This Week In TPSports…Blastoff Edition!!! (Feb 23/09)

TPS Blaztoff EditionTotal Pro Sports- Starting this week we will be listing some sporting games and events to keep an eye out throughout the upcoming week. This weeks is the first edition and what a week it is.

Here are some things to keep an eye on:

UEFA Champions League
Tuesday, February 24 and Wednesday February 25 2:30 pm EST

The round of 16 in the European club soccer’s most prestigious event begins on Tuesday with a full slate of key matchups.  Athletico Madrid vs FC Porto, Lyon vs Barcelona, Arsenal vs Roma, and perhaps the most interesting, Inter vs Manchester United will all likely provide some great highlights and highly skilled matchups.  As if that was not enough, Wednesday also has its fair share of stellar contests, featuring Real Madrid vs Liverpool and Chelsea vs Juventus.

NHL, San Jose Sharks vs Detroit Red Wings
Wednesday February 25, 7:30 pm EST

Pavel Datsyuk

Two of the elite teams, and perhaps the two best teams, in the NHL square off in a matchup that could prove to be significant for the battle for home ice advantage in the Western Conference semi-finals.  With the Sharks in first with 89 points and the Red Wings trailing them by three with three more games played, Detroit will need this one to stay in striking distance of San Jose down the final stretch.  Watch for the battle of highly skilled players like Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau and Dan Boyle of the Sharks against Henrik Zetterberg, Marian Hossa, Pavel Datsyuk and Nicklas Lidstrom of the Red Wings.  This should be a good one.

Lebron and YaoNBA, Cleveland Cavaliers vs Houston Rockets and Phoenix Suns vs LA Lakers
Thursday, February 26, 8pm EST and 10:30 pm EST

This week’s TNT double header has some flare to it. Lebron will take on Yao in the opener and Nash will battle Kobe in the late game. King James is always worth the air time and the Cavs trip into the West should be an interesting test for a team that looks to be a strong contender this year. As for the late game, the Suns may be hurt, but they are still lighting up the scoreboard. Can the Lakers defense slow them down?

Alex RodriguezMLB Spring Training
Wednesday, February 25, 1pm EST

In case you haven’t noticed, baseball is not only about figuring out who is on steroids and who isn’t. They actually do play baseball games once in a while. The beginning of the Spring Training season begins on Wednesday. And where will the Yankees be? In Dunedin, Florida playing the Toronto Blue Jays.

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