Sue Bird’s emotional farewell to the WNBA came last night after the Storm were eliminated in a thrilling Game 4. We get Game 5 between the Sky and Sun tomorrow night, but Wednesday’s slate still has plenty to look forward to.
The headliner: Another day at the U.S. Open, including a chance for American Frances Tiafoe to advance to the semifinals. Plus, Champions League action worth watching and September baseball.
Here’s what I’m watching today.
A quick note: Due to COVID-19, sports schedules are fluid and subject to change.
U.S. Open: Singles quarterfinals
Last night’s U.S. Open action went deep into the night as Nick Kyrgios and Karen Khachanov battled for five sets until after 1 a.m. ET before Khachanov eventually pulled off the upset. Today’s slate of quarterfinal action looks similarly loaded and could produce plenty more drama. American Frances Tiafoe, fresh off his career-defining win over Rafael Nadal, continues his tournament against Andrey Rublev at 1:30 p.m. ET this afternoon. Meanwhile, young star Carlos Alcaraz looks to solidify himself as the tournament favorite in the nightcap at 8:30 p.m. ET. The 7 p.m. ET showdown between Iga Świątek and Jessica Pegula should also be tons of fun.
All day, ESPN/ESPN+, watch on fuboTV
- It’s Anybody’s U.S. Open Now (Jon Wertheim)
- Frances Tiafoe Takes Down Nadal to Blow Open the Men’s Bracket (Jon Wertheim and Chris Almeida)
- Anxiety and Depression and Debt: When Tennis Doesn’t Love You Back (Matthew Boncosky)
Champions League: Liverpool at Napoli | Liverpool’s up-and-down campaign took another turn over the weekend when the Reds dropped points against Everton. Can Liverpool get off on the right foot in Champions League play in Napoli as it looks to get back to the UCL final? 3 p.m. ET, Paramount+
Champions League: Bayern Munich at Inter Milan | This looks like the match of the day in the Champions League, though both sides are coming off rough weekend performances. Inter lost in a rivalry showdown with AC Milan, while Bayern stumbled to a draw against Union Berlin despite dominating possession. 3 p.m. ET, Paramount+/TUDN, watch on fuboTV
Women’s volleyball: Creighton at Nebraska | This top-20 showdown in the volleyball-crazed state of Nebraska is expected to set the NCAA’s attendance record for a volleyball game. The hometown Huskers are ranked second in the nation and off to a 5–0 start to the season. 6 p.m. ET, FS1, watch on fuboTV
Toronto Blue Jays at Baltimore Orioles | The Orioles’ miraculous playoff push has hit some bumps in the road lately, as the O’s now trail the Blue Jays by 3.5 games for the last AL wild card. A win tonight would help trim that gap, though, and top prospect Gunnar Henderson has given Baltimore a lift lately. 7:05 p.m. ET, Sportsnet/MASN, watch on fuboTV
Chicago White Sox at Seattle Mariners
The Mariners are cruising toward the playoffs and are sending ace righthander Diego Castillo to the mound this afternoon as they push for the top AL wild-card spot. They’re taking on a White Sox team with everything to play for in the thick of a highly competitive division race in the AL Central. Currently three games behind the Guardians for the top spot, Chicago needs every win it can get if it wants to make a late playoff push.
4:10 p.m. ET, MLB Network/NBC Sports Chicago/Root Sports NW, watch on fuboTV
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