Yankees-Red Sox Baseball; President’s Cup Golf: What’s New This Weekend in TV Sports (September 24-25)
The live TV sports schedule for the first weekend of fall begins on the baseball field, as ESPN will show New York Yankees star Aaron Judge’s historic season on Sunday as the Yankees host the rival of the Boston Red Sox.
Heading into Friday night’s Yankees-Red Sox game, Judge was one homer off Tying Roger Maris’ American League regular season record of 61 home runs, and was on course to become the league’s first three-time winner. since Miguel Cabrera accomplished the feat. in 2012.
On the college football front, top-ranked Georgia takes on Kent State on ESPN Plus, while second-ranked Alabama hosts Vanderbilt on the SEC Network. Third-ranked Ohio State plays Wisconsin on ABC and fourth-ranked Michigan hosts Maryland on Fox. Fifth-placed Clemson takes on No. 21 Wake Forest on ABC.
Other games include No. 6 Oklahoma-Kansas State (Fox), No. 7 USC-Oregon State (Pac-12 Network) and No. 10 Arkansas-Texas A&M (ESPN).
In the boxing ring, retired former boxing champion Floyd Mayweather will face mixed martial arts fighter Mikuru Asakura on Saturday night in a pay-per-view exhibition bout from Japan. PPV.com will distribute the event, which carries a suggested retail price of $29.99.
On the football pitch, Peacock, USA and NBC will show eight Premier League games live on Saturday, while FS2 will show three UEFA Nations League games on Sunday.
On the links, NBC and Golf Channel will feature coverage of the final round of the President’s Cup golf tournament, while on Sunday CBS will air television coverage of the Professional Bull Riders.
Action from the third week of the NFL season begins Sunday afternoon with coverage of regional games on CBS and Fox, as well as NBC. Sunday night football telecast of the San Francisco 49’ers-Denver Broncos game.■