Game On! Live Sports Thread 1/25/14

Racing season kicks off with the 24 Hours of Daytona [Saturday Live Sports Thread]

1/25/14 in Other Racing   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Blog Photo - Game On! Live Sports Thread 1/25/14This Saturday is packed with NBA action, an outdoor game in the NHL, a whole lot of college basketball, a UFC fight on network TV, and the men's championship at the Australian Open in the wee hours of what is actually tomorrow morning. Naturally, I'm leading off with a sports car race.

Today begins racing season here in America with the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. This is first year of the merged sports car series, the unfortunately named TUDOR United Sports Car Series. There will be four classes: Prototype (P), Prototype Challenge (PC), GT Le Mans (GTLM), and GT Daytona (GTD). They'll also be plenty of recognizable drivers outside of the usual sports car aces, particularly from the IndyCar ranks. It's not usually something to watch all 24 hours, but it's fun to put on at times, particularly the start at 2 pm today on FOX.

Here is today’s schedule. All times are eastern and are pm unless otherwise indicated. Personal picks are in bold.
 
NBA:
 
7:00 – Bulls at Bobcats – NBATV
7:00 – Clippers at Raptors
7:30 – Thunder at Sixers
8:00 – Rockets at Grizzlies
8:30 – Hawks at Bucks
9:00 – Pacers at Nuggets
9:00 – Wizards at Jazz
10:00 – Timberwolves at Blazers – NBATV
 
NHL:
 
12:00 – Ottawa at Carolina
1:00 – St. Louis at N.Y. Islanders
1:00 – Boston at Philadelphia – NHLN
7:00 – Washington at Montreal
7:00 – Colorado at Tampa Bay
7:00 – Buffalo at Columbus
7:00 – Toronto at Winnipeg
8:00 – Pittsburgh at Dallas
9:30 – Anaheim at Los Angeles (from Dodger Stadium) – NBCSN
10:30 – Minnesota at San Jose
 
NCAABB:
 
11:00 am – Ohio at Eastern Michigan – ESPNU
12:00 – (10) Iowa at Northwestern – BTN
12:00 – Florida State at (18) Duke – ESPN
12:00 – Xavier at Providence – Fox Sports 1
12:00 – George Washington at George Mason – NBCSN
12:00 – VCU at La Salle – ESPN2
1:00 – (2) Syracuse at Miami – CBS
1:00 – Vanderbilt at Texas A&M – ESPNU
1:30 – Texas at (24) Baylor – ESPN3
1:45 – (22) Kansas State at (16) Iowa State – ESPN3
2:00 – (4) Villanova at Marquette – Fox Sports 1
2:00 – West Virginia at (11) Oklahoma State – ESPN2
2:00 – Boston U at Bucknell – CBS Sports Network
4:00 – Tennessee at (6) Florida – ESPN
4:00 – (25) Oklahoma at Texas Tech – ESPN3
4:00 – Western Kentucky at LA Lafayette – ESPN2
4:00 – St. John’s at Butler – Fox Sports 1
4:00 – Dayton at Rhode Island – CBS Sports Network
4:00 – Saint Joseph’s at Richmond – NBCSN
5:00 – (9) Wisconsin at Purdue – BTN
6:00 – (20) Pittsburgh at Maryland – ESPN2
6:00 – DePaul at Seton Hall – CBS Sports Network
7:00 – (21) Michigan at (3) Michigan State – ESPN
7:00 – Connecticut at Rutgers – ESPNU
8:00 – Marshall at Louisiana Tech – CBS Sports Network
8:00 – LSU at Alabama – ESPN2
8:02 – Georgetown at Creighton – Fox Sports 1
8:05 – (5) Wichita State at Drake
9:00 – (8) Kansas at TCU – ESPNU
10:00 – BYU at Gonzaga – ESPN2
10:05 – Fresno State at UNLV – CBS Sports Network
11:00 – (7) San Diego State at Utah State – ESPNU
 
Soccer:
 
Complete – FA Cup: Liverpool 2, AFC Bournemouth 0 – Fox Sports 1
In progress – FA Cup: Birmingham City vs. Swansea City
In progress – FA Cup: Bolton vs. Cardiff City
In progress – FA Cup: Huddersfield Town vs. Charlton Athletic
In progress – FA Cup: Manchester City vs. Watford
In progress – FA Cup: Port Vale vs. Brighton & Hove Albion
In progress – FA Cup: Rochdale vs. Sheffield Wednesday
In progress – FA Cup: Southampton vs. Yeovil Town
In progress – FA Cup: Southend United vs. Hull City
In progress – FA Cup: Sunderland vs. Kidderminster Harriers – Fox Sports 1
In progress – FA Cup: Wigan Athletic vs. Crystal Palace
In progress – La Liga: Real Madrid vs. Granada – beIN Sport
12:00 – La Liga: Real Valladolid vs. Villarreal
12:00 – Serie A: Napoli vs. Chievo Verona
12:30 – FA Cup: Stevenage vs. Everton
2:00 – La Liga: Valencia vs. Espanyol
2:45 – Serie A: Lazio vs. Juventus – beIN Sports
4:00 – La Liga: Sevilla FC vs. Levante
 
Tennis:
 
3:00 am (Sunday) – Australian Open Men’s Final: Rafael Nadal vs. Stan Wawrinka – ESPN
 

Racing:
 
2:00 – Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona – FOX
4:00 – Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona – Fox Sports 2

 
MMA:
 
5:00 – UFC Fight Night Prelims – Fox Sports 1
8:00 – UFC: Henderson vs. Thomson – FOX
 
X Games:
 
2:00 – Winter X Games – ESPN
4:00 – X Games Aspen – ABC
9:00 – Winter X Games – ESPN
 
Golf:
 
3:00 – Farmers Insurance Open: Third Round – CBS
 
Boxing:
 
9:00 – Lamont Peterson vs. Dierry Jean – Showtime
9:45 – Mikey Garcia vs. Juan Carlos Burgos – HBO
 
Skiing:
 
2:00 – U.S. Grand Prix – NBC
3:00 – USSA Freestyle World Cup – NBC
 
Rugby:
 
4:00 – USA Sevens – NBC
 
Q it up all day today with whatever you’re watching.
 
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1/25/14   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Both drivers are being taken straight to the hospital, bypassing the infield care center.

1/25/14   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Red flag at Daytona after Memo Gidley in a Prototype slammed into a slowing GTLM Ferrari. I haven't seen the crash because I don't have Fox Sports 2, but the pictures do not look good.

1/25/14   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Only one Premiership team lost in the FA Cup today. Crystal Palace fell to defending FA Cup champs (but since relegated to the Championship) Wigan.

The Rolex 24 has started.