Looking for something to do sports-wise this weekend?
I’ve got a few ideas for you.
Here are some events and the top television games and shows for the next few days:
Thursday: Check out the Major League Soccer draft at 11 a.m. on ESPN2. No, I’m not the biggest soccer fan, but since the Seattle Sounders are joining MLS this year, this might be interesting.
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At 12:30 p.m., FSN replays a Yankees-Mariners game from the 2008 season.
At 6 p.m. on FSN, WSU men’s basketball team visits Oregon State; and at 10 p.m. on FSN, Santa Clara is at Gonzaga.
Friday: The annual Sportsman Show begins its three-day run at TRAC in Pasco. The Friday hours are 1 to 8 p.m.; Saturday it's from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday it's 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3.50 for children ages 6-12. Children under 6 are admitted free.
Saturday: Start the day by catching WSU at Oregon men’s basketball at 11 a.m. on FSN.
At 1 p.m. on ESPN2 is the East West Shrine Game, which will feature former Kamiakin quarterback Michael Reilly. The senior from Central Washington University will get a serious look from NFL teams later this spring.
At 2:30 p.m. on KVEW (ABC) is a replay of Hometown Legacy, the five-part series on the Prosser High School football program.
At 5 p.m. on FSN, take in the San Francisco at Gonzaga men’s basketball game; and at 7 p.m. on FSN, it’s Washington at OSU.
If you’ve had too much television by early evening, then by all means head for Toyota Center, where the Tri-City Americans will play host to the rival Spokane Chiefs at 7:05 p.m.
Sunday: This is NFL Sunday, with the AFC and NFC Championships being broadcast. The NFC title game between the Eagles and Cardinals starts at noon on FOX, while the AFC title tilt between the Ravens and Steelers starts at 3:30 p.m. on CBS.
Monday: Check the Major League Baseball Network at 7 p.m. for the World Baseball Classic Roster Special. Teams will name their roster for the tournament, which begins in March.