Posted July 19, 2013

The Lineup: Friday, July 19

A vengeful serenade in Boston?; Older's not always better; One more time up the hill, boys.

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It’s said that Da Vinci’s genius came from only sleeping for 20 minutes at a time. Most halftimes are 20 minutes. You know what to do. (All times Eastern)

Starter

MLB New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox, 7:10p.m. (MLB Network)
Despite the fact that it was a tribute to victims of the marathon bombing, some Yankees diehards are still fuming about Neil Diamond singing “Sweet Caroline” in a New York park. Don’t be surprised if an idiot dressed as Frank Sinatra runs on the field in an attempt to set things even.


Reserves

Golf  The Open Championship: Second Round Encore, 3:00p.m. (ESPN)
The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers claims to be the oldest golf club in the world. Tradition is great, but the course’s ancient idiosyncrasies aren’t sitting so well with some golfers, as evidenced by this since-deleted tweet from Ian Poulter.

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Cycling Tour De France: Stage 19, 6:00a.m. (NBC Sports Network & NBC Sports Live Extra)
The tour is so proud of the iconic ascent at Alpe d’Huez that they had riders climb it twice yesterday. This fantastic New York Times infographic breaks it down. All right fellas, that fourth quarter was great, let’s go out there and do it again.

NBA Summer League Washington Wizards vs. New Orleans Pelicans, 6:30p.m. (ESPN3)
Washington’s top selection Otto Porter Jr. missed the Wizards’ last game with a bum hamstring. If he skips out on this one as well, it’s even money that his name is mentioned more than any of the player who’s actually on the court during the broadcast.

Soccer Mexican League: Queretaro vs. Monarcas, 8:25p.m. (ESPN2 & ESPN3)
NBC has taken over rights to the English Premier League, and Fox won the bid for the Champions League and World Cup starting in 2018. ESPN’s soccer cupboard was suddenly looking a bit bare, so it’s no surprise that the Worldwide Leader made a rights deal Mexico’s top league. These teams may be a bit unfamiliar for now, but you’ll be seeing a lot of them in the coming years.


Deep Bench

TV The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (Guest: Marisa Miller), 11:35p.m. NBC
Though not an athlete, Miss Miller will always have a special place in our hearts. She’ll be on to promote her role in the new movie RIPD, which is not a clear ripoff of Men in Black. (Though this guy begs to differ.)

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