The Lineup: Tuesday, August 20
I'm willing to disclose everything I know about Biogenisis: It's a gaming console from the '90's right? Send any suggestions to SI.TheLineup@gmail.com. (Bold indicates a national broadcast. All times Eastern.)
- Dave Zirin wonders about the significance of the Russian track podium smooch for The Nation.
- Bill Barnwell busts out his TI-83 to disprove the existence of momentum for Grantland.
TV Nine for IX: The 99ers, 8:00p.m. (ESPN)
Without the women of the 1999 World Cup-winning US national soccer team, we might not have some of today's stars, who have become household names today. You could say we'd be Hope-less. *wink*. Ahem. Anyway. ESPN honors them.
Blue Jays vs. Yankees (Doubleheader), 1:05p.m. & 7:05p.m.
Rockies vs. Phillies, 7:05p.m.
Rays vs. Orioles, 7:05p.m.
Twins vs. Tigers, 7:08p.m.
Diamondbacks vs. Reds, 7:10p.m.
Braves vs. Mets, 7:10p.m.
Dodgers vs. Marlins, 7:10p.m.
Astros vs. Rangers, 8:05p.m
Nationals vs. Cubs, 8:05p.m.
White Sox vs. Royals, 8:10p.m.
Cardinals vs. Brewers, 8:10p.m.
Indians vs. Angels, 10:05p.m.
Mariners vs. Athletics, 10:05p.m.
Pirates vs. Padres, 10:10p.m.
Red Sox vs. Giants, 10:15p.m.
Little League World Series
Consolation Game: Brno, Czech Republic vs. Grosse Pointe, Michigan, 1:00p.m. (ESPN)
Elimination Game: Taoyuan, Chinese Taipei vs. Aguadulce, Panama, 4:00p.m. (ESPN)
Elimination Game: Nashville, Tennessee vs. Sammamish, Washington, 8:00p.m. (ESPN2)
After dropping their opening game of the tournament, the little fellas from Tennessee have put up 20 runs in the past two games. Their last game ended in the fourth inning after their opponent's coach, Uncle Jesse, invoked the mercy rule.
CONCACAF Champions League: W Connection (Trinidad) vs. Houston Dynamo, 8:00p.m. (Fox Sports 1)
There are lots and lots of soccer tournaments in pre-World Cup years. This, my research tells me, is one of them.
CONCACAF Champions League: L.A. Galaxy vs. Cartaginés (Costa Rica), 10:00p.m.
UEFA Champions League: PSV Eindhoven vs. AC Milan, 5:00p.m. (Fox Sports 1)
Cycling: USA Pro Challenge Stage Two, 4:00p.m. (NBC Sports)
Chicago Sky vs. Washington Mystics, 7:00p.m.
Minnesota Lynx vs. Atlanta Dream, 7:00p.m. (NBA TV)
Phoenix Mercury vs. Tulsa Shock, 8:00p.m.
L.A. Sparks vs. Seattle Storm, 10:00p.m. (ESPN2)
U.S. Open Qualifying Round, 1:00p.m. (CBS Sports Network)
World Series of Poker Main Event Day 4, 9:00p.m. (ESPN)
World Poker Tour: Venice Grand Prix, 11:00p.m. (CBS Sports Network)
Hard Knocks, 10:00p.m. (HBO)
TMZ caught up with everyone's favorite almost-Bengal Larry Black. He is off the show, but confident he'll be back. If the internet is looking for a new darling, might I suggest rookie D-Lineman Terrence Stephens, who's got some pipes that would make Cheech and Chong jealous.
Tunnel of Fire, 8:00p.m (CMT)
CMT is doing a week of shows from the Sturgis Motorcycle Ralley. They're calling it Bike Week. Think of it as Shark Week for cars. The week opens with the aptly named Tunnel of Fire, in which daredevil Clint Ewing drives through a tunnel made of … you guessed it. All snark aside the image below is pretty compelling evidence that this is a quality watch (hint: that's a bike helmet in the middle of the frame.
Don King, Boxing Promoter, 81
Quinn Buckner, Former NBA player and coach, 58
Todd Helton, Colorado Rockies First Baseman, 39
Tara Dakides, Pro Snowborder, 37Cory Joseph, San Antonio Spurs Guard, 21