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NFL/MLB / NBA
ESPN’s Monday Night Football – Miami Dolphins vs. Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers
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Jay Cutler and the Miami Dolphins face Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers on ESPN’s Monday Night Football, November 13, at 8:15 p.m. ET. This will be the 83rd MNF game for the Dolphins, more than any other NFL franchise.

Play-by-play voice Sean McDonough and analyst Jon Gruden will call the action from Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. Lisa Salters will provide updates from the sidelines.

MNF will also be streamed live on the ESPN App and presented in Spanish with commentators Alvaro Martin, Raul Allegre and John Sutcliffe on ESPN Deportes.

Prior to the final NFL game of the week, Suzy Kolber will host Monday Night Countdown (6 p.m., ESPN) with NFL analysts Matt Hasselbeck, Randy Moss, Charles Woodson and Steve Young. Kolber will also be joined by the MNF commentator team, insiders Chris Mortensen, Louis Riddick and Adam Schefter and senior fantasy sports analyst Matthew Berry. Michelle Beisner-Buck and Chris Berman will also provide features. ESPN kicks off its Monday NFL studio programming with NFL PrimeTime (1:30 p.m.), followed by The Fantasy Show (2:30 p.m.) and NFL Live (3 p.m.).

ESPN’s programming lineup for Sunday, November 12, includes week 10 editions of NFL Matchup (4 and 6:30 a.m.), Sunday NFL Countdown (10 a.m.) and Fantasy Football Now (10 a.m., ESPN2).


Sit-down Interview with Gordon Hayward Airs During Wednesday’s NBA Countdown; Lakers vs. Celtics Takes Center Stage on ESPN Wednesday
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NBA Wednesday presented by State Farm on ESPN will have a doubleheader on November 8, beginning with Los Angeles Lakers and rookie standout Lonzo Ball visiting the Boston Celtics and Kyrie Irving at 8 p.m. ET. Mike Breen, analyst Mark Jackson and sideline reporter Doris Buke will call the action. At 10:30 p.m., the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry will host the Minnesota Timberwolves and Karl-Anthony Towns. Dave Pasch, analyst Jeff Van Gundy and sideline reporter Cassidy Hubbarth with provide commentary.

NBA Countdown presented by Mountain Dew will air ahead of Wednesday’s games at 7 p.m. with a special sit-down interview with Celtics player Gordon Hayward, who suffered a horrific fractured ankle during the Celtics’ season opener, and analyst Paul Pierce. The Countdown crew—Michelle Beadle, Jalen Rose, Chauncey Billups and Pierce– will be live from TD Garden.

On Friday, Nov. 10, the San Antonio Spurs and Kawhi Leonard will host the Milwaukee Bucks and Giannis Antetokounmpo on ESPN at 9 p.m. with Ryan Ruocco and Van Gundy as the broadcast duo. NBA Countdown will precede the game at 8:30 p.m. with Beadle, Rose and Pierce.

The Jump— ESPN’s daily NBA studio show hosted by Rachel Nichols— airs weekdays at 3 p.m. with various NBA analysts/insiders. Guests include former NBA player Al Harrington (Thursday) and WNBA player Chiney Ogwumike (Friday).

 

Date Time (ET) Telecast/Commentators Network (s)
Tues, Nov 7 3 p.m. The Jump
Rachel Nichols, Brian Windhorst, Byron Scott
ESPN
Wed, Nov 8 3 p.m. The Jump
Rachel Nichols, Amin Elhassan, Stephen Jackson
ESPN
  7 p.m. NBA Countdown presented by Mountain Dew
 Michelle Beadle, Jalen Rose, Paul Pierce, Chauncey Billup
ESPN
  8 p.m. NBA Wednesday presented by State Farm: Los Angeles Lakers at Boston Celtics
Mike Breen, Mark Jackson, Doris Burke
ESPN
  10:30 p.m. NBA Wednesday presented by State Farm: Minnesota Timberwolves at Golden State Warriors|
Dave Pasch, Jeff Van Gundy, Cassidy Hubbarth
ESPN
Thu, Nov 9 3 p.m. The Jump
Rachel Nichols, Amin Elhassan, Stephen Jackson, Al Harrington
ESPN
Fri, Nov 10 3 p.m. The Jump fueled by Marathon
Rachel Nichols, Amin Elhassan, Stephen Jackson, Chiney Ogwumike
ESPN
  8:30 p.m. NBA Countdown presented by Mountain Dew
Michelle Beadle, Jalen Rose, Paul Pierce
ESPN
  9 p.m. NBA Friday presented by State Farm: Milwaukee Bucks at San Antonio Spurs
Ryan Ruocco, Jeff Van Gundy
ESPN

ESPN Reveals the 2017 Rawlings Gold Glove Award Winners Tonight; ESPN.com Previews MLB Offseason Ahead
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Tonight, November 7, ESPN’s Baseball Tonight – The 2017 Rawlings Gold Glove Award Announcement Show presented by Newell Brands will announce this year’s award winners for the best individual fielding performances at each position in the American League and National League. Adnan Virk will host the one-hour show with analysts David Ross and five-time Gold Glove Award winner Mark Teixeira at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN.

ESPN.com, will be previewing the offseason of every MLB team by division this week. The series will focus on the major questions facing each team and what they might do in the months ahead to prepare for the 2018 season. The series started yesterday with the AL West and continues through Saturday.

Tuesday: NL West
Wednesday: AL Central
Thursday: NL Central
Friday: AL East
Saturday: NL East

ESPN.com will also have pieces by MLB writers focused on specific, early offseason topics including top storylines, available trades, free agency and more.

Wednesday

  • Senior writer Keith Law will provide an overview of the offseason trade market.
  • Reporter Buster Olney will discuss the top offseason storylines.

Thursday

  • Senior writer David Schoenfield will look ahead to the key free agency class of 2018.

Friday

  • Senior writer Howard Bryant will recap the 2017 MLB season.

Also, MLB Intentional Talk with Chris Rose and 2004 World Series Champion Kevin Millar will discuss all the offseason topics Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday this week from 4:30-5 p.m. on ESPN2.


COLLEGE SPORTS
No. 3 Notre Dame and the Undefeated, Tenth-Ranked Miami Hurricanes; College GameDay Built by The Home Depot  from the University of Miami
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ABC’s Saturday Night Football Presented by Walmart will feature one of college football’s most historic rivalries in a clash that has a major 2017 College Football Playoff implications as No. 3 Notre Dame travels to meet undefeated and No.10 Miami to highlight the week 11 schedule. The Fighting Irish are expected to remain in the CFP selection committee’s top 3 when the newest rankings are revealed on ESPN Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET (see below) and Miami should improve from its No. 10 ranking after defeating No. 13 Virginia Tech in week 10 and other top 10 teams losing their matchups. The winner of this game will further boost its resume as every team in the sport begins the final stretch of their schedule. College GameDay Built by the Home Depot will televise from the University of Miami campus on Saturday morning (9 a.m.)

In addition to the CFP implications, the game is littered with subplots, as Notre Dame running back Josh Adams is in the thick of the Heisman Race, with nearly 1,200 yards rushing and nine touchdowns on the year thus far. Adams’ head coach, Brian Kelly, has the Fighting Irish at 8-1 on the year, after finishing just 4-8 last season. Meanwhile, Hurricanes head coach Mark Richt is in his second year at his alma mater and has them in the national spotlight this deep in the season for the first time in over a decade as one of the college football’s traditional powerhouses continues its resurgence onto the national stage. Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Tom Rinaldi and Maria Taylor will have the call of the game from Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.


Second College Football Playoff Ranking Revealed Today on ESPN
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The second College Football Playoff rankings will be exclusively revealed today, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. ET on College Football Playoff: Top 25 Presented by Goodyear on ESPN. The one-hour special is the second of five preliminary rankings before the final rankings are revealed on Sunday, Dec. 3. Complete details are here.

Immediately following, fans will have access to immediate reactions across a variety of ESPN platforms. On ESPN, College Football Playoff: After the Rankings Presented by Goodyear will be hosted by Joe Tessitore, while on Twitter and ESPN Radio, Rankings Reactions will be hosted by Mike Golic, Jr. and Jason Fitz. The Twitter stream begins at 8 p.m., while the radio broadcast begins at 7 p.m. Both shows run until 9 p.m.


Men’s College Basketball: Armed Forces Classic Tips Off ESPN’s 2017-2018 Season Coverage
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ESPN’s college basketball season coverage tips off Friday, Nov. 10, with the Armed Forces Classic from Ramstein Air Base in Germany (6 p.m. ET, ESPN). Just one day before Veterans Day, No. 11 West Virginia and No. 25 Texas A&M will meet for the second consecutive season – the Mountaineers defeated the Aggies 81-77 in last year’s Big 12/SEC Challenge. The matchup will be called by Karl Ravech and college basketball analysts Seth Greenberg and Jay Williams. Leading up to the game, Ravech, Greenberg and Williams will participate in a number of activities on the base, including the gun range, rappel tower, military-working dog experiences, parachute simulator and vehicle rollover training. Their training experiences will be highlighted during the telecast.

Schedule Highlights

  • Ten ranked teams will play across ESPN networks during the first weekend of the 2017-18 season: No. 1 Duke, No. 4 Kansas, No. 5 Kentucky, No. 8 Florida, No. 9 UNC, No. 11 West Virginia, No. 12 Cincinnati, No. 13 Miami, No. 14 Notre Dame and No. 21 UCLA
  • Michael Porter Jr., the No. 2 recruit in the Class of 2017, is expected to make his debut with Missouri when the Tigers face Iowa State on Friday, Nov. 10 (9 p.m., SEC Network). Mike Morgan, Jimmy Dykes and Myron Medcalf are on the call
  • Friday’s slate also includes reigning champion UNC facing Northern Iowa (7 p.m., ESPNU), No. 5 Kentucky playing Utah Valley (7 p.m., SEC Network), No. 4 Kansas hosting Tennessee State (9 p.m., ESPNU) and Georgia Tech visiting No. 21 UCLA (11:30 p.m., ESPN)
  • Caron Butler makes his debut as a game analyst alongside Eric Rothman on Monday, Nov. 13, for Rhode Island at Nevada (11:30 p.m., ESPNU)
  • More than 80 games are available via the ESPN app on ESPN3, ACC Network Extra and SEC Network +

Men’s College Basketball Complete Schedule

Men’s College Basketball Television Schedule (Subject to change)

Date Time (ET) Matchup Network
Fri, Nov. 10 6 p.m. No. 25 Texas A&M vs. No. 11 West Virginia
Karl Ravech, Seth Greenberg/Jay Williams
ESPN
  7 p.m. Northern Iowa at No. 9 UNC
Kevin Fitzgerald, Dino Gaudio, Tara Petrolino
ESPNU
  Utah Valley at No. 5 Kentucky
Rich Hollenberg, Sean Farnham, Brooke Weisbrod
SEC Network
  8 p.m. Northwestern State at Texas
Lowell Galindo, Lance Blanks, Tyler Denning
Longhorn Network
  9 p.m. Iowa State at Missouri
Mike Morgan, Jimmy Dykes, Myron Medcalf
SEC Network
  Tennessee State at No. 4 Kansas
Mitch Holthus, Fran Fraschilla, Jeff Goodman
ESPNU
  11:30 p.m. Georgia Tech vs. No. 21 UCLA
Roxy Bernstein, Bill Walton
ESPN
Sun, Nov 12 3:30 p.m. Vermont at No. 5 Kentucky
Doug Sherman, Jimmy Dykes
ESPN
  6 p.m. Tennessee-Martin at Illinois
Jim Barbar, Sean Harrington
ESPNU
  Bucknell at Arkansas
Dave Neal, Pat Bradley
SEC Network
Mon, Nov 13 7 p.m. Gardner-Webb at No. 8 Florida
Roy Philpott, Brooke Weisbrod
ESPNU
  8 p.m. Western Michigan at South Carolina
Dari Nowkhah, Jon Sundvold
SEC Network
  9 p.m. Wagner at Missouri
Beth Mowins, Sean Farnham
ESPN2
  11:30 p.m. Rhode Island at Nevada
Eric Rothman, Caron Butler
ESPNU

Women’s College Basketball: Countdown to Columbus to Open The Season on ESPN
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ESPN’s coverage of NCAA women’s basketball begins Sunday, Nov. 12, with the Countdown to Columbus doubleheader, featuring two top-10 matchups: No. 10 Stanford facing No. 1 UConn (1:30 p.m. ET, ESPN) and No. 9 Louisville taking on No. 5 Ohio State (4 p.m., ESPNU). Play-by-play commentator Adam Amin will make his debut as a new voice for women’s college basketball, working alongside analysts Kara Lawson and Rebecca Lobo, and reporter Holly Rowe.

Coverage continues on Monday, Nov. 13, as reigning champion No. 4 South Carolina faces No. 15 Maryland at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.

A total of 12 ranked teams will play across ESPN networks to open the season, including No. 1 UConn, No. 2 Texas, No. 4 South Carolina, No. 5 Ohio State, No. 6 Notre Dame, No. 7 Mississippi State, No. 9 Louisville, No. 10 Stanford, No. 12 Duke, No. 14 Tennessee, No. 15 Maryland and No. 20 Texas A&M.

Women’s College Basketball Schedule (Subject to change)

Date Time (ET) Matchup Network
Fri, Nov 10 11 a.m. Kennesaw State at Clemson ACC Network Extra
  11:30 a.m. Sam Houston State at Arkansas SEC Network +
  1 p.m. Bethel at UIC ESPN3
  1:30 p.m. Florida A&M at Eastern Michigan ESPN3
  2 p.m. Morgan State at Syracuse ACC Network Extra
  Detroit Mercy at Miami (Ohio) ESPN3
  Delaware at Buffalo ESPN3
  2:30 p.m. Thomas University at Stetson ESPN3
  3:30 p.m. Hampton at North Carolina ACC Network Extra
  Wagner at Virginia Tech ACC Network Extra
  4:30 p.m. St. Francis – Brooklyn at St. John’s ESPN3
  5 p.m. Clayton State at Anderson ESPN3
  5:30 p.m. Villanova at Hartford ESPN3
  Eastern Kentucky at Bowling Green ESPN3
  6 p.m. Florida International at Miami ACC Network Extra
  Northwestern State at Ole Miss SEC Network +
  Tulane at Maine ESPN3
  Sacred Heart at Monmouth ESPN3
  7 p.m. Southeast Missouri State at Louisville ACC Network Extra
  Youngstown State at Pittsburgh ACC Network Extra
  Middle Tennessee State at Vanderbilt SEC Network +
  Sacramento State at Kentucky SEC Network +
  Alabama State at No. 4 South Carolina SEC Network +
  Saint Louis at Indiana State ESPN3
  Georgia Tech at Appalachian State ESPN3
  St. Francis (Pa.) at Toledo ESPN3
  Richmond at Fairfield ESPN3
  Cincinnati at East Tennessee State ESPN3
  Colgate at Canisius ESPN3
  Navy at Marist ESPN3
  7:30 p.m. Georgia College at Wingate ESPN3
  Purdue at Central Michigan ESPN3
  8 p.m. Alabama A&M at Alabama SEC Network +
  Houston at No. 20 Texas A&M SEC Network +
  Omaha at Bradley ESPN3
  IUPUI at Northern Iowa ESPN3
  Milwaukee at Drake ESPN3
  Kansas City at Western Illinois ESPN3
  9 p.m. Virginia at No. 7 Mississippi State SEC Network +
Sat, Nov 11 1 p.m. Mt. St. Mary’s at No. 6 Notre Dame ACC Network Extra
  Georgia State at Florida SEC Network +
  Chattanooga at Green Bay ESPN3
  Illinois State at Oakland ESPN3
  Ball State at Cleveland State ESPN3
  Kent State at Northern Kentucky ESPN3
  6 p.m. Manhattan at Stony Brook ESPN3
Sun, Nov 12 1:30 p.m. No. 10 Stanford vs. No. 1 UConn

Adam Amin, Kara Lawson/Rebecca Lobo, Holly Rowe

ESPN
  2 p.m. Colorado at North Carolina ACC Network Extra
  South Carolina State at Georgia Tech ACC Network Extra
  Central Connecticut at Virginia ACC Network Extra
  Samford at Arkansas SEC Network +
  Gardner-Webb at Kentucky SEC Network +
  Wofford at Georgia SEC Network +
  East Tennessee State at No. 14 Tennessee SEC Network +
  Murray State at Evansville ESPN3
  High Point at Ohio ESPN3
  UNC Asheville at Western Carolina ESPN3
  Stetson at No. 2 Texas

Fran Harris, Nell Fortner

Longhorn Network
  3 p.m. Vermont at Miami ACC Network Extra
  Louisiana/UNO at No. 20 Texas A&M SEC Network +
  Southeastern Louisiana at LSU SEC Network +
  Campbell at Kansas ESPN3
  4 p.m. No. 9 Louisville vs. No. 5 Ohio State
Adam Amin, Kara Lawson/Rebecca Lobo, Holly Rowe
ESPNU
  Holy Cross at UMass Lowell ESPN3
  No. 12 Duke at Grand Canyon ESPN3
  5:30 p.m. Illinois College at Western Illinois ESPN3
  6 p.m. Illinois at Florida Gulf Coast ESPN3
Mon, Nov 13 11 a.m. Cornell at Pittsburgh ACC Network Extra
  Warner at North Florida ESPN3
  Bowling Green at Detroit Mercy ESPN3
  7 p.m. No. 4 South Carolina at No. 15 Maryland
Pam Ward, Gail Goestenkors
ESPN2
  South Carolina State at Clemson ACC Network Extra
  Auburn at Virginia Tech ACC Network Extra
  Rutgers at Temple ESPN3
  Delaware at Hartford ESPN3
  SUNY Cortland at Binghamton ESPN3
  Iona at Jacksonville ESPN3
  Madonna at Eastern Michigan ESPN3
  Missouri State at Ball State ESPN3
  Maryland at Buffalo ESPN3
  8 p.m. Utah at Alabama SEC Network +
  Louisiana College at Lamar ESPN3
  Oral Roberts at UT Arlington ESPN3
  8:30 p.m. Kennesaw State at Ole Miss SEC Network +

More Than 50 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Matches Available Across ESPN Platforms
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Coverage of Division I women’s regular season volleyball will include more than 50 matchups across ESPNU, SEC Network, LHN, ESPN3 and SEC Network +.

The slate will feature five televised matchups. On Wednesday, Nov.7: Missouri at South Carolina at 6 p.m. ET (ESPNU), No. 7 Kentucky at Alabama at 8 p.m. (SEC Network) and TCU at No. 3 Texas, also at 8p.m. (LHN). On Sunday, Nov. 12, on the SEC Network, Missouri faces No. 4 Florida (1 p.m.) and Texas A&M takes on Ole Miss (3p.m.).

A total of six ranked teams will appear across the schedule. Full listing of matchups available below.

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Tue, Nov 7 7 p.m. Fort Wayne at Western Illinois ESPN3
Wed, Nov 8 6 p.m. Cleveland State at Northern Kentucky ESPN3
  Youngstown State at Wright State ESPN3
  Chattanooga at East Tennessee State ESPN3
  Missouri at South Carolina ESPNU
  6:30 p.m. Georgia State at Georgia Southern ESPN3
  7:30 p.m. Kansas State at No. 11 Kansas ESPN3
  8 p.m. No. 7 Kentucky at Alabama SEC Network
  7 p.m. TCU at No. 3 Texas LHN
Thu, Nov 9 7 p.m. Kent State at Ohio ESPN3
  Eastern Michigan at Central Michigan ESPN3
  8 p.m. New Mexico State at Grand Canyon ESPN3
  Tennessee at Auburn SEC Network +
Fri, Nov 10 3 p.m. UIC at Oakland ESPN3
  4 p.m. LSU at Mississippi State SEC Network +
  6 p.m. Miami (OH) at Buffalo ESPN3
  Green Bay at Cleveland State ESPN3
  Milwaukee at Wright State ESPN3
  NJIT at Jacksonville ESPN3
  Ole Miss at Georgia SEC Network +
  7 p.m. Toledo at Western Michigan ESPN3
  Western Carolina at The Citadel ESPN3
  USC Upstate at North Florida ESPN3
  Arkansas at No. 4 Florida SEC Network +
  7:30 p.m. Appalachian State at Troy ESPN3
  8 p.m. Kennesaw State at Stetson ESPN3
Sat, Nov 11 Noon TCU at Kansas State ESPN3
  1 p.m. Marist at Iona ESPN3
  Northern Iowa at Missouri State ESPN3
  2 p.m. No. 23 Baylor at No. 11 Kansas ESPN3
  Seton Hall at St. John’s ESPN3
  UNC-Greensboro at The Citadel ESPN3
  3 p.m. Miami (OH) at Akron ESPN3
  4 p.m. Milwaukee at Youngstown State ESPN3
  5 p.m. Eastern Michigan at Kent State ESPN3
  NJIT at North Florida ESPN3
  6 p.m. Bowling Green at Buffalo ESPN3
  Lipscomb at Stetson ESPN3
  7 p.m. Ball State at Western Michigan ESPN3
  Central Michigan at Ohio ESPN3
  Kennesaw State at FGCU ESPN3
  7:30 p.m. Coastal Carolina at Troy ESPN3
  8 p.m. Loyola- Chicago at Evansville ESPN3
  Illinois State at Bradley ESPN3
  Toledo at Northern Illinois ESPN3
Sun, Nov 12 1 p.m. Siena at Iona ESPN3
  Missouri at No. 4 Florida SEC Network
  1:30 p.m. Arkansas at South Carolina SEC Network +
  2 p.m. Tennessee at Alabama SEC Network +
  2:30 p.m. No. 7 Kentucky at Auburn SEC Network +
3 p.m. Drake at Missouri State ESPN3
Northern Iowa at Southern Illinois ESPN3
Texas A&M at Ole Miss SEC Network

OTHER SPORTS & SHOWS
30 for 30: “Nature Boy” Premieres Tuesday on ESPN
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ESPN Films’ next 30 for 30 documentary “Nature Boy,” on wrestling legend Ric Flair, will premiere on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN. Director Rory Karpf (“I Hate Christian Laettner,” “The Book of Manning”) will take an inside look at Flair’s story, including his triumphs, his tragedies and his pivotal role in turning pro wrestling into mainstream sports entertainment. Full press release: http://es.pn/2vZ5xeM; Trailer: http://es.pn/2h3xaAA

 


New York Yankees Outfielder Aaron Judge sits down with Jeremy Schaap on Sunday’s E:60
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This Sunday on E:60 (9 a.m. ET on ESPN2) reporter Jeremy Schaap sits down with New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge for an in-depth conversation. Judge looks back at his outstanding rookie season and discusses his life both on and off the field.

 


SportsCenter:AM Live from U.S. Marine Base Friday Morning for Veterans Day
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As part of ESPN’s week-long salute to Veterans Day, SportsCenter:AM will originate from the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, S.C., on Friday, Nov. 10, from 7-10 a.m. ET. Anchors Jay Harris, Sage Steele and Randy Scott, whose fathers all served in the U.S. military, will each present an essay on what Veterans Day means to them during the program. In addition to sports news and analysis of the day, the program will include an essay by Tom Rinaldi on the significance of Parris Island; a feature following Marines during training at the facility; sound bites from Marines at the facility and more. Also, football players for the Army, Navy and Air Force academies describe the meaning of playing home games for Veterans Day. SportsCenter also will air a Veterans Day Salute special on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 8 p.m. on ESPN2. Full news release on ESPN’s Veterans Day week initiatives HERE.

 


Top-rated contenders Artur Beterbiev and Enrico Koelling, battling for the vacant International Boxing Federation IBF light heavyweight title Saturday, Nov. 11 in All-Action Battle on Top Rank on ESPN
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On Saturday, November 11, Top Rank on ESPN will feature top-rated contenders Artur Beterbiev (11-0, 11 KOs) and Enrico Koelling (23-1, 6 KOs), battling for the vacant International Boxing Federation IBF light heavyweight title. Main event coverage will air on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 10:30 p.m. ET and stream live on the ESPN App.

The telecast will also feature undefeated Top-10 contender Mike “Yes Indeed” Reed taking on his opponent World Boxing Council (WBC) Continental Americas super lightweight champion José Ramírez. Reed (23-0, 12 KOs), from Waldorf, MD, is all that stands between Ramírez (20-0, 15 KOs), from Avenal, Calif., and his first world title shot.

 


Soccer: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Playoffs, International Friendly Matches and more
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ESPN’s coverage of the last FIFA International Match Week in 2017 will include five World Cup qualifying playoff matches beginning Thursday, Nov. 9, starting with two matches – both at 2:30 p.m.: Croatia vs. Greece on ESPN3 and ESPN Deportes; and Northern Ireland vs. Switzerland on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes+. All matches will stream live on the ESPN App.

The U.S. Women’s National Team will kick-off their two remaining matches in 2017, both against Canada, on ESPN2 Thursday, at 10 p.m., live from BC Place in Vancouver, Canada.

 

Date Time (ET) Event Network(s)
Thu, Nov 9 2:30 p.m. Croatia vs. Greece (FIFA WC Qualifier – Playoff) ESPN3, ESPN Deportes
  2:30 p.m. Northern Ireland vs. Switzerland (FIFA WC Qualifier – Playoff) ESPN2, ESPN Deportes+
  2:30 p.m. Scotland vs. Netherlands (International Friendly) ESPN3, ESPN Deportes+
  10 p.m. Canada vs. USA (Women’s International Friendly) ESPN2
Fri, Nov 10 2:35 p.m. France vs. Wales (International Friendly) ESPN3, ESPN Deportes
Sat, Nov 11 7:25 a.m. Doncaster Rovers vs. Rotherham United (English League One) ESPN3
  7:55 a.m. Russia vs. Argentina (International Friendly) ESPN3, ESPN Deportes
  9:55 a.m. Scunthorpe United vs. Bristol Rovers (EFL) ESPN3
  3:15 p.m. Spain vs. Costa Rica (International Friendly) ESPN3, ESPN Deportes
Sun, Nov 12 9:25 a.m. AFC Wimbledon vs. Peterborough United (English League One) ESPN3
  11:45 a.m. Switzerland vs. Northern Ireland (FIFA WC Qualifier – Playoff) ESPNEWS, ESPN Deportes
  2:30 p.m. Greece vs. Croatia (FIFA WC Qualifier – Playoff) ESPNEWS, ESPN Deportes
Mon, Nov 13 9 p.m. Louisville City FC vs. Swope Park Rangers (USL Cup) ESPNU
Tue, Nov 14 11:55 a.m. Slovakia vs. Norway (International Friendly) ESPN3
  1:40 p.m. Russia vs. Spain (International Friendly) ESPN3, ESPN Deportes
  2:30 p.m. Germany vs. France (International Friendly) ESPN2
  2:40 p.m. Austria vs. Uruguay (International Friendly) ESPN3
  2:40 p.m. Belgium vs. Japan (International Friendly) ESPN3
Wed, Nov 15 3:55 a.m. Australia vs. Honduras (FIFA WC Qualifier – Playoff) ESPN3

 


The Canadian Football League 105th Grey Cup Playoffs on ESPN
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ESPN will televise the Canadian Football League (CFL) 105th Grey Cup Playoffs beginning Sunday, Nov. 12, with the Eastern (Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Ottawa REDBLACKS at 1 p.m. ET) and Western (Edmonton Eskimos vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers at 4:30 p.m.) Semi-Finals. Coverage continues the following week with the Eastern and Western Finals and culminates on Nov. 26 with the 105th Grey Cup.

Date Time (ET) Matchup Network
Sun, Nov 12 1 p.m. Eastern Semi-Final (Roughriders vs. REDBLACKS) ESPN2
Sun, Nov 12 4:30 p.m. Western Semi-Final (Eskimos vs. Blue Bombers) ESPN2
Sun, Nov 19 1 p.m. Eastern Final ESPNEWS
Sun, Nov 19 4:30 p.m. Western Final ESPNEWS
Sun, Nov 26 6 p.m. 105th Grey Cup ESPN2

 * All ESPN networks are available to stream live on the ESPN app. Schedule subject to change.


World of X Games: MasterCraft Throwdown 2017 & FREESURFER, Part 2
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On Sunday, November 12, World of X Games on ABC will air MasterCraft Throwdown 2017 at 4 p.m. ET and FREESURFER, Part 2 at 4:30 p.m.

The MasterCraft Throwdown pro invitational wakeboard competition returns on November 12 with rowdy, double up wakeboard action from the best wakeboard athletes in the business, on World of X. The double up competition format makes every run an all-in, big air affair and the event again saw huge tricks and plenty of hijinks in Orlando from competitors including Rusty Malinoski, Steel Lafferty, Bob Soven, JD Webb, Danny Harf, Massi Piffaretti, Shota Tezuka and Harley Clifford. The pro invitational follows an expanded summer-long MasterCraft Throwdown U.S. event tour, where top wakeboard athletes tore up calm waters and engaged with fans.

FREESURFER focuses on the soul of surfing, featuring the best freesurf sessions with top pro surfers from around the world. Instead of focusing on contests, scores and judges, FREESURFER gives an inside look at pure surfing. The episode provides a unique look into surf trips around the globe only the top surfers in the world have experienced.

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