A sports fan’s television dream — the 96th World Series begins October 27 on Fox Sports at 8 p.m. ET. Also, the NBA opens the hoops season on the tele with a double-header matchup October 30 on TBS between Philadelphia and Minnesota at 8 p.m. ET, followed by the world champion L.A. Lakers versus the Portland Trail Blazers at 10:30. — J.E.M.