first_imgNO. 3: COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 9 UCLA at WASHINGTON Details/TV: At Husky Stadium in Seattle, Saturday, 12:30 p.m., Ch. 7The Bruins (4-3, 2-2) haven’t played the Huskies (6-1, 3-1) since 2014 – a 44-30 win at Seattle behind Brett Hundley’s two rushing and two passing TDs. Washington has given up only 74 points this season, fewest in the Pac-12 and second-fewest in the nation behind Penn State.Also in College Football Week 9:Penn State at Ohio State, Saturday at 12:30 p.m., Channel 11; Georgia vs. Florida in Jacksonville, Fla., Saturday at 12:30 p.m., Channel 2; North Carolina State at Notre Dame, Saturday at 12:30 p.m., Channel 4; Oklahoma State at West Virginia, 9 a.m., Channel 7; Georgia Tech at Clemson, Saturday at 5 p.m., Channel 7; Texas Tech at Oklahoma, Saturday at 5 p.m., ESPN2; Washington State at Arizona, 6:30 p.m., Pac-12 Network; Stanford at Oregon State, Thursday at 6 p.m., ESPN; Cal at Colorado, 11 a.m., Pac-12 Net. Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook and other NBA stars pay tribute to Kobe Bryant Horse dies after injury during workout at Del Mar Photos: Lakers defeat Trail Blazers in Game 4 of first-round playoff series NO. 4: NFL WEEK 8 CHARGERS at PATRIOTS Details/TV: At Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts, Sunday, 10 a.m., Ch. 2The Chargers haven’t had to make a trip to the greater Boston area for a game since Week 2 of 2011, when Phillip Rivers threw for 378 yards, but it was no match to Tom Brady’s 434 in a Patriots’ 35-21 victory. Chargers tight end Antonio Gates we held without a catch.Also in NFL Week 7: Washington at Philadelphia, Monday at 5:30 p.m., ESPN Also in NFL Week 8 where the Rams have a bye: Miami at Baltimore, Thursday at 5:25 p.m., Channel 2; Minnesota vs. Cleveland in London, Sunday at 6:30 a.m., NFL Network; Pittsburgh at Detroit, Sunday at 5:30 p.m., Channel 4; Dallas at Washington, Sunday at 1:25 p.m., Channel 11NO. 5: NBA: WIZARDS AT LAKERSDetails/TV: At Staples Center, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., ESPN, Spectrum SportsNetThe first weekend of the NBA regular season wasn’t over before Lonzo Ball released his new rap single, “Super Saiyan”It includes the hook: “Triple B’s, I’m the man. I’m leveled up, I’m Super Saiyan. You said I can’t, but I can. Triple B’s got the plan. I had to stunt on my haters, I had to show ’em who’s boss. I had to flex on my haters, diamonds they drippin’ in sauce.” And you thought this was just going to be a normal Lakers season. The Wizards (2-0) and John Wall ran past Philadelphia and Detroit for their first two wins.Also this week: Lakers vs. Toronto at Staples Center, Friday at 7:30 p.m., SSN; at Utah, Saturday at 6 p.m., SSNNO. 6: NBA: JAZZ AT CLIPPERS Details/TV: At Staples Center, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Prime TicketThe Clippers lead the league already in point differential – a plus 29.0 – after two conference wins. Rudy Golbert (16 points, 13 rebounds) helped the Jazz knock off OKC in its last game.Also this week: Clippers at Portland, Thursday at 7 p.m., Prime Ticket; vs. Detroit at Staples Center, Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Prime Ticketcenter_img On Mamba Night, the Lakers make short work of Blazers to take 3-1 series lead NO. 7: NHL: KINGS at MAPLE LEAFS Details/TV: Monday at 4 p.m., FSWThe Kings’ franchise-best 6-0-1 start surely is more pleasant than all those other times the team began the season 0-3 and went scrambling for answers. This intriguing six-game, 10-day road trip continues with stops in Ottawa (Tuesday, 4:30 p.m.), Montreal (Thursday, 4:30 p.m.) and Boston (Saturday, 4 p.m.)NO. 8: NHL: DUCKS at FLYERS Details/TV: Tuesday, 4 p.m., Prime TicketSix of the Ducks’ first seven games were at home, so a four-game road trip starting here and continuing to Florida (Thursday, 4:30 p.m.) and Tampa Bay (Saturday, 4 p.m.) means they aren’t back home until Nov. 1.NO. 9: GOLF: PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS POWERSHARES QQQ CHAMPIONSHIP Details/TV: At Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Friday-Sunday, Golf ChannelThis second event in the Charles Schwab Cup playoff cuts the field from the 54 who make it here to 36 for the championship in two weeks in Phoenix and a $1 million bonus. Bernhard Langer, a winner last Sunday in Richmond, Va., continues to dominate the tour with six titles and 15 Top 10s. Tom Pernice Jr., the defending champ at Sherwood, holds the No. 48 spot in the standings. More info: 10: GOLF: HSBC CHAMPIONSHIPS Details/TV: At the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China, Thursday-Sunday, Golf ChannelWe’re four weeks into the 2017-18 season, and this World Golf Championship event, known as “Asia’s Major,” is worthy of attention with a $9.7 million purse. Hideki Matsuyama won this last year, along with a $1.19 million payday. Dustin Johnson has committed to playing in this as well. Ranking the top 10 sports events Oct. 23-29 you won’t want to miss:NO. 1: 113th WORLD SERIES DODGERS vs. ASTROSDetails/TV: Games 1 and 2 at Dodger Stadium, Tuesday and Wednesday, 5:09 p.m., Ch. 11If we’re still all about keeping things 100, we should consider:= This is the first Fall Classic matchup of teams that each won at least 100 games in the regular season since 1970. That’s when the 108-win Orioles outlasted the 102-win Reds – a season that the Dodgers won 87 and the Astros were at sub-.500 with just 79 in the NL West. There were no wild cards or anything like that, otherwise the Dodgers had the third-best record in the league.= Only one player on either team has a batting average that is 100 points or better in the playoffs than it was during their regular season. That would be the Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig — .414 (12 for 29) versus .263. Interestingly, Jose Altuve, hitting .400 (16-for-40) in 11 playoff games, is only 54 points higher than his MLB-best .346 average in the regular season.= Will Corey Seager’s back be 100 percent healthy to get back on the Dodgers’ active roster? We will wait to see how things progress by Tuesday morning.= Justin Verlander, Dallas Keuchel and Charlie Morton have combined to throw 862 pitches in the postseason as Houston’s main starting pitchers. That’s a few 100 more than what Dodgers starters Clayton Kershaw, Rich Hill and Yu Darvish (588) have been asked to toss thus far.= Finally, temperatures are supposed to hit a high of 100 degrees sometime Tuesday prior to Game 1, and dip closer to the low 90s by 5 p.m. first pitch.Also this week: Games 3, 4 and 5 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Friday and Saturday at 5:09 p.m., Sunday at 5:16 p.m., Channel 11NO. 2: COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 9 USC at ARIZONA STATEDetails/TV: At Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona, Saturday, 7:45 p.m., ESPNBack to the carving board as Trojan Nation goes into crisis mode. Even though the Pac-12 South still has some wiggle room, AP No. 21 USC (6-2, 4-1), on a trajectory to land in San Diego’s Holiday Bowl if those who predict such things are correct, should be weary of the pitchfork of ASU (4-3, 3-1). The Sun Devils’ followed up a 13-7 triumph over then-No. 5 Washington on Oct. 15 with a convincing win at Utah on Saturday.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img

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