The Lineup: Thursday, September 19
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- The New York Times creates a stunning visual experience to go along with a tale of life in the MMA dregs.
- Pablo S. Torre shows you what it's like to be in the losing locker room for the fight of the decade.
- Jon Wertheim of SI fills us in on the closure of the bizarre Birdman child pornography scam.
NFL Kansas City Chiefs vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 8:25p.m. (NFL Network)
Andy Reid comes back to Philly to get his comeuppance for more than a decade of over .500 football and five NFC Championship games. New Eagles coach Chip Kelly is getting a lot of attention for his unique offense, but his greatest contribution to the sport may be his awesome selection of play-calling cards.
Padres vs. Pirates, 12:35p.m.
Mariners vs. Tigers, 1:08p.m.
Giants vs. Mets, 1:00p.m.
Cubs vs. Brewers, 2:10p.m.
Cardinals vs. Rockies, 3:10p.m.
Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks, 3:40p.m.
Astros vs. Indians, 7:05p.m.
Marlins vs. Nationals, 7:05p.m.
Yankees vs. Blue Jays, 7:07p.m.
Orioles vs. Red Sox, 7:10p.m.
Rangers vs. Rays, 7:10p.m.
Twins vs. Athletics, 10:05p.m
Italian Open, 9:00a.m. (Golf)
Open Championship, 1:00p.m. (Golf)
There has been so much woe about Tiger Woods and his inability to win a major that it's easy to forget he's been the best golfer in the PGA this year. Woods leads the Fedex Cup standings and stands to earn a $10 million payday if he wins this tournament. I'd say that's pretty major.
Atlanta Dream vs. Washington Mystics, 8:00p.m. (ESPN2)
L.A. Sparks vs. Phoenix Mercury, 10:00p.m. (ESPN2)
The WNBA Playoffs provide a welcome alternative to the interminable NBA postseason. These first round series are just best-of-three. Tonight offers a chance to see the league's two top scorers, Atlanta's Angel McCoughtry and Diana Taurasi, and two of the biggest names in women's basketball, Candace Parker and Brittney Griner. Also, no Craig Sager suits.
Ukraine vs. Croatia, 11:35p.m. (ESPN3)
Italy vs. Lithuania, 2:50p.m. (ESPN3)
#3 Clemson vs. North Carolina State, 7:30p.m. (ESPNU)
Texas Southern vs. Jackson State, 7:30p.m. (ESPNU)
West Alabama vs Florida Tech, 8:00p.m. (CBS Sports Network)
FIFA Beach World Cup
Spain vs. United States, 9:48p.m. (ESPN3)
Argentina vs. El Salvador, 11:18p.m. (ESPN3)
You should be watching this! If you don't, then you're missing out on the opportunity to watch guys do this.
FIFA Europa League
Valencia vs. Swansea City, 12:55p.m. (ESPN Deportes & Fox Sports 1)
PSV Eindhoven vs. PFC Ludogorets, 12:55p.m. (ESPN3)
SV Zulte Waregem vs. Wigan Athletic FC, 12:55p.m. (ESPN3)
Maccabi Tel Aviv vs. APOEL FC, 12:55p.m. (ESPN3)
Estoril vs. Sevilla, 3:00p.m. (ESPN Deportes)
Ael Limassol FC vs. Trabzonspor AS, 3:00p.m. (ESPN3)
SC Freiburg vs. FC Slovan Liberec, 3:00p.m. (ESPN3)
Real Betis vs. Olympique Lyonnais, 3:00p.m. (ESPN3) & 5:00p.m. (ESPN Deportes)
Tottenham vs. Tromso IL, 3:00p.m. (Fox Sports 1 & ESPN3)
High School Football
Coppell vs. Garland, 8:00p.m. (Fox Sports 1)
Wipeout, 8:00p.m. (ABC)
Impact Wrestling, 9:00p.m. (Spike)
Jim Abbott, MLB pitcher, 46
Joe Morgan, MLB Hall of Fame First Baseman, 70
Sally Pearson, Olympic Gold Medal Hurdler, 27
Tyreke Evans, New Orleans Pelicans Guard, 24Ryan Roberts, Tampa Bay Rays Second Baseman, 33