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What to watch on Super Bowl weekend, and beyond

Here’s a look at some upcoming sports events over the next week:

Saturday The National Football League announce its new inductees into thePro Football Hall of Fame. Watch the live press conference on the NFLChannel at 11:30 a.m.

-- Two of the Columbia Basin Big Nine’s top girls basketball teams meet at7:30 p.m. when Walla Walla visits Hanford.

SundaySuper Bowl Sunday. The actual kickoff is at 3:28 p.m. on NBC. Butthe pre-game shows go on for hours. NBC’s starts at 10 a.m. But ESPN goeslive at 7 a.m., while the NFL Network starts at 8 a.m.

Feb. 2Suffering from baseball withdrawal? How about watching theCaribbean World Series on the MLB Network? At 2 p.m., Venezulea plays theDominican Republic. At 7 p.m., Puerto Rico takes on Mexico. The seriescontinues live on the MLB Network every day this week at 2 p.m.

Feb. 6-7The state high school girls bowling tournament begins a month’sworth of state playoffs in bowling, boys swimming, gymnastics, wrestling andboys and girls basketball. Kennewick and Pasco will compete for the 4A statetitle in girls bowling, which takes place in University Place.

Feb. 7 How about this Saturday tripleheader? The NASCAR Sprint CupBudweiser Shootout at Daytona Beach denotes the first actual competition forauto racing. It starts at 5 p.m. on FOX.

-- Over on ESPN at 6 p.m., Memphis visits Gonzaga in a key non-conferencemen’s basketball matchup.

-- At 7:30 p.m., Wenatchee visits Pasco in a big CBBN Columbia Division boysbasketball game at 7:30 p.m.