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⚽️ NWSL: Four teams left
The NWSL semifinals are on Saturday, as the top two seeds host matches with a spot in the championship on the line.
No. 2 Portland Thorns vs. No. 6 NJ/NY Gotham FC (7pm ET, CBSSN): Defending champion Portland takes on Gotham, back in the semifinals for the first time since the league’s inaugural 2013 season.
No. 1 San Diego Wave vs. No. 4 OL Reign (9:30pm, CBSSN): It’s this year’s Supporters’ Shield winner (best record) in San Diego vs. last year’s winner in OL Reign.
???? NASCAR Playoffs: Championship
The NASCAR Cup Series Championship is on Sunday at Phoenix Raceway (3pm ET, NBC), where one of four drivers will end the day as the 2023 champion.
The field: 2021 champion Kyle Larson is a +175 favorite at BetMGM, followed by Ryan Blaney (+225) and William Byron (+275). Christopher Bell (+375), who finished third last year, has the longest odds.
How it works: If one of the four drivers above wins the race, they win the championship (there’s still a full field of 36 racers). Otherwise, the best finisher among the four of them is declared champion.
???? NFL Sunday: Heading to Germany
The game of the weekend will be over before the rest of Sunday’s slate begins, as the Chiefs (-1.5) and Dolphins (9:30am ET, NFL) meet at Frankfurt’s Deutsche Bank Park for the first of two Germany games this season.
Best of the rest: Seahawks (+6) at Ravens (1pm, CBS); Cowboys (+3) at Eagles (4:25pm, Fox); Bills (+1.5) at Bengals (8:20pm, NBC)
???? CFB Saturday: Ranked matchups
Five ranked matchups headline Week 10 of the college football season.
Heisman matchup: Washington QB Michael Penix Jr., the current Heisman favorite (+275 at BetMGM), faces off against USC’s Caleb Williams, who won last year’s award.
???? NBA Friday: The in-season tournament
The NBA Cup, more commonly known as the in-season tournament, begins with tonight’s slate of seven games, including two on ESPN.
National TV games: Knicks at Bucks (7:30pm ET, ESPN); Mavericks at Nuggets (10pm, ESPN)
The rest: Cavaliers at Pacers (7pm); Nets at Bulls (8pm); Wizards at Heat (8pm); Warriors at Thunder (8pm); Grizzlies at Trail Blazers (10pm)
How it works: This is the first of seven nights dedicated to the group stage. The knockout round begins in early December, and every game of the tournament except the championship on Dec. 9 counts towards regular-season standings.
⚽️ MLS Playoffs: Round one
Four MLS teams have a chance to advance to the semifinals this weekend in Game 2 of their best-of-three series.
???? NYC Marathon: Five boroughs, 26.2 miles
~50,000 runners will compete in the 52nd New York City Marathon on Sunday, with the weather expected to be sunny and relatively warm (high-40s to mid-60s).
Route: Runners start in Staten Island and cross the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge into Brooklyn, run north to Queens, head west across the Queensboro Bridge into Manhattan and make their way north again for a quick jaunt into the Bronx. Then it’s back down into Manhattan’s Central Park, where the finish line awaits.
How to watch: The marathon will broadcast live on ESPN2 from 8am-11:30am and will stream on the NYC Marathon app.
More to watch
???? Women’s tennis: WTA Finals (Fri-Sun, Tennis) … The group stage of the eight-player, season-ending tournament concludes Friday. The top two per group advance to the semis, and the final is on Sunday at 7pm ET.
???? NHL: Devils at Blackhawks (Sun. 7pm, NHL) … New Jersey brings its three-game win streak to Connor Bedard and Chicago.
???? Men’s tennis: Paris Masters (Fri-Sun, Tennis) … Final on Sunday.
⚽️ European soccer: Atalanta vs. Inter Milan (Sat. 1pm, Paramount+); Newcastle vs. Arsenal (Sat. 1:30pm, NBC); Dortmund vs. Bayern (Sat. 1:30pm, ESPN+); Real Sociedad vs. Barcelona (Sat. 4pm, ESPN+); Fiorentina vs. Juventus (Sun. 2:45pm, CBSSN) … Top-six matchups.
⚽️ Copa Libertadores: Boca Juniors (Argentina) vs. Fluminense (Brazil) (Sat. 4pm, beIN) … The final of South America’s version of the Champions League.
⛳️ PGA: World Wide Technology Championship (Fri-Sun, Golf/ESPN+) … In Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
???? F1: São Paolo Grand Prix (Sun. 12pm, ESPN)