8 p.m.
Pool play continues through the week.
NASCAR visits Michigan for the weekend, with Sprint Cup series coverage on TNT Sunday at 1 p.m. The Nationwide racers go Saturday at 2 p.m. on ESPN and the truck series will be on FoxSports1 Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
The Mystics host Chicago Friday at 7 p.m. and Atlanta Sunday at 4 p.m. on Comcast. ESPN2 has Minnesota hosting Phoenix Sunday at 1 p.m.
NBC Sports network has the Diamond League Grand Prix Saturday at 4 p.m.
The Motocross circuit visits High Point on NBC Sports network Saturday at 2 p.m.


Boog-ity, boog-ity, boog-ity bye-bye

At the Monster Mile this weekend, Darrell Waltrip will reach up one more time.
“Boog-ity, boog-ity, boog-ity, let’s go racing boys.”
Fox closes its portion of the Sprint Cup series at Dover Sunday at 1 p.m. It’s off to TNT for a few races until the Brickyard in late July.
Those who enjoy diversity atop the leaderboard didn’t like Sunday’s result – Jimmie Johnson claimed his first victory of the season. Looks like he’ll be in the chase for the championship this fall, going for his seventh NASCAR title.
The Nationwide tour hits the Monster Mile Saturday at 2 p.m. on ESPN.
ABC carries the IndyCar Detroit Duals Saturday and Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
It’s all tied up out West in the NBA, with Game 5 between Oklahoma City and San Antonio Thursday at 9 p.m. on TNT. Game 6 will be Saturday at 8:30 p.m. from Oklahoma City, and Game 7 if necessary Monday. The Heat try to close out the Pacers Friday at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN. Indiana hosts Game 7 Sunday at 8:30 p.m., if necessary.
The Stanley Cup final will start June 4, and the New York Rangers will try to earn their berth there Thursday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network. Game 7, if necessary, would be Saturday at 8 p.m. The Blackhawks stayed alive Wednesday, and head to Los Angeles for Game 6 Friday at 9 p.m. The deciding game will be back in Chicago Sunday at 8 p.m. if necessary.
The Orioles continue their road trip in Houston for the weekend on MASN2 (Thursday on MASN) while the Nationals host the Rangers on MASN.
The Pirates host the Dodgers Saturday night on Fox and Sunday night on ESPN2. Some parts of the country will see Rays-Red Sox Saturday, and FoxSports1 offers Braves at Marlins Saturday at 4 p.m.
NCAA teams start the road to Omaha this weekend, and ESPN2 has regional contests Saturday at 5 and 8 p.m.
CBS presents the Memorial tournament Saturday at 3 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
The weekend means the midpoint of the French Open. NBC has coverage Saturday at noon and Sunday at 1 p.m. while ESPN2 starts action Thursday and Friday at 5 a.m.
D.C. United hosts Kansas City Saturday at 7 p.m. on Comcast. The United States gears up for the World Cup with a friendly against Turkey Sunday at 1:30 p.m. on ESPN.
The softball College World Series starts Thursday at noon on ESPN with Baylor-Florida, followed by top-seed Oregon against Florida State at 2:30 p.m. The action moves to ESPN2 at 7 p.m. with Kentucky against Louisiana-Lafayette, followed by Oklahoma against Alabama at 9:30 p.m.
ESPN2 has winner’s bracket games Friday at 7 and 9:30 p.m. The loser’s bracket kicks off action Saturday at noon on ESPN2, with another game at 2:30 p.m. Friday’s losers meet Saturday’s winners at 7 and 9:30 p.m. on ESPN.
The winner’s bracket continues on ESPN Sunday at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
The best collegiate rugby teams head to Philadelphia for their championship Saturday at 3 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m., and NBC Sports network joins the action Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
NBC has the final events of the Prefontaine Classic from Oregon Saturday at 4:30 p.m. NBC Sports network has coverage at 3:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network has the Hangtown MX Classic motocross championship Saturday at 6 p.m.


Racing in Richmond

Tis the season for night racing.
NASCAR is in the midst of four night races – plus the all-star weekend – in five events. The lights will be on in Richmond Saturday on Fox at 7 p.m.
Seven different drivers won in the first seven races, with Kevin Harvick becoming the first repeat winner at Darlington under the lights two weeks ago. The month of May features a night race in Kansas before the all-star race and Coke 600 in Charlotte Memorial Day weekend.
The Nationwide drivers hit the track Friday on ESPNews at 7 p.m.
NBC Sports network carries the Indy Car circuit from Alabama Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
The NBA and NHL playoffs reach the middle of the first round contests this weekend. TNT has the third games of Oklahoma City-Memphis and Clippers-Warriors, starting Thursday at 8 p.m.
Washington, up two games to none, hosts Chicago Friday at 8 p.m. on ESPN and Comcast. ESPN2 offers the Raptors heading to Brooklyn at 7 p.m., and ESPN has Houston-Portland at 10:30 p.m.
TNT has the Hawks and Pacers Saturday at 2 p.m., followed by Spurs-Mavericks. The Bobcats host the Heat Saturday at 7 p.m. on ESPN, and the Grizzlies take on the Thunder in the nightcap.
ABC’s Sunday doubleheader starts with the Wizards and Bulls at 1 p.m. The Clippers and Warriors tangle at 3:30 p.m., then it’s off to TNT for the Raptors facing the Nets at 7 p.m. and Rockets battling the TrailBlazers at 9:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network has Game 4 between the Bruins and Red Wings Thursday at 8 p.m., followed by Sharks-Kings. On CNBC, the Avalanche face the Wild at 9:30 p.m.
The Flyers and Rangers play the fourth game of their series Friday at 7 p.m. on CNBC. The Blackhawks face the Blues on NBC Sports network at 8 p.m., then the Stars visit the Ducks at 10:30 p.m.
NBC plans Red Wings-Bruins Saturday at 3 p.m., and NBC Sports network brings the Blue Jackets against Penguins at 7 p.m. followed by Wild-Avalanche. The Rangers and Flyers return to New York Sunday at noon on NBC.
The Orioles close a series in Toronto Thursday at 7 p.m. on MASN, then host Kansas City over the weekend. The Nationals start a four-game set with San Diego Thursday on MASN2.
ESPN has the Yankees against Angels Sunday at 8 p.m., and the teams meet on FoxSports1 Saturday at 1 p.m. The Pirates and Cardinals battle at 4 p.m.
On the college diamond, Comcast has three games on Saturday. They start in the ACC with Georgia Tech against North Carolina State at 1 p.m., then it’s Georgia at Vanderbilt at 4 p.m.  Clemson faces Miami at 7 p.m.
South Carolina faces Alabama Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN.
Arena Football comes to ESPN2 Sunday at 4 p.m., with Iowa facing Philadelphia.
New Orleans hosts the PGA tour for the Zurich Classic Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. on CBS.
Manchester United meets Norwich City in Premier League action on NBC Saturday at 12:30 p.m. Everton takes on Southampton on NBC Sports network at 7:45 a.m., then Stoke City battles Tottenham Hotspur at 10 a.m. There’s three more games Sunday, starting Sunderland against Cardiff City at 7 a.m. Liverpool clashes with Chelsea at 9 a.m. before Crystal Palace faces Manchester City.
Comcast offers the ACC women’s lacrosse tournament, with quarterfinal games Thursday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The semifinals are Friday at 1 and 3 p.m. with the final Sunday at 1 p.m.
Baylor hosts Kansas in college softball on MASN2 Saturday at 4 p.m. ESPN shows Alabama-Georgia Thursday at 8 p.m.
NBC Sports network has the Penn Relays Saturday at noon and Drake Relays at 3 p.m.


See you in Pyeongchang

Just a few more days before bobsledding and curling leave the scene for four more years.
It’s the final weekend of the Sochi Olympics, capped by Sunday’s men’s ice hockey gold medal game at 7 a.m. The closing ceremonies air at 7 p.m., then the preparation for the 2018 Winter Games begin.
NBC airs the women’s gold medal ice hockey game between the United States and Canada Thursday at noon, before the primetime coverage at 8 p.m. Friday’s action will be at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., and events Saturday will be shown at 2:30 and 8 p.m.
NBC Sports network brings figure skating Thursday at 10 a.m. Action begins Friday at 3 a.m. with curling, and the men’s ice hockey semifinals are at 6:30 a.m. and noon.
There’s cross-country skiing Saturday at 4:30 a.m., followed by the bronze medal men’s ice hockey game at 10 a.m. and figure skating at 12:30 p.m. Coverage closes with bobsledding Sunday at 4 a.m.
While the Olympics close out, the new NASCAR season starts with the Daytona 500 Sunday on Fox. ESPN has the opener of the Nationwide racing season Saturday at 1:15 p.m. while the twin 125s are on FoxSports1 Thursday at 7 p.m. The flag drops on the first Truck Series race Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Duke and North Carolina had to postpone their contest last week, rescheduling for Thursday at 9 p.m. on ESPN and the ACC network. Michigan State plays Purdue at 7 p.m.
Duke gets another chance at top-ranked Syracuse Saturday at 7 p.m., followed by Arizona-Colorado. LSU takes on Kentucky at 4 p.m.
ESPN2 offers three games on Thursday, starting at 7 p.m. with Alabama against Texas A&M. Connecticut takes on Temple at 9 p.m., then BYU meets Gonzaga in the nightcap. VCU meets Massachusetts Friday at 7 p.m.
Virginia meets Notre Dame on ESPN2 Saturday at 2 p.m., after Wisconsin-Iowa at noon. Iowa State takes on TCU at 4 p.m., followed by UCLA-Stanford and Missouri against Alabama. San Diego State faces New Mexico at 10 p.m., and the slate closes at midnight with Gonzaga taking on San Diego.
North Carolina meets Wake Forest at noon Saturday on ACC network, and other areas see Boston College-Miami.
CBS has regional action Saturday at noon, with Florida facing Mississippi and Louisville meeting Cincinnati. Michigan and Michigan State battle Sunday at noon.
FoxSports1 starts its action Saturday at 11:30 a.m. when Xavier travels to Georgetown. It’s St. John’s-Villanova at 1:30 p.m., followed by UAB at Charlotte. Providence meets Butler Sunday at 6 p.m., followed by Southern Cal against California.
There’s three games on Comcast Saturday, starting in the ACC with Clemson-Georgia Tech at noon. Virginia Tech plays North Carolina State at 2 p.m., followed by Northeastern against William & Mary. Drexel tangles with Delaware Sunday at 3 p.m.
Mount St. Mary’s meets Central Connecticut Thursday at 7 p.m. on MASN. West Virginia hosts Baylor at 1:30 p.m. on MASN, followed by Kansas State-Oklahoma.
Texas Tech takes on Oklahoma State Saturday at 1:30 p.m. on MASN2.
NBC Sports network brings Ivy League action, with Brown at Cornell Saturday at 8 p.m. Yale heads to Columbia Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
Comcast offers a women’s basketball doubleheader Thursday, as North Carolina visits Virginia at 6:30 p.m. before Florida State takes on Maryland. Wake Forest meets Miami Sunday at 1 p.m.
Charlotte visits Middle Tennessee on MASN2 Saturday at 4 p.m. and Kansas heads to Oklahoma at 8 p.m. Sunday at 3 p.m., Oklahoma State faces Texas Tech.
Notre Dame meets Duke in a battle of top 10 squads Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN. ESPN2 has a Sunday doubleheader, with Kentucky against Texas A&M at 2 p.m. and Maryland-Georgia Tech at 4 p.m. Georgetown hosts Villanova on FoxSports1 Sunday at 1 p.m.
Oklahoma City hosts Miami on TNT Thursday at 8 p.m., with Houston-Golden State in the nightcap. ESPN offers Denver-Chicago at 8 p.m. Friday, followed by the Celtics taking on the Lakers. Sunday at 9 p.m., the Rockets head to Phoenix.
ABC has the Clippers and Thunder Sunday at 1 p.m., then it’s Bulls at Heat.
The Wizards host the Pelicans Saturday at 7 p.m. on Comcast, then travel to Cleveland Sunday at 6 p.m.
CBS has the final two days of the Match Play Championship Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.
MASN shows action from the UEFA Europe League Thursday, with Dynamo Kyiv against Valencia at 1 p.m. followed by Porto against Eintracht Frankfurt.
In Premier League, Crystal Palace meets Manchester United on NBC Saturday at 12:30 p.m., while USA shows Arsenal against Sunderland. Chelsea clashes with Everton Saturday at 7:45 a.m. on NBC Sports network, and there’s a pair of contests Sunday – Liverpool plays Swansea City at 8:30 a.m. followed by Norwich City against Tottenham Hotspur.
Notre Dame hosts Boston University Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The USA Indoor track and field championships are on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.