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How to watch Red Sox games without cable: Full TV schedule, streams for 2021 Opening Day & more

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How to watch Red Sox games without cable: Full TV schedule, streams for 2021 Opening Day & more

Feast your eyes on Red Sox baseball.

Make no mistake, the Red Sox are in for an uphill battle once again in 2021. While Boston still boasts a lineup that features JD Martinez, Rafael Devers and Alex Verdugo, the pitching staff will once again suffer with Chris Sale still on the shelf recovering from Tommy John surgery. 

Now, just over a year after the Sox shipped Mookie Betts west, the team sent off another 2018 World Series hero, Andrew Benintendi, to the Royals, further eroding the team’s core.

If the Red Sox want to make noise in the AL East, then they’ll have a good chance to make it early in the season, with 11 division games happening in April vs. the Orioles, Rays and Jays.

Below you’ll find the Red Sox schedule, how to watch and more for the 2021 MLB season:

MORE: Watch Red Sox games live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)

Red Sox on Opening Day

  • Opponent: Baltimore Orioles
  • Time: 2:10 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: NESN, fuboTV

First pitch for the 2021 Red Sox will be coming from the uncertain arm of Nathan Eovaldi. Eovaldi spent some time on the Injured List once again in 2020, but pitched well enough for Boston through nine starts: 3.72 ERA, 52 strikeouts and 40 walks in 48 1/3 innings.

The Orioles will be countering with John Means, coming off a less-than stellar spring.

How to watch Red Sox games without cable

For those without cable, there are several options to stream Red Sox games this year. Of course, MLB’s (ridiculous) blackout restrictions apply:

— If you’re in market, fuboTV carries NESN, the Red Sox’s RSN, but blackout restrictions apply. Meaning, if you are within the New England market for NESN, you can watch Red Sox baseball via fuboTV. But, for those out of market, you will not be able to watch Red Sox games on the streaming service, since fuboTV will not carry the out-of-market RSN.

— Inside of market, AT&T TV also carries NESN and all of the networks which broadcast nationally televised games: Fox, ESPN, MLB Network, FS1 and MLB Network. These are all part of the service’s “Choice” package for $84.99. 

— If you live outside of the Red Sox’s TV market, you can watch games via MLB.TV. For $129.99 for the season, you can catch every game from every team, or $24.99 per month. You can also pick a single-team option for $109.99 a month. Keep in mind, if you are inside of the Red Sox market, games will be blacked out. Games will also be blacked out if you live outside of the Red Sox market, but inside of the market of teams the Red Sox are visiting. 

— For nationally televised games, there are a few options with some exceptions: fuboTV, SlingTV, AT&T TV, YouTube TV and Hulu+ Live Sports all carry ESPN, MLB Network and FS1.

You can check if games are blacked out in your area using MLB’s blackout tool.

Red Sox schedule 2021

Fans up in the New England area will be able to catch most Red Sox games on the New England Sports Network (NESN), with a few games nationally televised on FS1 and ESPN. You can also stream Red Sox games live with fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.

Out of market (OOM) viewers will be able to catch a select number of games in April:

Date Opponent First pitch TV channel
Thursday, April 1 vs. Orioles 2:10 p.m. NESN
Saturday, April 3 vs. Orioles 1:10 p.m. NESN, MLB Network (OOM)
Sunday, April 4 vs. Orioles 1:10 p.m. NESN
Monday, April 5 vs. Rays 7:10 p.m. ESPN
Tuesday, April 6 vs. Rays 7:10 p.m. NESN
Wednesday, April 7 vs. Rays 1:10 p.m. ESPN
Thursday, April 8 at Orioles 3:05 p.m. NESN
Saturday, April 10 at Orioles 7:05 p.m. NESN
Sunday, April 11 at Orioles 1:05 p.m. NESN
Monday, April 12 at Twins 2:10 p.m. NESN, MLB Network (OOM)
Tuesday, April 13 at Twins 2:10 p.m. NESN
Wednesday, April 14 at Twins 2:10 p.m. NESN
Thursday, April 15 at Twins 1:10 p.m. NESN
Friday, April 16 vs. White Sox 7:10 p.m. NESN, MLB Network (OOM)
Saturday, April 17 vs. White Sox 4:05 p.m. FS1
Sunday, April 18 vs. White Sox 1:10 p.m. NESN
Monday, April 19 vs. White Sox 11:10 a.m. NESN, MLB Network (OOM)
Tuesday, April 20 vs. Blue Jays 7:10 p.m. NESN
Wednesday, April 21 vs. Blue Jays 7:10 p.m. NESN
Thursday, April 22 vs. Mariners 7:10 p.m. NESN, MLB Network (OOM)
Friday, April 23 vs. Mariners 7:10 p.m. NESN
Saturday, April 24 vs. Mariners 1:10 p.m. NESN, MLB Network (OOM)
Sunday, April 25 vs. Mariners 1:10 p.m. NESN, MLB Network (OOM)
Tuesday, April 27 at Mets 7:10 p.m. ESPN
Wednesday, April 28 at Mets 6:40 p.m. NESN
Thursday, April 29 at Rangers 8:05 p.m. NESN
Friday, April 30 at Rangers 8:05 p.m. NESN

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ESPN’s Holly Rowe speaks French and English in WNBA Draft interview; Twitter reacts

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ESPN reporter Holly Rowe received many a “tres bien” from her confrères in media for conducting a bilingual interview with WNBA Draft pick Iliana Rupert, a France international, on Thursday night.

Rupert was chosen 12th overall by the Las Vegas Aces. With the draft being a virtual event for the second year in a row because of COVID-19, Rowe conducted the post-selection interview in an ESPN studio while Rupert was on camera remotely.

MORE: Why Paige Bueckers was ineligible for ’21 WNBA Draft

Rowe began the interview with “Bonsoir,” or “Good evening,” and asked Rupert in French whether she spoke English. Rupert responded in the affirmative and the interview proceeded in English.

“It’s always been one of my dreams and it’s amazing being recognized,” Rupert said. “I’m really happy to [represent] my country and I’m just excited to finally start this journey.”

After two more questions and responses in English, Rowe switched back to French for the interview’s conclusion, telling Rupert “Bienvenue,” or “Welcome,” to the WNBA. She also gave her regards to Rupert’s family.

Rowe’s media colleagues were quick with the compliments.

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‘It shows how exciting we can be!’ – Saka says Arsenal have real chance of winning Europa League after Slavia rout

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'It shows how exciting we can be!' - Saka says Arsenal have real chance of winning Europa League after Slavia rout

Bukayo Saka says Arsenal have a real chance of winning the Europa League after their rout of Slavia Prague, and claims their latest performance “shows everyone how exciting we can be”.

Arsenal bounced back from a disappointing 1-1 draw against Slavia in the first leg of their quarter-final tie at Emirates Stadium by picking up a comprehensive 4-0 victory in the Czech Republic on Thursday night.

Saka was among the scorers as the Gunners booked a last-four clash with Villarreal, and he is confident they can now go all the way in the competition after flexing their attacking muscles at the Sinobo Stadium.

What’s been said?

“It was fantastic from start to finish. We did it for all the fans, they all deserve it for all the support they give us. We are really happy to progress,” the Arsenal winger told BT Sport.

“We showed real character. The first one was disallowed, Emile deserved a goal, we kept going and got the first one again. We pretty much killed the game in the first half.

“In the first leg we played well but weren’t clinical, credit to the manager and coaching staff, the way we set up, pressed, they couldn’t get out.

“It shows everyone how exciting we can be, when we play like this it is so amazing to be involved in. We have a chance of going to the final and winning this competition, it is up to us. We look forward to the next opponent.”

Arsenal put Slavia to the sword

The Gunners went at their Czech opponents right from the first whistle in the second leg clash, and found themselves in front after just 18 minutes when Nicolas Pepe dinked the ball into the net after being teed up by Emile Smith Rowe.

Alexandre Lacazette then doubled the visitors’ account from the penalty spot after Saka was fouled in the box, and the teenager got his goal moments later when he cut in from the right-wing before firing the ball low past the goalkeeper at his near post.

Lacazette added extra gloss to the final scoreline with a trademark finish 13 minutes from time as Arsenal progressed to the semi-finals 5-1 on aggregate.

What’s next?

Arsenal will now turn their attention back to the Premier League, with a home fixture against Fulham scheduled to take place on Sunday.

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What pressure? Arsenal sweeps Slavia Prague aside to set up a reunion with Emery

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Slavia Prague 0-4 Arsenal: Match statistics

What was all the fuss about?

It was billed as the game that would define Arsenal’s season, a night that could even shape Mikel Arteta’s future at the club.

The pressure was supposed to be on against Slavia Prague but within 25 superb minutes, the Gunners were in cruise control.

Last week’s 1-1 draw at Emirates Stadium had left the Gunners with a very simple equation going into the second leg of their Europa League quarterfinal in the Czech capital: score a goal.

Arteta’s side knew failure to find a way through a Slavia side that was unbeaten at home in all competitions this season would send it crashing out of the tournament and leave an already disappointing season in tatters.

Serious questions were being asked of the players after the way in which they threw away a lead in the closing stages of the first leg to hand Prague the advantage going into Thursday night’s return fixture.

But in the space of six scintillating first-half minutes, those questions were answered in emphatic style.

The brilliant Emile Smith Rowe had already had a goal ruled out for the tightest of offside calls before Nicolas Pepe gave the visitors the lead on 18 minutes, thus canceling out Slavia’s away goal.

Alexandre Lacazette then struck from the penalty spot three minutes later to make it 2-0 on the night before Bukayo Saka added a classy third goal – all within 24 minutes of the game getting underway.

It was game, set and match Arsenal before we had even reached the half-hour mark.

Even in his wildest dreams, Arteta would never have imagined such an impressive start from his side, especially with his captain and talisman Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missing due to contracting malaria while away with Gabon on international duty.

This was a major statement from his side and another example of why there is genuine belief within the club that things are heading in the right direction under the Spaniard.

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The abject performances throughout November and the majority of December may have led to a hugely disappointing Premier League campaign, but the improvement since Christmas has been undeniable.

Since beating Chelsea 3-1 on Boxing Day, Arteta’s side sits fourth in the form table, with only Manchester City, Manchester United and West Ham picking up more points.

And now the Gunners have booked their spot in the Europa League semifinals, where they will meet Unai Emery’s Villarreal.

Clearly, there is still much for Arsenal to improve on and failure to go on and win the Europa League will more than likely leave it facing up to a season without European competition for the first time in 25 years.

For a club of Arsenal’s stature, that is not good enough, but there are still plenty of reasons for optimism and they were all on show as Prague was blown away in its backyard.

Arsenal’s homegrown youngsters have been the catalyst for the improvement since Boxing Day and one again they led the charge – with academy graduates Smith Rowe and Saka proving far too good for the Czech champions.

Immediately after seeing a goal ruled out for offside, Smith Rowe waltzed through the Slavia defense before working the ball to Pepe, who showed wonderful composure to score his fifth Europa League goal of the season.

Saka then took center stage, winning a penalty, which was converted by Lacazette, before scoring the third himself with a fine finish from the edge of the box.

At that point, the game was done and dusted. Arsenal had done its job and it cruised through the remainder of the quarterfinal, with Lacazette putting the gloss on a fabulous night’s work with a fourth goal on 77 minutes.

All eyes now turn to the semifinal against Villarreal and the return of Emery, the man Arteta replaced just over 16 months ago.

Emery led Arsenal to the Europa League final in 2019 and now he is the man standing in their way of repeating the trick two years later.

A return to the Champions League is now within touching distance for Arsenal. Just three games stand between the Gunners and a seat back at Europe’s top table.

They went to Prague with their season on the line and they return to London with the dream still alive.

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