In past years, race fans have been able to catch 1100 miles of action the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. Add a few more hours of action in 2013.
Orb continues his quest for the Triple Crown Saturday in the Preakness Stakes on NBC. Coverage starts at 4:30 p.m. After a full house at the Kentucky Derby, there’s only nine horses scheduled to go Saturday. Orb drew the first post position Wednesday.
The busiest time of the NBA and NHL postseasons are here, with multiple games on TV almost every night. The NBA continues its conference semifinals this weekend, while the NHL – starting the playoffs later due to the lockout – closes the first round. ESPN has the doubleheader Friday, with the Bulls hosting Miami at 8 p.m. before the Spurs take on the Warriors. It’s the Thunder at Memphis Saturday at 5 p.m. on ESPN, with ABC bringing the primetime action between the Knicks and Pacers at 8 p.m. ABC shows Game 4 of the Warriors and Spurs Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
We’ve waited since 1978 for a Triple Crown winner. Will this be the year? Twenty horses are in the lineup for the Kentucky Derby. Have you heard of any of them before this week?
There’s not as much excitement about this year’s NFL draft. Guess we’re out of Luck. After we had Andrew Luck and RGIII go from top of the draft to the postseason in 2012, there’s a mass of similarly skilled players vying for big paydays when the 2013 NFL Draft starts Thursday at 8 p.m. on NFL network and ESPN.
Is it time for a Heat repeat? LeBron James and his crew start their quest for a second straight NBA title Sunday against the Bucks. TNT has the coverage at 7 p.m.
Bubba Watson heads to Augusta as the returning champ. Will he bring his new golf cart with him? Bubba and the rest of the best gather for The Masters, starting Thursday on ESPN. They show the first two rounds starting at 3 p.m., and CBS takes over for the weekend – Saturday at 3 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Now there are four – including a big Shocker. Wichita State continues its surprising run at the 75th NCAA championship this weekend in Atlanta. The school from the Missouri Valley Conference takes on top-seeded Louisville in Saturday’s first semifinal at 6 p.m. on CBS.
The first BCS rankings came out this week, and the SEC holds four of the top eight spots. Two of those challengers battle on Saturday. Steve Spurrier’s South Carolina Gamecocks, ranked in the top three before last week’s loss, face Florida at 3:30 p.m on CBS. Spurrier won a national title with the Gators in 1996, and will try to gain the lead in the SEC East.