AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 04: Phil Mickelson smiles during the Par 3 Contest prior to the start of the 2012 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 4, 2012 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
The NHL regular season is over. NASCAR is taking a break this weekend. Sports fans are still left with a good mix of basketball and baseball. But we're sure most will be watching the final round of the 2012 Masters with Phil Mickelson being part of the final pairing. Your day in sports on television:
MLB Baseball: Miami Marlins at Cincinnati Reds (1:00 PM, Fox Sports Ohio)
Reds pitchers struggled on Saturday, beginning with Mat Latos' four earned runs, preventing him from getting out of the fifth inning. Sam LeCure and Alfredo Simon each gave up two runs while Cincinnati's bats were somewhat quiet, save for a two-run home run by Joey Votto and three hits by Zack Cozart. With the series tied at one, the rubber game starts this afternoon at 1:00 PM.
NBA Basketball: Chicago Bulls at New York Knicks (1:00 PM, ABC)
Derrick Rose is expected to make his return against the Knicks on Sunday, after a 12-game layoff with a groin injury. Despite being out of the lineup for 22 games this year, the Bulls still hold a three-game lead over the Miami Heat. The 28-27 Knicks, only a half-game lead for the final seed in the Eastern Conference, needs a win to survive against a recent Milwaukee Bucks four-game winning streak.
MLB Baseball: New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays (1:30 PM, TBS)
The New York Yankees (and Boston Red Sox) have started the season at 0-2. The Tampa Bay Rays look to complete the three-game series sweep today.
The Masters: Final-Round (2:00 PM, CBS)
Phil Mickelson destroyed Augusta in the third-round Saturday, shooting a 66. Yet Peter Hanson did one better, shooting a 65. They are the final pairing for the final round of the 2012 Masters.
NBA Basketball: Utah Jazz at San Antonio Spurs (7:00 PM, NBA League Pass, Channel 767)
I've been a Spurs fan most of life, since the days of David Robinson. The Spurs, who have already clinched a playoff spot, are tied with the Oklahoma City Thunder for first in the Western Conference.
MLB Baseball: Chicago White Sox at Texas Rangers (8:00 PM, ESPN)
We're sure someone will want to watch this game -- considering that sports Sunday night is a little bland.
NBA Basketball: Houston Rockets at Sacramento Kings (9:00 PM, NBA TV)
There are currently five teams within 1.5 games of each other for the final three seeds in the Western Conference. Houston leads them all at No. 6 while the Kings have become canon fodder as the regular season winds down.