OTTAWA, ON - OCTOBER 12: Auston Matthews #34 of the Toronto Maple Leafs celebrates his fourth goal of the game in his first career NHL game with team mate William Nylander #29 against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on October 12, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

Thursday’s Viewing Picks

College Basketball
B1G Basketball Media Day: Coaches Press Conference — Big Ten Network, 9 a.m.
B1G Basketball Media Day — Big Ten Network, 11:30 a.m.
College Basketball Live: Big Ten Media Days — ESPNU, 3 p.m.

College Football
College Football Live — ESPN, 1:30 p.m.
CFB Daily — ESPNU, 4 p.m.
ESPN Recruiting Nation — ESPNU, 6 p.m.
Inside College Football — CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m.

College Soccer
Men’s
Cal vs. UCLA — Pac-12 Network/Pac-12 Bay Area/Pac-12 Los Angeles, 7 p.m.
Stanford vs. San Diego State — Pac-12 Bay Area, 10 p.m.

Women’s
Alabama vs. Georgia — SEC Network, 7 p.m.
Penn State vs. Rutgers — Big Ten Network, 7:30 p.m.
Arizona vs. UCLA — Pac-12 Network/Pac-12 Arizona/Pac-12 Los Angeles, 10 p.m.

College Volleyball
Women’s
Montana State at North Dakota — Fox College Sports Central, 8 p.m.
Missouri-Kansas City at New Mexico State — Fox College Sports Pacific/Fox Sports Southwest Plus, 9 p.m.
Portland State at Northern Arizona — Fox College Sports Arizona, 10 p.m.

Golf
European Tour
British Masters, The Grove, Chandlers Cross, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom

1st Round — Golf Channel, 4:30 a.m.

LPGA Tour
KEB Hana Bank Championship, Sky 72 Golf Club (Ocean Course), Incheon, Republic of Korea

1st Round — Golf Channel, 12:30 p.m. (same day coverage)
2nd Round — Golf Channel, 11:30 p.m.

PGA Tour
Safeway Open, Silverado Resort & Spa (North Course), Napa, CA

1st Round — Golf Channel, 4 p.m.

Golf Central Pregame — Golf Channel, 3 p.m.

Hockey
KHL
SKA vs. Dinamo Riga — One World Sports, 12:30 p.m.

MLB Postseason
National League Division Series
Game 5, Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.

Los Angeles Dodgers at Washington Nationals — FS1/Fox Deportes, 8 p.m. (series tied 2-2)

The Rundown — MLB Network, 2 p.m.
MLB Now — MLB Network, 4 p.m.
MLB Tonight — MLB Network, 6 p.m.
MLB on FS1 Pregame — FS1, 7 p.m.
MLB Tonight — MLB Network, 8 p.m.
MLB on FS1 Postgame — FS1, 11 p.m.
MLB Tonight: Division Series — MLB Network, 11 p.m.
Baseball Tonight — ESPN2, midnight

MLS
Chicago vs. Columbus — Comcast SportsNet Chicago/Spectrum SportsNet/WOIO, 8:30 p.m.
Colorado vs. San Jose — Altitude/Comcast SportsNet California, 9 p.m.

NASCAR
NASCAR America — NBCSN, 5:30 p.m.

NBA Preseason
Toronto at Cleveland — TNT, 8 p.m.
Portland at Los Angeles Clippers — TNT, 10:30 p.m.

The Starters: Season Preview, Part 3 — NBA TV, 5:30 p.m.
Dallas Mavericks Team Preview — NBA TV, 6 p.m.
New Orleans Pelicans Team Preview — NBA TV, 6:30 p.m.

NFL
Thursday Night Football, The Stadium Formerly Known as San Diego Jack Murphy, San Diego, CA
Denver Broncos at San Diego Chargers — CBS/NFL Network/Twitter, 8:25 p.m.

Good Morning Football — NFL Network, 7 a.m.
Inside the NFL: 2016 Week 5 — NFL Network, 1 p.m.
NFL Insiders — ESPN, 2 p.m.
Sound FX: 2016 Week 5 — NFL Network, 2:30 p.m.
NFL Live — ESPN, 3 p.m.
NFL Network Up to the Minute — NFL Network, 3 p.m.
NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m.
TNF GameDay live from San Diego, CA and Los Angeles, CA — NFL Network, 6 p.m.
Thursday Night Kickoff live from San Diego, CA and Los Angeles, CA — CBS/NFL Network, 7:30 p.m.
TNF Postgame — NFL Network, 11:30 p.m.

NHL
Boston at Columbus — NESN/Fox Sports Ohio, 7 p.m.
Montreal at Buffalo — Sportsnet 360/RDS/MSG Buffalo, 7 p.m.
New York Islanders at New York Rangers — MSG Plus 2/MSG Network, 7 p.m.
Detroit at Tampa Bay — Fox Sports Detroit/Fox Sports Sun, 7:30 p.m.
New Jersey at Florida — MSG Plus/Fox Sports Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Carolina at Winnipeg — Fox Sports Carolinas/TSN3, 8 p.m.
Minnesota at St. Louis — Fox Sports North/Fox Sports Midwest, 8 p.m.
Washington at Pittsburgh — NBCSN/TVA Sports 2, 8 p.m.
Anaheim at Dallas — Fox Sports Prime Ticket/Fox Sports Southwest, 8:30 p.m.

Hockey Central @ noon — Sportsnet/NHL Network, noon
NHL Now — NHL Network, 4 p.m.
NHL Tonight: Pre-Game Skate — NHL Network, 6 p.m.
Hockey Central — Sportsnet/Sportsnet 360, 6:30 p.m.
NHL Live — NBCSN, 7 p.m.
NHL Tonight — NHL Network, 7 p.m.
NHL Overtime — NBCSN, 10:45 p.m.
On the Fly — NHL Network, 11 p.m.

Soccer
FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup
Quarterfinals, Al Hassan International Stadium, Irbid, Jordan

Democratic Republic of Korea vs. Ghana — FS2, 8:55 a.m.
Japan vs. Engalnd — FS2, 11:55 a.m.

2018 FIFA World Cup Magazine — FS2, 2 p.m.
UEFA Champions League Magazine — FS2, 2:30 p.m.
The Ligue 1 Show — beIN Sports, 6 p.m.
ESPN FC — ESPNews, 6 p.m.
La Liga Show — beIN Sports, 6:30 p.m.
The Xtra — beIN Sports, 7 p.m.

Sports Talk
Boomer & Carton — CBS Sports Network, 6 a.m.
Sport Today — BBC World News, 6:45 a.m.
SportsCenter:AM — ESPN, 7 a.m.
Sport Today — BBC World News, 8:45 a.m.
The Dan Patrick Show — Audience (AT&T U-Verse/DirecTV)/NBCSN, 9 a.m.
SportsCenter: Face to Face With Hannah Storm — ESPN, 10 a.m.
The Dan Le Batard Show With Stugotz — ESPNU, 10 a.m.
The Rich Eisen Show — Audience (AT&T U-Verse/DirecTV)/Root Sports (Northwest/Pittsburgh/Rocky Mountain), noon
BYU Sports Nation — BYUtv, noon
His & Hers (The Final Days) — ESPN2, noon
Sport Today — BBC World news, 12:45 p.m.
Outside the Lines — ESPN, 1 p.m.
Russillo and Kanell — ESPNews, 1 p.m.
Sport Today — BBC World News, 2:30 p.m.
The Doug Gottlieb Show — CBS Sports Network, 3 p.m.
The Paul Finebaum Show — SEC Network, 3 p.m.
SportsNation — ESPN, 4 p.m.
Highly Questionable — ESPN, 4:30 p.m.
Around the Horn — ESPN, 5 p.m.
BTN Live — Big Ten Network, 5 p.m.
Pardon the Interruption — ESPN, 5:30 p.m.
Time to Schein — CBS Sports Network, 6 p.m.
ESPN Films: Catching Hell — ESPN, 7:30 p.m.
30 for 30: Believeland — ESPN, 9 p.m.
SEC Now — SEC Network, 9 p.m.
SportsCenter at Night With Scott Van Pelt — ESPN, midniight
Contacto Deportivo — Univision/Univision Deportes, midnight
Fox Sports Live With Jay and Dan — FS1, 12:30 a.m. (Friday)

Tennis
ATP Tour
Shanghai Masters, Qi Zhong Stadium, Shanghai, Commnunist China

Round of 16 — Tennis Channel, 6 a.m.
Center Court: Quarterfinals — Tennis Channel, 1 a.m. (Friday)

Ken Fang

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Ken has been covering the sports media in earnest at his own site, Fang's Bites since May 2007 and at Awful Announcing since March 2013. He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television. Fang celebrates the three Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.

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