THE FIELD … ON THE FIELD … ON THE FIELD by Brandon C. Williams
Sports schedule offers buffet of excitement
Today, Sunday: After scoring 91 points in the last two games, the Texans and their newfound explosive offense welcomes the winless Cleveland Browns to NRG Stadium for a noon kickoff that will be aired on CBS. Houston plays their first game without All-Pro defensive end J.J. Watt and Pro Bowl linebacker Whitney Mercilus, each of whom suffered season-ending injuries in last Sunday night’s loss to the Chiefs. The game is the last of a three-game homestand for the Texans, who will make trips to Seattle Seahawks and Los Angeles Rams over the next three weeks with a home game against AFC South rival Indianapolis Colts sandwiched in between.
Tomorrow, Monday: Game Three of the American League Championship Series moves to Yankee Stadium as the Astros look to move one step closer to the franchise’s second trip to the World Series. The game will be aired on FS1 beginning at 7:00pm.
Tuesday: With less than two weeks left in the regular season for volleyball, pursuit for playoff spots get hotter. The evening’s schedule begins at 6:00pm with Clear Springs at Clear Brook, Clear Creek at Dickinson, Alvin at Clear Falls and La Marque at Houston Harmony. Clear Lake at Friendswood, Fort Bend Marshall at Galveston Ball, Shadow Creek at Santa Fe and Manvel at Texas City each start at 6:30pm, while Hitchcock is at East Bernard at 7:00pm.
Game Four of the American League Championship Series will see the Astros taking on the Yankees, but a start time has yet to be determined. The game will be aired on either FS1 or Fox, a decision that has not yet been decided, as the National League Championship Series between Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers will impact the start time.
As if the sports schedule wasn’t filled enough, the Rockets tip off the start of the NBA season when they visit defending World Champions Golden State Warriors. The game marks the regular season debut of All-Star guard Chris Paul in a Houston uniform as he and James Harden clash with fellow superstars Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant. Gametime is at 9:30pm and will be aired on TNT.