The Lineup: Friday, August 23
The Williams Sisters give Honey Boo Boo something to strive for.
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- Jason Quick explores the evolution of sports journalism for the Oregonian.
- ESPN’s Jayson Stark tells the history of glove talking in baseball.
- Leigh Montville looks into whether or not celebrity endorsements actually yield resorts for Sports on Earth.
TV Venus and Serena, 9:00p.m. (Showtime)
The Williams sisters are two of the more intriguing figures in sports. This documentary digs into the dynamic between each other and their father, who might be the most successful Toddlers and Tiaras-style parent of all time. Listen to the fellas of Slate‘s Hang Up and Listen discuss the film’s strengths and flaws below. The relevant starts at 25:10.
Diamondbacks vs. Phillies, 7:05p.m.
Twins vs. Indians, 7:05p.m.
Athletics vs. Orioles, 7:05p.m.
Rockies vs. Marlins, 7:10p.m.
Tigers vs. Mets, 7:10p.m.
Brewers vs. Reds, 7:10p.m.
Yankees vs. Rays, 7:10p.m.
Rangers vs. White Sox, 8:10p.m.
Blue Jays vs. Astros, 8:10p.m.
Nationals vs. Royals, 8:10p.m.
Braves vs. Cardinals, 8:15p.m.
Angels vs. Mariners, 10:10p.m.
Red Sox vs. Dodgers, 10:10p.m.
Cubs vs. Padres, 10:10p.m.
Pirates vs. Giants, 10:15p.m.
Seattle Seahawks vs. Green Bay Packers, 8:00p.m. (CBS)
The problem with having a storied sports franchise in a very small town is that eventually, you run out of streets to name after all of the team’s legendary former players. Reports out of the Green Bay city planning office say that Brett Favre Drive will be rerouted to circle back over itself several times with a long stretch of deep potholes before heading directly out of town forever.
Chicago Bears vs. Oakland Raiders, 10:00p.m. (NFL Network)
PGA Tour: The Barclays, 2:00p.m. (Golf & NBC Sports Live Extra)
Champions Tour: Boeing Classic, 6:30p.m. (Golf)
MLS: Chicago Fire vs. Sporting KC, 8:30p.m. (NBC Sports)
Liga X:Queretaro vs. Chivas de Guadalajara, 8:25p.m. (ESPN3)
NCAA Women’s Soccer: Delaware vs. St. John’s, 7:00p.m. (ESPN)
Atlanta Fever vs. Washington Mystics, 7:00p.m.
San Antonio Silver Stars vs. Tulsa Shock, 8:00p.m. (NBA TV)
New York Liberty vs. Chicago Sky, 8:30p.m.
Seattle Storm vs. Phoenix Mercury, 10:00p.m. (NBA TV)
US Open Series: New Haven Open at Yale, coverage begins at 1:00p.m. (ESPN2)
US Open Qualifying Round, 11:00a.m. & 5:00p.m. (CBS Sports Network)
Argenis Méndez vs. Arash Usmanee, 9:00p.m. (ESPN2 & ESPN3)
Canadian Football League
Calgary Stampeders vs. Toronto Argonauts, 7:30p.m. (ESPN3)
AVP NEXT: Manhattan Beach, 8:00p.m. (CBS Sports)
Sailing: Louis Vuitton Cup: Race 6, 4:00p.m. (ESPN3)
Cycling: U.S. Pro Cycling Challenge, 4:00p.m. (NBC Sports & NBC Sports Live Extra)
NASCAR Nationwide Series: Food City 250, 7:30p.m. (ESPN)
High School Sports
Basketball: Elite 24 Dunk Contest, 7:00p.m. (ESPNU)
Football: Ensworth vs. Trinity, 8:00p.m. (ESPNU)
Football: Mountain Pointe vs. Bishop Gorman, 10:00p.m. (Fox Sports 1)
20/20: Highways from Hell, 10:00p.m. (ABC)
The TV program that’s probably the most responsible for everybody’s Mean World Syndrome now goes out of its way to scare the crap out of you on the road. Included is a woman who blames her GPS for forcing her to drive in circles through the desert until she and her family almost died of thirst. Comedy!
Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers Guard, 34
Jeremy Lin, Houston Rockets Point Guard, 24
Natalie Coughlin, U.S Olympic Swimmer, 30
Sonny Jurgenson, Hall of Fame QB, 78
Darren Collison, L.A. Clippers Point Guard, 25
Juan Manuel Marquez, Boxing Champion, 39
Kenny Wallace, NASCAR Star, 49