What To Watch: 6/10 – 6/12

All times are Pacific.

Friday June 10th

France vs Romania  – Noon ESPN2: The Euro 2016 gets underway with host country France getting us started. They are also one of the favorites to win the whole thing.

Golden State Warriors at Cleveland Cavaliers – 6pm ABC: If the Cavs play like they did in game three then this could be a heck of a series.

Panama vs Argentina – 6:30pm FOX: No Luis Suarez no problem right for Argentina right? Well we’ll see. Three points for either club probably locks up a spot in the knockout rounds of the Copa America.

Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants – 7:15pm MLBN: The pitching matchup alone is enough reason to tune into this one. Clayton Kershaw vs Johnny Cueto.

Saturday June 11th

Wales vs Slovakia – 9am ESPN: Wales, yes Wales is in the Euro and looking to make some noise.

England vs Russia – Noon ESPN: Wow, enough story lines here to make your head spin. At least from a political point of view. Soccer wise, England should have this.

USA vs Paraguay – 4pm FS1: USA wins and they move into the next round in the Copa America. A draw probably gets them through but a loss could, possibly send them home.

Cleveland Indians at Los Angeles Angels – 7pm FS1: The Indians lead the AL Central and the Angels have enough offensive firepower to take out a small country.

Sunday June 12th

Germany vs Ukraine – Noon ESPN: Germany looks to add a Euro 2016 title to their mantle to go with their 2014 World Cup title.

St Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates – 3pm ESPN: These two have probably written off trying to catch the division leading Chicago Cubs but a wild card slot is not out of the question.

Pittsburgh Penguins at San Jose Sharks – 5pm NBC: Game six in the Shark Tank. It’s still an uphill climb for San Jose down 3-2 in the series.

Peru vs Brazil – 5:30pm FS1: Huge match for this group. Winner moves on while the loser, in likelihood, goes back to South America.

 

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What To Watch: Fri. 6/3 – Sun. 6/5

All times are Pacific.

Friday June 3rd

Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners -5pm MLB.TV: The top two teams in the AL West go at it in the Emerald City. Bonus: Yu Darvish takes the mound for the Rangers.

San Francisco Giants at St Louis Cardinals – 5pm MLB.TV: Johnny Cueto vs Adam Wainwright. The Giants first baseman Brandon Belt is on a terror. He has raised his batting average from around .270 to above .300.

USAUSA vs Colombia – 6:30pm FS1: Copa America kicks off and the US has got their hands full. Lots of questions will have to be answered if the US is to get out of the group. Will the US find a reliable goal scorer? Will they go back to Tim Howard in goal or continue to rotate goalies? Lots of questions indeed.

Saturday June 4th

The Memorial Round Three – Noon CBS: It’s the final tuneup before the US Open. Every big name is there and pretty much in contention.

KC Royals at Cleveland Indians – 4:15pm FOX: Cleveland is only a game and a half back of the defending World Series Champs.

Pittsburgh Penguins at San Jose Sharks – 5pm NBC: Sharks are down in the series 2-0 ut are back on home ice. Time to see if Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau are going to go quietly into the night or fight back and give the Sharks are chance to make this a respectable series.

UFC 199 – 7pm PPV: Lots of big names in this one like Luke Rockhold, Michael Bisping, Dominick Cruz, Urijah Faber and Dan Henderson along with a couple of titles on the line.

Sunday June 5th

The Memorial Round Four – 11:30am CBS: Final round action.

Mexico vs Uruguay – 5pm FS1: Nice match for a Sunday evening.

San Francisco Giants at St Louis Cardinals – 5pm ESPN: The Giants pitcher Jake Peavy is coming off of his best start in a while. Can he repeat it?

Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors – 5pm ABC: It was everyone but the Splash Brothers scoring in game one for the Warriors. Now it is time for LeBron and company to steal one out West to even things up.

What To Watch: Fri. 5/27 – Mon. 5/30

All times are Pacific.

Friday May 27th

Boston Red Sox at Toronto Blue Jays – 4pm MLB.TV: It’s always fun when these two get together.

Cleveland Cavaliers at Toronto Raptors – 5:30pm ESPN: Game six with a chance for LeBron and company to close it out and head to the Finals.

Saturday May 28th

Champions League Final – 11:45am FOX: Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid in a rematch of the 2014 Champions League Final. Big stars on display and some very animated managers.

Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets – 4pm FOX: Primetime game between two teams that both plan on going deep into October. Bonus: Noah Syndergaard is throwing for the Mets.

Montreal Impact vs Los Angeles Galaxy – 5pm MLS.TV: Lot of veteran star power on the pitch in this one. While the Impact have struggled as of late, they still have Didier Drogba.

Colorado Rapids vs Philadelphia Union – 6pm: The top teams in the East heads to the Rockies to take on the top team in the West.

Steph CurryGolden State Warriors at Oklahoma City Thunder – 6pm TNT: Game six and probably the toughest game the Splash Brothers will ever have to play in one of the most hostile environments in the NBA.

San Jose Earthquakes vs FC Dallas – 7:30pm MLS.TV: The Quakes sit seven points back of Dallas and a win here would go a long way towards closing that gap.

Sunday May 29th

Monaco Grand Prix – 5am NBCSN: It’s the greatest day in racing and it all gets started on the streets of Monaco.


Indianapolis 500 – 9am ABC:
it’s the one Indy Car race you watch all year and it is the 100th running and sold out for the first time in long time. James Hinchcliffe has the pole after a nasty crash in qualifying a year ago.

Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals – 11:45am MLB.TV: Awesome pitching matchup as left-handed ace Chris Sale heads to the mound for the Sox and Edinson Volquez heads out for the Royals.

Coca-Cola 600 – 3pm FOX: The third and final race of the day live, under lights in Charlotte.

Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets – 5pm ESPN2: Sunday Night Baseball from New York with Clayton Kershaw pitching for the Dodgers and Bartolo Colon going to the hill for the mets.

Monday May 30th

Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago Cubs – 2pm MLB.TV: Cubs may not be the hottest team in baseball anymore but they are still the best. This is one mean road trip for the boys in blue.

Joe ThortonStanley Cup Final – 5pm NBC: Game one from Pittsburgh as the Penguins meet the San Jose Sharks. It is the Sharks first time ever in the Final and also a first for Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau.

What to Watch: Fri. 5/20 – Sun. 5/22

All times are Pacific.

Friday May 20th

Sidney CrosbyPittsburgh Penguins at Tampa Bay Lightning: 5pm NBCSN: Sidney Crosby and company look to go up 3-1 in the series. Should be easier since the Lighting’s have goaltender Ben Bishop and center Steven Stamkos out.

Chicago Cubs at San Francisco Giants – 7:15pm MLB.TV: The Cubs start their one and only regular season series in San Francisco tonight. Jake Arrieta goes for win number eight while the Giants have won their last eight.

Saturday May 21st

FA Cup Final – 9:30am FOX: Crystal Palace takes on Manchester United. Time to see if Louis Van Gaal gets some hardware before he leaves Old Trafford.

NYCFC vs NY Red Bulls – Noon FOX: The NYC Derby with NYCFC leading the Eastern Division.

Preakness Stakes – 3:40pm NBC: Well let’s see if Nyquist can get 2/3 of the Triple Crown knocked out.

St Louis Blues at San Jose Sharks – 4:15pm NBC: There is blood in the water and the Sharks are taking full advantage. This is really a make-or-break kind of game for the Blues.

Cleveland Cavaliers at Toronto Raptors – 5:30 ESPN: Will the Cavs lose a playoff game this postseason?

Sunday May 22nd

Amgen Tour of California – 1pm NBCSN: The final stage of this years race wraps up in Sacramento, CA.

LA Galaxy vs San Jose Earthquakes – 4pm FS1: The California Classico wraps up Rivalry Week in MLS.

Golden State Warriors at Oklahoma City Thunder – 5pm TNT: Pivotal game three.

Pittsburgh Penguins at Tampa Bay Lightning: 5pm NBCSN: Game 5,

Chicago Cubs at San Francisco Giants – 5pm ESPN: Madison Bumgarner heads to the mound for the NL West leading Giants.

What To Watch: Fri. 5/13 – Sun. 5/15

All times are Pacific.

Friday May 13th

DC United vs NY Red Bulls – 4pm UNI MAS: These are separated by goal differential only. While that may not mean much in mid-May, add in the fact that this is a pretty decent rivalry and you have the makings of a solid game.

Pittsburgh Penguins at Tampa Bay Lightning – 5pm NBCSN: The conference finals are finally here and both these teams are as hot as they get.

WadeToronto Raptors at Miami Heat – 5pm ESPN: Dwayne Wade and the Heat look to force a game seven back in Toronto on Sunday and prove that he and the Heat can win clutch playoff games without LeBron.

Saturday May 14th

Montreal Impact vs Philadelphia Union – 2pm MLS.TV: These two are, surprisingly, neck-and-neck in the East.

New York Mets at Colorado Rockies – 5pm MLB.TV: The NL East leading Mets take on Nolan Arenado and the Rockies. Rockies pitching at home is terrible but they still have plenty of firepower in the lineup.

UFC 198 – 7pm PPV: Heavyweight title fight between Fabricio Werdum and Stipe Miocic in Brazil. Jacare vs Vitor Belfort and Shogun Rua vs up and comer Corey Anderson. Oh yeah, Cyborg makes her UFC debut against Leslie Smith. Demian Maia vs Matt Brown headlines the undercard.

Sunday May 15th

Miami Heat at Toronto Raptors – 12:30pm ABC: Game seven up north and the Air Canada Centre should be rocking.

Amgen Tour of California – 2pm NBCSN: Stage one of the biggest race in the USA. Peter Sagan returns to defend the race he won by a smidgen last year.

Portland Timbers vs NYCFC – 4:30pm FS1: Let’s see how Mix Diskerud and David Villa do in the toughest road environment in MLS where the forecast calls for rain. It’s the full Portland experience!

San Jose Sharks at St Louis Blues -5pm NBCSN: Game one of the Western Conference Final. Sharks might be the team to beat out of the remaining four.

St Louis Cardinals at Los Angeles Dodgers – 5pm ESPN: Sunday Night Baseball and two of the better franchises in baseball.

What To Watch: Fri. 4/29 – Sun. 5/1

All times are Pacific.

Friday April 29th

New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox – 4pm MLBN: Hey, it’s the Yankees vs the Red Sox. It’s doesn’t get any better.

NFL Draft – 4pm NFL Network/ESPN2: Rounds two and three will be in primetime and a lot of good players will be on the board.

Toronto Raptors at Indiana Pacers – 4:30pm ESPNEWS: The Pacers look to stave off elimination against the Raptors.

BLUES V STARS FIGHTSt Louis Blues at Dallas Stars – 5pm NBCSN: These two were neck and neck most of the regular season and the Blues just came off of a brutal series with Chicago. Will that and inconsistent goaltending be their downfall?

Nashville Predators at San Jose Sharks – 7:30pm NBCSN: The Preds won three of the four road games against the Anaheim Ducks in the first round. Sharks better be ready to go.

Saturday April 30th

NFL Draft – 9am NFL Network/ESPN: Rounds four through seven. It’s also fun to see how delirious the commentators get by this point too.

New York Islanders at Tampa Bay Lightning – Noon NBC: Game 2.

Montreal Impact vs Colorado Rapids – 1pm MLS.TV: This is a surprisingly good matchup. Not many people picked these two to be in second place in the respective divisions. Yet here we are.

Pittsburgh Penguins at Washington Capitals – 5pm NBC: Game 2 of a series that is going to be the one to watch in the second round. Lots of stars, lots of offense and which ever team wins it will be considered the favorites to go to the Stanley Cup Final.

Sunday May 1st

Leicester City vs Manchester United – 6am NBCSN: Leicester City can wrap up the Premier League title. This still should blow your mind.

San Francisco Giants at New York Mets – 10am MLB.TV: Pretty good pitching matchup on tap as the Bumgarner squares off against Syndergaard.

Portland Timbers vs Toronto FC – 12:30pm ESPN: Michael Bradley and company head to the Rose City to take on a Timbers team that has yet to find it’s playoff form from a year ago.

Sporting KC vs LA Galaxy – 5pm FS1: This is a playoff game disguised as a regular season matchup. Let’s see how the Galaxy deal with Blue Hell. They’ve looked very good so far now and still have a couple of key guys out with suspensions and injuries.

New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox – 5pm ESPN: What a game to cap off the weekend in sports. Big Papi has only got a few more games to get his knocks in against the Bronx Bombers.

Nashville Predators at San Jose Sharks – 5pm NBCSN: Game two from the shark tank.

What To Watch Fri. 12/4 – Sun. 12/6

All times are Pacific.

Friday December 4th

Bowling Green vs Northern Illinois – 5pm ESPN2: Sixth straight year Northern Illinois has been in the MAC title game and for the past three they have matched up against Bowling Green. Two years ago Bowling Green upset the heavily favored Huskies. This is always a fun game to watch.

San Jose Sharks at Anaheim Ducks – 7pm NHL Gamecenter: Nor Cal vs So Cal as the Sharks head to Anaheim.

Oregon at UNLV – 8pm ESPN2: The #15 Ducks head to Sin City to take on the 6-1 Rebels.

 

Saturday December 5th

Temple at Houston – 9am ABC: The AAC Championship game. Two really good teams whose head coaches became hot commodities.

Southern Miss at Western Kentucky – 9am ESPN2: The Conference USA title game.

Pittsburgh Penguins at LA Kings – 1pm NHL Gamecenter: Sid and the Pens go to LA to take on the Pacific leading Kings.

Nashville Predators at Detroit Red Wings – 4pm NHLN: Both teams have 30 points and don’t meet that often.

Golden State Warriors at Toronto Raptors – 2pm NBA League Pass: The Warriors are still undefeated but the Raptors are first in the Atlantic.

SDSU PumphreyAir Force at San Diego State – 4:30pm ESPN2:  Mountain West title game and features the best name in College Football, Air Force’s defensive back Weston Steelhammer. If that kid isn’t a General someday then there is something wrong with the Air Force promotion system.

 

USC vs Stanford – 4:45pm ESPN: Stanford has a slim shot of getting into the College Football Playoff but more importantly Stanford beat USC earlier this year 41-31. You know USC wants payback.

Michigan State vs Iowa -5pm FOX: Winner is the Big 10 champ, goes to the College Football Playoff and this game will have Gus Johnson doing the play-by-play. Boom!

North Carolina vs Clemson – 5pm ABC: UNC gets no respect. All they have done is win 11 games in a row and made it to the ACC title game. Well Clemson has won 12 and they site of UNC’s only loss? Charlotte where this game is played.

 

Sunday December 6th

Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings – 10am FOX: The Vikings are the pleasant surprise of the NFL season while the Seahawks looks to stay in the playoff hunt.

MLS Cup – Columbus Crew vs Portland Timbers: 1pm ESPN: Couldn’t ask for two better teams to battle it out for the Cup. The Crew are looking for their second Cup in franchise history while the Timbers are looking for their first. If the Timber win it, Portland may riot. Seriously.

Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints – 1:25pm FOX: Yeah the Panthers are undefeated and the Saints can’t stop anybody, they are still division rivals and it’s in the Superdome.

Pittsburgh Penguins at Anaheim Ducks – 5pm NHLN: The Pens wrap up their Southern California trip with a visit to the Pond.

Vanderbilt at Baylor – 5pm ESPNU: A top 25 match up on a Sunday? Cool!

Indianapolis Colts at Pittsburgh Steelers – 5:30pm NBC: The Colts are on to their second string quarterback while the Steelers may or may not have Big Ben. Either way it’s a big game in the AFC.

What To Watch Fri. 3/13 – Sun. 3/15

All times are Pacific.

–Keep an eye on those conference tournaments. We could have some real interesting matchups come Sunday. —

Friday March 13th

Providence Friars vs Villanova Wildcats – 4pm FS1: Villanova is looking at a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament but the Friars can ball.

North Carolina Tar Heels vs Virginia Cavaliers – 4pm ESPN: This is the third game in as many days for the Tar Heels. That might be too much to ask to beat UVA.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Duke Blue Devils – 6pm ESPN: Duke should not be this good with only eight guys on scholarship. They split the season series so who knows what’s going to happen in this one.

 

Saturday March 14th

Chicago Blackhawks at San Jose Sharks – 1pm NHLN: The Shark Tank hasn’t been the feeding ground it use to be for the Sharks but they are still in the playoff hunt and need this game in a big way.

Montreal Canadiens at NY Islanders – 4pm NBCSN: Two of the best teams in the Eastern Conference on a Saturday night on Long Island. Holla.

ACC Tournament Championship – 5:30pm ESPN: Regardless of who is in it, this is always the one tournament final to watch.

Nashville Predators at LA Kings  – 7pm NHL Gamecenter: The defending champs are still fighting for a playoff spot. Meanwhile the Preds are trying to get back on the good foot on a tough west coast swing.

 

Sunday March 15th

Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur – 9am NBCSN: The Spurs sit three points back of United. Tune in just to watch the Spurs Harry Kane. He has 26 goals on the year.

Detroit Red Wings at Pittsburgh Penguins – 9:30am NBC: Two playoff teams on a Sunday morning. You’re welcome.

Big Ten Tournament Championship – 12:30pm CBS: Always a solid game.

Houston Rockets at LA Clippers – 12:3pm ABC: James Harden and company head to Lob City where Blake Griffin should be making his return to the court.

New York City FC vs NE Revolution – 2pm ESPN2: If you have had too much basketball at this point then check out NYCFC’s home opener at Yankee Stadium.

NCAA Selection Show – 3pm CBS: See who’s in and who’s out in this years field.

Portland Timbers vs LA Galaxy – 4pm FS1: The defending champs head to arguably the most hostile environment in all of MLS, Portland. The Timbers Army will be in full force and it should be typical Portland weather, rainy and raw. But as they say, ‘There Ain’t No Pity In The Rose City!’

Portland TrailBlazers at Toronto Raptors – 4pm NBA League Pass: Talk about a sports overload for the Rose City. The best in the west vs the beast of the east.

 

What To Watch Thurs. 2/19 – Sun. 2/22

All times are Pacific

Thursday February 19th

Nashville Predators at NY Islanders – 4pm NHL Gamecenter: A battle of division leaders.

Vancouver Canucks at NY Rangers – 4pm NHL Gamecenter: Well if the game on Long Island doesn’t do anything for you than this one should.

San Antonio Spurs at LA Clippers – 7:30pm TNT: Just a fun match up.

 

Friday February 20th

Toronto Raptors at Atlanta Hawks – 4pm NBA League Pass: Division leaders square off in HotLanta.

Boston Bruins at St Louis Blues – 5pm NHL Gamecenter: St Louis is probably the best team in the NHL. The Bruins are fighting for a playoff spot. Should be fun.

Anaheim Ducks at Calgary Flames – 6pm NHL Gamecenter: These Ducks have to fly north for a night and try to knock off the surprisingly good Flames.

San Antonio Spurs at Golden State Warriors – 7:30pm ESPN: Defending champs head into Oakland to take on one of the best teams in the league.

 

Saturday February 21st

Iowa State Cyclones at Texas Longhorns – 11am ESPN2: Frank Erwin Center in Austin can be a tough place to pay. Upset alert!

Pittsburgh Penguins at St Louis Blues – 5pm NHL Gamecenter: Tough back to back games for the Blues but if anyone can handle it it’s them.

Toronto Raptors at Houston Rockets – 5pm NBA League Pass: Plenty of star power in Houston for a Saturday night. n

UCLA Bruins at Arizona Wildcats – 6pm ESPN: Something tells us that Arizona should be careful.

LA Kings at San Jose Sharks – 6:30pm NBCSN: Outside at Levi Stadium. It would be more fun if it was at old Candlestick Park but we’ll take what we can get.

 

 

Sunday February 22nd

Southampton vs Liverpool – 8am NBCSN: If the season ended today, Southampton would be in the Champions League and Liverpool wouldn’t. Crazy

Dayton 500 – 10am FOX: Nascar is back. Jeff Gordon in his final season took the pole in Daytona. Let’s go racin’!

Ohio State at Michigan – 10am CBS: It’s usually a good football and a lot of times a better basketball game.

Boston Bruins at Chicago Blackhawks – Noon NBC: It’s hockey day in America. You’re welcome.

Memphis Grizzlies at Portland TrailBlazers – 6pm NBA League Pass: A nice way to end a great sports weekend.

 

 

What To Watch Fri. 2/13 – Sun. 2/15

All times are Pacific.

 

Friday February 13th

Arizona Wildcats at Washington Huskies – 6pm ESPN: This is a good basketball game for a Friday night. It’s no gimmie either for the #7 ranked Wildcats.

Boston Bruins at Vancouver Canucks – 7pm NHL GameCenter: Two teams battling to stay in the playoff picture in their respective conferences.

 

Saturday February 14th

Baylor Bears at Kansas Jayhawks – 10am CBS: Not many top 25 match ups but this should be the best of the bunch.

Villanova at Butler – 3pm CBS Sports Network: This is the other top 25 match up worth watching.

Toronto Maple Leafs at Montreal Canadiens – 4pm NHL Network: Well the Leafs aren’t very good this year but the Habs are.

Washington Capitals at LA Kings – 7pm NHL GameCenter: Alex Ovechkin and the Caps head out west to take on the defending Stanley Cup champs.

UFC Fight Night – 7pm FS1: Either Benson Henderson is going to grind out Brandon Thatch for 5 rounds or Thatch catches Henderson early. Take your pick.

 

Sunday February 15th

Pittsburgh Penguins at Chicago Blackhawks – 9:30am NBC: It’s on national TV for a reason. You get to see some of the biggest names in the NHL.

Tampa Bay Lightning at San Jose Sharks – 5pm NHL GameCenter: The Lightning hit that tough west coast swing coming off two hard fought games against Nashville and St Louis.