What we'll see: Autumn gets rolling with Keeneland, baseball playoffs

September 30, 2012 

What we'll see

Sunday

The American team enters the final day of the Ryder Cup with a comfortable lead, but the Europeans have a chance to make a run with 12 singles matches hanging in the balance. (Noon, NBC Sports Network)

Sunday

The Bengals visit the Jaguars, but the zebras are drawing most of the attention in this game. The rock star of NFL referees, Ed Hochuli — he of the bulging biceps — and his crew get back to work after three agonizing weeks of replacement officials blowing the ... whistles. (4:05 p.m.,CBS-27, WBVX-FM 92.1)

Tuesday

NBA training camps open around the league with players from the University of Kentucky seemingly everywhere. Six rookies from the Wildcats' national championship team — Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Terrence Jones, Marquis Teague, Doron Lamb and Darius Miller — get their first taste of The Show. Pre-season games begin Friday. The regular season gets under way Oct. 30.

Friday

The National League and American League wild-card games provide a new form of Major League Baseball thrill. The winners of the inaugural one-game playoffs advance to the AL and NL Division Series. (Times TBA, TBS)

Friday

Keeneland opens its 17-day Fall Meet with nine graded stakes races — including five Grade I events — on its annual Fall Stars Weekend. In seven of those races, the winner earns an automatic berth in the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita in November. (First post, 1:05 p.m. Gates open at 11 a.m.)

Saturday

Kentucky leads its all-time series over Mississippi State 21-18, one of only four Southeastern Conference football teams the Cats own an all-time edge against — the others being Arkansas, Missouri and Vanderbilt. But UK's advantage over the Bulldogs is quickly evaporating with MSU having won the past three meetings. (12:21 p.m., WKYT-27)

Mathew Graf

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