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This weekend’s sports schedule

This weekend’s sports schedule

THIS WEEKEND IN SPORTS:Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Thursday, May 15, in Milwaukee. Photo: Associated Press/Morry Gash

From the Associated Press, a complete look at the weekend’s sporting events. All times are Eastern; check local listings for broadcast information and times.

Saturday

BASEBALL
Atlanta at St. Louis, 2:15 p.m.
Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m.
N.Y. Mets at Washington, 4:05 p.m.
Pittsburgh at N.Y. Yankees, 4:05 p.m.
Chicago White Sox at Houston, 4:10 p.m.
Oakland at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m.
Cincinnati at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m.
Detroit at Boston, 7:10 p.m.
Seattle at Minnesota, 7:10 p.m.
Baltimore at Kansas City, 7:10 p.m.
Toronto at Texas, 8:05 p.m.
L.A. Dodgers at Arizona, 8:10 p.m.
San Diego at Colorado, 8:10 p.m.
Tampa Bay at L.A. Angels, 9:05 p.m.
Miami at San Francisco, 9:05 p.m.

NHL PLAYOFFS
Conference Finals
N.Y. Rangers at Montreal, 1 p.m.

MLS
New York at Toronto FC, 4:30 p.m.
Montreal at D.C. United, 7 p.m.
New England at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Los Angeles at Houston, 8:30 p.m.
Chivas USA at FC Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Colorado at Real Salt Lake, 9:30 p.m.
San Jose at Seattle FC, 10 p.m.
Columbus at Portland, 10:30 p.m.

WNBA
Atlanta at Indiana, 7 p.m.
Tulsa at San Antonio, 8 p.m.
Chicago at New York, 8 p.m.
Seattle at Phoenix, 10 p.m.

MOTORSPORTS
NASCAR Sprint Cup, Sprint All-Star Race, Concord, N.C., 9 p.m.

THOROUGHBRED RACING
Preakness Stakes, Baltimore, 6 p.m.

GOLF
PGA Tour, HP Byron Nelson Championship, Irving, Texas
PGA Champions, Regions Tradition, Birmingham, Ala.
LPGA Tour, Kingsmill Championship, Williamsburg, Va.


Sunday

BASEBALL
Pittsburgh at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m.
Oakland at Cleveland, 1:05 p.m.
N.Y. Mets at Washington, 1:35 p.m.
Cincinnati at Philadelphia, 1:35 p.m.
Seattle at Minnesota, 2:10 p.m.
Baltimore at Kansas City, 2:10 p.m.
Chicago White Sox at Houston, 2:10 p.m.
Atlanta at St. Louis, 2:15 p.m.
Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m.
Toronto at Texas, 3:05 p.m.
Tampa Bay at L.A. Angels, 3:35 p.m.
Miami at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m.
L.A. Dodgers at Arizona, 4:10 p.m.
San Diego at Colorado, 4:10 p.m.
Detroit at Boston, 8:05 p.m.

NBA PLAYOFFS
Conference Finals
Miami at Indiana, 3:30 p.m.

NHL PLAYOFFS
Conference Finals
Chicago at Anaheim OR Los Angeles at Chicago, 3 p.m.

MLS
Sporting Kansas City at Chicago, 3 p.m.

MOTORSPORTS
NASCAR Nationwide, Iowa 250, Newton, Iowa, 2 p.m.

GOLF
PGA Tour, HP Byron Nelson Championship, Irving, Texas
PGA Champions, Regions Tradition, Birmingham, Ala.
LPGA Tour, Kingsmill Championship, Williamsburg, Va.

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