Sports On Television: Saturday May 12, 2012

Apr 13, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol (16) reacts during the game against the Denver Nuggets at the Staples Center. The Lakers defeated the Nuggets 103-97. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

It's Saturday so that can only mean a full day of sports, from golf, to NASCAR, baseball and critical game sevens in the NBA and NHL.

PGA Tour: Players Championship (2:00 PM, NBC)
Everyone is talking about Tiger Woods, currently tied at No. 34 six strokes back, barely making the cut at TPC Sawgrass. So it you might not know that there's a three-way tie heading into the third round between Zach Johnson, Kevin Na and Matt Kuchar.

NASCAR Sprint Cup: Southern 500 (6:30 PM, FOX)
The Southern 500 takes place at Darlington Raceway, nicknamed the "Lady in Black" and the "The Track Too Tough To Tame". Greg Biffle, who starts the race in first position, scored consecutive wins in 2005 and 2006. Jimmie Johnson, who starts second, was the last driver to sweep the track in 2004 when they ran two races per year at Darlington.

MLB Baseball: Washington Nationals at Cincinnati Reds (7:00 PM, Fox Sports Ohio)
The Reds can't seem to beat the Washington Nationals. After being losing three of four earlier in the season, Washington shows up in Cincinnati and knocks the Reds out with a 7-3 win Friday night. Mat Latos will try to temper the over-reaching Nationals.

Stanley Cup Playoff: Washington Capitals at New York Rangers (7:30 PM, NBC Sports)
Rangers. Capitals. Rangers. Capitals. Rangers. Capitals. That's the order of the winner during this intense series between two good teams in the Eastern conference. Now it's time for game seven and if trends continue, it's the Rangers. to lose.

NBA Playoffs: Philadelphia 76ers at Boston Celtics (8:00 PM, TNT)
The Sixers and Celtics knocked out the Bulls and Hawks respectively in six. Both teams will kickoff the second round Saturday night.

NBA Playoffs: Denver Nuggets at Los Angeles Lakers (10:30 PM, TNT)
The ultra-important game seven between the struggling (and finger-pointing) Lakers and the Nuggets, who have come from a 3-1 deficit to send the game back to Los Angeles.

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