There are so many sports every weekend that it can be nearly impossible to keep track of them all. Here is a weekly guide to the five games/events/experiences that you will be in danger of missing if you make the mistake of going outside. We already have the Mayweather-McGregor bout covered in terms of viewing guide. If you don't know that's happening on Saturday at 11:30 p.m. ET on Showtime pay-per-view, we almost envy you -- welcome back from your time in the wilderness. For those who don't want to pay around $100 for an overhyped boxing match, there are plenty of other options, like ...

1. Players Weekend! The Cardinals-Pirates MLB Little League Classic in Williamsport, Pa., last weekend was the preview, but this weekend is the real deal: You can see all the new uniforms, and all the wacky names, in all the MLB games this weekend. (The national games are Mariners-Yankees on MLB Network on Saturday at 1:05 ET and TBS on Sunday at 1:05 ET and Mets-Nationals on FS1 on Saturday at 4:05 ET and ESPN on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET.) You may have your favorite nickname jerseys: I still enjoy Joey Votto's myself.

2. Football! Football! Actual football! The first full, intense, every-single-moment-there-is-football weekend isn't until next weekend, but still: There is legitimate, regular-season college football starting this Saturday. It's on television. The games count. There are even major conference teams in there. The most compelling game of the day is probably Colorado State, with promising young coach Mike Bobo, taking on Oregon State at 2:30 ET on CBS Sports Network. But there are four other games, including two on ESPN: Portland State-BYU at 3 p.m. ET and Stanford-Rice at 10 p.m. Consider it a warmup for the main act: It's like Umphrey's McGee warming up for Phish, if you're into that sort of sordid business.

3. Speaking of football …. The final NFL preseason game is August 31, which means this is the last weekend you can watch the NFL until there are actual games. The third preseason game is generally the best one: It's the one the starters play the most, anyway. And there's fun to be had this weekend too, because it's the first game ever at Atlanta's new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, their fancy new crazily domed stadium. The Falcons host the Arizona Cardinals in their new digs at 7 p.m. ET Saturay on CW 69 in Atlanta and NFL Game Pass. The first Game That Counts at the new stadium will be the Atlanta United-FC Dallas game on September 10. But where the game is at matters more than what happens in it: There's no better time to see a new stadium than during something as inconsequential as NFL preseason game.

4. Your Weekly MLB matchup rankings:

1. Mariners at Yankees
2. Brewers at Dodgers
3. Astros at Angels
4. Royals at Indians
5. Twins at Blue Jays
6. Orioles at Red Sox
7. Cubs at Phillies
8. Rockies at Braves
9. Rays at Cardinals
10. Giants at Diamondbacks
11. Rangers at A's
12. Mets at Nationals
13. Pirates at Reds
14. Padres at Marlins
15. Tigers at White Sox

5. Little League World Series championship! The games didn't end, as it turns out, when Andrew McCutchen and Tommy Pham left down. The Little League World Series championship game is on ABC at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday. We know you're simply going to cheer for the United States team, but remember that all these kids are winners, even the losers.


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