Kansas City, Washington Round Out Week 4 In The NFL Live On ESPN

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ESPN will present a battle of East versus West in next week’s edition of Monday Night Football.

The Kansas City Chiefs (AFC West) will host the Washington Redskins Oct. 2 in Kansas City live on ESPN to round out Week 4 of the NFL’s 2017 – ’18 season.  Monday’s coverage begins at 6 p.m. with Monday Night Countdown hosted by Suzy Kolber. The network’s weekly pre-game broadcast will air live from Arrowhead Stadium.

Kolber will be joined by NFL analysts Matt Hasselbeck, Randy Moss, Charles Woodson and Steven Young for additional commentary.  ESPN NFL Insiders Chris Mortensen, Louis Riddick and Adam Schefter will also join the broadcast from ESPN’s headquarters along with ESPN Senior Fantasy Sports Analyst Matthew Berry.

Live coverage of Monday night’s cross-conference game is currently scheduled to start at 8:15 p.m. with Sean McDonough and Jon Gruden on the call.  Lisa Salters will be on the sidelines with all of the latest in-game news and interviews.

Monday night’s matchup will be simulcast in Spanish on television on ESPN Deportes and ESPN2 with Alvaro Martin, Raul Allegre and John Sutcliffe handling broadcast duties there.  The game will also be available streaming via the ESPN app.

While the Chiefs and Redskins are in different conferences, Monday’s game will have the same importance for each team.  The AFC West-leading Chiefs (3 – 0) are 1 – 0 at home so far this season while the Redskins (2 – 1 ), who are in a close battle with Philadelphia and Dallas for the top spot in the NFC East, are also 1 – 0 on the road.

Both teams added another notch to their “W” columns in Week 3 with Kansas City defeating San Diego 24 – 10 and Washington defeating the Raiders 27 – 10.  A win for the Chiefs could potentially widen their lead in the AFC West depending on the outcome of the other games in the division this weekend.  Another win for Washington could have equally big implications in the NFC East – again depending on the division’s other games.

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Nuclear Blast To Re-Issue Testament Recordings

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Veteran thrash outfit Testament will see a handful of its classic albums re-issued on vinyl this fall.

Nuclear Blast Records will re-issue five of the band’s records, including two live recordings, on Nov. 17, 2017. The recordings — Live at the Fillmore (1995), Demonic (1997), The Gathering (1999) [re-mastered by Andy Sneap), First Strike Still Deadly (2001) and Live at Eindhoven ’87 (2009) — will be re-issued on vinyl and as digi-packs. They will also feature new artwork.

Testament guitarist Eric Peterson said in a recent interview that he was looking forward to the recordings’ re-issues.

“I’m super stoked that Nuclear Blast, the best metal label on Earth, is re-releasing the re-birth of Testament era featuring Demonic and The Gathering,” Peterson said.  “These two albums brought us back to life with ultra heavy and unrelenting fury and melody.  Also, ‘87’s live classic in full Live in Eindhoven and re-recordings of our classic First Strike Still Deadly.  These classic records feature revamped art to boot that are unapologetic to their themes as they were.”

Front man Chuck Billy agreed.

“I am more than excited to have Nuclear Blast re-release part of our catalogue that has been in need of a good home,” Billy said.  “Nuclear Blast has taken these albums in and will help Testament bring something killer to our fans.”

Pre-orders are available now for each re-issue.  An associated merchandise collection will soon launch.

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Royal Blood’s Sophomore LP Is A “Shining” New Effort

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Late this past June, British rock duo Royal Blood releases its sophomore album How Did We Get So Dark to the world.  The album’s title may not reference its overall content, but in listening through the record’s 10 song body, it seems fitting.  That is because it is a direct contrast to how bright this record proves to be in the end thanks in part to its musical arrangements, which will be discussed shortly.  The album’s lyrical content makes this record shine just as much as its musical arrangements.  It will be discussed later.  The album’s sequencing rounds out the most notable elements that make it such a bright new effort for the fledgling rock duo.  Each element, by itself is critical to the album’s success. All things considered, they make How Did We Get So Dark a bright new effort from Royal Blood.

Royal Blood’s second full-length studio recording How Did We Get So Dark is anything but a dark new effort from the British rock duo.  This 10-song record is a shining new collection of songs that listeners will agree offers plenty to appreciate beginning with its musical arrangements.  The album’s arrangements are critical to the album’s success because of the growth that they exhibit from the pair’s self-titled debut.  From start to finish, listeners get plenty of songs that stylistically sound very similar to that 2014 full-length record thanks to so many driving, blues-based, almost Clutch-esque compositions.  At the same time, the band doesn’t stick to what it knows here.  Case in point is the stylistic change audible late in the album’s run in ‘Don’t Tell.’  This slow, grinding song’s stoner-sludge rock styling is, while not stark, still a noticeable departure from the songs included in the band’s debut.  It clearly shows the band growing and taking a new risk; a risk that works quite well.  ‘Hole in your Heart’ is another obvious sign of Royal Blood’s musical growth in this record. That is evident in the juxtaposition of the song’s softer, keyboard-driven verses and its heavier choruses.  This crossing (and the general sound of the song) is something that was hardly as present in the band’s debut.  It makes this record all the more entertaining, too.  If that is still not enough example of the growth evident in this album, ‘She’s Creeping’ shows that growth, too.  Stylistically speaking, the song comes across in a slightly easy-going fashion without losing the sound that has made the band so beloved.  It is just one more way in which the album shows the band’s willingness to take risks and grow.  Keeping that in mind, the record’s musical arrangements do plenty to make this album entertaining.  They are, collectively, just one part of what makes the record entertaining.  The album’s lyrical content is just as important to its overall presentation as its musical arrangements.

Throughout the course of HDWGSD’s 34-minute run time, it offers listeners just as much to appreciate lyrically as it does musically.  By and large, this record seems dominated lyrically by themes of relationships both good and bad.  While that doesn’t seem like much to discuss, the different ways in which the subjects are approached in each song is what makes the album so lyrically interesting. ‘Don’t Tell’ is a prime example of how the variance in that familiar theme stands out.  Vocalist Michael Kerr sings here, “Everybody saw you get your coat/And everybody heard your bad excuse for leaving/Say “I’m going out for a smoke”/No one has to know about our little secret/Meet you there in the dark/I won’t say anything/If you don’t.”  This presents a little bit of a naughty vibe, and that vibe doesn’t end there.  Kerr goes on to sing in the song’s second verse, “used to have a heart of gold/Now I’m staying up at night/Your dirty little dreamer/Always ready to reload/At your command/Wish I could keep you synchronized on demand/As we fantasize what they can’t know.”  Whether or not the seeming double entendres included here were intended here, there’s no denying they seem to be there.  This message of a naughty secret, combined with the song’s musical arrangement—which expertly catches the lyrics’ energy—makes the song even more engaging.  It is just one of the songs that lyrically proves to be so interesting.  The album’s opener/title track offers its own lyrical interest.

‘How Did We Get So Dark’ comes across as a song about a broken relationship through its lyrical content.  But the catch is that it does not come across as one of those standard oh-woe-is-me style works that are far too prevalent in the music industry.  Rather, it comes across in a more contemplative fashion as Kerr sings in the song’s lead verse, “I saw it coming/Like the shadow on the wall/You started running/When everything turned cold/How did I/Become a lookalike of someone you used to love/Someone you used to love?”  He goes on to sing in the song’s chorus, “How did something so sweet tear us apart/On a sinking ship with a heavy heart/How did we get so dark?”  Little doubt is left to mind about this song’s message. What’s really interesting here is how that theme rests alongside the song’s high-energy musical arrangement. The combination of the pair gives the song a sort of aha moment, especially as Kerr sings later in the song, “Nobody warned you/The tables would turn/I could have told you/Everything you’ve learned/Would burn to dust/Now there’s no one you can trust/Just someone you used to love/Someone you used to love.” This seems like someone who, instead of feeling sorry for himself or herself, is speaking almost sarcastically in retrospect about that broken relationship.  It is a welcome turn for such a common lyrical theme and just one more way in which the album’s lyrical content proves to be so interesting.  ‘Where Are You Now’ is one more example of what makes this record’s lyrical content stand out.

‘Where Are You Now’ comes across lyrically as yet another song about a broken relationship considering Kerr singing, “I’ve tasted every potion/They don’t taste like you/You’re a teardrop in an ocean/I’m still drinking though/And I still wonder where you are/And who you’re talking to/When I think about it I get blue.”  The rest of the song is very similar, lyrically speaking.  Once again, it sounds like a very certain style song, yet the energy in the song’s musical energy keeps it from being one of those songs.  Considering this, it becomes clear why this song is yet another example of what makes the album’s lyrical content overall so important to its presentation.  Lyrically, the record tackles some very familiar theme, but it does so in ways that don’t just repeat themselves from one to the next.  When those themes are set alongside the album’s musical arrangements, that music gives the songs’ lyrical content a whole new meaning and feeling.  Even with all of this in mind, the songs’ lyrical content is still not its last important element.  The album’s sequencing rounds out its most important elements.

The sequencing of HDWGSD is so pivotal to the album’s presentation because of the thought and time that was put into this element.  Thanks to that thought, the album keeps the album’s energy well-balanced throughout its run.  It starts out with a solid driving energy in its first trio of songs before pulling back a little in ‘She’s Creeping.’  Even as the energy pulls back, the power in the song’s energy is not lost.  The energy varies just as much over the course of the album’s next three songs with two more high-energy songs and another slower, but still strong, solid effort in ‘Don’t Tell.’  That same pattern is followed in the album’s final three group of songs, too, with the album’s closer being another strong effort, just not as fiery as its predecessors. Considering the stability and balance in the songs’ energies the album ensures even more here listeners’ engagement.  When this is set alongside the interest of the album’s lyrical themes and musical arrangements, the whole of those elements makes this record a record that is anything that is dark.  Rather, they prove it to be a shining new offering from Royal Blood.

Royal Blood’s second full-length studio recording How Did We Get So Dark is a bright, shining new offering from the band.  That is proven through musical arrangements that at times show growth from vocalist/bassist Michael Kerr and drummer Ben Thatcher while also giving audiences some familiar sounds in others.  The seemingly consistent lyrical themes that populate the record add to its interest, and its sequencing adds to that interest.  Each element is important in its own way to the album’s whole.  Collectively, they make How Did We Get So Dark a shining new effort from Royal Blood.  It is available now in stores and online.  More information on the album is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

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‘Green Acres: The Complete Series’ Is A Must Have For Any Classic TV Fan

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Shout! Factory is going “Green” next month.  That is because for the first time ever, the renowned home entertainment company will release to the masses Green Acres: The Complete Series.  The six-season set is currently expected to be released in stores and online Tuesday, Oct. 17.  Those fans who have waited for so long for its release will be happy to know that with this forthcoming release, the wait was well worth it.  That is due in no small part to the episodes.  This will be discussed shortly.  The set’s packaging is another important part of its presentation that cannot and should not be ignored, and will be discussed later.  The bonus material included in this package rounds out its most important elements. Each element is important in its own right to the set’s presentation.  All things considered, the first-ever run of Green Acres: The Complete Series proves, again, to have been well worth the wait and one that is easily one of this year’s best new box sets for grown-ups.

Shout! Factory’s forthcoming release of Green Acres: The Complete Series is a set that fans of the classic sitcom will find was well worth the wait.  That is especially the case considering that its release next month will mark the first time that the show has ever received a full-series treatment.  That is due in part to the episodes presented here.  From start to finish, audiences get all 170 episodes of the classic series, including the series’ rare pilot episode, which even has its own audio commentary track featuring thoughts from pop culture historian Russell Dyball.  That commentary is just one of the bonuses included in the set that will be discussed later.  Getting back on the subject, this set marks the first time that all 170 episodes of the largely family friendly series have ever been released together or otherwise.  What’s more, each episode looks and sounds just as good as they did in their original broadcasts if not better.  This is a real tribute to the series’ fans on the part of Shout! Factory and MGM, and both companies are to be commended for those efforts.  That is just one of the reasons that both companies should be commended here.  The set’s packaging is deserving of just as much praise as the episodes and their presentation.

The packaging used for Green Acres: The Complete Series is once more everything that audiences have come to expect from box sets released via Shout! Factory.  All six seasons of the classic sitcom are set in their own cases with the discs themselves being placed on their own plates inside the boxes.  Even with four discs being placed inside each case (for a total of 24 discs), the cases are still standard single-disc DVD size cases, showing once again how much thought was obviously put into the set’s packaging.  While separating the seasons out into separate cases might have expanded the set’s overall packaging, it is a sacrifice worth having to make in order to preserve the discs, and in turn, the series.  What’s more, even while this method might expand the packaging, it still in essence doesn’t expand it too much.

The physical aspect of the set’s packaging is only one part of what makes this element stand out.  Once again, Shout! Factory has included inside each season’s case, a chronological episode listing for audiences that includes a short but concise summary for each episode, the episode’s original air date and title.  The result here is two-fold.  One on level, the episode title and summary helps audiences decide which episode(s) they want to watch at one point or another.  On another level, the air date serves as its own starting point for perhaps a history lesson on the episode and even the series.  In other words, the set’s packaging is pleasing not just for its physical aspect but for its aesthetic aspect, too.  Keeping all of this in mind, it becomes clear why this collection’s packaging is just as important as its episodes, if not more important.  Of course it is not the last of the set’s most important elements.  The set’s bonus material forms the set’s cornerstone.

The bonus material included with Green Acres: The Complete Series offers just as much entertainment as the series’ episodes if not more.  That is because of its quantity and quality.  As previously noted, the series’ pilot episode can be viewed both by itself and with an isolated audio commentary track from pop culture historian Russell Dyball.  Dyball’s commentary both entertains and informs audiences of all ages with his insight.  The Granby’s Green Acres radio broadcasts, which are also briefly discussed in the bonus featurette Green Acres Is The Place To Be.  Audiences get to experience for themselves here just some of the episodes from the short-lived radio broadcast series, which was the foundation for Green Acres.  After taking in those broadcasts and learning about them through the aforementioned bonus discussion with author Stephen Cox, audiences gain a whole new respect and appreciation for the series in both incarnations.  Speaking of Cox’s discussion, his discussion about Green Acres’ radio roots is just one of so many topics that he covers in his featurette. Along with that discussion, he also touches on the series’ connections to I Love Lucy, The Beverly Hillbillies, Petticoat Junction and other series through casting, production and other topics.  That is just the tip of the iceberg, too.  He also goes into depth about the off-screen friendship between the series’ stars, Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor—there was nothing romantic there, so no one should get their hopes up for any gossip—the fact that Albert and Gabor were not the original picks for the show’s leads and why, the series’ animal stars and their training and even the importance of the series’ theme song as a scene setter for the show among so much more.  Between his in-depth discussions and those from Dyball, audiences get more than they could have hoped for in terms of engagement and entertainment.  The radio broadcasts and Merv Griffin Show appearances starring Albert and Gabor collectively add even more entertainment.  From one item to the next, it is clear that the bonus material included with Green Acres: The Complete Series is pivotal to this set’s presentation.  It collectively succeeds, too.  When it is considered alongside the series’ full 170-episode presentation and the continued standard-setting packaging, all three elements join to make this first-time release one that was well worth the wait and the money.  They join to make the set one of the year’s top new box sets for grown-ups.

Shout! Factory’s upcoming release of Green Acres: The Complete Series is definitely one that was well worth the wait.  It is also one of the year’s top new box sets for grown-ups (and maybe even families in whole, which the world needs more of in this day and age).  From the presentation of its full 170-episode run to its continued bar-setting packaging to its equally entertaining and engaging bonus material, it offers plenty for audiences to appreciate.  Considering that, audiences will agree when they experience it for themselves–once more-that it was well worth the wait and the cost.  It can be pre-ordered online now via Shout! Factory’s online store.  More information on this and other titles from Shout! Factory is available online now at:

 

 

 

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Penn State, Iowa Headline ESPN Networks’ College Football Week 4 Broadcast Schedule

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The fourth week of the 2017 college football season is here and the ESPN networks have another full schedule on tap for this weekend.

The networks’ week 4 schedule opened Thursday as No. 21 South Florida hosted Temple on ESPN and North Carolina Central hosted South Carolina State on ESPNU.  The Bulls soundly defeated Temple 43 – 7 in their game while the Eagles (2 – 1) defeated the Bulldogs (1 – 2) 33 – 28 in that matchup.

The action continues tonight at 8 p.m. as Boise State hosts Virginia live on ESPN2. Saturday’s action starts at noon as North Carolina State University faces No. 12 Florida State on the road.  That game will be either on ABC or ESPN2 according to the network’s schedule.

No. 4 Penn State and Iowa will headline Saturday’s coverage beginning at 7:30 p.m. on ABC’s Saturday Night Football presented by Wells Fargo, but won’t be the last of the day’s games.  The day’s action winds down at 10:30 p.m. ET as Stanford hosts UCLA on ESPN and ESPN Radio.

East Carolina and Connecticut round out the weekend’s action Sunday at noon on ESPNU.  All of the games noted here are just some of the games scheduled for the fourth week of the 2017 college football season.  The networks’ full broadcast schedule for this weekend is noted below.

All games on Saturday, Sept. 23 unless specified.

Date

Time (ET)

Game

Network

Thu, Sep 21

7:30 p.m.

Temple at No. 21 South Florida

Dave Flemming, Joey Galloway, Booger McFarland, Laura Rutledge

ESPN

 

South Carolina State at North Carolina Central

Eric Clemons, Jay Walker

ESPNU

Fri, Sep 22

8 p.m.

Virginia at Boise State

Adam Amin, Dusty Dvoracek, Molly McGrath

ESPN2

Sat, Sep 23

Noon

NC State at No. 12 Florida State

Jason Benetti, Anthony Becht, Rocky Boiman

ABC or ESPN2*

Texas Tech at Houston

Mike Patrick, Tommy Tuberville, Paul Carcaterra

ABC or ESPN2*

Texas A&M at Arkansas from Arlington, Texas

Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard, Allison Williams

ESPN

West Virginia at Kansas

Mike Couzens, John Congemi

ESPNU

Massachusetts at Tennessee
Taylor Zarzour, Andre Ware, Olivia Harlan

SEC Network

Kent State at No. 19 Louisville

ACC Network Extra

Central Methodist at Peru State

ESPN3

12:20 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Georgia State

ACC Network Extra

1 p.m.

Delta State at Shorter

ESPN3

Mercyhurst at Clarion

ESPN3

1:30 p.m.

New Mexico at Tulsa

Joel Meyers, Brian Kinchen

ESPN3

Chattanooga at VMI

ESPN3

Gardner-Webb at Wofford

ESPN3

2 p.m.

Old Dominion at No. 13 Virginia Tech

Dave Weekley, John Gregory

ACC Network Extra

Ohio at Eastern Michigan

Dan Gutowsky, Bobby Carpenter

ESPN3

Idaho at South Alabama

Drew Fellios, Forrest Conoly

ESPN3

3 p.m.

No. 5 USC at California

Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy, Tom Luginbill

ABC

3:30 p.m.

No. 16 TCU at No. 6 Oklahoma State

TV: Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Todd McShay

Radio: Sean Kelley, Barrett Jones, Owen Murphy

ESPN and ESPN Radio

Boston College at No. 2 Clemson

Dave Lamont, Kelly Souffer, Kris Budden

ESPN2

Duke at North Carolina

Clay Matvick, Kirk Morrison, Desmond Purnell

ESPNU

Louisiana Tech at South Carolina

David Neal, Matt Stinchcomb, Dawn Davenport

SEC Network

Toledo at No. 14 Miami

ACC Network Extra

Miami (OH) at Central Michigan
Michael Reghi, Marcus Ray

ESPN3

Wake Forest at Appalachian State

Shawn Kenney, Stan Lewter

ESPN3

Illinois State at Missouri State

ESPN3

Samford at Western Carolina

ESPN3

Robert Morris at North Dakota State

ESPN3

Mercer at East Tennessee State

ESPN3

Sat, Sep 23

4 p.m.

Campbell at Stetson

ESPN3

5 p.m.

Louisiana-Monroe at Louisiana

Matt Stewart, Watson Brown

ESPN3

Tennessee State at Tennessee Martin

ESPN3

6 p.m.

Akron at Troy

Tiffany Greene, Huston Mason

ESPN3

Mars Hill at Catawba

ESPN3

6:30 p.m.

Western Illinois at Costal Carolina

Brock Bowling, Doug Graber

ESPN3

7 p.m.

No. 17 Mississippi State at No. 11 Georgia

Joe Tessitore, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe

ESPN

Syracuse at No. 25 LSU

Anish Shroff, Ahmad Brooks, Julie Stewart-Binks

ESPN2

Wagner at Western Michigan

ESPN3

Florida Atlantic at Buffalo

ESPN3

Arkansas State at SMU
David Saltzman, Stanford Routt

ESPN3

Bowling Green at Middle Tennessee

ESPN3

Nicholls at Sam Houston State

ESPN3

Ferris State at Ashland

ESPN3

Villanova at Albany

ESPN3

Northwood at Grand Valley State

ESPN3

7:30 p.m.

No. 4 Penn State at Iowa

Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Maria Taylor

ABC

No. 15 Auburn at Missouri

Mark Neely, Ray Bentley

ESPNU

No. 20 Florida at Kentucky

Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cubelic

SEC Network

8 p.m.

UT San Antonio at Texas State

ESPN3

Southern Illinois at Memphis

ESPN3

UTEP at New Mexico State

Greg Mescall, Jay Taylor

ESPN3

10:15 p.m.

Hawaii at Wyoming

Roy Philpott, Tom Ramsey

ESPN2

10:30 p.m.

UCLA at Stanford

TV: Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessenich

Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Ian Fitzsimmons

ESPN and ESPN Radio

Sun, Sep 24

Noon

East Carolina at Connecticut

Mike Corey, Rene Ingoglia

ESPNU

Not all ESPN3 and ACC Network Extra games are exclusive
*Game is Regionalized

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NBA TV Announces NBA Preseason Broadcast Schedule For NBA 2017 – ’18 Season

Courtesy: Turner Sports

NBA TV has announced its NBA pre-season broadcast schedule.

The network will broadcast 21 live pre-season games over the course of 13 days beginning Sept. 30 with a matchup between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Los Angeles Lakers in Anaheim, California.

Oct. 2 will see the Celtics in action for the first time this pre-season as they take on the Charlotte Hornets at 7:30 p.m. The Nuggets and Lakers follow at 10:30 p.m.

The Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City will make plenty of noise as they lead off day three of the network’s extensive pre-season coverage schedule. Tip-off for that game is scheduled for 8 p.m., which is just the first of a triple-header scheduled for the day. Also scheduled for the evening is a matchup between the Suns and Trailblazers at 10 p.m.  That game will be followed by a matchup of the Warriors and Timberwolves at 1 a.m.

The network’s extensive schedule continues Oct. 4 with yet another triple-header schedule.  The Cavaliers and Hawks lead the night at 7 p.m. The Nuggets and Lakers follow at 10 p.m. and the Warriors and Timberwolves on the NBA China Games 2017presented by Master Kong.

The 76ers and Celtics round out the first five days of NBA TV’s extensive pre-season schedule.  Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Far more games are on tap for NBA TV’s NBA pre-season schedule.  The network’s full broadcast schedule is noted below.

2017 NBA TV Preseason Schedule (All Times Eastern)

      Date

Time

                    Matchup                                                         City

 

Saturday, Sept. 30

10 p.m.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Los Angeles Lakers

Anaheim

Sunday, Oct. 1

6 p.m.

Atlanta Hawks vs. Miami Heat

Miami

10 p.m.

LA Clippers vs. Toronto Raptors

Honolulu

Monday, Oct. 2

7:30 p.m.

Charlotte Hornets vs. Boston Celtics

Boston

 

10:30 p.m.

Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles

Tuesday, Oct. 3

8 p.m.

Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

Tulsa

10 p.m.

Phoenix Suns vs. Portland Trail Blazers

Portland

1 a.m.

Toronto Raptors vs. LA Clippers

Honolulu

Wednesday, Oct. 4

7 p.m.

Atlanta Hawks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

Cleveland

10 p.m.

Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers

Ontario

2 a.m.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Golden State Warriors

Shenzen, China

Thursday, Oct. 5

7:30 p.m.

Miami Heat vs. Brooklyn Nets

Brooklyn

10 p.m.

Toronto Raptors vs. Portland Trail Blazers

Portland

Friday, Oct. 6

7 p.m.

Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers

Philadelphia

Saturday, Oct. 7

7 p.m.

Miami Heat vs. Orlando Magic

Orlando

Sunday, Oct. 8

7 a.m.

Golden State Warriors vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

Shanghai, China

3 p.m.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Washington Wizards

Washington, D.C.

Monday, Oct. 9

7:30 p.m.

Houston Rockets at New York Knicks

New York

10 p.m.

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Sacramento Kings

Sacramento

Thursday, Oct. 12

7:30 p.m.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Atlanta Hawks

Atlanta

10:30 p.m.

Sacramento Kings vs. LA Clippers

Los Angeles

 

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Cards, Cowboys Close Out NFL’s Week 3 Schedule Live On ESPN

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The Cowboys and Cards will go head to head live Monday night as ESPN caps off the third week of the National Football League’s 2017 – ’18 season.

ESPN will broadcast the NFC inter-divisional matchup live from University of Phoenix Stadium beginning at 6 p.m. with its weekly Monday Night Countdown pre-game broadcast anchored by Suzy Kolber. Kolber will be joined, as she is each week, by analysts Matt Hasselback, Randy Moss, Charles Woodson and Steve young for additional commentary.

Also scheduled to be on hand for the broadcast from ESPN’s studios will be ESPN ESPN Insiders Chris Mortensen, Louis Riddick, Adam Schefter and Senior Fantasy Sports Analyst Mathew Berry.

The Cardinals (1 – 1 – 0) come into their home opener on the heels of a hard-fought 16 – 13 win over the Colts in week 2 while the Cowboys (1 – 1 – 0) will look to bounce back from a week two 42 – 17 pounding from the Broncos and pick up their first road win of the season in the process.  The contrast means both teams will have plenty to play for Monday night.

Sean McDonough will anchor Monday night’s broadcast.  He will be joined in the booth by his MNF broadcast partner Jon Gruden.  Lisa Salters will be on the sidelines with all of the game’s latest news and interviews.

Monday night’s game will be simulcast in Spanish on television ESPN Deportes and ESPN2 with Alvaro Martin, Raul Allegre and John Sutcliffe on the call.  The game will can also be streamed online via the ESPN app for those who won’t be near a television during the game.

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