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ESPN Radio’s MLB Postseason Coverage Continues – Every Game
contacts: ben.cafardo@espn.com; michael.skarka@espn.com
Every pitch of the MLB Postseason on ESPN Radio presented by AutoZone continues with decisive games in both the National League Division Series and the American League Division Series. The Chicago Cubs and Anthony Rizzo have a chance to end their series with the Washington Nationals and Bryce Harper, currently holding a 2-1 game lead going into Tuesday’s matchup. Dave Flemming and Jessica Mendoza will have the call when the Cubs host the Nationals today at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN Radio.

In the American League Division Series, the New York Yankees and Aaron Judge have pushed their series to Game 5 after losing the first two games to the Cleveland Indians and Francisco Lindor. ESPN Radio’s Sunday Night Baseball team of Jon Sciambi and Chris Singleton will be in the booth when the Indians host the Yankees on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

Sciambi and Singleton return, along with Buster Olney reporting, for the American League Championship Series (beginning Oct. 13), where the Houston Astros are waiting to take on the winner of the Yankees-Indians series. Shulman and Boone will be voicing the National League Championship Series (beginning Oct. 14). The Los Angeles Dodgers await the winner of Cubs-Nationals.

On TV, Baseball Tonight presented by Chevrolet continues at midnight throughout the postseason. Adnan Virk, Karl Ravech or John Brickley host a panel of analysts as they recap the day’s events and preview the matchups ahead.

MLB Intentional Talk will air every weekday this week on ESPN2 from 4-5 p.m. with Chris Rose and 2004 World Series Champion Kevin Millar.

Date Time (ET) Event/Commentators Network(s)
 Tue, Oct 10 4 p.m. MLB Intentional Talk
Chris Rose, Kevin Millar
ESPN2
5 p.m. NLDS: Game 4 – Washington Nationals at Chicago Cubs
Dave Flemming, Jessica Mendoza
ESPN Radio
Wed, Oct 11 12 a.m. Baseball Tonight presented by Chevrolet
Adnan Virk, David Ross, Mark Teixeira
ESPNEWS
  4 p.m. MLB Intentional Talk
Chris Rose, Kevin Millar
ESPN2
  7:30 p.m. ALDS: Game 5 – New York Yankees at Cleveland Indians
Jon Sciambi, Chris Singleton
ESPN Radio
Thu, Oct 12 12 a.m. Baseball Tonight presented by Chevrolet
Adnan Virk, David Ross, Mark Teixeira
ESPN2
  4 p.m. MLB Intentional Talk
Chris Rose, Kevin Millar
ESPN2
  7:30 p.m. NLDS: Game 5** – Chicago Cubs at Washington Nationals
Dave Flemming, Jessica Mendoza
ESPN Radio
Fri, Oct 13 12 a.m. Baseball Tonight presented by Chevrolet
Karl Ravech, David Ross, Mark Teixeira
ESPN2
  4 p.m. MLB Intentional Talk
Chris Rose, Kevin Millar
ESPN2
  TBD ALCS: Game 1
Jon Sciambi, Chris Singleton
ESPN Radio
Sat, Oct 14 12 a.m. Baseball Tonight presented by Chevrolet
John Brickley, Eduardo Pérez, Mark Teixeira
ESPNEWS
  TBD ALCS: Game 2
Jon Sciambi, Chris Singleton
ESPN Radio
  TBD NLCS: Game 1
Dan Shulman, Aaron Boone
ESPN Radio
Sun, Oct 15 TBD NLCS: Game 2
Dan Shulman, Aaron Boone
ESPN Radio
Mon, Oct 16 12 a.m. Baseball Tonight presented by Chevrolet
Karl Ravech, Eduardo Pérez, David Ross
ESPN2
  4 p.m. MLB Intentional Talk
Chris Rose, Kevin Millar
ESPN2
  TBD ALCS: Game 3
Jon Sciambi, Chris Singleton
ESPN Radio

*All start times include pre-game show
**If necessary

 


AFC South Rivalry on ESPN’s Monday Night Football – Colts vs. Titans on Oct. 16
contacts: bill.hofheimer@espn.com, mac.nwulu@espn.com, allison.r.stoneberg@espn.com
Week 6 of ESPN’s Monday Night Football (October 16 at 8:15 p.m. ET) features an AFC South rivalry between the Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans with running back DeMarco Murray. The MNF commentator team of Sean McDonough, Jon Gruden and Lisa Salters will call the game from Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tenn.

MNF will also be streamed live on the ESPN App, which is available to fans who receive their high-speed Internet connection or video subscription from affiliated providers. Additionally, the game will be presented in Spanish on ESPN Deportes and ESPN2 with commentators Alvaro Martin, Raul Allegre and John Sutcliffe.

Monday Night Countdown (6 p.m., ESPN) with host Suzy Kolber and NFL analysts Matt Hasselbeck, Randy Moss, Charles Woodson and Steve Young will originate from Nissan Stadium and provide fans with a preview of the MNF matchup as well as analysis of week 6 games. Kolber and team will be joined by insiders Chris Mortensen, Louis Riddick and Adam Schefter and senior fantasy sports analyst Matthew Berry, all of whom will join the show from Bristol, Conn. Additionally, Countdown includes new features from Michelle Beisner-Buck and Chris Berman and appearances from the MNF commentator team. ESPN’s Monday NFL lineup begins with NFL PrimeTime (1:30 p.m.), followed by The Fantasy Show (2:30 p.m.) and NFL Live (3 p.m.).

ESPN’s Sunday NFL lineup includes NFL Matchup, Sunday NFL Countdown, Fantasy Football Now and SportsCenter.

Time (ET) Show Network
4-4:30 a.m.
(re-airs at 6:30 a.m.)
NFL Matchup
Sal Paolantonio, Louis Riddick and Greg Cosell
ESPN
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday NFL Countdown presented by Snickers
Sam Ponder, Matt Hasselbeck, Randy Moss, Rex Ryan, Charles Woodson, Chris Mortensen, Riddick, Adam Schefter and Matthew Berry
ESPN
10a.m.-1 p.m. Fantasy Football Now delivered by Papa John’s
Lisa Kerney, Berry, Tim Hasselbeck, Field Yates and Stephania Bell
ESPN2
7-8 p.m. SportsCenter ESPN
11 p.m.-12 a.m. SportsCenter ESPN
12 a.m.-1 a.m. SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt ESPN

 


ESPN Televises Two NBA Preseason Doubleheaders: Bulls-Cavaliers, Jazz-Lakers, Celtics-Hornets, Rockets-Grizzlies
contact: ben.cafardo@espn.com; gianina.thompson@espn.com
NBA action returns to ESPN with an NBA preseason doubleheader tonight, October 10, starting with the Chicago Bulls and Nikola Mirotic visiting the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James and new teammate Dwyane Wade at 8 p.m. ET. Mike Breen and analyst Doris Burke will call the action. Later that night, at 10:30 p.m., the Los Angeles Lakers and rookie Lonzo Ball will host the Utah Jazz and Rudy Gobert with Ryan Ruocco and analyst Mark Jackson courtside.

Tomorrow, October 11, ESPN will televise another NBA preseason doubleheader beginning with the Boston Celtics and new acquisition Kyrie Irving visiting the Charlotte Hornets and Kemba Walker at 7 p.m. Dave Pasch and analyst Jeff Van Gundy will be on the call. At 10:30 p.m., the Houston Rockets, James Harden and Chris Paul will visit the Memphis Grizzlies and Marc Gasol. Mark Jones, analyst and Basketball Hall of Famer Hubie Brown will provide commentary.

The Jump— ESPN’s daily NBA studio show hosted by Rachel Nichols— continues to air weekdays at 3 p.m. on ESPN.

Date Time (ET) Telecast/Commentators Network (s)
Tue, Oct 10       The Jump
Rachel Nichols
ESPN
  8 p.m. NBA Preseason presented by Men’s Wearhouse: Chicago Bulls at Cleveland Cavaliers
Mike Breen, Doris Burke
ESPN
  10:30 p.m. NBA Preseason presented by Men’s Wearhouse: Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Lakers
Ryan Ruocco, Mark Jackson
ESPN
Wed, Oct 11 3 p.m. The Jump
Rachel Nichols
ESPN
  7 p.m. NBA Preseason presented by Men’s Wearhouse: Boston Celtics at Charlotte Hornets
Dave Pasch, Jeff Van Gundy
ESPN
  10:30 p.m. NBA Preseason presented by Men’s Wearhouse: Houston Rockets at Memphis Grizzlies
Mark Jones, Hubie Brown
ESPN
Thu, Oct 12 3 p.m. The Jump
Rachel Nichols
ESPN
Fri, Oct 13 3 p.m. The Jump
Rachel Nichols
ESPN

 


COLLEGE SPORTS

College Football Week 7: No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Clemson among the Eight Undefeated Teams on ESPN’s Networks; College GameDay Returns to James Madison University
contact: Derek.Volner@ESPN.com
ESPN’s networks will televise eight undefeated teams, including No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Clemson, No. 4 Georgia, No. 5 Washington and No. 8 Washington State during college football’s week 7, which includes both the Tigers and Cougars playing on Friday, Oct. 13, in an ESPN doubleheader.

Alabama and Georgia, the two remaining unbeaten teams in the SEC, will both play conference home games in prime time on Saturday, with the Crimson Tide hosting Arkansas on ESPN (7:15 p.m.) and the Bulldogs welcoming in Missouri on SEC Network (7:30 p.m.).

Alabama attempts to extend the nation’s longest home FBS winning streak (15 games) while the Razorbacks look to win at Bryant-Denny Stadium for the first time since 2003.  Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Maria Taylor will be in Tuscaloosa, Ala., for the call of the game.

Georgia, under second-year head coach Kirby Smart, is off to its best start since 2005 (6-0) as they host Missouri for just the third time ever. Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, and Cole Cubelic will be at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga., for the telecast.

The No. 2 Clemson Tigers will play on Friday, as the Tigers travel to Syracuse (7 p.m. on ESPN) for just the third time in school history for the teams’ sixth-ever meeting. The Orange’s lone victory in the series came back in 1996. Following the matchup, No. 8 Washington State is at California (10:30 p.m. on ESPN) as the Cougars play as a top 10 team for the first time since 2003.

ABC’s Saturday Night Football Presented by Wells Fargo will televise from Los Angeles, as No. 13 USC hosts Utah in a Pac-12 South matchup. The Trojans are undefeated at home this season as they welcome in Utes to the LA Coliseum. Steve Levy, Brian Griese and Todd McShay will call the game.

Washington, which has won its last eight Pac-12 conference road games, heads to Arizona State (10:45 p.m. on ESPN), the site of the Huskies last conference road loss back in 2015. Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy and Tom Luginbill will be in Tempe, Arizona, for the game.

College GameDay Built by the Home Depot will be live from James Madison University (9 a.m. – noon ET). This is the ninth time the show has originated from the site of a non-FBS Site. More details on the show will be announced this week. James Madison currently sports a 17-game winning streak, the longest in Division I football, and will host Villanova this weekend.


NCAA Division I Soccer: More than 75 Men’s and Women’s Matchups across ESPN Platforms
contact: kimberly.m.elchlepp@espn.com
This week’s NCAA Division I regular-season men’s and women’s soccer coverage will include more than 75 matchups across ESPNU, SEC Network, ESPN3, SEC Network+ and ACC Network Extra.

The men’s slate features No. 3 Maryland at Wisconsin on Friday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. on ESPNU. Eight additional ranked teams will appear throughout the week and be available on ACC Network Extra and SEC Network +.

The women’s slate features Missouri at Kentucky on Thursday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. on SEC Network. Nine of the Top 25 ranked teams will appear on ESPN’s digital networks throughout the weekend.

NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Tue, Oct 10 7 p.m. Florida Atlantic at No. 7 Louisville ACC Network Extra
  Gardner-Webb at No. 5 Clemson ACC Network Extra
  Lehigh at No. 11 Virginia ACC Network Extra
  Michigan at No. 9 Notre Dame ACC Network Extra
  Penn State at Pittsburgh ACC Network Extra
  USC Upstate at NC State ACC Network Extra
  Bowling Green at Wright State ESPN3
  Cleveland State at Akron ESPN3
  Mercer at East Tennessee State ESPN3
  Ohio State at Oakland ESPN3
  8 p.m. Eastern Illinois at Bradley ESPN3
Wed, Oct 11 7 p.m. Binghamton at Hartford ESPN3
Thu, Oct 12 5 p.m. Valparaiso at Western Illinois ESPN3
Fri, Oct 13 6 p.m. Syracuse at Boston College ACC Network Extra
  7 p.m. No. 5 Clemson at No. 19 Duke ACC Network Extra
  Pittsburgh at No. 9 Notre Dame ACC Network Extra
  No. 11 Virginia at NC State ACC Network Extra
  SIU-Edwardsville at Akron ESPN3
  No. 3 Maryland at Wisconsin ESPNU
  7:30 p.m. No. 4 North Carolina at No. 7 Louisville ACC Network Extra
Sat, Oct 14 3 p.m. Fairfield at Iona ESPN3
  3:30 p.m. Detroit Mercy at Oakland ESPN3
  4 p.m. UIC at Northern Kentucky ESPN3
  5:30 p.m. Marquette at St. John’s ESPN3
  6 p.m. Loyola-Chicago at Evansville ESPN3
  7 p.m. Drake at Missouri State ESPN3
  East Tennessee State at UNC-Greensboro ESPN3
  No. 17 Florida International at South Carolina SEC Network +
  7:30 p.m. Virginia Tech at No. 2 Wake Forest ACC Network Extra
  8 p.m. Wright State at Milwaukee ESPN3
Sun, Oct 15 1 p.m. Belmont at IUPUI ESPN3

**Rankings from the week of October 2, 2017

 

NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Tue, Oct 10 7 p.m. Auburn at Alabama SEC Network +
  8 p.m. Northern Iowa at Drake ESPN3
Wed, Oct 11 3 p.m. Quinnipiac at Iona ESPN3
  7 p.m. Florida Tech at Grand Valley State ESPN3
  Grace College at Indiana Wesleyan ESPN3
  Marist at Monmouth ESPN3
  8 p.m. Loyola-Chicago at Illinois State ESPN3
Thu, Oct 12 6 p.m. No. 16 Florida State at No. 9 Florida SEC Network +
  7 p.m. Missouri at Kentucky SEC Network
  Arkansas at LSU SEC Network +
Thu, Oct 12 10 p.m. UC Davis at UC Irvine ESPN3
Fri, Oct 13 4 p.m. Akron at Toledo ESPN3
  North Dakota State at Western Illinois ESPN3
  5:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Louisville ACC Network Extra
  7 p.m. Wright State at IUPUI ESPN3
  Georgia at No. 21 Tennessee SEC Network +
  8 p.m. Baylor at Kansas State ESPN3
  SE Louisiana at Stephen F. Austin ESPN3
  Ole Miss at No. 19 Texas A&M SEC Network +
Sat, Oct 14 1 p.m. Green Bay at Northern Kentucky ESPN3
  Saint Peter’s at Canisius ESPN3
  2 p.m. Syracuse at NC State ACC Network Extra
  UIC at Youngstown State ESPN3
  3:30 p.m. Drake at Evansville ESPN3
  6 p.m. Charleston Southern at Liberty ESPN3
  7 p.m. Clemson at No. 13 Virginia ACC Network Extra
  No. 5 North Carolina at Boston College ACC Network Extra
  Virginia Tech at Notre Dame ACC Network Extra
  Detroit Mercy at Cleveland State ESPN3
  Florida Gulf Coast at Jacksonville ESPN3
  Illinois State at Indiana State ESPN3
  Milwaukee at Oakland ESPN3
Sun, Oct 15 Noon Miami at No. 4 Duke ACC Network Extra
  1 p.m. Buffalo at Toledo ESPN3
  Georgia State at Georgia Southern ESPN3
  Florida State at Wake Forest ACC Network Extra
  2 p.m. Baylor at Kansas ESPN3
  Chattanooga at Mercer ESPN3
  Nicholls at Stephen F. Austin ESPN3
  No. 7 Texas at Kansas State ESPN3
  Vermont at Hartford ESPN3
  Loyola-Chicago at Kentucky SEC Network +
  3 p.m. No. 9 Florida at Auburn SEC Network +
  4 p.m. Fort Wayne at IUPUI ESPN3
  5 p.m. Vanderbilt at No. 3 South Carolina SEC Network
  6 p.m. Mississippi State at Alabama ESPNU

**Rankings from the week of October 2, 2017

 


More Than 65 Division I Women’s Volleyball Games Available This Week Across ESPN Platforms
contact: kimberly.m.elchlepp@espn.com
Coverage of Division I women’s regular season volleyball will include more than 65 matchups across ESPNU, SEC Network, LHN, ESPN3, SEC Network + and ACC Network Extra.

The slate will feature three ranked matchups: No. 5 Texas at No. 9 Kansas on Friday, Oct. 13, at 9 p.m. ET (ESPNU), the Longhorns make another appearance against No. 23 Iowa state on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 8 p.m. (LHN) and No. 1 Florida faces No. 8 Kentucky on Sunday, Oct. 15, at 1 p.m. (SEC Network).

NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Tue, Oct 10 6 p.m. South Carolina State at The Citadel ESPN3
Wed, Oct 11 4 p.m. Wright State at Youngstown State ESPN3
  5 p.m. Syracuse at Boston College ACC Network Extra
  6 p.m. Northern Kentucky at Cleveland State ESPN3
  Oakland at IUPUI ESPN3
  UNC-Greensboro at Western Carolina ESPN3
  7 p.m. Georgetown at St. Johns ESPN3
  Tennessee at Georgia EPSNU
  8 p.m. Texas A&M at No. 8 Kentucky SEC Network
  9 p.m. No. 5 Texas at No. 9 Kansas ESPNU
Thu, Oct 12 11 p.m. Santa Clara at Loyola Marymount ESPNU
Fri, Oct 13 5 p.m. Eastern Michigan at Bowling Green ESPN3
  6 p.m. North Florida at Stetson ESPN3
  6:30 p.m. Florida State at Wake Forest ACC Network Extra
  Miami at Duke ACC Network Extra
  South Alabama at Georgia Southern ESPN3
  7 p.m. Clemson at Louisville ACC Network Extra
  Georgia Tech at Notre Dame ACC Network Extra
  Virginia at NC State ACC Network Extra
  Virginia Tech at North Carolina ACC Network Extra
  Ball State at Kent State ESPN3
  Central Michigan at Miami (Ohio) ESPN3
  Cleveland State at Green Bay ESPN3
  Oakland at UIC ESPN3
  Toledo at Ohio ESPN3
  USC Upstate at Kennesaw State ESPN3
  Winthrop at Liberty ESPN3
  Yale at Dartmouth ESPN3
  7:30 NJIT at Lipscomb ESPN3
  No. 1 Florida at Ole Miss SEC Network +
  Mississippi State at Missouri SEC Network +
  8 p.m. Bradley at Illinois State ESPN3
  Evansville at Loyola-Chicago ESPN3
  Missouri State at Drake ESPN3
  Southern Illinois at Northern Iowa ESPN3
  LSU at Auburn SEC Network +
  South Carolina at Arkansas SEC Network +
  10 p.m. Hawaii at Long Beach State ESPNU
Sat, Oct 14 Noon No. 25 Baylor at Kansas State ESPN3
  4 p.m. Kennesaw State at Lipscomb ESPN3
  5 p.m. IUPUI at UIC ESPN3
  Northern Illinois at Akron ESPN3
  Northern Kentucky at Green Bay ESPN3
  6:30 p.m. Virginia at North Carolina ACC Network Extra
  7 p.m. Ball State at Ohio ESPN3
  Central Michigan at Bowling Green ESPN3
  Toledo at Kent State ESPN3
  8 p.m. Indiana State at Loyola-Chicago ESPN3
  Missouri State at Northern Iowa ESPN3
  Southern Illinois at Drake ESPN3
  No. 23 Iowa State at No. 5 Texas LHN
  10 p.m. Hawaii at CSU Northridge ESPN3
Sun, Oct 15 12:30 p.m. Coastal Carolina at Appalachian State ESPN3
  1 p.m. Clemson at Notre Dame ACC Network Extra
  Florida State at Duke ACC Network Extra
  No. 8 Kentucky at No .1 Florida SEC Network
  1:30 p.m. Missouri at Tennessee SEC Network +
  Ole Miss at South Carolina SEC Network +
  2 p.m. Georgia Tech at Louisville ACC Network Extra
  Virginia Tech at NC State ACC Network Extra
  Saint Peter’s at Iona ESPN3
  Alabama at LSU SEC Network +
  2:30 p.m. Auburn at Texas A&M SEC Network +
  3 p.m. Georgia at Mississippi State SEC Network +
5 p.m. Wright State at Milwaukee ESPN3

 


OTHER SPORTS & SHOWS

Soccer: European World Cup Qualifying Matches, Liga MX and More
contacts: mac.nwulu@espn.com, santa.brito@espn.com\
ESPN soccer coverage continues with European FIFA World Cup qualifying matches, highlighted by Netherlands vs. Norway on ESPN3 and ESPN Deportes.

ESPN Deportes will also televise two Liga MX matches Saturday, Oct. 14, beginning at 7:30 p.m. with Monterrey vs. Pachuca, followed by Necaxa vs. Puma UNAM at 9:55 p.m.

Date Time (ET) Event Network(s)
Tue, Oct 10 2:30 p.m. Netherlands vs. Sweden (European WCQ) ESPN3, ESPN Deportes
  2:30 p.m. Estonia vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina (European WCQ) ESPN3/ESPN Deportes+
  2:35 p.m. Latvia vs. Andorra (European WCQ) ESPN3/ESPN Deportes+
  2:35 p.m. Luxembourg vs. Bulgaria (European WCQ) ESPN3/ESPN Deportes+
  7 p.m. Rochester Rhinos vs. Bethlehem Steel FC (USL) ESPN3
Fri, Oct 13 2:40 p.m. Birmingham City vs. Cardiff City (EFL) ESPN3
  7:30 p.m. Jacksonville Armada vs. North Carolina FC (NASL) ESPN3
Sat, Oct 14 9:55 a.m. Leeds United vs. Reading (EFL) ESPN3
  12:25 p.m. Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Aston Villa (EFL) ESPN3
  3 p.m. Indy Eleven vs. Miami FC (NASL) ESPN3
  7:30 p.m. Monterrey vs. Pachuca (Liga MX) ESPN Deportes
  9:55 p.m. Necaxa vs. Pumas UNAM (Liga MX) ESPN Deportes
Sun, Oct 15 8:10 a.m. Derby County vs. Nottingham Forest (EFL) ESPN3

 


E:60 Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary with Special on Tuesday, Oct. 17
contact: molly.mita@espn.com
E:60 will celebrate its 10-year anniversary with a two-hour special on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. Reporters and producers will gather around the table at the Armory in New York City, the place where it all began, to share some of their favorite stories from the last decade. Some reporters who will participate include Tom Rinaldi, Chris Connelly, Rachel Nichols and Lisa Salters. The special will also include an update on its first piece, “Ray of Hope,” the story of the University of North Carolina student Jason Ray who was the Tar Heel mascot and killed by a motor vehicle while with the team in New York.


World of X Games: The 2017 UTV World Championship
contact: olivia.wilson@espn.com
On Sunday, Oct. 15, World of X Games on ABC will air The 2017 UTV World Championship at 3 p.m. ET. The 2017 UTV World Championship features over 300 of the world’s top Polaris RZR drivers competing in desert, short course and youth racing competitions. The world’s biggest UTV race features the roughest and most-challenging off-road racing on the planet. The show highlights world class racer Rhys Millen, viral superstar and off-road champion RJ Anderson, and short course champion Cody Bradbury.

 

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