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MURPH'S 'MOTE: Double dip of Blackhawks TV

Published: Saturday, June 1, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

Shaw Media sports copy editor Kevin Murphy picks his top sporting events to watch this weekend:

MUST-SEE TV

Pro hockey: NHL playoffs, Western Conference finals, Game 1, Los Angeles at Blackhawks, 4 p.m. today, NBCSN; and Game 2, Los Angeles at Blackhawks, 7 p.m. Sunday, NBCSN

Back-to-back Hawks games on the weekend? A sports’ lovers dream. I’m still a little on the edge of the couch from that last overtime game. Hopefully, the Hawks have gained some momentum so I don’t have to cringe in every game I watch for the rest of the postseason.

Pro basketball: NBA playoffs, Eastern Conference finals, Game 6, Miami at Indiana, 7:30 p.m. today, TNT

The Pacers are on the brink of elimination. If you’re a Bulls fan, like me, you want to see the Heat lose. Why? Nothing against Heat fans, I sort of just want to see LeBron James lose. Yeah. I’m that guy. Do I respect him? Yes. Do I want to see him win another title? No. Go Pacers.

SET THE DVR

Tennis: French Open, third round, at Paris, 11 a.m. Sunday, NBC

An American in Paris? At least on the women’s side? Serena Williams and other American women have made their mark this week at Roland Garros.

Soccer: Men’s national teams, exhibition, United States vs. Germany, at Washington, 1 p.m. Sunday, ESPN2

Can the U.S. men’s soccer team rebound after a 4-2 loss to Belgium? U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann gets to face his former country.

CATCH THE HIGHLIGHTS LATER

WNBA: Tulsa at Sky, 5 p.m. Sunday, WCIU

The Sky’s Elle Delle Donne outperformed Brittney Griner in the season-opener and finished with four blocks. Although, Delle Donne didn’t dunk, she’s just as exciting player to watch, in just her rookie season.

OF NOTE

College softball: World Series, Game 7, Nebraska vs. Florida, at Oklahoma City, 11 a.m. today, ESPN2

Former Northern Illinois softball player and current Florida third baseman Stephanie Tofft looks to keep the Gators alive at the Women’s College World Series.

• Agree? Disagree? Is someone from the Daily Chronicle coverage area going to be on TV? Let
Kevin Murphy know at kmurphy@shawmedia.com.

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