Sports On Television: April 21, 2012

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 06: TV cameras watch the action during the Brazil training session at Randburg High School on June 6, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Brazil national team are in South Africa to contest the 2010 FIFA World Cup. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

All four games in the NHL's Stanley Cup playoffs today entering game five. The NBA regular season is almost over as teams are jockeying position for the postseason. We have baseball, soccer, racing and golf. What does today's television on sports look like on this chilly and gray Cincinnati day.

MLB Baseball: Cincinnati Reds at Chicago Cubs (1:00 PM, Fox Sports Ohio)
Cincinnati's bats came alive during the Reds 9-4 win over the Chicago Cubs Friday afternoon. Mike Leake takes the hill as the Reds look to win their third-straight, inching closer to .500.

College Football: The Ohio State Buckeyes Spring Game (1:30 PM, Big Ten Network)
The Ohio State Buckeyes will kickoff their spring game at 1:30 PM on the Big Ten Network. Get a look at how this year's national championship contender will look. Just saying.

College Football: Notre Dame Spring Game (1:30 PM, NBC Sports)
Fans of Notre Dame football have an opportunity for a preview into the 2012 squad. And fans of football in general have a break from the scouting reports, draft profiles and endless mock drafts.

NASCAR Camping World Trucks: SFP 250 At Kansas Speedway (2:00 PM, SPEED)
There's been 11 truck races at Kansas with 11 different winners. Norm Benning and Chris Jones roll off the starting grid at No. 1 and No. 2 respectively.

Stanley Cup Playoff: Washington Capitals at Boston Bruins (3:00 PM, NBC)
The Bruins host the Capitals during Game Five with the series tied at two.

PGA Tour Golf: Valero Texas Open (3:00 PM, CBS)
American Ben Curtis holds a two-shot lead at TPC San Antonio.

MLS Soccer: Toronto vs. Chicago (3:30 PM, NBC Sports)
The young MLS season has Chicago hosting the winless (and pointless) Toronto club. That's the extent of my MLS knowledge.

NBA Basketball: Denver Nuggets at Phoenix Suns (5:30 PM, ESPN)
As long as the Nuggets don't completely collapse, they should secure a playoff spot with less than a week remaining in the NBA regular season. The Phoenix Suns have moved into the No. 8 seed, holding a tie-breaker over Utah as the Houston Rockets in the middle of a nose-dive with a six-game losing streak.

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Ottawa Senators at New York Rangers (7:00 PM, NBC Sports)
The Rangers host the Senators as the series head to game five, tied at two each.

Stanley Cup Playoffs: San Jose Sharks at St. Louis Blues (7:30 PM, CNBC)
The Blues can eliminate the Sharks today, taking a 3-1 lead in the series as game five heads back to St. Louis.

NBA Basketball: Dallas Mavericks at Chicago Bulls (8:00 PM, ESPN)
Chicago holds onto a 1.5-game lead as the top team in the East. There's a chance that the Mavericks lose the No. 6 seed, but they're guaranteed a playoff spot.

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Chicago Blackhawks at Phoenix Coyotes (10:00 PM, NBC Sports)
After the Coyotes won game one, the visiting team has won the next three games of the series. If the trend continues, the Blackhawks have a good shot to stay alive being a 3-1 hole.

NBA Basketball: Orlando Magic at Utah Jazz (10:30 PM, ESPN)
Utah is tied with the Phoenix Suns, who hold the No. 8 seed for the postseason. The Jazz need a little help, but they're certainly alive. The Magic have already clinched a playoff spot, but without Dwight Howard, they're looking to be become practice fodder for the first team they face in the playoffs (who would be the Indiana Pacers right now).

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