May Sports ’16

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Stanley Cup Playoffs
NBA Playoffs
Major League Baseball
NFL Draft
NASCAR
2015 Indianapolis 500
French Open
Professional Tennis
Kentucky Derby
Preakness Stakes
PGA Tour
Players Championship
Memorial Day BBQ

 

We are in the middle of spring, flowers are blooming and the weather is getting warmer. Summer is right around the corner, but lets enjoy the cool nights while we can.

The month of May is traditionally known as the month for mothers. It was named for the Greek goddess Maia, the goddess of fertility, the goddess of May. Maybe this is why Mothers Day has been established during this very month.

But most importantly, May is National Hamburger Month sponsored by White Castle, the original fast-food hamburger chain (founded in 1921), to pay tribute to one of America’s favorite foods. Coincidentally, It’s National Barbecue Month.

But you are reading this because you are interested in May Sports, and do we got a lot to choose from!

It can certainly be argued that nothing in sports is better than playoff hockey, and the first round of the NHL’s Stanley Cup playoffs has certainly been indicative of that thus far. There’s something magical about the Stanley Cup Playoffs that no other sport can duplicate. As we head into May and the second round of the playoffs, it’s sure to get better. Click here for the Stanley Cup Playoff bracket.

This year’s NBA Playoffs schedule is the same as usual, back in ’14, the NBA Finals switched to a 2-2-1-1-1 format, discarding the old 2-3-2 format that had been in use since 1985. We got you covered with the full NBA Playoffs Schedule on TV, the bracket and links to great sites across the web to follow the action.

As we head into May, we are starting to get a feel for who the teams are to beat in the Majors. Team’s rotations have had a handful of starts and we are seeing who the good arms are. Click here for the FANFOOD Top 10 MLB teams, the Major League Baseball Full Schedule for May, and a list of all the Nationally Broadcast Games this month.

NASCAR holds its annual All-Star race in May and it’s at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC. You might think that The GEIGO 500 is the biggest auto race of the month, and you would be wrong,

The 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500, is and it all goes down Sunday May 29 at 12:00pm. The Indianapolis 500 is the worlds most famous and prestigious auto race. It has taken place annually since 1911 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway except for 1917-18 and 1942-45 during America’s participation in world wars. “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” covers 500 miles, 200 laps on the famous 2.5-mile oval. “500” is the world’s largest single-day spectator sporting event. Whatever you preference, Open Wheel or Stock Car, we got you covered with links to all the races, schedules and more.

If you like racing then you love May. The 2016 Kentucky Derby is always the first Saturday in May and this year that falls on the 7th. The run at Churchill Downs a one and a quarter mile track, and the race is known as “The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports” or “The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports” for its approximate duration, and is also called “The Run for the Roses” for the blanket of roses draped over the winner. It is the first leg of the US Triple Crown and is followed by the Preakness Stakes, then the Belmont Stakes. Unlike the Preakness and Belmont Stakes, which took hiatuses in 1891-1893 and 1911-1912 respectively, the Kentucky Derby has been run every consecutive year since 1875. Click here for a ton of links for first two jewels of the crowns full lineups post positions and more.

2016 marks the 115th edition of the French Open and the second Grand Slam event of the year. It will take place at the Stade Roland Garros from May 16th to June 4th. Click here for all the details from the Clay tournament. Of course that is not the only Professional Tennis Tournament in May, for the full schedule click here for links to all the ATP and WTA tennis tournaments this month.

A major highlight of the PGA Tour, the Players Championship is the richest tournament of the year with the strongest and deepest field -— featuring 50 of the world’s top golfers competing for the $1 million-plus prize at Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Golf fans know the course best for its infamous 137-yard 17th hole – better known as the “Island Green” – which historically raises the blood pressure of even the coolest players. Below is the complete TV coverage airing on NBC and The Golf Channel – beginning Thursday, May 10th including a dramatic Sunday final on May 15th. Click here for memorable moments, links and more from TPC. Like Tennis, this is not the only tournament for the professionals in May, click here for the complete schedule and links to all the events.

Outside of sports, May is full of reasons to gather with friends, family and neighbors. In addition to all these great sports matchups, May is home to Mother’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, Star Wars Day, (May the 4th be with you) and of course, the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day. Click for links to recipes, party ideas, menus and the FANFOOD Top 10 BBQ sites on the web.

 

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NHL Playoff Bracket

 

 LINKS:

 

thehockeynews.com

sportsoverdose.com/nhl

hockey-reference.com/

sports.yahoo.com/nhl/

http://espn.go.com/nhl/powerrankings

 

 LINKS: 

 

wiki – Stanley_Cup_playoffs

espn.go.com/nhl/playoffs/matchups

sbnation.com/nhl-playoffs

nhl playoffs bracket

reddit.com – nhl

 

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NBA Playoff Bracket

 

 

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Sunday, May 1
ABC will air games at 1 and 3:30 PM
TBDRockets/WarriorsABC or
First Round, Game 7*TNT
TBDBlazers/ClippersABC or
First Round, Game 7*TNT
TBDPacers/RaptorsABC or
First Round, Game 7*TNT
TBDHornets/HeatABC or
First Round, Game 7*TNT
Monday, May 2
7:00 PMTBD/CavaliersTNT
Semifinals, Game 1
9:30 PMThunder/SpursTNT
Semifinals, Game 2
Wednesday, May 4
8:00 PMTBD/CavaliersTNT
Semifinals, Game 2
Thursday, May 5
8:00 PMSemifinalsESPN
Game 2
10:30 PMSemifinalsESPN
Game 2
Friday, May 6
7:00 PMCavaliers/TBDESPN
Semifinals, Game 3
9:30 PMSpurs/ThunderESPN
Semifinals, Game 3
Saturday, May 7
5:00 PMSemifinalsESPN
Game 3
8:15 PMSemifinalsABC
Game 3
Sunday, May 8
3:30 PMCavaliers/TBDABC
Semifinals, Game 4
8:00 PMSpurs/ThunderTNT
Semifinals, Game 4
Tuesday, May 10
TBATBD/CavaliersTNT
Semifinals, Game 5*
TBAThunder/SpursTNT
Semifinals, Game 5*
Thursday, May 12
TBACavaliers/TBDESPN
Semifinals, Game 6*
TBASpurs/ThunderESPN
Semifinals, Game 6*
Friday, May 13
8:00 PMSemifinalsESPN
Game 6*
10:30 PMSemifinalsESPN
Game 6*
Sunday, May 15
3:00 PMSemifinalsABC
Game 7*
TBDTBD/CavaliersABC or TNT
Semifinals, Game 7*
TBDThunder/SpursTNT
Semifinals, Game 7*
Tuesday, May 17
8:00 PMNBA Draft LotteryESPN
8:30 PMEast FinalESPN
Game 1
Thursday, May 19
8:30 PMEast FinalESPN
Game 2
Saturday, May 21
8:30 PMEast FinalESPN
Game 3
Monday, May 23
8:30 PMEast FinalESPN
Game 4
Wednesday, May 25
8:30 PMEast FinalESPN
Game 5*
Friday, May 27
8:30 PMEast FinalESPN
Game 6*
Sunday, May 29
8:30 PMEast FinalESPN
Game 7*
2016 NBA FINALS SCHEDULE
Thursday, June 2
9:00 PMNBA FinalsABC
Game 1
Sunday, June 5
8:00 PMNBA FinalsABC
Game 2
Wednesday, June 8
9:00 PMNBA FinalsABC
Game 3
Friday, June 10
9:00 PMNBA FinalsABC
Game 4
Monday, June 13
9:00 PMNBA FinalsABC
Game 5*
Thursday, June 16
9:00 PMNBA FinalsABC
Game 6*
Sunday, June 19
8:00 PMNBA FinalsABC
Game 7*

 

 LINKS:

 

thescore.com/nba/news

allball.blogs.nba.com

nba-ball-dont-lie

sbnation.com/nba

basketballinsiders.com

ballislife.com/category/nba

lastwordonsports.com/category/basketball

cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-basketball

hangtime.blogs.nba.com/

 

Links:

ESPN Playoffs Matchups

NBA.com Playoff Picture

Yahoo Sports – NBA Playoffs

SportsWorldReport – NBA Playoffs

wikipedia.org – 2016_NBA_Playoffs

sbnation.com – nba-playoff-picture-2016-tiebreakers-standings

nbaplayoffsbracket.com 

nbascoreslive.com – playoff-schedule-2015-2016

 

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

 

It’s been a great start to the MLB season, but it’s really too early to tell who the top team is judging on the schedule so far. The Nationals are off to a great start, best in franchise history, but look at who they have played?. The same can be be said about the Cubs but to a lesser extent. A big key to the early success has been the Cubs’ ability to draw walks and make the opposing pitchers work deep into the count. The Cubs have drawn an MLB-best in walks so far. The defending champion Royals are good, we all know that, but we need more of a sample size before declaring them the #1 team in the FANFOOD top 10.

 

Here are the FANFOOD Top 10 MLB Teams, heading into May’16:

 

  1. Chicago Cubs
  2. Kansas City
  3. Washington
  4. Texas
  5. Toronto
  6. LA Dodgers
  7. Baltimore
  8. NY Mets
  9. Pittsburgh
  10. Detriot

 

Here is the MLB on TV Schedule for May’16:

MLB TV Schedule – May ’16:

DATETIMEAWAYHOMETV
Sun, May 18:05 PMNew York YankeesBoston Red SoxESPN
Mon, May 27:05 PMChicago CubsPittsburgh PiratesESPN
Mon, May 27:05 PMChicago CubsPittsburgh PiratesMLBN
Mon, May 27:10 PMSan Francisco GiantsCincinnati RedsMLBN
Tue, May 37:05 PMChicago CubsPittsburgh PiratesMLBN
Tue, May 37:07 PMTexas RangersToronto Blue JaysMLBN
Wed, May 412:35 PMChicago CubsPittsburgh PiratesMLBN
Wed, May 412:35 PMSan Francisco GiantsCincinnati RedsMLBN
Wed, May 42:15 PMWashington NationalsKansas City RoyalsMLBN
Wed, May 43:35 PMSeattle MarinersOakland AthleticsMLBN
Wed, May 43:35 PMSeattle MarinersOakland AthleticsMLBN
Wed, May 48:10 PMBoston Red SoxChicago White SoxESPN
Thu, May 51:45 PMPhiladelphia PhilliesSt. Louis CardinalsMLBN
Thu, May 57:05 PMNew York YankeesBaltimore OriolesMLBN
Thu, May 57:07 PMTexas RangersToronto Blue JaysMLBN
Fri, May 62:20 PMWashington NationalsChicago CubsMLBN
Fri, May 67:05 PMBoston Red SoxNew York YankeesMLBN
Fri, May 67:07 PMLos Angeles DodgersToronto Blue JaysMLBN
Sat, May 71:10 PMTexas RangersDetroit TigersFS1
Sat, May 74:05 PMWashington NationalsChicago CubsFS1
Sat, May 77:10 PMMinnesota TwinsChicago White SoxMLBN
Sat, May 77:10 PMSeattle MarinersHouston AstrosMLBN
Sat, May 78:40 PMNew York MetsSan Diego PadresMLBN
Sat, May 79:05 PMTampa Bay RaysLos Angeles AngelsMLBN
Sun, May 82:15 PMPittsburgh PiratesSt. Louis CardinalsMLBN
Sun, May 82:20 PMWashington NationalsChicago CubsMLBN
Sun, May 88:05 PMBoston Red SoxNew York YankeesESPN
Mon, May 97:05 PMDetroit TigersWashington NationalsESPN
Tue, May 107:05 PMKansas City RoyalsNew York YankeesMLBN
Tue, May 107:05 PMDetroit TigersWashington NationalsMLBN
Tue, May 1010:10 PMNew York MetsLos Angeles DodgersMLBN
Tue, May 1010:15 PMToronto Blue JaysSan Francisco GiantsMLBN
Wed, May 112:10 PMCleveland IndiansHouston AstrosMLBN
Wed, May 113:10 PMArizona DiamondbacksColorado RockiesMLBN
Thu, May 127:05 PMKansas City RoyalsNew York YankeesMLBN
Thu, May 127:10 PMHouston AstrosBoston Red SoxMLBN
Fri, May 132:20 PMPittsburgh PiratesChicago CubsMLBN
Fri, May 137:05 PMChicago White SoxNew York YankeesMLBN
Fri, May 137:10 PMHouston AstrosBoston Red SoxMLBN
Fri, May 139:40 PMSan Francisco GiantsArizona DiamondbacksMLBN
Fri, May 1310:10 PMSt. Louis CardinalsLos Angeles DodgersMLBN
Sat, May 141:05 PMHouston AstrosBoston Red SoxFS1
Sat, May 144:10 PMMinnesota TwinsCleveland IndiansFS1
Sat, May 147:05 PMDetroit TigersBaltimore OriolesMLBN
Sat, May 147:15 PMAtlanta BravesKansas City RoyalsMLBN
Sat, May 148:10 PMNew York MetsColorado RockiesMLBN
Sat, May 149:10 PMSt. Louis CardinalsLos Angeles DodgersMLBN
Sun, May 151:05 PMChicago White SoxNew York YankeesMLBN
Sun, May 151:35 PMHouston AstrosBoston Red SoxMLBN
Sun, May 158:05 PMSt. Louis CardinalsLos Angeles DodgersESPN
Mon, May 167:05 PMBoston Red SoxKansas City RoyalsESPN
Mon, May 1610:05 PMTexas RangersOakland AthleticsMLBN
Mon, May 1610:10 PMLos Angeles AngelsLos Angeles DodgersMLBN
Tue, May 177:07 PMTampa Bay RaysToronto Blue JaysMLBN
Tue, May 177:10 PMWashington NationalsNew York MetsMLBN
Wed, May 182:15 PMBoston Red SoxKansas City RoyalsMLBN
Wed, May 183:35 PMTexas RangersOakland AthleticsMLBN
Wed, May 183:35 PMTexas RangersOakland AthleticsMLBN
Wed, May 187:10 PMWashington NationalsNew York MetsESPN
Thu, May 1912:35 PMSeattle MarinersBaltimore OriolesMLBN
Thu, May 191:40 PMChicago CubsMilwaukee BrewersMLBN
Thu, May 197:05 PMAtlanta BravesPittsburgh PiratesMLBN
Thu, May 197:10 PMWashington NationalsNew York MetsMLBN
Fri, May 208:10 PMTexas RangersHouston AstrosMLBN
Fri, May 208:10 PMToronto Blue JaysMinnesota TwinsMLBN
Sat, May 212:10 PMKansas City RoyalsChicago White SoxMLBN
Sat, May 212:10 PMToronto Blue JaysMinnesota TwinsMLBN
Sat, May 214:05 PMArizona DiamondbacksSt. Louis CardinalsFS1
Sat, May 217:15 PMChicago CubsSan Francisco GiantsFOX
Sat, May 217:15 PMTexas RangersHouston AstrosFOX
Sat, May 217:15 PMWashington NationalsMiami MarlinsFOX
Sat, May 2110:10 PMLos Angeles DodgersSan Diego PadresMLBN
Sun, May 221:35 PMCleveland IndiansBoston Red SoxMLBN
Sun, May 222:10 PMKansas City RoyalsChicago White SoxMLBN
Sun, May 228:05 PMChicago CubsSan Francisco GiantsESPN
Mon, May 238:05 PMLos Angeles AngelsTexas RangersFS1
Mon, May 2310:10 PMCincinnati RedsLos Angeles DodgersMLBN
Mon, May 2310:15 PMSan Diego PadresSan Francisco GiantsMLBN
Tue, May 2412:10 PMTampa Bay RaysMiami MarlinsMLBN
Wed, May 251:05 PMNew York MetsWashington NationalsMLBN
Wed, May 251:10 PMKansas City RoyalsMinnesota TwinsMLBN
Wed, May 257:05 PMToronto Blue JaysNew York YankeesMLBN
Wed, May 257:05 PMArizona DiamondbacksPittsburgh PiratesMLBN
Thu, May 2612:35 PMArizona DiamondbacksPittsburgh PiratesMLBN
Thu, May 261:10 PMMiami MarlinsTampa Bay RaysMLBN
Thu, May 267:05 PMSt. Louis CardinalsWashington NationalsMLBN
Thu, May 267:10 PMColorado RockiesBoston Red SoxMLBN
Fri, May 277:05 PMSt. Louis CardinalsWashington NationalsMLBN
Fri, May 277:10 PMLos Angeles DodgersNew York MetsMLBN
Sat, May 281:07 PMBoston Red SoxToronto Blue JaysMLBN
Sat, May 284:10 PMBaltimore OriolesCleveland IndiansMLBN
Sat, May 287:15 PMSt. Louis CardinalsWashington NationalsFOX
Sat, May 287:15 PMLos Angeles DodgersNew York MetsMLBN
Sat, May 287:15 PMPittsburgh PiratesTexas RangersFOX
Sat, May 287:15 PMLos Angeles DodgersNew York MetsFOX
Sat, May 2810:05 PMHouston AstrosLos Angeles AngelsMLBN
Sun, May 291:10 PMNew York YankeesTampa Bay RaysMLBN
Sun, May 291:35 PMSt. Louis CardinalsWashington NationalsMLBN
Sun, May 298:00 PMLos Angeles DodgersNew York MetsESPN2
Mon, May 304:05 PMMinnesota TwinsOakland AthleticsESPN
Mon, May 307:07 PMNew York YankeesToronto Blue JaysMLBN
Mon, May 307:10 PMPittsburgh PiratesMiami MarlinsMLBN
Tue, May 313:40 PMSan Diego PadresSeattle MarinersMLBN
Tue, May 313:40 PMHouston AstrosArizona DiamondbacksMLBN
Tue, May 3110:05 PMMinnesota TwinsOakland AthleticsMLBN
Tue, May 3110:05 PMDetroit TigersLos Angeles AngelsMLBN

 

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Here is the FULL MLB Schedule – May ’16:

MayGameGame Time
   Sun 1Toronto @ Tampa Bay1:10 PM ET
San Francisco @ NY Mets1:10 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Pittsburgh1:35 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Baltimore1:35 PM ET
Detroit @ Minnesota2:10 PM ET
Miami @ Milwaukee2:10 PM ET
Washington @ St. Louis2:15 PM ET
Atlanta @ Chi. Cubs2:20 PM ET
Cleveland @ Philadelphia2:35 PM ET
LA Angels @ Texas3:05 PM ET
Houston @ Oakland4:05 PM ET
Kansas City @ Seattle4:10 PM ET
Colorado @ Arizona4:10 PM ET
San Diego @ LA Dodgers4:10 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Boston8:05 PM ET
   Mon 2Chi. Cubs @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
Texas @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
Atlanta @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
San Francisco @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
LA Angels @ Milwaukee7:20 PM ET
Minnesota @ Houston8:10 PM ET
Washington @ Kansas City8:15 PM ET
Philadelphia @ St. Louis8:15 PM ET
Seattle @ Oakland10:05 PM ET
Colorado @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
   Tue 3Detroit @ Cleveland6:10 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
Texas @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
Arizona @ Miami7:10 PM ET
Atlanta @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
San Francisco @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
Boston @ Chi. White Sox8:10 PM ET
LA Angels @ Milwaukee8:10 PM ET
Minnesota @ Houston8:10 PM ET
Washington @ Kansas City8:15 PM ET
Philadelphia @ St. Louis8:15 PM ET
Seattle @ Oakland10:05 PM ET
Colorado @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
   Wed 4San Francisco @ Cincinnati12:35 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ Pittsburgh12:35 PM ET
Atlanta @ NY Mets1:10 PM ET
LA Angels @ Milwaukee1:40 PM ET
Washington @ Kansas City2:15 PM ET
Seattle @ Oakland3:35 PM ET
Colorado @ San Diego3:40 PM ET
Detroit @ Cleveland6:10 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Texas @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
Arizona @ Miami7:10 PM ET
Boston @ Chi. White Sox8:10 PM ET
Minnesota @ Houston8:10 PM ET
Philadelphia @ St. Louis8:15 PM ET
   Thu 5Philadelphia @ St. Louis1:45 PM ET
Detroit @ Cleveland6:10 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Texas @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
Arizona @ Miami7:10 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
Washington @ Chi. Cubs8:05 PM ET
Boston @ Chi. White Sox8:10 PM ET
Seattle @ Houston8:10 PM ET
NY Mets @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
Colorado @ San Francisco10:15 PM ET
   Fri 6Washington @ Chi. Cubs2:20 PM ET
Boston @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Oakland @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Miami7:10 PM ET
Kansas City @ Cleveland7:10 PM ET
Texas @ Detroit7:10 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
Arizona @ Atlanta7:35 PM ET
Seattle @ Houston8:10 PM ET
Minnesota @ Chi. White Sox8:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ St. Louis8:15 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
Colorado @ San Francisco10:15 PM ET
NY Mets @ San Diego10:40 PM ET
   Sat 7Boston @ NY Yankees1:05 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Toronto1:07 PM ET
Texas @ Detroit1:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ St. Louis2:15 PM ET
Colorado @ San Francisco4:05 PM ET
Washington @ Chi. Cubs4:05 PM ET
Kansas City @ Cleveland4:10 PM ET
Oakland @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Minnesota @ Chi. White Sox7:10 PM ET
Seattle @ Houston7:10 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
Arizona @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Miami7:10 PM ET
NY Mets @ San Diego8:40 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ LA Angels9:05 PM ET
   Sun 8LA Dodgers @ Toronto1:07 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Miami1:10 PM ET
Texas @ Detroit1:10 PM ET
Kansas City @ Cleveland1:10 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Cincinnati1:10 PM ET
Arizona @ Atlanta1:35 PM ET
Oakland @ Baltimore1:35 PM ET
Minnesota @ Chi. White Sox2:10 PM ET
Seattle @ Houston2:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ St. Louis2:15 PM ET
Washington @ Chi. Cubs2:20 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ LA Angels3:35 PM ET
Colorado @ San Francisco4:05 PM ET
NY Mets @ San Diego4:40 PM ET
Boston @ NY Yankees8:05 PM ET
   Mon 9Kansas City @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Detroit @ Washington7:05 PM ET
Oakland @ Boston7:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Miami7:10 PM ET
San Diego @ Chi. Cubs8:05 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Texas8:05 PM ET
Cleveland @ Houston8:10 PM ET
Baltimore @ Minnesota8:10 PM ET
Arizona @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
NY Mets @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
Toronto @ San Francisco10:15 PM ET
   Tue 10Detroit @ Washington7:05 PM ET
Kansas City @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Oakland @ Boston7:10 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Miami7:10 PM ET
San Diego @ Chi. Cubs8:05 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Texas8:05 PM ET
Cleveland @ Houston8:10 PM ET
Baltimore @ Minnesota8:10 PM ET
Arizona @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
St. Louis @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
NY Mets @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
Toronto @ San Francisco10:15 PM ET
   Wed 11Baltimore @ Minnesota1:10 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Texas2:05 PM ET
Cleveland @ Houston2:10 PM ET
Arizona @ Colorado3:10 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Seattle3:40 PM ET
Toronto @ San Francisco3:45 PM ET
Kansas City @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Detroit @ Washington7:05 PM ET
Oakland @ Boston7:10 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Miami7:10 PM ET
San Diego @ Chi. Cubs8:05 PM ET
St. Louis @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
NY Mets @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
   Thu 12Kansas City @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Detroit @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Houston @ Boston7:10 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
San Diego @ Milwaukee8:10 PM ET
San Francisco @ Arizona9:40 PM ET
St. Louis @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
NY Mets @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
   Fri 13Pittsburgh @ Chi. Cubs2:20 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Detroit @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Miami @ Washington7:05 PM ET
Minnesota @ Cleveland7:10 PM ET
Houston @ Boston7:10 PM ET
Oakland @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
Toronto @ Texas8:05 PM ET
San Diego @ Milwaukee8:10 PM ET
Atlanta @ Kansas City8:15 PM ET
NY Mets @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
San Francisco @ Arizona9:40 PM ET
LA Angels @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
   Sat 14Miami @ Washington1:05 PM ET
Houston @ Boston1:05 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ NY Yankees1:05 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Chi. Cubs2:20 PM ET
Minnesota @ Cleveland4:10 PM ET
Oakland @ Tampa Bay6:10 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Detroit @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Miami @ Washington7:05 PM ET
San Diego @ Milwaukee7:10 PM ET
Atlanta @ Kansas City7:15 PM ET
Toronto @ Texas8:05 PM ET
San Francisco @ Arizona8:10 PM ET
NY Mets @ Colorado8:10 PM ET
LA Angels @ Seattle9:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ LA Dodgers9:10 PM ET
   Sun 15Chi. White Sox @ NY Yankees1:05 PM ET
Minnesota @ Cleveland1:10 PM ET
Oakland @ Tampa Bay1:10 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Philadelphia1:35 PM ET
Detroit @ Baltimore1:35 PM ET
Houston @ Boston1:35 PM ET
Miami @ Washington1:35 PM ET
San Diego @ Milwaukee2:10 PM ET
Atlanta @ Kansas City2:15 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Chi. Cubs2:20 PM ET
Toronto @ Texas3:05 PM ET
San Francisco @ Arizona4:10 PM ET
NY Mets @ Colorado4:10 PM ET
LA Angels @ Seattle4:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ LA Dodgers8:05 PM ET
   Mon 16Cincinnati @ Cleveland6:10 PM ET
Boston @ Kansas City7:05 PM ET
Atlanta @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
Miami @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
Minnesota @ Detroit7:10 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Arizona9:40 PM ET
Texas @ Oakland10:05 PM ET
LA Angels @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
   Tue 17Cincinnati @ Cleveland6:10 PM ET
Seattle @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Atlanta @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
Miami @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
Minnesota @ Detroit7:10 PM ET
Washington @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
Houston @ Chi. White Sox8:10 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ Milwaukee8:10 PM ET
Colorado @ St. Louis8:15 PM ET
Boston @ Kansas City8:15 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Arizona9:40 PM ET
Texas @ Oakland10:05 PM ET
LA Angels @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
San Francisco @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
   Wed 18Miami @ Philadelphia1:05 PM ET
Minnesota @ Detroit1:10 PM ET
Boston @ Kansas City2:15 PM ET
Texas @ Oakland3:35 PM ET
Atlanta @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
Seattle @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
Cleveland @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
Washington @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
Houston @ Chi. White Sox8:10 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ Milwaukee8:10 PM ET
Colorado @ St. Louis8:15 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Arizona9:40 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
San Francisco @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
   Thu 19Seattle @ Baltimore12:35 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ Milwaukee1:40 PM ET
Atlanta @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
Cleveland @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
Washington @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
Colorado @ St. Louis7:15 PM ET
Toronto @ Minnesota8:10 PM ET
Houston @ Chi. White Sox8:10 PM ET
San Francisco @ San Diego9:10 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Oakland10:05 PM ET
   Fri 20Colorado @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
Atlanta @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Seattle @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Detroit7:10 PM ET
Cleveland @ Boston7:10 PM ET
Washington @ Miami7:10 PM ET
Milwaukee @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
Kansas City @ Chi. White Sox8:10 PM ET
Texas @ Houston8:10 PM ET
Toronto @ Minnesota8:10 PM ET
Arizona @ St. Louis8:15 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Oakland9:35 PM ET
Baltimore @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ San Francisco10:15 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ San Diego10:40 PM ET
   Sat 21Toronto @ Minnesota2:10 PM ET
Kansas City @ Chi. White Sox2:10 PM ET
Atlanta @ Philadelphia3:05 PM ET
Colorado @ Pittsburgh4:05 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Oakland4:05 PM ET
Arizona @ St. Louis4:05 PM ET
Cleveland @ Boston4:05 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Detroit4:10 PM ET
Seattle @ Cincinnati4:10 PM ET
Milwaukee @ NY Mets4:10 PM ET
Washington @ Miami7:15 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ San Francisco7:15 PM ET
Texas @ Houston7:15 PM ET
Baltimore @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
   Sun 22Milwaukee @ NY Mets1:10 PM ET
Washington @ Miami1:10 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Detroit1:10 PM ET
Seattle @ Cincinnati1:10 PM ET
Atlanta @ Philadelphia1:35 PM ET
Colorado @ Pittsburgh1:35 PM ET
Cleveland @ Boston1:35 PM ET
Kansas City @ Chi. White Sox2:10 PM ET
Texas @ Houston2:10 PM ET
Toronto @ Minnesota2:10 PM ET
Arizona @ St. Louis2:15 PM ET
Baltimore @ LA Angels3:35 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Oakland4:05 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ San Diego4:40 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ San Francisco8:05 PM ET
   Mon 23Cleveland @ Chi. White SoxTBD
Cleveland @ Chi. White Sox5:10 PM ET
NY Mets @ Washington7:05 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Detroit7:10 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Miami7:10 PM ET
LA Angels @ Texas8:05 PM ET
Kansas City @ Minnesota8:10 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ St. Louis8:15 PM ET
Cincinnati @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
Oakland @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
San Diego @ San Francisco10:15 PM ET
   Tue 24Tampa Bay @ Miami12:10 PM ET
Arizona @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
Toronto @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
NY Mets @ Washington7:05 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ St. Louis7:10 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Detroit7:10 PM ET
Colorado @ Boston7:10 PM ET
LA Angels @ Texas8:05 PM ET
Kansas City @ Minnesota8:10 PM ET
Baltimore @ Houston8:10 PM ET
Cleveland @ Chi. White Sox8:10 PM ET
Cincinnati @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
Oakland @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
San Diego @ San Francisco10:15 PM ET
   Wed 25NY Mets @ Washington1:05 PM ET
Kansas City @ Minnesota1:10 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Detroit1:10 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ St. Louis1:45 PM ET
LA Angels @ Texas2:05 PM ET
Cleveland @ Chi. White Sox2:10 PM ET
San Diego @ San Francisco3:45 PM ET
Toronto @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Arizona @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
Miami @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
Colorado @ Boston7:10 PM ET
Baltimore @ Houston8:10 PM ET
Cincinnati @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
Oakland @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
   Thu 26Arizona @ Pittsburgh12:35 PM ET
Miami @ Tampa Bay1:10 PM ET
Toronto @ NY Yankees4:05 PM ET
St. Louis @ Washington7:05 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
Colorado @ Boston7:10 PM ET
Baltimore @ Houston8:10 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Kansas City8:15 PM ET
   Fri 27Philadelphia @ Chi. Cubs2:20 PM ET
St. Louis @ Washington7:05 PM ET
Boston @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
Baltimore @ Cleveland7:10 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
Miami @ Atlanta7:35 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Texas8:05 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Milwaukee8:10 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Kansas City8:15 PM ET
San Francisco @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
San Diego @ Arizona9:40 PM ET
Detroit @ Oakland10:05 PM ET
Houston @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
Minnesota @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
   Sat 28Boston @ Toronto1:07 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Kansas City2:15 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Chi. Cubs2:20 PM ET
Detroit @ Oakland4:05 PM ET
Baltimore @ Cleveland4:10 PM ET
Miami @ Atlanta4:10 PM ET
San Francisco @ Colorado4:10 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Milwaukee4:10 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Tampa Bay4:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Texas7:15 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ NY Mets7:15 PM ET
St. Louis @ Washington7:15 PM ET
Houston @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
San Diego @ Arizona10:10 PM ET
Minnesota @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
   Sun 29Boston @ Toronto1:07 PM ET
Baltimore @ Cleveland1:10 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Tampa Bay1:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ Washington1:35 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Milwaukee2:10 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Kansas City2:15 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Chi. Cubs2:20 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Texas3:05 PM ET
Houston @ LA Angels3:35 PM ET
Detroit @ Oakland4:05 PM ET
San Diego @ Arizona4:10 PM ET
Minnesota @ Seattle4:10 PM ET
San Francisco @ Colorado4:10 PM ET
Miami @ Atlanta5:05 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ NY Mets8:00 PM ET
   Mon 30San Francisco @ Atlanta1:10 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ NY Mets1:10 PM ET
Boston @ Baltimore1:35 PM ET
St. Louis @ Milwaukee2:10 PM ET
Minnesota @ Oakland4:05 PM ET
San Diego @ Seattle4:10 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Colorado4:10 PM ET
Houston @ Arizona4:10 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Chi. Cubs5:05 PM ET
Texas @ Cleveland6:10 PM ET
Washington @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Miami7:10 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Kansas City8:15 PM ET
Detroit @ LA Angels9:05 PM ET
   Tue 31Houston @ Arizona3:40 PM ET
San Diego @ Seattle3:40 PM ET
Texas @ Cleveland6:10 PM ET
Boston @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Washington @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
San Francisco @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Miami7:10 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Chi. Cubs8:05 PM ET
St. Louis @ Milwaukee8:10 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Kansas City8:15 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
Minnesota @ Oakland10:05 PM ET
Detroit @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET

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 LINKS:

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Probable Pitchers

Player News

MLB Scoreboard – The Score

MLB Transactions

MLB Trade Rumors

ESPN HR Tracker

Fangraphs M*A*S*H Report

MLB Injury Calendar

 

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NASCAR

 

 

Here is the NASCAR Race Schedule – MAY ’16:

 

GEICO 500

SUNDAY, MAY 01 / 1:00 PM ET
TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY

 

Track Detail

Preview

 

 

GOBOWLING 400

SATURDAY, MAY 07 / 7:30 PM ET
KANSAS SPEEDWAY

 

Track Detail

Preview

 

 

AAA 400 DRIVE FOR AUTISM

SUNDAY, MAY 15 / 1:00 PM ET
DOVER INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY

 

Track Detail

Preview

 

 

SPRINT SHOWDOWN

FRIDAY, MAY 20 / 7:00 PM ET
CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY

 

Track Detail

Preview

 

 

NASCAR SPRINT ALL-STAR RACE

SATURDAY, MAY 21 / 7:00 PM ET
CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY

 

Track Detail

Preview

 

 

COCA-COLA 600

SUNDAY, MAY 29 / 6:00 PM ET
CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY

 

Track Detail

Preview

 

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2016 Indianapolis 500

Sunday May 29

12:00pm

 

It’s the annual speedfest featuring top drivers in high gear participating in one of the most popular American car racing events.

And, in 2016, Indy celebrates it’s 100th anniversary!

This year the Indy 500 takes place on Sunday, May 29, 2016 as the green flag goes down at noon during a fun and festive Memorial Day 2016 weekend.

In keeping with the summer party atmosphere, the race is traditionally preceded by the Indy 500 Festival, a month-long celebration in Indianapolis leading up to the race.

Full TV coverage of the landmark 100th running of the Indy 500 airs on ABC Sports with a traditional 12 PM ET starting time — as top drivers line up to vie for one of racing’s highest honors… victory at the Indianapolis 500.

 

 

Links:

 

BRICKYARD MOBILE FOR INDIANAPOLIS 500 
 

Apple

 

Android

 

Event Information

Indianapolis 500 - The official site with all the latest action, driver profiles, photo gallery, trivia, stats, schedule, track map, online shop and ticket information, plus screensavers and wallpaper, and a virtual lap around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, select video clips and audio interviews.

The 500 Festival - The month-long celebration culminating in the big parade and mini-marathon Labor Day weekend. Includes ticket info, event calendar, details on volunteering for events, news on street closings, FAQ, and related travel links and resources.

IndyStar.com - The online edition of the Indianapolis Star with feature stories, special coverage of the Indy 500 with a row by row lineup, track overview, an Indy wrap up, year by year history recaps, and lots more.

Indy Racing League - Close up look at the top drivers with photos, stats and standings, plus Indy wallpaper, online games, feature stories plus video and audio clips.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway - Where it all takes place, and offering the latest photos, feature stories, rookie quotes, event happenings, online ticket purchase and more on the Grand Prix and the Brickyard 400 races, the Hall of Fame Museum and tour information.

Wiki Page

 

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2015 French Open

MAY 16  –  JUNE 5

 

Less-than-optimum traction on the red clay surface (that also gives the ball its extra bounce) can be a special challenge for top professionals at Roland Garros stadium in Paris – the traditional home of the French Open.

check out all the excitement to begin with the official opening on Sunday, May 22, 2016 leading up to the men’s final on Sunday, June 5.

In the U.S., the complete TV schedule for the 115th edition of the French Open is traditionally hosted by ESPN, NBC Sports, and the Tennis Channel.

For the two most important matches of the tournament, tune into NBC in the US for the women’s final on Saturday, June 4 starting at 9AM ET. For the men’s final on Sunday, June 5, NBC has it covered again beginning at 9AM ET.

 

French Open 2016 Schedule
May 22 – Jun 5, 2016
DayDateTimeMatchesCourts
Sun5/2211:00 AMSingles 1st RdPhilippe-Chatrier, Suzanne-Lenglen, Court No.1
Mon5/2311:00 AMSingles 1st RdPhilippe-Chatrier, Suzanne-Lenglen, Court No.1
Tues5/2411:00 AMSingles 1st RdPhilippe-Chatrier, Suzanne-Lenglen, Court No.1
Wed5/2511:00 AMSingles 2nd RdPhilippe-Chatrier, Suzanne-Lenglen, Court No.1
Thurs5/2611:00 AMSingles 2nd RdPhilippe-Chatrier, Suzanne-Lenglen, Court No.1
Fri5/2711:00 AMSingles 3rd RdPhilippe-Chatrier, Suzanne-Lenglen, Court No.1
Sat5/2811:00 AMSingles 3rd RdPhilippe-Chatrier, Suzanne-Lenglen, Court No.1
Sun5/2911:00 AMSingles 4th RdPhilippe-Chatrier, Suzanne-Lenglen
Mon5/3011:00 AMSingles 4th RdPhilippe-Chatrier, Suzanne-Lenglen
Tues5/312:00 PMSingles Quarter-FinalsPhilippe-Chatrier, Suzanne-Lenglen
Wed6/12:00 PMSingles Quarter-FinalsPhilippe-Chatrier, Suzanne-Lenglen
Thurs6/22:00 PMLadies’ Singles Semi-FinalsPhilippe-Chatrier
Thurs6/22:00 PMMixed Doubles FinalPhilippe-Chatrier
Fri6/311:00 AMLadies’ Double FinalSuzanne-Lenglen
1:00 PMGentlemen’s Singles Semi-FinalsPhilippe-Chatrier
Sat6/43:00 PMLadies’ Singles FinalPhilippe-Chatrier
Sat6/43:00 PMGentlemen’s Doubles FinalPhilippe-Chatrier
Sun6/53:00 PMGentlemen’s Singles FinalPhilippe-Chatrier

 

 

Links:

rolandgarros.com

tennistours.com

TV Schedule

 


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PRO TENNIS

 

Here is the FULL Professional Tennis Schedule – April ’16:

 

April 25 – May 1, 2016

TEB BNP Istanbul Open (Men) Istanbul, Turkey

BMW Open (Men) Munich, Germany

Millennium Estoril Open (Men) Estoril, Portugal

Grand Prix de SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem (Women) Marrakech, Morocco

J&T Banka Prague Open (Women) Prague, Czech Republic

May 1 – 8, 2016

Mutua Madrid Open (Men & Women) Madrid, Spain

May 8 – 15, 2016

ATP Masters Series Rome/Internazionali BNL d’Italia (Men & Women) Rome, Italy

Empire State Open (Women) West Hempstead, NY, USA

May 15 – 21, 2016

Open de Nice Cote d’Azur (Men) Nice, France

Geneva Open (Men) Geneva, Switzerland

Internationaux de Strasbourg (Women) Strasbourg, France

Nuernberger Versicherungscup (Women) Nuremberg, Germany

May 22 – June 5, 2016

Roland Garros – French Open (Men & Women) Paris, France

 

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Kentucky Derby

 

Saturday, May 7th 6:34

 

The Kentucky Derby is a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old Thoroughbreds, held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, United States, on the first Saturday in May, capping the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. The race is one and a quarter miles. Colts and geldings carry 126 pounds (57 kilograms) and fillies 121 pounds (55 kilograms). The race is known in the United States as “The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports” or “The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports” for its approximate duration, and is also called “The Run for the Roses” for the blanket of roses draped over the winner.

It is the first leg of the US Triple Crown and is followed by the Preakness Stakes, then the Belmont Stakes. Unlike the Preakness and Belmont Stakes, which took hiatuses in 1891-1893 and 1911-1912 respectively, the Kentucky Derby has been run every consecutive year since 1875.

A horse must win all three races to win the Triple Crown. The attendance at the Kentucky Derby ranks first in North America and usually surpasses the attendance of all other stakes races including the Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes and the Breeders’ Cup.

It’s the annual springtime ritual focusing on the biggest event in American racing — as the Kentucky Derby make its way down the track on Saturday, May 7, 2016.

The first jewel in the Triple Crown, the Run for the Roses offers the largest purse – $2,000,000 – bringing out all of the best 3 year-olds up to the challenge.

Days before the race, horse racing fans check out the lineup to find out how they’ve run in the Stakes races of the season, along with graded earnings and how the handicappers put it all together to come up with the odds on the leading contenders.

With the Kentucky Derby always scheduled on the first Saturday of May the 2016 Kentucky Derby post positions and morning line odds will be announced on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 with a traditional live report expected at 5PM airing on the NBC Sports Network.

This year’s Kentucky Derby favorites race down the track in a live telecast airing nationwide on NBC on Saturday, May 7, 2016 beginning at 5PM with race post time set at 6:25PM ET

 

2016 Kentucky Derby contenders

Early odds on Kentucky Derby favorites are usually set on 3-year-olds who have performed well in the recent past. That said, there is currently a neck-and-neck battle between two likely favorites this year — Nyquist (winner of the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile) and Gun Runner (winner of the 2016 Louisiana Derby).

Coming up from behind are hopefuls Exaggerator, Brody’s Cause, Mohaymen (who made an impressive showing at the Holy Bull Stakes in January) and Outwork, winner of this year’s Wood Memorial Stakes.

Rounding out the top leaders heading for the 2016 Kentucky Derby lineup are Lani, Flexibility, and Mor Spirit, followed by Danzing Candy, Destin, Cupid, and Oscar Nominated.

The Lineup will be established on May 4th, 2016, The Kentucky Derby post position draw will be held at Churchill Downs at 5:30pm ET. It will be televised on NBCSN (NBC Sports Network).

 

Kentucky Derby 2015 recap

It was near perfect weather and a steady track (with attendance figures breaking the record of 165,307 set in 2012) as the 141st edition of the Kentucky Derby kicked off the annual Triple Crown contest at Churchill Downs.

This year’s favorite, American Pharoah — along with Dortmund, Firing Line, and Carpe Diem — were out in front heading into the backstretch when American Pharoah swept past Firing Line and Dortmund in the final stretch to win the 141st Kentucky Derby.

American Pharoah made it to the finish line to win in 2 minutes, 3.02 seconds. American Pharoah’s jockey, Victor Espinoza, became the sixth jockey to win back-to-back Kentucky Derbys after having ridden the 2014 Kentucky Derby favorite, California Chrome, for the win last year.

American Pharoah paid $7.80, $5.80 and $4.20. Firing Line returned $8.40 and $5.20 and Dortmund paid $4.20 for placing.

The order of finish behind American Pharoah, Firing Line and Dortmund was Frosted in 4th, Danzig Moon 5th, Materiality 6th, Keen Ice 7th, Mubtaahij 8th, Itsaknockout 9th, Carpe Diem 10th, Frammento 11th, Bolo 12th, Mr. Z 13th, Ocho Ocho Ocho 14th, Far Right 15th, War Story 16th, Tencendur 17th and Upstart 18th.

 

 

Kentucky Derby Links:

 

Kentucky Derby.com

 

Churchill Downs

 

Kentucky Derby - As race draws near there’s all the news that’s fit to sprint – with feature articles, daily blog, pictures and video clips, odds and latest lineup, breaking announcements.

Churchill Downs - The official site of the traditional Derby track featuring news, story articles, betting info, event calendar, visitor information, track history.

NBC Sports – Horse Racing - The official U.S. television station with plenty of coverage in feature stories, analysis, predictions, interviews, photo slide shows & video.

Louisville Kentucky’s The Courier-Journal - Local newspaper online coverage of the Kentucky Derby with added color pieces on the hats, festival events, in depth info on the track, probable contenders and their pedigrees.

Kentucky Derby Museum - Your old Kentucky home meets hi-tech with multimedia presentations on current exhibits. With schedules, hours, contact information, visitor guide, membership info and more. Flash and QuickTime required.

Derby Post - The latest news and archives of past races, tip sheets, Horse Betting 101, messageboards and related links.

Kentucky Derby Festival Official Site - A comprehensive schedule of events searchable by name, date or location, here at the official online fest celebrating Louisville’s excuse for doing nothing but just horsing around all week.

Bleacher Report Derby Page

SBNation Derby Page

Horse racing Nation

 

Kentucky Derby Day Party Ideas & Recipes:

Kentucky Derby Day Recipes - If you can’t make it to the race, sit back and party with do-it-yourself mint juleps, bourbon balls, Kentucky hot browns and a chocolately horse race pie with some fresh whipped cream. Tool around the rest of this Derby fan site for more history and color commentary on the big day.

Derby Party Ideas - Recipes for Kentucky burgoo, derby pie, cucumber sandwiches, mint juleps, bourbon slush plus lots of creative ideas for party themes, decorations and setting up your own betting parlor.

Kentucky Derby Day Pie - The chocolately-pecan recipe is presented here in several different variations, with ingredient lists and complete instructions.

 

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The Preakness Stakes

 

The Preakness Stakes is an American flat Thoroughbred horse race held on the third Saturday in May each year at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. It is a Grade I race run over a distance of 9.5 furlongs on dirt. Colts and geldings carry 126 pounds (57 kg); fillies 121 lb (55 kg). It is the second leg of the US Triple Crown, with the Kentucky Derby preceding it and the Belmont Stakes following it. The horse must win all three races to win the Triple Crown.

The Preakness Stakes has been termed “The Run for the Black-Eyed Susans” because a blanket of Viking daisies, decorated to look like Black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia hirta, the state flower of Maryland) is traditionally placed around the winner’s neck. (Actual Black-eyed Susans are not in season during the Preakness.)

What may be the most disturbing Preakness infield tradition of all: the annual port-o-potty run, in which drunk people run across the tops of port-o-potties while being pelted by beer cans.

Only in Ballmer!

 

 

This year marks the 141st running of the $1 million Preakness Stakes, the middle jewel of the Triple Crown. By tradition, three year olds run the one and 3/16th mile track at Pimlico in Baltimore, Maryland with more than a dozen horses traditionally lined up for the Preakness Stakes. For major contenders in Baltimore, horse racing fans looked to the previous Kentucky Derby lineup which often result in a handful of Preakness favorites. Of course, that doesn’t discount the odds of some unknown dark horse sneaking up from behind for the win… and a major upset! Meanwhile, for word on this year’s lineup of 2015 Preakness odds and post positions use the links below for when the official list is announced from Baltimore.

Finally, on race day, it will be “riders up!” when all the televised action takes place at Pimlico on NBC at 4:30 PM ET on Saturday, May 21st, with post time approx, 6:20 PM ET.

 

Preakness Stakes fun facts:

 

  • The black eyed susan is Maryland’s state flower
  • The Preakness is named after the horse who won the first stakes ever run in Pimlico when its doors first opened on May 27, 1873.
  • The Preakness Stakes is sometimes dubbed “The Run for the Black-Eyed Susans” because a blanket of Viking daisies, decorated to look like Black-eyed Susans, is traditionally placed around the winner’s neck. Actual Black-eyed Susans — the state flower of Maryland — are not in season during the Preakness.
  • The official drink of the Preakness Stakes is the Black Eyed Susan cocktail made with orange juice and vodka.
  • The Friday before the Preakness is Black-Eyed Susan Day at Pimlico where a party atmosphere and entertainment prevails along with the running of the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes for 3-year-old fillies, with appearances by notable female jockeys.
  • While celebrations in Baltimore may take days, the actual Preakness Stakes race lasts an average 2 1/2 minutes.

 

 Links:

Preakness at Pimlico - The scene of all the action with seating, ticket and parking info, visitor accommodations and related Maryland attractions, feature stories and profiles, history and trivia, and lots more as the big race draws near…

Preakness Celebration - Horse around in Baltimore, with info on the traditional Hot Air Balloon Festival, Preakness Parade, the 5K Run, concert series, the Pee Wee Preakness and lots more including video clips, photos and complete event calendar leading up to the race.

Preakness Stakes - Complete Wikipedia overview including history and controversy, as well as facts and information on the modern race, including a complete list of winners, most wins and records with related resources.

The Woodlawn Vase and the Preakness Stakes - The famous winner’s trophy designed by Tiffany & Co. with a long and fascinating history, clickable photo.

 

Preakness Party Ideas:

Preakness Party Tips - Complete recipes for those luscious Maryland crab cakes and mixology for the Black-Eyed Susan, the traditional drink of the Preakness…

Triple Crown Recipes at StarChefs - The complete menu including Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes party ideas with a nod to the Preakness in a lip-smacking recipe for Maryland Fried Chicken and Maryland crab cakes.

Preakness Cocktail - A scotch concoction to help celebrate the day.

 

 

 

 

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Here is the schedule of golf events for the PGA of America and all the major tours for May ’16 with links:

 

 

April 28-May 1

PGA Tour: Zurich Classic of New Orleans

http://zurichgolfclassic.com/

TPC Louisiana

New Orleans, La.

 

Apr. 28-May 1

European Tour: Volvo China Open

http://volvochinaopen.com/en

TBC

China

 

Apr. 29-May 1

LPGA Tour: Volunteers of America Texas Shootout

http://ntshootout.com/

Irving, Texas

 

May 5-8

PGA Tour: Wells Fargo Championship

http://www.wellsfargochampionship.com/Home.aspx

Quail Hollow Club

Charlotte, N.C.

 

May 5-8

European Tour: Trophee Hassan II

http://www.hassan2golftrophy.com/

Royal Golf Dar Es Salam

Rabat, Morocco

 

May 6-8

PGA of America: PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship

http://pgatournaments.com/index.cfm?menu=4116

PGA Golf Club

Port St. Lucie, Fla.

 

May 6-8

LPGA Tour: Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic

http://yokohamatirelpgaclassic.com/

Prattville, Ala.

 

May 6-8

Champions Tour: Insperity Invitational

http://www.insperityinvitational.com/

The Woodlands Country Club (Tournament Course)

The Woodlands, Texas

 

May 12-15

PGA Tour: Players Championship

http://www.tpc.com/sawgrass/

TPC Sawgrass (The Players Stadium Course)

Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

 

May 12-15

European Tour: AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open

http://afrasiabankmauritiusopen.com/

Four Seasons Golf Club

Beau Champs, Mauritius

 

May 19-22

PGA Tour: AT&T Byron Nelson

http://www.attbyronnelson.org/

Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas (TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas)

Irving, Texas

 

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May 19-22

European Tour: Dubai Duty Free Irish Open

http://www.dubaidutyfreeirishopen.com/

The K Club

Straffan, Ireland

 

May 19-22

Champions Tour: Regions Tradition

http://www.regionstradition.com/

Greystone Golf & Country Club

Birmingham, Ala.

 

May 20-22

LPGA Tour: Kingsmill Championship

http://www.thekingsmillchampionship.com/

Williamsburg, Va.

 

May 26-29

PGA of America/Champions Tour: Senior PGA Championship

http://www.pga.com/seniorpga/

presented by KitchenAid

Harbor Shores

Benton Harbor, Mich.

 

May 26-29

PGA Tour: Colonial National Invitational Tournament

http://www.colonialnit.com/

Colonial Country Club

Fort Worth, Texas

 

May 26-29

European Tour: BMW PGA Championship

http://www.bmw-golfsport.com/en/tournaments/bmw-pga-championship/home/tournament.html

Wentworth Club

Virginia Water, England

 

May 27-29

LPGA Tour: Volvik Championship

http://volviklpga.com/

Ann Arbor, Mich.

 

 

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Players Championship

 May 10 – May 15

 

A major highlight of the PGA Tour, the Players Championship is the richest tournament of the year with the strongest and deepest field -— featuring 50 of the the world’s top golfers competing for the $1 million-plus prize at Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

Golf fans know the course best for its infamous 137-yard 17th hole – better known as the “Island Green” – which historically raises the blood pressure of even the coolest players.

Tickets for the Players Championship traditionally go on sale in November, including travel packages featuring tours of downtown Jacksonville, historic St. Augustine, and the nearby World Golf Hall of Fame.

 

TV coverage airs on NBC and The Golf Channel – beginning Tuesday, May 10 and concluding with a dramatic final on Sunday, May 15, 2016.

2016 Players US TV Schedule:

Golf Channel
Thursday, May 10, 1-7 PM ET
Friday, May 11, 1-7 PM ET
Saturday, May 12, 12-2 PM ET
Sunday, May 13, 12-2 PM ET

NBC
Saturday, May 14, 2-7 PM ET
Sunday May 15, 2-7 PM ET

 

Fred Couples, Greg Norman, and Tiger Woods are among the more notable golfing greats who have won at the TPC Sawgrass over the years. But it’s not always the golfing greats that get the glory. In 2014, it was unlikely underdog Martin Kaymer from Germany who in addition to the winner’s title celebrated the end of a 0-for-29 slump!

Last year, it was underdog Ricky Fowler who answered his critics — who rated Fowler as “one of the most overrated players in the PGA” — in a big win at the Players.

 

 Links:

PGATOUR.COM – THE PLAYERS Championship - Feature stories, leaderboard and who else is in the field this year, related photos, the latest weather, audio news reports.

The Golf Channel - The online home of Players coverage with the complete TV schedule, latest news, feature stories, picture galleries and video clips, leaderboard.

Tournament Players Club – Sawgrass - The scene of all the action in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, and featuring video clips of its design and construction, a virtual tour, info on golf lesson fees, news and special events.

TPC.com

 

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Cinco de Mayo

 

- Thursday, May 5th -

 

In Mexico or wherever the culture is celebrated — families, friends and neighbors gather on the 5th of May to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! It’s popular to believe that Cinco de Mayo is an observance of Mexican independence, but the festival actually celebrates an obscure victory of 4,000 ill-equipped Mexicans over 8,000 armed French invaders in 1862. The battle known as La Batalla de Puebla, The Battle of Puebla, took place on (you guessed it) May 5. Today, all is forgiven, with fiestas planned in Mexico and in many communities around the world where Mexicans live.

 

Mostly, It’s used by restaurants to sell more fajitas and by party stores to sell more Sombreros.  It’s a good time to try out your latin skills on the grill. Here are some recipes for you to use:

 

John’s Pico de Gallo

Carne Asada with Corona Marinade

Beef Fajitas

Chile de Arbol Micheladas

 

Cinco de Mayo Links: 

Cinco de Mayo Recipes, Margaritas, Fiesta Tips - Top of the line celebration party ideas from the Food Network with Cinco de Mayo facts, star chef recipes from Rachel Ray & Bobby Flay, plus hot, hot, hot festive meals & how to’s along with cool Mexican cocktail recipes.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo! - Browse for how to make your own Cinco de Mayo decorations — plus menu ideas, food & drink recipes, and party activities to make sure your celebration is a real fiesta.

Cinco de Mayo Recipes - The American hot sauce company, Tabasco, offers a complete party menu & dozens of recipes for making other Mexican favorites including guacamole, quesidillas, Margaritas, Sangria and more…

 

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Memorial Day

 

- Monday, May 30th -

 

If the spring has been cool and rainy, Memorial Day weekend is the time when the weather turns noticeably warmer and drier, affording great opportunities for families, neighbors and friends to really come out and shine in the great outdoors!

 

Memorial Day BBQ

 

“You don’t win friends with salad.”Homer Simpson

 

It’s the unofficial start of summer and a perfect opportunity to have friends, family and neighbors over to celebrate your backyard.  If you are like us, it won’t be the first time you fired up the grill this season and you are always looking for new recipes and cooking techniques.  Here are links to well over 600 recipes for you to choose from followed by a great “smokeout” menu and links to our favorite BBQ sites.

Happy Grilling!

 

FANFOOD.com Recipes

 

Appetizers | Marinades | Rubs | Chili | Vegetables | Sandwiches

Pizza | Meats | Sauces | Breakfast | Desserts | Holiday | Drinks |

Equipment & Techniques |

 

 

Here is a perfect menu for you to prepare for them! It’s a tried and true menu that really shows off your smoker skills.

 

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Memorial Day “Smokeout” BBQ

 

On the Menu:

Grilled Stuffed Bananas
John’s Smoked Brisket
Smoked Baked Beans
Smoked Asparagus wrapped in Bacon
Grilled Corn on the Cob
Grilled Stuffed Bananas

 

 


 

 

FANFOOD TOP 10 BBQ Sites:

 

  1. amazingribs.com
  2. bbq.about.com
  3. thesmokering.com
  4. smokingmeatforums.com
  5. live.charbroil.com
  6. patiodaddiobbq.com
  7. barbecuen.com
  8. grilling.com
  9. livefireonline.com
  10. weber.com/weber-nation

 

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Star Wars Day

 

- Wednesday May 4th -

 

May 4th  is considered a holiday by Star Wars fans to celebrate Star Wars culture and honor the films. It is called Star Wars Day because of the popularity of a common pun spoken on this day. Since the phrase “May the Force be with you” is a famous quote often spoken in the Star Wars films, fans commonly say “May the fourth be with you” on this day. Current day Star Wars fans were not the first to introduce the line “May the fourth be with you”.

In a 2005 interview on German news TV channel N24, Star Wars creator George Lucas was asked to say the famous sentence “May the Force be with you.” The interpreter simultaneously interpreted the sentence into German as Am 4. Mai sind wir bei Ihnen (“We shall be with you on May 4″).

 

The fun jumps to light speed – with great ideas for a Star Wars party!

Whether you’re planning a birthday, a movie night celebration, or partying in observance of Star Wars Day on May 4 (“May the 4th be with you!”) here are some great ideas for hosting one of the best party themes on the planet:

Star Wars party Invitations – Blast off by creating your own Star Wars party invitations with Star Wars clip art using headlines like “You’re invited to an ‘out of this world’ Star Wars party!” or “Come to the best gathering in the galaxy!”

Star Wars party food – Get creative by whipping up some Skywalker salsa and chips, galactic party punch, Yoda soda (be sure it’s green!), oatmeal Wookiee cookies, and top it off with homemade sheet cake decorated with Star Wars Lego or action figures.

Star Wars party games & activities – For the younger set, get the crayons out and provide Star Wars printables and coloring pages to keep little hands busy. Older kids might appreciate a good round of Star Wars trivia with prizes given to the most knowledgeable Star Wars fan, or form party-goers into groups to reenact their favorite Star Wars movie scene.

Party favors & goodie bags: – Fill ‘em up with Star Wars novelty candy, cards and stickers, or small toys & keepsakes available online or in most toy or party goods stores.

Around the Web, explore more great advice on hosting the best Star Wars party in the universe with tips on games & activites, related recipes, fun party games and homemade decorations …

 

links:

disneyclips.com images

moviemistakes.com/trivia

star wars coloring book pages

 

 

Click here to buy the cookie cutters 

 

 

 

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