Friday, October 4, 2013

Weekend watchdog

2013 postseasonIt's time for baseball's postseason.
In past years, that's meant Yankee games in prime time in the divisional round. They only missed one playoff appearance since 1995.
Make that two.
With Yankee Stadium dark and the wild card games done, the Divisional round began Thursday at the National League parks with the Dodgers and Cardinals claiming Game 1.
The two American League series kick off Friday in Boston and Oakland. The Red Sox face Tampa Bay on TBS at 3 p.m., while the A's and Tigers battle at 9:30 p.m. MLB Network has Game 2 of Cardinals-at 1 p.m. and the Braves and Dodgers meet at 6 p.m.
TBS carries Game 2 of the American League series at 5:30 and 9 p.m. on Saturday, and the National League contests head to Pittsburgh and Los Angeles Sunday.
The Redskins have a bye this week, so Fox will show Giants-Eagles at 1 p.m. CBS brings Ravens against Dolphins at 1 p.m., with Peyton Manning and the Broncos in Dallas for the 4:25 p.m. contest.
NBC offers the Texans at 49ers Sunday night, while Atlanta hosts a primetime game for the second straight week when the Jets come calling.
NFL network adds a late night Sunday special - Chargers at Raiders - due to the A's playoff game.
The college football weekend continues Friday when Nevada tackles San Diego State at 9 p.m. on ESPN.
CBS brings a doubleheader Saturday, starting with Air Force-Navy (what government shutdown?) at 11:30 a.m. before Georgia meets Tennessee at 3:30 p.m.
Clemson visits Syracuse on ABC at 3:30 p.m., with other parts of the country getting either Michigan-Minnesota (on ESPN2 in ACC territory) or Kansas State at Oklahoma State. In primetime, Ohio State travels to Northwestern.
Fox heads to the Big 12 for TCU-Oklahoma at 7 p.m., while Notre Dame faces Arizona State on NBC at 7:30 p.m.
Virginia Tech hosts North Carolina for the ACC game of the week at 12:30 p.m.
ESPN starts its Saturday in the ACC with Maryland meeting Florida State at noon. In primetime, LSU heads to Mississippi State at 7 p.m. and Washington takes on Stanford at 10:15 p.m.
Michigan State plays Iowa on ESPN2 at noon, and it's Arkansas against Florida at 7 p.m.
The Big 12 gets featured on FoxSports1 at noon, as Texas Tech takes on Kansas. It's out west at 4 p.m. for Washington State-California, then the Big 12 battle between Baylor and West Virginia at 8 p.m.
Virginia tries to bounce back against Ball State at noon on Comcast, followed by N.C. State against Wake Forest.
MASN brings the AAC contest between Louisville and Temple at noon. MASN2 offers Eastern Michigan at Buffalo at noon before the C-USA battle between East Carolina and Middle Tennessee State.
ESPN2 has high school action from Louisiana, with St. Augustine meeting John Curtis Friday at 8 p.m.
NASCAR visits Kansas Sunday at 2 p.m. on ESPN, after the Nationwide racers go Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN.
The IndyCar racers are in Houston, with races on NBC Sports network Saturday at 3 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.
Formula One racers head to Korea, with coverage Sunday at 2 a.m. on NBC Sports network, after qualifying Saturday at 1 a.m. The Capitals travel to Dallas Saturday at 8 p.m. Comcast.
The best golfers gather in Ohio for the President's Cup. NBC has coverage Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at noon.
Atlanta meets Minnesota in Game 1 of the WNBA finals Sunday at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN.
D.C. United takes on Chicago Friday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network, and Seattle meets Colorado Saturday at 10 p.m.
There's three Premier League games on NBC Sports network Saturday, starting with Manchester City-Everton at 7:45 a.m. Liverpool battles Crystal Palace at 10 a.m., followed by Sunderland against Manchester United.
Sunday, Chelsea faces Norwich City at 8:30 a.m. before Arsenal plays West Bromwich Albion at 11 a.m.
Comcast offers ACC women's soccer between Maryland and North Carolina Sunday at 1 p.m.

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