The Match II, The Last Dance, Game of Zones and More Coming to Your Screens

Corey KnappContributor IApril 27, 2020

Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods will meet again in a new version of The Match later this spring.
Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods will meet again in a new version of The Match later this spring.John Locher/Associated Press

The NFL draft over the weekend was the first semi-normal event the sports world has been able to watch and consume live in quite some time. And now for the first time since March, an actual event on the field—more specifically the course—is on the way.


What's Coming

Coming Soon to TNT: The Match II

For the first time since March, a live sporting event is finally within sight. Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will run back their match, this time joined by NFL legends Tom Brady and Peyton Manning. While we don't yet know specifically when in May or where it will take place, here's what we do know about this competition:

  • This Champions for Charity edition will raise money for coronavirus relief funds across the country.
  • The Match's first champion Mickelson will team with Brady, while Woods and Manning will play together.
  • TNT will broadcast the event, with additional coverage on Bleacher Report
  • Tiger and Peyton are early favorites, per FanDuel.

Check out highlights from The Match here and learn more about The Match II here.

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

🚨 It’s official: @TigerWoods, Peyton Manning, @PhilMickelson and @TomBrady all on one golf course ️ The Match: Champions for Charity is coming soon exclusively on TNT. All proceeds will benefit COVID-19 relief ⛳️https://t.co/yJFIflsCht https://t.co/OQcwiPTHCw


The Last Dance Continues 
Sunday at 9 p.m. (all times Eastern) on ESPN

This week the phenomenon that is ESPN's The Last Dance crosses its halfway point with Episodes 5 and 6. After setting a record for the network's most-viewed documentary in its first week (more than 6 million viewers), Sunday's episodes highlighted Dennis Rodman's contributions and impact on the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls as well as the team's rivalry with the Bad Boys of the Detroit Pistons. The upcoming episodes this Sunday will focus on the 1992 Dream Team and Kobe Bryant's first games against Michael Jordan.

With The Last Dance bringing in record ratings on ESPN, Jordan is using his revenue to make a significant charitable donation.

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

MJ is donating his entire share of the proceeds from The Last Dance to charity, which could reach up to $4M, per @Forbes https://t.co/zZO24eq43F


Classic NBA Finals Game 5s 
Wednesday night on ESPN

Relive two of the most comprehensive series wins in recent NBA history with the final games of the 2004 Pistons' and 2014 Spurs' title runs over stars like Kobe Bryant and LeBron James:

  • 2004 Los Angeles Lakers at Detroit Pistons, 7 p.m.
  • 2014 Miami Heat at San Antonio Spurs, 9:30 p.m.

The @spurs came back to win the 2014 NBA Finals in dominating fashion 😤 https://t.co/1RdG97W02v


Game of Zones Final Season Premiere 
Thursday on B/R app, YouTube

The seventh and final season of Bleacher Report's Game of Zones begins Thursday. The four-episode season will help give basketball fans something to follow while the season remains on hold. Pause the trailer below at the 0:22 mark to remember what Giannis looks like in an antler helmet.


#NBATogether with Ernie Johnson Jr.
Monday and Wednesday at 7 p.m. @NBA on Twitter

Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki and Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr joined Ernie Johnson on #NBATogether last week, discussing championships, mentors and Michael Jordan. Watch new interviews with new guests such as rookie superstar Zion Williamson on Monday and NBA icon Jerry West on Wednesday.


“It was the greatest feeling after these 10+ years of hard work." @swish41 describes his emotions after winning the 2011 NBA championship with the @dallasmavs on #NBATogether https://t.co/cbIWV1mpXJ


Best of B/R Live

Featured Event of the Day

  • Monday: Classic Champions League 2018 - Roma vs. Barcelona Leg 2
  • Tuesday: Classic Champions League 2017 - Manchester City vs. Monaco
  • Wednesday: Classic Champions League 2019 - Juventus vs. Ajax Leg 2
  • Thursday: Classic Champions League 2012 - Celtic vs. Barcelona
  • Friday: Classic NLL 2018 West Division Final - Calgary Roughnecks vs. Saskatchewan Rush
  • Saturday: Champions League Classic Matches Episode 3, featuring Barcelona vs. Arsenal 2010, Dinamo Zagreb vs. Lyon 2012, and Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid 2014
  • Sunday: AEW Dynamite Replays


B/R Live on IG Live

World Armwrestling League superstar Devon Larratt will take your questions Tuesday at 1 p.m. on our Instagram handle @BRLive


NFL Draft Recap

  • The biggest surprise: Rob Gronkowski came out of retirement and was traded to Tampa Bay for a fourth-round pick
  • Every quarterback picked: Joe Burrow No. 1 overall to Bengals, Tua Tagovailoa No. 5 to Dolphins, Justin Herbert No. 6 to Chargers, Jordan Love No. 26 to Packers (yes, really), Jalen Hurts in Round 2 to Eagles, Jacob Eason in Round 4 to Colts, Jake Fromm in Round 5 to Bills
  • The most consistent team: The Panthers used all seven of their picks on defensive players, the first time that has been done in the common draft era.

For grades on every pick from every round, go here.

Our favorite tweet of draft weekend:

Pete Blackburn @PeteBlackburn

What you thought quarantine would be like vs. what it's actually like https://t.co/TIKQnC8VpL


Catch Up on the Headlines

MLB disciplines Red Sox for sign-stealing

While manager Alex Cora was suspended for a year, Boston escaped the larger punishments that befell the Houston Astros.

Bleacher Report MLB @BR_MLB

Red Sox receive penalty from sign-stealing investigation Boston will forfeit its 2020 2nd-round pick, Alex Cora banned through 2020 playoffs for conduct with Astros, per @Ken_Rosenthal, @EvanDrellich https://t.co/dOnioH3FUg


Legendary coach retires

Muffet McGraw stepped down after a Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame career at Notre Dame that included two national titles, nine Final Fours and three Naismith Coach of the Year AwardsRead more


Sports Internet, Quarantined

Tennis legends on Instagram

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are the two greatest tennis players of all time, and the longtime rivals have developed into close friends. The pair surprised fans everywhere last week with a conversation on Instagram Live, where fellow legend Andy Murray also joined in. 

The players discuss their career matchups and plans for the future, while fathers Federer and Murray joked with Rafa about the early wake-up calls he's missing since he doesn't yet have kids of his ownWatch the full video here.

Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar @rnadalacademy

After 15 years playing against each other... We had the first meeting between @RafaelNadal & @rogerfederer in @instagram! 😍 Dis you enjoy it? 😊 https://t.co/5Pe7gwwB5x


Slow motion: Liverpool's Dejan Lovren 1, His Kid 0

Everyone has different parenting techniques.

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

Liverpool's Dejan Lovren vs. his kid 😅 (via dejanlovren06/IG) https://t.co/qj8PvZF5TF


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