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What’s On This Weekend in TV Sports (February 5-6)

LeBron James, #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers, shoots the ball during the third quarter against the Houston Rockets in Game One of the Western Conference Second Round during the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex on Sept. 4, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers (Image credit: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

With no NFL games scheduled for this weekend, NBC’s coverage of the 2022 Winter Olympics highlights this weekend’s top TV sports events. 

USA Network, CNBC, NBC and Peacock will feature live weekend coverage of the Olympics from Beijing. Events to be featured include men’s and women’s speed skating, women’s ice hockey, team figure skating, freestyle skiing and curling. The full schedule of Olympics events can be found here.

In other sports, ABC will continue its Saturday primetime NBA telecasts with coverage of the New York Knicks-Los Angeles Lakers contest. On the ice, ABC on Saturday will air the NHL All-star Game.

In the squared ring, Fox Sports will distribute a pay-per-view boxing card featuring a main event fight between welterweights Keith Thurman and Mario Barrios. 

Also, NBC Sports will provide weekend coverage of the Guinness Six Nations Rugby Championship on CNBC and streaming service Peacock. 

On the college basketball court Saturday, top-seeded Auburn faces Georgia on the SEC Network, second-ranked Gonzaga plays BYU on ESPN, and third-ranked UCLA battles Arizona State on ESPN2. Other games include fifth-ranked Kentucky-Alabama (ESPN),  seventh-ranked Arizona-No. 19 USC (Fox), eighth-ranked Baylor-No. 10 Kansas (ESPN), and ninth-ranked Duke-North Carolina (ESPN). On Sunday, sixth-ranked Houston will battle Cincinnati on ESPN2.■ 

R. Thomas Umstead
R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.