If you’re anything like us, you may be wondering how you’re going to fill that sports-sized void now that most leagues are either cancelled or postponed. Hopefully live games are back in no time, but in the meantime, Sling TV is putting together a list of what to watch in the sports world. Check back here every Friday for an updated list.
You can find everything from your “Sports” tab in the app. The “On Now” ribbon has everything new and live in the world of sports. Scroll down for ribbons organized by sport, where you’ll find great documentaries and On Demand games and events from the past year. Here’s what you can look forward to this week.
We could all use some good news these days and the world of basketball delivered, as ESPN announced that they would move up their Michael Jordan documentary The Last Dance up to April 19. If that wasn’t enough, the NBA and ESPN also announced that there will be a players-only NBA 2K tournament. The tournament will feature 16 NBA stars — including Kevin Durant, Donovan Mitchell, Andre Drummond, and DeMarcus Cousins — playing in a virtual tournament. Here is the schedule for this weekend’s tournament.
Friday, April 3: ESPN
7-7:30 p.m. ET: NBA 2K Players Tournament Preview Show
7:30-8:30 p.m. ET: Derrick Jones Jr. (16) vs. Kevin Durant (1)
Friday, April 3: ESPN2
8:30-11:30 p.m. ET
Sunday, April 5: ESPN2
12-4 p.m. ET
Tuesday, April 7: ESPN2
7-11 p.m. ET
Semifinals & Finals
Saturday, April 11: ESPN
Timing to be announced.
All games will be available on ESPN3 and the Sports Tab following live competition.
Hot off the presses, TNT just announced Shaq Life narrated by Samuel L. Jackson. Starting April 9, every Thursday night is now Shaq night. To lead into the new docuseries, Shaq will take you into his home and chat with his celebrity friends on how they are dealing with the quarantine. Then at 9 p.m. ET the documentary airs, taking you behind the scenes of one of the most interesting personalties in the world of sports (and otherwise).
WrestleMania 36 is still set to take place this weekend, without any fans in the stands. That’s not the only change to the format: For the first time ever, WrestleMania will be a two-night event, taking place Saturday and Sunday April 4-5. Although WrestleMania is available through traditional FOX PPV outlets and the WWE Network, FS1 will have preview coverage of night two starting at 6 p.m. ET. Click here for the full schedule.
Also on Sunday April 5, NASCAR is holding its weekly virtual racing series on FS1 at 1 p.m. ET. This week’s eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series pits top drivers against one another at “Bristol Motor Speedway.” All of this content can be found conveniently in your Sports Tab.
Tune in here every Friday for the latest developments in the world of sports television. The best thing about sports is people of all walks of life coming together. Since we can’t do that right now, let’s congregate around the TV. In the end, we’re all on the same team.