It’s Thanksgiving weekend. Now that all the niceties have been taken care of and the leftovers have been packed for hopefully easy access, it’s time to take care of yourself a little. Dive into our guide to the weekend’s most exciting sporting events, plus some of the reasons why you should say goodbye to your family and settle into a comfortable chair.
⚽ 8am: Qatar vs Senegal (FS1)
⚽ 11:00 am: Netherlands vs. Ecuador (Fox)
🏈 Noon: No. 21 Tulane at No. 25 Cincinnati (ABC)
⚽ 14:00: England vs USA (Fox)
A rematch of their famous clash at Bunker Hill, but with slightly less at stake. The US would like to snatch a victory here, or even a draw against the beloved English team – otherwise the Americans will be in serious danger of not advancing from Group B of the World Cup. Can Christian Pulisic bring on another magical moment like he had in the setting? to score the US goal in a 1-1 draw with Wales? Can goalkeeper Matt Turner and the defense fend off an England team that has scored six goals in the first leg of the World Cup? It could be very good for Team USA in this World Cup, so don’t miss it.
🏈 15:30: No. 24 in the state of North Carolina and No. 13 in North Carolina (ABC)
This is a great chance to see Tar Heels guard Drake May. According to Ryan Dunleavy of The Post, “there is a rumor in the scouting community that the big-armed, double-threat May” who is eligible for the 2024 NFL Draft “represents a better prospect than Alabama’s Bryce Young and CJ Stroud.” from Ohio. “.
🏈 4:30 pm: No. 16 UCLA at Cal (Fox)
🏀 5:30 pm: No. 1 North Carolina vs. Iowa State (ESPN)
⚽ 7:00 pm: Duke vs. Alabama (ESPN+)
The first of four quarterfinals in the NCAA Women’s Soccer Tournament kicks off Friday night, followed by three more on Saturday night, also on ESPN+. All four No. 1 seeds remain alive: Alabama, Florida, Notre Dame, and title favorite UCLA. The Duke is looking to cause some disappointment here with goalkeeper Ruthie Jones, also known as Daniel Jones’ younger sister.
🏀 7:30 pm: Trail Blazers to Knicks (MSG)
The Knicks returned to the Garden, where they were less than convincing after appeasing critics with a 3-2 win. The Trail Blazers have lost four games in a row and are missing star point guard Damian Lillard with a calf strain. Trap game, anyone?
🏀 19:30: No. 3 Kansas vs. No. 22 Tennessee (ESPN)
🏈 19:30: Florida on Florida Street (ABC)
🏀 8:00 pm: Nets to Pacers (YES)
🏒 8:00 pm: Devils to Sabers (MSGSN)…Islanders to Blue Jackets (MSGSN2)
Hello Devils, 13-1 in last 14 games.
🏀 10:30 pm: Nuggets to Clippers (NBA TV)
What better way to end a long day at work in front of the TV than to preview the Western Conference Finals? Take just a few minutes to watch two-time MVP Nikola Jokic in action, especially when he delivers lightning-quick “I gotta rewind and watch this” passes. Perhaps there is no player in the game today who sees the field better. And while the Clippers have rarely been healthy enough to be a fully formed version of who they could be, this roster has a Finals contender that could be the deepest and most versatile in the NBA.
⚽ 5am: Tunisia vs Australia (FS1)
What you can’t miss here is… Just kidding! We don’t say wake up at 5 am. We are not evil.
⚽ 8am: Poland vs. Saudi Arabia (FS1)
Saudi Arabia rectified the failure of the tournament by knocking out Argentina in the first match of the World Cup. The “result” – that is, a win or a draw – in this match against the low-octane team Poland could mean a shocking place in the 1/8 finals.
⚽ 11:00 am: France vs. Denmark (FS1)
🏈 Noon: No. 3 Michigan to No. 2 Ohio State (Fox)
Over the past 10 years, this game has averaged over 69 points. All that “three yards and a cloud of dust” style of the Bo Schembechler-Woody Hayes era has given way to an annual offensive fireworks display filled with NFL talent and, this year, national championship aftermath. Will CJ Stroud prove he deserves to be the #1 (or #1 overall) QB in next year’s draft? Will NFL Jim Harbaugh Rumors Start? Do you have enough leftovers in your fridge to complete this game before heading back to the store for reinforcements?
🏈 Noon: Georgia Institute of Technology at #1 in Georgia (ESPN)… South Carolina at #8 in Clemson (ABC)
🏒 1:00 pm: Oilers vs. Rangers (MSG, NHL Network)
🏈 2:00 pm: Fordham in New Hampshire (ESPN+)
If you don’t know the name Tim DeMorat, learn it. The senior quarterback shows video game scores to take Fordham (9-2) to the first round of the FCS playoffs. Last week, DeMorat threw for 503 yards and threw for six touchdowns, bringing his season total to 4,561 yards (414.6 per game) and 53 touchdowns (against eight interceptions) with a 65.7 completion percentage. He will become an NFL draft prospect in the spring. Here he is trying to save the Rams season.
🏀 2:00 pm: Niagara to St. John’s (FS2)
⚽ 14:00: Argentina vs Mexico (FS1)
Lionel Messi and the Argentina national team have their backs to the wall after a stunning defeat to Saudi Arabia. It will be a big theater to see what they come up with against Mexico. We hope that they will recover and make a deep breakthrough.
🏈 3:30 pm: Auburn, No. 8 in Alabama (CBS)
Crimson Tide have won over three touchdowns this year at the Iron Bowl. But wait, next year will be more competitive with Lane Kiffin leading the Tigers against juggernaut Nick Saban, right?
🏈 3:30 pm: No. 9 in Oregon and No. 21 in Oregon (ESPN)
🏈 4:00 pm: Iowa State #4 TCU (Fox) … Michigan State #11 Pennsylvania (FS1)
🏀 17:00: Mavericks @ Raptors (League Pass)
🏈 19:00: LSU No. 5 at Texas A&M (ESPN)
🏒 19:00: Capitals at Devils (MSG)
🏒 19:30: Islanders flyers (MSGSN)
🏈 19:30: No. 18 Notre Dame to No. 7 USC (ABC)
The Trojans can play to qualify for the college football playoffs after Ohio State or Michigan lose earlier in the day. And while Notre Dame is not a juggernaut, they are a legitimate test for a USC team that has failed to score at least 40 points in every game but two, is two points short of the undefeated and arguably has a favorite. Heisman at center post in Caleb Williams. Yes, your eyes might be a little misty from all this football, but you’ve come so far, you can’t turn down a weekend yet.
🏈 8:00 pm: Kansas ranked #12 in Kansas State (Fox)
💪 20:00: WWE Survival Series (Peacock)
Now a little about something else. Are there professional wrestling fans in the house? The main attraction of WWE’s big fall show this year is a pair of WarGames stunt matches that pit two teams of five wrestlers against each other in two adjacent rings surrounded by an oversized steel cage. World Champion Roman Reigns leads his Bloodline team in a men’s WarGames match. In the women’s match, an unexpected participant may appear – Sasha Banks? Becky Lynch? — in the babyface team.
🏈 10:30 pm: No. 13 Washington in Washington State (ESPN)
⚽ 5:00: Japan vs. Costa Rica (FS1)
⚽ 8:00: Belgium vs Morocco (FS1)
⚽ 11:00: Croatia vs. Canada (FS1)
🏀 1:00 pm: No. 3 UConn/Duke vs. No. 9 Iowa/Oregon State (ABC)
When UCLA and Iowa joined this Phil Knight-branded mini-tournament back in the preseason, it led to a potential televised finals showdown between UCLA’s Paige Buckers and Iowa’s Caitlin Clark, two of the hottest defensemen in women’s college basketball. Then Bukers tore her cruciate ligament, so the potential final… still features two of the hottest defenders in women’s football. Azzie Fudd, the sophomore with the most beautiful shot this side of Steph Curry (he’s a big fan), moved to UCLA in the absence of her best friend The Bukers, averaging 30 points per game early in the game. Clark, who led the Division I in points and assists last season, has 26.8.
🏈 13:00: Bears near planes
This week, the Jets interrupted their surprise playoff round with a little frills with some old-fashioned drama, replacing quarterback Zach Wilson on the bench — last year’s No. 2 overall gets a “reboot” — and handing the job over to Mike White. No pressure Mike now just keep the favorites in the home crowd and don’t you dare screw up as a 6 point favorite against a bad Bears team starring Justin Fields and his dangling left arm.
🏈 1pm: Broncos to Panthers… Buccaneers to Browns… Ravens to Jaguars… Texans to Dolphins… Bengals to Titans… Falcons to Commanders (Sunday ticket, NFL RedZone, your local bar)
Oh, there’s really nothing missing here. Watching the Jets is safe.
⚽ 14:00: Spain vs Germany (FS1)
Spain looked like the world champions in the tournament’s opening thrashing Costa Rica 7-0. Germany didn’t, losing 2-1 to Japan to put hopes on life support at the World Cup. With the Germans, who won the World Cup in 2014, suddenly having so many reasons to play, this could be the best match of the entire group stage.
🏀 3:00 pm: Trail Blazers to Nets (YES)
It’s always interesting to see what’s going on at the Barclays Center – Ben Simmons looks cheerful! Up to 10th place! – and also to keep track of what kind of interlude is happening outside.
🏈 4:05 pm: Chargers at the Cardinals (CBS) … Raiders at the Seahawks
🏈 4:25 pm: Rams at Chiefs (Fox) … Saints at 49ers
🏀 6:00 pm: Grizzlies to Knicks (MSG)
Quick straw poll: would you say Julius Randle is having a good season? He is averaging 20.8 points and 8.8 rebounds, shooting 46.7% from the field and 33.3% from three-pointers.
🏀 20:00: Mavericks in Bucks (NBA TV)
🏈 8:20 pm: Packers at Eagles (NBC)
Just asking: why did Aaron Rogers keep his broken thumb a secret for a month and a half, only to reveal it now?