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Best Bets Nov. 18/19: What to watch

FRIDAY, NOV. 18

  • TELEVISION

GERMAN BUNDESLIGA

Bayer Leverkusen at Kaiserslautern

ESPN Deportes, 11:25 a.m.

These are important points for Leverkusen, which sits a shade above .500, just under the Europa League line (and a little further out of the Champions League zone). K-Town is 2-2-1 at home but haven't lost in five games, four of them on the road.

  • ON LOCAL FIELDS

COLLEGE WOMEN

NCAA Division II Tournament

Jesse Owens Stadium (University Heights), noon

Cal State L.A. is home against CCAA rival Chico State in the West Region final in the opener of the doubleheader. Abilene Christian and Dallas Baptist meet in the South Central Region final at 2:30 p.m. The winners face off for a final-four berth Sunday.

COLLEGE WOMEN

NCAA Division I Tournament

Drake Stadium (Westwood), 5 p.m.

This second-round doubleheader offers two intriguing matchups, with Long Beach State taking on Miami in the opener and No. 2 UCLA facing San Diego at 7:30 p.m.

COLLEGE MEN

NCAA Division III Tournament

Farquhar Fields (Redlands), 5 p.m.

No. 13 Redlands needs two more home victories to reach the D3 final four. The Bulldogs take on Calvin (Mich.) in the 7:30 nightcap. The first of the third-round clashes pits Texas-Tyler against Randolph (Va.).

SATURDAY, NOV. 19

  • TELEVISION

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

Newcastle United at Manchester City

Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Deportes, 7 a.m.

The last two unbeatens in the EPL face off, with first-place City (10-0-1) looking to extend its five-point advantage on crosstown rival Man United. Newcastle (7-0-4) is third. Replays: Fox Deportes, 4 p.m.; FSC, 5 p.m.

Also

Arsenal at Norwich City, ESPN2, 4:30 a.m.; ESPN Deportes, 4:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Wolverhampton at Everton, Fox Soccer Plus, 7:55 a.m.

Manchester United at Swansea City, Fox Soccer Plus, 9:30 a.m.; Fox Deportes, 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Fulham at Sunderland, Fox Soccer Channel, 11 a.m.

Queens Park Rangers at Stoke City, Fox Soccer Plus, 1 p.m.

Championship

Leeds United at Burnley, Fox Soccer Plus, 4:40 a.m.

GERMAN BUNDESLIGA

Borussia Dortmund at Bayern Munich

ESPN Deportes, 9:25 a.m.

Germany's top two sides tangle, with mighty Bayern -- led by Mario Gomez's 13 goals in 12 games -- holding an edge on Dortmund, which sits five points back.

Also

Werder Bremen at Borussia Mönchengladbach, GolTV, 6:30 a.m. and 9 p.m.

Spanish La Liga

Real Betis at Villarreal, GolTV, 9 a.m.

Real Zaragoza at Barcelona, GolTV, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

ITALIAN SERIE A

AC Milan at Fiorentina

Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Deportes, 11:30 a.m.

Defending champ Milan has roared within a point of Udinese and Lazio with five straight wins. Florence's club is 3-1-1 at home. Replay: Fox Deportes, 8 p.m.

Also

Cagliari at Inter Milan, Fox Soccer Plus, 8:55 a.m. and midnight

Australian A-League

Perth Glory at Melbourne Victory, Fox Soccer Channel, 10 p.m.

MEXICAN PRIMERA DIVISION

Guadalajara at Gallos Blancos

Univision (KMEX/Channel 34), 3 p.m.

Queretaro is the big story here -- even more so than Jaguares; who expected the Roosters in the playoffs? -- and a favorable home result as the Apertura postseason kicks off could go a long way toward knocking off top-seeded Chivas.

Also

Cruz Azul at Morelia, Azteca America (KAZA/Channel 54), 5 p.m.

Liga de Ascenso

Correcaminos at Irapuato, GolTV, 5 p.m.

  • ON LOCAL FIELDS

COLLEGE WOMEN/MEN

Ottawa (Kan.)/Cal State at San Marcos at Azusa Pacific

(Azusa), 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

The Cougars open NAIA tournament play with a doubleheader. Victories mean a trip to Alabama for the 16-team national finals.

College women

Graceland (Iowa) at Concordia (Irvine), 1:30 p.m.

COLLEGE MEN

Redlands/Calvin vs. Randolph/Texas-Tyler

Farquhar Fields (Redlands), 5 p.m.

Friday's winners face off for a berth in the NCAA Division III final four.

Also

The Master's at Cal Baptist (Riverside), 1 p.m.

JUNIOR COLLEGE WOMEN

Cypress at L.A. Pierce

The Pit (Woodland Hills), 2 p.m.

These have been two of Southern California's top teams for a number of years now -- Cypress won state titles in 1998, 1999 and 2004 -- and if neither is expected to reach the final four (by seed, Cerritos and Santa Barbara City ought to get So Cal's slots), the winner might make run at it.

Also

Orange Coast at Cerritos (Norwalk), 2 p.m.

Antelope Valley at College of the Canyons (Santa Clarita), 2 p.m.

Long Beach City at Santiago Canyon (Orange), 2 p.m.

East L.A. at Ventura, 3 p.m.

Junior college men

Allan Hancock at Oxnard, 2 p.m.

San Bernardino Valley at Golden West (Huntington Beach), 2 p.m.

Santa Ana vs. Rio Hondo at Bell Gardens Sports Center, 6 p.m.

Long Beach City at East L.A. (Monterey Park), 6 p.m.