Friday, October 7, 2016

Weekend watchdog

After 108 years, will this be the Cubs' year?
Baseball's Divisional Playoffs began Thursday in the American League, and there's four games on Friday.
The day starts with the two games in the American League, at Texas at 1 p.m.and Cleveland at 4:30 p.m. on TBS. FoxSports1 has the National League contests, with Nationals-Dodgers at 5:30 p.m. and Cubs hosting the Giants at 9 p.m.
The Nationals face the Dodgers Saturday at 4 p.m. on FoxSports1, with the second game between the Cubs and Giants on MLB network at 8 p.m.
American League play shifts Sunday for Game 3, as the Red Sox and Indians meet at Fenway Park at 4 p.m. and Rangers take on Toronto at 7:30 p.m.
Divisional round play continues through the week as necessary.
The Battle of the Beltways hits the NFL Sunday, with the Redskins facing the Ravens at 1 p.m. on Fox. CBS brings Jets-Steelers at 1 p.m. followed by the Bengals' visit to Dallas.
It's Giants-Packers on NBC Sunday night and the Bucs meet the Panthers on ESPN Monday night.
The college football weekend continues as Clemson tangles with Boston College Friday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN and it's SMU-Tulsa on ESPN2 at 8 p.m.
Notre Dame visits North Carolina State on ABC Saturday at noon. In primetime, Florida State tangles with Miami.
There's a top 10 battle on CBS at 3:30 p.m. as Tennessee travels to Texas A&M. Oregon meets Washington at 7:30 p.m. on Fox.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Auburn facing Mississippi State followed by Ohio State-Indiana at 3:30 p.m. Top-ranked Alabama visits Arkansas at 7 p.m. and it's Stanford-Washington State at 10:30 p.m.
Minnesota meets Iowa at noon on ESPN2. Michigan meets Rutgers at 7 p.m. before UCLA tangles with Arizona State at 10:15 p.m.
FoxSports1 has the Red River rivalry between Texas and Oklahoma at noon. Arizona faces Utah at 10 p.m.
Georgia Tech battles Pittsburgh at 12:30 p.m. on the ACC network.
Comcast brings three contests from the CAA, starting at noon with Rhode Island-Villanova. James Madison hosts William & Mary at 3:30 p.m., followed by Stony Brook battling Towson.
Marshall meets North Texas at 7 p.m. on MASN.
Southern Mississippi faces Texas-San Antonio on MASN2 at noon and it's Wofford-Western Carolina at 7 p.m.
NASCAR visits Charlotte this weekend, with the Sprint Cup race on NBC Saturday at 7 p.m. with the Xfinity Series going Friday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
NBC Sports network has the Japanese Grand Prix Saturday at midnight.
The Capitals meet Carolina Friday at 7 p.m. on Comcast and Islanders Sunday at 5 p.m. in the preseason finales.
ESPN2 has college volleyball between Ohio State and Michigan Sunday at 1 p.m., followed by Purdue-Nebraska.
The road to World Cup 2018 continues as Iceland battles Turkey at 2:30 p.m. Sunday on ESPN while FoxSports1 has Wales-Georgia at noon before Albania meets Spain.
The United States has an international friendly against Cuba Friday at 4 p.m. on ESPN2.
Oklahoma State faces Texas Tech in women's soccer on MASN2 Friday at 7 p.m.
In women's professional soccer, Washington takes on Western New York on FoxSports1 Sunday at 5 p.m.

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