Game On! Live Sports Thread 9/7/13

Outside of football, a huge day for baseball, tennis, and NASCAR [Live Sports Thread]

9/7/13 in MLB   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Blog Photo - Game On! Live Sports Thread 9/7/13For most, today is Week 2 of college football (don't worry, it's live thread is coming soon), but it's a big day in other sports as well. The pennant races continue in baseball, led by the Pirates and Cardinals, and yes, the Yankees and Red Sox. The US Open men's semifinals are also today. Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are the heavy favorites to advance to the final, but Stan Wawrinka and Richard Gasquet have been playing the Grand Slam tournament of their lives and won't be pushovers (I think). NASCAR also concludes its "regular season" tonight at Richmond. After tonight's race, the 12 car Chase field will be set. Soccer also continues its weekend of World Cup qualifiers.

Here is today’s schedule. All times are eastern and are pm unless otherwise indicated. Personal picks are in bold.
 
MLB:
 
1:05 – White Sox (Santiago) at Orioles (Chen) – FOX
1:05 – Red Sox (Lackey) at Yankees (Huff) – FOX
1:05 – Dodgers (Greinke) at Reds (Latos) – FOX
4:05 – Astros (Oberholtzer) at Athletics (Straily)
4:05 – Brewers (Hellweg) at Cubs (Arrieta)
6:05 – Mets (Niese) at Indians (Kluber)
7:05 – Braves (Wood) at Phillies (Kendrick)
7:10 – Tigers (Verlander) at Royals (Duffy)
7:10 – Blue Jays (Happ) at Twins (Correia)
7:10 – Nationals (Roark) at Marlins (Eovaldi)
7:15 – Pirates (Locke) at Cardinals (Wainwright)
8:40 – Rockies (Chatwood) at Padres (Ross)
9:05 – Rangers (Holland) at Angels (Richards)
9:05 – Diamondbacks (McCarthy) at Giants (Cain)
9:10 – Rays (Archer) at Mariners (Paxton)
 
Tennis:

 
12:00 – US Open Men’s Semifinals (Novak Djokovic vs. Stanislas Wawrinka; Rafael Nadal vs. Richard Gasquet) – CBS
 
Soccer:
 
In progress – World Cup Qualifying CAF: Central African Republic vs. Ethiopia
In progress – World Cup Qualifying CAF: South Africa vs. Botswana
11:00 am – World Cup Qualifying CAF: Nigeria vs. Malawi
11:00 am – World Cup Qualifying CAF: Angola vs. Liberia
11:30 am – World Cup Qualifying CAF: Burkina Faso vs. Gabon
11:30 am – World Cup Qualifying CAF: Niger vs. Congo
12:30 – World Cup Qualifying CAF: Gambia vs. Tanzania
12:30 – World Cup Qualifying CAF: Sierra Leone vs. Equatorial Guinea
1:00 – World Cup Qualifying CAF: Ivory Coast vs. Morocco
1:45 – World Cup Qualifying UEFA: Israel vs. Azerbaijan
2:45 – World Cup Qualifying CAF: Tunisia vs. Cape Verde Islands
3:10 – International Friendly: Brazil vs. Australia
4:00 – World Cup Qualifying CAF: Senegal vs. Uganda
8:30 – MLS: FC Dallas vs. Vancouver
8:30 – MLS: Kansas City vs. Columbus
10:00 – MLS: Seattle vs. Chicago – NBCSN
10:30 – MLS: Los Angeles vs. Colorado
11:00 – MLS: Portland vs. Toronto
 
Racing:
 
In progress – Formula One Italian Grand Prix Qualifying – NBCSN
7:30 – NASCAR Sprint Cup Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway – ABC
 
Q it up all day today with whatever you’re watching.
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9/8/13   |   JenX63   |   31545 respect

NE-YO sang America the Beautiful! GO SERENA!

9/7/13   |   Scott   |   49416 respect

Adam Wainwright gets back on track and shuts down the Pirates.  Cardinals back in first by 1/2 game over the Pittsburgh and a 1.5 games over the surging Reds

9/7/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

O's win in the 10th!

9/7/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Djokovic wins 6-4 in the 5th set. Crazy match.

The Orioles have given up a homer in the 10th and are 3 outs away from losing. Ugh.

9/7/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

The two just played a 12 deuce, 20+ minute game. Wawrinka finally held. It's 2-1, on serve final set. Absolutely incredible.

9/7/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

5th set time.

9/7/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Wawrinka took the 3rd set. He's up 2 sets to 1. Djokovic is on the ropes.

9/7/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

The FOX affliate DC is showing the Yankees-Red Sox game instead of the Orioles game, so I can't see my team. So I'm watching the US Open, where Wawrinka took the first set 6-2 over Djokovic.

9/7/13   |   JenX63   |   31545 respect

Looks like I'm free til about 7:15 pm......