Larry Miller, the chairman of Nike’s Jordan brand, says he killed an 18-year-old after a gang fight in 1965

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Larry Miller said he kept his crime a secret from Michael Jordan for years.

  • The chairman of Nike’s Jordan brand told Sports Illustrated he murdered an 18-year-old in 1965.
  • Larry Miller said he shot the teenager following a gang fight. Miller was 16 at the time.
  • Miller said he kept it a secret for decades but had begun opening up over the past several months.

Larry Miller, the chairman of Nike’s Jordan brand, fatally shot a teenager in 1965, he told Sports Illustrated in an interview published Wednesday.

Miller told the publication that he shot an 18-year-old named Edward White following a gang fight in West Philadelphia. Miller was 16 at the time, and in a gang called Cedar Avenue, he said.

Miller’s friend, who Miller considered “an innocent,” was stabbed to death in the fight, he said. Later that month, Miller and others went out looking for anyone affiliated with the rival gang, and shot the first person they encountered, he said.

He said he didn’t know White and wasn’t sure whether White was even connected to the rival gang, which was called 53rd and Pine.

“We were all drunk,” Miller told the publication. “I was in a haze.”

He spent most of his teens and 20s in prison or juvenile detention facilities, he told Sports Illustrated, including for his role in the teenager’s death.

“By the time I was 16, I was just a straight-up gangbanger, thug,” he said. “I was drinking every day.”

He had tried to hide his criminal past from friends and colleagues, he said, before recently telling some of the people close to him.

“If I could go back and undo it, I would absolutely do that,” Miller said. “I can’t. So all I can do is try to do what I can to help other people and try to maybe prevent this from happening to someone else.”

Miller, who also spent five years as the president of the NBA team the Portland Trail Blazers, told the publication that he had been a “straight-A student, teacher’s pet,” but that he joined the Cedar Avenue gang, in West Philadelphia, aged 13.

Miller said that while in prison, he studied for an accounting degree with Temple University. After he left prison, he almost got a job with accounting firm Arthur Andersen, but after he disclosed his criminal past in a final interview, the company’s hiring partner changed their mind on offering him a job, Miller said.

From then on, Miller tried to keep his crime a secret, which led to recurring nightmares and migraines, he said.

After roles at Kraft Foods and Campbell Soup Company, Miller became vice president of Nike Basketball in 1997, then president of the Jordan brand in 1999, and then president of the Trail Blazers in 2007.

He returned to the Jordan brand in 2012, and is currently chairman.

Miller kept it a secret from his friends and colleagues

Miller told Sports Illustrated that he had previously kept his past concealed from some of his children, who he eventually told around 2003.

He had also kept it a secret from his close friend Michael Jordan, NBA commissioner Adam Silver, and Nike founder Phil Knight.

But he told the publication that he’d been increasingly speaking out about it this year, and would recount it in his upcoming book, “Jump: My Secret Journey From the Streets to the Boardroom.”

Miller said that by coming forward, he could now freely speak to at-risk youth and prisoners and try discourage them from violence.

He had told Jordan, Silver, and several Nike executives within the past several months, he said.

Miller said that the people he had told had reacted positively to the news.

Nike CEO John Donohoe told Sports Illustrated: “Larry Miller has played an influential role in Nike history and is a beloved member of the Nike family.

“I hope his experience can create a healthy discourse around criminal justice reform, by helping remove the stigma that holds people and communities back,” Donohoe said.

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Satellite photos show how Trump wrecked a sensitive sand dune system in Scotland to build a luxury golf course

Before-and-after satellite images showing the destruction of sand dunes after Donald Trump's Aberdeenshire golf course was built on them.
Before-and-after satellite images showing the destruction of sand dunes after Donald Trump’s Aberdeenshire golf course was built on them.

  • Before-and-after photos show the environmental damage caused by Donald Trump’s Scottish golf course.
  • Trump opened the course on a sand dune system in 2012 despite fierce local opposition.
  • Newly obtained satellite photos show the stark change in the landscape since the course opened.

In 2006, the New York real-estate magnate Donald Trump purchased a stretch of coastal land in Aberdeenshire, northeast Scotland, for the purpose of building “the world’s best golf course.”

There was noisy local opposition to the plan, but Trump had a relationship Scotland’s then-first minister, Alex Salmond. In 2008, the Scottish government stepped in to approve his plan, touting the economic benefits the resort would bring to the country.

Despite warnings that the construction of an 18-hole course would destroy the sand dunes around it, Trump had pressed ahead, saying: “We will stabilize the dunes. They will be there forever. This will be environmentally better after it [the course] is built than it is before.”

But as conservationists predicted, the part of the highly sensitive ecosystem on which Trump International Golf Links was built was largely ruined. Officials announced in December 2020 that the coastal sand dunes Trump’s the resort would lose their status as a protected environmental site because they had been partially destroyed.

Insider has obtained before-and-after photos from the satellite technology firm Maxar, which show the dramatic destruction of the prized Foveran Links sand dunes between March 2010 and April 2021.

March 2010

Satellite images taken in March 2010 of Foveran Links show the dunes in their full unspoiled form:

Overview of the area where Donald Trump's Aberdeenshire golf course would be built, taken in March 2010.
Overview of the area where Donald Trump’s Aberdeenshire golf course would be built, taken in March 2010.

The site contained areas of mobile sand and dunes that were semi-fixed in position, as well as marshes, dune grassland, and low-lying areas called dune slacks, according to a government document designating Foveran Links as a site of special scientific interest.

A closer image of the dunes shows some of these features in more detail:

A closer view of the area containing the sand dunes at Foveran Links where Donald Trump's Aberdeenshire golf course would be built.
A closer view of the area containing the sand dunes at Foveran Links where Donald Trump’s Aberdeenshire golf course would be built.

NatureScot, Scotland’s conservation agency, said that Foveran Links was “a very high-quality example of a sand dune system characteristic of north east Scotland, and was of exceptional importance for the wide variety of coastal landforms and processes.”

April 2021

Images taken of the course in April 2021 show how many of the sand dune features at the southern third of Foveran Links, where Trump’s golf course was built, had been partially destroyed.

Here is a general overview of the area:

An overview of the area containing Donald Trump's Aberdeenshire golf course, taken in April 2021.
An overview of the area containing Donald Trump’s Aberdeenshire golf course and the destroyed sand dune ecosystem, taken in April 2021.

These side-by-side photos show a zoomed-in view of the 18-hole links course (right), along with what it looked like before the course was constructed (left):

Before-and-after photos of the coastal stretch of land where Donald Trump built his Aberdeenshire golf course.
Before-and-after photos of the coastal stretch of land where Donald Trump built his Aberdeenshire golf course.

‘They’ve just killed it as a natural environment’

Bob Ward, policy and communications director at LSE’s Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, explained to Insider earlier this year how building on top of the dunes had resulted in their destruction.

“Sand dunes are a dynamic system, they’re wind-driven, so they go backward and forwards,” he said.

“Building a golf course on top means you can’t have the dunes moving around, so they have to stabilize them. So they’ve essentially planted vegetation on top of them and put physical constraints on them so the dunes can’t move and it’s not a dynamic system anymore.”

“The argument the Trump International Golf Links used was that they’d protected them by stabilizing them. But essentially what they’ve done is they’ve just killed it as a natural environment.”

The Trump Organization did not respond to Insider’s request for comment.

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How to watch the NFL without cable – week 6 features big matchups between the top 4 teams in the AFC

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The 2021 NFL season began on September 9.

  • Week six of the 2021 NFL season features matchups between all four AFC division leaders.
  • NFL games are spread across several channels, including NFL Network, ESPN, NBC, Fox, and CBS.
  • HD antennas and streaming services offer select NFL games without the need for a cable subscription.

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Week six of the 2021 NFL season features a number of high profile games, including the Los Angeles Chargers against the Baltimore Ravens, and the Buffalo Bills against the Tennessee Titans. Each team is currently ranked first in their AFC division.

The Dolphins and Jaguars will also play a game in London, with a CBS broadcast starting at 9:30 a.m. ET on October 17.

Throughout the season, NFL games are spread across five primary channels: ESPN, NBC, Fox, CBS, and the NFL Network. Meanwhile, the next Super Bowl will be broadcast on NBC.

To help ensure you get access to every game you want to watch, we broke down the ins and outs of streaming the NFL season without a cable subscription.

NFL Week 6 schedule

Week six of the NFL regular season includes a Sunday Night Football matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and Pittsburgh Steelers on NBC and Peacock. This week’s Monday Night Football game will feature the Buffalo Bills and Tennessee Titans on ESPN.

Primetime games are shown nationally, but local broadcasts for afternoon games are determined by your area. NFL teams with byes in week six include the Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, New York Jets, and San Francisco 49ers.

Game

Date and time Channel
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Philadelphia Eagles October 14, 8:20 p.m. ET FOX, NFL Network, Amazon Prime
Miami Dolphins at Jacksonville Jaguars October 17, 9:30 a.m. ET CBS
Kansas City Chiefs at Washington Football Team October 17, 1 p.m. ET CBS
Los Angeles Rams at New York Giants October 17, 1 p.m. ET FOX
Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts October 17, 1 p.m. ET CBS
Cincinnati Bengals at Detroit Lions October 17, 1 p.m. ET FOX
Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears October 17, 1 p.m. ET FOX
Los Angeles Chargers at Baltimore Ravens October 17, 1 p.m. ET CBS
Minnesota Vikings at Carolina Panthers October 17, 1 p.m. ET FOX
Arizona Cardinals at Cleveland Browns October 17, 4:05 p.m. ET FOX
Las Vegas Raiders at Denver Broncos October 17, 4:25 p.m. ET CBS
Dallas Cowboys at New England Patriots October 17, 4:25 p.m. ET CBS
Seattle Seahawks at Pittsburgh Steelers October 17, 8:20 p.m. ET NBC, Peacock Premium
Buffalo Bills at Tennessee Titans October 18, 8:15 p.m. ET ESPN

How to watch NFL games without cable

You can access select NFL games without a cable subscription via streaming services like Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, FuboTV, YouTube TV, Paramount Plus, Amazon Prime Video, Peacock Premium, and NFL Sunday Ticket. You can also watch local NFL games with an HDTV antenna.

The 2021 NFL regular season began on September 9. During the regular season, Sunday afternoon games with an NFC home team will typically air on Fox, and Sunday afternoon games with an AFC home team will typically air on CBS.

Meanwhile, Sunday Night Football airs on NBC, and Thursday Night Football will broadcast on NFL Network all season long. Select Thursday Night Football games will also be shown on Fox and streamed via Amazon Prime and Twitch. Finally, Monday Night Football is on ESPN.

Additionally, you can stream all your local in-market games on your mobile device for free using the Yahoo Sports app or the NFL app.

Here’s a full roundup of all the services you can use to stream NFL games without cable.

HDTV Antenna

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You can purchase an antenna, like this 1 By One model, to add to your TV for about $24, giving you access to local channels within a certain distance. 

What you get:

Hooking up an HD antenna to your TV gives you access to local over-the-air (OTA) signals in your location. This means that you will be able to access the local affiliates of major broadcast networks, like Fox, CBS, and NBC.

This lets you watch all the regional games broadcast from wherever you’re located. You also get the Sunday Night Football matchup that airs on NBC. Because it’s only a one-time payment, this is a great option if you’re solely interested in watching the team in your area. However, you will not get access to any out-of-market games or games that air on ESPN or the NFL Network.


Sling TV

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If you’re looking for a live TV streaming service to watch football, Sling TV is a great budget option that gives you most of the channels you need at a cheaper price than Hulu or FuboTV.

There are three different plans, depending on what channels you prioritize. Sling Orange and Sling Blue each cost $35 a month, while the combined Sling Orange + Blue plan costs $50 per month. Additionally, you can purchase the Sports Extra package to add NFL RedZone to your plan for $11 per month.

What you get:

Sling Orange has ESPN, while Sling Blue has Fox and NBC in select markets as well as the NFL network. CBS is not currently offered by Sling. While there is a Sports Extra package, it does not include any channels that air live NFL games. 

Your best bet to get access to the most NFL games via Sling is to sign up for the Sling Orange + Blue plan and cash in on Sling’s current promotional offer of a free antenna for local channels. The free antenna requires that you prepay for two months of the Sling service. Plus, if you want RedZone you can add the Sports Extra package to the Orange + Blue Plan for a total of $61 a month.

If you don’t want it all, you can just sign up for Sling Blue to gain access to Sunday afternoon games on Fox and Sunday Night Football games on NBC, or just Sling Orange to gain access to Monday Night games on ESPN, in addition to the local offerings included with the antenna. As with all streaming services, game availability is subject to blackouts.

With Sling’s channel listings, add-ons, and the fact that they provide a free antenna, you can gain access to all local channels, the NFL Network, ESPN, and NFL RedZone, making it one of the most cost-effective ways to watch the NFL without cable. 

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In addition to all of its other offerings, Hulu + Live TV has nearly everything you need to stream NFL games for $65 per month. However, like Sling TV, there’s no option to add the NFL Network or NFL RedZone as a channel, which could be a deal-breaker if you’re hoping to watch and monitor action across the league.

What you get: 

Like an HD antenna, Hulu + Live TV gets you access to all the local affiliates of the major broadcasts, meaning Fox, CBS, and NBC. These will show the games that are within your regional broadcast map with the exception of any blackouts. In addition, you also get ESPN, which gives you access to all Monday Night Football games, and some of the best NFL coverage and analysis on TV. 

While you don’t get access to watch out-of-network games from across the country like you do with NFL RedZone or NFL Sunday Ticket, this is a comprehensive way to tune into most locally and nationally televised games. Hulu does not offer a way to watch the first three regular Thursday Night Football games, however, since those will be aired on NFL Network. 


FuboTV

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At $65 a month for the Starter Plan, FuboTV is one of the most comprehensive yet expensive live streaming options for NFL football. You can also spend an extra $11 per month to add the Sports Plus with NFL RedZone package.

What you get:

In terms of NFL games, the Starter Plan includes access to local CBS, NBC, and Fox stations (regional availability and blackout restrictions apply). FuboTV’s Starter Plan also grants you access to ESPN to watch Monday Night Football, and NFL Network to stream Thursday Night Football all season long. 


YouTube TV

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With a base price of $65 a month, YouTube TV is another service that offers access to most NFL games. Additionally, the service announced an agreement with the NFL to offer NFL Redzone as an add-on included in their Sports Plus package for an additional $11 a month. 

What you get:

Like other services at this price range, YouTube TV offers access to all the local channels you need to watch NFL games, including CBS, Fox, and NBC. YouTube TV also offers ESPN and NFL Network in their base package, so you’ll be able to watch all Monday Night Football and Thursday Night Football games. And with the news of the new Sports Plus package, you can also watch NFL Redzone for an additional $11 per month.


NFL Sunday Ticket

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NFL Sunday Ticket used to only be available with a cable subscription, but NFL fans in non-DirecTV markets anywhere in the country can now gain access to every Sunday afternoon game.

There are two separate plans available: The NFL Sunday Ticket To Go plan costs $73.49 per month for four months, which is $293.96 total. There is also the NFL Sunday Ticket Max plan for $99 per month for four months, adding up to $396 total.

What you get:

Both plans give you access to all out-of-market Sunday afternoon games. This means that you do not get access to Thursday, Sunday, or Monday night games. You also won’t be able to stream locally televised games with only an NFL Sunday Ticket subscription. However, this is the only way for people hoping to watch full live games of their favorite teams out of market. A fun feature included in both plans is that you can watch four games at once on your screen.

In addition to the normal features, NFL Sunday Ticket Max adds in NFL RedZone and the DirecTV Fantasy Zone, which is a new channel solely dedicated watching games through the lens of fantasy football. 


Paramount Plus

CBS All Access NFL

If you’re just interested in watching locally televised AFC home games, then a Paramount Plus subscription could be all you need. The service lets you stream live CBS television, as well as a growing library of on-demand shows and exclusive titles. Paramount Plus is available for $5 a month with commercials or $10 a month with ad-free streaming. With that said, all live broadcasts, including NFL games, still feature commercials with the ad-free plan.

What you get:

Paramount Plus offers live streaming for every NFL game that airs on the regular CBS channel in your local market. However, since Paramount Plus only offers CBS content you won’t be able to watch any games that air on other networks or any out of market matches. You can see a full schedule of NFL games set to air on CBS here.

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Peacock Premium

Peacock Sports

Peacock won’t be streaming any exclusive games during the 2021 season, but Premium subscribers can stream all the NFL games being broadcast on NBC.

What you get:

For $5 a month, Peacock Premium will give you streaming access to NBC’s Sunday Night Football games, as well as Super Bowl LVI, the Thanksgiving game between the Buffalo Bills and New Orleans Saints, and the 2021 kick-off game between the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The NFL’s flex scheduling gives NBC the option to change the Sunday Night Football game of the week, which typically guarantees that the primetime game will be one of the week’s best matchups.

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Amazon Prime Video

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Though yon won’t get local channels, NFL Network, or in-depth analysis, Amazon Prime Video members can watch select Thursday Night Football games with their subscription for no additional cost. A standalone Amazon Prime Video membership costs $9 a month, and the service is included as part of an Amazon Prime subscription for $119 per year or $13 a month.

What you get:

Amazon Prime Video will stream 11 Thursday Night Football games starting week five of the season. These game will also be broadcast on NFL Network and Fox. Since Amazon won’t be streaming any additional games, Prime Video on its own is really only suitable for casual football fans who just want to stream a few games this season. 

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Yahoo Sports app and NFL app

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If you’re only interested in watching in-market games without cable or an antenna, then you can stream live local and primetime games on a mobile device using the Yahoo Sports or NFL app. Both options are free and each app is available on iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. 

What you get:

These apps provide live streaming for regular season local and primetime games, playoffs, and the Super Bowl. With that said, you can only watch the games on a mobile device. You’ll also need to ensure that your location services are activated on your phone or tablet.

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How to watch the NHL without cable – the 2021-22 hockey season begins on October 12

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  • The 2021-22 NHL season begins on October 12 with a full schedule of 82 games for each team.
  • ESPN, ABC, and TNT will carry national NHL broadcasts, while ESPN+ and Hulu will stream exclusive games.
  • We suggest pairing ESPN+ with a live TV streaming service like Sling to watch the NHL without cable.

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The 2021-22 NHL season starts on October 12, just three months after the conclusion of the most recent Stanley Cup Finals. ESPN, ABC, and TNT will handle national NHL broadcasts instead of NBC Sports this season, and select games will stream on ESPN+ and Hulu.

After a shortened season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NHL teams will return to a full 82-game schedule for 2021-22. ESPN and ABC will broadcast a combined total of 28 exclusive games during the regular season. ESPN+ and Hulu will stream 75 exclusive games, and ESPN+ will also offer more than 1,000 out of market matches. TNT will broadcast NHL games on Wednesday nights, and it will offer Sunday afternoon games in March and April.

The opening games of the season feature the Pittsburgh Penguins against the Tampa Bay Lightning, and the Seattle Kraken versus the Las Vegas Golden Knights. Both games will broadcast on October 12 via ESPN and ESPN+, with the first game starting in Tampa Bay at 7:30 p.m. ET, and the second starting in Las Vegas at 10 p.m. ET.

How to watch the 2021-22 NHL season

There are several services hockey fans can subscribe to in order to watch NHL games throughout the season. The league switched national broadcasts partners this year, moving from NBC and NBC sports to ESPN, ABC, and TNT. Local affiliates vary by team; some teams air on local TV without cable, while others, like the New York Rangers and Islanders, have cable exclusive partners.

To catch every nationally televised games without cable, you’ll need a subscription to a streaming service with live TV access to ESPN and TNT. At $35 a month, we think Sling TV Blue offers the best value for the channels and content you can access. And for an additional $11 a month, you can add the Sports Extra package which includes the NHL Network where you can watch additional out-of-market games.

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Outside of nationally televised games on ESPN and TNT, you can also stream a ton of NHL games through ESPN+ and Hulu. Both services will stream the same lineup of 75 regular season games. You can see a full schedule on ESPN’s site.

In addition, ESPN+ plans to offer more than 1,000 out of market games during the regular season on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday nights.

ESPN+ costs $7 a month, making it a great option for NHL fans who want more to watch than their local team; subscribers also get access to UFC and other sporting events.

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How to watch Major League Baseball – the playoffs continue with the Division Series on TBS and Fox Sports

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Enrique Hernandez of the Boston Red Sox hits a single during the seventh inning of game four of the 2021 ALDS against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park.

  • The 2021 MLB Playoffs continue with the ALDS and NLDS featuring the top eight teams in baseball.
  • Playoff games are broadcast nationally by ESPN, Fox, Fox Sports, TBS, and MLBN.
  • You can also catch out-of-market regular season games through ESPN+ and MLB TV.

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The 2021 MLB Playoffs began with the AL Wild Card game between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox on October 5, and the NL Wild Card game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers on October 6.

The Red Sox and Dodgers won their single elimination games, placing them in the Divisional Series against the Tampa Bay Rays and San Francisco Giants, respectively. The Giants and Dodgers were separated by just one game in the NL West standings at the end of the season, and the winner of their series is a favorite to win this year’s World Series.

The Chicago White Sox are facing off against the Houston Astros in the other ALDS series, while the Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers will round out the NLDS round of the playoffs.

Every MLB playoff game will be broadcast nationally by Fox Sports 1, TBS, or MLB Network, but you’ll need to subscribe to a cable provider or live TV streaming service like YouTube TV, Sling TV, or DirecTV Stream to watch them all.

MLB divisional round schedule

Teams in the divisional series will play a first-to-three wins format, meaning each series can last for up to five games. The next round of the playoffs and the World Series use a first-to-four win format, allowing for seven game series.

The Boston Red Sox have already eliminated the Tampa Bay Rays in four games in their ALDS series.

Teams Date and time National broadcast/stream
Houston Astros at Chicago White Sox (Game 4) October 12, 2:07 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1
Milwaukee Brewers at Atlanta Braves (Game 4) October 12, 5:15 p.m. ET TBS
San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers (Game 4) October 12, 9:07 p.m. ET TBS
Chicago White Sox at Houston Astros (Game 5 if needed) October 13, 8:07 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1
Atlanta Braves at Milwaukee Brewers (Game 5 if needed) October 14, 5:07 p.m. ET TBS
Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants (Game 5 if needed) October 14, 9:07 p.m. ET TBS

Where to watch MLB playoff streams

MLB playoff games are spread across channels like TBS, MLB Network, ESPN, FS1, and Fox. The World Series will be shown only on Fox. If you don’t have cable you can stream these stations with a subscription to a live TV streaming service.

To help narrow down your options, we compiled the best streaming services you can use to watch the MLB playoffs live.

DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream features Fox, MLB Network, TBS, FS1, and ESPN in most of its plans. The cheapest plan with all five channels is the DirecTV Stream Choice plan for $85 a month. The Choice plan also gives you access to several regional sports networks for local regular season games that aren’t broadcast nationally.

DirecTV Stream provides local coverage for 20 of MLB’s 30 teams, according to a spokesperson from the service. You can check to see if DirecTV Stream covers your regional sports network with this lookup tool.

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YouTube TV

One of the most comprehensive options for streaming MLB games is YouTube TV. The service costs $65 a month and includes Fox, FS1, ESPN, TBS,and MLB Network, as well as some regional sports networks depending on your area.

YouTube TV also includes an option to watch out-of-market games via the MLB TV add-on for an extra fee. This means you can watch a mix of local games, nationally televised games, and out-of-market games all in one place.

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Sling TV

Another option for MLB games is Sling TV. Sling Blue ($35/month) includes access to Fox (in select markets), FS1, and TBS. Sling Orange ($35/month), on the other hand, offers live access to ESPN and TBS. You can combine both Sling Blue and Sling Orange for $50 a month. You can also add MLB Network via Sling’s Sports Extra package for an additional $15 a month.

This combo will get you Fox, FS1, ESPN, TBS, and MLB Network for $65 a month. Please note that Fox only airs in select markets, primarily in major US cities, via Sling TV.

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Hulu + Live TV

Hulu + Live features several channels with MLB games, including ESPN, Fox, FS1, and TBS. The service costs $65/month ($55/month for your first three months) and includes access to Hulu’s entire on-demand library. That said, Hulu + Live TV is missing MLB Network.

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Fubo TV

Fubo TV also offers a package that will get you most of the channels you need for national MLB games. The streaming service’s Starter plan ($65/month) has over 100 channels, including Fox, FS1, and ESPN. Fubo TV also offers access to MLB Network with its Sports Plus with NFL RedZone add-on for $11 a month. There’s also a few regional sports networks in select areas. On the downside, Fubo TV is missing TBS.

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How to watch Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder’s heavyweight title fight live on October 9

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  • Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder will fight for the WBC heavyweight title for a third time on October 9.
  • The $80 pay-per-view main event will be broadcast by Fox Sports and ESPN+.
  • The main card starts at 9 p.m. ET, prelims start at 4:30 p.m. ET, and the undercard is at 7 p.m. ET.

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Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder will fight for a third time on October 9 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Fury’s WBC heavyweight title will be on the line in the main event. The $80 pay-per-view will be broadcast by Fox and ESPN+.

Fury and Wilder last met in February 2020, where Fury won by technical knockout in the seventh round. That fight was Wilder’s only career loss in 44 fights; he previously fought Fury to a split decision in December 2018. Fury remains undefeated with a 30-0-1 record, and originally planned to fight former WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.

However, an arbitrator ruled that Wilder had a right to a rematch due to a clause in the contract for his second fight with Fury. Fury vs Wilder 3 was originally planned for July but was postponed after Fury tested positive for COVID-19 weeks before the fight.

The winner will likely challenge Oleksandr Usyk, who defeated Joshua and claimed the WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight titles in September. That fight would decide an undisputed champion in the heavyweight division, a title no fighter has claimed since Lennox Lewis in 2000.

How to watch Fury vs. Wilder 3

To watch the Fury vs. Wilder main event, you need to purchase the $80 pay-per-view fight through Fox Sports or ESPN+. The main card is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. ET. Undercard fights will air on Fox Sports 1 and ESPN2 starting at 7 p.m. ET.

Ordering the fight though the Fox Sports app won’t carry any additional fees, but watching on ESPN+ requires an additional $7 a month or $70 per year ESPN+ membership. Both apps are available on mobile devices, Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, Android TV, and Xbox.

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ESPN and Fox Sports cable subscribers can also stream the preliminary fights and undercard without paying the PPV fee or subscribing to ESPN+. Early preliminary fights will begin at 4:30 p.m. ET.

Fury vs. Wilder 3 fight card

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Tyson Fury goes 7 rounds with Deontay Wilder at the MGM Grand Hotel February 22, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tyson Fury took the win by TKO in the 7th round as the towel was thrown in by the Wilder team for the world heavyweight championship in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Preliminary matches, 4:30 p.m. ET

  • Elvis Rodriguez versus Victor Vazquez, junior welterweight
  • Bruce Carrington versus TBA, featherweight
  • Viktor Faust versus Mike Marshall, heavyweight
  • Robeisy Ramirez versus Orlando Gonzalez, featherweight

Undercard, 7 p.m. ET

  • Edgar Berlanga versus Marcelo Esteban Coceres, super middleweight
  • Julian Williams versus Vladimir Hernandez, junior middleweight

Main card, 9 p.m. ET

  • Jared Anderson versus Vladimir Tereshkin, heavyweight
  • Robert Helenius versus Adam Kownacki, heavyweight
  • Efe Ajagba versus Frank Sanchez, heavyweight
  • Deontay Wilder versus Tyson Fury, WBC heavyweight title fight

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How to watch the NFL without cable – Amazon Prime Video starts streaming Thursday Night Football on October 7

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The 2021 NFL season began on September 9.

  • Week five of the 2021 NFL season includes a Thursday Night Football game on Fox, Twitch, and Prime Video.
  • NFL games are spread across several channels, including NFL Network, ESPN, NBC, Fox, and CBS.
  • HD antennas and streaming services offer select NFL games without the need for a cable subscription.

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Week five of the 2021 NFL season kicks off with a matchup between two NFC West powerhouses as the Seattle Seahawks host the Los Angeles Rams. Fox, Amazon Prime Video, and Twitch will broadcast Thursday Night Football for the first time during the season, with NFL Network providing a simulcast. The game begins at 8:20 p.m. ET on October 7.

Week five of the 2021 NFL season also features primetime matchups between the Bills and Chiefs, and Ravens and Colts. The Jets and Falcons will also play a game in London, with an NFL Network broadcast starting at 9:30 a.m. ET on October 10.

Throughout the season, NFL games are spread across five primary channels: ESPN, NBC, Fox, CBS, and the NFL Network. Meanwhile, the next Super Bowl will be broadcast on NBC.

To help ensure you get access to every game you want to watch, we broke down the ins and outs of streaming the NFL season without a cable subscription.

NFL Week 5 schedule

Week five of the NFL regular season includes a Sunday Night Football matchup between the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs on NBC and Peacock. This week’s Monday Night Football game will feature the Baltimore Ravens and Indianapolis Colts on ESPN.

Primetime games are shown nationally, but local broadcasts for afternoon games are determined by your area. Byes will not start until after week five

Game

Date and time Channel
Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks October 7, 8:20 p.m. ET FOX, NFL Network, Amazon Prime
New York Jets at Atlanta Falcons October 10, 9:30 a.m. ET NFL Network
Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings October 10, 1 p.m. ET FOX
New Orleans Saints at Washington Football Team October 10, 1 p.m. ET CBS
New England Patriots at Houston Texans October 10, 1 p.m. ET CBS
Miami Dolphins at Tampa Bay Buccaneers October 10, 1 p.m. ET CBS
Green Bay Packers at Cincinnati Bengals October 10, 1 p.m. ET FOX
Denver Broncos at Pittsburgh Steelers October 10, 1 p.m. ET FOX
Philadelphia Eagles at Carolina Panthers October 10, 1 p.m. ET FOX
Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars October 10, 1 p.m. ET CBS
Cleveland Browns at Los Angeles Chargers October 10, 4:05 p.m. ET CBS
Chicago Bears at Las Vegas Raiders October 10, 4:05 p.m. ET CBS
San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals October 10, 4:25 p.m. ET FOX
New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys October 10, 4:25 p.m. ET FOX
Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs October 10, 8:20 p.m. ET NBC, Peacock Premium
Indianapolis Colts at Baltimore Ravens October 11, 8:15 p.m. ET ESPN

How to watch NFL games without cable

You can access select NFL games without a cable subscription via streaming services like Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, FuboTV, YouTube TV, Paramount Plus, Amazon Prime Video, Peacock Premium, and NFL Sunday Ticket. You can also watch local NFL games with an HDTV antenna.

The 2021 NFL regular season began on September 9. During the regular season, Sunday afternoon games with an NFC home team will typically air on Fox, and Sunday afternoon games with an AFC home team will typically air on CBS.

Meanwhile, Sunday Night Football airs on NBC, and Thursday Night Football will broadcast on NFL Network all season long. Select Thursday Night Football games will also be shown on Fox and streamed via Amazon Prime and Twitch. Finally, Monday Night Football is on ESPN.

Additionally, you can stream all your local in-market games on your mobile device for free using the Yahoo Sports app or the NFL app.

Here’s a full roundup of all the services you can use to stream NFL games without cable.

HDTV Antenna

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You can purchase an antenna, like this 1 By One model, to add to your TV for about $24, giving you access to local channels within a certain distance. 

What you get:

Hooking up an HD antenna to your TV gives you access to local over-the-air (OTA) signals in your location. This means that you will be able to access the local affiliates of major broadcast networks, like Fox, CBS, and NBC.

This lets you watch all the regional games broadcast from wherever you’re located. You also get the Sunday Night Football matchup that airs on NBC. Because it’s only a one-time payment, this is a great option if you’re solely interested in watching the team in your area. However, you will not get access to any out-of-market games or games that air on ESPN or the NFL Network.


Sling TV

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If you’re looking for a live TV streaming service to watch football, Sling TV is a great budget option that gives you most of the channels you need at a cheaper price than Hulu or FuboTV.

There are three different plans, depending on what channels you prioritize. Sling Orange and Sling Blue each cost $35 a month, while the combined Sling Orange + Blue plan costs $50 per month. Additionally, you can purchase the Sports Extra package to add NFL RedZone to your plan for $11 per month.

What you get:

Sling Orange has ESPN, while Sling Blue has Fox and NBC in select markets as well as the NFL network. CBS is not currently offered by Sling. While there is a Sports Extra package, it does not include any channels that air live NFL games. 

Your best bet to get access to the most NFL games via Sling is to sign up for the Sling Orange + Blue plan and cash in on Sling’s current promotional offer of a free antenna for local channels. The free antenna requires that you prepay for two months of the Sling service. Plus, if you want RedZone you can add the Sports Extra package to the Orange + Blue Plan for a total of $61 a month.

If you don’t want it all, you can just sign up for Sling Blue to gain access to Sunday afternoon games on Fox and Sunday Night Football games on NBC, or just Sling Orange to gain access to Monday Night games on ESPN, in addition to the local offerings included with the antenna. As with all streaming services, game availability is subject to blackouts.

With Sling’s channel listings, add-ons, and the fact that they provide a free antenna, you can gain access to all local channels, the NFL Network, ESPN, and NFL RedZone, making it one of the most cost-effective ways to watch the NFL without cable. 

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Hulu with Live TV

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In addition to all of its other offerings, Hulu + Live TV has nearly everything you need to stream NFL games for $65 per month. However, like Sling TV, there’s no option to add the NFL Network or NFL RedZone as a channel, which could be a deal-breaker if you’re hoping to watch and monitor action across the league.

What you get: 

Like an HD antenna, Hulu + Live TV gets you access to all the local affiliates of the major broadcasts, meaning Fox, CBS, and NBC. These will show the games that are within your regional broadcast map with the exception of any blackouts. In addition, you also get ESPN, which gives you access to all Monday Night Football games, and some of the best NFL coverage and analysis on TV. 

While you don’t get access to watch out-of-network games from across the country like you do with NFL RedZone or NFL Sunday Ticket, this is a comprehensive way to tune into most locally and nationally televised games. Hulu does not offer a way to watch the first three regular Thursday Night Football games, however, since those will be aired on NFL Network. 


FuboTV

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At $65 a month for the Starter Plan, FuboTV is one of the most comprehensive yet expensive live streaming options for NFL football. You can also spend an extra $11 per month to add the Sports Plus with NFL RedZone package.

What you get:

In terms of NFL games, the Starter Plan includes access to local CBS, NBC, and Fox stations (regional availability and blackout restrictions apply). FuboTV’s Starter Plan also grants you access to ESPN to watch Monday Night Football, and NFL Network to stream Thursday Night Football all season long. 


YouTube TV

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With a base price of $65 a month, YouTube TV is another service that offers access to most NFL games. Additionally, the service announced an agreement with the NFL to offer NFL Redzone as an add-on included in their Sports Plus package for an additional $11 a month. 

What you get:

Like other services at this price range, YouTube TV offers access to all the local channels you need to watch NFL games, including CBS, Fox, and NBC. YouTube TV also offers ESPN and NFL Network in their base package, so you’ll be able to watch all Monday Night Football and Thursday Night Football games. And with the news of the new Sports Plus package, you can also watch NFL Redzone for an additional $11 per month.


NFL Sunday Ticket

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NFL Sunday Ticket used to only be available with a cable subscription, but NFL fans in non-DirecTV markets anywhere in the country can now gain access to every Sunday afternoon game.

There are two separate plans available: The NFL Sunday Ticket To Go plan costs $73.49 per month for four months, which is $293.96 total. There is also the NFL Sunday Ticket Max plan for $99 per month for four months, adding up to $396 total.

What you get:

Both plans give you access to all out-of-market Sunday afternoon games. This means that you do not get access to Thursday, Sunday, or Monday night games. You also won’t be able to stream locally televised games with only an NFL Sunday Ticket subscription. However, this is the only way for people hoping to watch full live games of their favorite teams out of market. A fun feature included in both plans is that you can watch four games at once on your screen.

In addition to the normal features, NFL Sunday Ticket Max adds in NFL RedZone and the DirecTV Fantasy Zone, which is a new channel solely dedicated watching games through the lens of fantasy football. 


Paramount Plus

CBS All Access NFL

If you’re just interested in watching locally televised AFC home games, then a Paramount Plus subscription could be all you need. The service lets you stream live CBS television, as well as a growing library of on-demand shows and exclusive titles. Paramount Plus is available for $5 a month with commercials or $10 a month with ad-free streaming. With that said, all live broadcasts, including NFL games, still feature commercials with the ad-free plan.

What you get:

Paramount Plus offers live streaming for every NFL game that airs on the regular CBS channel in your local market. However, since Paramount Plus only offers CBS content you won’t be able to watch any games that air on other networks or any out of market matches. You can see a full schedule of NFL games set to air on CBS here.

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Peacock Premium

Peacock Sports

Peacock won’t be streaming any exclusive games during the 2021 season, but Premium subscribers can stream all the NFL games being broadcast on NBC.

What you get:

For $5 a month, Peacock Premium will give you streaming access to NBC’s Sunday Night Football games, as well as Super Bowl LVI, the Thanksgiving game between the Buffalo Bills and New Orleans Saints, and the 2021 kick-off game between the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The NFL’s flex scheduling gives NBC the option to change the Sunday Night Football game of the week, which typically guarantees that the primetime game will be one of the week’s best matchups.

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Amazon Prime Video

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Though yon won’t get local channels, NFL Network, or in-depth analysis, Amazon Prime Video members can watch select Thursday Night Football games with their subscription for no additional cost. A standalone Amazon Prime Video membership costs $9 a month, and the service is included as part of an Amazon Prime subscription for $119 per year or $13 a month.

What you get:

Amazon Prime Video will stream 11 Thursday Night Football games starting week five of the season. These game will also be broadcast on NFL Network and Fox. Since Amazon won’t be streaming any additional games, Prime Video on its own is really only suitable for casual football fans who just want to stream a few games this season. 

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Yahoo Sports app and NFL app

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If you’re only interested in watching in-market games without cable or an antenna, then you can stream live local and primetime games on a mobile device using the Yahoo Sports or NFL app. Both options are free and each app is available on iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. 

What you get:

These apps provide live streaming for regular season local and primetime games, playoffs, and the Super Bowl. With that said, you can only watch the games on a mobile device. You’ll also need to ensure that your location services are activated on your phone or tablet.

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A Saudi Arabian investment fund bought a struggling English soccer team, and human-rights activists are crying foul

Newcastle United fans celebrate at St James' Park following the announcement that The Saudi-led takeover of Newcastle has been approvedon Thursday October 7, 2021.
Newcastle United fans celebrate at St James’ Park following the announcement that The Saudi-led takeover of Newcastle has been approved on Thursday October 7, 2021.

  • A consortium led by a Saudi investment fund just purchased a struggling English soccer team.
  • The takeover comes after the deal faced months of delays, and has prompted backlash.
  • But a survey by the Newcastle United Supporters Trust found 94% of its members supported the move.

A consortium led by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) has purchased a struggling team in England’s Premier League after months of delays, the league confirmed on Thursday.

The $409 million purchase of 128-year-old Newcastle United terminates billionaire Mike Ashley’s ownership of the team, which spanned 14 years, according to a CNBC report.

Now, 80% of the team is owned by the Saudi consortium, 10% is owned by PCP Capital Partners, and 10% is owned by developers Simon and David Reuben, the report said.

It’s a deal long in the making. In 2020, a potential takeover was abandoned because the consortium couldn’t prove enough separation between themselves and the Saudi state, which also banned Qatar’s Middle Eastern Premier League rights holder beIN Sport from airing matches, the report said. The ban has since been lifted.

But before the purchase finally became official on Thursday, it had faced sharp criticism and raised eyebrows among human-rights groups, directed at concerns over the Saudi state’s rights records, Reuters reported on Thursday.

“Ever since this deal was first talked about we said it represented a clear attempt by the Saudi authorities to sportswash their appalling human rights record with the glamour of top-flight football,” said Sacha Deshmukh, Amnesty International UK’s CEO, in a statement on Thursday.

He added, “Instead of allowing those implicated in serious human rights violations to walk into English football simply because they have deep pockets, we’ve urged the Premier League to change their owners’ and directors’ test to address human rights issues.”

In separate remarks, the fiancée of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi had urged the Premier League not to approve the sale.

“Only a few days after the third anniversary of Jamal’s murder, it is horrifying to learn that the Crown Prince is on the brink of getting what he wants: to wash his reputation, and sully the name of sports,” Hatice Cengiz told the Daily Telegraph.

Khashoggi was murdered by agents of his own government in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, 2018, Insider previously reported.

In February, the Biden administration released a declassified US intelligence report that explicitly implicated the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Khashoggi’s killing.

Fans of the team, however, appear to be in favor of the purchase after showing frustration for Ashley’s ownership, and could be seen on social media celebrating outside the stadium, St James’ Park in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

And a survey by the Newcastle United Supporters Trust found 94% of its members supported the takeover, Reuters reported on Thursday.

The Supporters Trust did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Insider.

Chaired by the Crown Prince, the Saudi’s Public Investment Fund is at the forefront of the kingdom’s attempt to diversify its economy beyond oil, Reuters said.

“Today’s announcement is the conclusion of a thorough and detailed process that has allowed the Investment Group to arrive at a deal that benefits all stakeholders and will leave Newcastle United well-placed to pursue a clear, long-term strategy,” the PIF said in a statement.

The Premier League, however, said it received “legally binding assurances that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will not control” the team.

“All parties have agreed the settlement is necessary to end the long uncertainty for fans over the club’s ownership,” the Premier League said in a statement. “All parties are pleased to have concluded this process which gives certainty and clarity to Newcastle United Football Club and their fans.”

The Premier League did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Insider.

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How to watch Major League Baseball playoffs – 4 teams face elimination in the wild card games

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  • The 2021 MLB playoffs begin October 5 with the AL Wild Card game between the Yankees and Red Sox.
  • Playoff games are broadcast nationally on either ESPN, Fox, Fox Sports, TBS, or MLBN.
  • You can also catch out-of-market regular season games through ESPN+ and MLB TV.

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The 2021 Major League Baseball (MLB) playoffs begin October 5 with the AL Wild Card game between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox, followed by the NL Wild Card game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers on October 6.

MLB playoff games are broadcast nationally by Fox Sports 1, Fox, ESPN, TBS, and MLB Network, with different matches set for different stations. You’ll need to subscribe to a cable provider or live TV streaming service like YouTube TV, Sling TV, or DirecTV Stream to watch them all.

ESPN will air the AL Wild Card game live from Boston at 8:08 p.m. ET on October 5; the winner of the single elimination game will then face the Tampa Bay Rays in the ALDS. If you’re an ESPN cable subscriber you can use your TV provider to log in and stream the game from ESPN.com, or with the ESPN app. The game is not included with ESPN+.

The NL Wild Card game between the Cardinals and Dodgers will air on TBS at 8:10 p.m. ET on October 6. TBS also lets cable subscribers log in with their TV provider to stream via TBS.com or the TBS app.

MLB wild card schedule

The MLB wild card games will be held on October 5 and 6. The League Division Series will then run from October 7 to 14, followed by the League Champion Series from October 15 to 24. The World Series will begin on October 26.

Teams Date and time National broadcast/stream
New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox October 5, 8:08 p.m. ET ESPN
St. Louis Cardinals at Los Angeles Dodgers October 6, 8:10 p.m. ET TBS

Where to watch MLB playoff streams

MLB playoff games are spread across channels like TBS, MLB Network, ESPN, FS1, and Fox. The World Series will be shown only on Fox. If you don’t have cable you can stream these stations with a subscription to a live TV streaming service.

To help narrow down your options, we compiled the best streaming services you can use to watch the MLB playoffs live.

DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream features Fox, MLB Network, TBS, FS1, and ESPN in most of its plans. The cheapest plan with all five channels is the DirecTV Stream Choice plan for $85 a month. The Choice plan also gives you access to several regional sports networks for local regular season games that aren’t broadcast nationally.

DirecTV Stream provides local coverage for 20 of MLB’s 30 teams, according to a spokesperson from the service. You can check to see if DirecTV Stream covers your regional sports network with this lookup tool.

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YouTube TV

One of the most comprehensive options for streaming MLB games is YouTube TV. The service costs $65 a month and includes Fox, FS1, ESPN, TBS,and MLB Network, as well as some regional sports networks depending on your area.

YouTube TV also includes an option to watch out-of-market games via the MLB TV add-on for an extra fee. This means you can watch a mix of local games, nationally televised games, and out-of-market games all in one place.

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Sling TV

Another option for MLB games is Sling TV. Sling Blue ($35/month) includes access to Fox (in select markets), FS1, and TBS. Sling Orange ($35/month), on the other hand, offers live access to ESPN and TBS. You can combine both Sling Blue and Sling Orange for $50 a month. You can also add MLB Network via Sling’s Sports Extra package for an additional $15 a month.

This combo will get you Fox, FS1, ESPN, TBS, and MLB Network for $65 a month. Please note that Fox only airs in select markets, primarily in major US cities, via Sling TV.

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Hulu + Live TV

Hulu + Live features several channels with MLB games, including ESPN, Fox, FS1, and TBS. The service costs $65/month ($55/month for your first three months) and includes access to Hulu’s entire on-demand library. That said, Hulu + Live TV is missing MLB Network.

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Fubo TV

Fubo TV also offers a package that will get you most of the channels you need for national MLB games. The streaming service’s Starter plan ($65/month) has over 100 channels, including Fox, FS1, and ESPN. Fubo TV also offers access to MLB Network with its Sports Plus with NFL RedZone add-on for $11 a month. There’s also a few regional sports networks in select areas. On the downside, Fubo TV is missing TBS.

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How to watch Major League Baseball – the regular season comes to a close on October 3

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  • Major League Baseball (MLB) will conclude its 162-game regular season on October 3.
  • Nationally televised games are spread across ESPN, Fox, Fox Sports, TBS, and MLBN.
  • You can also catch out-of-market games through ESPN+ and MLB TV.

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After last season was shortened by the COVID-19 pandemic, Major League Baseball will successfully reach the end of its standard 162-game regular season on October 3. The final wild card spots and playoff seeding will be decided in these final games, with the postseason scheduled to begin with play-in games on October 5.

The top two wild card teams in each league will play single-elimination play-in games for the final seeds in the playoffs. Teams that win their division automatically earn a playoff seed, meaning the Tampa Bay Rays, Chicago White Sox, Houston Astros, Atlanta Braves, and Milwaukee Brewers are already guaranteed playoff spots.

In the American League, the New York Yankees lead the wild card race by two games with the Boston Red Sox, Seattle Mariners, and Toronto Blue Jays all still vying for a spot. In the National League, the Los Angeles Dodgers or San Francisco Giants will host the St. Louis Cardinals for the play-in game.

Select regular season MLB games are broadcast nationally, while others are only available on local stations in certain markets. Unfortunately, there’s no simple solution to catch every game, but to help narrow down your options, we compiled the best streaming services you can use to watch some of your favorite MLB stars in action.

MLB wild card race schedule

The final games of the MLB regular season will have heavy implications on playoff seeding in both the AL and NL. Below, we listed the games that will have the greatest impact on the wild card race and playoffs.

Teams Date and time National broadcast/stream
Boston Red Sox at Washington Nationals October 1, 7:05 p.m. ET Local affiliates
Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees October 1, 7:05 p.m. ET YES Network, MLB Network (only out of market)
Baltimore Orioles at Toronto Blue Jays October 1, 7:07 p.m. ET Local affiliates
San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants October 1, 9:45 p.m. ET Local affiliates
Los Angeles Angels at Seattle Mariners October 1, 10:10 p.m. ET MLB Network (only out of market)
Milwaukee Brewers at Los Angeles Dodgers October 1, 10:10 p.m. ET Local affiliates
Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees October 2, 1:05 p.m. ET YES Network, MLB Network (only out of market)
Baltimore Orioles at Toronto Blue Jays October 2, 3:07 p.m. ET Local affiliates
San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants October 2, 4:05 p.m. ET MLB Network (only out of market)
Boston Red Sox at Washington Nationals October 2, 4:05 p.m. ET ESPN+
Milwaukee Brewers at Los Angeles Dodgers October 2, 9:10 p.m. ET Local affiliates
Los Angeles Angels at Seattle Mariners October 2, 9:10 p.m. ET Local affiliates
Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees October 3, 3:05 p.m. ET Local affiliates
San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants October 3, 3:05 p.m. ET Local affiliates
Boston Red Sox at Washington Nationals October 3, 3:05 p.m. ET Local affiliates
Baltimore Orioles at Toronto Blue Jays October 3, 3:07 p.m. ET Local affiliates
Milwaukee Brewers at Los Angeles Dodgers October 3, 3:10 p.m. ET TBS (out of market only)
Los Angeles Angels at Seattle Mariners October 3, 3:10 p.m. ET Local affiliates

How to watch MLB games

The 2021 MLB regular season schedule featured 188 nationally televised games. National games are spread across MLB Network, ESPN, FS1, and Fox. Some games also streamed on YouTube.

If you don’t have cable and you want to stream games playing on these networks, you have a few different options.

DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream features Fox, MLB Network, FS1, and ESPN in most of its plans. The cheapest plan with all four channels is the DirecTV Stream Choice plan for $85 a month. The Choice plan also gives you access to several regional sports networks for local games that aren’t broadcast nationally.

DirecTV Stream provides local coverage for 20 of MLB’s 30 teams, according to a spokesperson from the service. You can check to see if DirecTV Stream covers your regional sports network with this lookup tool.

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YouTube TV

One of the most comprehensive options for streaming MLB games is YouTube TV. The service costs $65 a month and includes Fox, FS1, ESPN, and MLB Network, as well as some regional sports networks depending on your area.

YouTube TV also includes an option to watch out-of-market games via the MLB TV add-on for an extra fee. This means you can watch a mix of local games, nationally televised games, and out-of-market games all in one place.

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Sling TV

Another option for MLB games is Sling TV. Sling Blue ($35/month) includes access to Fox (in select markets) and FS1. Sling Orange ($35/month), on the other hand, offers live access to ESPN. You can combine both Sling Blue and Sling Orange for $50 a month. You can also add MLB Network via Sling’s Sports Extra package for an additional $15 a month.

This combo will get you Fox, FS1, ESPN, and MLB Network for $65 a month. Please note that Fox only airs in select markets, primarily in major US cities, via Sling TV.

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Fubo TV

Fubo TV also offers a package that will get you all the channels you need for national MLB games. The streaming service’s Starter plan has over 100 channels, including Fox, FS1, and ESPN. Fubo TV also offers access to MLB Network with its Sports Plus with NFL RedZone add-on for $11 a month. There’s also a few regional sports networks in select areas.

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