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Sports On Television: Cinco de Mayo


A good day of sports on television. The Stanley Cup playoffs, the NBA playoffs with a variety of other sports, such as boxing, UFC, NASCAR, horse racing (if that's a sport) and a full compliment of baseball on the schedule (we don't list all of them here). But I know all of you are curious when the San Antonio Spurs tip-off. We have the answer.

Stanley Cup: New York Rangers at Washington Capitals (12:30 PM, NBC)
The New York Rangers lead the series 2-1 heading into Game 4 this afternoon.

NBA Playoffs: Indiana Pacers at Orlando Magic (2:00 PM, ESPN)
Despite losing game one against Orlando, Indiana has taken a commanding 2-1 series lead heading into game four this afternoon. The Pacers have won their two games by an average just below 20 points.

NASCAR: Nationwide Series Aaron's 312 (3:00 PM, ABC)
If you don't normally watch NASCAR but feel the need to check it out, this would be a good time to do it. The Nationwide Series heads to Talladega, where restrictor plates force cars to go three, sometimes four, wide. That means the potential for massive wrecks is always in the cards.

PGA Tour: Wells Fargo Championship (3:00 PM, CBS)
Tiger Woods fails to make the cut while Nick Watney holds a one-stroke lead entering the third round.

Horse Racing: Kentucky Derby (4:00 PM, NBC)
Rich people wearing stupid hats and horses running really fast. I simply don't get it but many, many people do. The 138th Kentucky Derby is scheduled for 6:24 ET.

NBA Playoffs: Memphis Grizzlies at Los Angeles Clippers (4:30 PM, ESPN)
As a life-long Spurs fan, the Grizzlies scare me. The series against the Clippers is tied at one and Los Angeles needed a historic comeback in game one just to win the game.

MLS Soccer: Seattle at Philadelphia (4:30 PM, NBC Sports)
We're totally not above promoting soccer.

Boxing: Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs Miguel Cotto (7:00 PM, inDemand Pay Per View)
Floyd Mayweather (42-0, 26 KOs) takes on Miguel Cott (37-2, 30 KOs) in a super-welterweight bout from Las Vegas.

MLB Baseball: Cincinnati Reds at Pittsburgh Pirates (7:00 PM, Fox Sports Ohio)
Johnny Cueto, who has to be an early favorite for the Cy Young, helped the Reds win the opener in the series 6-1 Friday night. Mike Leake takes the hit tonight.

NBA Playoffs: OKC Thunder at Dallas Mavericks (7:30 PM, TNT)
The Thunder have a chance to eliminate last year's champions as the Dallas Mavericks are an 0-3 hole. Even if the Mavericks win tonight, don't expect them to put up much of a fight the rest of the series (if it continues beyond today).

MLS Soccer: Los Angeles at New York (8:00 PM, ESPN)
More soccer.

UFC: Nate Diaz vs. Jim Miller (8:00 PM, FOX)
Diaz and Miller are two of the top lightweight contenders in the UFC and with both fighters coming off wins, whoever comes out on top in this fight could be the number one contender for Ben Henderson's lightweight title. In the co-main event, falling Josh Koscheck battles Johny Hendricks, fresh off a KO victory over Jon Fitch, and if Hendricks comes out on top, it could set him up to be next in line for a shot at the UFC Welterweight championship. -- Mike Fightmaster

NBA Playoffs: San Antonio Spurs at Utah Jazz (10:00 PM, TNT)
A fine way to end the evening with the Spurs looking to expand their 2-0 lead in game three. The Spurs, who won by 15 points in game one and 31 points in game two, remain the team that people refuse to recognize as the best in the NBA. Well, except for the homer that is me.