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The Lineup: Saturday & Sunday, October 12-13

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Pregame Reads

  • A man called Superman and a nine-months-pregnant woman had an unlikely encounter near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, from David Fleming for Outside the Lines.
  • Robert Weintraub of Sports on Earth argues that, of all the Atlanta sports sadness, the Dream's loss in the WNBA Finals hurts the most.
  • What's going through Matt Schaub's head as he continues his game-by-game meltdown? Who better to answer that question than his old backup Sage Rosenfels.


Starter

MLB Playoffs Detroit Tigers vs. Boston Red Sox, 8:00p.m. Saturday & Sunday (Fox)

It may feel like a traditionalist's final four, but it's actually been more than 25 years since either Detroit or L.A. has won the title. Perhaps the Maori gods will smile down upon the Tigers after they performed a watered-down version of the Haka.


Reserves

MLB

L.A. Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 4:00p.m. Saturday (TBS)

NFL (Coverage Map)

Green Bay Packers vs. Baltimore Ravens, 1:00p.m. (Fox)

Detroit Lions v.s Cleveland Browns, 1:00p.m. (Fox)

St. Louis Rams vs. Houston Texans, 1:00p.m. (Fox)

Carolina Panthers vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1:00p.m. (Fox)

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1:00p.m. (Fox)

Cincinnati Bengels vs. Buffalo Bills, 1:00p.m. (CBS)

Oakland Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 1:00p.m. (CBS)

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New York Jets, 1:00p.m. (CBS)

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Denver Broncos, 4:05p.m. (CBS )

Tennessee Titans vs. Seattle Seahawks, 4:05p.m. (CBS)

New Orleans Saints vs. New England Patriots, 4:25p.m. (Fox)

Arizona Cardinals vs. San Francisco 49ers, 4:25p.m. (Fox)

Washington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys, 8:25p.m. (NBC)

College Football (Blue Indicates Top 25 Team)

Cowardly Copout of the Week: Western Carolina vs. Auburn, 2:00p.m. (ESPN3)

This matchup caused AL.com writer Kevin Scarbinsky to say "Shame on Auburn." He claims that WSU is the worst team in the FCS. The Catamounts are giving up 40 points-per-game to the likes of the Citadel and something called Mars Hill. Spread: Auburn -44 points.

#25 Missouri vs. #7 Georgia, 12:00p.m. (ESPN)

#12 Oklahoma vs. Texas, 12:00p.m. (ABC)

Iowa State vs. #20 Texas Tech, 12:00p.m. (Fox Sports 1)

Pittsburgh vs. #24 Virginia Tech, 12:00p.m. (ESPNU)

South Florida vs. Connecticut, 12:00p.m. (ESPN3)

Lehigh vs. Columbia, 12:00p.m. (NBC Sports)

Indiana vs. Michigan State, 12:00p.m. (ESPN2)

Memphis vs. Houston, 12:00p.m. (ESPNEWS)

Nebraska vs. Purdue, 12:00p.m. (BTN)

Kansas vs. TCU, 12:00p.m. (Fox Sports 1)

Eastern Michigan vs. Army, 12:00p.m. (CBS Sports)

#14 South Carolina vs. Arkansas, 12:21p.m. (ESPN3)

Navy vs. Duke, 12:30p.m. (ESPN3)

Central Michigan vs. Ohio, 2:00p.m. (ESPN3)

Richmond vs. James Madison, 2:00p.m. (NBC Sports)

Buffalo vs. Western Michigan, 2:00p.m. (ESPN3)

Miami (OH) vs. Massachusetts, 3:00p.m. (ESPN3)

Kent State vs. Ball State, 3:00p.m. (ESPN3)

Boston College vs. #3 Clemson, 3:30p.m. (ABC or ESPN)

#17 Florida vs. #10 LSU, 3:30p.m. (CBS)

#15 Baylor vs. Kansas State, 3:30p.m. (Fox)

#19 Northwestern vs. Wisconsin, 3:30p.m. (ABC v.s ESPN2)

San Jose State vs. Colorado State, 3:30p.m. (CBS Sports)

Virginia vs. Maryland, 3:30p.m. (ESPNU)

Syracuse vs. North Carolina State, 3:30p.m. (ESPN3)

Troy vs. Georgia State, 3:30p.m. (ESPN3)

#2 Oregon vs. #16 Washington, 4:00p.m. (Fox Sports 1)

Poor Washington has the unfortunate distinction of playing the two best teams on the West Coast in consecutive weeks. The Huskies held strong against Stanford (thanks, in part, to plays like the catch below), but will have their paws full with the Ducks and their almost 60-points-per-game.

#18 Michigan vs. Penn State, 5:00p.m. (ESPN)

Akron vs. Northern Illinois, 5:00p.m. (ESPN3)

#5 Stanford vs. Utah, 6:00p.m. (Pac 12 Network)

#1 Alabama vs. Kentucky, 7:00p.m. (ESPN2)

Georgia Tech vs. BYU, 7:00p.m. (ESPNU)

Villanova vs. Towson, 7:00p.m. (NBC Sports)

Louisiana-Monroe vs. Texas State, 7:00p.m. (Longhorn Network)

Idaho vs. Arkansas State, 7:00p.m. (ESPN3)

Bowling Green vs. Mississippi State, 7:30p.m. (ESPN3)

Boise State vs. Utah State, 8:00p.m. (CBS Sports)

Tulsa vs. UTEP, 8:00p.m. (Fox Sports 1)

#9 Texas A&M vs. Ole Miss, 8:30p.m. (ESPN)

Colorado vs. Arizona State, 10:00p.m. (Pac 12 Network)

California vs. #11 UCLA, 10:30p.m. (ESPN2)

Oregon State vs. Washington State, 10:30p.m. (ESPNU)

Canadian Football

Edmonton Eskimos vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders, 4:30p.m. (ESPN3)

NHL

Saturday

Boston Bruins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets, 2:00p.m.

Edmonton Oilers vs. Toronto Maple Leafs, 7:00p.m.

Philadelphia Flyers vs. Detroit Red Wings, 7:00p.m.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00p.m.

Colorado Avalanche vs. Washington Capitals, 7:00p.m.

Buffalo Sabres vs. Chicago Blackhawks, 8:00p.m. (NHL Network)

New York Rangers vs. St. Louis Blues, 8:00p.m. (NHL Network)

New York Islanders vs. Nashville Predators, 8:00p.m.

Montreal Canadiens vs. Vancouver Canucks, 10:00p.m.

Ottawa Senators vs. San Jose Sharks, 10:00p.m.

Sunday

Phoenix Coyotes vs. Carolina Hurricanes, 1:00p.m. (NHL Network)

L.A. Kings vs. Florida Panthers, 3:00p.m.

New Jersey Devils vs. Winnipeg Jets, 8:00p.m.

Ottawa Senators vs. Anaheim Ducks, 8:00p.m.

MLS

Saturday

New England Revolution vs. Montreal Impact , 2:30p.m.

Philadelphia Union vs. DC United, 7:00p.m.

Chicago Fire vs. FC Dallas, 8:30p.m.

Sunday

Seattle Sounders vs. Portland Timbers, 9:00p.m. (ESPN)

Soccer

Sunday

Brazil League: Atletico MG vs. Cruzeiro, 2:55p.m. (ESPN Deportes)

NCAA Women's: Notre Dame vs. Virginia Tech, 12:00p.m. (ESPN3)

NCAA Women's: Miami (FL) vs. Syracuse, 12:00p.m. (ESPN3)

Golf

Frys.com Open, 4:30p.m. Saturday & Sunday (Golf & Live Extra)

Portugal Masters, 9:00a.m. Saturday & Sunday (Golf)

Champions Tour: SAS Championship, 2:00p.m. Saturday & Sunday (Golf)

Olympic Sports

World Gymnastics Championships, 2:00p.m. Saturday & Sunday (NBC & Live Extra)

NBA Preseason

Saturday

Chicago Bulls vs. Washington Wizards, 5:00p.m. (NBA TV0

New York Knicks vs. Boston Celtics, 7:30p.m. (NBA TV)

Sunday

Indiana Pacers vs. Houston Rockets, 1:30a.m. (NBA TV)

Boxing

Timothy Bradley vs. Juan Manuel Marquez, 9:00p.m. Saturday (HBO Pay Per View)

In case you've forgotten, Marquez is the guy who dropped Manny Pacquiao like sack of Suman.

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MMA

Glory Kickboxing, 9:00p.m. Saturday (Spike)

Racing

NASCAR Sprint Cup in Concord, N.C., 7:30p.m. Saturday(ABC)

NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, 10:30p.m. Sunday (ESPN3)

Soccer 

Saturday

Brazil League: Atletico MG vs. Cruzeiro, 2:55p.m. (ESPN Deportes)

NCAA Women's: Notre Dame vs. Virginia Tech, 12:00p.m. (ESPN3)

NCAA Women's: Miami (FL) vs. Syracuse, 12:00p.m. (ESPN3)

NCAA Women's Volleyball 

Wake Forest vs. North Carolina, 5:00p.m. (ESPN3)

Notre Dame vs. Georgia Tech, 7:00p.m. (ESPN3)

Texas vs. Kansas, 7:30p.m. (ESPN3)

Sunday

Central Florida vs. Louisville, 1:00p.m. (ESPNU)

Arkansas vs. Tennessee, 1:00p.m. (ESPN3)

Georgia vs. Florida, 2:00p.m. (ESPN3)

Pittsburgh vs. Florida State, 2:00p.m. (ESPN3)


Birthdays

Saturday

Marco Jaric, NBA Point Guard, 35

Bode Miller, Olympic Gold Medal Skier, 36

Marion Jones, Olympic Gold Medal Sprinter, 38

Aaron McKie, Former NBA Guard, 41

Charlie Ward, Heisman Winner & NBA Point Guard, 43

Sunday

Jarvis Jones, Pittsburgh Steelers Linebacker, 24

Norris Cole, Miami Heat Point Guard, 25

Ian Thorpe, Olympic Gold Medal Swimmer, 31

David Haye, Pro Boxer, 33

Ryan Clarke, Pittsburgh Steelers Safety, 34

Paul Pierce, Brooklyn Nets Forward, 36

Matt Hughes, Former MMA Fighter, 40

Nancy Kerrigan, Olympic Figure Skater, 44

Jerry Rice, NFL Hall of Fame Wide Receiver, 51

Doc Rivers, L.A. Clippers Head Coach, 52

Dusty Rhodes, Former Professional Wrestler, 68

Jerry Jones, Dallas Cowboys Owner, 71
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