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Sports On Television: June 9, 2012


Saturday means sports (and probably other things in life but considering this isn't a "life" website, we'll stick to sports). And since it's suppose to be six trillion degrees outside in the Cincinnati area, that means you're inside, drinking an iced tea and watching sports. So let us help you plan your day, with elimination games in the Stanley Cup, Eastern Conference Finals, AHL and the ignition of the College World Series, there's enough for everyone.

LPGA Tour: Wegmans LPGA Championship (2:00 PM, Golf Channel)
Se Ri Pak leads the field by a stroke, with ten competitors all within two shots of the lead.

Euro 2012 Soccer: Germany at Portugal (2:30 PM, ESPN)
Group B (Germany, Portugal, Denmark, Netherlands) kick off their first round of the Euro 2012 Tournament.

PGA Tour Golf: St. Jude Class at TPC Southwind (3:00 PM, CBS)
Rory McIlroy holds a one-stroke lead heading into the third round with Jeff Maggert, Kevin Stadler and J.B. Holmes within a stroke of the lead.

AHL Hockey Playoff: Norfolk at Toronto (3:00 PM, CBS Sports Network)
Norfolk has taken a quick 3-0 lead over Toronto, who have only scored three combined goals. With a game four win, Norfolk will win the Calder Cup.

MLB Baseball: Detroit Tigers at Cincinnati Reds (4:00 PM, Fox Sports Ohio)
The Reds took a 1-0 lead against the Detroit Tigers in extra innings Friday night after pinch hitter Wilson Valdez laid a bunt that scored Miguel Cairo and the game winning run.

Horse Racing: Belmont Stakes (4:30 PM, NBC)
There are horses running around in circles.

Boxing: Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley (7:00 PM, PPV)
The fight itself won't start until after the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics, which starts at 8:30 PM. There are three undercard fights before the main event:

  1. Guillermo Rigondeaux vs Teon Kennedy
  2. Mike Jones vs Randall Bailey
  3. Jorge Arce vs Jesus Roja

MLB Baseball: Cleveland Indians at St. Louis Cardinals (7:00 PM, FOX)
Cleveland jumped out to a 6-0 lead in an eventual 6-2 lead over the St. Louis Cardinals, taking a 1-0 lead in the weekend series.

Stanley Cup Finals: Los Angeles Kings at New Jersey Devils (8:00 PM, NBC)
The Kings jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the series before New Jersey won game four 3-1 on Wednesday night. Can the Devils fight off elimination or will the Kings put an end to it tonight?

IndyCar Racing: Firestone 500 (8:00 PM, NBC Sports)
After the early season was predominantly road courses, the schedule hits a stretch of oval tracks starting with Texas Motor Speedway.

NBA Playoffs: Boston Celtics at Miami Heat (8:30 PM, ESPN)
Here we go. Game seven of the Eastern Conference finals. Will Sunday and Monday be a reflection on LeBron James' performance or will it be a reflection on LeBron James' performance?

College Baseball World Series: Super Regionals
Stony Brook at LSU (Start 50 minutes following conclusion of Game 1, ESPN2)
North Carolina State at Florida (2:00 PM, ESPNU)
St. John's at Arizona (3:00 PM, ESPN2)
Stanford at Florida State (6:00 PM, ESPN2)
Oklahoma at South Carolina (8:00 PM, ESPNU)
TCU at UCLA (9:00 PM, ESPN2)