Viewing Picks for March 16, 2013

All Times Eastern

World Championship Boxing, Carson, CA
World Welterweight Championship: Timothy Bradley, Jr. vs. Ruslan Provodnikov — HBO, 10:15 p.m.

Road to Rios-Alvarado II — HBO, 12:15 a.m. (Sunday)

College Basketball Viewing Picks

College Hockey
WCHA Tournament
First Round
Game 2, Michigan Tech at North Dakota — Fox College Sports Central, 8 p.m. (North Dakota leads series, 1-0)

College Lacrosse
Johns Hopkins at Syracuse — ESPNU, 1 p.m.

College Softball
Tennessee at Florida — ESPNU, 11 a.m.

Figure Skating
ISU World Championships, London, Ontario, Canada
Dance Free Program — Universal Sports, 4:30 p.m.
Ladies Free Skate — Universal Sports, 9:30 p.m.

Formula 1
Australia Grand Prix, Melbourne, Australia
Qualifying — NBC Sports Network, 1 p.m. (same day coverage)

European PGA Tour
Avantha Masters, New Dehli, India
Third Round — Golf Channel, 9 a.m. (same day coverage)

PGA Tour
Tampa Bay Championship, Palm Harbor, FL
Third Round — Golf Channel, 1 p.m./NBC, 3 p.m.

Founders Cup, Phoenix, AZ
Third Round — Golf Channel, 4 p.m.

Champions Tour
Toshiba Classic, Newport Beach, CA
Second Round — Golf Channel, 7:30 p.m. (same day coverage)

Mixed Martial Arts
UFC 158: St-Pierre vs. Diaz, Prelims — FX, 8 p.m.
UFC 158: St-Pierre vs. Diaz, Main Event — Pay per View, 10 p.m.

UFC Post-Fight Show — Fuel, 1 a.m. (Sunday)

MLB Spring Training
Anaheim Angels vs. Oakland — MLB Network, 4 p.m.
Kansas City vs. Chicago Cubs (SS) — WGN America, 4 p.m.
Houston vs. Washington — MLB Network, 8 p.m. (same night coverage)

MLB Tonight — MLB Network, 7 p.m.

World Baseball Classic
Pool 2, Second Round, Miami, FL
Dominican Republic vs. Puerto Rico — MLB Network, 1 p.m.

Nationwide Series, Bristol, TN
Some Race That Lasts 300 Miles — ESPN2, 2 p.m.

Sprint Cup Series, Bristol, TN
Final Practice — Speed, noon

Indiana at Philadelphia — NBA TV, 7:30 p.m.
Memphis at Utah — NBA TV, 10 p.m.

New York Rangers at Pittsburgh — NHL Network, 1 p.m.
Montreal at New Jersey — NHL Network, 7 p.m.
Detroit at Vancouver — NHL Network, 10 p.m.

NHL Plays of the Week: 3/9/13-3/15/13 — NHL Network, 6 p.m.
Hockey Tonight — CBC/NHL Network, 6:30 p.m.
NHL Tonight — NHL Network, 1 a.m. (Sunday)

Six Nations
Wales vs. England — BBC America, 1 p.m.

FIS Alpine World Cup, Lenzerheide, Switzerland
Women's Slalom — Universal Sports, 9 a.m. (same day coverage)
Men's Giant Slalom — Universal Sports, 11 a.m. (same day coverage)

English Premier League
Everton vs. Manchester City — ESPN2, 8:30 a.m.
Southampton vs. Liverpool — Fox Soccer Plus, 10:53 a.m.
Swansea City vs. Arsenal — Fox Soccer, 10 a.m.
Manchester United vs. Reading — Fox Soccer, 12:30 p.m.
Aston Villa vs. Queens Park Rangers — Fox Soccer, 3:30 p.m. (same day coverage)
Stoke City vs. West Bromwich Albion — Fox Soccer, 5:30 p.m. (same day coverage)

New York vs. DC United — NBC, 12:30 p.m.
Sporting KC vs. Chicago — NBC Sports Network, 3 p.m.
Seattle vs. Portland — NBC Sports Network, 8 p.m.

MLS Whip-Around Show — NBC Sports Network, 5:30 p.m.

Scottish Premier League
Motherwell vs. Hibernian — Fox Soccer Plus, 8:30 a.m. (same day coverage)

Sports Talk
Morning Drive — Golf Channel, 7 a.m.
The Street Stop Here — ESPN Classic, 8:30 p.m.

BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells, CA
Men's Semifinals — ESPNews, 3 p.m.
Men's Doubles Final — Tennis Channel, 8:30 p.m.

Ken Fang

About Ken Fang

Ken has been covering the sports media in earnest at his own site, Fang's Bites since May 2007 and at Awful Announcing since March 2013. He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television. Fang celebrates the three Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.