Weekend Viewing Picks

by Ken Fang on May 5, 2012

Saturday, May 5

Boxing
WBA Middleweight Title: Floyd Mayweather vs. Miguel Cotto — HBO Pay Per View, 9 p.m.

College Baseball
South Carolina at Arkansas — ESPN2, 1 p.m.
Penn State vs. Minnesota at Target Field, Minneapolis, MN — Big Ten Network, 3 p.m.
Maryland at Florida State — NESN, 5 p.m. (same day coverage)
New Mexico at TCU — the mtn., 6 p.m.
UNLV at San Diego State — the mtn., 9 p.m.

College Lacrosse
Men’s
Big East Championship, Villanova, PA
St. John’s vs. Syracuse — ESPNU, noon

Army at Johns Hopkins — ESPNU, 2 p.m.

Women’s
Big East Championship, Syracuse, NY
Loyola (MD) vs. Syracuse — CBS Sports Network, 1 p.m.

College Softball
Florida at Alabama — ESPNU, 4 p.m.
Boise State at San Diego State — the mtn., 4 p.m.
Long Beach State at Cal State-Fullerton — ESPNU, 5:30 p.m.
Iowa at Ohio State — Big Ten Network, 6 p.m.
Long Beach State at Cal State-Fullerton — ESPNU, 8 p.m.
Iowa at Ohio State — Big Ten Network, 8:30 p.m.

Cycling
Giro D’Italia, Stage 1 — Universal Sports, 11:30 a.m.

English Premier League
Arsenal vs. Norwich City — ESPN2, 7:30 a.m.

FA Cup
Final
Chelsea vs. Liverpool — Fox Soccer, noon

Golf
Champions Tour: Insperity Championship, 2nd Round — Golf Channel, 6:30 p.m. (same day coverage)
European PGA Tour: Open de España, 3rd Round — Golf Channel, 7:30 a.m.
PGA Tour: Wells Fargo Championship, 3rd Round — Golf Channel, 1 p.m./WBZ/WPRI, 3 p.m.

PGA Tour 2012: Portraits — WBZ/WPRI, 2 p.m.

Horse Racing
Kentucky Derby Saturday– NBC Sports Network, 11 a.m.
138th Kentucky Derby — WHDH/WJAR, 4 p.m.
Kentucky Derby Post-Race Show — NBC Sports Network, 7 p.m.

IIHF World Championships
Helsinki, Finland
Pool Play
USA vs. Canada — NBC Sports Network, 7 p.m. (same day coverage)

Mixed Martial Arts
UFC: Diaz vs. Miller Prelims — Fuel TV, 5 p.m.
UFC: Diaz vs. Miller — WFXT/WNAC, 8 p.m.
UFC: Diaz vs. Miller Post Fight Show — Fuel TV, 10 p.m.

MLB
American League
Baltimore at Red Sox — NESN, 1 p.m.
Chicago White Sox at Detroit — WFXT/WNAC, 4 p.m.

National League
Atlanta at Colorado — MLB Network, 8 p.m.

MLB Player Poll — WFXT/WNAC, 3 p.m.
Fox Saturday Baseball Pregame Show — WFXT/WNAC, 3:30 p.m.
MLB Tonight — MLB Network, 7 p.m.
Baseball Tonight — ESPN, 10 p.m.
MLB Tonight — MLB Network, 11 p.m.
Baseball Tonight — ESPN2, midnight
Quick Pitch — MLB Network, midnight
Quick Pitch — MLB Network, 1 a.m. (Saturday)

MLS
Seattle vs. Philadelphia — NBC Sports Network, 4:30 p.m.
LA Galaxy vs. New York — ESPN, 8 p.m.
Salt Lake vs. Revolution — Comcast SportsNet, 9 p.m.

NASCAR
Nationwide Series: Aaron’s 312 (???) — WCVB/WMUR/WLNE, 3:15 p.m.

NBA Playoffs
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
Game 4: Indiana at Orlando — ESPN, 2 p.m. (Indiana leads series, 2-1)

Western Conference Quarterfinals
Game 3: Memphis at Los Angeles Clippers — ESPN, 4:30 p.m. (Series tied 1-1)
Game 4: Oklahoma City at Dallas — TNT, 7:30 p.m. (Oklahoma City leads series, 3-0)
Game 3: San Antonio at Utah — TNT, 10 p.m. (San Antonio leads series, 2-0)

Inside the NBA — TNT, 12:30 a.m. (Sunday)

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs
Eastern Conference Semifinals
Game 4: New York Rangers at Washington — WHDH/WJAR, 12:30 p.m. (Rangers leads series, 2-1)

NHL Tonight — NHL Network, 3 p.m.

Scottish Premier League
Rangers vs. Motherwell — Fox Soccer Plus, 7:40 a.m.

Tennis
ATP Tour: Serbia Open, Semifinals — Tennis Channel, 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. (same day coverage)
ATP Tour: BMW Open, Semifinals — Tennis Channel, 5 p.m. & 7 p.m. (same day coverage)
ATP Tour: Estoril Open, Semifinals — Tennis Channel, 9 p.m. & 11 p.m. (same day coverage)

Entertainment
Mexican Made Easy: Cinco De Mayo — Food Network, 9 a.m.
Giada at Home: Book Club: Chapter Two — Food Network, 11:30 a.m.
French Food at Home: Truckstop French — Cooking Channel, noon
The High Low Project — HGTV, 8 p.m.
Shark Men — National Geographic Channel, 8 p.m.
Undercover Boss Abroad: Southern Fried Chicken — TLC, 8 p.m.
Undercover Boss Abroad: Clugston Group — TLC, 9 p.m.
2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony — HBO, 9 p.m.
48 Hours Mystery: The Writing on the Wall — WBZ/WPRI, 10 p.m.
Undercover Boss Abroad: Park Resorts — TLC, 10 p.m.
Scorned: Love Kills: Crazy for You — Investigation Discovery, 10 p.m.
Saturday Night Live with host Eli Manning and musical guest Rihanna — WHDH/WJAR, 11:29 p.m.
The Thick of It (series premiere) — BBC America, midnight
Katy Brand’s Big Ass Show — BBC America, 12:40 a.m. (Sunday)

Sunday, May 6

College Baseball
Nebraska at Indiana  — Big Ten Network, noon
New Mexico at TCU — the mtn., 1:30 p.m.
UNLV at San Diego State — the mtn., 4 p.m.
UC Santa Barbara at UC Irvine — ESPNU, 5 p.m.

College Lacrosse
Men’s
Ivy League Championship, Princeton, NJ
Yale vs. Princeton — ESPNU, noon

NCAA Lacrosse Selection Show — ESPNU, 9 p.m.

College Softball
Penn State at Illinois — Big Ten Network, 3 p.m.
Florida at Alabama — ESPNU, 3 p.m.

Cycling
Giro d’italia, Stage 2 — Universal Sports, 9:30 a.m.
Tour of California Preview Show — NBC Sports Network, 4 p.m.

Golf
Champions Tour: Insperity Championship, Final Round — Golf Channel, 7 p.m. (same day coverage)
European PGA Tour: Open de España, Final Round — Golf Channel, 7:30 a.m.
PGA Tour: Wells Fargo Championship, Final Round — Golf Channel, 1 p.m./WBZ/WPRI, 3 p.m.

English Premier League
Newcastle United vs. Manchester City — Fox Soccer, 8:30 a.m.
Queens Park Rangers vs. Stoke City — Fox Soccer Plus, 8:53 a.m.
Manchester United vs. Swansea City — Fox Soccer, 10:30 a.m.
Fulham vs. Sunderland — Fox Soccer Plus, 11 a.m. (same day coverage)
Bolton vs. West Bromwich Albion — Fox Soccer Plus, 5 p.m. (same day coverage)

MLB
American League
Baltimore at Red Sox — NESN, 1:30 p.m.
New York Yankees at Kansas City — TBS, 2 p.m.

National League
Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago Cubs — WGN America, 2:20 p.m.
Philadelphia at Washington — ESPN, 8 p.m.

Baseball Tonight — ESPN, 12:30 p.m.
MLB Tonight — MLB Network, 1 p.m.
Baseball Tonight — ESPN, 7 p.m.
Quick Pitch — MLB Network, 8 p.m.
Plays of the Month — MLB Network, 9 p.m.
Quick Pitch — MLB Network, 11 p.m.

MLS
Dallas vs. Colorado — Galavision, 7 p.m.

NASCAR
Sprint Cup Series: Aaron’s 499 — WFXT/WNAC, noon

NBA Playoffs
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
Game 4: Chicago at Philadelphia — WCVB/WMUR/WLNE, 1 p.m. (Philadelphia leads series, 2-1)
Game 4: Miami at New York — WCVB/WMUR/WLNE, 3:30 p.m. (Miami leads series, 3-0)
Game 4: Atlanta at Celtics — Comcast SportsNet/TNT, 7 p.m. (Celtics leads series, 2-1)

Western Conference Quarterfinals
Game 4: Los Angeles Lakers at Denver — TNT, 9:30 p.m. (Lakers lead series, 2-1)

NBA Tip-Off — TNT, 6:30 p.m.
Inside the NBA, midnight

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs
Western Conference Semifinals
Game 4: St. Louis at Los Angeles — WHDH/WJAR, 3 p.m. (Los Angeles leads series, 3-0)

Eastern Conference Semifinals
Game 4: Philadelphia at New Jersey — NBC Sports Network, 7:30 p.m. (New Jersey leads series, 2-1)

NHL on the Fly — NHL Network, 7 p.m.
NHL Live Postgame — NBC Sports Network, 10 p.m.
NHL Tonight — NHL Network, 10 p.m.

Tennis
ATP Tour: Serbia Open, Finals — Tennis Channel, 3 p.m. (same day coverage)
ATP Tour: BMW Open, Finals — Tennis Channel, 5 p.m. (same day coverage)
ATP Tour: Estoril Open, Finals — Tennis Channel, 9 p.m. (same day coverage)

WTA Tour: Budapest Grand Prix, Finals — Tennis Channel, 1 p.m. (same day coverage)

Entertainment
CBS News Sunday Morning — WBZ/WPRI, 9 a.m.
Sandwich King: Is That a Sandwich In Your Pocket? — Food Network, 11 a.m.
The Best Thing I Ever Made: Bring the Heat — Food Network, 11:30 a.m.
60 Minutes — WBZ/WPRI, 7 p.m.
The Amazing Race 20: It’s a Great Place to Become Millionaires (season finale) — WBZ/WPRI, 8 p.m.
Once Upon a Time — WCVB/WMUR/WLNE, 8 p.m.
Nurse Jackie — Showtime, 9 p.m.
Masterpiece Mystery!: Sherlock, Series II: A Scandal in Belgravia — WGBH, 9 p.m.
The Comedy Awards — Comedy Central, 9 p.m.
Snapped: Jennifer Bowen — Oxygen, 9 p.m.
The Killing –AMC, 9 p.m.
Game of Thrones — HBO, 9 p.m.
The Big C — Showtime, 9:30 p.m.
Veep — HBO, 10 p.m.
Mad Men — AMC, 10 p.m.
Planet Earth: Extreme Survival — BBC America, 10 p.m.
The Borgias — Showtime, 10 p.m.
Girls — HBO, 10:30 p.m.

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