Friday, November 4, 2016

Weekend watchdog

By the end of the day Sunday, the MLS will be down to its final four.
Sunday brings the second leg of the conference semifinals, with higher seeds hosting the contest.
Unfortunately for those teams, all four lost last Sunday in the opening leg and all went scoreless. If the top seeds win their games Sunday, advancement will be determined by most goals as the away team or an overtime period and shootout.
ESPN has the first two contests, with the Galaxy at Colorado at 2 p.m. followed by the Red Bulls against Montreal at 4 p.m. The action moves to FoxSports1 at 6:30 p.m. with New York FC hosting Toronto and Dallas facing Seattle at 9 p.m.
CBS has the Ravens against the Steelers Sunday at 1 p.m., followed by Colts-Packers. With the Redskins on their bye, Fox shows the NFC East matchup between the Giants and Eagles at 1 p.m.
The Broncos visit the Raiders on NBC Sunday night, and Buffalo battles the Seahawks on ESPN Monday night.
The college football weekend continues Friday on ESPN2 with a pair of contests - Temple clashing with Connecticut at 7 p.m. followed by San Jose State battling Boise State.
CBS offers three contests Saturday, starting at 11:30 a.m. when Navy meets Notre Dame at Jacksonsville. Florida faces Arkansas at 3:30 p.m. and in primetime top-ranked Alabama meets LSU.
Northwestern takes on Wisconsin on ABC at noon, then at 3:30 p.m. it's either Syracuse-Clemson or Oklahoma State meeting Kansas State. ESPN2 has the contest not seen over the air in your area.
In primetime, Ohio State hosts Nebraska on ABC.
Fox has Baylor taking on TCU at 3:30 p.m.
Virginia travels to Wake Forest at 3 p.m. on Comcast.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Vanderbilt-Auburn, then Maryland meets Michigan at 3:30 p.m. It's off to the PAC-12 for the evening, with Oregon-Southern Cal at 7 p.m. followed by Washington against California.
Boston College hosts Louisville on ESPN2 at noon. West Virginia battles Kansas at 7 p.m. with Utah State-Wyoming in the nightcap.
Texas tangles with Texas Tech on FoxSports1 at noon.
The ACC network has split coverage at 12:30 p.m., with Pittsburgh-Miami and Georgia Tech against North Carolina being offered.
MASN has a pair of Conference USA contests, with Charlotte clashing with Southern Mississippi at 3:30 p.m. before Marshall meets Old Dominion at 7 p.m.
Texas hosts NASCAR this weekend, with the Sprint Cup race on NBC Sunday at 2 p.m. The Xfinity Series goes Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on NBC while the Truck Series races Friday at 8:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
For another kind of horsepower, it's Breeders Cup weekend. NBC has the final races Saturday at 8 p.m., after NBC Sports network coverage Friday at 5 p.m. and Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
The Knicks take on the Bulls on ESPN Friday at 8 p.m. followed by Warriors-Lakers. The Wizards face the Hawks Friday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
The Capitals host Florida Saturday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
Manchester City meets Middlesbrough on NBC Sports network Saturday at 10:55 a.m. There's three matches Sunday, starting at 6:55 a.m. with Arsenal-Tottenham Hotspur. Liverpool takes on Watford at 9:10 a.m. followed by Leicester City against West Bromwich Albion.
Comcast has a semfinal contest from the ACC field hockey tournament Friday at 1 p.m. and the final Sunday at 1 p.m.
The New York City marathon will be on ESPN2 Sunday at 9 a.m.

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