Gordon’s last ride

Jeff Gordon made his Winston Cup debut at the final race run by Richard Petty in 1992.
Sunday, he can go out like a king.
Gordon and three other drivers will battle for the season-long run Sprint Cup championship at Miami Homestead. NBC has coverage Sunday at 3 p.m.
Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. complete the four-man final field. The driver who finishes best among those four will be crowned the season champion.
The final Xfinity race will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on NBC while FoxSports1 has the Truck Series finale Friday at 8 p.m.
The Titans take on Jacksonsville in NFL Network’s Thursday night game. The Bengals head to Arizona on NBC Sunday night, while the Patriots face the Bills on ESPN Monday night.
Fox shows the Redskins’ contest with the undefeated Panthers Sunday at 1 p.m., followed by the Packers against Vikings. CBS offers the Broncos without Peyton Manning against the Bears at 1 p.m.
The college football weekend begins Thursday when East Carolina heads to South Florida on ESPN at 7:30 p.m. Air Force tangles with Boise State Friday at 9:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
Frank Beamer takes on the Lane Stadium sideline for the final time Saturday, with the Hokies meeting North Carolina on ESPN at noon.
Fenway Park hosts Notre Dame and Boston College on NBC Sports network at 7:30 p.m.
ABC starts its day at noon when Michigan takes on Penn State. Ohio State plays Michigan State at 3:30 p.m., with TCU-Oklahoma in primetime.
Mississippi battles LSU at 3:30 p.m. on CBS, with UCLA and Utah on Fox at 3:30 p.m. followed by Baylor meeting Oklahoma State.
Syracuse takes on N.C. State at 12:30 p.m. on the ACC network, with some areas getting Miami-Georgia Tech.
Oregon takes on Stanford at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN, then it’s Mississippi State-Arkansas at 7 p.m. The night closes with the battle between California and Stanford.
Iowa battles Purdue on ESPN2 at noon, followed by top-ranked Clemson against Wake Forest. Tennessee takes on Missouri at 7:15 p.m. before Washington State hosts Colorado.
FoxSports1 offers Iowa State-Kansas State at noon and Arizona tangles with Arizona State at 3:30 p.m.
MASN2 offers West Virginia facing Kansas at noon, followed by Louisiana Tech-UTEP.
Lafayette tangles with Lehigh on MASN at 12:30 p.m., then it’s Ohio Valley action between Tennessee Tech and Tennessee State.
William & Mary tangles with Richmond at noon on Comcast, followed by UT-Chattanooga against Florida State.
NBC Sports network offers Brown-Columbia Friday at 7:30 p.m. and the Game between Harvard and Yale Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
The Capitals host the Stars Thursday at 7 p.m. on Comcast before Colorado comes to town Saturday at 7 p.m.
TNT offers Cavaliers meeting the Bucks Thursday at 8 p.m., followed by Warriors-Clippers. The Spurs play the Pelicans Friday at 8 p.m. on ESPN, with Bulls-Warriors as the nightcap.
ESPN2 has four contests from the college court Thursday, starting with Miami-Mississippi State at 5 p.m. Utah takes on Texas Tech at 7:30 p.m., followed by Virginia against Bradley and SMU facing Stanford at midnight.
Sunday on ESPN brings a Feast Week game at 1 p.m., followed by four more on ESPN2 starting at 3:30 p.m.
St. Johns hosts Rutgers Thursday at 7 p.m. on FoxSports1, then it’s Iowa-Marquette. Villanova takes on Akron in the NIT preseason tournament Sunday at 4:30 p.m.
George Washington takes on South Florida Thursday at 7 p.m. on MASN2, while MASN offers Nicholls State against Southeastern Louisiana. Oklahoma takes on McNeese State Friday at 8 p.m. on MASN2.
Brown battles Providence on MASN2 Saturday at 7 p.m.
On the women’s hardcourt, Mississippi meets Middle Tennessee Sunday at 2 p.m. on MASN2.
It’s Conference final time in the MLS, with Columbus against the Red Bulls on ESPN Sunday at 5 p.m. followed by Dallas-Portland at 7:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
NBC has Liverpool facing Manchester City Saturday at 12:30 p.m. Watford meets Manchester United Saturday at 7:30 a.m. on NBC Sports network, and it’s Tottenham Hotspur against West Ham United Sunday at 11 a.m.
Conference USA crowns its women’s volleyball champions Sunday at 4 p.m. on MASN2.

 


GameDay in Harrisonburg

ESPN’s College GameDay likes to feature the top matchup of the day for its Saturday morning show.
This week, the best game is in Harrisonburg.
The GameDay crew will do their show before the 7-0 Dukes face 5-1 Richmond, a first visit by the national show to a campus in the CAA. The show starts at 9 a.m. with cut-ins during SportsCenter Friday and earlier Saturday.
Game time is 3:30 p.m., with coverage scheduled for Comcast-plus.
The college football weekend starts Thursday when Temple tangles with East Carolina at 7 p.m. on ESPN2. California takes on UCLA at 9 p.m. on ESPN.
Memphis meets Tulsa at 8 p.m. on ESPN Friday, with Utah State against San Diego State at 10:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
Clemson heads to Miami Saturday at noon on ABC, with either Texas Tech-Oklahoma or Indiana against Michigan State at 3:30 p.m. The game not shown over the air will be in ESPN2.
In primetime, top-ranked Ohio State travels to Rutgers.
Alabama hosts Tennessee on CBS at 3:30 p.m., and Fox has Utah battling Southern Cal at 7:30 p.m.
Louisville battles Boston College on the ACC network at 12:30 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with second-ranked Baylor facing Iowa State. Penn State and Maryland meet in Baltimore at 3:30 p.m., then Texas A&M travels to Mississippi at 7 p.m. The nightcap brings Washington-Stanford at 10:30 p.m.
Nebraska hosts Northwestern at noon on ESPN2. It’s off to the ACC at 7 p.m. for Florida State facing Georgia Tech and Wyoming heads to Boise State at 10:15 p.m.
Comcast has an ACC doubleheader, with North Carolina State-Wake Forest at noon followed by Virginia’s trip to North Carolina. Towson takes on Villanova at 7 p.m.
Kansas State travels to Texas at noon on FoxSports1, then it’s Kansas-Oklahoma State.
MASN2 has a doubleheader from C-USA, with Rice-Army at noon followed by North Texas facing Marshall. Abilene Christian takes on Incarnate Word on MASN at 3:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network goes to the Ivy League for Yale-Pennsylvania Friday at 7 p.m.
The Seahawks visit San Francisco Thursday night on CBS. The Eagles head to Carolina Sunday night on NBC, with the Ravens and Cardinals battling Monday at 8:25 p.m. on ESPN.
Fox has Sunday’s doubleheader, with the Buccaneers at the Redskins at 1 p.m. followed by Cowboys-Giants. CBS brings the Steelers and Chiefs at 1 p.m.
ESPN2 has a high school contest between Paramus Catholic and IMG Academy from Florida Friday at 7 p.m.
The American League Championship Series heads back to Kansas City for Game 6 Friday at 8 p.m. on FoxSports1. Game 7, if necessary, will be Saturday at 8 p.m.
The Mets await the winner when the World Series begins Tuesday on Fox.
NASCAR heads to Talladega for the weekend, with coverage of the Sprint Cup race Sunday at 2 p.m. on NBC Sports network. The Truck Series hits the track Saturday at 1 p.m. on Fox.
NBC carries the Formula One United States Grand Prix Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
The Capitals continue their Canadian road trip, taking on Vancouver Thursday at 10 p.m. on Comcast before going to Edmonton Friday at 9 p.m.
Notre Dame takes on Minnesota-Duluth Saturday at 6:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
TNT gears up for the NBA season with Golden State at the Lakers Thursday at 10 p.m.
Chelsea takes on West Ham United Saturday at 10 a.m. on NBC Sports network, with Arsenal-Everton on NBC at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Sunderland faces Newcastle United at 7 p.m. followed by Manchester City against Manchester United. NBC carries Liverpool’s contest with Southampton at noon.
D.C. United clashes with Columbus Sunday at 5 p.m. on Comcast and FoxSports1. Sporting Kansas City takes on the Galaxy Sunday at 7 p.m. on ESPN.
FoxSports1 has competition in the Europa League Thursday, with Tottenham Hotspur taking on Anderlecht at 1 p.m. and Liverpool against Rubin Kazan at 3 p.m.
Virginia hosts Louisville in women’s soccer Thursday at 5:30 p.m. on Comcast.
Brazil and the United States meet in an international friendly on FoxSports1 Sunday at 3 p.m.
Illinois and Purdue tangle in women’s volleyball Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN2.


Baseball’s Final Four

The Cubs are there.
The Blue Jays and Royals survived elimination games Wednesday to make it.
Either the Mets or Dodgers become the final member of the championship series field tonight (8 p.m. on TBS).
Coverage of the American League Championship Series starts Friday at 7:30 p.m. on Fox, with Toronto in Kansas City. Game 2 will be Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
The National League series starts on TBS Saturday at 7:30 p.m., with Game 2 at 7:30 p.m.
CBS has the Falcons’ meeting with the Saints Thursday at 8:25 p.m. The Colts battle the Patriots Sunday night on NBC, with ESPN featuring Giants-Eagles Monday night.
The Redskins visit the Jets Sunday at 1 p.m. on Fox. The Ravens head to San Francisco in the CBS late game, after the Bengals face the Bills.
The college football weekend starts Thursday with a pair of games on ESPN – Auburn visiting Kentucky at 7 p.m. followed by UCLA-Stanford. Cincinnati travels to BYU Friday at 8 p.m. and ESPN2 offers UNLV against Fresno State at 10:30 p.m.
ABC starts Saturday with Mississippi-Memphis and Iowa taking on Northwestern at noon, with the game not shown over the air on ESPN2. Kansas State hosts Oklahoma at 3:30 p.m., and in primetime it’s Penn State meeting Ohio State.
It’s an SEC top 10 battle on CBS at 3:30 with Alabama visiting Texas A&M. Southern Cal and its new coaching staff head to Notre Dame on NBC at 7:30 p.m.
West Virginia battles Baylor at noon on Fox.
The ACC network offers Pittsburgh and Georgia Tech at 12:30 p.m.
ESPN has the ACC contest between Louisville and Florida State at noon, Michigan-Michigan State at 3:30 p.m. Florida faces LSU at 7 p.m. and fourth-ranked Utah meets Arizona State at 10 p.m.
Nebraska clashes with Minnesota on ESPN2 at 3:30 p.m. and it’s Iowa State against TCU at 7:30 p.m. The nightcap features Oregon and Washington at 10:30 p.m.
Texas Tech takes on Kansas on FoxSports1 at noon and Arizona heads to Colorado at 9 p.m.
Comcast brings Virginia’s homecoming contest against Syracuse at 3:30 p.m. after New Hampshire battles William & Mary at noon.
Florida International faces Middle Tennessee on MASN2 at noon. MASN offers Sam Houston State against Abilene Christian at 3:30 p.m. and Eastern Illinois-Tennessee State at 7 p.m.
In high school football, Gonzaga and DeMatha clash on ESPN2 Friday at 7 p.m.
North of the border, Hamilton tangles with Montreal Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN2.
NASCAR hits Kansas for the weekend, with Sprint Cup action Sunday at 1:30 p.m. on NBC. The Xfinity Series goes Saturday at 4 p.m. on NBC Sports network, after practice for both groups Friday starting at 1 p.m.
The Capitals host the Blackhawks Thursday at 7 p.m. on Comcast and Carolina Saturday at 7 p.m.
D.C. United hosts Chicago on Comcast Sunday at 2 p.m.
Houston faces Seattle on ESPN Sunday at 5 p.m. while FoxSports1 offers Portland taking on the Galaxy at 7 p.m.
Tottenham Hotspur goes against Liverpool on NBC Sports network Saturday at 7:45 a.m., followed by Everton-Manchester United. Newcastle United faces Norwich City Sunday at 11 a.m.
Preseason basketball continues on Comcast with the Wizards facing the 76ers Friday at 7 p.m.
Kansas State meets Oklahoma in women’s volleyball on MASN2 Friday at 7 p.m.


39 bowls

You’ve got to get up early to catch the first kickoff of the 2014-15 bowl season.
The first of 39 postseason games starts Saturday at 11 a.m. in New Orleans, with Nevada meeting Louisiana-Lafayette on ESPN.
The action heads to New Mexico at 2 p.m. as Utah State faces UTEP. ABC joins the action at 3:30 p.m. from Las Vegas with Utah against Colorado State and there’s two more contests on ESPN to close out the night – Western Michigan battling Air Force from Boise at 5:45 p.m. and the Camellia Bowl from Birmingham as South Alabama battles Bowling Green.
Winning teams will be hoisting various trophies now through January 12 – when one team holds the national championship trophy aloft.
The final Thursday night game of the season matches Tennessee and Jacksonville on NFL Network. The Redskins have a Saturday afternoon contest with the Eagles on NFL Network before CBS shows the Chargers and 49ers in primetime.
The Ravens face the Texans on CBS at 1 p.m. Sunday before the Colts visit the Cowboys. Fox in Harrisonurg will offer something Sunday – still to be determined Wednesday night although Saints-Falcons tops the potential slate.
Arizona visits Seattle on NBC Sunday night, and the Bengals host the Broncos in the Monday night finale on ESPN.
North Dakota State hosts Sam Houston State on ESPN2 Friday at 8 p.m. in one of the championship series semifinals.
NCAA Division II crowns its champion Saturday at 4 p.m. as Minnesota State-Mankato battles Colorado State-Pueblo on ESPN2.
TNT offers the Knicks against the Bulls Thursday at 8 p.m., with Thunder-Warriors as the nightcap. Portland visits San Antonio on ESPN Friday at 8 p.m. and the Thunder meet the Lakers at 10:30 p.m.
The Wizards battle the Heat Friday at 7:30 p.m. on Comcast and host the Suns Sunday at 6 p.m.
Duke tangles in Connecticut Thursday at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
CBS has a big doubleheader Saturday, with Ohio State-North Carolina at 1 p.m. followed by UCLA against Kentucky. Villanova hosts Syracuse on Fox Saturday at 1 p.m.
ESPN2 has four games Saturday, starting with SMU meeting Michigan at noon and Missouri facing Illinois at 2 p.m. N.C. State travels to West Virginia at 9:30 p.m., and the night closes with Utah-UNLV.
FoxSports1 has three games Friday, starting with St. Mary’s at St. Johns at 7 p.m. Marquette hosts Texas A&M at 9 p.m. before Arizona takes on UTEP. Western Kentucky faces Louisville Saturday at noon, then it’s Butler-Indiana.
Mount St. Mary’s meets American on Comcast Saturday at 1 p.m.
George Mason tackles Iona on NBC Sports network Saturday at 7 p.m.
MASN offers Appalachian State against Charlotte Thursday at 8 p.m. and Chattanooga-Middle Tennessee Friday at 8 p.m. Sunday at 3 p.m., Middle Tennessee battles Tennessee State.
Texas Tech hosts Arkansas-Pine Bluff Friday at 9 p.m. on MASN2. There’s a pair of games on the slate Saturday, starting at noon with Charlotte-Georgetown. South Florida faces Florida State in the Orange Bowl Classic at 2 p.m., and Creighton clashes with North Texas Sunday at 2 p.m.
ESPN2 offers high school basketball from Illinois Friday, with Simeon against St. Rita at 6:30 p.m.
The Capitals take on the Blue Jackets Thursday at 7 p.m. on Comcast and visit the Devils Saturday at 7 p.m.
NBC Sports network brings Manchester City against Crystal Palace Saturday at 7:45 a.m. There’s a pair of games Sunday, with Newcastle United facing Sunderland at 8:30 a.m. and Liverpool-Arsenal at 11 a.m. NBC plans to show a game Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
The NCAA crowns its volleyball champion this weekend. BYU meets Texas on ESPN2 Thursday at 7 p.m., followed by Penn State against Stanford. The final will be Saturday at 7:30 p.m.


How the West is won

There’s four berths in the new college football playoff.
150px-SEC_new_logoAnd three teams in the SEC West in the top four this week, vying for a playoff spot.
The real college playoffs begin Saturday, when No. 4 Mississippi seeks to bounce back from its’ first loss as No. 3 Auburn comes to town. Kickoff is 7 p.m. on ESPN.
Top-ranked Mississippi State takes on Arkansas on ESPN2 at 7:15 p.m. Alabama, ranked sixth in the first poll that will determine the January 1 semifinal matchups, has the weekend off before a big contest with LSU next week.
The top four contenders already have big plans for Thanksgiving weekend. Mississippi and Mississippi State will tangle in the Egg Bowl while Auburn-Alabama try to top last year’s Iron Bowl.
The college weekend starts Thursday in the ACC, with Florida State visiting Louisville at 7:30 p.m. Tulane takes on Cincinnati Friday at 8 p.m.
The Service Academies star in CBS’s triple-header Saturday. Army hosts Air Force at 11:30 a.m., and Navy faces Notre Dame at FedEx Field at 8 p.m. In between, Florida and Georgia battle at 3:30 p.m. in Jacksonville.
ABC brings the Big 12 battle between TCU and West Virginia or Purdue-Nebraska at 3:30 p.m., with the game not seen over-the-air in your area on ESPN2. In primetime, it’s Oklahoma State-Kansas State or Illinois facing Ohio State.
Fifth-ranked Oregon faces Stanford on Fox at 7:30 p.m.
Virginia Tech tries to bounce back at home, facing Boston College at 12:30 p.m. on the ACC network. Other areas will see North Carolina-Miami.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Wisconsin visits Rutgers. Arizona travels to UCLA at 10:30 p.m.
Maryland makes its first Big Ten trip to Penn State at noon on ESPN2 and the night ends at 10:45 p.m. with Wyoming-Fresno State.
Oklahoma State battles Iowa State at noon on FoxSports1, then Kansas visits Baylor at 4 p.m. Action continues from the Big 12 at 7:30 p.m. when Texas takes on Texas Tech, then it’s off to the west coast at 11 p.m. for Utah against Arizona State.
Comcast starts its day at noon with Villanova against Richmond, then North Carolina State visits Syracuse at 3:30 p.m.
NFL Network begins the weekend with Saints-Panthers Thursday at 8:20 p.m. NBC gets to show the AFC North battle between the Ravens and Steelers Sunday at 8:20 p.m., and the Colts meet the New York Giants on ESPN Monday at 8:20 p.m.
The Redskins head to Minnesota Sunday at 1 p.m. on Fox, while CBS shows Chargers against Dolphins at 1 p.m. and the Broncos-Patriots at 4:25 p.m.
It’s the first week of the NBA regular season – 82 games until the real action of the playoffs in April.  TNT offers Knicks- Cavaliers Thursday at 8 p.m., followed by the Thunder taking on the Clippers. ESPN has LeBron James and the Cavaliers’ trip to Chicago Friday at 8 p.m. and Clippers-Lakers in the nightcap.
The Wizards continue a Florida road trip Thursday at 7 p.m., facing the Magic on Comcast. The home opener is Saturday at 7 p.m. against the Bucks.
NASCAR heads to Texas this weekend. The flag drops on the Sprint Cup race Sunday at 3 p.m. on ESPN, while the Nationwide racers hit the track Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
The Formula One racers will also be in Texas, with the race Sunday at 3 p.m. on NBC. There’s qualifying Saturday at 1 p.m. and NBC Sports network has the practice Friday at 3 p.m.
For another kind of horsepower, NBC has the Breeders’ Cup Saturday at 8 p.m.
The Capitals host the Coyotes Sunday at 7 p.m. on Comcast. The Islanders visit San Jose on NBC Sports network Saturday at 10:30 p.m.
Notre Dame takes on Vermont Friday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The MLS playoffs start Thursday at 8 p.m. on ESPN2, as the Red Bulls and Sporting Kansas City meet in a conference knockout game. Seattle hosts Dallas Sunday at 9 p.m. in the Western Conference semifinals.
Liverpool faces Newcastle United at 8:45 a.m. on NBC Sports network, followed by Chelsea-Queens Park Rangers. Sunday’s action starts with Manchester City battling Manchester United at 8:30 a.m., then Aston Villa takes on Tottenham Hotspur.
On the college pitch, Clemson hosts North Carolina State Friday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
Miami meets North Carolina State in women’s volleyball Sunday at 1 p.m. on Comcast.
ESPN2 shows the New York City marathon Sunday at 9 a.m.


Fall Classic

A wild World Series heads to the west coast this weekend.
world series 2014Wild cards Kansas City and San Francisco continue the Fall Classic from McCovey Cove Friday on Fox at 8 p.m. The teams split the first two games in Kansas City.
Eight played a big part for both teams entering the series. The Royals won their first eight games this postseason, while the Giants have won eight straight postseason series – including the World Series in 2010 and 2012.
Game 4 is Saturday at 8 p.m., with Game 5 Sunday at 8 p.m. If necessary, the series returns to Kansas City Tuesday and Wednesday.
How about those Cowboys? The Redskins will find out Monday night, when they visit the division leaders on ESPN.
The run of Thursday night games on CBS ends when the Chargers visit the Broncos at 8:20 p.m. NBC shows the Packers and Saints Sunday at 8:30 p.m.
There’s breakfast-time football this Sunday, as the Lions meet the Falcons in London on Fox at 9:30 a.m. Most of Virginia will catch the 4 p.m. game between the Eagles and Cardinals, while the Fishersville area is scheduled to get Bears-Patriots.
The AFC North leading Ravens take on the Bengals at 1 p.m. Sunday, followed by Colts-Steelers.
Another Thursday night and another Hokie game – this time at home to Miami at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN.
Cincinnati hosts South Florida Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2, and BYU battles Boise State at 9 p.m. on ESPN. Oregon travels to California at 10 p.m. on FoxSports1.
Virginia looks to bounce back against North Carolina Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on the ACC network.
Top-ranked Mississippi State heads to Kentucky at 3:30 p.m. on CBS.
ABC spends the day in the Big Ten, with Michigan-Michigan State at 3:30 p.m. followed by Ohio State visiting Penn State at 8 p.m.
Fox offers Texas Tech against TCU at 3:30 p.m. FoxSports1 has a Conference USA matchup between Marshall and Florida Atlantic at 3:30 p.m. and a top-20 contest in the Pac-12 with USC against Utah at 10 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon when Texas travels to Kansas State, then West Virginia takes on Oklahoma State at 3:30 p.m. Primetime starts at 7:15 p.m. with Mississippi-LSU before Arizona State and Washington close out the night at 10:45 p.m.
Rutgers meets Nebraska at noon on ESPN2 and Oregon State faces Stanford at 3:30 p.m. Alabama meets Tennessee at 7:30 p.m.
MASN has a pair of contests, with Maine-Rhode Island at noon before Charleston Southern meets Coastal Carolina. Rice faces North Texas at noon on MASN2.
Delaware faces William & Mary on Comcast at 12:30 p.m.
On the high school gridiron, Cedar Hill battles Desoto at 8 p.m. Thursday on ESPN2.
NASCAR is down to its final four races, with only eight contenders left for the championship. Martinsville hosts this week’s race Sunday at 1:30 p.m. on ESPN. The truck series takes the track Saturday at 1:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
Capitals continue their west coast swing, meeting Calgary Saturday at 10 p.m. and Vancouver Sunday at 9:30 p.m. on Comcast.
On the college ice, Notre Dame hosts Niagara Saturday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The road to the women’s World Cup in Canada next year continues on FoxSports1, as the United States meets Mexico in the semifinals of CONCACAF Friday at 7:30 p.m. The championship match will be Sunday at 6 p.m., after the third place contest at 3 p.m.
It’s another day of matches in the Europa League on FoxSports1, with Everton against Lille Metropole at 1 p.m. before Tottenham Hotspur faces Asteras Napoli at 3 p.m.
NBC brings Leicester-Swansea Saturday at 12:30 p.m., then Manchester United plays Chelsea Sunday at noon. NBC Sports network starts its Premier League action Saturday at 7:45 a.m. when West Ham United meets Manchester City. Sunderland plays Arsenal at 10 a.m. and Everton takes on Burnley Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Seattle tangles with the Galaxy Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on NBC. Houston clashes with Chicago Thursday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network while ESPN2 has Kansas City against the Red Bulls Sunday at 8:30 p.m.
Virginia faces Wake Forest in men’s soccer on Comcast Friday at 6:30 p.m.
North Carolina hosts Florida State in women’s soccer Thursday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
In women’s volleyball, Syracuse meets Georgia Tech Friday at 8:30 p.m. on Comcast. Nebraska and Wisconsin clash on ESPN2 Sunday at 5 p.m.
Comcast shows the Marine Corps marathon Sunday at 7 a.m.


Thursday night Hokies

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.


Baseball’s Final Four

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.


Fall Classic

Tim McCarver was catcher on a pair of St. Louis World Series champions in the 1960s.
He gets to close his career announcing with 19th appearance in the Fall Classic.
series2013Game 2 of the World Series will be Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on Fox from Fenway Park. After Friday’s off day, the series heads to St. Louis Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Sunday’s Game 4 will be at 8 p.m., with Game 5 if necessary Monday night.
Boston and St. Louis have meet in some memorable Fall Classics, including the 1967 series that McCarver and the Cardinals won in seven games.
The teams last met for the championship in 2004, with the Red Sox winning four straight for their first title since 1918.
The Redskins get their chance to stop Peyton Manning and the Broncos in the second game on FOX Sunday. The Cowboys visit Detroit in the early game, while CBS offers Patriots-Dolphins at 1 p.m.
Carolina’s visit to Tampa Bay starts the NFL weekend Thursday on NFL network. NBC shows Packers-Vikings Sunday night at 8:30 p.m. while the Seahawks face the Rams on ESPN Monday night.
The college football weekend begins Thursday at 7:30 p.m. when Kentucky travels to Mississippi State. FoxSports1 has Marshall against new conference foe Middle Tennessee at 7:30 p.m.
BYU faces Boise State on ESPN Friday at 8 p.m.
Top-ranked Alabama hosts Tennessee Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on CBS, while Fox offers Texas Tech at Oklahoma at 3:30 p.m.
In primetime, Ohio State battles Penn State on ABC. The afternoon ABC choices are N.C. State traveling to Florida State or Michigan State-Illinois, with the game not seen in your area will be on ESPN2.
ESPN starts its day in the Big Ten at noon with Nebraska against Minnesota. Maryland takes on Clemson at 3:30 p.m. before a Pac-12 doubleheader – UCLA meeting Oregon at 7 p.m. followed by Stanford-Oregon State.
Louisville visits South Florida on ESPN2 at noon, then Missouri battles South Carolina at 7 p.m. The night closes at 10:30 p.m. with Fresno State playing San Diego State.
FoxSports1 offers West Virginia against Kansas State at 3:45 p.m., and two more games in primetime – Texas taking on TCU at 7:30 p.m. and California-Washington at 11 p.m.
Virginia tries to bounce back against Georgia Tech at 12:30 p.m. on the ACC network.
Towson takes on Richmond on Comcast at noon, then Boston College heads to North Carolina at 3:30 p.m.
MASN shows Oklahoma State against Iowa State at noon, while MASN2 offers Connecticut-Central Florida.
North of the border, Winnipeg visits Toronto on NBC Sports network Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Jimmie Johnson’s quest for another Sprint Cup championship continues at Martinsville Sunday at 1:30 p.m. on ESPN.
Formula One heads to India this weekend, with the Indian Grand Prix on NBC Sports network Sunday at 5:30 a.m. Practice is Friday at 4:30 a.m. and qualifying Saturday at 4:30 a.m.
It’s the final weekend of the MLS season, and NBC shows D.C. United against Houston Sunday at 1:30 p.m. There’s a pair of games on NBC Sports network Saturday afternoon – Kansas City-Philadelphia at 3 p.m. before Dallas goes against San Jose. ESPN shows Seattle against the Galaxy Sunday at 9 p.m.
In the Premier League, NBC Sports network starts the day at 7:45 a.m. with Crystal Palace against Arsenal. Manchester United faces Stoke City at 10 p.m. before Southampton meets Fulham. Sunday, Newcastle United takes on Sunderland at 9:30 p.m. followed by Chelsea-Manchester City.
ESPN2 has the Mexican League contest between Monarcas and Chivas de Guadalajara Friday at 8:25 p.m.
On the college pitch, Comcast shows Boston College at Clemson Friday at 6:30 p.m. The Duke women play Pittsburgh Sunday at 1 p.m.
The Capitals continue their road trip in Edmonton Thursday at 9:30 p.m. on Comcast, then face Calgary Saturday at 10 p.m.
Massachusetts faces Maine in college ice hockey on NBC Sports network Friday at 8 p.m.
On the race track, MASN heads to Keeneland Saturday at 4:30 p.m. for the Hagyard Fayette race.
Wake Forest hosts Miami in college volleyball Friday at 8:30 p.m. on Comcast. ESPN has Big Ten play Thursday at 9 p.m. between Ohio State and Penn State.


Peyton back at his place

No one has been able to stop Peyton Manning this season.
Will his former mates?
Manning and the Denver Broncos visit Indianapolis on NBC’s Sunday night game at 8:25 p.m. Manning won one Super Bowl during his 14-year tenure with the Colts. His quest for a second title has gotten off to a good start, with 22 touchdown passes in six wins.
Andrew Luck took the Colts to the playoff after taking over Manning’s quarterback slot, but his team enters the contest off a Monday night loss to San Diego.
In the afternoon, the Redskins host the Bears on Fox at 1 p.m. CBS has the doubleheader, with Patriots-Jets at 1 p.m. before the Ravens head to Pittsburgh at 4:25 p.m.
Seattle travels to Arizona for the Thursday night game on NFL network. The winless Giants host Minnesota Monday at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN.
Detroit hosts Game 5 of the American League championship series Thursday at 8 p.m. on Fox. Games 6 and 7 will be Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and, if necessary, Sunday.
The National League series returns to St. Louis Friday for Game 6 at 8 p.m. on TBS. If the Dodgers win, Game 7 will be Saturday.
The college football weekend begins Thursday with Miami taking on North Carolina at 7:30 p.m. Louisville hosts Central Florida Friday at 8 p.m.
CBS offers an SEC doubleheader Saturday, as Georgia meets Vanderbilt at noon before Auburn takes on Texas A&M at 3:30 p.m.
The ACC has a pair of teams in the top five – Clemson and Florida State – and they meet on ABC at 8 p.m. In the afternoon, it’s either Ohio State-Iowa or UCLA playing Stanford, with ESPN2 showing the game not seen over-the-air in your area.
Notre Dame meets Southern Cal on NBC at 7:30 p.m. and Fox goes early with TCU-Oklahoma State at noon.
ESPN starts and ends the day in the SEC. South Carolina meets Tennessee at noon, and Alabama battles Arkansas at 7 p.m. In between, Oklahoma plays Kansas at 3:30 p.m.
Minnesota takes on Northwestern at noon on ESPN2. The primetime doubleheader starts at 7 p.m. with LSU-Mississippi, then Oregon State goes to California at 10:30 p.m.
West Virginia welcomes Texas Tech at noon on FoxSports1, and Oregon hosts Washington State at 10 p.m.
Virginia hosts Duke at 3:30 p.m. on Comcast, after the CAA contest between Villanova and New Hampshire at noon.
MASN brings SMU at Memphis at noon, while MASN2 features Southern Mississippi taking on East Carolina.
ESPN has the BCS countdown show Sunday at 8:30 p.m.
There’s high school football from New Jersey Friday at 8 p.m. on ESPN2, with Don Bosco Prep meeting Paramus Catholic. FoxSports1 heads to Florida for Cypress Bay at St. Thomas Aquinas at 7 p.m.
With five races left in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, NASCAR visits Talladega Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN. FoxSports1 has the truck race Saturday at 4 p.m.
Indy Car concludes its season in California Saturday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The Capitals face Columbus Saturday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
D.C. United travels to Kansas City Friday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
Dallas hosts Seattle on NBC Saturday at 2:30 p.m. while the Galaxy head to San Jose on ESPN Sunday at 9 p.m.
In the Premier League, NBC shows West Ham against Manchester United Saturday at 12:30 p.m. Newcastle United faces Liverpool at 7:45 a.m. on NBC Sports network, followed by Manchester United-Southampton. Sunday at 11 a.m., it’s Aston Villa-Tottenham Hotspur.
On the college pitch, Syracuse plays North Carolina on Comcast Friday at 6:30 p.m. There’s women’s action Sunday on Comcast, as Syracuse meets N.C. State at 1 p.m. and Wake Forest goes against Clemson.
The Wizards gear up for the NBA season Thursday, facing the Knicks at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
From Keeneland, MASN offers the Raven Run at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
Iowa State takes on Texas in women’s volleyball Saturday at 7 p.m. on MASN2. Comcast brings Duke against Georgia Tech Friday at 8:30 p.m. after ESPN2 shows Michigan State against Minnesota Thursday at 8 p.m.