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Best Bets Oct. 13/14: What to watch

THURSDAY, OCT. 13

No events scheduled

FRIDAY, OCT. 14

  • TELEVISION

ENGLISH CHAMPIONSHIP

Leeds United at Doncaster Rovers

Fox Soccer Plus, 11:40 a.m.

Ross McCormack has eight goals in nine games for Leeds United. Or two more than the Rovers, all of them, have netted in 10 matches. Replay, 6 p.m. and midnight

MEXICAN PRIMERA DIVISION

UANL Tigres at Morelia

Azteca America (KAZA/Channel 54) and Fox Deportes, 6:10 p.m.

The Tigres are atop the Apertura standings after last weekend's rout of previous leader Pumas UNAM. Morelia expected to be in the fight, too, but injuries and indifferent form -- and that shootout in Torreon -- have them sitting 14th, seven points off the lead and three outside a playoff berth.

COLLEGE WOMEN

Stanford at Arizona State

Fox Soccer Channel, 7 p.m.

The No. 1 Cardinal ought to cruise to the Pacific 12 Conference title after routing UCLA last weekend. This one shouldn't be close.

College men

New Hampshire at UMBC, Fox Soccer Channel, 4 p.m. and midnight

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

Houston Dynamo at Portland Timbers

MLS Direct Kick, 7:30 p.m.

The Dynamo are 10th in MLS's overall standings, the Timbers are 11th, just three points back, and only the top 10 make the playoffs.

Also

Real Salt Lake at Colorado Rapids, ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes, 7:30 p.m.

  • ON LOCAL FIELDS

COLLEGE MEN

Santa Clara at Loyola Marymount

Sullivan Field (Westchester), 3 p.m.

The Lions' miserable seven-game stretch ended with a victory last weekend at last-place Portland, and the West Coast Conference is tight enough that another couple of wins could, just maybe, put them in the race. If somebody can slow down San Francisco, that is.

Also

Cal State Stanislaus at Cal Poly Pomona, 12:30 p.m.

Cal State Dominguez Hills at Cal State San Bernardino, 3 p.m.

Cal State San Marcos at Soka (Aliso Viejo), 7 p.m.

COLLEGE WOMEN

Long Beach State at Cal State Northridge

Matador Soccer Field (Northridge), 7 p.m.

The 49ers have won six in a row, are 3-0-0 in Big West play and have climbed to 22nd in the Division I poll. The Matadors are among Long Beach's top pursuers, at 2-1-1 in conference action.

Also

Cal State Stanislaus at Cal Poly Pomona, 3 p.m.

Cal State Dominguez Hills at Cal State San Bernardino, 12:30 p.m.

Cal State San Marcos at Soka (Aliso Viejo), 5 p.m.

UC Irvine at Cal State Fullerton, 7 p.m.