The snow has melted and the sun has appeared around our headquarters in Boston, and you know what that means – spring sports! The warmer weather allows athletes around the country to take their training and games outdoors. Simultaneously, those participating in winter sports find themselves in the thick of the playoff race. Here are the top 5 sporting events to look forward to this spring when you’re not busy training and improving your game.

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The 77th Masters Tournament
Where: Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, GA
When: April 11-14th, 2013

Tiger is back. Currently ranked number one in the world and a 3-1 favorite to win this year’s Masters, he is again at the center of attention. The first of four major championships on the PGA tour, the Masters Tournament will play host to several other players who will be tough to beat including: former number one in the world, Rory McIlroy; defending Masters Champ, Bubba Watson; and crowd favorite, Rickie Fowler. We know that there will be roars at Augusta, just not sure for whom.

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2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Hockey Frozen Four
Where: Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA
When: April 11-13th, 2013

The spots in the 2013 Frozen Four, NCAA Division I Men’s Hockey National Championship, are all filled after this past weekend’s action in the four regionals across the country. The winners of the four regionals – Quinnipiac, Yale, St. Cloud State, and UMass Lowell – will meet on the weekend of April 11-13 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to decide the 2013 National Champion. It is worth noting that the four schools in this year’s Frozen Four create a rare collection of teams in the final weekend of college hockey because all four are competing for their first National Championship in school history.

Kentucky Derby Horse Racing

The 139th Running of the Kentucky Derby
Where: Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY
When: May 4th, 2013

The chase for the elusive Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing (a horse must win the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes; Affirmed was the last Triple Crown winner in 1978) begins at Churchill Downs with the Kentucky Derby. Dubbed, “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports,” the Kentucky Derby promises to deliver enough action-packed adrenaline (and hopefully, earnings!) for even the most casual of sports fans.

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2013 UEFA Champions League Final
Where: Wembley Stadium, London, UK
When: April 11-14th

The UEFA Champions League Final is the culmination of Europe’s premier club soccer tournament. The 58th Champions League season (2012-2013) started with a total of 76 teams from 52 UEFA associations. Teams qualify for the prestigious tournament each year based on their performance in their respective domestic leagues. This year’s final promises to live up to the hype with the two best players on the planet, Leo Messi (Barcelona) and Ronaldo (Real Madrid), still vying for the coveted trophy.

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2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship
Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
When: May 27, 2013

The NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship determines the top men’s collegiate lacrosse team. Sixteen teams are selected for the tournament field based on their regular season performance. Perennial powerhouse, University of Maryland, looks to capture their third national championship after runner-up finishes the past two years (Loyola University Maryland, 2012 and University of Virginia, 2011). The 2013 NCAA Tournament field will be announced on May 6, 2013, so stay tuned!