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ESPN Deportes Highlights — Nov. 15 – 22, 2012


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(all times Eastern)


Major League Soccer:
Western Conference Championship
Seattle Sounders vs. Los Angeles Galaxy
Sunday, Nov. 18, 9 p.m.
ESPN Deportes TV and Radio

The Western Conference Championship will be determined in this second leg as Eddie Johnson and the Seattle Sounders host the Los Angeles Galaxy at Qwest Field.  U.S. international and Galaxy team captain Landon Donovan hopes to shake off a hamstring injury sustained in his last match, though teammate Robbie Keane has done his share to keep the team’s playoff hopes alive after scoring two goals in L.A.’s 3-0 first-leg win.

The Sounders’ Johnson and offensive partner Fredy Montero will look to use the same scoring prowess that helped the duo contribute 27 goals in the regular season to lead Seattle into the MLS Cup Championship.

Barclays Premier League
Arsenal vs. Tottenham Hotspur
Saturday, Nov. 17, 9:55 a.m

Arsenal (eighth) and Tottenham (seventh) are neck-and-neck in the Premier League table, with only one point separating the clubs.  Tottenham may lead Arsenal on points, but the Hotspur have struggled this season against teams in the top of the table, posting only a 0-1-3 record against teams currently in the top ten.

Date Time (ET) Match Platform(s)
Sat, Nov 17 7:30 a.m. Arsenal vs. Tottenham Hotspur ESPN Deportes TV /
ESPN Deportes+
Mon, Nov. 19 2:55 p.m. West Ham United vs. Stoke City ESPN Deportes TV /
ESPN Deportes+

ESPN Deportes TV

The Dutch first division’s top two teams – PSV and FC Twente – will be showcased on ESPN Deportes TV this weekend.  In Saturday’s game, PSV visits ADO Den Haag carrying a seven-game win streak and having scored an impressive 42 goals in 12 Eredivise matches.

Second-place Twente features in Sunday’s matchup, as the club travels to Utrecht.  Utrecht suffered a 0-4 loss to RKC Waalwijk last weekend, but has posted strong results this season and currently sits sixth in the table, locked in at 21 points along with Ajax and Feyenoord.

Date Time (ET) Match
Sat, Nov 17 1:40 p.m. ADO Den Haag vs. PSV
Sun, Nov 18 9:25 a.m. FC Utrecht vs. FC Twente

UEFA Europa League
ESPN Deportes TV

The UEFA Europa League plays on in two upcoming Match Day 5 clashes. Current Group H leaders Rubin Kazan face off against Italian Serie A club Internazionale as Inter looks to wrestle control of Group H.  Each team has 10 points, with only goal differential separating them (five to four, respectively).

In the afternoon game, Atlético Madrid hopes to gain ground on Group B leaders Viktoria Plzen.  Meanwhile, Tel-Aviv will be searching for its first win in group play.

Date Time (ET) Match
Thu, Nov 22 11:55 a.m. Rubin Kazan vs. Internazionale
  3:05 p.m. Atlético Madrid vs. Tel-Aviv

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Fluminense vs. Cruzeiro
Sunday, Nov. 18, 1:55 p.m.
ESPN Deportes TV


Los Angeles Clippers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m.
ESPN Deportes TV 

In a battle of first place teams, Oklahoma City – leaders in the Northwest Division – head to Los Angeles to take on the Pacific Division-leading Clippers. L.A.’s Big Three of Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and Jamal Crawford have powered their team to a 5-2 record.  The Thunder pack some star power of their own in Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, but Serge Ibaka’s 3.63 blocks per game may prove to be an asset in stymying the Clippers offense.

Date Time (ET) Match
Fri, Nov 16 9:30 p.m. New York Knicks vs. Memphis Grizzlies
Wed, Nov 21   Los Angeles Clippers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder


Monday Night Football
Chicago Bears vs. San Francisco 49ers
Monday, Nov. 19, 8:30 p.m.
ESPN Deportes TV

In an NFC contest between two first-place teams, the San Francisco 49ers will host the Chicago Bears on ESPN’s Monday Night Football. This matchup highlights the No. 1 (14.1 PPG, 49ers) and No. 2 (14.8 PPG, Bears) ranked scoring defense in the National Football League. This game also marks the 35th time a MNF game will be played at Candlestick Park – a record among NFL stadiums.

Dominican Baseball

Toros del Este vs. Aguilas Cibaeñas
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 6:30 p.m.
ESPN Deportes+

Toros del Este make their ESPN Deportes+ debut as they take on Aguilas Cibaeñas in Dominican Baseball play. The league consists of six teams, each playing a 50-game, round-robin schedule with the top four teams advancing to the playoffs. The league’s champion advances to the Caribbean Series to play against the representatives from Mexico, Venezuela and Puerto Rico.

ESPN Deportes+, the new programming extension of ESPN Deportes and ESPN3 continues its exclusive coverage of Dominican Baseball.

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