Sports TV/radio/web listings for Thursday and Friday

While we wait for the daily sports TV/radio/web listings to return to our revised website, here’s a look at Thursday’s and Friday’s schedules. Enjoy.

Thursday, October 9
National Football League
Indianapolis-Houston, 8:25 p.m. (WCBS-2, NFL Network, WCBS 880-AM; WFAN 660-AM, 101.9-FM after Devils, WRGB-6, WBNG-12, WYOU-22, KYW-3)
* – distant radio signals vary by evening

College football
BYU-Central Florida, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Minnesota State-Winona State, 8 p.m. (CBS Sports Net)
* – distant radio signals vary by evening

National Hockey League
From Wednesday: Montreal-Toronto, 1 p.m. (NHL Network)
From Wednesday: Philadelphia-Boston, 2 p.m. (NHL Network)
From Wednesday: San Jose-Los Angeles, 3 p.m. (NHL Network)
Columbus-Buffalo, 7 p.m. (NHL 2); replay, 11 p.m. (NHL 2)
Devils-Philadelphia, 7 p.m. (MSG Plus, WFAN 660-AM, 101.9-FM; CSN Philly)
Anaheim-Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. (NHL 3, NHL 4); replay, 11 p.m. (NHL 3, NHL 4)
Montreal-Washington, 7 p.m. (NHL 5, WFED 1500-AM*, CKGM 690-AM*); replay, 11 p.m. (NHL 5)
Boston-Detroit, 7:30 p.m. (NHL 6); replay, 11:30 p.m. (NHL 6)
Florida-Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. (NHL 7, NHL 8); replay, 11:30 p.m. (NHL 7, NHL 8)
Rangers-St. Louis, 8 p.m. (MSG, WEPN 98.7-FM, KMOX 1120-AM*)
Ottawa-Nashville, 8 p.m. (NHL 10); replay, midnight (NHL 10)
Chicago-Dallas, 8:30 p.m. (NHL 11, WGN 720-AM*); replay, Fri. 12:30 a.m. (NHL 11)
Colorado-Minnesota, 9 p.m. (NBCSN)
Calgary-Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. (NHL 12); replay, Fri. 1:30 a.m. (NHL 12)
Winnipeg-Arizona, 10 p.m. (NHL 1)
NOTE: NHL CenterIce preview is free for digital cable customers
* – distant radio signals vary by evening

National Basketball Association
Memphis-Houston, 8 p.m. (NBA TV); replay, Fri. 2 a.m. (NBA TV)
Golden State-L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. (NBA TV); replay, Fri. 4:30 a.m. (NBA TV)

European PGA Portugal Masters, 6:30 a.m. (Golf)
PGA Napa, 4 p.m. (Golf)
LPGA Malaysia, Fri. 12:30-4:30 a.m. (Golf)

Men’s soccer
European qualifier: San Marino-England, 2:30 p.m. (Fox Sports 1)
European qualifier: Russia-Sweden, 2:30 p.m. (Fox Sports 2)
European qualifier: Switzerland-Slovenia, 2:30 p.m. (Fox Soccer Plus)
European qualifier: Luxembourg-Macedonia, 2:45 p.m. (Fox Soccer 2Go)

Women’s soccer
Syracuse-Florida State, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
Alabama-LSU, 7 p.m. (SEC Net)
Duke-Clemson, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
Wake Forest-North Carolina, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
Boston College-Virginia, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)

Women’s volleyball
Texas Tech-Texas, 8 p.m. (Longhorn)
Texas Pan American-New Mexico State, 9 p.m. (ESPN3)

College field hockey
North Carolina-Wake Forest, 5 p.m. (ESPN3)

Friday, October 10
Major League Baseball
ALCS game 1: Kansas City-Baltimore, 8 p.m. (TBS, WGNY 1220-AM, 94.1-FM, 95.7-FM, WEPN 98.7-FM; WBAL 1090-AM*,
* – distant radio signals vary by evening

High school football
Kingston-Minisink Valley, 7 p.m. (WKNY 1490-AM,

College football
Washington State-Stanford, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
San Diego State-New Mexico, 9:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
Fresno State-Nevada Las Vegas, 10 p.m. (CBS Sports Net)

National Hockey League
From Thursday: Colorado-Minnesota, 2 p.m. (NHL Network)
From Thursday: Boston-Detroit, 3 p.m. (NHL Network)
From Thursday: Rangers-St. Louis, 4 p.m. (NHL Network)
Islanders-Carolina, 7 p.m. (MSG Plus,
* – distant radio signals vary by evening

College hockey
Sacred Heart-Army, 7 p.m. (WBNR 1260-AM, WLNA 1420-AM)
Boston College-Mass. Lowell, 7:15 p.m. (NESN)

European PGA Portugal Masters, 6:30 a.m. (Golf)
PGA Champions North Carolina, 1:30 p.m. (Golf)
PGA Napa, 4 p.m. (Golf)
LPGA Malaysia, Sat. 12:30-4:30 a.m. (Golf)

National Basketball Association
From Thursday: Memphis-Houston, 12 p.m. (NBA TV)
From Thursday: Golden State-L.A. Lakers, 2:30 p.m. (NBA TV)
Washington-Charlotte, 7 p.m. (WFED 1500-AM*)
Oklahoma City-Dallas, 8:30 p.m. (NBA TV), replay, 2 a.m. (NBA TV)

Ronny Rios-Robinson Castellanos, 10 p.m. (Fox Sports 1)

Men’s soccer
European qualifier: Kazakhstan-Netherlands, 2:30 p.m. (Fox Sports 1)
European qualifier: Bosnia Herzegovina-Wales, 2:30 p.m. (Fox Sports 2)
European qualifier: Croatia-Bulgaria, 2:30 p.m. (Fox Soccer Plus)
European qualifier: Iceland-Latvia, 2:45 p.m. (Fox Soccer 2Go)
European qualifier: Israel-Cyprus, 2:45 p.m. (Fox Soccer 2Go)
Virginia Tech-North Carolina, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
MLS: Vancouver-Seattle, 10 p.m. (NBC Sports Net)
Australia: Melbourne City-Sydney, Sat. 4:30 a.m. (Fox Sports 2)

Women’s soccer
Texas A&M-Vanderbilt, 7 p.m. (SEC Net)
Kansas-Texas, 8 p.m. (Longhorn)

Canadian Football League
Hamilton-Toronto, 7 p.m. (ESPN3, CHML 900-AM*)

Florida Gulf Coast-USC Upstate, 6 p.m. (ESPN3)
Army-Navy, 7 p.m. (
Holy Cross-Lafayette, 7 p.m. (
Lehigh-American, 7 p.m. (
Florida State-Louisville, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
Notre Dame-Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
Butler-St. John’s, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
Stetson-Kennesaw State, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
Campbell-Liberty, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
Jacksonville-Lipscomb, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN3)
Cal Santa Barbara-Cal Irvine, 10 p.m. (ESPN3)

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Free hockey preview … well, almost (for Verizon)

Now that the National Hockey League has started the 2014-15 season, hockey fans can thank their lucky stars.
The NHL Center Ice subscription package, presented by InDemand, has been offered to cable and dish customers for a free preview from Oct. 8 through Oct. 25. That means all customers can watch up to 40 games per week of NHL action – outside of the Rangers, Islanders and Devils games, which will be blacked out in our region. The free preview games will be available on the standard definition channels of NHL Center Ice, not the high definition channels. If you like what you see, you can purchase the package for an early bird rate before the costs go up later this month.
One unfortunate note: Customers of Verizon FiOS will only receive six days of free preview action, on the Friday-Saturday-Sunday weekends of Oct. 10 and Nov. 7. Apparently, Verizon didn’t think hockey fans would mind being cut out of free action that other cable customers will be receiving, and that the company has provided to its own customers for the past several years. Thanks, Verizon.

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Tuesday Sports TV/radio/web listings; Wed. look

Tuesday, October 7

Major League Baseball
NLDS Game 4: Los Angeles-St. Louis, 5 p.m. (Fox Sports 1, WGNY 1220-AM, 94.1-FM, 95.7-FM, WEPN 98.7-FM, KMOX 1120-AM*,
NLDS Game 4: Washington-San Francisco, 9 p.m. (Fox Sports 1, WGNY 1220-AM, 94.1-FM, 95.7-FM, WEPN 98.7-FM, WFED 1500-AM*,
* – distant radio signals vary by evening

National Basketball Association
Chicago-Detroit, 7:30 p.m. (NBA TV)
Golden State-L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. (NBA TV); replay, Wed. 3 a.m. (NBA TV)

ATP Shanghai, replays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (Tennis); live Wednesday action, Wed. 1-10 a.m. (Tennis, ESPN3)

Men’s soccer
Albany-Syracuse, 7 p.m. (TWC Sports, ESPN3)
Charlotte-Clemson, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)

Women’s volleyball
Fordham-Lehigh, 7 p.m. (
Baylor-Texas, 8 p.m. (Longhorn)

Wednesday, October 8

National Hockey League
NHL Opening Night celebration, 5 p.m. (NHL Network)
Montreal-Toronto, 7 p.m. (NHL 1, NHL 2, CKGM 690-AM*); replay, 11 p.m. (NHL 1, NHL 2)
Philadelphia-Boston, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN, CSN Philly)
Vancouver-Chicago, 10 p.m. (NHL 1)
San Jose-Los Angeles, 10 p.m. (NBCSN)
NOTE: NHL CenterIce preview is free for digital cable customers
* – distant radio signals vary by evening

National Basketball Association
San Antonio-Alba Berlin, 2 p.m. (NBA TV); replay, 10:30 p.m. (NBA TV)
Charlotte-Philadelphia, 7 p.m. (TCN Philly)
Washington-New Orleans, 7 p.m. (WFED 1500-AM*)
Boston-Knicks, 7:30 p.m. (MSG; NBA TV-blacked out in N.Y. market); replay, Thur. 2 a.m. (NBA TV)

Sam Soliman-Jermain Taylor, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)

Men’s soccer
American-Navy, 7 p.m. (
Army-Colgate, 7 p.m. (
Boston-Holy Cross, 7 p.m. (
Bucknell-Loyola, 7 p.m. (
Lehigh-Lafayette, 7 p.m. (
Manhattan-Monmouth, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)

Women’s soccer
Princeton-Lehigh, 7 p.m. (

American-Loyola, 7 p.m. (
Mississippi-Arkansas, 7 p.m. (SEC Net)
Mississippi State-LSU, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
San Diego-Saint Mary’s, 11 p.m. (ESPNU)

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TV/radio/web schedule for Mon., October 6

While we try to restore our former daily sports TV/radio/web listings on our new website, here is an update for Monday, Oct. 6.

Major League Baseball
NLDS game 3: Washington-San Francisco, 3 p.m., or 5:30 p.m. if no Kansas City game (MLB Network, WGNY 1220-AM, 94.1-FM, 95.7-FM, WEPN 98.7-FM, WFED 1500-AM*,
ALDS game 4 (if nec.): Anaheim-Kansas City, 6 p.m. (TBS, WGNY 1220-AM, 94.1-FM, 95.7-FM, WEPN 98.7-FM,
NLDS game 3: Los Angeles-St. Louis, 9:30 p.m., or 9 p.m. if no Kansas City game (Fox Sports 1, WGNY 1220-AM, 94.1-FM, 95.7-FM, WEPN 98.7-FM, KMOX 1120-AM*,
* – distant radio signals vary by evening

National Football League
Sunday replays: Baltimore-Indianapolis, 12 p.m.; Chicago-Carolina, 12:30 p.m.; Atlanta-Giants, 1 p.m.; St. Louis-Philadelphia, 1:30 p.m.; Houston-Dallas, 2 p.m.; Kansas City-San Francisco, 2:30 p.m.; Buffalo-Detroit, 8:30 p.m.; Tampa Bay-New Orleans, 9 p.m.; Pittsburgh-Jacksonville, 9:30 p.m.; Cleveland-Tennessee, 10 p.m.; Arizona-Denver, 10:30 p.m.; Cincinnati-New England, 11 p.m. (NFL Network)
Seattle-Washington, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN, WFAN 660-AM, 101.9-FM, WCKY 1530-AM*, WWKB 1520-AM*)
* – distant radio signals vary by evening

National Basketball Association
Philadelphia-Boston, 7:30 p.m. (NBA TV-blacked out in Philly market; TCN Philly); replay, Tues. 1 a.m. (NBA TV)
Washington-Chicago, 8 p.m. (WFED 1500-AM*)
Denver-L.A. Lakers, 10 p.m. (NBA TV); replay, Tues. 3:30 a.m. (NBA TV)

Women’s soccer
Cornell-Colgate, 7 p.m. (

ATP Shanghai, live early rounds, 6-10 a.m. (Tennis); replays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (Tennis); live Tuesday early rounds, Tues. 1-10 a.m. (Tennis)

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MLB playoff TV broadcast records

In the 67 years that Major League Baseball has aired national broadcasts on television and radio, there have been 196 announcers who have drawn the assignments. A total of 68 have appeared only on television, 89 have worked exclusively on radio and only 39 have performed in both mediums.
When ESPN presents Wednesday’s National League wild-card playoff between San Francisco and Pittsburgh, there will be two newcomers to the TV playoff ranks: Dan Shulman and John Kruk. Shulman is no stranger to the MLB playoffs, having called 35 different playoff series for ESPN Radio since 1998. Kruk, who has never called a playoff game, will also make his playoff radio debut on the Washington-wild card NL Division Series. Tom Verducci also makes his playoff booth debut for Fox, Fox Sports 1 and MLB Network.
The reigning all-time champ is Tim McCarver, who worked 310 playoff games on ABC, CBS and Fox, from his 1985 debut on ABC’s World Series between the Royals and Cardinals, to his final national call on Fox’s 2013 World Series between the Red Sox and Cardinals.
The active leader is Joe Buck, whose 221 broadcasts have all come on Fox. He will have the call of the National League Championship Series (for the 10th time) and the World Series (for the 15th consecutive year and 17th time overall).
With his call of Saturday’s NLDS game between Los Angeles and St. Louis, Bob Costas will move into a tie for fifth place at 86 telecasts with Bob Brenly. Working only for MLB Network, Costas will not likely reach the 100-game mark, which includes Joe Morgan (104) and the late Curt Gowdy (100).
The quick riser is Ron Darling, who has called 65 playoff telecasts on TBS since 2007. At age 54, Darling could reach the 100-game mark by 2017 or 2018.

All-time playoff games on national TV
310 – Tim McCarver
221 – Joe Buck
104 – Joe Morgan
100 – Curt Gowdy
86 – Bob Brenly
85 – Bob Costas
84 – Joe Garagiola
82 – Tony Kubek
79 – Vin Scully
73 – Al Michaels
65 – Ron Darling
63 – Mel Allen; Jim Palmer
61 – Thom Brennaman
50 – Steve Lyons
49 – Howard Cosell
48 – Jon Miller
45 – Buck Martinez
43 – Keith Jackson; Dick Stockton
41 – John Smoltz
37 – Bob Uecker
36 – Tom Seaver
34 – Brian Anderson
32 – Joe Simpson
30 – Ernie Johnson; Jim Kaat
29 – Chris Berman; Don Drysdale
28 – Don Orsillo
26 – Jim Simpson
25 – Sean McDonough
24 – Jack Buck; Chip Caray
23 – Dick Enberg; Rick Sutcliffe
17 – Tony Gwynn; Russ Hodges; Sandy Koufax; Cal Ripken Jr.
16 – Reggie Jackson
15 – Jim Britt; Earl Weaver
14 – Jack Brickhouse; Harry Caray; Al Leiter; Maury Wills
13 – Red Barber; Dave O’Brien
10 – Greg Gumbel; Josh Lewin; Monte Moore; Bob Prince
9 – Lou Piniella; Chuck Thompson
8 – Ray Knight
7 – Bret Boone; Luis Gonzalez; Al Helfer; Ray Scott
6 – Jeff Brantley; Lindsey Nelson
5 – Johnny Bench; Marty Brennaman; Rex Hudler; David Justice; Brent Musburger; Harold Reynolds; Victor Rojas; Gary Thorne
4 – Sparky Anderson; Gary Bender; Ken Coleman; Dennis Eckersley; Eric Karros; Wes Parker
3 – Rod Allen; Skip Caray; Larry Dierker; Tommy Hutton; George Kell; Tommy Lasorda; Billy Martin; Ned Martin; Mike Piazza; Ted Robinson; Bill Slater; Steve Stone; Don Sutton; Pete VanWieren
2 – Kenny Albert; Dave Campbell; Joe Carter; Bob Edge; Terry Francona; Orel Hershiser; Jim McIntyre; Bill O’Donnell; Steve Phillips; Kirby Puckett; Phil Rizzuto; Frank Robinson; Bob Stanton; Matt Vasgersian
1 – Jose Mota; Mel Proctor; Steve Zabriskie
NEW – Dan Shulman; John Kruk; Tom Verducci
Red names are 2014 announcers;
Purple names are deceased

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ESPN announces MLB playoff teams

ESPN will utilize Dan Shulman, John Kruk and reporters Buster Olney and Tim Kurkjian for Wednesday’s National League Wild-Card playoff between San Francisco and Pittsburgh.
ESPN Radio will use Dave O’Brien and Aaron Boone on the Giants-Pirates game, and Jon Sciambi and Chris Singleton on the American League Wild-Card game between Oakland and Kansas City on Tuesday.
For the divisional series, ESPN Radio has assigned Sciambi and SIngleton to the Anaheim-wild card series and Chris Berman (games 1 and 2), Dave Flemming (games 3-5) and Rick Sutcliffe for the Detroit-Baltimore series. In the National League, O’Brien is paired with John Kruk on the Washington-wild card series and Shulman gets Boone for the Los Angeles-St. Louis series.

Last year, Sciambi and Singleton called the Red Sox-Rays series (Boston 3 games to 1); Michael Kay and Boone called the Tigers-A’s series (Detroit 3-2); Flemming and Sutcliffe called the Cardinals-Pirates series (St. Louis 3-2); and, Shulman and Orel Hershiser called the Dodgers-Braves series (Los Angeles 3-1). For the wild cards, Sciambi and Singleton called the Rays-Indians and Shulman and Hershiser called the Pirates-Reds.

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Army hockey to air 30 games on radio this season

The Army hockey team will have 30 games aired on local radio in 2014-15, and four exclusively on the Internet for America One video webstreaming (Oct. 17, Dec. 30, Jan. 9, Feb. 20).
Fishkill radio station WBNR (1260-AM) and Peekskill station WLNA (1420-AM) will carry the bulk of the games, with new radio partner WBPM (92.9-FM) of Kingston/Saugerties carrying four games (Nov. 14, 15, 22; Dec. 5).
Nikolai Busko will call the radio games, and Zack Daly has the call of the four America One games.

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Mets stick with WPIX for two more years

The New York Mets have forged an extension with WPIX-11 to carry 25 regular-season games and four spring training games per season in 2016 and 2017.
The Mets have made WPIX their over-the-air station  since the start of the 1999 season. For their first 37 seasons (1962-98) the Mets appeared on WOR (and later WWOR) channel 9.
As has been the case since its inception in 2006, SportsNet New York (SNY) will continue to produce the telecasts for WPIX.

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Knicks games easy to find on MSG

MSG Networks will present New York Knicks basketball on the MSG channel throughout the season, except for seven exclusive games on TNT and ABC.
The New York Rangers, though, will require some searching on certain nights. Four Rangers games will appear on the overflow MSG 2 channel, and two games will appear on MSG Plus (the home for Devils and Islanders hockey).

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NHL preseason hockey on TV

The NHL season is closer than you think!
MSG Networks plan on broadcasting all six Rangers preseason games, two of which involve separate Devils telecasts, and a Devils-Islanders tilt from the Islanders’ future home at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
The NHL Network will also televise a game almost every night through the preseason.
Here is the preseason TV schedule:
Sunday, Sept. 21
Buffalo-Washington, 5 p.m. (NHL Network)

Monday, Sept. 22
Devils-Rangers, 7 p.m. (MSG, MSG Plus; NHL Network-blacked out in N.Y. market)

Tuesday, Sept. 23
Philadelphia-Toronto, 7:30 p.m. (NHL Network)
San Jose-Vancouver, 9 p.m. (NHL Network)

Wednesday, Sept. 24
Arizona-Calgary, 7 p.m. (NHL Network)

Thursday, Sept. 25
Anaheim-Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. (NHL Network)

Friday, Sept. 26
Boston-Washington, 7 p.m. (NHL Network)
Devils-Islanders, 7:30 p.m. (MSG Plus)
Rangers-Chicago, 8:30 p.m. (MSG)
Calgary-Vancouver, 10 p.m. (NHL Network)

Saturday, Sept. 27
Columbus-Pittsburgh, 4 p.m. (NHL Network)
Winnipeg-Minnesota, 8 p.m. (NHL Network)

Sunday, Sept. 28
Buffalo-Toronto, 7 p.m. (NHL Network)

Monday, Sept. 29
Philadelphia-Rangers, 7 p.m. (MSG; NHL Network-blacked out in N.Y. market)
Arizona-Vancouver, 9 p.m. (NHL Network)

Tuesday, Sept. 30
Rangers-Philadelphia, 7 p.m. (MSG, TCN Philly; NHL Network-blacked out in N.Y. and Philly markets)

Wednesday, Oct. 1
Pittsburgh-Detroit, 7:30 p.m. (NHL Network)

Thursday, Oct. 2
Philadelphia-Washington, 7 p.m. (NHL Network-blacked out in Philly market; CSN Philly)
Vancouver-Edmonton, 9 p.m. (NHL Network)

Friday, Oct. 3
Chicago-Rangers, 7 p.m. (MSG; NHL Network-blacked out in N.Y. market)

Saturday, Oct. 4
Detroit-Boston, 5:30 p.m. (NHL Network)
Rangers-Devils, 7 p.m. (MSG, MSG Plus; NHL Network-blacked out in N.Y. market)
Colorado-Los Angeles, 10 p.m. (NHL Network)

Sunday, Oct. 5
Carolina-Washington, 3 p.m. (NHL Network)

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