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May 22, 2009 3:50 PM

What to Watch: Weekend Edition

4:30pm ET - ESPN2 - There's college softball on pretty much all day on ESPN2 and then at 8pm on ESPN. If interested in the matchups check out the listings on ESPN's guide.

8pm - Versus – NHL Western Conference Finals, Game 3: Red Wings @ Blackhawks - The Red Wings dominated the first two games with their stars held in check. But a young team like the Blackhawks will definitely benefit from the home ice advantage.

8:30pm - TNT – NBA Eastern Conference Finals, Game 2: Magic @ Cavaliers - Mike Brown was the coach of the year. What adjustments will he make? Maybe he'll just tell LeBron to score 51 points instead of 49.

Non-sports pick - 11:30pm - CBS - Late Show with David Letterman - The always funny Ricky Gervais is on and will probably talking about how HBO has picked up 13 episodes of an animated show based on his podcasts.

12pm - ESPN - Again, softball on pretty much all day. This time on ESPN.

12pm - ESPN2 - NCAA Lacrosse Semifinals: Duke vs, Syracuse - The Orange are still out to defend their title.

2pm - NCAA Lacrosse Semifinals: Cornell vs. Virginia - UVA has destroyed its first two opponents in the playoffs by a combined score of 37-14. Good luck, Cornell.

3pm - CBS - PGA: HP Nelson Championship, third round - Leaderboard.

4pm - Fox – MLB: Rangers @ Astros
OR Phillies @ Yankees

7:30pm - Versus – NHL Eastern Conference Finals, Game 3: Penguins @ Hurricanes - Crosby might be the more marketable star, but Evgeni Malkin has now outscored Crosby 25-24 in the playoffs.

8:30pm - ABC – NBA Western Conference Finals, Game 3: Lakers @ Nuggets - The first two games were mirror images of each other, with the Lakers taking the first and the Nuggets the second. It's gonna be loud in Denver.

Non-sports pick - 10:42am - History Channel - What better way to celebrate Memorial Day then with a Band of Brothers marathon.

12pm - ESPN2 - Tennis: French Open, early round - Follow along with the schedule and live scores here.

12pm - NBC - Senior PGA Championship, final round - I'm rooting for Tom Kite. He's one of the few names I actually know.

1pm - ABC - Indianapolis 500 - The IRL could really use an exciting race or interesting story to get some relevance back into the sport.

1:30pm - TBS – MLB: Mets @ Red Sox - Tim Redding makes his second start with the Mets. The Red Sox send Wakefield to the mound.

3pm - CBS - HP Byron Nelson Championship, final round - Weather calls for scattered thunderstorms on both Saturday and Sunday.

3pm - NBC – NHL Western Conference Finals, Game 4: Red Wings @ Blackhawks - Either the Red Wings are looking to close out the series or the Blackhawks have a chance to tie it up.

\5pm - Fox - NASCAR: Coca-Cola 600 - It's the 50th that's something.

8pm - ESPN – MLB: Brewers @ Twins - Don't look now but the Brewers are leading the NL Central and have the second best record in the NL.

8:30pm - TNT – NBA Eastern Conference Finals, Game 3: Cavaliers @ Magic - Hopefully Dwight Howard treats the baskets at home with a little more respect.

Non-sports pick - 9pm - FX - Night at the Museum - I've never seen it, but someone recently said it was their favorite movie, ever. I mean, I'd put Stiller right up there with Brando, DeNiro, and Stewart wouldn't you?

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