Sports are starting to significantly return. Here’s a guide to watch sports this weekend, including the start of horse racing’s Triple Crown with the Belmont Stakes
Belmont Stakes, Saturday
For the first time in history, the Belmont Stakes will be the first leg of the American Triple Crown of horse racing. Coverage begins at 2:45 pm ET on NBC.
Usually the last of the three races, the Belmont Stakes was moved from Saturday, June 6 to Saturday, June 20 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The distance was shortened from 1 1/2-miles (12 furlongs) to 1 1/8-miles.
Premier League, Saturday and Sunday
The Premier League returned to the pitch on Wednesday and Friday and continues through the weekend with coverage on NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Gold.
The marquee game of the weekend is the Merseyside Derby. Liverpool will inch closer to its first Premier League title (and first top-flight trophy in 30 years) with a win against its longtime rival. Coverage begins Sunday at 2 pm ET on NBC.
As for the rest of the Premier League schedule, see below.
Premier League on NBC schedule
Saturday, June 20: Watford v. Leicester, 7:30 a.m. NBCSN
Saturday, June 20: Brighton v. Arsenal, 10 a.m. NBCSN
Saturday, June 20: West Ham v. Wolves, 12:30 p.m. NBC
Saturday, June 20: Bournemouth v. Palace, 2:45 p.m. Gold/Peacock
Sunday, June 21: Newcastle v. Sheffield United, 9 a.m. NBCSN
Sunday, June 21: Aston Villa v. Chelsea, 11:15 a.m. NBCSN
Sunday, June 21: Everton v. Liverpool, 2 p.m. NBC
PGA Tour, Saturday and Sunday
This weekend’s RBC Heritage featured yet another stacked field to watch sports this weekend. That’s fitting since it’s Father’s Day weekend, which would usually have the last rounds of the US Open. (That’s been moved to Aug. 6-9.)
You can watch rounds 3 and 4 on CBS and Golf Channel.
NASCAR Cup and Xfinity races at Talladega
NASCAR’s been back on the track for nearly a month. It’s first trip to Talladega this year for the Geico 500 will see the series start to expand its audience. It will allow up to 5,000 fans to attend the race.
On the track, Martin Truex Jr., who is seeking his first Cup points wins on a superspeedway, will start on the pole. Coverage begins Sunday at 3 pm ET on FOX.
Saturday’s Xfinity race starts at 5:30 pm ET, with coverage on FS1.