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The daily sports calendar
• Robert Morris at Canisius, HarborCenter, 7:35 p.m.
• Batavia Downs, 6 p.m. ON TELEVISION Friday
• Monster Energy Cup Alabama 500, Practice, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., NBCSN.
• Calgary at Hamilton, 7 p.m., ESPN2.
• Clemson at Syracuse, 7 p.m., ESPN. • Washington State at California, 10:30 p.m., ESPN.
• Denver at Notre Dame, 7 p.m., NBCSN.
• Virginia at NC State, 7 p.m., YES.
High School Football
• Lancaster at Depew, 7:15 p.m., SPECTRUM NEWS.
• American League Championship Series Game One, N.Y. Yankees at Houston, 8 p.m., FS1.
• Preseason, Washington at New York, 7:30 p.m., MSG. • Preseason, San Antonio at Houston, 8 p.m., TNT. • Preseason. L.A. Lakers at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m., TNT. Saturday
• Camping World Truck Fred’s 250, 1 p.m., FOX. • Monster Energy Cup Alabama 500 Qualifying, 4 p.m., NBCSN. • Global RallyCross Series. From Los Angeles, 4:30 p.m., NBC.
• Premier Boxing Champions. Leo Santa Cruz vs. Chris Avalos, WBA Super World featherweight title, 7:30 p.m., FOX.
• American League Championship Series Game Two, N.Y. Yankees at Houston, 4 p.m., FOX. • National League Championship Series Game One, TBA at L.A. Dodgers, 8 p.m., TBS.
• Michigan at Indiana, noon, ABC. • South Carolina at Tennessee, noon, ESPN. • Florida State at Duke, noon, ESPN2. • Teams TBA, noon, WNLO. • Texas Tech at West Virginia, noon, ESPNU. • TCU at Kansas State, noon, FS1. • NC State at Pittsburgh, noon, YES. • Kansas at Iowa State, 12:30 p.m., MSG. • Baylor at Oklahoma State, 3:30 p.m., FS1. • Navy at Memphis, 3:30 p.m., ESPNU. • Auburn at LSU, 3:30 p.m., CBS. • Oklahoma vs. Texas, 3:30 p.m., ESPN. • Northwestern at Maryland, 3:30 p.m., ESPN2. • Georgia Tech at Miami, 3:30 p.m., ABC. • William & Mary at Delaware, 3:30 p.m., SNY. • Virginia at North Carolina, 3:30 p.m., YES. • Texas A&M at Florida, 7 p.m., ESPN2. • Cincinnati at South Florida, 7 p.m., ESPNU. • Arkansas at Alabama, 7:15 p.m., ESPN. • Ohio State at Nebraska, 7:30 p.m., FS1. • Utah at USC, 8 p.m., ABC. • Nevada at Colorado State, 10:15 p.m., ESPN2. • Washington at Arizona State, 10:45 p.m., ESPN.
• Denver at Notre Dame, 6 p.m., NBCSN.
• Toronto at Montreal, 7 p.m., CBC. • Ottawa at Edmonton, 10 p.m., CBC. • Buffalo at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m., MSG.
• English Premier League, Liverpool vs. Manchester United, 7:25 a.m., NBCSN. • English Premier League, Crystal Palace vs. Chelsea, 9:55 a.m., NBCSN. • English Premier League, Watford vs. Arsenal, 12:30 p.m., NBC.
• Ironman World Championship, from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, 12:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., NBCSN. Sunday
• Monster Energy Cup Alabama 500, 2 p.m., NBC.
• National League Championship Series Game Two, TBA at L.A. Dodgers, 8 p.m., TBS.
• Buffalo at Anaheim, 9 p.m., MSG.
• New England at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m., CBS. • Green Bay at Minnesota, 1 p.m., FOX. • Pittsburgh at Kansas City, 4:25 p.m., CBS. • N.Y. Giants at Denver, 8:20 p.m., NBC.
• English Premier League, Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Everton, 8:25 a.m., NBCSN. • English Premier League, Southampton vs. Newcastle United, 10:55 a.m., NBCSN. • MLS, New York City FC at New England, 5 p.m., YES. • MLS, Atlanta United at N.Y. Red Bulls, 5 p.m., FS1. • MLS, FC Dallas at Seattle, 7:30 p.m., FS1.
Women’s College Soccer
• Miami at Duke, noon, YES. NO FRIDAY RADIO
Smith ahead in Malaysia
Cameron Smith of Australia shot a bogey-free, 8-under-par 64 on Thursday to take a one-shot lead after one round of the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Smith started quickly, collecting five birdies on the front nine, and now leads a PGA Tour event after the first round for the first time in 64 starts. He has won one previous PGA Tour title, taking the Zurich Classic in April.
“I’ve been around here a few times before. Obviously played quite a bit in Asia,” Smith said, according to the Golf Channel. “So I feel like it’s just back to what it was a few years ago. So yeah, it’s pretty easy for me to read the greens and get some putts going.
“I’ve been playing pretty good of late. Just had three weeks off, so it was a good mental break for me and I feel really fresh.”
Poom Saksansin of Thailand, Keegan Bradley and Xander Schauffele each shot a 65 to tie for second place.
Schauffele, who won the Tour Championship three weeks ago and was named rookie of the year, made seven birdies while playing with Justin Thomas, who had a 70.
Harris gets extension
The Denver Nuggets have officially signed guard Gary Harris to a contract extension, the team announced Thursday.
Harris agreed to the four-year, $84 million extension on Saturday.
Harris, 23, averaged 14.9 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.9 assists and made 50.2 percent of his field goals last season, including 42 percent from three-point range. For his three-year career, Harris has averaged 10.5 points while shooting 46 percent from the field.
Harris would receive $74 million in guaranteed money, with the remaining $10 million through individual and team bonus clauses, according to the sources.
As part of the 2014 draft class, Harris was eligible for his rookie extension.
NU Volleyball tops Canisius
Niagara continues to have a strong volleyball campaign, upending rival Canisius in four games in Gallagher Center Thursday night.
The Purple Eagles won the first game, 25-22, with the Griffs coming back with a 25-18 win. Niagara won the next two in a tight battle, 28-26, 25-22, to earn the match win.
Three players had 10 kills for Niagara – Nicole Matheis, Grace Hetterscheidt ,and Caroline Leitch.