Matchup 102 years in the making

The Red Sox and Dodgers have been playing since before the first World Series.
But this year is only the second time they’ve met in the Fall Classic.
The series continues Friday with Game 3 from Los Angeles. Fox has coverage at 7:55 p.m., with games Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 7:55 p.m. if necessary.
Boston took a 2-0 series lead Wednesday, hoping to win its fourth World Series since 2004. The Dodgers, who lost last year’s Series in seven games, have not hoisted the trophy since 1988.
The Texans host the Dolphins Thursday on Fox.
CBS has the Ravens’ contest with the Panthers Sunday at 1 p.m. The Redskins battle the Giants on Fox at 1 p.m., followed by Packers-Rams.
The Saints take on the Vikings on NBC Sunday night, with Patriots-Bills on ESPN Monday at 8:15 p.m.
Virginia Tech hosts Thursday night football this week, facing Georgia Tech on ESPN at 7:30 p.m. West Virginia battles Baylor on FoxSports1 at 7 p.m. and Toledo takes on Western Michigan on ESPN2 at 7 p.m.
ESPN has a pair of contests Friday night, with Miami-Boston College at 7 p.m. followed by UCLA against Utah. Minnesota meets Indiana on FoxSports1 at 8 p.m.
The ACC network offers Virginia’s game with North Carolina Saturday at 12:20 p.m.
Clemson clashes with Florida State on ABC at noon, then it’s either Southern Cal-Arizona State or Houston against South Florida. The game not seen over the air in your area will be on ESPN2.
In primetime, it’s Oklahoma State-Texas.
CBS has the top 10 contest between Georgia and Florida from Jacksonville at 3:30 p.m. Notre Dame takes on Navy at 8 p.m.
Northwestern battles Wisconsin at noon on Fox, followed by Kansas State-Oklahoma.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Purdue takes on Michigan State. It’s Iowa-Penn State at 3 3:30 p.m., then Texas A&M takes on Mississippi State and Arizona hosts Oregon in the nightcap.
Texas Tech takes on Iowa State on ESPN2 at noon. Syracuse battles North Carolina State at 7 p.m., followed by Hawaii-Fresno State.
TCU tangles with Kansas at 3 p.m. on FoxSports1 and Washington clashes with California at 6:30 p.m.
There’s a pair of ACC games on NBC Sports Washington-plus Saturday, with Wake Forest-Louisville at noon before Duke takes on Pittsburgh at 3:30 p.m.
North of the border, Toronto tangles with Montreal on ESPN2 Sunday at 1 p.m.
On the high school gridiron, Hewitt-Trussville faces Thompson Friday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
NASCAR visits Martinsville as the playoff field has dropped to eight competitors vying for the season championship. NBC Sports network has the Monster Series Sunday at 2:30 p.m., with the Truck Series going on FoxSports1 Saturday at 1 p.m.
The Thunder take on the Celtics on TNT Thursday at 8 p.m., with Nuggets-Lakers in the nightcap.
NBC Sports Washington has the Wizards’ contest with Sacramento Friday at 10 p.m. and visit to the Clippers Sunday at 9:30 p.m.
The Capitals visit Edmonton Thursday at 9 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington, with a Saturday contest against Calgary at 4 p.m.
On the college ice, Notre Dame hosts Minnesota-Duluth Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
Sporting Kansas City meets Los Angeles FC on FoxSports1 Sunday at 4:30 p.m.
Cardiff City clashes with Liverpool on NBC Sports network Saturday at 9:55 a.m. NBC has Leicester City against West Ham at 12:30 p.m. Arsenal battles Crystal Palace Sunday at 9:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network.
In the Bundesliga, Werder Bremen takes on Leverkusen on FoxSports1 Sunday at 1 p.m.
Milan meets Sampdoria in Italian Serie A Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN.
Virginia hosts North Carolina State in women’s soccer Thursday at 6 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
There’s women’s volleyball between Duke and Pittsburgh Sunday at 1 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.


LeBron out west

The NBA opens its season in the midst of baseball playoffs, NFL football and college football.
What can bring attention to opening week?
LeBron James’ move to the Los Angeles Lakers.
James’ season debut against Portland will be on TNT Thursday at 10:30 p.m., and Houston visits for his first home game Saturday at 10:30 p.m. on ESPN.
Opening week continues on TNT Thursday at 8 p.m. when the Bulls takes on the 76ers, and ESPN has a doubleheader Friday with Celtics-Raptors at 8 p.m. followed by the Warriors facing the Jazz.
The Wizards face the Heat Thursday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington and take on the Raptors Saturday at 7 p.m.
Baseball’s postseason continues Thursday at 8 p.m. with Game 5 of the American League playoffs between the Red Sox and Astros on TBS. If needed, the series returns to Boston Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday.
The National League returns to Milwaukee for Game 6 Friday at 8:30 p.m. on FoxSports1. Game 7, if necessary, will be Saturday at 9 p.m.
The Broncos visit the Cardinals Thursday at 8:20 p.m. on Fox.
London games continue Sunday, with the Titans taking on the Chargers at 9:30 a.m. on CBS. The Patriots face the Bears at 1 p.m., with Redskins-Cowboys in the late afternoon slot. Fox carries the Panthers’ contest with the Eagles at 1 p.m.

Hot starts by the Bengals and Chiefs moved their contest to Sunday night on NBC, with Giants-Falcons on ESPN Monday at 8:15 p.m.
The college football weekend begins Thursday at 9 p.m. when Stanford takes on Arizona State on ESPN. Boise State battles Colorado State Friday at 9 p.m. on ESPN2.
TCU takes on Oklahoma on ABC Saturday at noon, then it’s Penn State-Indiana at 3:30 p.m. In primetime, Purdue hosts Ohio State.
Michigan meets Michigan State on Fox Saturday at noon before Colorado clashes with Washington. Oregon visits Washington State at 7:30 p.m.
Top-ranked Alabama takes on Tennessee on CBS at 3:30 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Auburn-Mississippi, followed by Clemson’s contest with North Carolina State. LSU meets Mississippi State at 7 p.m.
Iowa faces Maryland on ESPN2 at noon and Wake Forest takes on Florida State at 3:30 p.m. It’s East Carolina against Central Florida at 7 p.m., with Arizona-UCLA in the nightcap.
FoxSports1 has Wisconsin against Illinois at noon, then Kansas tangles with Texas Tech.
Virginia visits Duke on NBC Sports Washington at 12:30 p.m.
Bucknell battles Lafayette at noon on MASN.
NASCAR’s second segment of the playoffs closes this weekend in Kansas, with the Monster Series going on NBC Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The green flag drops on the Xfinity Series Saturday at 2:55 p.m.
The Capitals host the Panthers Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
NBC Sports network has the Wild against the Stars Friday at 8 p.m.
Chelsea clashes with Manchester United Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network before West Ham United faces Tottenham Hotspur. Everton battles Crystal Palace Sunday at 10:55 a.m.
In MLS action, Atlanta United takes on Chicago at 3 p.m. on ESPN followed by Minnesota against the Galaxy.
Wolfsburg takes on Bayern Munich Saturday at 9:30 a.m. on FoxSports1 and Hertha Berlin battles Freiburg Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Frosinone faces Empoli in Italian Serie A Sunday at 6:25 a.m. on ESPN2.
In women’s soccer, Virginia hosts Florida State Sunday at 1 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
NBC Sports network has Skate America Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m.
Stanford meets Oregon in women’s volleyball Sunday at 2 p.m. on ESPN2.


Baseball’s final four

In 1982, the Milwaukee Brewers represented the American League in the World Series.
In 2005, the Houston Astros represented the National League in the World Series.
This week, both will be playing to represent the other league in the 2018 World Series.
The Brewers host the Dodgers Friday at 8 p.m. on FoxSports1, with Game 2 Saturday at 4 p.m. on Fox Milwaukee moved to the National League in 1998 and reached this round just once – in 2011.
The Astros will attempt to defend their 2017 title while the Red Sox mark the 100th anniversary of their final championship of the 20th century.
Game 1 from Fenway Park will be Saturday at 8 p.m., with the second contest at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday’s NFL contest matches the Eagles and Giants on Fox.
The Redskins battle the Panthers on Fox Sunday at 1 p.m. CBS offers the Bengals and Steelers in the early game, with Ravens-Titans in the late afternoon slot. Some areas of Virginia will get the Cowboys’ contest against Jacksonville.
The Chiefs visit the Patriots on NBC Sunday night, with 49ers-Packers on ESPN Monday at 8:15 p.m.
The college football weekend begins Thursday when Texas Tech tangles with TCU on ESPN at 7:30 p.m.
Tulsa takes on South Florida Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN, followed by Arizona-Utah.
Notre Dame hosts Pittsburgh on NBC Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
It’s Nebraska-Northwestern on ABC at noon, then Washington takes on Oregon and South Florida faces Memphis at 3:30 p.m. The game not seen over the air in your area will be on ESPN2. In primetime, it’s Michigan-Wisconsin.
Second-ranked Georgia tangles with LSU at 3:30 p.m. on CBS.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Florida facing Vanderbilt, then Texas tangles with Baylor at 3:30 p.m. Top-ranked Alabama meets Missouri at 7 p.m.
Indiana battles Iowa on ESPN2 at noon. Virginia’s homecoming clash with Miami is at 7 p.m., with Hawaii-BYU as the nightcap at 10:15 p.m.
Minnesota meets Ohio State at noon on FoxSports1, followed by Purdue-Illinois and West Virginia’s contest with Iowa State at 7 p.m. Colorado clashes with Southern Cal at 10:30 p.m.
On the ACC network, Duke visits Georgia Tech at 12:20 p.m.
Louisville battles Boston College on NBC Sports Washington at 12:30 p.m.
ESPN2 has high school football from Georgia Thursday, with Archer meeting Grayson at 7 p.m. It’s Good Counsel against St. John’s of DC Friday at 7 p.m.
NBC carries NASCAR’s trip to Talledega Sunday at 2 p.m. The truck series goes on Fox Saturday at 1 p.m.
The Capitals visit the Devils Thursday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington and host Toronto Saturday at 7 p.m.
Croatia takes on England in the Nations League on ESPN2 Friday at 2:30 p.m. Poland battles Italy Sunday at 2:30 p.m. on ESPN.
The United States has an international friendly with Colombia Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
The Wizards’ preseason continues with a contest against Guangzhou Long-Lions Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington. LeBron and the Lakers take on the Warriors on ESPN2 Friday at 10:30 p.m.
Michigan State meets Ohio State in women’s volleyball on ESPN2 Sunday at 1 p.m. NBC Sports Washington has Pittsburgh against North Carolina State Sunday at 1 p.m.


Hunt for Mr. October

Three American League teams won over 100 games this season.
Only one can advance to the World Series.
The divisional playoffs start Thursday in the National League, with the Brewers hosting the Rockies on FoxSports1 at 5 p.m. The Dodgers and Braves meet on MLB network.
Friday’s action begins at 2 p.m. on TBS with the Astros taking on the Indians. It’s Brewers- at 4:15 p.m. on FoxSports1, and the Red Sox tangle with the Yankees on TBS at 7 p.m. The Dodgers and Braves have their second game at 9:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
TBS has the second game in both American League series Saturday at 4:30 and 8:15 p.m. The National League series move to Colorado and Atlanta Sunday, with Brewers against Rockies on MLB Network at 4:30 and the Braves meeting the Dodgers at 8 p.m. on FoxSports1.
The division round continues through Thursday, if necessary.
Fox starts the NFL weekend Thursday with the Colts taking on the Patriots at 8:20 p.m.
The Ravens battle the Browns on CBS Sunday at 1 p.m. Fox has Giants-Panthers at 1 p.m. followed by the Vikings’ contest with the Eagles in the late afternoon slot.
It’s the battle of Texas Sunday night on NBC with the Cowboys facing the Texans. The Redskins tangle with the Saints on ESPN Monday at 8:15 p.m.
The college football weekend begins Thursday at 8 p.m. when Houston hosts Tulsa on ESPN.
Georgia Tech takes on Louisville Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN, with Utah State-BYU on ESPN2 at 9 p.m.
Maryland meets Michigan on ABC Saturday at noon, then it’s Miami-Florida State at 3:30 p.m. In primetime, Notre Dame visits Virginia Tech.
Florida faces LSU at 3:30 p.m. on CBS.
Fox has Texas-Oklahoma at noon, then Indiana meets Ohio State and Washington clashes with UCLA at 7:30 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with top-ranked Alabama against Arkansas, then Clemson clashes with Wake Forest. Kentucky takes on Texas A&M at 7 p.m. and it’s Utah-Stanford at 10:30 p.m.
West Virginia hosts Kansas on ESPN2 at noon, and there’s more Big 12 action at 3:30 p.m. when Iowa State visits Oklahoma State. Auburn meets Mississippi State at 7:30 p.m.
Baylor battles Kansas State on FoxSports1 at 3:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh plays Syracuse on the ACC network at 12:20 p.m.
Boston College faces North Carolina State Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington, followed by Delaware-Richmond.
MASN has James Madison against Elon at noon.
The Capitals visit the Penguins Thursday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington. The Flyers visit Colorado Saturday at 9 p.m. and it’s Maple Leafs-Blackhawks Sunday at 7 p.m.
NBC Sports network continues coverage of the NHL’s Opening Week with Rangers hosting the Predators at 7:30 p.m. The Flyers take on the Golden Knights at 10 p.m.
NASCAR’s round of 12 begins at Dover this weekend, with the Monster Series race Sunday at 2 p.m. on NBC Sports network. The Xfinity Series goes Saturday at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
ESPN2 has the Japanese Grand Prix Sunday at 1:05 a.m., after qualifying Saturday at 1:55 a.m.
D.C. United takes on Chicago in MLS action Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN.
Brighton & Hove Albion meets West Ham United Friday at 2:55 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
It’s Tottenham Hotspur against Cardiff City Saturday at 10 a.m. on NBC Sports network while NBC features Manchester United-Newcastle.
Fulham faces Arsenal Sunday at 6:55 a.m., then Chelsea clashes with Southampton and Liverpool takes on Manchester City at 11:25 a.m.
In the Bundesliga, Hoffenheim takes on Eintracht Frankfurt Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on FoxSports1.
Texas Tech tangles with Oklahoma State in women’s college soccer Friday at 7 p.m. on MASN2. Sunday at 1 p.m., Texas faces West Virginia.
The NBA preseason continues on NBC Sports Washington with Heat-Wizards Friday at 7 p.m. ESPN has the Kings taking on the Warriors Friday at 10:30 p.m.
Miami meets North Carolina State in college volleyball on NBC Sports Washington Sunday at 1 p.m.