Game On! Sports Lineup 8/1/13

Can King Felix help the M's avoid being swept at Fenway? [Live Sports Thread]

8/1/13 in MLB   |   Jess   |   34926 respect

Greetings, sports fans! Quite a few early soccer games today that are already in progress, a couple of baseball games already underway, and a few other things.  Let's take a look at what was going on via the Best of the Web...

MLB finally opened up and said they were prepared to ban A-Rod for life, and Jose Canseco is of course letting his opinion about that be known via Twitter....apparently the Knicks are expressing interest in just about anybody, so if you've ever wanted to play in the NBA, now's your chance!....the Blackhawks are selling something interesting....the NHL should be on the lookout for the Leafs this year....we take a look at some of the best returning NCAABB players....more NFL training camp injuries....new Pro Bowl format changes might make the game more exciting for fans (I still say they need a skills comp)....everyone loves a feel-good story - Cam Newton delivers today's....now's about when you want to start checking out the Fantasy Football tips so you can prepare for your draft....NCAAF is just about ready to start, and Alabama is at the top of the rankings, right where they left off....and don't forget to check out this week's What's the Difference game! 

Now let's take a look at the schedule...(All times eastern)

Blog Photo - Game On! Sports Lineup 8/1/13MLB:
Final - White Sox (1) @ Indians (6)
In Progress - Mets @ Marlins on FOX Florida
In Progress - Royals @ Twins 
7:05pm - Astros (Lyles) @ Orioles (Norris) on MASN
7:05pm - Cardinals (Kelly) @ Pirates (Morton) on MLBN
7:05pm - Giants (Cain) @ Phillies (Hamels) on CSN
7:05pm - Diamondbacks (Spruill) @ Rangers (Darvish) on FOX Southwest
7:10pm - Rockies (Bettis) @ Braves (Teheran) 
7:10pm - Mariners (Hernandez) @ Red Sox (Dempster) on NESN
8:05pm - Dodgers (Nolasco) @ Cubs (Rusin) 
10:05pm - Blue Jays (Johnson) @ Angels (Richards) on FOX West

WNBA:
7:00pm - Indiana Fever @ Connecticut Sun
10:00pm - Phoenix Mercury @ Seattle Storm

Soccer:
UEFA Europa League
In Progress - Vojvodina v Bursaspor
In Progress - Pandurii Targu-Jiu v Hapoel Tel-Aviv
In Progress - Liberec v FC Zurich
In Progress - FC Zanthi v Standard Liege
In Progress - St. Etienne v FC Milsami
In Progress - Motherwell v Kuban Krasnodar
In Progress - Siroki Brijeg v Udinese
In Progress - Slask Wroclaw v Club Brugge
In Progress - Swansea City v Malmo FF
In Progress - Estoril v Hapoel Ramat Gan
In Progress - Hajduk Split v Dila Gori
In Progress - Sevilla FC v Mladost Pogorica
Futebol Brasileiro
6:30pm - Botafogo v EC Vitoria
8:00pm - Goias v CR Vasco da Gama
International Champions Cup
8:00pm - Chelsea v Internazionale
10:30pm - Los Angeles v Real Madrid
Copa Sudamericana
In Progress - Independiente Teran v Anzoategui
5:15pm - Wanderers v Libertad
7:30pm - AC Mineros v Barcelona
7:30pm - Cobreloa v Penarol
9:50pm - Guarani v Oriente Petrolero

Golf:
In Progress - World Golf Championship-Bridgestone Invitational on CBS/TGC (PGA)
In Progress - Reno-Tahoe Open on TGC (PGA)
In Progress - RICOH Women's British Open (LPGA)
In Progress - Mylan Classic (Web.com)

Tennis:
In Progress - ATP Bet-At-Home Cup Kitzbuhel
In Progress - ATP Citi Open
In Progress - WTA Southern California Open
In Progress - WTA Citi Open

Boxing:
Paulus Ambunda vs. Tomoki Kameda at Cebu City, Philippines
Kompayak Porpramuk vs. Koki Eto at Bangkok, Thailand

I'll be watching Felix take the mound, hoping the M's can leave Boston with a win. What are you watching? Q it up here!
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8/2/13   |   Wards_Page   |   248 respect

Jess wrote:
Well he sure gave it his all. Great performance by him - and then they decided to go to the bullpen. Furbush, Wilhelmsen, Perez, and Medina need to apologize to him.

Brutal loss and sweep. When does football season start?

8/1/13   |   Jess   |   34926 respect

Well he sure gave it his all. Great performance by him - and then they decided to go to the bullpen. Furbush, Wilhelmsen, Perez, and Medina need to apologize to him.

8/1/13   |   Jess   |   34926 respect

Wards_Page wrote:
I agree. I also agree with you on some of the good young players like Franklin, Seager, and Zunino. I hope they bring Kendrys Morales back too. That's not a bad core. With starting pitching help on the way, they could actually be back in the race next year.

I would LOVE to see them extend Morales at the end of the year. I kind of feel like they may, considering they didn't move him by the trade deadline (I think they could have, but I'm not an expert.) I think they have a pretty decent core too - sucks about Zunino, but he'll be back.

8/1/13   |   Wards_Page   |   248 respect

Jess wrote:
Ack I hope so too! Last night was a heartbreaker. Call me an optimist but just the fact that the M's fought back and didn't give up, despite the errors, etc. really gives me hope for the future of this club. There's not a lot of quit in them, and that's a nice refreshing change. 

I agree. I also agree with you on some of the good young players like Franklin, Seager, and Zunino. I hope they bring Kendrys Morales back too. That's not a bad core. With starting pitching help on the way, they could actually be back in the race next year.

8/1/13   |   Jess   |   34926 respect

Wards_Page wrote:
In answer to this piece's headline: God, I hope so. Extremely tough loss yesterday. Would be good to see them bounce back tonight. Not sure about the weather. We had some rain move through NY earlier. May be heading to Boston.

Ack I hope so too! Last night was a heartbreaker. Call me an optimist but just the fact that the M's fought back and didn't give up, despite the errors, etc. really gives me hope for the future of this club. There's not a lot of quit in them, and that's a nice refreshing change. 

8/1/13   |   Wards_Page   |   248 respect

In answer to this piece's headline: God, I hope so. Extremely tough loss yesterday. Would be good to see them bounce back tonight. Not sure about the weather. We had some rain move through NY earlier. May be heading to Boston.