Posted August 23, 2013

The Lineup: Friday, August 23

The Williams Sisters give Honey Boo Boo something to strive for.

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Pregame Reads


Starter

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.


Reserves

MLB
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.

NFL
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)

Golf
PGA Tour: The Barclays, 2:00p.m. (Golf & NBC Sports Live Extra)
Champions Tour: Boeing Classic, 6:30p.m. (Golf)

Soccer
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)

WNBA
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)

Tennis
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)

Boxing
Argenis Méndez vs. Arash Usmanee, 9:00p.m. (ESPN2 & ESPN3)

Canadian Football League
Calgary Stampeders vs. Toronto Argonauts, 7:30p.m. (ESPN3)

Volleyball
AVP NEXT: Manhattan Beach, 8:00p.m. (CBS Sports)

Racing
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)


Deep bench

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!


Birthdays

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

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