Virginia Tech and Virginia both had byes last weekend, and head into the second half of the season 4-2.
Can they be contenders in the ACC’s Coastal Division?
The Hokies kick off the college weekend Thursday, visiting Pittsburgh at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN. Both teams stand 1-1 in conference play, with losses in the division.
Virginia won its first two conference games, and heads to Duke Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on ACC network. The Cavaliers closed the first half with a win over Pittsburgh, while the Blue Devils – defending division champion – dropped their first conference tilt.
FoxSports1 has Pac-12 action Thursday at 10 p.m., as Utah faces Oregon State.
Boise State plays Fresno State Friday at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
There’s a big battle in Tallahassee Saturday at 8 p.m., with the Seminoles hosting Notre Dame on ABC. In the afternoon, the offerings are Rutgers-Ohio State or UCLA at California, with ESPN2 showing the game not over the air in your area.
Texas A&M travels to Alabama at 3:30 p.m. on CBS.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Kansas State against Oklahoma, and Indiana hosts Michigan State at 3:30 p.m. Mississippi faces Tennessee at 7 p.m. followed by Stanford against Arizona State at 10:30 p.m.
Maryland meets Iowa on ESPN2 at noon. Missouri plays Florida at 7 p.m. before Nevada takes on BYU at 10:15 p.m.
West Virginia hosts Baylor at noon on FoxSports1. Oklahoma State travels to TCU at 4 p.m. before Washington faces Oregon at 8 p.m.
Comcast offers Towson-Delaware at 12:30 p.m.
The Redskins host the Titans on CBS Sunday at 1 p.m. Fox has the doubleheader action, with Falcons-Ravens early before the Giants take on the Cowboys.
CBS has the Patriots and Jets Thursday at 8:20 p.m., with Denver taking on the 49ers Sunday night on CBS. The Texans travel to Pittsburgh on ESPN Monday night.
North of the border, Ottawa plays Hamilton Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2 and Edmonton battles Saskatchewan Sunday at 4 p.m.
Kansas City clinched the American League berth in the World Series Wednesday, await the National League champ for Tuesday’s Game 1.
San Francisco hosts St. Louis in Game 5 of the National League championship series Thursday at 8 p.m. on FoxSports1. If necessary, the series returns to Busch Stadium Saturday and Sunday.
NASCAR’s Chase for the Cup reaches the end of its second elimination round, with four more drivers ousted from the chase after Talladega Sunday. ESPN has coverage Sunday at 2 p.m. after Fox shows the Truck Series Saturday at 1 p.m.
The Capitals host New Jersey Thursday at 7 p.m. on Comcast and Florida comes to town Saturday at 7 p.m.
Notre Dame plays Lake Superior State in college ice hockey Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 6 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
Portland plays Real Salt Lake Friday at 10 p.m. on NBC Sports network while Dallas battles Colorado Saturday at 3 p.m. ESPN2 offers Houston against New England Thursday at 8 p.m. and Galaxy-Sounders Sunday at 8:15 p.m.
In Premier League play, Manchester City meets Tottenham Hotspur Saturday at 7:45 a.m. followed by Crystal Palace-Chelsea. There’s two more games on Sunday, as Queens Park Rangers faces Liverpool at 8:30 p.m. and Stoke City clashes with Swansea City at 11 a.m.
NBA preseason play continues Friday at 7 p.m. with Charlotte visiting the Wizards on Comcast.
Boston College meets Louisville in college field hockey Friday at 3 p.m. on Comcast.
Clemson hosts Pittsburgh in college volleyball Sunday at 1 p.m. on Comcast.
One series to go in each league until the World Series.
The American League championship series starts Friday at 8 p.m. on TBS, with the Orioles hosting Kansas City at Camden Yards. Neither team has been to the World Series since the mid-1980s, and the Royals are making their first postseason appearance since the championship season of 1985.
Game 2 will be Saturday at 4 p.m. The series shifts to Kansas City Monday at 8 p.m.
Action in the National League starts Saturday at 8 p.m. on Fox, as the Cardinals host San Francisco. The teams have alternated making the World Series since 2010, with the Giants claiming two crowns and the Cardinals winning in 2011 before falling to the Red Sox last season.
Game 2 will be Sunday at 8 p.m. on Fox before heading to the Bay Area Tuesday.
The NFL weekend begins Thursday on CBS with the Colts visiting the Texans at 8:20 p.m. NBC brings the NFC East battle between the Giants and Eagles Sunday night, and the 49ers take on the Rams Monday on ESPN.
Sunday’s slate includes Ravens at Tampa Bay on CBS at 1 p.m. Fox has the doubleheader, bringing the Packers at Miami at 1 p.m. before the Redskins head to the desert to battle the Cardinals at 4:25 p.m.
BYU visits Central Florida Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN to start the college football weekend. Stanford hosts Washington State Friday at 9 p.m. on ESPN.
Notre Dame’s ACC schedule continues Saturday at 3:30 p.m. when North Carolina comes to town on NBC.
ABC brings the Red River rivalry between Texas and Oklahoma at noon, and at 3:30 p.m. offers Michigan State-Purdue or TCU against Baylor. ESPN2 shows the game not seen over the air in your area.
It’s SEC doubleheader weekend on CBS, with Georgia against Missouri at noon before second-ranked Auburn battles Mississippi State at 3:30 p.m. Fox offers Oregon against UCLA at 3:30 p.m.
Top-ranked Florida State visits Syracuse at noon on ESPN. Alabama tries to bounce back against Arkansas at 6 p.m. before Mississippi meets Texas A&M at 9 p.m.
Wisconsin hosts Illinois at noon on ESPN2. It’s back to the Big Ten at 7 p.m. when Penn State clashes with Michigan and Southern Cal travels to Arizona at 10:30 p.m.
FoxSports1 offers Oklahoma State visiting Kansas at 4 p.m.
Duke clashes with Georgia Tech on the ACC network at 12:30 p.m.
Comcast brings CAA action Saturday at 12:30 p.m., with Towson taking on James Madison. Boston College battles North Carolina State at 3:30 p.m.
William & Mary tackles New Hampshire at 3:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
NASCAR has its final night race, with ABC covering the Sprint Cup action from Charlotte Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The Nationwide racers go Friday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2, with qualifying for the Sprint Cup race Thursday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
Formula One racers visit Russia Sunday at 6:30 a.m. on NBC Sports network. There’s qualifying Saturday at 7 a.m. after practice Friday at 6 a.m.
Ice hockey season begins Thursday on Comcast, with the Capitals hosting Montreal at 7 p.m. The Capitals travel to Boston Saturday at 7 p.m.
NBC Sports network offers the Avalanche at Wild Thursday at 9 p.m.
The Wizards have a preseason contest with Detroit Sunday at 1 p.m. on Comcast.
Vancouver visits Seattle in MLS play on NBC Sports network Friday at 10 p.m. Dallas takes on the Galaxy Sunday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
The road to Euro2016 continues Thursday at 2:30 p.m. when Spain faces Slovakia on ESPN2. There’s an international friendly between Honduras and Mexico Thursday at 8:55 p.m. on ESPN2, and the United States meets Ecuador Friday at 6:40 p.m. on ESPN. Mexico meets Panama on ESPN2 Sunday at 4:55 p.m.
Louisville takes on Florida State in ACC women’s volleyball Friday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
Baseball has released the schedule for the rest of the division round.
Right now, we know there will be at least two games Monday – but could be four.
Don’t lock in your plans until Sunday night, but here’s an idea what’s ahead.
Since the Orioles and Tigers is the only series without a west coast contestant, they get the early times each day.
Orioles fans who are complaining need to blame the Pirates.
Two teams from Los Angeles and two teams from the Baltimore-Washington area topped the major leagues all season long.
Will they continue their dominance in October?
With the wild-card games done, the 2014 Major League Baseball postseason continues Thursday at 5:37 p.m. on TBS, with the Orioles hosting the Tigers. Baltimore won its first division crown since 1997, while the Tigers have four straight AL Central titles.
Anaheim, winner of the most games this season, takes on wild-card winner Kansas City at 9:07 p.m. The Royals won Tuesday in their first postseason appearance since 1985.
There’s four games Friday, starting noon on TBS with the Orioles and Tigers. The Nationals, fresh off their second NL East crown in three years, host the Giants on FoxSports1 at 3 p.m.
The Cardinals and Dodgers start their series at 6:30 p.m. on FoxSports1, and it’s Game 2 of the Angels and Royals on TBS at 9:30 p.m.
The second games in the National League will be Saturday. FoxSports1 has the Nationals and Giants at 5:30 p.m. before MLB network carries the Cardinals and Dodgers.
Both American League Series change venues Sunday, with Detroit hosting the Orioles at 3:30 p.m. on TBS before Royals takes on the Angels at 7:30 p.m.
The best-of-five series continue through Thursday, if necessary.
The Vikings and Packers start the NFL weekend Thursday at 8:25 p.m. on CBS. The Redskins and Seahawks close the week’s action Monday night on ESPN.
CBS has the Sunday doubleheader, starting at 1 p.m. with Ravens-Colts before the Chiefs travel to San Francisco. Fox will show Falcons against the Giants at 1 p.m., and the undefeated Bengals battle New England at 8:20 p.m. on NBC.
ESPN has a college football twinbill Thursday, with Central Florida against Houston at 7 p.m. followed by second-ranked Oregon hosting Arizona at 10:30 p.m. MASN2 offers Florida Atlantic against FIU at 7 p.m.
ACC newcomers meet Friday at 7 p.m., with Louisville traveling to Syracuse before Utah State battles BYU at 10:15 p.m.
Virginia Tech plays North Carolina Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in the ACC network game of the week.
Maryland makes its Big Ten home debut on ABC at noon, taking on Ohio State. Top-ranked Florida State takes on Wake Forest at 3:30 p.m., while other areas of the country will see Baylor-Texas. It’s back to the Big Ten for primetime, with Nebraska at Michigan State at 8 p.m.
Notre Dame meets Stanford on NBC at 3:30 p.m. while CBS brings Alabama-Mississippi.
Fox offers Oklahoma against TCU at 3:30 p.m., followed by Arizona State meeting Southern Cal at 7:30 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Texas A&M taking on Mississippi State. In primetime, LSU clashes with Auburn at 7 p.m. followed by Utah against UCLA at 10:30 p.m.
Illinois meets Purdue on ESPN2 at noon, followed by Wisconsin-Northwestern at 3:30 p.m. Then its’ off to the ACC for Miami battling Georgia Tech at 7:30 p.m.
Oklahoma State tangles with Iowa State at noon on FoxSports1.
Virginia hosts Pittsburgh Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on Comcast, after Stony Brook meets Towson at 3:30 p.m.
MASN has Marshall against Old Dominion at noon followed by the Big 12 contest between Kansas and West Virginia.
North of the border, ESPN2 brings Calgary and Saskatchewan at 10 p.m.
ESPN2 has high school football from Georgia Friday at 7 p.m., with Norcross meeting North Gwinett.
NASCAR’s Chase for the Cup enters its second round this weekend, with 12 racers still in the chase at Kansas. The flag drops Sunday at 2 p.m. on ESPN, and the Nationwide racers hit the track Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN.
NBC Sports network has the Japanese Grand Prix Sunday at 1:30 a.m. There’s qualifying Saturday at 1 a.m. and practice Friday at 1 a.m.
The Capitals close out the preseason against the Flyers Thursday at 7 p.m. and Hurricanes Sunday at 3 p.m. on Comcast.
Philadelphia faces Chicago in MLS play Thursday at 8 p.m. on ESPN2.
D.C. United hosts Sporting Kansas City Friday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network, and there’s a pair of contests Saturday – Houston against the Red Bulls at 6 p.m. and Portland battling San Jose at 11 p.m.
Aston Villa meets Manchester City Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on NBC. Liverpool takes on West Bromwich Albion Saturday at 10 a.m. on NBC Sports network, and there’s two more Premier League games Sunday – Manchester United facing Everton at 7 a.m. before Chelsea-Arsenal.
Europa League action resumes Thursday on FoxSports1, with Krasnodar vs. Everton at noon before Tottenham Hotspur meets Besiktas at 3 p.m.
Virginia Tech visits North Carolina in women’s soccer Friday at 4 p.m. on Comcast.
Duke takes on Louisville in college field hockey on Comcast Friday at 6 p.m.
NBC offers the Bourbon Stakes from Kentucky Sunday at 5 p.m.
Lots of excitement in Scotland the last week.
It continues this weekend with the Ryder Cup.
The 12-member United States team will try to claim the trophy on foreign soil for the first time in many years. Golf Network carries the first day’s matches Friday, starting at 1:30 a.m.
Saturday’s competition begins on NBC at 3 a.m., and the final battle for the Cup starts Sunday at 7 a.m. with all 12 golfers competing in singles matches – all trying to reach enough points to claim the cup. Europe retains it with 14 points, and the United States needs 14 1/2 to bring it home.
Hail to the Redskins as they get to host the CBS Thursday night game against the Giants at 8:20 p.m.
The Ravens host Carolina Sunday at 1 p.m. on CBS, while Fox starts its day at 1 p.m. with the Packers taking on the Bears. Undefeated Philadelphia faces the 49ers in the late afternoon game on Fox.
NBC offers the Cowboys and Saints Sunday night at 8:20 p.m., with the Chiefs battling the Patriots on ESPN Monday night.
The college weekend starts Thursday on ESPN when Texas Tech takes on Oklahoma State at 7:30 p.m. FoxSports1 offers UCLA against Arizona State at 10 p.m.
Old Dominion makes its C-USA home debut Friday at 8 p.m. on FoxSports1, facing Middle Tennessee. New Mexico battles Fresno State on ESPN at 8 p.m.
Virginia Tech hosts Western Michigan on the ACC network Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
Top-ranked Florida State visits North Carolina State on ABC at 3:30 p.m., with other areas seeing Minnesota-Michigan. ESPN2 has the game not seen over-the-air in your area. Syracuse battles Notre Dame in the Meadowlands at 8 p.m.
CBS brings Texas A&M against Arkansas at 3:30 p.m. while Fox has a pair of contests – Stanford against Washington at 4:15 p.m. before Baylor battles Iowa State at 8 p.m.
Georgia clashes with Tennessee on ESPN at noon, then it’s Missouri playing South Carolina at 7 p.m. Southern Cal faces Oregon State at 10:30 p.m.
ESPN2 offers Michigan State-Wyoming at noon. It’s off to the ACC at 7:30 p.m. with Duke meeting Miami.
Kansas takes on Texas at 4 p.m. on FoxSports1.
Boston College hosts Colorado State at 12:30 p.m. on Comcast, then it’s a pair of CAA contests – Delaware against James Madison before Towson faces Maine at 7 p.m.
MASN2 offers UTEP at Kansas State at noon.
ESPN has high school football Friday at 9 p.m. with Bishop Gorman of Nevada taking on St. John Bosco.
The Orioles close out a series with the Yankees – and Derek Jeter’s home career – Thursday at 7 p.m. on MASN before heading to Toronto for a regular season-ending set on MASN2.
The Nationals host the Mets Thursday in a day/night doubleheader (1 p.m. on MASN and 7 p.m. on MASN2), then move to MASN for four games with the Marlins including a day/night doubleheader Friday.
Derek Jeter’s career ends at Fenway Park, and Fox has Saturday’s contest at 1 p.m. before TBS shows the season finale Sunday at 1:30 p.m. FoxSports1 has the Pirates against Reds Saturday at 1:05 p.m.
NASCAR visits Dover this weekend, with the bottom four in the 16-member Chase for the Cup seeing their dreams dashed. ESPN has the action Sunday at 2 p.m. The Nationwide drivers race Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN.
The Revolution visit Sporting Kansas City Friday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network, and D.C. United takes on Philadelphia Saturday at 3 p.m.
The Galaxy take on the Red Bulls on ESPN2 Sunday at 8:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network has three Premier League contests Saturday, starting at Liverpool-Everton at 7:45 a.m. Manchester United clashes with West Ham United at 10 a.m. followed by Arsenal against Tottenham Hotspur. West Bromwich Albion battles Burnley Sunday at 11 a.m.
The Capitals have a preseason contest against the Bruins Friday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
NBC Sports network offers the Jockey Cup Gold Cup Saturday at 5:30 p.m.
Last year’s Super Bowl wasn’t a treat for Peyton Manning.
But he gets a second chance at the Seahawks this week. The teams meet at 4:25 p.m. on CBS.
The Broncos bolted out to a 2-0 start, one of seven teams to begin the year perfect. The Seahawks fell to San Diego last week after their season opening victory over the Packers.
Kirk Cousin and the Redskins take on Philadelphia Sunday at 1 p.m. on Fox, while the Ravens visit Cleveland on CBS.
The NFL weekend starts Thursday at 8:20 p.m. on CBS, with the Buccaneers traveling to Atlanta. The Steelers and Panthers cap Sunday’s action on NBC, and ESPN brings the Bears’ visit to the New York Jets Monday.
Auburn and Kansas State kick off the college football weekend Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN. Connecticut visits South Florida Friday at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
Top-ranked Florida State gets tested by Clemson on ABC Saturday at 8 p.m. In the afternoon, ABC offers Utah at Michigan or Texas A&M facing SMU. ESPN2 has the game not shown over the air in your area.
Third-ranked Alabama faces Florida at 3:30 p.m. on CBS, while Oklahoma and West Virginia clash on Fox at 7:30 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Virginia Tech hosting Georgia Tech, then Virginia heads to BYU at 3:30 p.m. In primetime, Mississippi State faces LSU before Oregon tangles with Washington State at 10:30 p.m.
Wisconsin battles Bowling Green on ESPN2 at noon. Miami faces Nebraska at 8 p.m.
Comcast carries a pair of games from the CAA, with James Madison visiting Villanova at 12:30 p.m. before New Hampshire plays Richmond.
Louisville tries to bounce back from its loss to Virginia, taking on Florida International on FoxSports1 at 3:30 p.m. San Diego State battles Oregon State at 10:30 p.m.
Maryland left the ACC, but they appear on the ACC network this week with a trip to Syracuse at 12:30 p.m.
Old Dominion takes on Rice on MASN2 at noon.
ESPN2 has Texas high school football Thursday with Lubbock Central against Stephenville at 9 p.m.
With division titles in hand, the Orioles and Nationals rest up and gear up for the postseason this weekend. Boston comes to Baltimore for the final regular season home series Friday through Sunday on MASN, while Washington heads to Miami on MASN Thursday and MASN2 the rest of the weekend.
The Royals host the Tigers in a battle for the AL Central, with coverage on ESPN2 Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m. on Fox and Sunday at 1:35 p.m. on TBS. The Dodgers and Cubs also meet on Fox Saturday at 1 p.m.
ESPN shows the Reds and Cardinals Sunday at 8 p.m.
NASCAR visits New Hampshire for the second race in the Chase for the Cup. ESPN has coverage Sunday at 2 p.m.
NBC Sports network carries the Singapore Grand Prix Sunday at 7:30 a.m. There’s practice Friday at 9:30 a.m.
D.C. United visits Chicago Saturday at 8:30 p.m. on Comcast. Colorado takes on Real Salt Lake Friday at 10 p.m. on NBC Sports network, and there’s a pair of games Saturday – Vancouver-Portland at 5 p.m. followed by the Red Bulls against Seattle.
West Ham takes on Liverpool Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on NBC. Queens Park Rangers face Stoke City Saturday at 7:45 a.m. on NBC Sports network, then Aston Villa meets Arsenal at 10 a.m. Chelsea clashes with Manchester City at 11 a.m.
The NHL preseason begins on Comcast Sunday at 5 p.m., with the Capitals hosting Buffalo.
NBC Sports network offers equestrian show jumping from Central Park Thursday at 7 p.m.
Two and a half more weeks left in Derek Jeter’s last season – unless the Yankees can make the postseason.
The Yankees’ hopes for one more playoff run may depend on this weekend’s series in division-leading Baltimore – four games starting Friday at 1 p.m. on MASN.
Friday’s day-night doubleheader is due to a rainout in August. Both Friday games will be on MASN, with Saturday afternoon’s contest on Fox and Sunday night on ESPN.
Jeter played at Camden Yards in the postseason of 1996 and 2012. Winning this series may keep his postseason hopes alive a little while longer.
The Nationals visit the Mets, with games on MASN Thursday, Saturday and Sunday while Friday’s contest is on MASN2.
Fox also shows the Braves against the Rangers Saturday at 1 p.m. The Padres meet the Diamondbacks on FoxSports1 Saturday at 8 p.m., and TBS shows the AL Central battle between the Indians and Tigers.
CBS starts its Thursday night NFL package with the Steelers visiting the Ravens at 8:30 p.m.
The 49ers open their new stadium against the Bears Sunday at 8:30 p.m. on NBC while the Eagles visit the Colts on ESPN Monday night.
The Redskins head to Jacksonsville Sunday at 1 p.m. on CBS, with Broncos-Chiefs as the nightcap. Fox shows the Cardinals at Giants at 1 p.m. in the Harrisonsburg area.
ESPN starts the college football weekend Thursday at 9 p.m. when BYU hosts Houston. Friday, Baylor visits Buffalo at 8 p.m.
Fresh off the big win over Ohio State, Virginia Tech hosts East Carolina Saturday at noon on ESPN. Virginia opens its ACC season, facing Louisville on the ACC network at 12:30 p.m.
The SEC on CBS kicks off at 3:30 p.m. when Georgia faces South Carolina.
Notre Dame hosts Purdue at 7:30 p.m. on NBC, while Fox has a pair of contests – Illinois-Washington at 4 p.m. followed by UCLA-Texas.
ABC starts its day at noon with either Kent State-Ohio State or Boise State against Connecticut, with the game not over the air in your area on ESPN2. Arkansas tangles with Texas Tech at 3:30 p.m. and the primetime matchup brings Tennessee against Oklahoma.
Iowa battles Iowa State on ESPN at 3:30 p.m., and Boston College hosts Southern Cal at 8 p.m. Third-ranked Alabama faces Southern Miss at 6 p.m., and it’s Rice against Texas A&M at 9 p.m.
FoxSports1 starts its day at noon with Pittsburgh traveling to Florida International. Minnesota travels to TCU at 4 p.m.
There’s a pair of ACC teams on Comcast, with Georgia Tech hosting Georgia Southern at noon followed by Duke-Kansas.
Texas-San Antonio visits Oklahoma State at 7 p.m. on MASN2.
Comcast offers high school football between DeMatha and LaSalle Friday at 7:30 p.m.
It’s Race for the Chase time, starting at Chicagoland Sunday at 2 p.m. on ESPN. The Nationwide racers will go fast Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
The PGA tour crowns its season-long champion in Atlanta this weekend. Coverage starts Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on NBC and Sunday at 3 p.m.
Liverpool faces Aston Villa in the Premier League Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on NBC. NBC Sports network has two games Saturday, with Arsenal-Manchester City at 7:45 a.m. followed by Chelsea meeting Swansea City. Manchester United meets Queens Park Rangers Sunday at 11 a.m.
Real Salt Lake visits Seattle on NBC Sports network Friday at 10:30 p.m. The Red Bulls take on Philadelphia Saturday at 3 p.m.
It’s the semifinals of the World Cup of basketball from Spain, with the first contest Thursday at 3 p.m. on ESPN and second Friday at 4 p.m. on ESPN2. The winners play for the title Sunday at 3 p.m. on ESPN2, and the third place game is at 1 p.m.
Phoenix tries to clinch the WNBA championship Friday, taking on Chicago in Game 3 at 8 p.m. Game 4, if necessary, will be Sunday at 5:30 p.m.