Sports is back in full swing, and the Covid-19 delays have resulted in more sports than normal at this point. Once football returns in September, the schedule will go from crazy to absolutely ridiculous.
Here’s a look at what today’s television schedule looks like for North American sports. It starts at 10 a.m. ET with the PGA Championship teeing off, and wraps up with the puck dropping at 10:30 p.m. for the Calgary Flames vs. the Winnipeg Jets in Game 4 of their qualifying round series. We’ve separated out the baseball schedule because of the sheer volume of it.
Picture-in-picture and multiple televisions and computer screens can let the most die-hard of sports fans watch just about everything on this schedule, but you might need to pick and choose depending on your screen and/or work day limitations.
Tiger is an easy call to check in here and there without having to devote too much time. If I had to pick one game during that 4 p.m. period, I’d lean Heat-Bucks. Capitals-Flyers should be fun, but the NHL’s round robin games don’t have quite the intensity of the qualifying round series. Giannis is always fun to watch, and Heat-Bucks is a potential playoff preview.
For that evening stretch, Clippers-Mavericks should be fun, but Storm-Dream is the game to open with at 6. The Storm are favorites to win the wubble season, but the Dream have been better than expected. This is a big test for Atlanta, so we’ll see if they can keep this one moderately close.
Things get really busy at 8 p.m. I would lean Maple Leafs-Blue Jackets with the series knotted up at 1. When 9 p.m. arrives, you can flip back and forth to Lakers-Rockets depending on how the hockey game is going.
I’d close out the night starting with Sky-Mercury, and then potentially flip to Flames-Jets for the third period depending on how that one looks with the Jets on the verge of elimination.
10 a.m.: PGA Championship tees off at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco — ESPN, ESPN+
11:33 a.m: Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas trio tees off — ESPN+
1:30 p.m.: New Orleans Pelicans vs. Sacramento Kings — NBA TV
2:30 p.m.: Vancouver Canucks vs. Minnesota Wild, Game (1-1) — NHL Network
4 p.m.: Washington Capitals vs. Philadelphia Flyers, Round Robin — NBC Sports Network
4 p.m.: Miami Heat vs. Milwaukee Bucks — TNT
4 p.m.: Indiana Pacers vs. Phoenix Suns — FOX Sports Indiana & Arizona
6 p.m.: Seattle Storm vs. Atlanta Dream — ESPN2
6:30 p.m.: Vegas Golden Knights vs. St. Louis Blues, Round Robin — NHL Network
6:30 p.m.: Los Angeles Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks — TNT
8 p.m.: Connecticut Sun vs. Dallas Wings — FOX Sports Southwest Plus, NESN, NBATV (tape delay)
8 p.m.: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Columbus Blue Jackets, Game 3 (1-1) — NBC Sports Network
8 p.m.: Orlando City vs. Minnesota United, MLS Is Back semifinal — ESPN2
8 p.m.: Portland Trail Blazers vs. Dallas Nuggets — NBC Sports Northwest, Altitude
9 p.m.: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Houston Rockets — TNT
10 p.m.: Chicago Sky vs. Phoenix Mercury — ESPN2
10:30 p.m.: Calgary Flames vs. Winnipeg Jets, Game 4 (CGY 2-1) — NBC Sports Network
1:35 p.m.: Twins vs. Pirates — Local stations
3:10 p.m.: Giants vs. Rockies — ESPN+
3:40 p.m.: Rangers vs. Athletics — Local stations
4:10 p.m.: Angels vs. Mariners — Local stations
6:05 p.m.: Yankees vs. Phillies — Local stations
6:10 p.m.: Reds vs. Indians — Local stations
7 p.m.: Blue Jays vs. Braves — Local stations
7:07 p.m.: Astros vs. Diamondbacks — FOX
7:07 p.m.: Cubs vs. Royals — FOX
7:35 p.m.: Orioles vs. Marlins — Local stations
8:10 p.m.: Brewers vs. White Sox — Local stations