The Lineup: Friday, October 11
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- 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.
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.
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.
Temple vs. Cincinnati, 8:30p.m. (ESPN)
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Orlando Magic, 7:00p.m. (NBA TV)
World Cup Qualifying
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)
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)
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)
Bradley vs. Marquez Live Weigh In, 8:00p.m. (HBO)
British Columbia Lions vs. Calgary Stampeders, 9:00p.m. (ESPN3)
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)
Western Michigan vs. Notre Dame, 8:00p.m. (NBC Sports)
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.
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