NCAA tournament TV announcers

CBS Sports and Turner Sports will be utilizing eight announcing crews for the first two full rounds of the NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament.
WestwoodOne Sports will be providing radio/audio coverage of the entire tournament. The games can be streamed on the Tune-In app, plus WestwoodOneSports.com. Newburgh’s WGNY (1220-AM, 97.3-FM in Poughkeepsie) will be carrying the tournament. WFAN (660-AM, 101.9-FM will also carry games but no exact schedule had been released. You can also try sports stations at 1000-AM, 1520-AM and 1530-AM for some games.

Thursday, March 16, and Saturday, March 18

Buffalo - Verne Lundquist, Jim Spanarkel, Allie LaForce (Radio: Scott Graham, Donny Marshall)
Notre-Dame Princeton, 12:15 p.m. (CBS); West Virginia-Bucknell, 2:45 p.m. (CBS); Villanova-New Orleans/Mount Saint Mary, 7:10 p.m. (CBS); Wisconsin-Virginia Tech, 9:40 p.m. (CBS)

Orlando – Ian Eagle, Steve Lavin, Evan Washburn (Radio: Tom McCarthy, Will Perdue)
Virginia-N.C. Wilmington, 12:40 p.m. (truTV); Florida-East Tennessee, 3:10 p.m. (TruTV); Maryland-Xavier, 6:50 p.m. (TNT); Florida State-Florida Gulf Coast, 9:20 p.m. (TNT)

Milwaukee - Carter Blackburn, Mike Gminski, Debbie Antonelli, Lisa Byington (Radio: Brandon Gaudin, Kelly Tripucka)
Butler-Winthrop, 1:30 p.m. (TNT); Minnesota-Middle Tennessee, 4 p.m. (TNT); Purdue-Vermont, 7:27 p.m. (TruTV); Iowa State-Nevada, 9:57 p.m. (TruTV)

Salt Lake - Andrew Catalon, Steve Lappas, Jamie Erdahl (Radio: Kevin Kugler, Dan Dickau)
Gonzaga-South Dakota State, 2 p.m. (TBS); Northwestern-Vanderbilt, 4:30 p.m. (TBS); Saint Mary’s-VCU, 7:20 p.m. (TBS); Arizona-North Dakota, 9:50 p.m. (TBS)

Friday, March 17, and Sunday, March 19

Indianapolis - Jim Nantz, Grant Hill, Bill Raftery, Tracy Wolfson (Radio: Chris Carrino, Jim Jackson)
Michigan-Oklahoma State, 12:15 p.m. (CBS); Louisville-Jacksonville State, 2:45 p.m. (CBS); Dayton-Wichita State, 7:10 p.m. (CBS); Kentucky-Northern Kentucky, 9:40 p.m. (CBS)

Tulsa - Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Dan Bonner, Dana Jacobson (Radio: Craig Way, P.J. Carlesimo)
Baylor-New Mexico State, 12:40 p.m. (TruTV); SMU-USC, 3:10 p.m. (TruTV); Kansas-N.C. Central/Cal Davis, 6:50 p.m. (TNT); Miami-Michigan State, 9:20 p.m. (TNT)

Greenville - Brian Anderson, Chris Webber, Lewis Johnson (Radio: John Sadak, Eric Montross, John Thompson)
Arkansas-Seton Hall, 1:30 p.m. (TNT); North Carolina-Texas Southern, 4 p.m. (TNT); Duke-Troy, 7:20 p.m. (TBS); South Carolina-Marquette, 9:50 p.m. (TBS)

Sacramento - Spero Dedes, Steve Smith, Len Elmore, Roz Gold-Onwude (Radio: Jason Benetti, Mike Montgomery)
Oregon-Iona, 2 p.m. (TBS); Creighton-Rhode Island, 4:30 p.m. (TBS); Cincinnati-Kansas State, 7:27 p.m. (TruTV); UCLA-Kent State, 9:57 p.m. (TruTV)

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NIT TV, web schedule: Justin Robinson on ESPN3

The National Invitation Tournament gets underway Tuesday, and Kingston grad Justin Robinson and his Monmouth University team will host Mississippi at 7 p.m. on ESPN3.
Tuesday, March 14
N.C. Greensboro at Syracuse, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Mississippi at Monmouth, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
Valparaiso at Illinois, 7:15 p.m. (ESPN2)
Oakland at Clemson, 8 p.m. (ESPNU)
Indiana at Georgia Tech, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
Charleston at Colorado State, 9 p.m. (ESPN3)
Richmond at Alabama, 9:15 p.m. (ESPN2)
Boise State at Utah, 10 p.m. (ESPNU)
Cal Bakersfield at California, 11:15 p.m. (ESPN2)

Wednesday, March 15
South Dakota at Iowa, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
Colorado at Central Florida, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
Belmont at Georgia, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
Akron at Houston, 7:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
Fresno State at TCU, 8 p.m. (ESPN3)
Texas Arlington at Brigham Young, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
Cal Irvine at Illinois State, 9:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

Second round games March 16-20; quarterfinals March 21-22; Semifinals March 28; Championship March 30

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WestwoodOne Sports details NCAA tourney announcers

The WestwoodOne Sports radio announcers for the NCAA tournament have been announced.

Tuesday, March 14
Dayton (pbp-Ted Emrich, Austin Croshere)
Wednesday, March 15
Dayton (pbp-Ted Emrich, Austin Croshere)

Thursday, March 16, and Sunday, March 19
Buffalo (pbp-Scott Graham, Donny Marshall)
Orlando (pbp-Tom McCarthy, Will Perdue)
Milwaukee (pbb-Brandon Gaudin, Kelly Tripucka)
Salt Lake (pbp-Kevin Kugler, Dan Dickau)

Friday, March 17, and Sunday March 19
Greenville (pbpjohn Sadak, Eric Montross and John Thompson)
Indianapolis (pbp-Chris Carrino, Jim Jackson)
Tulsa (pbp-Craig Way, P.J. Carlesimo)
Sacramento (pbp-Jason Benetti, Mike Montgomery)

Thursday, March 23, and Saturday, March 25
Kansas City (pbp-Tom McCarthy, Will Perdue)
San Jose (pbp-Kevin Kugler, Jim Jackson)
Friday, March 24, and Sunday, March 26
New York (pbp-Ian Eagle, John Thompson)
Memphis (pbp-Gary Cohen, P.J. Carlesimo)

Saturday, April 1, and Monday, April 3
Glendale, Ariz. (pbp-Kevin Kugler; John Thompson and Clark Kellogg)

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College basketball TV, web schedule for Friday, March 10

Men

Purdue-Michigan, noon (ESPN)
SMU-East Carolina, noon (ESPN2)
Dayton-Davidson, noon (NBCSN)
Middle Tennessee-Texas El Paso, 12:30 p.m. (CBSSN)
Texas Arlington-Coastal Carolina, 12:30 p.m. (ESPN3)
Kentucky-Georgia, 1 p.m. (SEC Net)
Minnesota-Michigan State, 2 p.m. (ESPN)
Central Florida-Memphis, 2 p.m. (ESPN2)
Rhode Island-St. Bonaventure, 2:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Louisiana Tech-Marshall, 3 p.m. (CBSSN)
Texas State-La. Monroe, 3 p.m. (EPN3)
South Carolina-Alabama, 3:30 p.m. (SEC Net)
Akron-Ball State, 5:30 p.m. (CBSSN)
Virginia Commonwealth-George Mason, 6 p.m. (NBCSN)
Georgia State-La. Lafayette, 6 p.m. (ESPN3)
New Orleans-Sam Houston State, 6 p.m. (ESPN3)
North Carolina Central-Md. Eastern Shore, 6 p.m. (ESPN3)
Villanova-Seton Hall, 6:30 p.m. (FS1)
Wisconsin-Indiana, 6:30 p.m. (Big Ten)
North Carolina-Duke, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Iowa State-TCU, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
Cincinnati-Tulsa, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
Florida-Vanderbilt, 7 p.m. (SEC Net)
Ohio-Kent State, 8 p.m. (CBSSN)
Norfolk State-Howard, 8 p.m. (ESPN3)
Richmond-George Washington, 8:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Georgia Southern-Troy, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN3)
Texas A&M Corpus Christi-Stephen F. Austin, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN3)
Florida State-Notre Dame, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
West Virginia-Kansas State, 9 p.m. (EPN2)
Xavier-Creighton, 9 p.m. (FS1)
Houston-Connecticut, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
Maryland-Northwestern, 9 p.m. (Big Ten)
Oregon-California, 9 p.m. (Pac 12)
Cal Bakersfield-Utah Valley, 9 p.m. (ESPN3)
Arkansas-Ole Miss, 9:30 p.m. (SEC Net)
Cal Irvine-Long Beach State, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN3)
Nevada-Fresno State, 10 p.m. (CBSSN)
Arizona-UCLA, 11:30 p.m. (ESPN)
New Mexico State-Mo. Kansas City, 11:30 p.m. (ESPN3)
Cal Davis-Cal Fullerton, midnight (ESPNU)
Colorado State-San Diego State, 12:30 a.m. (CBSSN)

Saturday schedule
Albany-Vermont, 11 a.m. (ESPN2)
Sun Belt semifinal, 12:30 p.m. (ESPN3)
Big Ten semifinal, 1 p.m. (CBS)
SEC Semifinal, 1 p.m. (ESPN)
MEAC final, 1 p.m. (ESPN2)
Atlantic 10 semifinal, 1 p.m. (CBSSN)
Princeton-Penn, 1:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
SEC semi, 3 p.m. (ESPN)
American Athletic semi, 3 p.m. (ESPN2)
Sun Belt semi, 3 p.m. (ESPN3)
Big Ten semi, 3:30 p.m. (CBS)
Harvard-Yale, 3:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
Atlantic 10 semifinal, 3:30 p.m. (CBSSN)
American Athletic semi, 5 p.m. (ESPN3)
Big East final, 5:30 p.m. (Fox)
Mountain West final, 6 p.m. (CBS)
Big 12 final, 6 p.m. (ESPN)
Southwestern Athletic final, 6:15 p.m. (ESPNU)
Mid American final, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Big Sky final, 8:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
Conference USA final, 8:30 p.m. (CBSSN)
ACC final, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
Southland final, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Pac 12 final, 11 p.m. (ESPN)
WAC final, 11 p.m. (ESPNU)
Big West final, 11:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

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College basketball TV/web schedule for Thursday, March 9

The Thursday before Bracket Sunday has always been considered the greatest day of college basketball viewing because it is chock full of action, from noon until well past midnight.

Men
No. 6 North Carolina-Miami, noon (ESPN)
No. 2 Villanova-St. John’s, noon (FS1)
LaSalle-Davidson, noon (NBCSN)
Michigan-Illinois, noon (Big Ten)
Akron-Eastern Michigan, noon (Spectrum Sports)
No. 23 Iowa State-Oklahoma State, 12:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Georgia-Tennessee, 1 p.m. (SEC Net)
No. 10 Louisville-No. 14 Duke, 2 p.m. (ESPN)
No. 1 Kansas-TCU, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Seton Hall-Marquette, 2:30 p.m. (FS1)
St. Bonaventure-Massachusetts, 2:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Michigan State-Penn State, 2:30 p.m. (Big Ten)
Ball State-Western Michigan, 2:30 p.m. (Spectrum Sports)
Nevada-Utah State, 3 p.m. (CBSSN)
No. 5 Oregon-Arizona State, 3 p.m. (Pac 12)
Cal Davis-Cal Poly, 3 p.m. (FoxC Pacific)
Temple-East Carolina, 3:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
Alabama-Mississippi State, 3:30 p.m. (SEC Net)
Seattle-Utah Valley, 5 p.m. (WACsports.com/live)
Fresno State-New Mexico, 5:30 p.m. (CBSSN)
Utah-California, 5:30 p.m. (Pac 12)
Cal Fullerton-Cal Northridge, 5:30 p.m. (FoxC Pacific)
George Mason-Fordham, 6 p.m. (NBCSN)
Tulsa-Tulane, 6 p.m. (ESPNews)
Houston Baptist-Sam Houston State, 6 p.m. (ESPN3)
Morgan State-Howard, 6 p.m. (ESPN3)
Iowa-Indiana, 6:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Ohio-Toledo, 6:30 p.m. (Spectrum Sports)
No. 16 Florida State-Virginia Tech, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
No. 18 Butler-Xavier, 7 p.m. (FS1)
No. 11 West Virginia-Texas, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
Vanderbilt-Texas A&M, 7 p.m. (SEC Net)
New Mexico State-Chicago State, 7:30 p.m. (WACsports.com/live)
Connecticut-South Florida, 8 p.m. (ESPNews)
Hampton-Md. Eastern Shore, 8 p.m. (ESPN3)
Northwestern-Rutgers, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
George Washington-Saint Louis, 8:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
S.F. Austin-Lamar, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN3)
No. 22 Notre Dame-No. 21 Virginia, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
No. 9 Baylor-Kansas State, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
Colorado State-Air Force, 9 p.m. (CBSSN)
No. 7 Arizona-Colorado, 9 p.m. (Pac 12)
Cal Irvine-Cal Riverside, 9 p.m. (FoxC Pacific)
Buffalo-Kent State, 9 p.m. (Spectrum Sports)
Providence-Creighton, 9:30 p.m. (FS1)
Ole Miss-Missouri, 9:30 p.m. (SEC Net)
Mo. Kansas City-Texas Rio Grande Valley, 10 p.m. (WACsports.com/live)
No. 3 UCLA-USC, 11:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Boise State-San Diego State, 11:30 p.m. (CBSSN)
Long Beach State-Hawaii, 11:30 p.m. (FoxC Pacific)

Women
Northwestern State-Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, noon (ESPN3)
Md. Eastern Shore-Hampton, noon (ESPN3)
Appalachian State-Little Rock, 12:30 p.m. (ESPN3)
Norfolk State-Florida A&M, 2 p.m. (ESPN3)
Nicholls-McNeese, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN3)
La. Lafayette-Texas State, 3 p.m. (ESPN3)
Illinois State-Indiana State, 5 p.m. (ESPN3)
South Alabama-Texas Arlington, 6 p.m. (ESPN3)
Loyola Chicago-Bradley, 8 p.m. (ESPN3)
Arkansas State-Troy, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN3)

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Wednesday, March 8, college basketball TV/web schedule

Major NCAA Division I conference tournament action kicks into full swing today with a full schedule of games on the cable networks and internet.

Men
Duke-Clemson, 2 p.m. (ESPN)
San Jose State-Utah State, 2 p.m. (CampusInsiders.com)
Arizona State-Stanford, 3 p.m. (Pac 12)
Arkansas State-La. Monroe, 3 p.m. (ESPN3)
Rice-Southern Miss, 3 p.m. (CampusInsiders.com)
Nebraska-Penn State, 4:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Wyoming-Air Force, 4:30 p.m. (CampusInsiders.com)
California-Oregon State, 5:30 p.m. (Pac 12)
UMass-St. Joe’s, 6 p.m. (SNY)
La. Lafayette-Ark. Little Rock, 6 p.m. (ESPN3)
N.C. Central-Bethune Cookman, 6 p.m. (ESPN3)
Ala. Birmingham-Charlotte, 6:30 p.m. (CampusInsiders.com)
Virginia Tech-Wake Forest, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
St. John’s-Georgetown, 7 p.m. (FS1)
TCU-Oklahoma, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
Mississippi State-LSU, 7 p.m. (SEC Net)
Ohio State-Rutgers, 7 p.m. (Big Ten)
San Diego State-UNLV, 7 p.m. (CampusInsiders.com)
Patriot League FINAL: Lehigh-Bucknell, 7:30 p.m. (CBSSN)
Norfolk State-South Carolina State, 8 p.m. (ESPN3)
Saint Louis-Duquesne, 8:30 p.m. (SNY)
Troy-Appalachian State, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN3)
Lamar-Southwestern Louisiana, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN3)
Virginia-Pitt, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
Texas Tech-Texas, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
Colorado-Washington State, 9 p.m. (Pac 12)
Marshall-Florida Atlantic, 9 p.m. (CampusInsiders.com)
Xavier-DePaul, 9:30 p.m. (FS1)
Auburn-Missouri, 9:30 p.m. (SEC Net)
USC-Washington, 11:30 p.m. (Pac 12)

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MLB Network spring training and World Baseball Classic schedules

MLB Network opens a slate of 178 spring training baseball telecasts starting on Friday – however, the Phillies-Yankees game will not be seen on the network in the New York market because it will be shown live on YES Network.
There are 49 live telecasts, most at 1 p.m. ET from the Grapefruit (Florida) League, and numerous 4 p.m. games from the Cactus (Arizona) League are only slightly delayed from their 3 p.m. starts for the first couple weeks of spring training (before the time change).

February
Fri. 24 – Phillies-Yankees, 1 p.m. (L) and 7 p.m. (blacked out in N.Y. market); Sat. 25 – Twins at Red Sox, 1 p.m. (L); A’s at Cubs, 4 p.m.; Nationals at Mets, 7 p.m. (blacked out in N.Y. market); Yankees at Phillies, 11 p.m.; Sun. 26 – Reds at Indians, 2 a.m.; Cardinals at Marlins, 6 a.m.; White Sox at Dodgers, 9 a.m.; 1 p.m.; Tigers at Mets, 1 p.m. (L) (blacked out in N.Y market); 4 p.m.; Dodgers at Brewers, 4 p.m.; Indians at Cubs, 8 p.m.; Angels at A’s, 11 p.m.
Mon. 27 – Phillies at Blue Jays, 2 a.m.; Red Sox at Rays, 5 a.m.; Yankees at Orioles, 1 p.m. (L); Padres at Angels, 4 p.m.; Astros at Mets, 9 p.m. (blacked out in N.Y. market); Tues. 28 – Rays at Phillies, midnight; Pirates at Blue Jays, 5 a.m.; Royals at Brewers, 4 p.m.; Angels at Cubs, 9 p.m.
March
Wed. 1 – Giants at Padres, midnight; Astros at Nationals, 5 a.m.; Marlins at Astros, 1 p.m. (L); Rangers at Angels, 4 p.m.; Dodgers at Giants, 8 p.m. (L); Thur. 2 – Braves at Yankees, midnight (blacked out in N.Y. market); Reds at Brewers, 5 a.m.; Marlins at Mets, 1 p.m. (L) (blacked out in N.Y. market); Nationals at Astros, 4 p.m.; Orioles at Yankees, 6:30 p.m. (L) (blacked out in N.Y. market); Giants at Angels, 10:30 p.m.; Fri. 3 – Yankees at Blue Jays, 1 p.m. (L); Dodgers at Diamondbacks, 4 p.m.; Twins at Phillies, 8 p.m.; Astros at Mets, 11 p.m. (blacked out in N.Y. market); Sat. 4 – Brewers at Angels, 9 a.m.; Red Sox at Pirates, 1 p.m. (L); Rangers at Brewers, 4 p.m.; Nationals at Cardinals, 8 p.m.; Dodgers at Cubs, 11 p.m.; Sun. 5 – Diamondbacks at Padres, 2 a.m.; Blue Jays at Twins, 6 a.m.; Angels at White Sox, 9 a.m.; Cardinals at Mets, 1 p.m. (L) (blacked out in N.Y. market); Reds at Angels, 4 p.m.; Cubs at Rangers, 8 p.m.; Pirates at Yankees, 11 p.m. (blacked out in N.Y. market)
Mon. 6 – Rays at Blue Jays, 2 a.m.; Braves at Red Sox, 8 a.m.; Yankees at Pirates, 1 p.m. (L); Cubs at Angels, 4 p.m.; Cardinals at Twins, 7 p.m.; Tues. 7 – Rangers at Mariners, 1 a.m.; Team Canada at Blue Jays, 1 p.m. (L); Team Mexico at Padres, 4 p.m.; Red Sox at Nationals, 7 p.m.; Wed. 8 – Braves at Pirates, 2 a.m.; Red Sox at Mets, 1 p.m. (L) (blacked out in N.Y. market); Team Mexico at Diamondbacks, 4 p.m.; Team USA at Twins, 7 p.m. (L); Thur. 9 – Indians at Mariners, 1 a.m.; Tigers at Mets, 1 p.m. (L) (blacked out in N.Y. market); Fri. 10 – Yankees at Phillies, 1 p.m. (L); Sat. 11 – Orioles at Red Sox, 1 a.m.; Cubs at Mariners, 9 a.m.; Sun. 12 – Royals at Indians, 10 a.m.
Mon. 13 – White Sox at Dodgers, 2 a.m.; Mets at Tigers, 10 a.m.; Astros at Cardinals, 1 p.m. (L); Tues. 14 – Dodgers at Angels, midnight; Giants at Rangers, 3 a.m.; Cubs at Padres, 10 a.m.; Braves at Phillies, 1 p.m. (L); Giants at Indians, 4 p.m. (L); Wed. 15 – Angels at Royals, 10 a.m.; Orioles at Pirates, 1 p.m. (L); Angels at Giants, 4 p.m. (L); Thur. 16 – Phillies at Yankees, 1 a.m. (blacked out in N.Y. market); Diamondbacks at Cubs, 4 a.m.; Dodgers at Mariners, 10 a.m.; Twins at Cardinals, 1 p.m. (L); Cubs at Dodgers, 4 p.m. (L); Fri. 17 – Pirates at Red Sox, 2 a.m.; Diamondbacks at Brewers, 6 a.m.; Angels at Rockies, 9 a.m.; Yankees at Tigers, 1 p.m. (L); Royals at Brewers, 4 p.m. (L); Sat. 18 – Rockies at Giants, 2 a.m.; Cubs at White Sox, 6 a.m.; Angels at Rangers, 9 a.m.; WBC team at Diamondbacks, 7 p.m.; Sun. 19 – Mets at Cardinals, 2 a.m.; Red Sox at Twins, 6 a.m.; Giants at Mariners, 9 a.m.; Twins at Red Sox, 1 p.m. (L); Brewers at Giants, 4 p.m. (L)
Mon. 20 – Reds at Padres, 1 a.m.; Yankees at Astros, 6 a.m.; Phillies at Rays, 9 a.m.; Yankees at Nationals, 1 p.m. (L); Reds at Royals, 4 p.m. (L); Tues. 21 – Rangers at Padres, 1 a.m.; Cubs at Rockies, 6 a.m.; Giants at White Sox, 9 a.m.; Rays at Pirates, 1 p.m. (L); Angels at Reds, 4 p.m. (L); Wed. 22 – A’s at Mariners, 1 a.m.; Red Sox at Yankees, 9 a.m.; Yankees at Phillies, 1 p.m. (L); Twins at Astros, 4 p.m.; Thur. 23 – Cubs at Reds, 1 a.m.; Marlins at Mets, 6 a.m. (blacked out in N.Y. market); Padres at Royals, 9 a.m.; Reds at White Sox, 4 p.m. (L); Mariners at Giants, 10 p.m.; Fri. 24 – Tigers at Braves, 2 a.m.; Twins at Phillies, 6 a.m.; Mets at Nationals, 9 a.m.; Red Sox at Blue Jays, 1 p.m. (L); Giants at Rockies, 4 p.m. (L); Orioles at Twins, 7 p.m.; Mariners at Angels, 11 p.m.; Sat. 25 – Phillies at Yankees, 2 a.m. (blacked out in N.Y. market); Rays at Pirates, 6 a.m.; White Sox at A’s, 9 a.m.; Tigers at Pirates, 1 p.m. (L); Rangers at Mariners, 4 p.m. (L); Padres at Giants, 7 p.m.; Mets at Braves, 11 p.m.; Sun. 26 – Brewers at Royals, 2 a.m.; Nationals at Astros, 6 a.m.; Diamondbacks at Angels, 9 a.m.; Braves at Mets, 1 p.m. (L) (blacked out in N.Y. market); Giants at White Sox, 4 p.m.; Astros at Nationals, 8 p.m.; Indians at Diamondbacks, 11 p.m.
Mon. 27 – Orioles at Blue Jays, 2 a.m.; Pirates at Phillies, 6 a.m.; Royals at Angels, 9 a.m.; Mariners at Padres, 4 p.m. (L); Cubs at Indians, 9 p.m. (L); Tues. 28 – Cardinals at Astros, midnight; Tigers at Braves, 3 a.m.; White Sox at Dodgers, 6 a.m.; Angels at Diamondbacks, 9 a.m.; Giants at Cubs, 4 p.m. (L); Red Sox at Pirates, 7 p.m.; Marlins at Nationals, 11 p.m.; Wed. 29 – Diamondbacks at Mariners, 2 a.m.; Indians at Brewers, 6 a.m.; White Sox at Royals, 9 a.m.; Phillies at Tigers, 1 p.m. (L); Dodgers at Mariners, 4 p.m. (L); Padres at White Sox, 9 p.m.; Thur. 30 – Angels at Brewers, midnight; Phillies at Pirates, 6 a.m.; Indians at Reds, 9 a.m.; Tigers at Orioles, 1 p.m. (L); Rockies at Padres, 4 p.m.; Cubs at Astros, 8 p.m. (L); A’s at Giants, 11 p.m.; Thur. 31 – Dodgers at Angels, 2 a.m.; Yankees at Phillies, 6 a.m.; Indians at Diamondbacks, 9 a.m.; Rays at Phillies, 1 p.m. (L); Cubs at Astros, 4 p.m.; Yankees at Braves, 7:30 p.m. (blacked out in N.Y. market); Dodgers at Angels, 11:30 p.m.
April
Sat. 1 – Indians at Diamondbacks, 2:30 a.m.; Pirates at Blue Jays, 6 a.m.; A’s at Giants, 9 a.m.; Pirates at Blue Jays, 1 p.m. (L); Giants at A’s, 4 p.m.; Angels at Dodgers, 9 p.m. (L); Sun. 2 – White Sox at Brewers, 1 a.m.; Royals at Rangers, 6 a.m.; Mariners at Rockies, 9 a.m.

World Baseball Classic
March
Mon. 6 – Israel vs. South Korea, 4:30 a.m.; Israel vs. South Korea, 10 p.m.; Tues. 7 – Cuba vs. Japan, 5 a.m.; South Korea vs. Netherlands, 8 a.m. (delay); China vs. Cuba, 10 p.m.; Wed. 8 – Japan vs. Australia, 5 a.m.; Taiwan vs. Netherlands, 8 a.m. (delay); Netherlands vs. Israel, 10 p.m.; Thur. 9 – Australia vs. China, 5 a.m.; South Korea vs. Taiwan, 8 a.m. (delay); Canada vs. Dominican Republic, 6 p.m.; Mexico vs. Italy, 9 p.m.; Fri. 10 – Australia vs. Cuba, midnight (delay); Seoul tie-breaker if necessary, 4 a.m.; China vs. Japan, 7 a.m. (delay); Colombia vs. USA, 6 p.m.; Venezuela vs. Puerto Rico, 9 p.m.; Sat. 11 – Tokyo tie-breaker if necessary, 5 a.m.; Colombia vs. Canada, noon; Venezuela vs. Italy, 3 p.m.; USA vs. Dominican Republic, 6:30 p.m.; Puerto Rico vs. Mexico, 9:30 p.m.; Sun. 12 – Tokyo second round, 12:30 a.m. (delay); Tokyo second round, 6 a.m.; Dominican Republic vs. Colombia, 12:30 p.m.; Italy vs. Puerto Rico, 3:30 p.m.; Canada vs. USA, 7 p.m.; Mexico vs. Venezuela, 10 p.m.
Mon. 13 – Tokyo second round, 6 a.m.; Miami tie-breaker if necessary, 6 p.m.; Jalisco tie-breaker if necessary, 9 p.m.; Tues. 14 – Tokyo second round, 6 a.m.; San Diego second round, 9 p.m.; Wed. 15 – Tokyo second round, midnight (joined in progress); Tokyo second round, 6 a.m.; San Diego second round, 9 p.m.; Thur. 16 – Tokyo tie-breaker if necessary, 6 a.m.; San Diego second round, 10 p.m.; Fri. 17 – San Diego second round, 10 p.m.; Sat. 18 – San Diego second round, 3:30 p.m. San Diego second round, 10 p.m.; Sun. 19 – San Diego tie-breaker if necessary, 6 p.m.
Mon. 20 – Semifinal in Los Angeles, 9 p.m.; Tues. 21 – Semifinal in Los Angeles, 9 p.m.; Wed. 22 – Championship in Los Angeles, 9 p.m.

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Yankees have 27 spring training broadcasts (updated)

The Yankees will have 27 spring training games broadcast on YES Network, ESPN, WFAN 660-AM/101.9-FM, MLB Network and internet audio. MLB Network will carry six live games and broadcast four more on tape delay.
A number of games that are not broadcast in New York may be available on MLB.com and team websites via audio. Three exhibition games against the Phillies games will be televised by The Comcast Network in the Philadelphia market, and also carried by MLB Network.
February
Fri. 24 – vs. Phillies, 1 p.m. (YES; MLB Network-blacked out in N.Y. market); Sat. 25 – at Phillies, 1 p.m. (WFAN), 11 p.m. (delayed on MLB Network); Sun. 26 – vs. Blue Jays, 1 p.m. (YES, WFAN)
Mon. 27 – at Orioles, 1 p.m. (MLB Network); Tues. 28 – vs. Tigers, 1 p.m.; at Red Sox (SS), 1 p.m. (no broadcasts)
March
Wed. 1 – vs. Braves, 6:30 p.m. (YES, WFAN), midnight (MLB Network-blacked out in N.Y. market); Thur. 2 – vs. Orioles, 6:30 p.m. (YES); Fri. 3 – at Blue Jays, 1 p.m. (MLB Network); Sat. 4 – at Tigers, 1 p.m. (WFAN); Sun. 5 – vs. Pirates, 1 p.m. (YES, WFAN), 11 p.m. (delayed on MLB Network-blacked out in N.Y. market).
Mon. 6 – at Pirates, 1 p.m. (MLB Network); Tues. 7 – vs. Rays, 1 p.m. (YES); Wed. 8 – vs. Team Canada, 6:30 p.m. (no broadcast); Thur. 9 – at Braves, 1 p.m. (no broadcast); Fri. 10 – at Phillies, 1 p.m. (MLB Network, TCN Philly); Sat. 11 – vs. Tigers, 1 p.m. (YES, WFAN); Sun. 12 – vs. Braves, 1 p.m. (WFAN)
Tues. 14 – at Rays, 1 p.m. (audio web); Wed. 15 – vs. Phillies, 6:30 p.m. (YES, WFAN), Thur. 1 a.m. (MLB Network-blacked out in N.Y. market); Thur. 16 – at Blue Jays, 1 p.m. (no broadcast); Fri. 17 – at Tigers, 1 p.m. (MLB Network); Sat. 18 – vs. Orioles, 1 p.m. (WFAN); Sun. 19 – at Houston (no live broadcast), 1 p.m., Mon. 6 a.m. (delayed on MLB Network)
Mon. 20 – at Nationals, 1 p.m. (MLB Network); Tues. 21 – vs. Red Sox, 6:30 p.m. (NESN only), Wed. 9 a.m. (delay on MLB Network); Wed. 22 – at Phillies, 1 p.m. (MLB Network, TCN Philly); Thur. 23 – at Rays, 1 p.m. (ESPN); Fri. 24 – vs. Phillies, 1 p.m. (YES, Phillies audio web), Sat. 2 a.m. (MLB Network-blacked out in N.Y. market); Sat. 25 – vs. Blue Jays, 1 p.m. (YES, WFAN); Sun. 26 – vs. Rays, 1 p.m. (no broadcast)
Tues. 28 – vs. Tigers, 6:30 p.m. (no broadcast); Wed. 29 – at Blue Jays, 1 p.m. (Blue Jays web audio); Thur. 30 – at Phillies, 1 p.m. (TCN Philly only), Fri. 6 a.m. (delay on MLB Network); Fri. 31 – at Braves, 7:30 p.m. (YES, MLB Network-blacked out in N.Y. market)

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Mets have 25 spring training games on air (updated)

Twenty-five of the Mets’ 35 Florida spring training games will be broadcast on television or radio. SportsNet New York (SNY) will air 11 contests, WPIX-11 will air four Sunday games, ESPN has one telecast, MLB Network has three tape-delayed telecasts available in New York, flagship WOR 710-AM has 16 games and Spanish flagship WEPN 1050-AM has two games.
The 13 games that are not airedlive  may be presented in audio webcasts through MLB.com, but those schedules were not available.
February
Fri. 24 – at Red Sox, 1 p.m. (WOR); Sat. 25 – vs. Nationals, 1 p.m. (SNY, WOR), 7 p.m. (delayed in MLB Network-blacked out in N.Y. market); Sun. 26 – vs. Tigers, 1 p.m. (WPIX, WOR, MLB Network-blacked out in N.Y. market)
Mon. 27 – vs. Astros, 1 p.m. (SNY), 9 p.m. (delayed on MLB Network-blacked out in N.Y. market); Tues. 28 – at Marlins, 1 p.m. (WOR)
March
Wed. 1 – at Cardinals, 1 p.m. (WOR); Thur. 2 – vs. Marlins, 1 p.m. (SNY, MLB Network-blacked out in N.Y. market); Fri. 3 – vs. Astros, 1 p.m. (SNY), 11 p.m. (delayed on MLB Network-blacked out in N.Y. market); Sat. 4 – at Astros, 1 p.m. (no broadcast); Sun. 5 – vs. Cardinals, 1 p.m. (WPIX, WOR, MLB Network-blacked out in N.Y. market).
Mon. 6 – at Marlins, 1 p.m. (WOR); Wed. 8 – vs. Red Sox, 1 p.m. (SNY, MLB Network-blacked out in N.Y. market); at Astros (SS), 1 p.m. (no broadcast); Thur. 9 – vs. Tigers, 1 p.m. (SNY, MLB Network-blacked out in N.Y. market); Fri. 10 – at Astros, 1 p.m., and at Braves, 1 p.m. (no broadcasts); Sat. 11 – vs. Nationals, 1 p.m. (SNY, WOR); Sun. 12 – at Tigers, 1 p.m. (no live broadcast), Mon. 10 a.m. (delayed on MLB Network).
Mon. 13 – at Marlins, 1 p.m. (no broadcast); Tues. 14 – at Astros, 1 p.m. (WOR); Wed. 15 – at Marlins, 1 p.m. (no broadcast); Thur. 16 – at Nationals, 1 p.m. (no broadcast); Fri. 17 – vs. Cardinals, 1 p.m. (SNY, WOR); Sat. 18 – at Cardinals, 1 p.m. (no live broadcast), Sun. 2 a.m. (delayed on MLB Network); Sun. 19 – vs. Marlins, 1 p.m. (WPIX, WOR, WEPN 1050/Spanish).
Mon. 20 – at Tigers, 1 p.m. (WOR); Wed. 22 – vs. Marlins, 1 p.m. (SNY, WOR), Thur. 6 a.m. (delayed on MLB Network); Thur. 23 – at Nationals, 1 p.m. (no live broadcast), Fri. 9 a.m. (delayed on MLB Network); Fri. 24 – vs. Astros, 1 p.m. (SNY); Sat. 25 – at Braves, 1 p.m. (no live broadcast), 11 p.m. (delayed on MLB Network); Sun. 26 – vs. Braves, 1 p.m. (WPIX, WOR, WEPN 1050-AM/Spanish, MLB Network-blacked out in N.Y. market).
Mon. 27 – at Nationals, 1 p.m. (WOR); at Marlins (SS), 1 p.m. (no broadcast); Tues. 28 – vs. Cardinals, 1 p.m. (SNY, ESPN, WOR); Wed. 29 – at Braves, 1 p.m. (no broadcast)

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Broadcaster picks for Super Bowl UPDATED

Kevin Connors, ESPN, former WTZA/RNN sports anchor
Patriots 33, Falcons 21 – There’s not a person in America more sick of the Patriots than I am.
I’m a New York native, who grew up on Long Island, went to college in upstate New York and spent more than half my professional life working in New York.
On top of it I’m a Bills fan who now lives in New England. I’ve had it with the Patriots. HAD it!!
But I’m not betting against them.

Jason Barrett, former WEOK sports show host, radio program director
Patriots 34, Falcons 30 – I’ll be pulling for Atlanta but there’s just something about Belichick and Brady that scares me in this contest. Given that New England’s Kryptonite (Eli Manning and Tom Coughlin) won’t be on the other side of the field, Roger Goodell is one step away from handing a Super Bowl trophy over to the Hall of Fame quarterback he had investigated, and the first championship team to visit Donald Trump’s White House could potentially be the one which had two of its highest-profile people (Brady and Belichick ) support him during a time when many others stayed in the background, there’s just too much working against the Falcons.

Ed Coleman, WFAN sports anchor
Falcons 34, Patriots 30 – It’s not easy for me to say. I go back to the days of Babe Parilli, Bob Dee and Houston Antwine when they were the Boston – not New England – Patriots. And Tom Brady has his mom and a showdown with Goodell for extra motivation. But I think the Falcons have too many weapons at their disposal, and a young, quick defense that may cause some problems. I fly with the birds … and hope that I’m wrong!

Eric Frede, former Cable 6 sports anchor, SNY’s UConn announcer
Patriots 38, Falcons 24 – Tom Brady four touchdowns, wins MVP, thinks about hitting Roger Goodell over the head with the MVP trophy … but takes the high road.

Chris Watson, Spectrum sports announcer
Patriots 31, Falcons 26 – Brady, Belichick and company are too motivated to stick it to Goodell and the rest of the NFL to lose this game. Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and the Falcons offense has been lights out this season, but with two weeks to prepare for them I think Matt Patricia and Belichick will have a solid game plan on D to slow them down. I think Martellus Bennett has a big day for the Pats offense.

Tony Morino, Army football sidelines, former Time Warner sports anchor
Patriots 37, Falcons 17 – I expect another MVP performance by Tom Brady while “Matty Ice” melts under the pressure. Defense wins championships so Tom Brady and Bill Belichick will win another Super Bowl.

Rich DeMarco, Army sports announcer
Patriots 38, Falcons 21 – I don’t think Atlanta has the pass rush, nor the ball-control offense needed to beat New England. I think the Patriots will get up early and then go into cruise control. Tom Brady will win his fourth Super Bowl MVP and cement his place as the greatest of all time.

J.W. Stewart, NBC Hartford sports anchor, former ESPNews and Sports1 anchor
Patriots 31, Falcons 17 – The NFL’s No. 1 defense keeps the NFL’s No. 1 offense under wraps. I just can’t see the Patriots defense giving up 34 points to the Falcons (which is what Atlanta averaged during the regular season). Bill Belichick takes away WR Julio Jones (Atlanta’s best offensive weapon), the Patriots protect Tom Brady (which is priority No. 1) and New England wins its fifth Super Bowl in the Brady/Belichick Era.

Rick Zolzer, veteran sports anchor, Renegades public address
Patriots 39, Falcons 31 – Giving the head coach of the Pats two weeks to prepare for a team can lead to bad things for that team.

Rick Schultz, former Renegades and Army sports announcer
Patriots 34, Falcons 24 – Tom Brady will have all the time he needs in the pocket.

Bruce Beck, WNBC-4 sports anchor
Patriots 34 Falcons 24 – I will be rooting hard for the Falcons but believe Belichick will find a way to neutralize Julio Jones and win this game. Brady & Belichick are on the cusp of history and I think this “redemption” thing, has Brady more focused than ever. Atlanta will score in this game but not nearly enough and Julian Edelman goes for double digit catches and two touchdowns.

Dean Darling, Army and Marist sports announcer
Falcons 32, Patriots 28 , Atlanta scores late to win it .

Ed Weir, Marist radio announcer
Falcons 35, Patriots 32 – I am going to stick with Matty Ice. I think he’s a terrific player. It’s going to be a good game.

Steve Eggink, Marist radio announcer
Falcons 30, Patriots 24 – Matt Ryan is going to have a career day.

Zach Daly, Army sports announcer
Falcons 31 Patriots 28 – Matt Ryan finds his groove early and gets Atlanta out in front. Atlanta scores three touchdowns in the first half, but Brady get the Patriots on top late in the fourth. Ryan answers
Brady with a touchdown drive of his own to seal the Falcons win. Vic Beasley will be key for Atlanta. He needs to get pressure on Brady and cause a turnover to help Atlanta set the tone. If he can force Brady
into a bad decision (if that’s even possible) that will bode well for the Falcons.

Geoff Brault, Marist sports announcer
Falcons 34, Patriots 31 – Wishful thinking perhaps, but if the Cavs and Cubs can end long title droughts, maybe it’s time for Atlanta to get their second professional championship, and the Falcons first in 51 years.

Len Berman, WOR talk show host, former NBC Sports, WNBC-4 anchor
Falcons 31, Patriots 21 – The year (or two) of the upsets continues.

Jack George, WALL radio sports anchor
Falcons 27, Patriots 24 – I predict a late field goal by the Falcons, and the discovery of more deflated footballs.

Lars Lifrak, former Cablevision sports anchor
Falcons 38, Patriots 24

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