Fall Classic

In the 1980s, Back to the Future II took us to 2015.
world series 2015The 2015 World Series takes us back to the 1980s.
Kansas City, which won its only championship in 1985, faces the 1986 champion New York Mets for this year’s crown. The Royals took the first two games of the series, outlasting the Mets in 14 innings in Tuesday’s opener.
Fox has coverage of Games 3 and 4, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. as play heads to New York. Game 5, if necessary, will be Sunday at 5 p.m.
If necessary, the series returns to Kansas City Tuesday and Wednesday.
CBS ends its run of Thursday night games with the Patriots hosting Miami.
A pair of undefeated teams collide Sunday night on NBC with the Broncos taking on the Packers, and the Colts visit the Panthers on ESPN Monday night.
It’s the third and final game from London Sunday, with the Lions and Chiefs meeting on Fox at 9:30 a.m. The Giants face the Saints at 1 p.m. before the Seahawks battle the Cowboys in the late afternoon contest.
CBS offers Chargers-Ravens at 1 p.m.
The college football weekend starts Thursday with North Carolina taking on Pittsburgh at 7 p.m. on ESPN. West Virginia travels to TCU at 7:30 p.m. on FoxSports1, and it’s Oregon-Arizona State at 10:30 p.m.
ESPN2 has a doubleheader Friday, with Louisville-Wake Forest at 7 p.m. followed by Wyoming against Utah State. FoxSports1 features Louisiana Tech and Rice at 8 p.m.
Syracuse heads to Florida State Saturday at noon on ABC, with either Clemson-North Carolina State or Maryland facing Iowa at 3:30 p.m. The game not shown on the air will be on ESPN2.
In primetime, Notre Dame takes on Temple.
CBS visits Jacksonville for Florida-Georgia at 3:30 p.m., while Fox offers Southern Cal against California at 3 p.m.
Virginia Tech takes on Boston College on the ACC network at 12:30 p.m. Virginia hosts Georgia Tech at 3 p.m. on Comcast.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Mississippi-Auburn, then Texas Tech takes on Oklahoma State at 3:30 p.m. Minnesota meets Michigan at 7 p.m. and it’s Stanford-Washington State at 10:30 p.m.
Penn State battles Illinois on ESPN2 at noon, and Vanderbilt heads to Houston at 7 p.m.
Kansas hosts Oklahoma at 3:30 p.m. on FoxSports1. Texas battles Iowa State at 7 p.m. before Arizona and Washington close out the night at 11 p.m.
Elon meets Stony Brook on MASN at noon, followed by McNeese State-Abilene Christian. MASN2 has a pair of games from C-USA, as Old Dominion hosts Western Kentucky at noon and Marshall clashes with Charlotte at 3:30 p.m.
Harvard hosts Dartmouth on NBC Sports network Friday at 7 p.m. There’s CAA action Saturday, with James Madison going to William & Mary at 4 p.m. before Maine meets Villanova.
ESPN2 has high school football Thursday at 8 p.m., as North Marion faces Hoover.
It’s down to the final four races of the NASCAR season, with Martinsville hosting the Sprint Cup this weekend. The green flag drops Sunday at 1:15 p.m., after qualifying Friday at 4 p.m. on Comcast and practice at 11 a.m. on NBC Sports network.
FoxSports1 has the Truck Series Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
NBA’s Opening Week continues Thursday on TNT, with the Hawks taking on the Knicks at 8 p.m. and Mavericks-Clippers in the nightcap. ESPN has the Heat and Cavaliers Friday at 7 p.m. followed by the defending champion Warriors taking on the Rockets.
Comcast has the Wizards’ home opener with Knicks Saturday at 7 p.m.
The Capitals clash with Columbus Friday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
It’s MLS playoff time, with a pair of games on ESPN Sunday at 3 and 5 p.m. and two more on FoxSports1 Sunday at 7 and 9:30 p.m.
Chelsea battles Liverpool on NBC Sports network Saturday at 8:45 a.m., followed by Manchester United and Crystal Place at 11 a.m. Sunday at 8:30 a.m., Everton meets Sunderland.
NBC carries the Breeders Cup Saturday at 4 p.m. NBC Sports network has earlier action Friday at 3 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m.


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.


The Chase is on

Sixteen NASCAR drivers have three races to survive and advance.
The Chase of the Cup begins Sunday at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports network at Chicagoland Speedway. Matt Kenseth posted his fourth win of the season last Saturday at Richmond, putting him atop the leaderboard with Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch.
Jeff Gordon made the chase in his final competitive season, and hopes to still be in contention when the final flag drops at Homestead in November. Race qualifying will be Friday at 6:30 p.m., with final practice Saturday at 2 p.m.
The Xfinity series hits the track Saturday at 6 p.m., after qualifying Saturday at 2:45 p.m.
The Truck Series runs Friday at 8:30 p.m. on FoxSports1 with qualifying at 4:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network has the Singapore Grand Prix Sunday at 7 a.m. There’s practice Friday at 9:30 a.m.
CBS’ portion of the Thursday night package kicks off this week when the Broncos visit Kansas City at 8:25 p.m.
The Redskins host the Rams on Fox Sunday at 1 p.m., followed by Cowboys-Eagles. The Ravens try to bounce back in Oakland on CBS at 4 p.m.
Seattle visits Green Bay on NBC Sunday night, then the Jets take on the Colts Monday night on ESPN.
The ACC kicks off the college weekend Thursday, with Clemson visiting Louisville on ESPN at 7:30 p.m. Florida State heads to Boston College Friday at 8 p.m.
Michigan State meets Air Force on ABC Saturday at noon. Miami meets Nebraska at 3:30 p.m., with some parts of the nation watching Ohio State-Northern Illinois while ESPN2 carries the alternate game. In primetime, Stanford faces Southern California.
LSU tangles with Auburn on CBS at 3:30 p.m. and NBC carries Notre Dame’s contest with Georgia Tech at 3:30 p.m. Fox brings Texas and California at 7:30 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Connecticut’s visit to Missouri. South Carolina tangles with Georgia at 6 p.m. and it’s Mississippi-Alabama at 9:15 p.m.
North Carolina heads to Illinois at noon on ESPN2, then Texas Tech takes on Arkansas at 7 p.m.
Oklahoma battles Tulsa on FoxSports1 at noon, with Texas-San Antonio facing Oklahoma State at 3:30 p.m. and it’s BYU-UCLA at 10:30 p.m.
Comcast has action from the CAA Saturday, with Delaware-Villanova at noon followed by James Madison meeting Albany.
ESPN2 offers high school football between Mississippi’s Wayne County and Archbishop Rummel of Louisiana Friday at 8 p.m.
The Orioles head to Tampa Bay Thursday on MASN2, while the Nationals start a series with the Marlins on MASN.
The Mets and Yankees battle Saturday at 1 p.m. on Fox and Sunday night on ESPN. Fox also offers Cubs-Cardinals Saturday, and the series closes Sunday at 2 p.m. on TBS. The Tigers and Royals meet on FoxSports1 Saturday at 7 p.m.
Chelsea clashes with Arsenal Saturday at 7:30 a.m. on NBC Sports network, and it’s Manchester City against West Ham United at 12:30 p.m. Southampton faces Manchester United Sunday at 11 a.m.
D.C. United plays Columbus Saturday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
ESPN carries Portland against the Red Bulls Sunday at 5 p.m. and Houston plays Philadelphia at 7 p.m. on FoxSports1.
The United States women and Australia play an international friendly on ESPN2 Sunday at 3 p.m.
The PGA tour has its BMW Championship on NBC Saturday at noon and Sunday at 2 p.m.
It’s conference semifinals time for the WNBA. Indiana plays Chicago on ESPN2 Thursday at 8 p.m., followed by Tulsa-Phoenix. The Mystics play game two of their series with the Liberty Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN, then it’s Minnesota-Los Angeles at 3 p.m.
The FIBA Eurobasket final will be Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN2.


Winning in Williamsport

Sixteen teams from around the world came to Williamsport last week.
One will leave Sunday as the Little League World Series Champion.
ABC has coverage of the final at 3 p.m. Sunday. The United States championship game will be Saturday at 3:30 p.m., after the international finale at 12:30 p.m.
Thursday features elimination games on ESPN, with Mexico facing Latin America at 4 p.m. and California-Texas at 8 p.m. and the winners advancing to weekend play.
The third place game will be Sunday at 11 a.m. on ESPN.
The Orioles close a series in Kansas City Thursday at 2 p.m. on MASN before heading to Texas for the weekend on MASN2.
The Nationals face the Padres Thursday at 7 p.m. on MASN, then Miami comes to town for the weekend.
Interleague action fills the FoxSports1 schedule Saturday, with Red Sox-Mets at 4 p.m. followed by the Yankees against Braves. TBS offers the Red Sox and Mets Sunday at 1:10 p.m., and the Cubs battle the Dodgers on ESPN Sunday night.
The Redskins head up I-95 to battle the Ravens on Comcast Saturday at 7 p.m.
CBS brings the Lions and Jaguars Friday at 8 p.m. and Seahawks-Chargers Saturday at 8 p.m. The Texans face the Saints Sunday at 4 p.m. on Fox, and it’s Cardinals-Raiders on NBC Sunday at 8 p.m.
North of the border, Montreal meets Hamilton on ESPN2 Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and it’s Toronto-Edmonton Friday at 9 p.m.
Jacksonville and San Jose battle for the Arena Football championship Saturday at 7 p.m. on ESPN.
The college football season starts in the Football Championship Series, with North Dakota State facing Montana Saturday at 3 p.m. on ESPN.
It’s Florida high school football on ESPN Friday at 8 p.m., with Booker Washington against St. Thomas Aquinas. Miami Central takes on DeMatha Saturday at noon.
The Sprint Cup series gets its final week off of the season, but the Truck Series runs on FoxSports1 Sunday at 1:30 p.m. The Xfinity Series visits Road America Saturday at 3 p.m., after qualifying at 12:15 p.m.
Sonoma hosts the Indy Car circuit Sunday at 4 p.m. on NBC Sports network. There’s qualifying Saturday at 6:30 p.m. after practice at 1:30 p.m.
The PGA tour’s playoff season begins this weekend at the Barclays, with coverage on CBS Saturday at 3 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Newcastle United battles Arsenal Saturday at 7:45 a.m. on NBC Sports network. It’s Southampton-Norwich City Sunday at 8:30 p.m. followed by Swansea City against Manchester United.
Seattle takes on Portland Sunday at 4:30 p.m. on ESPN and D.C. United faces the Red Bulls on FoxSports1 at 7 p.m.
In women’s soccer, Portland meets Washington at 9:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
The road to the U.S. Open winds down this weekend, with the Connecticut Open semifinals Friday at 1 and 7 p.m. and final Saturday at 3 p.m. on ESPN2. There’s semifinal play from Winston-Salem Friday at 3 p.m. and final Saturday at 1 p.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.


Hunt for Mr. October

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.


Ryder Cup time

Lots of excitement in Scotland the last week.
It continues this weekend with the Ryder Cup.
rydercup-logo2014The 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.


Super Bowl rematch

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.


Jeter’s farewell tour

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.


College kickoff

Hope you’re ready for some college football.
Because there’s plenty coming this Labor Day weekend.
The road to the Division I championship game begins Thursday on the new SEC network with South Carolina against Texas A&M at 6 p.m. Check your local listings and beg your cable operator.
ESPN has Boise State’s visit to Mississippi at 8 p.m., and Rutgers takes on Washington State at 10 p.m. on FoxSports1.
There’s a pair of games on ESPN Friday, with BYU-Connecticut at 7 p.m. followed by UNLV against Arizona at 10:30 p.m. Colorado and Colorado State battle on FoxSports1 at 9 p.m.
Saturday’s action begins in Ireland, with Penn State facing Central Florida on ESPN2 at 8:30 a.m.
Virginia hosts UCLA on ESPN at noon.
Notre Dame starts its season on NBC, facing Rice at 3:30 p.m. Fox brings Southern Cal against Fresno State at 7:15 p.m.
ABC has an afternoon doubleheader, featuring West Virginia-Alabama and California meeting Northwestern. ESPN2 will show the game not over the air in your area. Top-ranked Florida State battles Oklahoma State at 8 p.m. from Cowboys Stadium.
Appalachian State travels to Michigan at noon on ESPN2.
Clemson and Georgia have their top-20 battle between the hedges on ESPN at 5:30 p.m. followed by Wisconsin-LSU at 9 p.m.
FoxSports1 starts its day at noon with Iowa State hosting North Dakota State, while Georgia Tech hosts Wofford on Comcast at 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, Baylor battles SMU on FoxSports1 at 7:30 p.m. and Alabama A&M faces North Carolina A&T at 11:45 a.m. on ESPN.
Louisville makes its ACC debut Monday against Miami at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
The Redskins close out the preseason in Tampa Bay Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on Comcast.
ESPN2 has high school football from California Friday at 11 p.m., with Jesuit against DeLaSalle.
The Orioles face Tampa Bay Thursday at 7 p.m. on MASN, then host the Twins for a four-game set. Washington heads to Washington State, playing the Mariners on MASN2.
FoxSports1 brings the Pirates and Reds Saturday at 4 p.m. The Tigers and White Sox play Sunday at 2 p.m. on TBS, and ESPN2 caps the weekend as the Royals host the Indians at 8 p.m.
Brush up on your NASCAR knowledge as the Sprint Cup circuit visits Atlanta Sunday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN. The Nationwide series goes Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
The Indy Car circuit visits Fontana Saturday at 9 a.m. on NBC Sports network.
It’s the middle weekend of the U.S. Open, with coverage on CBS Saturday, Sunday and Monday at 11 a.m. ESPN has early round action Thursday and Friday at 1 p.m., and there’s primetime play on ESPN2 Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m.
There’s the second game of the WNBA Western finals Sunday at 3:30 p.m. on ABC, with Phoenix going against Minnesota.
The United States faces Finland in the World Cup of basketball Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN, then takes on Turkey Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
NBC offers Everton against Chelsea Saturday at 12:30 p.m. NBC Sports network gets the day going at 7:45 a.m. with Manchester United-Burnley, then Manchester City plays Stoke City at 10 a.m. Tottenham Hotspur takes on Liverpool Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and Arsenal battles Leicester City at 11 a.m.
D.C. United takes on the Red Bulls Sunday at 2:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network, while Houston plays Kansas City Friday at 8 p.m.
Seattle plays Kansas City in women’s soccer Sunday at 3 p.m. on ESPN2.
The PGA tour visits Boston for the Deutsche Bank Championship Sunday at 3 p.m.  and Monday at 1:30 p.m. on NBC.
The Woodward Stakes runs on NBC Sports network Saturday at 6 p.m.