Weekend Watchdog: Triple Crown or not?
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The Derby winner tries to win the second jewel of the Triple Crown Saturday at the Preakness Stakes.
NBC has coverage starting at 4:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network shows the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes Friday at 4 p.m.
Playoffs continue in the NHL and NBA. On ice, the Kings host Phoenix in Game 3 Thursday at 9 p.m. on NBC Sports network. Game 4 of the series will be Sunday at 3 p.m. on NBC. The Eastern Conference final between the Rangers and Devils has Game 3 Saturday at 1 p.m. on NBC.
The NBA’s second round continues Thursday on ESPN. The Heat head to Indiana for Game 3 with the Pacers at 7 p.m., followed by Clippers-Spurs. Friday starts at 8 p.m. with the Celtics traveling to Philadelphia, then the Thunder head to L.A. in the nightcap.
ABC offers Game 3 of the Spurs and Clippers from Los Angeles Saturday at 3:30 p.m., and then the Heat and Pacers meet for Game 4 Sunday at 3:30 p.m. TNT spends the weekend in L.A., with Thunder-Lakers Saturday at 10:30 p.m. and Clippers against Spurs Sunday at 10:30 p.m.
The WNBA tips off Sunday at 1 p.m. on ABC with Phoenix meeting Minnesota.
Baseball starts interleague play this weekend, and the Orioles’ visit to Washington is one of five games on Fox Saturday at 7:15 p.m. Sharing the coverage is the battle of Chicago (Cubs vs. White Sox) and Texas (Rangers-Astros). The Diamondbacks head to Kansas City and Red Sox travel to Philadelphia. TBS has the finale of that series Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
ESPN offers the Cardinals at Dodgers Sunday night at 8 p.m.
MASN has games between the Orioles and Nationals Friday and Sunday. Before the interleague action starts, the Orioles close a series in Kansas City Thursday at 2 p.m. on MASN. The Nationals face Pittsburgh Thursday at 7 p.m.
Gearing up for the Indianapolis 500, NBC Sports network has qualifying Saturday starting at 11 a.m. and Sunday at noon. By nightfall, the 33-car field will be set.
The PGA tour heads to Texas for the Byron Nelson Championship Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. on CBS.
We’re nearing the end of spring sports season in the NCAA. ESPN2 has a pair of quarterfinal matchups in the Division I lacrosse tournament Saturday, as Maryland plays Johns Hopkins at noon. Denver meets top-seed Loyola later in the day.
NCAA softball regionals start Friday on ESPN2, with Kentucky vs. Michigan at 4:30 p.m. followed by Louisville-Valparaiso. Saturday, ESPN has games at 1, 3:30 and 6 p.m., and it’s back to ESPN2 Sunday at 1 p.m.
It’s the final weekend of the regular season in college baseball. Comcast has games matching Miami and Georgia Tech Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m., then Saturday at 1 p.m.
NBC Sports network has three games from the IIHA championship Thursday, starting at 6 a.m. The United States plays Finland at 11 a.m.
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