MLB Playoffs, ‘UFC 280’ PPV Event: What’s On This Weekend in TV Sports (October 22-23)



This weekend’s live TV sporting event lineup features a rare sporting equinox (opens in a new tab) where Sunday, for only the 28th time, all four major sports leagues will have regular season or postseason games in play.

Sunday’s action begins on the baseball field with Game 4 of the Major League Baseball American League Championship Series between the New York Yankees and Houston Astros on TBS. Also Sunday, the San Diego Padres and Philadelphia Phillies face off in Game 5 of their National League Championship Series on Fox.

On the football field, week seven of the National Football League regular season kicks off with afternoon broadcasts of regional games on CBS and Fox, as well as an NBC Sunday night football matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Miami Dolphins.

The National Basketball Association kicks off the first weekend of its 2022-23 regular season with a primetime Sunday doubleheader on NBA TV featuring the Washington Wizards vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Phoenix Suns vs. the LA Clippers.

On the ice, ESPN will broadcast a National Hockey League game between the Anaheim Ducks and the Detroit Red Wings.

Professional soccer will also be in play on Sunday with Peacock, CNBC and USA Network offering seven Premier League matches combined, while ESPN airs a Major League Soccer doubleheader.

Saturday’s events include a slate of college football games, starting with No. 2 Ohio State hosting Iowa on Fox, No. 3 Tennessee playing UT Martin on SEC Network and No. 5 Clemson battling Syracuse No. ° 14 on ABC.

The lineup of the remaining top-10 ranked schools includes No. 6 Alabama-Mississippi State (ESPN), No. 7 Ole Miss-LSU (CBS), No. 8 TCU-Kansas State (FS1) and No. 9 UCLA – No. 10 Oregon (Fox).

In the octagon, ESPN Plus will distribute the UFC 280 pay-per-view mixed martial arts fight card featuring the main event fight between lightweight champion Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev. ■

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