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What to Watch: WNBA finals heat up, NWSL teams battle in quarterfinals, New Zealand Women’s Open commences

The WNBA finals have the Minnesota Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks tied with two games as they enter the third round. So far, the game results have mimicked those of last year. The Sparks took home game 1, Lynx took home game two. With Alana Beard keeping the Sparks defense strong, Maya Moore of the Lynx is hustling with the jumpers and the free throws. Sparks won game three last year, so stay tuned until Friday to watch who wins this time around. You can catch the game on ESPN 2.

[More from Excelle Sports: Excelle Talks Basketball: WNBA playoffs semifinals recap]

The NWSL approach the semifinals and the field is set to be taken over by the top four teams. While the North Carolina Courage and the Portland Thorns have stayed put at #1 and #2, respectively, the Chicago Red Stars and Orlando Pride will battle it out between the #3 and #4 spots. The Red Stars will play the Portland Thorns on Saturday afternoon and the Courage will play the Pride later on that day. Of other teams, Seattle Reign and Boston Breakers will play to stagnate their standing in the top 6. Tune in to the go90 app to catch  the action.

[More from Excelle Sports: Liverpool beats Everton on opening night of WSL winter season]

In golf, the New Zealand Women’s Open will commence on Thursday with former world no.1 Lydia Ko headlining the tournament. The betting odds have been put in place with three time champion Ko in the lead followed by Brooke Henderson, Brittany Lincicome, Danielle Kang and Jodi Ewart. Ko goes into the tournament with hopes of bringing home the trophy in her hometown after being out of play due to injury. A fourteen time winner on the LPGA tour, Ko is ready to make a come-back. To stay updated tune in to the GOLF channel.

*All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST)

** You can stream most events below on ESPN.com in both live and replay formats

Basketball

Date Time Event Network
Friday, September 29th 9:00 PM Minnesota Lynx vs. Los Angeles Sparks (Finals, Game #3) ESPN 2
Sunday, October 1st 8:30 PM Minnesota Lynx vs. Los Angeles Sparks (Finals, Game #4 (If Necessary)) ESPN
Wednesday, October 4th 8:00 PM Los Angeles Sparks vs. Minnesota Lynx (Finals, Game # 5 (If Necessary)) ESPN

*You can purchase the WNBA league pass for $16.99, or a team pass for $9.99. The league pass gives you access to stream all WNBA regular season and playoffs games online, multiple game viewing features, box score and play-by-play overlays, and even DVR functionality.

Golf

Date Time Event Network
Thursday, September 28th 5:00 PM McKayson New Zealand Women’s Open GOLF

Soccer

Date Time Event Network
Thursday, September 28th 6:00 PM Maine vs. Hartford (W Soccer) ESPN 3
7:00 PM Tennessee vs. Alabama (W Soccer) ESPN
7:00 PM Missouri State vs. Indiana State (W Soccer) ESPN 3
Friday, September 29th 5:00 PM Ohio vs. Ball State (W Soccer) ESPN 3
5:00 PM Wake Forest vs. Notre Dame (W Soccer) ESPN
7:00 PM South Alabama vs. Georgia Southern (W Soccer) ESPN 3
7:00 PM NC State vs. Florida State (W Soccer) ESPN
7:00 PM Missouri vs. Vanderbilt (W Soccer) ESPN
7:00 PM Clemson vs. Miami (W Soccer) ESPN
7:00 PM Boston College vs. Virginia Tech (W Soccer) ESPN
7:00 PM Cornell vs. Pennsylvania (W Soccer) ESPN 3
7:30 PM LSU vs. Kentucky (W Soccer) ESPN
8:00 PM West Virginia vs. Kansas State (W Soccer) ESPN 3
8:00 PM Arkansas vs. Texas A&M (W Soccer) ESPN
8:00 PM South Carolina vs. Ole Miss (W Soccer) ESPN
8:00 PM Auburn vs. Mississippi State (W Soccer) ESPN
8:00 PM UMKC vs. Illinois State (W Soccer) ESPN 3
8:00 PM Texas Tech vs. Texas (W Soccer) Longhorn network
Saturday, September 30th 11:00 AM Siena vs. Iona (W Soccer) ESPN 3
12:00 PM Syracuse vs. North Carolina (W Soccer) ESPN
1:00 PM Fairfield vs. Canisius (W Soccer) ESPN 3
1:00 PM Lincoln Memorial vs. Wingate (W Soccer) ESPN 3
1:00 PM Princeton vs. Dartmouth (W Soccer) ESPN 3
2:00 PM Evansville vs. Northern Iowa (W Soccer) ESPN 3
3:30 PM Portland Thorns FC vs. Chicago Red Stars go90
4:00 PM Northern Kentucky vs. Detroit Mercy (W Soccer) ESPN 3
4:00 PM Green Bay vs. IUPUI (W Soccer) ESPN 3
7:00 PM Harvard vs. Yale (W Soccer) ESPN 3
7:00 PM Boston Breakers vs. Sky Blue go90
7:00 PM Washington Spirit vs. Seattle Reign go90
7:30 PM North Carolina Courage vs. Orlando Pride go90
Sunday, October 1st 12:00 PM UMBC vs. Maine (W Soccer) ESPN 3
1:00 PM UMKC vs. Indiana State (W Soccer) ESPN 3
1:00 PM Kent State vs. Ball State (W Soccer) ESPN 3
1:00 PM Virginia vs. Pittsburgh (W Soccer) ESPN
1:00 PM Ferris State vs. Grand Valley State (W Soccer) ESPN 3
1:00 PM Texas vs. Oklahoma (W Soccer) ESPN U
2:00 PM Wofford vs. Mercer (W Soccer) ESPN 3
2:00 PM Stony Brook vs. Hartford (W Soccer) ESPN 3
2:00 PM Western Carolina vs. UNC-Greensboro (W Soccer) ESPN 3
6:00 PM Florida vs. Georgia (W Soccer) ESPN U
6:00 PM FC Kansas City vs. Houston Dash go90
Monday, October 2nd 7:00 PM Viterbo vs. Northern Iowa (W Soccer) ESPN 3
8:00 PM Utah Valley vs. Texas A&M (W Soccer) ESPN
Wednesday, October 4th 3:00 PM Monmouth vs. Iona (W Soccer) ESPN 3
8:00 PM Illinois-Chicago vs. Illinois State (W Soccer) ESPN 3

*You can also watch live NWSL games online at MyLifetime.com. International fans can watch the games live on NWSLsoccer.com. For more information on how to access the games via the go90 app mentioned above, read Excelle Sports’ NWSL announces multiyear partnership with go90 to stream games.

Volleyball

Date Time Event Network
Thursday, September 28th 6:30 PM Syracuse vs. Duke (W Volleyball) ESPN
7:00 PM Akron vs. Buffalo (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
7:00 PM Ball State vs. Toledo (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
7:30 PM New Orleans vs. Sam Houston State (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
6:00 PM IUPUI vs. Cleveland State (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
6:00 PM Northern Kentucky vs. Youngstown State (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
6:00 PM Wright State vs. Oakland (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
6:00 PM Samford vs. Western Carolina (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
6:00 PM Chattanooga vs. The Citadel (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
6:00 PM Jacksonville vs. USC Upstate (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
6:30 PM Texas State vs. Appalachian State (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
7:00 PM LSU vs. South Carolina (W Volleyball) ESPN
7:00 PM Milwaukee vs. Green Bay (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
7:00 PM Tennessee vs. Florida (W Volleyball) ESPN
7:00 PM Texas A&M vs. Georgia (W Volleyball) ESPN
7:00 PM Providence vs. St. John’s (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
7:00 PM Bowling Green vs. Kent State (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
7:00 PM Central Michigan vs. Western Michigan (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
7:00 PM Miami (OH) vs. Ohio (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
7:00 PM Virginia vs. Pittsburgh (W Volleyball) ESPN
7:00 PM NC State vs. Georgia Tech (W Volleyball) ESPN
7:00 PM Miami vs. Notre Dame (W Volleyball) ESPN
7:00 PM Florida State vs. Louisville (W Volleyball) ESPN
7:00 PM North Carolina vs. Clemson (W Volleyball) ESPN
7:00 PM Pennsylvania vs. Yale (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
7:30 PM Georgia Southern vs. Troy (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
7:30 PM Stetson vs. Lipscomb (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
8:00 PM Missouri vs. Auburn (W Volleyball) ESPN
8:00 PM Bradley vs. Northern Iowa (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
8:00 PM Illinois State vs. Drake (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
8:00 PM Evansville vs. Southern Illinois (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
8:00 PM Indiana State vs. Missouri State (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
10:00 PM Hawai’i vs. CSU Fullerton (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
Saturday, September 30th 2:00 PM East Tennessee State vs. The Citadel (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
2:00 PM Kansas State vs. Texas (W Volleyball) Longhorn Network
4:00 PM Wright State vs. Cleveland State (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
4:00 PM Northern Kentucky vs. Oakland (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
5:00 PM UIC vs. Green Bay (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
5:00 PM Creighton vs. St. John’s (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
5:00 PM Akron vs. Toledo (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
6:00 PM Mercer vs. Western Carolina (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
6:00 PM Florida Gulf Coast vs. Lipscomb (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
7:00 PM Buffalo vs. Ball State (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
7:00 PM Miami (OH) vs. Kent State (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
7:00 PM Bowling Green vs. Ohio (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
7:30 PM Georgia State vs. Troy (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
8:00 PM Bradley vs. Drake (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
8:00 PM Illinois State vs. Northern Iowa (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
Sunday, October 1st 12:30 PM UT Arlington vs. Appalachian State (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
1:00 PM Tennessee vs. South Carolina (W Volleyball) ESPN
1:00 PM Quinnipiac vs. Canisius (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
1:00 PM Virginia Tech vs. Pittsburgh (W Volleyball) ESPN
1:00 PM Miami vs. Louisville (W Volleyball) ESPN
1:00 PM Boston College vs. Duke (W Volleyball) ESPN
1:00 PM Florida State vs. Notre Dame (W Volleyball) ESPN
1:00 PM NC State vs. Clemson (W Volleyball) ESPN
2:00 PM North Florida vs. USC Upstate (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
2:00 PM Missouri vs. Alabama (W Volleyball) ESPN
2:30 PM Georgia vs. Ole Miss (W Volleyball) ESPN
2:30 PM Arkansas vs. Auburn (W Volleyball) ESPN
3:00 PM LSU vs. Florida (W Volleyball) ESPN
3:00 PM Valparaiso vs. Loyola-Chicago (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
3:00 PM Kentucky vs. Mississippi State (W Volleyball) ESPN
3:00 PM North Carolina vs. Georgia Tech (W Volleyball) ESPN U
5:00 PM UIC vs. Milwaukee (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
Tuesday, October 3rd 6:00 PM Furman vs. The Citadel (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
7:00 PM Mount Vernon Nazarene University vs. Indiana Wesleyan (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
Wednesday, October 4th 6:30 PM Miami vs. Florida State (W Volleyball) ESPN
7:00 PM Texas A&M vs. Florida (W Volleyball) ESPN U
7:30 PM New Orleans vs. Stephen F. Austin (W Volleyball) ESPN 3
8:00 PM Auburn vs. Tennessee (W Volleyball) ESPN
9:00 PM Kansas State vs. TCU (W Volleyball) ESPN U
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