Viewing Picks for May 4, 2014


Arena Football
Spokane Shock at Los Angeles KISS — ESPN2, 7 p.m.

College Baseball
Purdue at Indiana — Big Ten Network, noon
Seton Hall at Creighton — CBS Sports Network, 1 p.m.
LSU at Texas A&M — ESPNU, 2 p.m.
Kansas State at TCU — Fox College Sports Central, 2 p.m.
Iowa at Ohio State — Big Ten Network, 3 p.m.
Arizona at Oregon — Pac-12 Networks, 7 p.m.

College Lacrosse
Ivy League Championship, Cambridge, MA
Harvard vs. Penn — ESPNU, 1 p.m.

NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship Selection Show — ESPNU, 9 p.m.
America’s First Sport — ESPNU, 10 p.m.


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College Softball
Florida at Arkansas — ESPN, 1 p.m.
Stanford at UCLA — ESPN, 3 p.m.
Arizona at Washington — Pac-12 Networks, 3 p.m.
Arizona State at Oregon — Pac-12 Networks, 5 p.m.

Tour de Romandie, France
Stage 5: Neuchâtel — beIN Sport, 11 p.m. (same day coverage)

English Premier League
Arsenal vs. West Bromwich Albion — NBCSN, 8:30 a.m.
Chelsea vs. Norwich City — NBCSN, 11 a.m.

Premier League Live — NBCSN, 8 a.m.
Premier League Live — NBCSN, 10:30 a.m.
Premier League Goal Zone — NBCSN, 1 p.m.
Match of the Day II — NBCSN, 1:30 p.m.

European PGA Tour
The Championship at Laguna National, Changi, Singapore
Final Round — Golf Channel, 6:30 a.m. (same day coverage)

PGA Tour
Wells Fargo Championship, Charlotte, NC
Final Round — Golf Channel, 1 p.m./CBS, 3 p.m.

Golf Central Pregame — Golf Channel, 12:30 p.m.
Golf Central Pregame — Golf Channel, 2:30 p.m.

North Texas LPGA Shootout, Irving, TX
Final Round — Golf Channel, 3 p.m.

Champions Tour
Insperity Championship, The Woodlands, TX
Final Round — Golf Channel, 7 p.m. (same day coverage)

Mixed Martial Arts
UFC Ultimate Insider: Fox UFC Saturday: Larkin; Iaquinta — Fox Sports 1, 8:30 p.m.

American League
Tampa Bay at New York Yankees — MLB Network, 1 p.m.

National League
San Francisco at Atlanta — MLB Network, 1:30 p.m.
St. Louis at Chicago Cubs — ESPN, 8 p.m.

MLB Tonight — MLB Network, 1 p.m.
MLB Tonight — MLB Network, 4 p.m.
Baseball Tonight: Sunday Night Countdown live from Chicago, IL — ESPN, 7 p.m.
Plays of the Month: April — MLB Network, 10 p.m.
Quick Pitch — MLB Network, 11 p.m.

FC Dallas vs. New York — UniMás, 3 p.m.
Sporting Kansas City vs. Columbus — NBCSN, 4 p.m.

Sprint Cup Series
Aaron’s 499, Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL
Race — Fox, 12:30 p.m.

NASCAR RaceDay: Talladega — Fox Sports 1, 11:30 a.m.
NASCAR Victory Lane: Talladega — Fox Sports 1, 8 p.m.

NBA Playoffs
Conference Quarterfinals
Eastern Conference
Game 7: Brooklyn at Toronto — ABC, 1 p.m (Series tied 3-3)

Western Conference
Game 7: Dallas at San Antonio — ABC, 3:30 p.m. (Series tied 3-3)

NBA GameTime: Nets/Raptors, Game 7 Postgame — NBA TV, 3:30 p.m.
NBA GameTime: Mavericks/Spurs, Game 7 Postgame — NBA TV, 6 p.m.

2014 Draft Academy — ESPN, 5 p.m.
NFL Total Access: Draft Preview Show — NFL Network, 8 p.m.

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs
Conference Semifinals
Eastern Conference
Game 2: New York Rangers at Pittsburgh Penguins — NBCSN, 7:30 p.m. (Rangers lead series 1-0)

Western Conference
Game 2: Minnesota Wild at Chicago Blackhawks — NBCSN, 3 p.m. (Chicago leads series 1-0)

NHL Tonight: 2014 Playoff Edition — NHL Network, 6 p.m.
NHL Live — NBCSN, 6:30 p.m.
NHL on the Fly: 2014 Playoff Edition — NHL Network, 7 p.m.
NHL Overtime — NBCSN, 10 p.m.
NHL Tonight: 2014 Playoff Edition — NHL Network, 10 p.m.
NHL Rivals — NBCSN, 10:30 p.m.

2014 Wings For Life World Run — Universal Sports, 5:30 a.m.

Sports Talk
Outside the Lines — ESPN, 9 a.m.
The Sports Reporters — ESPN, 9:30 a.m.
Morning Drive — Golf Channel, 10;30 a.m.
The Dotted Line — ESPN Classic, noon
E:60 — ESPN2, 6 p.m.
30 for 30: Soccer Stories: The Myth of Garrincha  & Ceasefire Massacre — ESPN2, 11 p.m.
Fox Sports Live — Fox Sports 1, 11 p.m.
ESPN FC — ESPN2, midnight

WTA Tour
Portugal Open, Oeiras, Portugal
Final — Tennis Channel, 3 p.m. (same day coverage)

ATP Tour
Portugal Open, Oeiras, Portugal
Final — Tennis Channel, 5 p.m. (same day coverage)

ATP Tour
BMW Open, Munich, Germany

Final — Tennis Channel, 7 p.m. (same day coverage)

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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.