WEEKEND WARMUP: Jonathan Mcdonald’s five must-see sports events, at provincesports.com
TODAY, MAY 4
AUTO RACING: NASCAR, Sprint Cup: Aaron’s 499, practices, 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., SPEED; NASCAR, ARCA Racing: Talladega, 2 p.m., SPEED.
BASEBALL: Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago Cubs, 11 a.m., SNP; Atlanta Braves at Colorado Rockies, 5:30 p.m., PCH; Toronto Blue Jays at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 7 p.m., SNP, TEAM 1410.
BASKETBALL: NBA playoffs, Game 3, Boston Celtics at Atlanta Hawks, 4:30 p.m., SNONE; Chicago Bulls at Philadelphia 76ers, 5 p.m., TSN2; Los Angeles Lakers at Denver Nuggets, 7:30 p.m., TSN2.
CRICKET: IPL, Chennai vs. Deccan, 7:15 a.m., SNWORLD.
GOLF: Euro: Open de Espana, 6 a.m., GOLF; PGA: Wells Fargo, noon, GOLF; Champions: Insperity Championship, 3:30 p.m., GOLF.
HOCKEY: IIHF World Championship: Canada vs. Slovakia, 6 a.m., TSN, TEAM 1410; Stanley Cup, Western Conference semifinal, Game 4: Phoenix Coyotes at Nashville Predators, 4:30 p.m., TSN; QMJHL final, Rimouski at Saint John, 4 p.m., SNP; WHL final, game 2: Portland at Edmonton, 6 p.m., SHAW.
HORSE RACING: Fraser Downs, 7 p.m. RUGBY: Super League, Chiefs vs. Lions, 12:30 a.m. (Sat.), SNWORLD; Brumbies vs. Waratahs, 2:30 a.m. (Sat.), SNWORLD.
SOCCER: FIFA, 2015 Women’s World Cup host cities announcement, 11:30 a.m., TSN; Championship, promotion semifinal: Blackpool vs. Birmingham City, 11:45 a.m., SNWORLD.
SATURDAY, MAY 5
AUTO RACING: NASCAR, Sprint Cup: Aaron’s 499, qualifying, 9 a.m., SPEED, TSN2; Nationwide: Aaron’s 312, noon, TSN; 12:15 p.m., ABC.
BASEBALL: Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox, 10 a.m., SNP; Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers, 1 p.m., FOX; Atlanta Braves at Colorado Rockies, 5 p.m., PCH; Toronto Blue Jays at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 6 p.m., SNONE.
BASKETBALL: NBA playoffs, Game 4, Indiana Pacers at Orlando Magic, 11 a.m., SNONE; Game 3, Memphis Grizzlies at Los Angeles Clippers, 1:30 p.m., TSN2.
CRICKET: IPL Cricket, Kolkata vs. Pune, 3:15 a.m., SNONE; Punjab vs. Rajasthan, 7:15 a.m., SNONE.
GOLF: Open de Espana, 4:30 a.m., GOLF; Wells Fargo Championship, 10 a.m., GOLF; noon, CBS; 12:30 p.m., GLOBAL B.C.; Insperity Championship, 3:30 p.m., GOLF.
HOCKEY: IIHF World Championship: Canada vs. USA, 8:45 a.m., TSN, TEAM 1410; Stanley Cup playoffs, Eastern Conference semifinal, game 4, New York Rangers at Washington Capitals, 9:30 a.m., CBC, NBC; AHL, Western Conference semifinal, Game 3, Toronto Marlies at Abbotsford
Heat, 7 p.m., Abby Sports Centre, 107.1 FM.
HORSE RACING: Hastings Park, 1:50 p.m.; Kentucky Derby, 2 p.m., NBC; Fraser Downs, 7 p.m.
LACROSSE: NLL, Eastern Division semifinal: Buffalo Bandits at Toronto Rock, 4 p.m., TSN.
MMA: UFC prelims, 2 p.m., SNONE; main card, 8 p.m., SNP.
SOCCER: MLS, San Jose Earthquakes at Vancouver Whitecaps, 4 p.m., B.C. Place, SNP, TEAM 1410; England, Arsenal vs. Norwich City, 4:45 a.m., TSN2; Scotland, Rangers vs. Motherwell, 4:45 a.m., SNWORLD; Germany, Cologne vs. Bayern Munich, 6:30 a.m., GOLTV; FA Cup, final: Chelsea vs. Liverpool, 9:15 a.m., SNWORLD; Italy, Roma vs. Catania,
11:45 a.m., SCORE; Spain, Granada vs. Real Madrid, noon, GOLTV; MLS, D.C. United at Toronto FC, 1 p.m., SNP; New York Red Bulls at Los Angeles Galaxy, 5 p.m., TSN2.
EARLY SUNDAY, MAY 6
AUTO RACING: NASCAR, Sprint Cup: Aaron’s 499, 9 a.m., FOX, TSN2.
CRICKET: IPL, Mumbai vs. Chennai, 3:15 a.m., SNONE; Bangalore vs. Deccan, 7:15 a.m., SNONE.
GOLF: Open de Espana, 4:30 a.m., GOLF.
SOCCER: England, Newcastle vs. Manchester City, 5:30 a.m., SNP; Aston Villa vs. Tottenham, 6 a.m., SNWORLD; Manchester United vs. Swansea City, 8 a.m., SNP, SNWORLD; Italy, Atalanta vs. Lazio, 6 a.m., SCORE.