Sports activities to Watch This Week
The N.B.A. and W.N.B.A. titles had been claimed, the N.H.L.’s Stanley Cup received and the French Open champions topped — all within the final three weeks. However there’s nonetheless quite a bit for sports activities followers to sit up for. Right here, a number of the largest occasions of the following week.
In Week 6 of the N.F.L. season, the Cleveland Browns take a look at their fierce rivalry with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday at 1 p.m. E.T. Sunday, Oct. 18, on CBS; they’re adopted by Aaron Rodgers’s Inexperienced Bay Packers at Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers at 4:25 p.m. on Fox; and the N.F.C. West showdown between the Los Angeles Rams and the San Francisco 49ers at 8:20 p.m. on NBC. On Monday, the reigning Tremendous Bowl champion, the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, tackle the Buffalo Payments at 5 p.m. on Fox and the NFL Community. Each groups are coming off their first losses of the season.
After quite a lot of backwards and forwards, the Energy 5 conferences — the Big Ten , Pac-12, Southeastern, Atlantic Coast and Big 12 — determined to deliver school soccer again this fall (different sports activities, not so much). However current outbreaks have postponed several video games, together with Louisiana State at Florida, Oklahoma State at Baylor and Vanderbilt at Missouri.
One of many largest video games may have Coach Nick Saban’s Alabama crew going through off in opposition to Tennessee at 3:30 p.m. on CBS on Saturday, whereas Notre Dame takes on Pitt on ABC on the similar time. Auburn battles Mississippi on the SEC Community at midday, whereas Syracuse squares off in opposition to Clemson on ESPN additionally at midday.
The World Sequence begins Tuesday on Oct. 20 at Globe Life Area, in Arlington, Texas, occasions to be decided. A limited number of fans will probably be permitted to attend, moderately than the cardboard cutouts the league has normally been utilizing all through the pandemic.
And for the followers who clung to South Korean baseball whereas M.L.B. groups had been halted, the Korea Baseball Group’s common season ends on Oct. 30, after which playoffs begin. Watch on ESPN2 at 5:30 a.m. weekdays.
Main League Soccer is now in its common season. On Monday, the New England Revolution will play the Philadelphia Union at 7:30 p.m.; Nashville and FC Dallas meet on Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. And the Seattle Sounders tackle the Portland Timbers at 10:30 p.m. Thursday. All video games are on M.L.S. Reside on ESPN+.
Overseas, the English Premier League, Bundesliga, Serie A and La Liga are all holding matchdays. Leeds United takes on Wolverhampton Wolves at 3 p.m. Monday. Most Premier League video games are on fuboTV or NBC and NBC Sports activities Community; fuboTV additionally carries La Liga. Bundesliga and Serie A are on ESPN+.
After a riveting French Open for women’s and men’s tennis, eyes flip to the Ostrava Open within the Czech Republic beginning Monday. Qualification lists are nonetheless being determined, however Elina Svitolina, ranked fifth, goals to come back out on high after being defeated within the quarterfinals of the French Open. Stream it on DAZN, as soon as finalized.
Matteo Berrettini, ranked eighth general, will vie for the highest spot on the European Open in Antwerp, Belgium, after he tanked out of the French Open within the third spherical. The match begins Sunday Oct. 18 and continues by way of the twenty fifth. Watch it on the occasion’s official site.