May Sports Programming

| April 28, 2016 | |

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The “most exciting two minutes in sports” takes place May 7th. The NBC family of cable networks will provide a variety of programming in anticipation of the race, starting at 11am on the NBC Sports Network. Learn more about the history of the Derby here.


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The 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 will take place on May 29th. Highlights include live ESPN SportsCenter tapings in the plaza beginning at 8 a.m. and an expanded Fan Midway. Get ready because at 12:04pm it’s “Drivers Start Your Engines”! View the complete television coverage here. Learn more about the race history here.


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Players and fans alike are preparing for the second Grand Slam event of 2016 – the French Open – which runs from May 16 through June 5. This event brings the world’s most talented players and passionate fans to the capital of France. For the first time in 13 years, ESPN will not be broadcasting the Open, and matches will air exclusively on the Tennis Channel & NBCSN.


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By the end of the month we will know who is going to match up in the Finals, which begins June 2nd. Cable stations ESPN and TNT, in addition to ABC are broadcasting all rounds leading up to the finals. View the complete television schedule here.


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Major League Baseball is in full swing and Roots Sports has all your Houston Astros action as well as Houston Dynamo soccer games:

  • The Astros are busy this month with nine different opponents during May. ROOT SPORTS is carrying 28 of the 29 games. Channel listings can be found here.
  • Astros Bases Loaded, a weekly magazine show about the team continues this month with new episodes debuting every Friday.
  • The Dynamo are airing on ROOT SPORTS five different times this month, four of which are on the primary channel. Alternate channel listings for the May 7th game can be found here.