Kentucky Derby NBA, NHL Playoffs Miami F1 Race Weekend Sports Schedule

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Kentucky derby;  NBA, NHL playoffs;  Miami F1 Race Weekend Sports Schedule

Zandon gallops down the track during morning practice before Monday’s 148th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Photo by John Sommers II/UPI | License picture

MIAMI, May 6 (UPI) — This weekend’s TV schedule will be jam-packed with major events including the NBA and NHL playoffs, the new Miami Formula 1 Grand Prix and the 2022 Kentucky Derby, the first leg of the Triple Crown. horse racing.

Dozens of MLB, NHL and National Football League regular season games will air alongside major broadcasts Friday through Sunday.

Two UFC title fights in Phoenix and a light heavyweight boxing bout in Paradise, Nevada will air on Saturday. The PGA Tour season also continues with the 2022 Wells Fargo Championship. This tournament started on Thursday and will continue until Sunday in Potomac, Maryland.

A trio of NASCAR races also take place each day this weekend in Darlington, SC

kentucky derby

Jockey Flavien Prat and colt Zandon are favorites to win the 2022 Kentucky Derby. The 148th running of the Triple Crown race is scheduled to start at 6:57 p.m. EDT Saturday at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.

Advance coverage begins at noon Saturday on USA Network. Main event coverage will follow from 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on NBC.

Epicenter, Messier, White Abarrio and Mo Donegal are among the other favorites to win on the 1 1/4 mile dirt road. Only 3-year-old Thoroughbreds can qualify for the Derby’s 20-horse field.

Jockey John Velasquez and Medina Spirit crossed the finish line first in last year’s Derby, but the horse later tested positive for a banned substance and was disqualified. The 2021 title was awarded to Mandaloun and jockey, second Florent Geroux.

Velazquez will be aboard Messier on Saturday at Churchill Downs. Geroux will hold the reins of Cyberknife, which is part of the Top 10 favorites.

The winner of the Derby will receive $1.86 million from the $3 million purse for the top 5. Winnings are given to horse owners and distributed to jockeys and others on the respective teams.

The Preakness Stakes, the second leg of the Triple Crown, will take place on May 21 at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. the Belmont Stakesthe final stop will be June 11 at Belmont Park in Elmont, NY

NBA playoffs

The NBA’s playoff field of 16 teams is narrowed to eight, who will compete for spots in the Western Conference and Eastern Conference Finals throughout the weekend.

The Miami Heat, the top seed in the Eastern Conference, have a 2-0 lead over the No. 4 Philadelphia 76ers. Game 3 of this series begins at 7 p.m. EDT Friday on ESPN.

The Western Conference’s top-seeded Phoenix Suns also hold a 2-0 lead over the No. 4 Dallas Mavericks. Game 3 of this series begins at 9:30 p.m. Friday on ESPN.

Two more conference semifinals will air Saturday on ABC. The No. 2 Boston Celtics will face the No. 3 Milwaukee Bucks in another Game 3 at 3:30 p.m. in Milwaukee. This seven-game Eastern Conference series is tied at 1-1.

Star goaltender Ja Morant and Memphis Grizzlies No. 2 sniper Stephen Curry and the No. 3 Golden State Warriors at 8:30 p.m. in San Francisco. This Western Conference series is also tied at 1-1.

The weekend’s NBA playoff action ends on Sunday, with two games from Game 4 set to be series finales. The Mavericks host the Suns at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN. The 76ers then host the Heat at 8 p.m. on TNT.

F1 in Miami

The Formula 1 circuit arrives in the United States for the first time this season on Sunday with the Miami Grand Prix. The 191.5-mile, 57-lap event will take place on a newly constructed course around the Hard Rock Stadium of the Miami Dolphins in Miami Gardens, Florida.

The Miami Grand Prix is ​​scheduled to start at 3:25 p.m. and will air on ABC.

Reigning F1 champion Max Verstappen is the favorite to win the event, which will see the cars run at speeds of over 200mph. Charles Leclerc, Carlos Sainz, Sergio Perez and Lando Norris are the other Top 5 favourites.

Seven-time F1 champion Lewis HamiltonDaniel Ricciardo, George Russell, Esteban Ocon, Fernando Alonso and Valtteri Bottas are among the other expected contenders in the field of 20 drivers.

Leclerc, who drives for Ferrari, tops the F1 standings. Verstappen and Perez, teammates at Red Bull, are second and third respectively. Russell, who drives for Mercedes, and Ferrari’s Sainz complete the Top 5.

Verstappen has won two of the last three events, including the final race, the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix on April 24 in Imola, Italy. Leclerc has won two of the last four events and finished second to Verstappen in the second event this season. Sainz owns two Top 3 finishes. Perez has finished second in each of the last two events.

Weekend schedule (every hour EDT)

Friday

Football

Serie A: Empoli at Inter Milan at 12:45 p.m. on beIN Sports

Serie A: Juventus in Genoa at 3 p.m. on beIN Sports

Golf

Wells Fargo Championship: second round from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Golf Channel

Stanley Cup Playoffs

Game 3: Hurricanes at Bruins at 7 p.m. on TNT

Game 3: Maple Leafs at Lightning at 7:30 p.m. on TBS

Game 3: Wild at Blues at 9:30 p.m. on TNT

Game 3: Oilers at Kings at 10 p.m. on TBS

NBA playoffs

Game 3: Heat at 76ers at 7 p.m. on ESPN

Game 3: Suns at Mavericks at 9:30 p.m. on ESPN

MLB

White Sox vs. Red Sox at 7 p.m. on Apple TV+

Rays at Mariners at 9:30 p.m. on Apple TV+

NASCAR

Truck Series Dead on Tools 200 at 7:30 p.m. on FS1

Saturday

Football

Premier League: Wolves at Chelsea at 9 a.m. on the USA

Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund at SpVgg Greuther Furth at 9:30 a.m. on ESPN+

Premier League: Manchester United at Brighton at noon on NBC

Premier League: Tottenham at Liverpool at 2:30 p.m. on USA

La Liga: Barcelona at Real Betis at 3 p.m. on ESPN+

MLS: Miami at Charlotte at 3:30 p.m. on TUDN/Twitter

MLS: Orlando at Montreal at 4 p.m. on ESPN+

MLS: Chicago at Atlanta at 6 p.m. on ESPN+

MLS: Kansas City at NYCFC at 7 p.m. on ESPN+

MLS: Portland at New York Red Bulls at 7 p.m. on ESPN+

MLS: Houston at DC United at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN+

MLS: Columbus at New England at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN+

MLS: Cincinnati at Minnesota at 8 p.m. on ESPN+

MLS: Seattle at Dallas at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN+

MLS: Colorado at San Jose at 10 p.m. on ESPN+

MLS: Philadelphia at LAFC at 11 p.m. on ESPN+

Golf

Wells Fargo Championship: Third round from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Golf Channel; 3 to 6 p.m. on CBS

Stanley Cup Playoffs

Game 3: Panthers at Capitals at 1 p.m. on ESPN

Game 3: Avalanche at Predators at 4:30 p.m. on TNT

Match 3: Rangers at Penguins at 7 p.m. on TNT

Game 3: Flames at Stars at 9:30 p.m. on TNT

NASCAR

Xfinity Mahindra Roxor 200 Series at 1:30 p.m. on FS1

NBA playoffs

Game 3: Celtics at Bucks at 3:30 p.m. on ABC

Game 3: Grizzlies at Warriors at 8:30 p.m. on ABC

MLB

Tigers at Astros at 4 p.m. on FS1

Cardinals at Giants at 7 p.m. on FS1

Horses race

Kentucky Derby at 6:57 p.m. on NBC

UFC on ESPN+

Donald Cerrone vs. Joe Lauzon at 10 p.m.

Mauricio Rua against Ovince Saint Preux after the first fight

Michael Chandler vs. Tony Ferguson after the second fight

Rose Namajunas vs. Carla Esparza after the third fight

Charles Oliveira vs Justin Gaethje after the fourth fight

Boxing

Main Event: Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol at 11 p.m. on DAZN

Sunday

Football

Premier League: Everton at Leicester City at 8 a.m. on USA

Premier League: Leeds at Arsenal at 9am on Peacock

Premier League: Newcastle at Manchester City at 11 a.m. on USA

Bundesliga: VfB Stuttgart at Bayern Munich at 11:30 a.m. on ESPN+

Ligue 1: Troyes at PSG at 2:45 p.m. on beIN Sports

La Liga: Real Madrid at Atlético at 3 p.m. on ESPN+

MLS: Toronto at Vancouver at 4 p.m. on ESPN+

MLS: Salt Lake at Nashville at 5 p.m. on ESPN+

MLS: Los Angeles Galaxy at Austin at 7 p.m. on FS1

MLB

White Sox at Red Sox at 11:30 a.m. on Peacock

Dodgers at Cubs at 7 p.m. on ESPN

Stanley Cup Playoffs

Game 4: Hurricanes at Bruins at 12:30 p.m. on ESPN

Game 4: Wild at Blues at 4:30 p.m. on TBS

Game 4: Maple Leafs at Lightning at 7 p.m. on TBS

Game 4: Oilers at Kings at 10 p.m. on TBS

Golf

Wells Fargo Championship: Final from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Golf Channel; 3 to 6 p.m. on CBS

F1

Miami Grand Prix at 3:25 p.m. on ABC

NASCAR

Cup Series Goodyear 400 at 3:30 p.m. on FS1

NBA playoffs

Game 4: Suns at Mavericks at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN

Game 4: Heat at 76ers at 8 p.m. on TNT

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