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What to watch this weekend in women’s sports

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The WNBA Finals series between the Chicago Sky and Phoenix Mercury headlines the weekend in women’s sports, with Game 3 heading to Chicago on Friday. The NWSL is back in action as well, as teams fight for playoff positioning ahead of the regular season’s October 31st finale.

Here’s everything to watch this weekend in women’s sports:

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WNBA Finals: Chicago Sky vs. Phoenix Mercury, Game 3

Friday, October 15 at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN

The WNBA Finals series between the Sky and the Mercury heads to Chicago for a decisive Game 3. The Sky will play in front of a sold-out crowd at the Wintrust Arena, with around 10,000 fans in attendance.

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WNBA Finals: Chicago Sky vs. Phoenix Mercury, Game 4

Sunday, October 17 at 3 p.m.  ET on ESPN

Should there be a Game 4, the WNBA Finals will stay in Chicago. The Mercury will look to contain Kahleah Copper, who has been hot all playoffs, leading the Sky’s offensive charge.

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NWSL: Racing Louisville FC vs. Orlando Pride

Saturday, October 16 at 7:30 p.m. ET on Paramount+

The Orlando Pride will look for a crucial three points in the NWSL standings in a last-minute playoff push before the regular season’s end on October 31. Sydney Leroux has been explosive for Orlando all year, leading the team in scoring with eight goals on the season.

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NWSL: Chicago Red Stars vs. Kansas City

Saturday, October 16 at 8 p.m. ET on Paramount+

On the playoff bubble, the Chicago Red Stars will look to climb the NWSL table to secure a spot in the postseason. The Red Stars head into their matchup with Kansas City as the favorites with a 6-2-2 home record.

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NWSL: OL Reign vs. Washington Spirit

Saturday, October 16 at 10 p.m. ET on Paramount+

OL Reign has already clinched their playoff spot and appear to be in top form, with the likes of Rose Lavelle, Eugenie Le Sommer and Bethany Balcer all getting involved in the team’s attack. The Washington Spirit are still on the hunt for their postseason ticket, sitting firmly in the middle of a packed NWSL table.

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NWSL: North Carolina Courage vs. NJ/NY Gotham FC

Sunday, October 17 at 2:00 p.m ET on CBS Sports Network

The North Carolina Courage has stayed at the top quadrant of the table throughout the season but has yet to lock up their playoff slot. The Gotham FC matchup will be one to watch as both teams fight for a postseason spot.

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NWSL: Houston Dash vs. Portland Thorns FC

Sunday, October 17 at 7 p.m. ET on Paramount+

After a streaky start to the regular season, the Houston Dash are hitting their stride at the right time. A win in the team’s home matchup against the Portland Thorns could be enough to push the Dash over the edge.


Tennis: BNP Paribas Open

Friday, October 15 at 9 p.m.-1 a.m. ET on the Tennis Channel (Semifinals)

Sunday, October 17 at 4 p.m- 6 p.m. ET on the Tennis Channel (Final)

Paula Badosa, Angelique Kerber and Victoria Azarenka are among those through to the quarterfinals at Indian Wells. American Shelby Rogers will have a chance to fight for a semifinal spot after surviving a challenge from teen sensation Leylah Fernandez in the Round of 16.

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Golf: Aramco Team Series

Thursday, October 14, 1:00-5:00 p.m. ET on the Golf Channel

Friday, October 15, 1:00-5:00 p.m. ET on the Golf Channel

Saturday, October 16, 2:30-6:30 p.m. ET on the Golf Channel

The world’s top female golfers tee off at the Aramco Team Series in a unique event featuring teams of four, made up of three pros and an amateur. Stars from the Solheim Cup, including Lexi Thompson, Nelly Korda, and Anna Nordqvist, will go head to head at Glen Oaks starting on Thursday.