NBA announces 2014 playoff schedule

NBA announces 2014 playoff schedule (via SiriusXM Blog)

Bobby Bonett April 16, 2014 While 16 teams knew they were headed to the postseason entering the NBA’s final day, they didn’t necessarily know where they were headed until the end of play Wednesday. After a jam-packed finale of regular season hoops…


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Date Time Web site Television Score Collection
Fri Apr 18 7:30 ET Boston NBCSN, TSN
Sun Apr 20 three ET Boston NBC, TSN
Tue Apr 22 7:30 ET Detroit NBCSN, TSN
Thu Apr 24 8 ET Detroit NBCSN, TSN
Sat Apr 26 3 ET Boston NBC, TSN
Mon Apr 28 TBD Detroit TBD, TSN
Wed Apr 30 8 ET Boston TBD, TSN
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Date Time Web site Tv Rating Series
Wed Apr 16 7 ET Tampa CNBC, CBC, RDS
Fri Apr 18 7 ET Tampa CNBC, CBC, RDS
Sun Apr 20 7 ET Montreal NBCSN, CBC, RDS
Tue Apr 22 7 ET Montreal NHL Net, CBC, RDS
Thu Apr 24 7 ET Tampa CNBC, CBC, RDS
Sun Apr 27 TBD Montreal NBCSM, CBC, RDS
Tue Apr 29 TBD Tampa TBD, CBC, RDS
Series2
Date Time Site Television Rating Collection
Wed Apr sixteen 7:30 ET Pittsburgh NBCSN, CBC
Sat Apr 19 7 ET Pittsburgh NBCSN, CBC
Mon. Apr 21 7 ET Columbus NBCSN, CBC
Wed. Apr 23 7 ET Columbus NBCSN, CBC
Sat Apr 26 TBD Pittsburgh TBD, CBC
Mon Apr 28 TBD Columbus TBD, CBC
Wed Apr 30 TBD Pittsburgh TBD, CBC
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Date Time Web site Tv Score Series
Thu Apr 17 7 ET New York CNBC, TSN
Sun Apr 20 Noon ET New York NBC, TSN
Tue Apr 22 8 ET Philadelphia CNBC, TSN
Fri Apr 25 7 ET Philadelphia CNBC, TSN
Solar Apr 27 Noon ET New York NBC, TSN
Tue Apr 29 TBD Philadelphia TBD, TSN
Wed Apr 30 TBD New York TBD, TSN
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Date Time Website Tv Rating Collection
Wed Apr sixteen 10 ET Anaheim NBCSN, TSN
Fri Apr 18 10 ET Anaheim NBCSN, TSN
Mon Apr 21 9:30 ET Dallas NBCSN, TSN
Wed. Apr 23 eight ET Dallas CNBC, TSN
Fri Apr 25 10:30 ET Anaheim NBCSN, TSN
Sun Apr 27 TBD Dallas TBD, TSN
Tue Apr 29 TBD Anaheim TBD, TSN
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Date Time Web site Tv Rating Sequence
Thu Apr 17 10:30 ET San Jose NBCSN, CBC
Sun Apr 20 10 ET San Jose NBCSN, CBC
Tue Apr 22 10 ET Los Angeles NBCSN, CBC
Thu Apr 24 10:30 ET Los Angeles NBCSN, CBC
Sat Apr 26 TBD San Jose NBCSN, CBC
Mon Apr 28 TBD Los Angeles TBD, CBC
Wed Apr 30 TBD San Jose TBD, CBC
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Date Time Site Television Score Collection
Thu Apr 17 9:30 ET Denver CNBC, TSN
Sat Apr 19 9:30 ET Denver NBCSN, TSN
Mon. Apr 21 7 ET St. Paul NHL Web, TSN
Thu Apr 24 9:30 ET St. Paul CNBC, TSN
Sat Apr 26 TBD Denver TBD, TSN
Mon Apr 28 TBD St. Paul TBD, TSN
Wed Apr 30 TBD Denver TBD, TSN
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Date Time Website Tv Score Series
Thu Apr 17 eight ET St. Louis NBCSN, CBC
Sat Apr 19 three ET St. Louis NBC, CBC
Mon. Apr 21 eight:30 ET Chicago CNBC, CBC
Wed. Apr 23 9:30 ET Chicago NBCSN, CBC
Fri Apr 25 8 ET St. Louis NBCSN, CBC
Solar Apr 27 3 ET Chicago NBC, CBC
Tue Apr 29 TBD St. Louis TBD, CBC

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Sweet 16: TV schedule, tip times and announcers

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Tip occasions for the Candy sixteen have been introduced.

Followers may also be capable to access the video games right here for dwell streaming video of each game of the sixty eight-workforce event as they are broadcast by CBS Sports and Turner Sports.

All instances ET, with the second window of each game slated for half-hour after the scheduled conclusion of the primary recreation. So these begin times are approximate.

Thursday
7:15 p.m. (10) Stanford vs. (11) Dayton, Memphis
CBS Kevin Harlan, Len Elmore, Reggie Miller, Rachel Nichols
7:47 p.m. (2) Wisconsin vs. (6) Baylor, Anaheim
TBS Marv Albert, Steve Kerr, Craig Sager
9:forty five p.m. (1) Florida vs. (four) UCLA, Memphis
CBS Kevin Harlan, Len Elmore, Reggie Miller, Rachel Nichols
10:17 p.m. (1) Arizona vs. (4) San Diego State, Anaheim
TBS Marv Albert, Steve Kerr, Craig Sager
Friday
7:15 p.m. (2) Michigan vs. (11) Tennessee, Indianapolis
CBS Jim Nantz, Greg Anthony, Tracy Wolfson
7:27 p.m. (3) Iowa State vs. (7) Connecticut, New York
TNT Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery, Allie LaForce
9:forty five p.m. (four) Louisville vs. (8) Kentucky, Indianapolis
CBS Jim Nantz, Greg Anthony, Tracy Wolfson
9:fifty seven p.m. (1) Virginia vs. (4) Michigan State, New York
TBS Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery, Allie LaForce

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NCAA Tournament Schedule, Times and Announcers For Thursday & Friday

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The NCAA Match just released the schedule for the first two days of the NCAA Event, and there’s probably not a surprise – the way in which this units up, the marquee game Sunday evening might be Wichita State vs. Kentucky, and the early Saturday sport will seemingly contain Syracuse, which is an enormous TELEVISION draw within the East. The Sunday slate is shaping up a lot stronger – it (possible) will characteristic marquee teams reminiscent of Duke, Arizona, Kansas, North Carolina and UCLA.

Thursday Afternoon, March 20
12:15 p.m.
CBS
Buffalo I
Ohio State vs. Dayton
Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery//Allie LaForce

12:forty p.m.
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Milwaukee I
Wisconsin vs. American
Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel//Lewis Johnson

1:forty p.m.
TBS
Orlando I
Colorado vs. Pittsburgh
Anderson/Bonner//Leahy

2:10 p.m.
TNT
Spokane I
Cincinnati vs. Harvard
Spero Dedes/Doug Gottlieb//Jaime Maggio

CBS
Buffalo II
Syracuse vs. Western Michigan
Lundquist/ Raftery// LaForce

After conc. I
truTV
Milwaukee II
Oregon vs. BYU
Eagle/Spanarkel// Johnson

After conc. I

TBS
Orlando II
Florida vs. Albany/Mount St. Mary’s
Anderson/Bonner//Leahy

After conc. I

TNT
Spokane II
Michigan State vs. Delaware
Dedes/Gottlieb//Maggio

Thursday Night, March 20

6:fifty five p.m.
TBS
Buffalo III
Connecticut vs.Saint Joseph’s
Lundquist/ Raftery// LaForce

7:10 p.m.

CBS
Milwaukee III
Michigan vs. Wofford
Eagle/Spanarkel// Johnson

7:20 p.m.
TNT
Orlando III
St. Louis vs. N.C. State/Xavier
Anderson/Bonner//Leahy
7:27 p.m.

truTV
Spokane III
Oklahoma vs. North Dakota State
Dedes/Gottlieb//Maggio

After conc. III
TBS
Buffalo IV
Villanova vs. Milwaukee
Lundquist/ Raftery// LaForce

After conc. III
CBS
Milwaukee IV
Texas vs. Arizona State
Eagle/Spanarkel// Johnson

After conc. III
TNT
Orlando IV
Louisville vs. Manhattan
Anderson/Bonner//Leahy

After conc. III
truTV
Spokane IV
San Diego State vs. New Mexico State
Dedes/Gottlieb//Maggio

Friday Afternoon, March 21 (Midday-6 p.m. ET)

12:15 p.m.
CBS
Raleigh I
Duke vs. Mercer
Harlan/Elmore/Miller/Nichols

12:forty p.m.
truTV
San Antonio I
Baylor vs. Nebraska
Marv Albert/Steve Kerr//Craig Sager

1:40 p.m.
TBS
St. Louis I
New Mexico vs. Stanford
Jim Nantz/Greg Anthony//Tracy Wolfson

2:10 p.m.
TNT
San Diego I
Arizona vs. Weber State
Andrew Catalon/Mike Gminski//Otis Livingston

After conc. I
CBS
Raleigh II
Massachusetts vs. Iowa/Tennessee
Harlan/Elmore/Miller/Nichols

After conc. I
truTV
San Antonio II
Creighton vs. Louisiana Lafayette
Albert/Kerr//Sager

After conc. I
TBS
St. Louis II
Kansas vs. Jap Kentucky
Nantz/Anthony//Wolfson

After conc. I
TNT
San Diego II
Gonzaga vs. Oklahoma State
Catalon/Gminski//Livingston

Friday Night, March 21

6:55 p.m.
TBS
Raleigh III
Memphis vs. George Washington
Harlan/Elmore/Miller/Nichols

7:10 p.m.
CBS
St. Louis III
Wichita State vs. Cal Poly/Texas Southern
Nantz/Anthony//Wolfson

7:20 p.m.
TNT
San Antonio III
North Carolina vs. Providence
Albert/Kerr//Sager

7:27 p.m.
truTV
San Diego III
VCU vs. Stephen F. Austin
Catalon/Gminski//Livingston

After conc. III
TBS
Raleigh IV
Virginia vs. Coastal Carolina
Harlan/Elmore/Miller/Nichols

After conc. III
CBS
St. Louis IV
Kentucky vs. Kansas State
Nantz/Anthony//Wolfson

After conc. III
TNT
San Antonio IV
Iowa State vs. N.C. Central
Albert/Kerr//Sager

After conc. III
truTV
San Diego IV
UCLA vs. Tulsa
Catalon/Gminski//Livingston

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NFL’s strength of schedule: Raiders finally No. 1

The Raiders will see both of these quarterbacks in 2014. (USATSI)
The Raiders will see both of these quarterbacks in 2014. (USATSI)

The Oakland Raiders haven’t had a successful season since 2002 and if the NFL’s 2014 strength of schedule is any indication, that streak is prone to proceed for an additional yr.

Based on 2013 records, the Raiders will play the toughest schedule within the NFL subsequent season. The Raiders will play a total of 9 video games against 2013 playoff groups, plus a game in opposition to the 10-win Arizona Cardinals.

The Raiders schedule is as near a murderer’s row as an NFL schedule can produce. Oakland performs all four teams that played in the NFC and AFC Championship games and that includes three games in opposition to the two groups that have been within the Tremendous Bowl.

Oakland might have it powerful, but they don’t seem to be the only ones taking part in 9 games against 2013 playoff groups. The Broncos may also play a complete of nine games in 2014 against teams that made the playoffs in 2013.

The eight toughest schedules in the NFL belong to the eight groups in the AFC and NFC West. The two divisions will play one another in 2014. The two divisions mixed to send five of their eight teams to the postseason in 2013.

It pays to be within the AFC South in 2014. The four best power of schedules subsequent season belong to the the 4 groups in that division. Going into 2014, Indianapolis has the best energy of schedule, adopted by Tennessee, Houston and Jacksonville.

The Colts 2014 opponents have a combined 2013 document of 110-146. The Raiders 2014 opponents have a mixed document of 148-108.

In any case of this power of schedule speak, the plain question right here is: Does strength of schedule actually mean something?

Going into the 2013 season, the Carolina Panthers had the hardest power of schedule. After the 2013 season was over although, the Panthers had only played the 17th most tough schedule.

Loads of that had to do with the fact that Carolina performed the Falcons twice. Going into 2013, the Panthers strength of schedule was calculated using the Falcons 2012 record of 13-three. After 2013, it was calculated utilizing the Falcons 2013 report of 4-12.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers ended up playing essentially the most tough schedule in 2013, however before the season, they have been only projected to play the 17th hardest schedule.

Here’s the 2014 power of schedule for each NFL crew (Mixed 2013 file of all sixteen opponents, mixed winning share)

1. Oakland Raiders: 148-108,578

2. Denver Broncos: 146-110,570

three. St. Louis Rams: 144-111-1,564

T-4. San Diego Chargers: a hundred and forty four-112,563

T-4. San Francisco 49ers: a hundred and forty four-112,563

6. Seattle Seahawks: 143-112-1,561

7. Kansas City Chiefs: 143-113,559

eight.Arizona Cardinals: a hundred and forty-116,547

9. New York Jets: 132-122-2,520

10. New England Patriots: 131-123-2,516

11. Atlanta Falcons: a hundred thirty-124-2512

12. Miami Dolphins: 129-one hundred twenty five-2,508

thirteen. Green Bay Packers: 128-126-2,504

14. Buffalo Payments: 127-127-2,500

15. Chicago Bears: one hundred twenty five-127-four,496

sixteen. Detroit Lions: 124-128-4,492

17. Washington Redskins: 125-one hundred thirty-1,490

18. Dallas Cowboys: one hundred twenty five-131,488

19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 123-131-2,484

20. Philadelphia Eagles: 122-133-1,479

21. Minnesota Vikings: 121-133-2,477

22. Carolina Panthers: a hundred and twenty-134-2,473

T-23. Cincinnati Bengals: a hundred and twenty-136,469

T-23. Pittsburgh Steelers: a hundred and twenty-136,469

T-23. New Orleans Saints: 119-135-2469

T-26. Cleveland Browns: 119-137,465

T-26. New York Giants: 119-137,465

28. Baltimore Ravens: 117-139,461

29. Jacksonville Jaguars: 116-one hundred forty,453

30. Houston Texans: 113-143,441

31. Tennessee Titans: 112-one hundred forty four,438

32. Indianapolis Colts: one hundred ten-146,430

Here is a hyperlink to an inventory of every opponent each group will play in 2014. The time and dates of each game will be launched in the spring.

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NFL’s strength of schedule: Raiders finally No. 1

 

The Raiders will see both of these quarterbacks in 2014. (USATSI)
The Raiders will see both of these quarterbacks in 2014. (USATSI)

The Oakland Raiders haven't had a successful season since 2002 and if the NFL's 2014 strength of schedule is any indication, that streak is prone to proceed for an additional yr.

Based on 2013 records, the Raiders will play the toughest schedule within the NFL subsequent season. The Raiders will play a total of 9 video games against 2013 playoff groups, plus a game in opposition to the 10-win Arizona Cardinals.

The Raiders schedule is as near a murderer's row as an NFL schedule can produce. Oakland performs all four teams that played in the NFC and AFC Championship games and that includes three games in opposition to the two groups that have been within the Tremendous Bowl.

Oakland might have it powerful, but they don't seem to be the only ones taking part in 9 games against 2013 playoff groups. The Broncos may also play a complete of nine games in 2014 against teams that made the playoffs in 2013.

The eight toughest schedules in the NFL belong to the eight groups in the AFC and NFC West. The two divisions will play one another in 2014. The two divisions mixed to send five of their eight teams to the postseason in 2013.

It pays to be within the AFC South in 2014. The four best power of schedules subsequent season belong to the the 4 groups in that division. Going into 2014, Indianapolis has the best energy of schedule, adopted by Tennessee, Houston and Jacksonville.

The Colts 2014 opponents have a combined 2013 document of 110-146. The Raiders 2014 opponents have a mixed document of 148-108.

In any case of this power of schedule speak, the plain question right here is: Does strength of schedule actually mean something?

Going into the 2013 season, the Carolina Panthers had the hardest power of schedule. After the 2013 season was over although, the Panthers had only played the 17th most tough schedule.

Loads of that had to do with the fact that Carolina performed the Falcons twice. Going into 2013, the Panthers strength of schedule was calculated using the Falcons 2012 record of 13-three. After 2013, it was calculated utilizing the Falcons 2013 report of 4-12.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers ended up playing essentially the most tough schedule in 2013, however before the season, they have been only projected to play the 17th hardest schedule.

Here's the 2014 power of schedule for each NFL crew (Mixed 2013 file of all sixteen opponents, mixed winning share)

1. Oakland Raiders: 148-108,578

2. Denver Broncos: 146-110,570

three. St. Louis Rams: 144-111-1,564

T-4. San Diego Chargers: a hundred and forty four-112,563

T-4. San Francisco 49ers: a hundred and forty four-112,563

6. Seattle Seahawks: 143-112-1,561

7. Kansas City Chiefs: 143-113,559

eight.Arizona Cardinals: a hundred and forty-116,547

9. New York Jets: 132-122-2,520

10. New England Patriots: 131-123-2,516

11. Atlanta Falcons: a hundred thirty-124-2512

12. Miami Dolphins: 129-one hundred twenty five-2,508

thirteen. Green Bay Packers: 128-126-2,504

14. Buffalo Payments: 127-127-2,500

15. Chicago Bears: one hundred twenty five-127-four,496

sixteen. Detroit Lions: 124-128-4,492

17. Washington Redskins: 125-one hundred thirty-1,490

18. Dallas Cowboys: one hundred twenty five-131,488

19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 123-131-2,484

20. Philadelphia Eagles: 122-133-1,479

21. Minnesota Vikings: 121-133-2,477

22. Carolina Panthers: a hundred and twenty-134-2,473

T-23. Cincinnati Bengals: a hundred and twenty-136,469

T-23. Pittsburgh Steelers: a hundred and twenty-136,469

T-23. New Orleans Saints: 119-135-2469

T-26. Cleveland Browns: 119-137,465

T-26. New York Giants: 119-137,465

28. Baltimore Ravens: 117-139,461

29. Jacksonville Jaguars: 116-one hundred forty,453

30. Houston Texans: 113-143,441

31. Tennessee Titans: 112-one hundred forty four,438

32. Indianapolis Colts: one hundred ten-146,430

Here is a hyperlink to an inventory of every opponent each group will play in 2014. The time and dates of each game will be launched in the spring.

 

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2014 European Poker Tour Monte Carlo Grand Final Schedule Announced

The whole schedule of the 2014 European Poker Tour Monte Carlo Grand Last has been introduced. From April 23 – Could three the Monte Carlo bay Hotel & Resort will play host to the forty eight-event poker festival that will cap off the tenth season of the EPT in fashion.

“The EPT has been main the best way in dwell poker for ten years, and this yr’s EPT Grand Remaining would be the largest and best ever. With more tournaments than ever before at decrease buy-ins alongside our other occasions plus a variety of money video games, a higher number of gamers will be capable to experience the EPT , making a fuller festival ambiance,” EPT President Edgar Stuchly said in a statement. “The EPT is a tour dedicated to providing an satisfying and world-class poker experience for everyone, with a selection of games and buy-ins that that you simply can’t find anywhere else.”

2013 EPT Grand Final champ Steve O'DwyerThe centerpiece of the entire schedule is of course the €10,600 no-restrict hold’em primary occasion, which will run from April 26 – Might 2. In 2013 Steve O’Dwyer topped a area of 531 entrants to capture the title and the massive first-place prize of over €1.2 million.

In addition to the main event and loads of (comparatively) decrease buy-in facet events course there will also be loads of high curler motion to be found, together with the third annual running of the €a hundred,000 no-limit hold’em super excessive roller, which runs from Apr. 24 – 26. Final 12 months’s working saw Max Altergott rating a big €1.75 million payday for topping an elite subject of 50 players. There will even be a €25,500 no-restrict hold’em taking place from Apr. 30 – May 2. Steven Silverman made a deal in that occasion in 2013 that secured him €775,four hundred.

Gamers with extra restricted bankrolls will even be able to participate, with match purchase-ins going as little as €330 available as well as forty tables of cash-game action on provide, with hold’em, Omaha, open-face Chinese poker and plenty of different video games being spread.

Here is a look at the match schedule (excluding satellites):

Event Description Date No. of Days Buy-In (USD )
€1,one hundred No-Restrict Maintain’em four/23/14 4 $1,487
€220 No-Limit Hold’em 4/23/14 1 $297
€220 Pot-Restrict Courcheval 4/23/14 1 $297
€1,a hundred No-Restrict Hold’em four/24/14 1 $1,487
€a hundred,000 No-Restrict Hold’em Eight Max four/24/14 three $one hundred thirty five,188
€210 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty Eight Max 4/24/14 1 $284
€330 No-Restrict Maintain’em 4/24/14 three $446
€2,200 No-Limit Hold’em four/25/14 2 $2,974
€1,100 No-Limit Maintain’em Women four/26/14 1 $1,487
€10,600 No-Limit Hold’em 4/26/14 7 $14,331
€2,200 Chinese Open Face four/26/14 1 $2,974
€5,200 Pot-Limit Omaha Six Max 4/26/14 1 $7,030
€2,100 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty Eight Max 4/27/14 1 $2,839
€220 No-Limit Hold’em Combine Max (80 max) four/27/14 1 $297
€330 No-Limit Hold’em four/27/14 1 $446
€5,200 No-Restrict Maintain’em Eight Max four/27/14 1 $7,030
€550 No-Restrict Maintain’em 4/27/14 1 $744
€1,300 No-Restrict Hold’em Winner Take All four/28/14 1 $1,758
€330 No-Restrict Hold’em four/28/14 1 $446
€5,300 No-Restrict Hold’em Eight Max four/28/14 2 $7,one hundred sixty five
€550 No-Limit Hold’em four/28/14 1 $744
€1,one hundred Restrict Stud High Low four/29/14 1 $1,487
€2,200 No-Restrict Hold’em four/29/14 2 $2,974
€220 2-7 Single Draw Six Max four/29/14 1 $297
€220 No-Limit Maintain’em Deuces Wild four/29/14 1 $297
€1,100 No-Restrict Maintain’em four/30/14 2 $1,487
€1,a hundred Pot-Limit Omaha High/Low Eight Max four/30/14 1 $1,487
€one hundred ten No-Restrict Maintain’em four/30/14 1 $149
€220 Pot-Limit 7 Card Stud 4/30/14 1 $297
€25,500 No-Restrict Hold’em Eight Max 4/30/14 three $34,475
€1,one hundred H.O.R.S.E. 5/1/14 1 $1,487
€1,100 Pot-Restrict Omaha Eight Max 5/1/14 2 $1,487
€2,a hundred No-Limit Hold’em Eight Max 5/1/14 1 $2,839
€2,200 No-Restrict Hold’em Eight Max 5/1/14 2 $2,974
€220 No-Limit Maintain’em Omaha High 5/1/14 1 $297
€330 No-Limit Maintain’em 7/2 Rule 5/1/14 1 $446
€10,300 No-Restrict Hold’em Six Max 5/2/14 1 $13,926
€2,one hundred No-Limit Maintain’em Eight Max 5/2/14 1 $2,839
€330 No-Restrict Maintain’em 5/2/14 1 $446

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Sochi Olympic hockey TV schedule: Feb. 12-23

 

Workforce USA's hopes to take house the Gold Medal at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. (USATSI)

 

Right here is the Olympic hockey TV schedule for the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

*All video games will likely be shown dwell

2014 Olympics Hockey TELEVISION Schedule
Date/Time Group Sport TV
Feb. 12
Midday
C Czech Republic vs. Sweden USA
Feb. 12
Midday
C Latvia vs. Switzerland MSNBC
Feb. 13
3 a.m.
B Finland vs. Austria NBCSN
Feb. thirteen
7:30 a.m.
A Russia vs. Slovenia MSNBC
Feb. thirteen
7:30 a.m.
A USA vs. Slovakia NBCSN
Feb. 13
Midday
B Canada vs. Norway USA
Feb. 14
three a.m.
C Czech Republic vs. Latvia MSNBC
Feb. 14
7:30 a.m.
C Sweden vs. Switzerland NBCSN
Feb. 14
Noon
B Canada vs. Austria USA
Feb. 14
Noon
B Norway vs. Finland MSNBC
Feb. 15
three a.m.
A Slovakia vs. Slovenia MSNBC
Feb. 15
7:30 a.m.
A USA vs. Russia NBCSN
Feb. 15
Midday
C Switzerland vs. Czech Republic NBCSN
Feb. 15
Noon
C Sweden vs. Latvia USA
Feb. 16
3 a.m.
B Austria vs. Norway USA
Feb. sixteen
7:30 a.m.
A Russia vs. Slovakia USA
Feb. 16
7:30 a.m.
A USA vs. Slovenia NBCSN
Feb. 16
Midday
B Finland vs. Canada USA
Feb. 18
3 a.m.
  Qualification Round NBCSN
Feb. 18
7:30 a.m.
  Qualification Spherical USA
Feb. 18
Noon
  Qualification Round NBCSN
Feb. 18
Midday
  Qualification Spherical MSNBC
Feb. 19
three a.m.
  Quarterfinal NBCSN
Feb. 19
7:30 a.m.
  Quarterfinal NBCSN
Feb. 19
Midday
  Quarterfinal USA
Feb. 19
Noon
  Quarterfinal MSNBC
Feb. 21
7 a.m.
  Semifinal NBCSN
Feb. 21
Noon
  Semifinal NBCSN
Feb. 22
10 a.m.
  Bronze Medal Game NBCSN
Feb. 23
7 a.m.
  Gold Medal Sport NBC

 

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NFL Week 14 schedule 2013

Nov 24, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; A detailed view of the pylon with the army tribute logo through the recreation between the Detroit Lions and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Ford Field. Necessary Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports activities

It’s time for another full Sunday of NFL motion, as we gear up for the final few weeks of the regular season and keep an eye on the divisional and Wild Card races. It'll be attention-grabbing to see how all the things plays out and what groups find themselves in one of the best position after the day involves an finish, so we now have all of the data you will have to know.

On top of the total TV schedule for Week 14, you will discover out who will probably be within the broadcast booth when your staff takes the field.

When and the place are you able to catch the motion and who will probably be calling your favourite crew’s sport? Right here is all the info you will need to know in order to enjoy the motion — hopefully you'll not need to look at the sport on mute:

SUNDAY, DEC. 08
RECREATION TIME TELEVISION ANNOUNCERS
Minnesota at Baltimore 1:00 pm FOX Chris Myers, Tim Ryan, Jennifer Hale
Kansas City at Washington 1:00 pm CBS Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcotts
Buffalo at Tampa Bay 1:00 pm CBS Spero Dedes, Steve Beuerlein
Miami at Pittsburgh 1:00 pm CBS Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts
Detroit at Philadelphia 1:00 pm FOX Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch, Molly McGrath
Oakland at N.Y. Jets 1:00 pm CBS Marv Albert, Wealthy Gannon
Indianapolis at Cincinnati 1:00 pm CBS Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf
Cleveland at New England 1:00 pm CBS Invoice Macatee, Steve Tasker
Atlanta at Inexperienced Bay 1:00 pm FOX Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin
Tennessee at Denver four:05 pm CBS Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
St. Louis at Arizona 4:25 pm FOX Dick Stockton, Ronde Barber, Kris Budden
Seattle at San Francisco four:25 pm FOX Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver
N.Y. Giants at San Diego 4:25 pm FOX Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa
Carolina at New Orleans 8:30 pm NBC Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth
MONDAY, DEC. 09
RECREATION TIME TELEVISION ANNOUNCERS
Dallas at Chicago eight:forty pm ESPN Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden

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LPGA Tour adds four tournaments to 2014 schedule

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The LPGA Tour continued its turnaround Friday by announcing a 2014 schedule with 4 new tournaments.

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Subsequent year’s schedule will characteristic 32 official tournaments, up from 23 official events two years in the past. Complete prize cash is now $56.three million, an average of about $1.75 million per event. The schedule contains the Worldwide Crown, a unique competitors of eight nations that offers gamers from outside the United States and Europe a chance to compete for his or her flags.

The schedule components with the Pure Silk Bahamas Problem the third week in January earlier than going to Australia and Asia. After the five majors, the tour returns to Asia for six straight events before wrapping up on the LPGA Titleholders.

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MLS Schedule revealed

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With the soccer world’s gaze undoubtedly centered on Brazil, MLS will go on a two-week hiatus throughout next summer’s World Cup.

MLS unveiled its full 2014 schedule Monday, with the common season kicking off March eight — one week later than this past season — and ending Oct. 26. It was the earliest schedule announcement in league history.

The World Cup break, which is able to begin following three video games June eleven and end with a single midweek match June 25, roughly coincides with the June 12-26 group stage. Though the season will begin after the March 5 FIFA date, the league will as soon as once more play through international fixtures in September and October.

The opening weekend is highlighted by matchups involving this 12 months’s MLS Cup individuals, as Japanese Conference champion Sporting Kansas City travels to face the excessive-spending Seattle Sounders and Western Convention champion Real Salt Lake visits the LA Galaxy in a playoff rematch.

With the season ending in late October and Nov. 10-18 set aside for FIFA fixtures, MLS will once once more should determine between scheduling postseason video games during the international dates or having a prolonged break in the course of its playoffs. For the 2013 season, the league scheduled two weeks off between the 2 legs of the conference finals.

 

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UFC’s Dana White: GSP-Hendricks rematch ‘on schedule’

MMA: UFC 167-St-Pierre vs Hendricks

A rematch between UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks will occur, in response to UFC President Dana White, and the battle could place on the promotion’s annual Memorial Day weekend event in Las Vegas.

In an interview Monday with the LA Instances, White stated St-Pierre is taking a vacation “off the grid,” however not a hiatus from the sport as he originally announced following his break up-name win over Hendricks at this previous Saturday’s UFC 167.

“As far as a rematch, we’re on schedule and I’ll have a date inside a pair weeks,” White said. “I really feel assured that Georges is fine with that and all is on monitor.”

St-Pierre’s post-fight speech initially introduced anger from White, who said following the occasion that the champ owed a rematch to Hendricks in mild of the first bout’s controversial scorecard. The UFC president later calmed down after a private assembly with St-Pierre and expressed confidence that a rematch would happen.

St-Pierre defended his title a ninth time by winning three rounds on two of three judges’ scorecards at the pay-per-view occasion, which happened at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Backyard Area and was overseen by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

The combat’s first round proved to be pivotal in the last tally, as NSAC judges Tony Weeks and Sal D’Amato gave St-Pierre (25-2 MMA, 19-2 UFC) the frame while judge Glenn Trowbridge gave it to Hendricks (15-2 MMA, 10-2 UFC). The welterweights cut up the remaining 4 rounds.

White blasted the scores and the NSAC, but on Monday clarified the occasions, “it’s not the commissioners who I have an issue with. I’ve nice respect for the commissioners. I truthfully consider change goes to occur, that the athletic commissioners in Nevada will fix the problem.”

The battle was the toughest problem of St-Pierre’s reign as champion, trainer Firas Zahabi on Monday told MMAjunkie. The champion was badly marked up after the struggle and received stitches under his proper eye. Zahabi said he additionally sustained a punch to the attention that robbed him of his sight in the course of the bout.

At UFC 167′s publish-occasion press conference, St-Pierre stated he was “going loopy” and dropping sleep in dealing with private points that he declined to determine. On Monday, White stated the 32-yr-previous fighter refuted a TMZ report that his issues stemmed from an unplanned pregnancy and the illness of his father.

“(St-Pierre) is denying these rumors that TMZ is reporting about those two things,” White stated.

UFC 167 drew a stay gate of $5.7 million, making it the second most profitable MMA event in Nevada history. The pay-per-view proceeds are also anticipated to earn hundreds of thousands for the UFC, which implies a rematch may additionally do massive enterprise.

Per the NSAC, St-Pierre is suspended till Jan. 1, 2014, while Hendricks may very well be out for six months except cleared for a right knee subject.

For full protection of UFC 167, try the UFC Events part of the location.

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MLB releases 2014 schedule with Dodgers and Diamondbacks opening in Australia

 

Crikey, is this real about Major League Cricket Baseball opening the 2014 season Down Beneath in Australia? Yep, it is truthful dinkum, mate. MLB released the ’14 schedule Tuesday and, as reported in June, the Los Angeles Dodgers will play the Arizona Diamondbacks at the Sydney Cricket Floor on March 22 and 23. These would be the first regular season games ever performed within the Southern Hemisphere, which means the MLB season will open and shut within the fall.

The Ground looks like a stunning facility, based mostly on the picture above.

MLB has opened the season exterior of the U.S. and Canada six other occasions, most recently in Japan in 2012. The one difference this time: You know that Paul Hogan is going.

Other schedule tidbits:

The first Sunday night time sport of the yr will likely be March 30 (groups to be announced), with 14 different opening-day match-ups taking place a day later.

The All-Star game in Minneapolis is July 15.

Jackie Robinson Day (the primary one without Mariano Rivera) is April 15.

The season closes Sept. 28.

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2013 MLB postseason: Here’s the schedule

It’s already time to start planning your October. Spoiler alert: It may full of baseball.

The MLB postseason is closing in and on Tuesday the league officially introduced its postseason schedule. The primary recreation is on Oct. 1 and the last one (potentially) on Oct. 31. That’s one full month. Get your favourite chair prepared.

Things, after all, can change between now and these October dates, however here’s the schedule because it was launched by MLB.

WILD CARD ROUND
Tuesday, Oct. 1: NL Wild Card Recreation (TBS)
Wednesday, Oct. 2: AL Wild Card Recreation (TBS)

DIVISIONAL SERIES
Thursday, Oct. three: NLDS A, Game 1 (TBS)
Thursday, Oct. three: NLDS B, Game 1 (TBS)
Friday, Oct. 4: ALDS A, Recreation 1 (TBS or MLB Network)
Friday, Oct. four: ALDS B, Recreation 1 (TBS or MLB Network)
Friday, Oct. 4: NLDS A, Sport 2 (TBS or MLB Community)
Friday, Oct. 4: NLDS B, Sport 2 (TBS or MLB Community)
Saturday, Oct. 5: ALDS A, Sport 2 (TBS)
Saturday, Oct. 5: ALDS B, Recreation 2 (TBS)
Sunday, Oct. 6: NLDS A, Recreation 3 (TBS)
Sunday, Oct. 6: NLDS B, Game three (TBS)
Monday, Oct 7: ALDS A, Recreation 3 (TBS or MLB Community)
Monday, Oct 7: ALDS B, Recreation 3 (TBS or MLB Community)
Monday, Oct 7: NLDS A, Recreation 4 (TBS or MLB Network)
Monday, Oct 7: NLDS B, Sport four (TBS or MLB Network)
Tuesday, Oct. 8: ALDS A, Game four (TBS)
Tuesday, Oct. 8: ALDS B, Sport four (TBS)
Wednesday, Oct. 9: NLDS A, Recreation 5 (TBS)
Wednesday, Oct. 9: NLDS B, Recreation 5 (TBS)
Thursday, Oct. 10: ALDS A, Sport 5 (TBS)
Thursday, Oct. 10: ALDS B, Game 5 (TBS)

* A series entails wild-card groups. B collection does not.

LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Friday, Oct. eleven: NLCS Recreation 1 (TBS)
Saturday, Oct. 12: ALCS Recreation 1 (FOX)
Saturday, Oct. 12: NLCS Game 2 (TBS)
Sunday, Oct. 13: ALCS Game 2 (FOX)
Monday, Oct. 14: NLCS Game three (TBS)
Tuesday, Oct. 15: ALCS Game 3 (FOX)
Tuesday, Oct. 15: NLCS Sport four (TBS)
Wednesday, Oct. 16: ALCS Game four (FOX)
Wednesday, Oct. 16: NLCS Game 5 (TBS)
Thursday, Oct. 17: ALCS Sport 5 (FOX)
Friday, Oct. 18: NLCS Sport 6 (TBS)
Saturday, Oct. 19: ALCS Sport 6 (FOX)
Saturday, Oct. 19: NLCS Sport 7 (TBS)
Sunday, Oct. 20: ALCS Sport 7 (FOX)

WORLD SERIES
Wednesday, Oct. 23: Recreation 1 in AL Metropolis (FOX)
Thursday, Oct. 24: Recreation 2 in AL Metropolis (FOX)
Saturday, Oct. 26: Sport three in NL City (FOX)
Sunday, Oct. 27: Game 4 in NL Metropolis (FOX)
Monday, Oct. 28: Sport 5 in NL Metropolis (FOX)
Wednesday, Oct. 30: Recreation 6 in AL City (FOX)
Thursday, Oct. 31: Recreation 7 in AL Metropolis (FOX)

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Quirks of the WCC’s schedule leave Portland with a bizarre, challenging slate

Portland coach Eric Reveno is probably not thrilled along with his workforce’s backloaded schedule (Getty Photos)

Even though the addition of Pacific enabled the WCC to adopt a real double spherical robin league scheduling format next season, the return of travel companions apparently did not ensure 10 evenly matched convention slates.

Portland, in particular, has essentially the most to gripe about on account of a WCC schedule that’s almost comically back-loaded.

The Pilots will open WCC play with five straight house games, all of which will take place before Portland students return to campus from winter break on Jan. thirteen. The downside to so many early residence video games then comes in the second half of league play when the Pilots finish with seven of 9 video games on the highway.

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“I might worry about any schedule that is unbalanced between house [and] away, [however you] by no means know the actual ramifications till the season,” Portland coach Eric Reveno mentioned via textual content. “Beginning with 5 games at home could possibly be nice or it is perhaps robust with the followers [gone] and academically with so much time on the the street.”

Of course, Portland is not the only team who can complain a couple of scheduling quirk.

As KSL.com’s Greg Wrubell notes, eight of the WCC’s 10 groups will play 4 straight road video games in some unspecified time in the future throughout league play. Gonzaga’s schedule is nearly as ugly as Portland’s as the Zags open with four straight residence games earlier than college students are back on campus and shut with 4 straight on the street including fellow league title contenders Saint Mary’s and BYU.

Why couldn’t the WCC assemble an easier spherical robin schedule in which no workforce plays greater than three straight residence or road video games? Convention spokesman Jeff Tourial informed the Spokane Spokesman-Assessment that the problem was demands by ESPN to have premier matchups on sure dates.

“With the return to our travel pair mannequin this yr, we are very limited in terms of leeway to move video games round,” Tourial advised the newspaper. “For instance, if ESPN takes a Gonzaga-BYU sport on a given date, then that affects Portland and San Diego’s games for that weekend, too. Then, on the opposite day that weekend, in the event that they seize Santa Clara vs. Saint Mary’s, then that locks in Pacific and San Francisco’s video games as nicely. Instantly, the only teams “left” in this situation are LMU and Pepperdine – who would play each other. Suddenly, our flexibility is all but gone.

“For ESPN Networks, their radars are heightened by new competitors from different networks and so their need to have the “finest games” has by no means been better.”

The clarification from Tourial isn’t only affordable but additionally an incredible window into a few of the challenges conferences face assembling their schedules. In this case, the WCC had to sacrifice balance to generate as a lot publicity and TELEVISION income as potential.

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NFL Network schedule for Week 2 preseason games

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From Aug. 15 to Aug. 23, NFL Network will re-air every Week 2 game, with several showings of each.

Here is the full re-air schedule (ALL TIMES EASTERN; LIVE GAMES IN BOLD; ALL GAMES IN HIGH DEFINITION.):

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Thursday, Aug. 15

Midnight — Atlanta Falcons vs. Baltimore Ravens

3:00 a.m. — New York Giants vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (Week 1)

Friday, Aug. 16

10:00 a.m. — Miami Dolphins vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (Week 1)

1:00 p.m. — Droit Lions vs. Cleveland Browns

4:00 p.m. — Carolina Panthers vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Midnight — Oakland Raiders vs. New Orleans Saints

3:00 a.m. — San Diego Chargers vs. Chicago Bears

Saturday, Aug. 17

7:00 a.m. — Carolina Panthers vs. Philadelphia Eagles

10:00 a.m. — Atlanta Falcons vs. Baltimore Ravens

1:00 p.m. — San Francisco 49ers vs. Kansas City Chiefs

4:30 p.m. — Dallas Cowboys vs. Arizona Cardinals — LIVE

7:30 p.m. — Jacksonville Jaguars vs. New York Js — LIVE

10:30 p.m. — Denver Broncos vs. Seattle Seahawks — LIVE (joined in progress)

1:00 a.m. — Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New England Patriots

4:00 a.m. — Oakland Raiders vs. New Orleans Saints

Sunday, Aug. 18

7:00 a.m. — Droit Lions vs. Cleveland Browns

10:00 a.m. — Minnesota Vikings vs. Buffalo Bills

1:00 p.m. — Miami Dolphins vs. Houston Texans

4:00 p.m. — Green Bay Packers vs. St. Louis Rams

12 Midnight — Dallas Cowboys vs. Arizona Cardinals

3:00 a.m. — Tennessee Titans vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Monday, Aug. 19

10:00 a.m. — San Francisco 49ers vs. Kansas City Chiefs

1:00 p.m. — Minnesota Vikings vs. Buffalo Bills

4:00 p.m. — Denver Broncos vs. Seattle Seahawks

Midnight — San Diego Chargers vs. Chicago Bears

3:00 a.m. — Miami Dolphins vs. Houston Texans

Tuesday, Aug. 20

10:00 a.m. — Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New England Patriots

1:00 p.m. — Tennessee Titans vs. Cincinnati Bengals

4:00 p.m. — Atlanta Falcons vs. Baltimore Ravens

8:00 p.m. — San Francisco 49ers vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Midnight — Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Washington Redskins

3:00 a.m. — Indianapolis Colts vs. New York Giants

Wednesday, Aug. 21

10:00 a.m. — Miami Dolphins vs. Houston Texans

1:00 p.m. — Jacksonville Jaguars vs. New York Js

4:00 p.m. — Green Bay Packers vs. St. Louis Rams

8:00 p.m. — Denver Broncos vs. Seattle Seahawks

Midnight — Carolina Panthers vs. Philadelphia Eagles

3:00 a.m. — Minnesota Vikings vs. Buffalo Bills

Thursday, Aug. 22

10:00 a.m. — Dallas Cowboys vs. Arizona Cardinals

1:00 p.m. — Oakland Raiders vs. New Orleans Saints

4:00 p.m. — Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Washington Redskins

Midnight — New England Patriots vs. Droit Lions (Week 3)

3:00 a.m. — Green Bay Packers vs. St. Louis Ra.m.s

Friday, Aug. 23

10:00 a.m. — Tennessee Titans vs. Cincinnati Bengals

1:00 p.m. — Indianapolis Colts vs. New York Giants

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2013-14 NBA schedule released — here are all 30 teams’ schedules, all in one place

It appears like we’ll be seeing the last two MVPs squaring off on Opening Night. (Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty …

Here’s the good news: The NBA has just launched its full 2013-14 common-season schedule, an enormous 1,230-sport slate that can treat us as soon as more to the most effective basketball being performed anyplace on the planet, a phenomenal game featuring a exceptional array of established icons, emerging stars and contemporary new abilities who’ll combine to dazzle us from Halloween by way of the summer solstice.

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Here’s the bad information: We have nonetheless got a full 84 days of ready forward of us earlier than we will open our present. (It should be a looooong late summer time, y’all.)

Luckily, we now know exactly what we have got to stay up for, kicked off by a three-game Opening Evening slate on Tuesday, Oct. 29, that will characteristic the Miami Heat elevating their second consecutive NBA title banner and receiving their 2012-thirteen NBA championship rings at AmericanAirlines Enviornment. They will be taking on Tom Thibodeau’s Chicago Bulls, who will seemingly be welcoming again 2010-eleven NBA Most Invaluable Participant Derrick Rose, who just lately dubbed himself the most effective player within the NBA.. which is a title most observers affiliate with a man who’ll be on the other aspect of the court docket. (Possibly you have heard of him — final name’s James.)

While all eyes will probably be on the matchup in South Beach, that will not technically kick off the 2013-14 NBA season. The first recreation of the season will tip off about an hour earlier, at 7 p.m. ET, when the revamped and retooled Indiana Pacers welcome No. 2 total decide Victor Oladipo (who, as you absolutely recall, starred for the Indiana Hoosiers) to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to begin the festivities.

After issues wrap up in Indianapolis and Miami, we’ll be handled to a West Coast nightcap between the defending Pacific Division champion Los Angeles Clippers, led by maxed-out point guard Chris Paul and new head coach Doc Rivers, and their in-house rivals the Los Angeles Lakers, who could or will not be that includes a brand new starting shooting guard to start the season. I, for one, cannot wait.

Speaking of not waiting — with out further ado, listed here are links to the complete 2013-14 schedules for all 30 NBA groups. Dig in, sports fans:

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10 other intriguing, noteworthy games worth watching on the 2013-14 NBA schedule

Sacramento Kings followers will have many reasons to cheer once they tip off this season. (Rocky Widner/Getty)

When the NBA launched the full 2013-14 regular-season schedule on Tuesday evening, intrepid Yahoo! Sports activities NBA columnist Marc J. Spears immediately made his picks for the ten must-see matchups of the forthcoming season, giving hoop fans the dates he believes most merit circling on the brand new NBA calendar. While we would by no means presume to contradict our colleague, in a slate this huge, there’s bound to be a slew of different video games value keeping track of, so why not dig a bit deeper?

Eric Freeman has discovered 10 he liked in each of the past two seasons, and this 12 months, he is invited Dan Devine along to pick a number of he is keen to look at. Here’s what they came up with:

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Denver Nuggets at Sacramento Kings: Oct. 30. When the Kings final played in mid-April, their future was unsure, with the NBA’s Board of Governors but to weigh in on their potential sale to the Seattle-based ownership group led by Chris Hansen and Steve Ballmer. Might’s decision and subsequent sale to the local group headed by Vivek Ranadivé has saved the group in Sacramento, as well as given your complete franchise new hope after several years of subpar management from Joe and Gavin Maloof. It is a new day for the team and its fans.

The last few years have seen passionate assist from devoted Kings followers on game nights when it appeared as if the franchise was close to relocation. This season’s residence opener can be a different, an event outlined not a lot by desperation as the pride and optimism that comes with a fresh begin. It will likely be a starting, not the potential finish of a protracted journey. — Eric Freeman

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder: Nov. 1. As I wrote earlier this offseason, I am not totally sure that bringing in/again Kevin Martin, Chase Budinger, Corey Brewer and first-spherical choose Shabazz Muhammad (especially while subtracting Andrei Kirilenko) will make the Wolves a demonstrably better basketball team this season. I do, nonetheless, assume those acquisitions will assist make Minnesota a greater offensive workforce, especially when mixed with a completely healthy (fingers crossed) Kevin Love, a version of Ricky Rubio who’s had a full NBA offseason with out rehabbing from a catastrophic knee injury and (provided this glacial contract course of ultimately culminates in a re-signing) a healthy, rested and paid Nikola Pekovic.

I think that Minnesota team will be, if not glorious, then not less than immensely watchable on a night-to-evening foundation because of improved outdoors capturing, punishing inside-out play from Love and Pekovic, the always-appointment-viewing passing of Rubio and a new slew of active wings capable of activating offense in Rick Adelman’s nook scheme. I’m additionally willing to consider the chance that they will be better than I anticipate defensively, as they were in 2011-12 earlier than Rubio’s torn ACL despatched the team careening off the trail. At worst, they’re going to be fun; at greatest, they could be a risk. So let’s line them up against perhaps one of the best team within the Western Conference — a group led by Love’s Team USA buddy, Kevin Durant, and whose second-in-command, Russell Westbrook, is on observe to be back from the knee injury he suffered through the playoffs — and see which path these Wolves are on.

Also, I bear in mind this happening:

… and, seeing the prospect of early-season well being for all involved, I am very amped. — Dan Devine

Detroit Pistons vs. Washington Wizards: Oct. 30 (Opening Night), Dec. 28, Dec. 30, Jan. 18. At first look, this is the kind of mid-profile sport that pops up on the NBA schedule each night time, a nondescript contest between two playoff hopefuls with comparatively small margins of error (and injury). But, from one other vantage, it is a matchup that makes League Go the most effective bargains in your cable company’s order form.

This offseason, the Pistons dedicated themselves to watchability after several seasons within the aesthetic doldrums, acquiring level guard Brandon Jennings and mercurial ahead Josh Smith to affix man-youngster Andre Drummond and the skilled Greg Monroe. The Wizards, alternatively, have probably the most promising younger trios within the league in max-level point guard John Wall, capturing guard Bradley Beal, and rookie ahead Otto Porter. Their 4 matchups this season could not qualify as main games between contenders, however they provide startling potential for the random leisure that makes the NBA so watchable on a nightly basis. — EF

Andrew Bynum’s return to Philly must be fascinating. (Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty Photographs) Philadelphia 76ers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers: Nov. 8 and Nov. 9. A home-and-residence, back-to-back, Friday-and-Saturday pair that includes the staff that simply signed growth/bust lottery ticket Andrew Bynum and the group whose new CEO just needed to apologize for the previous regime buying and selling for him feels like a pretty closely emotional and compelling set. Plus, the double-dip takes place early sufficient in the season that Philadelphia can neither be mathematically eliminated from anything yet or do too much harm to their tanking strategy by winning, so they may find some compelling incentive to attempt to win. Sincere(ish) competition!

If Bynum is, as planned, able to go for training camp and capable of stay upright/cellular by way of the beginning of the season — hey, it’s nonetheless the offseason, let’s stay optimistic — this might represent the first opportunity for Sixers fans to really see the 7-foot center play stay skilled basketball, which the Wells Fargo Heart devoted will likely reward with either polite applause or hurled hunks of jagged, flaming particles. It is unlikely that eventual centerpiece/2013 lottery choose Nerlens Noel can have returned from rehabbing his torn ACL in time to do something more than watch this one from the sidelines, however even when that is all he does, as we discovered last year, there’s fun available simply watching an apparently coiffed big man trip the pine for Philly.

Also, in on-courtroom terms, it ought to be fun to see which weapons All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving brings out to combat Sixers rookie Michael Carter-Williams, whose 6-foot-6 body and quickness suggest an intriguing defensive prospect. My guess? Whichever weapons Kyrie desires, early, typically and repeatedly, persevering with a brutal starting to the Syracuse product’s NBA career that will see him face the Miami Heat, then need to examine Irving twice, John Wall twice, Derrick Rose (hopefully), Stephen Curry and Tony Parker inside his first two weeks as a professional. Welcome to the NBA, younger fella. — DD

Houston Rockets at Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder: Dec. 29. The James Harden trade is certain to define any matchup between these teams for the following a number of seasons, or a minimum of so long as it represents the moment at which the Thunder inadvertently turned a rival right into a contender while concurrently hurting their very own possibilities at a title. Despite no matter occasions received them up to now, though, these two groups figure to be two of the West’s top groups for the foreseeable future, longer than the aging (if also ageless) San Antonio Spurs, the Chris Paul-dependent Los Angeles Clippers, and the more tenuously successful Golden State Warriors and Memphis Grizzlies. Each rosters function young-ish stars with room to develop (or, in the case of Dwight Howard, return to prominence), and their general managers appear to have sufficient flexibility to improve their groups when vital.

The Harden trade, then, is nearly a distraction from the instant pleasure of watching two exciting, superb groups play each other several instances per season. The season’s first matchup ought to remind us that each one our chatter about storylines exists to organize us for what really issues: the video games. — EF

Houston Rockets at Golden State Warriors: Dec. thirteen. Two seasons in the past, these teams finished in the draft lottery. Final season, they climbed up into the Western Convention’s top eight behind the electrical guard play of James Harden and Stephen Curry, with Houston giving the (shorthanded) Thunder a rough go of it in Spherical 1 and the Dubs turning into postseason individuals’s champs by knocking off the Denver Nuggets and scaring the daylights out of the San Antonio Spurs. This season, they’ve made arguably the 2 largest pickups of the offseason, particularly on the defensive finish, with the Rockets landing All-Star heart Dwight Howard to anchor the interior and the Warriors executing a 3-group sign-and-trade to import Andre Iguodala to lock down the perimeter. (And lest we overlook, the Warriors had been one of many few teams granted a free-agent audience with Howard, who reportedly came away very impressed with Golden State’s workers and group.)

Both ranked in the prime five in possessions per game last season, so they like to rise up and down the ground. Both ranked within the prime 11 in points per possession, too, in order that they know what to do with the ball as soon as they cross half-courtroom. They both seem to have improved across the board, supplementing their major acquisitions with smart lower-key add-ons that seem to have bolstered their benches and neatly fleshed out their rotations. And their 4 conferences last season were bookended by Houston hanging 140 on the Warriors earlier than Mark Jackson ordered intentional fouls to keep the Rockets from setting an NBA record for made three-pointers, and Curry going off for 29 points and eleven dimes as Golden State blew Houston out by 30. Draymond Green says he doesn’t like the Rockets; the sensation, we’re certain, is mutual, and I’m betting Howard hasn’t forgotten that stray elbow from Golden State energy forward David Lee while Dwight was carrying purple and gold.

Add up the scoring, the speed, the sparks that have flown between the two groups and the inimitable spirit of the Oracle followers, and I am betting that Friday night matchup’s going to be value staying house to catch. — DD

Expect Andrew Wiggins to be a significant matter of dialog in 2014. (Sam Forencich/Getty)

Philadelphia 76ers at Orlando Magic: March 2. Although much is subject to alter over the subsequent 10 months, the 2014 NBA draft seems to be the strongest on the prime since Greg Oden and Kevin Durant entered the league in 2007. It figures, then, that the league’s worst teams will interact in a similar rush to the underside to increase their lottery odds, all in the hopes of nabbing a future famous person in June.

The Sixers and Magic aren’t certain to end up as the NBA’s backside two squads in 2013-14, however they’re likely to challenge for the league’s dunce cap. As such, their closing matchup in March may have a big impact on the lottery, and by extension the next decade of basketball. (Or, you understand, possibly the team with the second decide will find yourself with the far better participant.) — EF

New Orleans Pelicans at Portland Path Blazers: Dec. 21. If not for the Pistons, the Pelicans might need entered the season as the league’s most intriguing group. A lottery squad in each of the final two seasons after Chris Paul’s departure, the Pelicans elected to make a push for respectability next 12 months by trading its prime picks in 2013 (which wound up being Kentucky middle Noel) and 2014 (a high-5 protected choice) to the 76ers for All-Star level guard Jrue Holiday. They then engineered a 3-team deal to import former Rookie of the Year Tyreke Evans, with visions of versatile wing lineups featuring some mixture of these two, reportedly-now-healthy maxed-out shooting guard Eric Gordon and 2012 first-rounder Austin Rivers making issues occur on the perimeter, opening up opportunities for emerging beast Anthony Davis and flooring-stretching marksman Ryan Anderson.. offered, in fact, all of it comes collectively.

Quiet as it’s saved, though, the Blazers (who’ve also missed the playoffs in each of the final two seasons) have made an identical push toward relevance, drafting exciting small-faculty combo guard C.J. McCollum to both pair with and again up reigning Rookie of the Yr Damian Lillard, and making a number of shrewd strikes (signing swingman Dorell Wright, snaring 2011 lottery choose Thomas Robinson for a pair of second-round picks, landing middle Robin Lopez within the three-teamer that despatched Evans to New Orleans) that seem to have fortified what was arguably the league’s worst bench final season.. supplied, in fact, it all comes collectively.

By the time these teams meet at the Rose Backyard, Portland will have performed 27 games and New Orleans could have performed 24. They will have had nearly three months because the begin of coaching camp to have labored out rotations, began to develop chemistry amongst all the brand new and current items, and have had the opportunity to figure out whether their respective pushes towards capital-m Mattering in the NBA playoff conversation seem ready to take off or have stalled, which is interesting sufficient in a macro sense. And from an instantaneous run-of-play perspective, the sheer array of interesting combine-and-match talents on the ground — Davis’ awkward-yet-easy apositional frontcourt box-checking, LaMarcus Aldridge’s considerably Boshian 4/5 bristling, extra ball-dealing with guards who can play the nominal one or two than you would shake a stick at, outsized threes/small-ball fours Nicolas Batum and Al-Farouq Aminu, and so forth. — to make this a enjoyable watch in and of itself that might wind up telling us one thing more about the Western playoff picture.

And if all that does not tickle your fancy, I’ve acquired 4 words for you: Robin Lopez Revenge Sport. — DD

Atlanta Hawks at Milwaukee Bucks: April 16. The final evening of the 2012-13 season featured an excessive amount of excitement, with Stephen Curry setting a brand new file for 3-pointers in a season, the Los Angeles Lakers avoiding embarrassment and clinching a playoff berth, and Sacramento Kings fans doubtlessly watching their workforce for the final time. Solely time will tell what 2013-14’s finale brings, but we can bet it’s going to be magical.

One thing we do know, not less than as of this writing, is that a national TELEVISION viewers will get to benefit from the season-closing tilt between the Hawks and Bucks on ESPN. It appears as though the Worldwide Chief has banked on these squads battling for a playoff spot, and it sure looks like a doozy. Will Jeff Teague rating 20 points and switch the tide in a number of fantasy leagues? Will Ersan Ilyasova take a nap in the course of the third quarter? Will Al Horford and Paul Millsap even have to play? Keep tuned for “SportsCenter!” — EF

When Rudy returns to Memphis, neither he nor Z-Bo figure to be smiling. (Joe Murphy/NBA/Getty Photographs) Toronto Raptors at Memphis Grizzlies: Nov. thirteen. The Raptors and Grizzlies faced off once last season after the trade that despatched Rudy Gay north of the border, but the meeting took place at the Air Canada Centre — Homosexual scored 13 points on 15 pictures, Mike Conley and Zach Randolph scored 17 apiece and the Grizzlies earned a six-level highway win. It will symbolize Homosexual’s first journey to FedEx Forum as a visitor after 6 half of seasons and more than 8,500 factors scored in a Grizzlies uniform.. and yet, you surprise if Memphians really miss his iso-heavy, accuracy-light, volume-taking pictures wing sport as much as his prior level of productivity would seem to dictate.

As I’ve written prior to now, Memphis improved on each ends of the floor after the three-workforce deal that despatched Homosexual to the Raptors, redistributing the possessions beforehand utilized by the athletic swingman to more environment friendly gamers like Conley, Randolph and (most notably) Marc Gasol whereas persevering with to lock down on the defensive end en route to a visit to the Western Convention finals — a level of success they by no means reached with Homosexual playing a pivotal role. However would that method — ditch shot-jacking, unfold responsibility around, emphasize elevated participant and ball motion, operate extra via the 2 huge guys and rating just enough to let your clamp-down D take you residence — be lauded fairly as a lot as it has been if Memphis is not successful?

What if the Grizzlies — who look robust again after re-upping perimeter defending ace Tony Allen, snaring amnestied shooter Mike Miller and trading for regular backup huge man Kosta Koufos — get off to a slow begin in opposition to a troublesome slate that includes the likes of the San Antonio Spurs, revamped Pistons, reloaded Warriors and Jap Conference doppelganger Indiana Pacers? What if Gay — his jumper instantly scorching after long-overdue offseason vision correction surgery — gets off to a sizzling begin and has Toronto wanting like they may compete for one of many East’s lower-tier playoff spots? Might those few lingering voices that take a look at Memphis and say, “It would be good to have someone who may reliably create his personal shot,” find some extra pals? Or has the Grindhouse come far enough to rest on what it is aware of about its group’s id, salute Rudy for his service and return concerning the business of not bluffing?

I suspect I do know the reply to that question, however like every part else we’re talking about right now, we won’t actually know for positive until the season gets getting in earnest; then, all of the questions we pore over during the summer time will likely be changed by entire new units of quandaries that we’ll spend the subsequent eight months attempting to solve. It’s going to be great. — DD

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Winners and losers in NBC Sports’ 2013-14 NHL TV schedule

Getty Images NBC and NBC Sports Network will air 103 NHL regular season games during the 2013-14 season, with 13 games in NBC and 90 games in NBC Sports Network.

The NBC schedule can be found here. The NBC Sports Network schedule can be found here. If that wasn’t enough puck, the NHL Network schedule can be found here.

Among the highlights:

The 2014 NHL Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings on January 1 at 1 p.m. ET on NBC.

The inaugural NHL Stadium Series, featuring four games played in iconic outdoor venues between January 25 and March 1, including: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Calif., Yankee Stadium in New York, N.Y., and Soldier Field in Chicago, Ill. Plus the NHL Heritage Classic at BC Place in Vancouver, B.C. on March 2.

The return of Wednesday Night Rivalry on NBC Sports Network. The 2013-14 NHL season on NBCSN will feature 24 Wednesday Night Rivalry telecasts — up from 15 last year.

A Stanley Cup Final rematch between the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins on Sunday, January 19 on NBC.

So that’s fun. But what are some of the lowlights? Here is our annual look at the winners and losers in the 2013-14 NHL TV schedule on NBC.

Here is the 2013-14 NHL schedule tabulation for NBC and NBCSN. The “flex” games, which could air on NBC or on cable, are counted under NBC’s total. In parentheses on the NBCSN side are last year’s total games on NBCSN during the lockout-shortened season.

Check out Steve Lepore’s schedule fun here for more analysis.

Winner: Philadelphia Flyers. If you tally up their appearances on NBC, NBCN and NHL Network, the Flyers have 30 appearances on national television next season for a non-playoff team in 2013. The Pittsburgh Penguins, by comparison, have 27, which makes total sense when you consider that they have Sidney Crosby and the Flyers are owned by Comcast. Uh, right?

Loser: The Pacific Division. As Steve Lepore notes, “only 5 of NBC and NBCSN’s 106 NHL broadcasts in 2013-14 will be Pacific Divisional matchups.” One Anaheim vs. Los Angeles matchup on NBCSN is about two away from where that total should be.

Winner: The Sedin Twins. Finally … the Vancouver Canucks … HAVE COME BACK TO NBC SPORTS NETWORK! Mark it down: March 2, 4:30 p.m., it’s the Canucks vs. the Senators on your American television network! Granted, it took an outdoor game to get a team that actually got ratings in 2011 in the Stanley Cup Final back on NBCSN after no game last season, but hey, they’re back.

Loser: Anyone Who Wants To See The Oilers. Once more, with feeling. This is the fourth straight season the Oilers don’t have a single game on NBC, which once again boggles the mind. Terrible team? Sure. But this network (or its precursor) showed the NHL Drafts in which Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Nail Yakupov were taken first overall. And American fans, despite their allergy to non-Montreal, Toronto or Vancouver teams, want to see the next wave of NHL stars. How can you not sell that, even if for one night against, say, the reigning Cup champs?

Winner: Carolina Hurricanes. Huzzah! The Hurricanes have one big huge whole game on NBCSN, which is a welcome change from their goose egg last season. (Who really wants to see the Staal brothers anyway, right?)

Loser: New Jersey Devils. The Devils had 11 potential appearances on NBC and NBCSN during last season’s lockout-shortened campaign. That’s down to seven in this full season, with their outdoor game against the Rangers as their only appearance on NBC. Also, Kovalchuk left for Russia, in case you didn’t hear.

Winner: St. Louis Blues. The Blues have 13 potential appearances on NBC and NBCSN this season, which is up from what they would have had in a full season in 2012-13.

Loser: New York Islanders. Nearly upsetting the Penguins, having John Tavares as a Hart candidate, and that only gets you four appearances on NBCSN? Prediction: 82 games on NBC when they move to Brooklyn. Because hipsters is why.

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2014 Sochi Olympics hockey schedule: When can U.S., Canada watch gold medal game?

Getty Images Face it: North American fans were totally spoiled in two of the last three Winter Olympics.

The 2002 Salt Lake City Games and the 2010 Vancouver Games featured hockey tournaments that were played at times that didn’t require 2 a.m. alarm clocks buzzing and copious amounts of coffee. We had hockey throughout the day, allowing us to check out Tore Vikingstad (NORGE!) without completely ruining our sleep schedule.

The 2014 Sochi Olympics? Not so television friendly. At least for the West Coast.

There’s an 8-hour time difference between Sochi and New York. So the USA/Russia throw-down in preliminaries on Feb. 15 will be at 7:30 a.m. in East and 4:30 a.m. in the West. So, yeah, Spoiler Warning!

Here’s what the 2014 Sochi Olympic men’s hockey tournament schedule looks like …

The USA preliminary games, in local times, are:

7:30 AM ET Slovakia vs. United States
7:30 AM ET United States vs. Russia
7:30 AM ET Slovenia vs. United States

For Canada, they’re:

12:00 PM ET Canada vs. Norway
12:00 PM ET Canada vs. Austria
12:00 PM ET Finland vs. Canada

The qualification round playoffs are on Tuesday, Feb. 18, starting at noon local time. The quarterfinals are the following day, beginning at noon.

The semifinals are on Friday, Feb. 21, at 7 a.m. and noon ET/9 a.m. PT.

The bronze medal game is Saturday, Feb. 22, at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT.

The gold medal game is Sunday, Feb. 23, at 4 p.m. local time: 7 a.m. ET/4 a.m. PT.