Sports on TV, November 23-29: NFL, The Match: Champions for Change, MLS playoffs, college football and basketball, soccer and more

The following is a glance at sports on TV, including channels, radio listings and game times for local games and national sporting events for November 23-29, 2020. Frequent TV channel numbers are listed at the bottom of the page. Schedule subject to change and/or blackouts. All times Pacific.

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5:15 p.m.

ESPN — LA Rams at Tampa Bay, KXTG (750)


9:30 a.m.

NBCSN — Premier League: Crystal Palace at Burnley


NBCSN — Premier League: Southampton at Wolverhampton


1:30 a.m.

ESPN2 — Game 5: Doosan vs. NC

1:30 a.m. Tuesday

ESPN2 — Game 6: Doosan vs. NC


3 p.m.

BTN — Penn State at Wisconsin

5:30 p.m.

BTN — Ohio State at Minnesota



3 p.m.

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Commentary: Too much TV money for college football to pause playoffs

The man responsible for guiding the College Football Playoff through a global pandemic sat in his Kansas City area home late Saturday morning, flipped on the Ohio State-Indiana game and ordered himself a plate of nachos for delivery.

On Monday, Bill Hancock will attend the first meeting of the CFP selection committee in Grapevine, Texas, and Saturday was the last chance to gather data before the group comes up with its first top 25. But, like fans across the country, Hancock was met with news of Florida State-Clemson being postponed just hours before the scheduled kickoff because of COVID-19 concerns. Never mind that the Tigers had flown to Tallahassee on Friday with the full intention of shredding the Seminoles.

“Oh man, it’s 2020 isn’t it?” said Hancock, the CFP executive director, when reached by phone. “I know that’s trite, and it’s become jargon, but it’s true, you know? I think

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Huskies Eligible for 5 Bowl Games and College Football Playoffs

Bowl games, anyone?

While continuously battling COVID-19 to get its teams and top players onto the field, college football this week revealed a postseason of 37 bowl games, though the list keeps shrinking.

The Washington Huskies, who open in a week at California, find themselves eligible for the College Football Playoff plus six other bowl games — with a chance to return to the now Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl, which they won in 1987.

Yet because of the pandemic, four games have suspended operations this year, among them the Hawaii Bowl, the Bahamas Bowl, the Fenway Bowl, the Redbox Bowl and the Holiday Bowl, with the latter two annually hosting Pac-12 teams. 

The Las Vegas Bowl at new Allegiant Stadium and the Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit could be casualties, too. 

Besides the CFP semifinals and title game, with the Rose Bowl hosting one of the feeder games, the Huskies

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MLB playoffs 2020 — Clayton Kershaw’s latest high-stakes start could be the most important of his career

ARLINGTON, Texas — Clayton Kershaw’s 2020 season at times seemed to resemble a dreamscape. There was the vintage summer, which saw him tap back into the type of stuff that seemed to be lost forever. And the dominant postseason opener, a stark reminder of the flaws in the narrative of his playoff career. And the setting for the bulk of his October — minutes away from his home in Dallas, a fitting stage for the World Series trophy that still famously eludes him.

The wake-up call came late Saturday afternoon, during a routine bullpen session, with a shooting pain Kershaw had probably experienced countless times before. His back spasmed. The National League Championship Series — the rest of this storybook season — was suddenly in jeopardy. The Los Angeles Dodgers’ training staff spent the next 48 hours working diligently to relieve the pain in Kershaw’s back in time for him

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