Oscars 2018 Live

Here we are, on Oscar Sunday, finally at the climax of the 2018 Hollywood awards season. The Oscars are Hollywood’s biggest night of the year, and you won’t have to be in front of a TV to watch all the excitement on the Dolby Theater stage Sunday night.

The Oscars ceremony hosted by Jimmy Kimmel will be broadcast on ABC starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, a half-hour earlier than it has aired in years past. And you can stream ABC from wherever you are, by way of ABC’s streaming app that’s available for smart devices of all sorts including tablets, as well as streaming boxes, like Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV. You can also view the ceremony in a web browser on ABC.com.

You will need to log in with a TV provider in order to access the livestream, however, and ABC is not available for streaming in all markets, though it is available in most.

In addition to the regular broadcast of the Oscar ceremony, ABC will also be providing a free behind-the-scenes stream on Oscar.com, dubbed “The Oscars: All Access.” Though you won’t be able to watch the actual ceremony through this feed, you will get live looks at what’s going on backstage and also spend more time in the audience. This “All Access” feed will give viewers an intriguing alternate experience during the ceremony, and while it may not be the best way to experience the Oscars on its own, it will be a cool second screen type of deal for those who are watching the show the usual way.

Prior to the ceremony itself, ABC will have red carpet coverage starting at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT, hosted by Michael Strahan, Wendy McLendon-Covey and Sarah Haines. The ABC red carpet coverage will also be streamable through the ABC app and on ABC.com, with the same TV provider login requirement. The free “All Access” stream will also feature red carpet coverage, though it won’t be the same as what’s on ABC proper.

Atlanta Falcons vs L.A. Rams: Wild Card Live Stream, Game Info

Todd Gurley and the Los Angeles Rams play host to Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC wild card game on Saturday, Jan. 6, in NBC primetime.

The Rams, under first-year head coach Sean McVay, have bounced back from last season’s 4-12 record to finish the regular season as NFC West champions (11-5). Led by running back Todd Gurley, former first-overall draft pick Jared Goff and defensive lineman Aaron Donald, Los Angeles is looking to win in its first playoff appearance since 2005, but it won’t be easy.

The Falcons are the most dangerous team competing in the wild card weekend and as the defending NFC champions, they are looking to force an upset at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Football Night in America

Start time: 7:30 p.m. ET

TV channel: NBC

Live stream: NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app

Falcons vs. Rams 

Start time: 8:15 p.m. ET

TV channel: NBC

Live stream: NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app


Trades: Brock Osweiler to Cleveland, trade up in the first round for DeShaun Watson with Cleveland, trade into fourth round for Carlos Watkins with Cleveland

Draft picks expected to contribute as rookies

DeShaun Watson, Zach Cunningham, D’Onta Foreman, and Carlos Watkins will all likely see the field throughout their rookie year. Watson of course is the quarterback of the future, but look for Cunningham and Foreman to carve out big roles this season as a nickel linebacker and short yardage back, respectively. Watkins will likely see plenty of snaps as a rotational interior pass rusher behind J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney.

Biggest offseason addition

DeShaun Watson, hands down. Anytime your team adds a potential franchise quarterback, it’s automatically the biggest move of the offseason. Whether it was through free agency last year with Osweiler or through the draft this year for Watson, the Texans have been ultra-aggressive in their approach to finding a capable signal caller in the post-Matt Schaub era. Hopefully Watson will finally be the guy to end their arduous search.

Biggest storyline heading into training camp

Who will start at quarterback on opening day? Tom Savage and DeShaun Watson will both compete for the job, though Savage has the early leg up in the competition due to his experience. If Watson shows up to camp and flashes something special early, however, we may see him start sooner than anyone previously anticipated.

Under-the-radar storyline heading into training camp

When will DeAndre Hopkins and Jadeveon Clowney be signed to contract extensions? The Texans have quite a bit of free cap space at the moment with A.J. Bouye taking his talents to Jacksonville instead of staying in Houston, so presumably all of that money – 29.8 million to be exact – will be set aside to keep Hopkins and Clowney on the team long term. Both players seem optimistic about deals getting done, with Hopkins the more likely candidate to be extended this offseason, but until the ink has dried on both contracts there will still be some apprehensiveness among Texans fans about the situation.

Notable injuries heading into training camp

No star players have sustained any major injuries this offseason so far, though J.J. Watt’s recovery from last offseason’s back ailments still loom large over the organization. As long as Watt is healthy and ready to hit the ground running in August, expect the Texans to be an elite defense yet again in 2017. If he still needs more time to “get right”, however, it may be another slow start for him this September as the training staff eases him back into a full time workload.

Despite practicing indoors, the Cardinals stuck with their regular game plan, going through individual position work and various situational drills. Coach Dan Quinn said he was glad to see his team focused and motivated during their final full practice before their first preseason game at Miami on Thursday at 7 p.m. ET

Friends, let your hearts be light, for we have nearly reached the first preseason game. We can talk about the things we see on the field for weeks, and savor it like a steak dinner. Assuming you like steak. It also means we’ll be talking about the game live, breaking down the position battle implications of what we see, and praying for a zero injuries for Atlanta. Nothing new there, but it’s going to feel good to get right back into the swing of it.

Cardinals vs. Lions 2017 preseason schedule Time: Thursday, August 10, 7:00 p.m. EST Channel: CW69 Radio: 92.9 The Game Location: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida