Game On! Sports Schedule for April 5-7, 2013
Yes, the calendar says April, but March Madness reaches its zenith this weekend with the Final Four.
Syracuse will battle Michigan in one national semifinal, while Louisville takes on Wichita State in the other, with the winners advancing to Monday night's national championship game.
There are plenty of other options aside from the Final Four. Major League Baseball kicks into gear with its first weekend of regular season play, while the NBA and NHL continues its postseason push. And don't forget the women's Final Four takes place Sunday, too.
Here's a look at this weekend's sports schedule. All times Eastern:
Friday, April 5
New York Yankees (Nova) at Detroit (Fister) 1:05 p.m.
Los Angeles Angels (Vargas) at Texas (Holland) 2:05 p.m.
Minnesota (Hendriks) at Baltimore (Arrieta) 3:05 p.m.
Kansas City (Davis) at Philadelphia (Kendrick) 4:05 p.m.
San Diego (Marquis) at Colorado (Francis) 4:10 p.m.
St. Louis (Westbrook) at San Francisco (Zito) 4:35 p.m.
Boston (Doubront) at Toronto (Johnson) 7:07 p.m.
Washington (Haren) at Cincinnati (Bailey) 7:10 p.m.
Miami (Sanabia) at New York Mets (Hefner) 7:10 p.m.
Cleveland (McAllister) at Tampa Bay (Moore) 7:10 p.m.
Chicago Cubs (Feldman) at Atlanta (Minor) 7:30 p.m.
Seattle (Beavan) at Chicago White Sox (Quintana) 8:10 p.m.
Arizona (Miley) at Milwaukee (Lohse) 8:10 p.m.
Oakland (Straily) at Houston (Peacock) 8:10 p.m.
Pittsburgh (Sanchez) at Los Angeles Dodgers (Greinke) 10:10 p.m.
Cleveland at Boston 7:30 p.m.
Milwaukee at New York 7:30 p.m.
Philadelphia at Atlanta 7:30 p.m.
Miami at Charlotte 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Oklahoma City at Indiana 8 p.m.
Orlando at Chicago 8 p.m.
Toronto at Minnesota 8 p.m.
New Orleans at Utah 9 p.m.
Golden State at Phoenix 10 p.m.
Dallas at Sacramento 10 p.m.
Houston at Portland 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Memphis at Los Angeles Lakers 10:30 p.m.
Ottawa at Buffalo 7 p.m.
New York Rangers at Pittsburgh 7 p.m.
Columbus at St. Louis 8 p.m.
Detroit at Colorado 9 p.m.
Dallas at Anaheim 10 p.m.
Calgary at San Jose 10:30 p.m. (NBC Sports Network)
Saturday, April 6
Boston (Lackey) at Toronto (Happ) 1:07 p.m.
Seattle (Hernandez) at Chicago White Sox (Axlerod) 1:10 p.m.
Washington (Detwiler) at Cincinnati (Leake) 1:10 p.m.
Miami (Nolasco) at New York Mets (Niese) 1:10 p.m.
New York Yankees (Phelps) at Detroit (Scherzer) 4:05 p.m.
Los Angeles Angels (Hanson) at Texas (Harrison) 4:05 p.m.
St. Louis (Miller) at San Francisco (Vogelsong) 4:05 p.m.
Minnesota (Vries) at Baltimore (Tillman) 7:05 p.m.
Kansas City (Mendoza) at Philadelphia (Lannan) 7:05 p.m.
Arizona (Corbin) at Milwaukee (Fiers) 7:10 p.m.
Chicago Cubs (Villanueva) at Atlanta (Teheran) 7:10 p.m.
Oakland (Colon) at Houston (Bedard) 7:10 p.m.
Cleveland (TBA) at Tampa Bay (Cobb) 7:10 p.m.
San Diego (Ross) at Colorado (Garland) 8:10 p.m.
Pittsburgh (Locke) at Los Angeles Dodgers (Kershaw) 9:10 p.m.
Indiana at Washington 7 p.m.
Charlotte at Brooklyn 7:30 p.m.
Philadelphia at Miami 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Detroit at Minnesota 8 p.m.
Toronto at Milwaukee 8:30 p.m.
Atlanta at San Antonio 8:30 p.m.
Houston at Denver 9 p.m.
NCAA Tournament – National Semifinals
(9) Wichita State vs (1) Louisville 6:09 p.m. (CBS)
(4) Syracuse vs (4) Michigan 8:49 p.m. (CBS)
Philadelphia at Winnipeg 3 p.m.
Chicago at Nashville 3 p.m.
Edmonton at Los Angeles 4 p.m.
Boston at Montreal 7 p.m.
Toronto at New Jersey 7 p.m.
Tampa Bay at New York Islanders 7 p.m.
New York Rangers at Carolina 7 p.m.
Washington at Florida 7:30 p.m.
Colorado at Phoenix 9 p.m.
Calgary at Vancouver 10 p.m.
Sunday, April 7
New York Yankees (Sabathia) at Detroit (Verlander) 1:05 p.m.
Boston (Lester) at Toronto (Dickey) 1:07 p.m.
Washington (Strausburg) at Cincinnati (Cueto) 1:10 p.m.
Miami (Fernandez) at New York Mets (TBA) 1:10 p.m.
Minnesota (Worley) at Baltimore (Hammel) 1:35 p.m.
Chicago Cubs (Samardzija) at Atlanta (Hudson) 1:35 p.m.
Kansas City (Shields) at Philadelphia (Hamels) 1:35 p.m.
Cleveland (Masterson) at Tampa Bay (Price) 1:40 p.m.
Seattle (Iwakuma) at Chicago White Sox (Sale) 2:10 p.m.
Arizona (Kennedy) at Milwaukee (Gallardo) 2:10 p.m.
Oakland (Anderson) at Houston (Norris) 2:10 p.m.
St. Louis (Wainwright) at San Francisco (Cain) 4:05 p.m.
Pittsburgh (Burnett) at Los Angeles Dodgers (Ryu) 4:10 p.m.
San Diego (Volquez) at Colorado (Chacin) 4:10 p.m.
Los Angeles Angels (Weaver) at Texas (Darvish) 8 p.m. (ESPN)
New York at Oklahoma City 1 p.m. (ABC)
Los Angeles Lakers at Los Angeles Clippers 3:30 p.m. (ABC)
Washington at Boston 6 p.m.
Orlando at Cleveland 6 p.m.
Memphis at Sacramento 6 p.m.
Chicago at Detroit 7:30 p.m.
Utah at Golden State 8 p.m.
New Orleans at Phoenix 9 p.m.
Dallas at Portland 9 p.m.
St. Louis at Detroit 12:30 p.m. (NBC)
Dallas at San Jose 4 p.m.
Ottawa at Florida 6 p.m.
Minnesota at Columbus 6 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Washington 7 p.m.
Nashville at Chicago 7 p.m.
New Jersey at Buffalo 7:30 p.m. (NBC Sports Network)
Los Angeles at Anaheim 9 p.m.
NCAA Women's Basketball -- National Semifinals
(5) Louisville vs. (2) California 6:30 p.m. (ESPN)
(1) Connecticut vs. (1) Notre Dame 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Martinsville 1 p.m. (Fox)
Honda Grand Prix of Alabama 3 p.m. (NBC)