Game On! Live Sports Thread 8/17/13

English Premier League kickoff highlights Saturday [Live Sports Thread]

8/17/13 in Soccer   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Blog Photo - Game On! Live Sports Thread 8/17/13In a weird way, the biggest news of in sports this Saturday is media related. Ongoing in the start of the English Premier League, now on NBC Sports Network. Any match not on NBCSN or NBC that day can in theory be watched On Demand or streamed online. If I ever get my sign-in to work, I will enjoy doing that. Today also marks the debut of Fox Sports 1. Right now it mostly looks like the network it replaced, SPEED. Tonight though is what I think is a fairly big UFC fight, which can count as the "true" Fox Sports 1 debut, part of its quixotic attempt to out dudebro ESPN.

Also today we have a full day of baseball, more preseason football, golf, tennis, track, and even the Arena Bowl!

Here is today’s schedule. All times are eastern and are pm unless otherwise indicated. Personal picks are in bold.
 
MLB:

 
4:05 – Yankees (Kuroda) at Red Sox (Lackey) – FOX
4:05 – Cardinals (Kelly) at Cubs (Jackson)
4:05 – Diamondbacks (Cahill) at Pirates (Locke) – FOX
7:05 – Rockies (Bettis) at Orioles (Norris)
7:05 – Dodgers (Kershaw) at Phillies (Kendrick)

7:08 – Royals (Davis) at Tigers (Fister)
7:10 – Reds (Latos) at Brewers (Gallardo)
7:10 – White Sox (Sale) at Twins (Albers)
7:10 – Nationals (Strasburg) at Braves (Minor)
7:10 – Giants (Cain) at Marlins (Alvarez)
7:10 – Blue Jays (Happ) at Rays (Hernandez)
8:05 – Mariners (Hernandez) at Rangers (Perez)
8:40 – Mets (Mejia) at Padres (Volquez)
9:05 – Astros (Keuchel) at Angels (Richards)
9:05 – Indians (Jimenez) at Athletics (Straily)
 
Preseason NFL:
 
4:30 – Dallas at Arizona –NFLN
7:00 – Tennessee at Cincinnati
7:30 – Jacksonville at N.Y. Jets – NFLN
8:00 – Green Bay at St. Louis
8:00 – Miami at Houston
10:00 – Denver at Seattle – NFLN
 
Soccer:
 
Complete – EPL: Liverpool 1, Stoke City 0 – NBCSN
In progress – EPL: Arsenal vs. Aston Villa – NBCSN
In progress – EPL: Norwich City vs. Everton
In progress – EPL: Sunderland vs. Fulham
In progress – EPL: West Brom vs. Southampton
In progress – EPL: West Ham vs. Cardiff City
12:30 – EPL: Swansea City vs. Manchester United – NBC
1:00 – La Liga: Real Sociedad vs. Getafe
3:00 – La Liga: Real Valladolid vs. Athletic Bilbao
5:00 – La Liga: Valencia vs. Malaga
7:00 – MLS: Montreal vs. DC United
7:30 – MLS: Columbus vs. Toronto
7:30 – MLS: New England vs. Chicago
8:00 – MLS: New York vs. Philadelphia – NBCSN
9:00 – MLS: Colorado vs. Vancouver
9:00 – MLS: Houston vs. Seattle
10:30 – MLS: Los Angeles vs. Real Salt Lake
11:00 – MLS: Portland vs. FC Dallas
 
Racing:
 
2:30 – NASCAR Nationwide Series Children’s Hospital 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course – ESPN (Nationwide on a road car is almost always entertaining in some way)
11:00 – NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals Qualifying – ESPN2
 
MMA:
 
8:00 – UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Sonnen – Fox Sports 1
 
Tennis:
 
1:00 – ATP: Western and Southern Open Semifinals – ESPN2
7:00 – WTA: Western and Southern Open Semifinals – ESPN2
 
Golf:
 
3:30 – PGA Wyndham Championship – CBS
4:00 – U.S. Amateur Semifinals – NBC
 
Boxing:
 
9:45 – Darren Barker vs. Daniel Geale – HBO
 
Track and Field:
 
12:00 – IAAF World Championships 200m Final – NBC (NBC is showing the 200 meters live for one reason: Usain Bolt)
2:30 – IAAF World Championships – NBC
 
Gymnastics:
 
8:00 – U.S. Championships – NBC
 
Arena Football:
 
1:00 – Arena Bowl XXVI: Philadelphia vs. Arizona – CBS
 
Little League Baseball:
 
12:00 – Puerto Rico vs. Australia – ESPN
3:00 – Nashville, TN vs. Corpus Christi, TX – ABC
6:00 – Canada vs. Czech Republic – ESPN
8:00 – Grosse Pointe, MI vs. Urbandale, IA – ESPN
 
Horse Racing:
 
5:00 – Alabama and Sword Dancer Invitational – NBCSN
 
Q it up all day today with whatever you’re watching.
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8/17/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

To the shock of no one, Usain Bolt wins the 200 meters at the World Championships, becoming the first man to win 3 world titles at the 200. He eased up at the end and still won easily with a time of 19.66. American Curtis Mitchell won bronze.

8/17/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

The other Premier League finals:

Aston Villa 3-1 Arsenal
Norwich 2-2 Everton
Fulham 1-0 Sunderland
Southampton 1-0 West Brom
West Ham 2-0 Cardiff City

Now, if only I can get Live Extra to work.

8/17/13   |   mcleodglen   |   32 respect

not bad