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Updated: 30 October 2014, 11:52 EDT

ESPN Caribbean Highlights - November 2013


ESPN's November lineup opens with more West Indies Cricket, the NBA and ATP Tennis, joined by the NFL, Moto GP racing, World Football with the Europa League and Euro 2016 Qualifiers and more action from England, Spain, Germany and beyond, the MLS Playoffs, WSOP Final Table and more


- West Indies Tour of India

LIVE coverage from the West Indies Tour of India continues in November on ESPN & ESPN2

Continuing on ESPN/ESPN2 in November is more LIVE coverage from the West Indies Tour of India. This is the Windies third tour to India in the last four years, and they are looking to improve on 2013 results that saw their only win come in the second ODI. Following October's five ODIs and a T20I, November features coverage of the three Tests  to be played in Hyderabad, Bangalore and Ahmedabad  beginning October 30 and continuing to November 18.

Given that the West Indies haven't won a Test in India since 1994 and have been struggling recently, they'll be hoping to change their luck during this Tour. This visit of the West Indies to India forms part of the Future Tours Programme (FTP) of the International Cricket Council. ESPN's coverage continues LIVE with coverage from the 1st Test; catch the 2nd and 3rd Tests airing LIVE on ESPN2. NOTE: Times subject to change.

*Schedule: LIVE coverage
Nov 1 11:50pm West Indies Tour of India - 1st Test, Day 4
Nov 2 10:50pm West Indies Tour of India - 1st Test, Day 5
*Times subject to change


The Cavaliers vs. the Spurs, Heat vs. Pacers, the Thunder and more - the NBA continues LIVE on ESPN

Continuing on ESPN in November is more spectacular action from the National Basketball Association (NBA). The defending champion San Antonio Spurs - who won a fifth NBA title behind veteran star Tim Duncan - are expected to again rule the Western Conference, joined by the Los Angeles Clippers, Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder, and a lineup of serious challengers that includes the Portland Trail Blazers, Memphis Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks.

Following the Miami Heat's 4-1 loss to the Spurs in the last NBA Finals, four-time MVP LeBron James decided to leave the Heat behind and bring his considerable skills back home to the Cleveland Cavaliers. This move has shaken up the Eastern Conference, where the Cavaliers immediately become contenders and other top squads - among them the Chicago Bulls, Heat, Indiana Pacers and Washington Wizards  will all be jockeying for position.

Don't miss a basket with ESPN's LIVE NBA Wednesday and NBA Friday coverage, highlighted this month by the Thunder taking on the Grizzlies, LeBron and the Cavaliers facing the Spurs as well as the Wizards, while the month closes with the Mavericks taking on Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks.

Schedule: LIVE coverage - Host team shown first
Nov 05 10:30pm Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Clippers
Nov 07 08:00pm Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Memphis Grizzlies
Nov 12 10:00pm Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Houston Rockets
Nov 19 07:00pm Cleveland Cavaliers vs. San Antonio Spurs
Nov 21 08:00pm Washington Wizards vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
Nov 26 07:30pm Dallas Mavericks vs. New York Knicks

TENNIS - 2014 ATP World Tour

Airing LIVE on ESPN in November is closing ATP action with the BNP Paribas Masters and season-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals

ESPN's LIVE season coverage of men's tennis from the ATP World Tour wraps this month with LIVE coverage of the season's final ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event, the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris - won last year by Serbian star Novak Djokovic over Spain's David Ferrer - followed by the season-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, an elite eight-player tournament for the sport's best played yearly since 2009 at The O2 arena in London.

In August, Spain's Rafael Nadal and Djokovic became the first two singles players to qualify for the season finale, with Nadal qualifying for the tournament for the 10th straight year. This title is one of the few major prizes in the sport that the Spanish star hasn't won. Next to qualify was Swiss star Roger Federer, who is bidding for a seventh title, while challengers by late season for the other berths were led by Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka, Spain's Ferrer, and surprise US Open finalists Kei Nishikori of Japan and eventual champion Marin Cilic of Croatia.

ESPN presents ATP World Tour coverage all season, airing LIVE and on short-turnaround. NOTE: Schedule subject to change.

Schedule: LIVE coverage
Nov 01 09:30am Masters 1000: BNP Paribas Masters
Nov 02 09:00am Masters 1000: BNP Paribas Masters
Nov 09 09:00am Barclays ATP World Tour Finals: Round Robin - Day #1
Nov 09 03:00pm Barclays ATP World Tour Finals: Round Robin - Day #1
Nov 10 09:00am Barclays ATP World Tour Finals: Round Robin - Day #2
Nov 10 03:00pm Barclays ATP World Tour Finals: Round Robin - Day #2
Nov 11 09:00am Barclays ATP World Tour Finals: Round Robin - Day #3
Nov 11 03:00pm Barclays ATP World Tour Finals: Round Robin - Day #3
Nov 12 09:00am Barclays ATP World Tour Finals: Round Robin - Day #4
Nov 12 03:00pm Barclays ATP World Tour Finals: Round Robin - Day #4
Nov 13 09:00am Barclays ATP World Tour Finals: Round Robin - Day #5
Nov 13 03:00pm Barclays ATP World Tour Finals: Round Robin - Day #5
Nov 14 09:00am Barclays ATP World Tour Finals: Round Robin - Day #6
Nov 14 03:00pm Barclays ATP World Tour Finals: Round Robin - Day #6
Nov 15 09:00am Barclays ATP World Tour Finals: Semifinal #1
Nov 15 03:00pm Barclays ATP World Tour Finals: Semifinal #2
Nov 16 01:00pm Barclays ATP World Tour Finals: Final
NOTE: Schedule subject to change.


LIVE NFL coverage continues all month on ESPN headlined by the Patriots vs. the Colts, the Saints vs. the Ravens, the Broncos...

The National Football League (NFL) season is short and intense, with a mere 17 weeks separating the first kickoff from the last play. ESPN's season coverage continues LIVE in November, with marquee matchups including Tom Brady and the New England Patriots taking on Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts, followed later in the month by Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints hosting the Baltimore Ravens while Peyton Manning leads the Denver Broncos against the Kansas City Chiefs. Manning, Brady, Luck and Brees are four of the NFL's most talented quarterbacks, and all should be in top form as the season moves into its second half.

Luck and the Colts are on the field early in the month facing another elite QB as they take on Eli Manning - a two-time Super Bowl MVP - and the New York Giants, while later in the month has the Giants going up against the Dallas Cowboys. In other action, Aaron Rodgers leads the Green Bay Packers against the tough Chicago Bears; the Philadelphia Eagles host rising talent Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers; and the month closes with the Detroit Lions taking on the Bears, followed by the Broncos vs. the Chiefs. Coverage of the NFL airs LIVE all season on ESPN.

Schedule: LIVE coverage - Host team shown first
Nov 02 08:15pm Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens
Nov 03 08:15pm New York Giants vs. Indianapolis Colts
Nov 09 08:15pm Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears
Nov 10 08:15pm Philadelphia Eagles vs. Carolina Panthers
Nov 16 08:15pm Indianapolis Colts vs. New England Patriots
Nov 17 08:15pm Tennessee Titans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
Nov 23 08:15pm New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys
Nov 24 08:15pm New Orleans Saints vs. Baltimore Ravens
Nov 27 12:30pm Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears
Nov 30 08:15pm Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos


MotoGP wraps the season with LIVE race action airing on ESPN from Valencia, Spain

November closes another thriller of a season of Grand Prix motorcycle racing from MotoGP with LIVE coverage on ESPN of the Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana. Given the prowess of the series' top Spanish riders - led by Dani Pedrosa, Jorge Lorenzo and defending champion Marc Márquez - and their success at this track, with last season featuring an all-Spanish podium led by Lorenzo (although Márquez nabbed the series title), the season finale will almost certainly have a Spanish accent.

Still, Italy's talented Valentino Rossi came to life mid season, making three podiums in a row including a spectacular victory in Misano. That win, coming more than 18 years after his first ever GP victory in the 125cc class at Brno in 1996, makes him the rider with the longest winning career of all-time in Grand Prix racing. The circuit in Valencia, a favorite of fans and riders alike, can be expected to deliver great race action amid a party atmosphere that captures all the uncontainable energy of Spain.

ESPN presents full coverage, airing LIVE, on short-turnaround or taped, of the 18-race MotoGP season, wrapping this month with the season-closer, the Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana in Spain. Coverage airs LIVE on November 9 at 6:00am.


Top-flight football from England continues LIVE on ESPN

The Barclays Premier League, England's top level of football competition, continues LIVE on ESPN in November, shining a spotlight on some of the strongest sides and sharpest players in the game. The new season will see if mighty Manchester United can climb back on top following last year's disaster that has left them out of the UEFA Champions League for the first time in 19 years. The additions of Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid and Falcao on loan, plus the proven talents of Wayne Rooney, make a return to form likely.

Meanwhile, Chelsea have added Spanish stars Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas and brought back the legendary Didier Drogba, while Liverpool is hoping leading striker Daniel Sturridge will meld with explosive Italian Mario Balotelli to keep them on top. Although FA Cup champions Arsenal defeated league champions Manchester City in the season-opening Community Shield, Man City remains the side to beat.

ESPN's coverage of the English Premier League airs all season, LIVE and on short-turnaround, featuring 12 matches per week. Also featured throughout the month are select games from England's Second Division. NOTES: EPL not available to cruise lines; matches airing on short-turnaround/taped on ESPN Caribbean will air LIVE on ESPN2 Caribbean.

Schedule: LIVE coverage
Nov 01 08:40am Newcastle vs. Liverpool
Nov 01 10:55am Chelsea vs. Burnley
Nov 03 09:55am Crystal Palace vs. Sunderland
Nov 08 09:55am Barclays Premier League
Nov 22 09:55am Barclays Premier League
Nov 29 09:55am Barclays Premier League

*NOTE: English Premier League not available to cruise lines.


Continuing on ESPN in November - Matchdays #4 & #5 from the UEFA Europa League Group Stage

European football's next level of club football, the UEFA Europa League, continues on ESPN in November with coverage of Matchdays #4 and #5. Group G has proved especially interesting, with holders Sevilla of Spain facing another former winner, Dutch club Feyenoord. Between them, they have a combined five triumphs in this competition. Italy's Inter Milan, meanwhile, is out to become the first team to win the UEFA Cup/Europa League four times.

In addition to Sevilla, Feyenoord and Inter, four other former winners have been showing their stuff on the field in the Group Stage: Italy's Napoli, Germany's Borussia Mönchengladback, England's Tottenham Hotspur and the Netherlands' PSV Eindhoven. Also not to be counted out are Italy's Fiorentina, England's Everton and Ukraine's Dynamo Kyiv, among other tough sides hoping fortune smiles on them in this campaign.

ESPN's coverage of the UEFA Europa League airs LIVE and on short-turnaround throughout the competition. Stay tuned in December for Matchday #6, final Group Stage action before February's Round of 32.

Nov 06 12:55pm UEFA Europa League - Matchday #4 (L)
Nov 06 03:00pm UEFA Europa League - Matchday #4 (L)
Nov 06 08:00pm UEFA Europa League - Matchday #4 (S)
Nov 27 05:00pm UEFA Europa League - Matchday #5 (S)
Nov 27 08:00pm UEFA Europa League - Matchday #5 (S)
(L) Live; (S) Short-turnaround


Catch Euro 2016 Qualifiers on ESPN

See some of Europe's most impressive sides as they vie for a berth in the upcoming UEFA European Championship with coverage on


of Euro 2016 Qualifying. Defending Euro 2012 champions Spain will be looking to bounce back from their disastrous World Cup 2014 experience, while Germany will be riding the momentum from claiming the championship. The Netherlands, Belgium, Italy and Portugal are all expected to be deep in the mix.

For the first time, 24 sides will contest the European Championship, with hosts France joining the 23 qualifiers in the final tournament taking place in June-July 2016. The 24 sides will contest 51 games over 32 days at ten venues, among them Bordeaux, Lens, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nice and Paris.

The 2016 event features a qualifying competition, playoffs, and a final tournament. Qualifying for Euro 2016 opened in September and continues until October 2015. Coverage on ESPN airs LIVE and on short-turnaround throughout the qualifying stage, with coverage this month airing November 14 - 16, times TBD.


The MLS Playoffs LIVE on ESPN

Major League Soccer (MLS) moves one step closer to crowning a new champion with LIVE coverage on ESPN of select games from the MLS Playoffs. The defending champions, Sporting Kansas City, remain a threat in the Eastern Conference, as D.C. United, New England Revolution and the New York Red Bulls - led by the international trio of league scoring leader Bradley Wright-Phillips of England, Australian midfield talent Tim Cahill and famed French striker Thierry Henry - all remain in the hunt.

It's been a typically dynamic season, and just who will be taking the field in December to battle for MLS Cup 2014 is a question open for debate. While the East has been electric, the West has been even more competitive, with Seattle Sounders FC and the Los Angeles Galaxy - the latter home to Landon Donovan, a top player who may be ending his MLS career this season - the first teams to book a spot in the playoffs, while Real Salt Lake and FC Dallas were close on their heels.

ESPN's coverage of Major League Soccer airs all season, LIVE and on short-turnaround. MLS Playoff coverage continues LIVE this month, setting the stage for December's MLS Cup to crown the 2014 champion.

Schedule: LIVE coverage

Nov 06 09:00pm Major League Soccer Playoffs
Nov 10 01:00pm Major League Soccer Playoffs (S)
Nov 23 05:00pm Major League Soccer Playoffs
Nov 30 05:00pm Major League Soccer Playoffs
(S) Short-turnaround

MORE INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL - Spanish Primera División, Italian Serie A, German Bundesliga, Dutch First Division, French Ligue 1 and the Campeonato Brasileiro

Spain, Italy, Germany and so much more - ESPN/ESPN2's weekend coverage of world football continues

International football is center stage every weekend on ESPN and ESPN2 with season coverage from some of the best leagues on the planet: the Spanish Primera División, Italian Serie A, German Bundesliga, Dutch First Division, French Ligue 1 and Brazil's Campeonato Brasileiro.

The Spanish Primera División has long been known for skill, speed and world-class players, making La Liga a fan favorite across the globe. Defending champions Atlético de Madrid have lost star Diego Costa to England's Chelsea, but remain favored to give the league's Big Two, Real Madrid and Barcelona, a run for their money in the new season.

Italian Serie A has been, and remains, one of the strongest leagues on the planet. The new season promises more fireworks as Juventus aims for a fourth straight "scudetto" and legendary AC Milan looks to bounce back from last season's dip with the help of Spanish striker Fernando Torres. Meanwhile, Roma, Napoli and Fiorentina - not to mention a rejuvenated Inter Milan - all plan to make life difficult for the holders.

The question in the German Bundesliga is: can anyone other than Borussia Dortmund keep Bayern Munich from lifting the league trophy for a third consecutive year? Time will tell, but Borussia Dortmund's victory in the season-opening German Super Cup will certainly have given Bayern Munich a wakeup call as to what to expect in the new season.

Football from the Netherlands never loses its popularity, as physicality and a fast pace keep the Dutch First Division stadiums packed all season long. All eyes are focused on famed Ajax as they battle for an unprecedented fifth consecutive league title. Meanwhile, PSV Eindhoven, Feyenoord and FC Twente are certain to not go down without a fight.

Continuing this month is action from the French Ligue 1, another dynamic European league. Two-time defending champion Paris Saint-Germain - led by Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, last year's leading goal scorer by an impressive margin - can expect tough competition from last season's other top sides, among them AC Monaco and Lille.

Coverage from the Campeonato Brasileiro, Brazil's top level of football and a breeding ground for future international stars, continues on ESPN with the last full month of action before the season closes on December 7. Favorites for this year's title include defending champions Cruzeiro and past champions São Paulo and Corinthians.

Catch weekly football coverage from around the world airing LIVE and on short-turnaround throughout the season on ESPN and ESPN2; dates/times TBC closer to airdate.


Don't miss a hand with ESPN's LIVE coverage of the 2014 WSOP Final Table

The world's richest and most prestigious poker tournament, the World Series of Poker (WSOP), grabs the spotlight this month with LIVE coverage of the 2014 WSOP Final Table. The tournament started July 5 and attracted 6,683 players over three starting days, among them some of poker's biggest names such as Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth and Johnny Chan.

In the end, the elite group who play for it all this month in Las Vegas includes nine poker players from six countries, but none of the favorites above. Youth rules among the finalists, who range in age from 22-year-old Andoni Larrabe of Spain to Jorryt van Hoof of the Netherlands and Brazil's first representative at the final table, Bruno Politano, both 31. Mark Newhouse of the U.S. is the first player to make it to the November Nine back-to-back (he finished ninth in last year's event). Now it just remains to be seen who strolls off with the $10 million top prize.

ESPN features LIVE coverage of the 2014 WSOP Final Table airing November 11 at 9:00pm.



ESPN's roundtable talk show, ESPN FC, continues five days a week, Monday to Friday. Viewer email helps set the agenda as a variety of entertaining hosts - fronted by Tommy Smyth, Shaka Hislop and a top-flight lineup of world football experts - debate the game's hottest issues.

This popular program reviews weekend matches and previews upcoming mid-week action from the UEFA Champions League, Copa Libertadores and other notable national/international matches. Also spotlighted are recaps of mid-week matches and previews of upcoming weekend matches, plus a weekly studio segment from the United Kingdom.

ESPN FC airs Monday to Friday at 7:00pm, joined by a Sunday program airing in the evening.


Uninhibited, unflinching and utterly unpredictable - join Keith Olbermann weeknights on ESPN

Late-night on ESPN recently got a bit spicier with the debut at the end of August of Olbermann, a late-night program focusing on the latest sports topics making news. A mix of interviews, highlights and panel discussions, blended with Keith Olbermann's unique perspective and insightful commentary, promises a show that is certain to be the topic of conversation around the water-cooler the following day.

Olbermann's colorful history includes a stint at ESPN back in the 1990s, followed by work at NBC, Fox and MSNBC, where he hosted a primetime political news program. With his distinctive personality, sophistication and saavy, Olbermann delivers a nightly hour of sports television that is thought-provoking and entertaining and never, ever dull. It is one hour of late-night sports programming not to be missed.

Olbermann airs weeknights at 11:00pm on ESPN.