Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) will be among the competitors to control teams on the Madden NFL 21
video game in the virtual 2021 NFL Pro Bowl, which airs Sunday on the NFL's social media channels. File Photo by David Tulis/UPI | License Photo
Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Elite football players will compete virtually in a unique 2021 NFL Pro Bowl on Sunday in one of this weekend's most intriguing sports events. College prospects will showcase their skills Saturday in the Senior Bowl.
Dozens of NHL, NBA and college basketball regular-season contests also fill the weekend slate from Friday night through Sunday. And many of the world's best golfers are competing in the 2021 Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines' South Course in La Jolla, Calif.
The NFL's Pro Bowl will be held in a virtual fashion this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Rapper Snoop Dogg, Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson and Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry will be among the competitors to control the teams Sunday on the Madden NFL 21 video game.
The game will stream at 5 p.m. EST on the NFL's YouTube, Twitter and Facebook channels. It also will air on the EA Madden NFL Twitch account.
Former NFL wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray, Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams, former NFL running back Marshawn Lynch and NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace also will control the teams for the event.
Superstars will flood the court for some great NBA matchups this weekend. Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and the Boston Celtics host LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the reigning champion Los Angeles Lakers in one of the best matchups.
The Lakers and Celtics tip-off at 8:30 p.m. EST Saturday on ABC.
ESPN will televise two primetime matchups Friday night. Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans host Giannis Antetokounmpo's Milwaukee Bucks in the first game at 7:30 p.m. EST. The network will then air a game between Luka Doncic's Dallas Mavericks and Donovan Mitchell's Utah Jazz at 10 p.m.
The Brooklyn Nets' new 'Big 3' of Kyrie Irving, James Harden and Kevin Durant will face Bradley Beal, Russell Westbrook and the Washington Wizards at 7 p.m. EST Sunday on NBATV.
Many of the best college football players in the country will be in action for the 2021 Senior Bowl on Saturday in Mobile, Ala. The annual All-Star game gives NFL teams a chance to evaluate prospects after the college football season and before the NFL Draft.
The 2021 Senior Bowl airs at 2:30 p.m. EST on NFL Network.
The National Team, led by Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores, features projected first-round picks in Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith and running back Najee Harris, and Washington defensive lineman Levi Onwuzurike.
Smith will not participate in the game, but is still in attendance for meetings and interviews with NFL personnel.
The American Team, led by Carolina Panthers coach Matt Rhule, features projected first-round picks in Alabama quarterback Mac Jones and offensive lineman Alex Leatherwood, and Florida wide receiver Kadarius Toney.
Farmers Insurance Open: Second round from 3 to 7 p.m. EST on Golf Channel
Saint Louis at Richard at 6:30 p.m. EST on ESPN2
Xavier at Butler at 6:30 p.m. EST on FS1
Coastal Carolina at Georgia Southern at 8:30 p.m. EST on ESPN2
Iowa at Illinois at 9 p.m. EST on FS1
Boise State at Colorado State at 11 p.m. EST on FS1
Bucks at Pelicans at 7:30 p.m. EST on ESPN
Mavericks at Jazz at 10 p.m. EST on ESPN
Blue Jackets at Blackhawks at 8 p.m. EST on NHL Network
Alabama at Oklahoma at noon EST on ESPN2
Providence at Georgetown at noon EST on FS1
Clemson at Duke at noon EST on ESPN
Texas Tech at LSU at 2 p.m. EST on ESPN2
Florida at West Virginia at 2 p.m. EST on ESPN
TCU at Missouri at 2 p.m. EST on ESPNU
Villanova at Seton Hall at 3 p.m. EST on Fox
Wisconsin at Penn State at 3 p.m. EST on Big Ten Network
Auburn at Baylor at 4 p.m. EST on ESPN
Florida State at Georgia Tech at 4 p.m. EST on ACC Network
Arkansas at Oklahoma State at 4 p.m. EST on ESPN2
Oregon at USC at 5:30 p.m. EST on Fox
Xavier at Butler at 5:30 p.m. EST on FS1
Virginia at Virginia Tech at 6 p.m. EST on ACC Network
Kansas at Tennessee at 6 p.m. EST on ESPN
Iowa State at Mississippi State at 6 p.m. EST on ESPN2
Oregon State at UCLA at 7 p.m. EST on Pac 12 Network
Minnesota at Purdue at 7:30 p.m. EST on Big Ten Network
Gonzaga at Pepperdine at 8 p.m. EST on ESPN2
Texas at Kentucky at 8 p.m. EST on ESPN
Creighton at DePaul at 8 p.m. EST on CBSSN
Stanford at Arizona State at 10 p.m. EST on ESPN2
Senior Bowl at 2:30 p.m. EST on NFL Network
Farmers Insurance Open: Third round from 3 to 6 p.m. EST on CBS
Maple Leafs at Oilers at 7 p.m. EST on NHL Network
Islanders at Flyers at 7 p.m. EST on ESPN+
Bruins at Capitals at 7 p.m. EST on ESPN+
Lakers at Celtics at 8:30 p.m. EST on ABC
SMU at Houston at 1 p.m. EST on ESPN
Michigan State at Ohio State at 1 p.m. EST on CBS
Devils at Sabres at 1 p.m. EST on NHL Network
Panthers at Red Wings at 5 p.m. EST on NHL Network
Islanders at Flyers at 7 p.m. EST on ESPN+
Blues at Ducks at 8 p.m. EST on ESPN+
Farmers Insurance Open: Final round from 3 to 6:30 p.m. EST on CBS
Virtual Pro Bowl at 5 p.m. EST on NFL social media accounts and at Twitch.tv/EAMaddenNFL
Nets at Wizards at 7 p.m. EST on NBATV
St. Vincent-St. Mary High School senior LeBron James (L) drives around a Zanesvuille defender in Akron, Ohio, on February 14, 2003. James is expected to be the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. A couple months later, the Cleveland Cavaliers coach was suspended
because James worked out with the team before he graduated from high school. Photo by Tom Cammett/UPI | License Photo