Posted October 11, 2013

The Lineup: Friday, October 11

Scheduling woes; Some time for trick shots; Dropping pounds the hard way

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Pregame Reads

  • ESPN backing out of League of Denial may have been the best thing to ever happen to the documentary.
  • Nate Silver is the king of numbers. Here’s a preview of his new ESPN version of FiveThirtyEight, which will eventually include a whole lot of sports content.
  • There’s no need to ban fighting in hockey. It’s already fading away, writes SI’s Sam Page.

Starter

MLB Playoffs L.A. Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 8:30p.m. (TBS)
Somebody in the Dodgers’ social media office just got fired. The game was not, in fact, played yesterday. This was posted by a smirking Giants fan.
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Reserves

NHL
Phoenix Coyotes vs. Philadelphia Flyers, 7:00p.m.
L.A. Kings, vs. Carolina Hurricanes, 7:00p.m.
Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Florida Panthers, 7:30p.m.
New York Islanders vs. Chicago Blackhawks, 8:00p.m. (NHL Network)
Dallas Stars vs. Winnipeg Jets, 8:00p.m.
New Jersey Devils vs. Calgary Flames, 9:00p.m.

NCAA Football
Temple vs. Cincinnati, 8:30p.m. (ESPN)

NBA Preseason
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Orlando Magic, 7:00p.m. (NBA TV)

World Cup Qualifying
CONCACAF
Costa Rica vs. Honduras , 5:00p.m. (beIN Sport)
Jamaica vs. USA, 6:30p.m. (ESPN & UniMas)
The most important match of the group takes place south of the border, as Mexico tries to drag itself into qualification. The US can basically coast through this game with bottom-of-the-ladder Jamaica. Maybe have a little fun, like trying to duplicate this ridiculous play.

Panama vs. Mexico, 9:30p.m. (Unimas)
Europe
Armenia vs. Bulgaria, 10:55a.m. (EPSN3)
Lithuania vs. Latvia, 11:25a.m. (ESPN3)
Moldova vs. San Marino, 11:55a.m (ESPN3)
Croatia vs. Belgium, 11:55a.m. (ESPN3 & ESPN Deportes)
Malta vs. Czech Republic, 1:25p.m. (ESPN3)
Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. Liechtenstein, 1:55p.m. (ESPN3)
Albania vs. Switzerland, 2:25p.m. (ESPN3)
The Netherlands vs. Hungary, 2:25p.m. (ESPN3)
Estonia vs. Turkey, 2:25p.m. (ESPN3)
Andorra vs. Romania, 2:25p.m. (ESPN3)
Germany vs. Ireland, 2:30p.m. (ESPN2 & ESPN3))
Slovenia vs. Norway, 2:40p.m. (ESPN3)
Iceland vs. Cyprus, 2:40p.m. (ESPN3)
Greece vs. Slovakia, 2:40p.m. (ESPN3)
England vs. Montenegro, 3:30p.m. (Fox Sports 1)
Portugal vs. Israel, 3:40p.m. (ESPN3)
Spain vs. Belarus, 3:55p.m. (ESPN3 & ESPN Deportes)

Golf
Frys.com Open, 5:00p.m. (Golf & Live Extra)

High School Football
Pike (IN) vs. Carmel (IN), 8:00p.m. (ESPNU)
St. John Bosco(CA) vs. Santa Margarita(CA), 10:00p.m. (Fox Sports 1)

Boxing
Bradley vs. Marquez Live Weigh In, 8:00p.m. (HBO)

Canadian Football
British Columbia Lions vs. Calgary Stampeders, 9:00p.m. (ESPN3)

Racing
NASCAR Nationwide Series in Concord, N.C., 7:30p.m. (ESPN2)

NCAA Men’s Soccer
Maryland vs. Virginia, 7:00p.m. (ESPN3)
Notre Dame vs. Virginia Tech, 7:00p.m. (ESPN3)

NCAA Women’s Volleyball
Kentucky vs. Florida, 6:30p.m. (ESPN3)
Duke vs. North Carolina, 7:00p.m. (ESPN3)
Notre Dame vs. Clemson, 7:00p.m. (ESPN3)
Florida Gulf Coast vs. USC Upstate, 7:00p.m. (ESPN3)
Georgetown vs. St. John’s, 7:00p.m. (ESPN3)
Mercer vs. Lipscomb, 7:30p.m. (ESPN3)
Missouri vs. Tennessee, 8:30p.m. (ESPN3)
UCLA vs. Oregon, 11:00p.m. (ESPNU)

NCAA Hockey
Western Michigan vs. Notre Dame, 8:00p.m. (NBC Sports)

TV
Bellator MMA, 9:00p.m. (Spike)
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team, 9:00p.m. (CMT)
“Some people thought you might need to tone up the tummy,” an incredibly fit young lady is told in this clip below. If she wants to drop any more weight, it’ll have to be through amputation.

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Birthdays

Michelle Wie, LPGA Golfer, 24
Omar Gonzalez, L.A. Galaxy Defender, 25
Terrell Suggs, Baltimore Ravens Linebacker, 31
Steve Young, NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback, 52
Norm Nixon, Former NBA Guard, 58
Bobby Charlton, Legendary English Footballer, 76

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