Viewers's guide to the craziest day in sports
Saturday, May 2, will be one of the craziest days in sports this year.
The 2015 NFL draft comes to a close with Rounds 4 through 7 wrapping up the three-day event. The Kentucky Derby takes place with all eyes on favorite American Pharoah. There's a full slate of 15 major league baseball games, as well as playoff contests in the NBA (a decisive Game 7 between the Spurs and Clippers in Los Angeles) and NHL (Game 2 between the Capitals and Rangers in New York). Finally, there's the long-awaited boxing showdown between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.
Here's a viewing guide to help you keep track of all the action:
2015 NFL draft: Day 3, Rounds 4-7
Time: Noon–8 p.m. ET
Why you should watch: If you're a die-hard fan looking to satisfy your football fix, you'll get eight hours of draft action to tide you over until training camps begin in a couple months. And if you're a Jets fan, you can satisfy your urge to boo.
Kentucky Derby Day
Time: Noon–4 p.m. ET
Channel: NBC Sports Network
Why you should watch: Who doesn't enjoy seeing people wearing ridiculous hats as they drink mint juleps and cheer on tiny humans riding horses around a track? This preview show leads into the actual race coverage (listed below).
Washington Capitals at New York Rangers (Game 2)
Time: 12:30 p.m.–4 p.m. ET
Why you should watch: This Eastern Conference second round series marks the fifth time the Rangers and Capitals have met in the postseason in the last seven years, with the teams splitting their four previous matchups. This year's showdown got off to a thrilling start in Game 1 on Thursday, when Washington's Joel Ward scored the game winner with 1.3 seconds left.
New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox
Time: 1:35 p.m. ET
Channel: MLB Network
Why you should watch: Aside from the fact that it's one of the most classic rivalries in all of sports, Alex Rodriguez enters the afternoon with a chance to break his tie with Willie Mays at fourth on the all-time career home run list. A-Rod matched Mays Friday night with his 660th homer.
Kentucky Derby: From Churchill Downs
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Why you should watch: Tune in to see if American Pharoah, a 5-2 favorite, lives up to the hype.
PGA Tour WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship
Time: 7:20 p.m.–11 p.m. ET
Why you should watch: With a $9.25 million purse, this tournament has a lot of money on the line as some of the world's top pros battle it out.
San Antonio Spurs at Los Angeles Clippers (Game 7)
Time: 8 p.m.–10:30 p.m. ET
Why you should watch: The first round of the NBA playoffs hasn't exactly been exciting, save for a few games—and the entire Clippers-Spurs series. This matchup could just as easily have been the Western Conference finals.
Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao
Time: 9 p.m.–1:30 a.m. ET
Why you should watch: In a clash-up of styles, we'll get to see undefeated champion Mayweather, a defensive genius, face off against the offensive force of the 57-5-2 Pacquiao in a welterweight title bout that is one of the most anticipated sporting events in years. This fight has been in the making for more than half a decade and will break all sorts of records for gate receipts and pay per view buys. More importantly, it'll settle the raging debate over who is the better fighter.