The Lineup: Tuesday, September 10
A camera on Clint Dempsey's mug; Latin American hoopsters make it look easy; The NYPD run a jailbreak screen
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- Bruce Watson of Esquire tells the strange tale of the man who reinvented the fitness industry.
- The world of transgender Mexican wrestlers is examined by Eric Nusbaum of ESPN.
- Ben Lyon of The Classical advises an escape from the headaches of big-time sports in favor of the weird world of minor league baseball.
Soccer United States vs. Mexico, 7:40p.m. (ESPN)
Both of these teams come into this game reeling from an embarrassing loss on Friday. The U.S. looked completely lost defensively in a 3-0 loss to Costa Rica and Mexico finally dumped their embattled coach after being beaten by Honduras in Azteca Stadium. ESPN is going all in on coverage, with three special cameras running on ESPN3, including a Star Camera, which will hopefully feature 90 minutes of Clint Dempsey’s deuce face.
Royals vs. Indians, 7:05p.m.
Yankees vs. Orioles, 7:05p.m.
Padres vs. Phillies, 7:05p.m.
Angels vs. Bue Jays, 7:07p.m.
Braves vs. Marlins, 7:10p.m.
Red Sox vs. Rays, 7:10p.m.
Cubs vs. Reds, 7:10p.m.
Nationals vs. Mets, 7:10p.m.
Pirates vs. Rangers, 8:05p.m.
Tigers vs. White Sox, 8:10p.m.
Athletics vs. Twins, 8:10p.m.
Brewers vs. Cardinals, 8:15p.m.
Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers, 10:10p.m.
Astros vs. Mariners, 10:10p.m.
Rockies vs. Giants, 10:15p.m.
Phoenix Mercury vs. New York Liberty, 7:00p.m.
Washington Mystics vs. Indiana Fever, 7:00p.m.
Minnesota Lynx vs. Seattle Storm, 10:00p.m.
Basketball: FIBA Americas Championship
Semifinal: Argentina vs. Mexico, 5:20p.m. (ESPN3)
Semifinal: Puerto Rico vs. Dominican Republic, 7:50p.m. (ESPN3 & ESPN Deportes)
As one would expect from a tournament between Latin countries, there’s a looseness to the play that belies its relative importance (the top finishers qualify for the World Cup). The result is some wonderfully nonchalant showboating like this dime by Dominican big man Jack Michael Martinez.
World Series of Poker Main Event Day 4, 8:00p.m. (ESPN2)
World Cup Qualifying
Scotland vs. Belgium, 8:00a.m. (ESPN Deportes)
Russia vs. Israel, 10:55a.m. (ESPN3)
Lithuania vs. Liechtenstein, 11:25a.m. (ESPN3)
Armenia vs. Denmark, 11:55a.m. (ESPN3)
Georgia vs. Finland, 12:55p.m. (ESPN3)
Macedonia vs. Scotland, 1:55p.m. (ESPN3)
Malta vs. Bulgaria, 1:55p.m. (ESPN3)
Romania vs. Turkey, 1:55p.m. (ESPN3)
Slovakia vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina, 2:10p.m. (ESPN3)
Luxembourg vs. Northern Ireland, 2:10p.m. (ESPN3)
Cyprus vs. Slovenia, 2:10p.m. (ESPN3)
Hungary vs. Estonia, 2:25p.m. (ESPN3)
Andorra vs. Netherlands, 2:25p.m. (ESPN3)
San Marino vs. Poland, 2:40p.m. (ESPN3)
Greece vs. Latvia, 2:40p.m. (ESPN3)
Iceland vs. Albania, 2:55p.m. (ESPN3)
Belarus vs. France, 2:55p.m. (ESPN3)
America’s Cup: Day 3, 3:30p.m. (NBC Sports & NBC Sports Live Extra)
American Masters: Billie Jean King, 8:00p.m. (PBS)
Chelsea Lately: Guest Maria Sharapova, 11:00p.m. (E!)
E:60, 7:00p.m. (ESPN)
Being: The Finest & Fun City Bowl, 9:00p.m. (Fox Sports 1)
This documentary profiles the NYPD football team, which is apparently a thing. After the doc, Fox will air the 41st Fun City Bowl, an annual football game between the police and fire department. If the firefighters don’t run the hook and ladder play, I don’t know what to think anymore.
Arnold Palmer, Golf Legend, 84
Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds First Baseman, 30
Randy Johnson, Former MLB Pitcher, 50
Ben Wallace, Former NBA Center, 39
Bob Lanier, NBA Hall of Fame Center, 65
Jordan Staal, Carolina Hurricanes Center, 25
Joe Nieuwendyk, NHL Hall of Fame Center, 47