We're at that wonderful point in the fall where baseball is oh-so-close to deciding a champion, college football is sorting out the true contenders, and all 30 (or now 31 thanks to Vegas) NBA and NHL teams are still full of the hope that a new season brings.
Here are some events that you're going to want to make time for this weekend, whether it's in front of your TV or with a streaming device.
MLB: New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros, ALCS Game 6 Live Stream/TV
The Yankees just will not go down, and now they're on the verge of their first World Series appearance since winning it all in 2009. For the winningest franchise in baseball history, that's a drought that feels about as long as the one the Chicago Cubs ended last year. The Bronx Bombers erased a 2-0 series deficit for the second round in a row and now will send ace Luis Severino to the mound against Houston's Justin Verlander, who has been incredible since being traded there. Should the Astros extend the series, a truly must-see Game 7 would be Saturday night at 8 p.m. ET.
8 p.m. ET
Live stream: FOX Sports GO
NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Live Stream/TV
Probably the two most popular picks to represent the Eastern Conference in the 2018 Stanley Cup Finals, these two teams did not disappoint in their first encounter on Oct. 12. The two ultra-talented offenses combined for nine goals, as Alex Killorn's four assists helped lift the Bolts to a 5-4 win in Tampa. They'll play Round 2 at Amalia Arena as well, with the final regular-season meeting set for Nov. 25 in Pittsburgh. With a healthy Steven Stamkos, the Lightning certainly feel like they are the best team in the East, but the two-time defending champs aren't ready to give up that title just yet.
7 p.m. ET
TV: FOX Sports Sun/AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Live stream: NHL.tv
College football: No. 19 Michigan vs. No. 2 Penn State Live Stream/TV
Penn State is thinking College Football Playoff after narrowly missing out on the festivities in 2016, but it will have to go through one of the teams responsible for keeping it out. The Wolverines crushed the Nittany Lions to the tune of 49-10 a season ago, dropping Penn State to a 2-2 record that ultimately left it on the outside looking in despite winning the Big Ten championship. Now Penn State begins a brutal three-week stretch that also includes Ohio State and Michigan State with the Wolverines, who, though a disappointment to this point, still pack as much talent as any team in the country.
7:30 p.m. ET
Live stream: Watch ESPN
College football: No. 11 USC vs. No. 13 Notre Dame Live Stream/TV
In South Bend, Indiana, a couple of one-loss teams that could still easily find themselves in the Playoff mix should they win out will have their annual contest. Like Michigan over Penn State in 2016, the Trojans made it a laugher in last year's edition with a 45-27 blowout. But this year's Fighting Irish squad is a massive improvement from the 2016 version that went just 4-8, and it is seeking a signature win to possibly vault into the top 10.
7:30 p.m. ET
Live stream: NBC Sports
Soccer: MLS Decision Day Live Stream/TV
Why watch one soccer game when you can watch 11? Sunday is the final day of the MLS season and every game is being played at 4 p.m. ET. Instead of broadcasting one game, ESPN will be showing Red Zone-style whiparound coverage of all of the goals and biggest moments as playoff spots and seeding are determined. In the Western Conference, the San Jose Earthquakes are trying to hold off FC Dallas and Real Salt Lake for the final playoff spot. In the East, all of the teams are determined but seeding can still change drastically, while Toronto FC travels to Atlanta United searching to secure the most points in MLS history.
4 p.m. ET
Live stream: WatchESPN
NFL: Atlanta Falcons vs. New England Patriots Live Stream/TV
You may recall a somewhat memorable game between the Falcons and Patriots in February. There was a sizable halftime lead erased, if memory serves correctly? Now Atlanta will look for revenge at Gillette Stadium against Tom Brady and the Super Bowl champions. The teams have combined for just a 7-4 record heading into Week 7, but it doesn't take an expert to know that these are still two of the elite franchises in the sport. Expect a lot of scoring and drama on Sunday Night Football.
8:30 p.m. ET
Live stream: NBC Sports
By: Ryan Cooper