Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Royal Wedding full text

PHI at WAS 1:05 PM
PHI: R Oswalt (R) 3-2, 2.60
WAS: J Lannan (L) 2-5, 4.40

TEX at TAM 1:10 PM
TEX: C Lewis (R) 4-5, 3.90
TAM: D Price (L) 6-4, 3.54

CHW at BOS 1:35 PM
CHW: G Floyd (R) 5-5, 3.69
BOS: T Wakefield (R) 2-1, 4.14

HOU at CHC 2:20 PM
HOU: B Myers (R) 1-4, 5.11
CHC: D Davis (L) 0-3, 6.75

NYY at OAK 3:35 PM
NYY: A Burnett (R) 5-3, 3.99
OAK: G Gonzalez (L) 5-2, 2.17

BAL at SEA 3:40 PM
BAL: B Matusz (L)
SEA: M Pineda (R) 6-2, 2.42

LAA at KAN 4:10 PM
LAA: T Chatwood (R) 3-2, 4.13
KAN: F Paulino (R) 0-4, 5.68

MIN at DET 7:05 PM
MIN: S Baker (R) 2-3, 3.65
DET: R Porcello (R) 4-3, 3.93

CLE at TOR 7:07 PM
CLE: J Tomlin (R) 6-2, 2.74
TOR: K Drabek (R) 3-3, 4.16

SDG at ATL 7:10 PM
SDG: C Richard (L) 2-5, 4.42
ATL: T Hanson (R) 5-4, 2.80

MIL at CIN 7:10 PM
MIL: S Marcum (R) 6-2, 2.80
CIN: M Leake (R) 4-2, 5.10

PIT at NYM 7:10 PM
PIT: K Correia (R) 7-4, 3.44
NYM: C Capuano (L) 3-5, 4.94

FLA at ARI 7:40 PM
FLA: J Vazquez (R) 3-4, 6.02
ARI: D Hudson (R) 6-5, 4.13

SFO at STL 8:05 PM
SFO: T Lincecum (R) 5-4, 2.22
STL: J Westbrook (R) 5-3, 5.19

COL at LAD 10:10 PM
COL: U Jimenez (R) 0-5, 5.86
LAD: J Garland (R) 1-4, 4.31

Lackey's rehab in Pawtucket

Red Sox pitcher John Lackey completed his rehab stint Tuesday night in Pawtucket with the PawSox. Lackey went 5 2/3 innings, giving up three hits and a solo home run for his only run allowed. Lackey did not walk anyone while striking out 4.

Lackey should be in line to pitch Sunday in Boston.

Red Sox move Saturday's game to avoid Bruins Game 2

The Boston Red Sox have announced tonight that they have moved the start time for Saturday's game from 7:10pm to 1:10pm so it won't conflict with game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Boston Bruins and Vancouver Canucks.

The game will be televised on NESN.

NESN helps fight against Breast Cancer

From NESN -

NESN Teams Up with the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition to Sponsor Multisport Event for Breast Cancer Prevention

Swim, Kayak, Walk, Run to Prevent Breast Cancer

BOSTON, MA
– New England Sports Network (NESN), the region’s most watched sports network, for the third consecutive year, will team up with the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) by participating in the 19th Annual ‘Against the Tide’ event on June 18, 2011 at Hopkinton State Park. Over 50 NESN employees including Red Sox reporter Heidi Watney are expected to participate in the event and join hundreds of other participants who will walk, run, swim and/or kayak to raise money for research on breast cancer prevention.

The Greater Boston ‘Against the Tide’ consists of four events: a one-mile recreational or competitive swim, a two-mile kayak, a three-mile fitness walk, and a 5K run event that will be held at Hopkinton State Park in Hopkinton, MA on Saturday June 18th, from 7am to 12pm. The MBCC will also hold a second event on August 20th at Nickerson State Park in Brewster, MA.

Massachusetts has the fourth highest breast cancer incidence rate in the country. According to the Center for Disease Control, a woman living in the U.S. is estimated to have a 1 in 7 chance of developing breast cancer in her lifetime, as compared to the 1 in 11 chance recorded in 1975. These odds are not acceptable to the MBCC and the mothers, sisters, wives and daughters they represent.

Participants from all over New England commit to raising a minimum contribution of $175 to participate in the festivities which can be pledged online at www.mbcc.org/swim or made on the day of the event at registration. Participants may enroll in one or as many events as they would like. All funds raised will go directly to breast cancer prevention through the advocacy work of MBCC and research initiatives of its sister environmental organization, Silent Spring Institute. Registration materials, sponsor information, and fundraising ideas can be found at www.mbcc.org/swim.

Donations may be sent to the following address:
Against the Tide c/o MBCC
1419 Hancock Street, Suite 202
Quincy, MA 02169

NBA Finals Start Tonight

From NBA Digital -

NBA Digital to Provide Unrivaled Coverage of  
The Finals 2011 on NBA TV, NBA.com, and NBA Mobile

Kevin McHale, Chris Webber, Charles Barkley Kenny Smith, and Rick Kamla will be Onsite Leading NBA TV’s Comprehensive Coverage Featuring 40 Hours of Live Programming

NBA.com to offer “Mini-Movies presented by Kia,” an All-Access look at The Finals 

NBA Digital will deliver extensive content of The Finals 2011 across its portfolio of television, broadband and mobile platforms, featuring more than 40 hours of live coverage on NBA TV, the launch of NBA GameTime on Microsoft Windows Phone, and five-minute “Mini-Movies presented by Kia,” offering a comprehensive and all-access look after each game on NBA.com.

Host Rick Kamla will anchor NBA TV’s 12th season covering The Finals.  He will be onsite with TNT’s studio analysts Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith for pre- and postgame coverage of Games 1 and 2.  Kevin McHale and Chris Webber will join him for pre- and postgame coverage of Games 3, 4, 5*, 6* and 7* (*if necessary).  Kamla and analysts Steve Smith, Brent Barry and Dennis Scott will handle press conferences and off-day news coverage onsite, while host Marc Fein will hold court from the network’s Atlanta studio.  TNT’s David Aldridge will be reporting throughout the series. In addition, NBA TV, now in more than 55 million homes, will provide original programming including Sounds of The Finals.

NBA Game Time, the league’s signature digital application, will now be available on Windows Phone during The Finals.  The free customized NBA application, available for download through the Windows Phone Marketplace, will provide fans with access to live scores, complete player statistics, standings, and video highlights from every game. 

Along with Windows Phone, NBA Game Time is available on Apple TV, Google TV, LG NetCast™, Panasonic VIERA Connect™, Roku, Samsung Apps, and VIZIO Internet Apps™ (VIA), making it one of the most far-reaching sports applications.
    
 “From one of the most talked about offseasons  in NBA history straight through the Playoffs, this season has captured the fans’ attention on television, online and on mobile," said Albert “Scooter” Vertino, vice president of content, NBA Digital.  "NBA Digital prides itself on being the home for all things NBA and we plan to step up our game even more in The Finals with constant updates, breaking news and analysis on NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA Mobile, and our social outlets."

From pregame to postgame, NBA TV and NBA.com’s coverage of The Finals also will include:

NBA TV
·         AutoTrader.com Pregame Show: Live at the Finals: The network’s 60-minute pregame show will air live onsite throughout The Finals. The show will feature highlights, analysis, player interviews and live press conferences.
·         NBA GameTime Presented by Hyundai: Finals Edition: After each game, NBA TV will air its postgame show featuring game recaps, look-aheads and analysis.
·         Playoff Playbacks: The network will produce Playoff Playbacks, which will be one- and two-hour versions of every playoff game for re-air on NBA TV.
·         Sounds of The Finals: The original series will follow the storylines throughout The Finals. Airing Thursday, June 9, at 7:00 p.m. (ET) and Saturday, June 18 at 7:00 p.m. (ET)*, the two 30-minute NBA Entertainment-produced shows will provide exclusive coverage of the games plus access on and off the court, delivering all the big shots, clutch performances and memorable moments from The Finals.  (*tentatively)
·         Off-Day Coverage: On non-game days, NBA TV will continue its comprehensive look into The Finals with coverage of team practices, press conferences, and Finals playbacks.

 NBA.com
·         Mini-Movies presented by KIA: NBA.com will provide a five-minute, all-access look at The Finals through the lenses of NBA Entertainment’s cameras, all available online after each game.
·         T-Mobile Player of the Game: Beginning at halftime and through the conclusion of each game, users will have the ability to vote online or by text for the Player of the Game. Once the votes are tallied, the winner will be announced on-air and online.
·         Finals Hub page: NBA.com will construct a hub page for The Finals, which will include extensive video highlights, box scores, series stats, commentary, analysis, and game stories from the site’s stable of award-winning writers.
·         Live Streaming Video: The site will provide live streaming video from the Courtside Camera before every game in addition to live streaming video for every postgame news conference.
·         NBA.com live chats: NBA.com’s roster of critically-acclaimed reporters will conduct live chats during every game.
·         T-Mobile Playoff Pulse: The interactive application will allow users to track conversations, vote, and share content in real-time about NBA players and teams.  In addition, Pulse will guide fans on popular trending topics to access more NBA postseason information including videos, photos, new stories, and blog posts. 

 NBA Mobile
·         NBA GameTime:  NBA Mobile will add another mobile platform to its already bustling portfolio with the launch of NBA GameTime for Windows Phone. The app will give fans one touch access to video highlights, scores, play-by-play, team stats, and schedules.

NBC, Versus and CSN NE team up for Bruins Coverage

From NBC Sports -

NBC SPORTS GROUP TO SURROUND NHL STANLEY CUP FINAL WITH COVERAGE ON NBC, VERSUS AND COMCAST SPORTSNET NEW ENGLAND

VERSUS to Air Hockey Central after Every Contest and Pregame Shows prior to Games 3-4; CSNNE to Provide Local Pre and Postgame Coverage after Every Game

NBC Sports Drops the Puck on the Series Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET with Game 1 between the Vancouver Canucks and the Boston Bruins; All Games will Air in Primetime

NEW YORK (May 31, 2011)
– The NBC Sports Group will surround the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Final between the Western Conference Champion Vancouver Canucks and the Eastern Conference Champion Boston Bruins with primetime coverage of every game on NBC and VERSUS as well as pre- and postgame coverage nationally on VERSUS and locally in Boston on Comcast SportsNet New England. NBC will broadcast Games 1-2, and, if necessary, Games 5-7, while VERSUS will present exclusive coverage of Games 3-4 of the series.

To wrap up each night of coverage during the best-of-seven series on NBC and VERSUS, there will be a Hockey Central postgame show on VERSUS with the latest highlights, news, analysis and player interviews, live on-location from either the TD Garden in Boston or Rogers Arena in Vancouver. The shows will be hosted by either Bill Patrick or Liam McHugh with Keith Jones and Jeremy Roenick serving as analysts as well as Darren Pang working as the in-arena reporter. Additionally, before coverage of Games 3-4 on VERSUS there will be a Hockey Central pregame show 30 minutes prior to puck-drop with Bill Patrick as host alongside Keith Jones and Mike Milbury.

Emmy-award winner Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick (play-by-play) and Eddie Olczyk (analyst) will anchor NBC and VERSUS’ game coverage with analyst Pierre McGuire stationed “inside-the-glass.” NBC’s studio show will feature host Liam McHugh and analyst Mike Milbury for Games 1-2 and Dan Patrick with Mike Milbury for Games 5-7, if necessary.

For viewers in and around Boston, Comcast SporstNet New England’s nightly coverage of the Bruins-Canucks series will begin every evening at 6 p.m. ET with Chevrolet SportsNet Central. Anchors/reporters Mike Giardi and Kevin Walsh along with CSNNE.com Bruins insider Joe Haggerty will provide extensive nightly reports. The Boston Globe's Kevin Paul Dupont, 98.5 The Sports Hub's Bob Beers and NBC Sports Group hockey analysts are expected to contribute to Comcast SportsNet's nightly and game-night coverage.

NBC SPORTS AND VERSUS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER SAM FLOOD ON THE STANLEY CUP FINAL: “We are really excited about this final and the NBC Sports Group working together between the two platforms to make this the biggest and best yet in the new world of the NHL. The combination of the game group and the studio group coming together on the road and sharing the platforms between VERSUS and NBC is very exciting. It’s allowed us to put everyone in the best position to be successful. It should be a great start tomorrow night in Vancouver.”

FLOOD ON THE NBC SPORTS GROUP COVERAGE PHILOSOPHY: “The NBC Sports Group philosophy is more about telling a story and showcasing the game. The technology takes care of itself. We’ll obviously have players with microphones, but we’re not going to get in the way of the game. We’re going to let the game be the star. Our job is to document that game and then make the viewing of that game more enjoyable for the fans.”

EDDIE OLCZYK ON THE STANLEY CUP FINAL: “You need stars and both these teams have them, but the interesting dynamic is that you need more than just top two line players. You need your role players that need to execute and I think this speaks to the success and why these teams made it here.”

OLCZYK ON BOSTON BRUINS ROAD TO THE FINAL
: “They were able to beat Tampa Bay by out-defending them and found a way to play to their strengths.”

JEREMY ROENICK ON THE STANLEY CUP FINAL MATCHUP: “The two teams that are playing are very worthy of being here and have gotten here in different ways. I think Boston, with their true grit and their resiliency going to two Game 7’s, being down in a series and being able to battle back, and Vancouver maintaining a very consistent level of play, it couldn’t be a better fit for the National Hockey League having the two teams that are in the Stanley Cup Final.”


FLOOD ON GAME TALENT: “Doc Emrick, who won the Emmy as best play-by-play guy in all of sports, not just hockey; he won it over the NFL, NBA, MLB. Doc was recognized this year as the best – the gold standard -- so it’s very exciting to have him as the captain of our team. Eddie Olczyk breaks the game down better than anyone in terms of showing why things are happening, and then Pierre McGuire being inside the glass for all seven games of the Final. He’s another huge advantage for us that he can have those unique insights from ice level.”

NBC SPORTS GROUP STANLEY CUP FINAL SCHEDULE (all times ET)

Wednesday, June 1
Game 1: Boston at Vancouver, 8 p.m. ET – NBC
Saturday, June 4
Game 2: Boston at Vancouver, 8 p.m. ET – NBC
Monday, June 6
Game 3: Vancouver at Boston, 8 p.m. ET – VERSUS
Wednesday, June 8
Game 4: Vancouver at Boston, 8 p.m. ET – VERSUS
Friday, June 10
Game 5 (if necessary): Boston at Vancouver, 8 p.m. ET – NBC
Monday, June 13
Game 6 (if necessary): Vancouver at Boston, 8 p.m. ET – NBC
Wednesday, June 15
Game 7 (if necessary): Boston at Vancouver, 8 p.m. ET – NBC


DIGITAL: NBCSports.com and VERSUS.com have combined forces to create a single, robust destination for hockey fans during the NHL Stanley Cup Final. The NBC Sports Group consolidated NHL content from both the NBCSports.com and VERSUS.com’s hockey sections onto the rapidly-growing NBCSports.com site. One of the key content areas is ProHockeyTalk, one of NBCSports.com's popular “Sports Talk” platforms that also include ProFootballTalk, CollegeFootballTalk, HardBallTalk, ProBasketballTalk and ProGolfTalk.

Some of the features on NBCSports.com during the Stanley Cup Final include:

Online-only videos featuring VERSUS and NBC Sports hockey commentators previewing upcoming games and wrapping-up all of the NHL action that day.
"Star-Cam,” which follows marquee players in NBC games, and "Net-Cam," which provides a unique perspective from behind the goalie.
ProHockeyTalk, which recently had its most-trafficked month ever, will update the 2011 Stanley Cup Final news around the clock.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Fans can also keep up with the NHL Stanley Cup Final through a variety of NBC Sports and VERSUS social media platforms throughout the postseason. Content will include:

Behind the Scenes: Through the joint “NHL on NBC and VERSUS” Facebook page and @NHLonNBC_VS on Twitter, fans receive exclusive behind-the-scenes photos, interviews and video.
Commentator Tweets: Various NBC and VERSUS commentators will provide Twitter content throughout the Final, including occasional in-game Tweets.
Fan Questions: Fans will have the opportunity to ask questions to NBC and VERSUS commentators via Facebook and Twitter.
Team Tabs: Fans who “Like” the joint NBC and VERSUS Facebook page will have the opportunity to play a variety of games and upload fan photos based around each of their favorite teams who made the playoffs. As teams advance in the playoffs, new and more difficult games will challenge fans.
News: Fans can follow NBC and VERSUS Facebook and Twitter accounts to receive the most up to date scores, reports and stories from around the NHL and ProHockeyTalk.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Tuesday's MLB Pitching Probables

TEX at TAM 6:40 PM
TEX: C Wilson (L) 5-3, 3.25
TAM: A Cobb (R) 0-0, 8.31

MIN at DET 7:05 PM
MIN: B Duensing (L) 2-5, 4.83
DET: M Scherzer (R) 6-2, 3.86

PHI at WAS 7:05 PM
PHI: C Lee (L) 4-4, 3.50
WAS: J Marquis (R) 5-2, 4.26

CLE at TOR 7:07 PM
CLE: M Talbot (R) 1-1, 5.87
TOR: B Morrow (R) 2-2, 4.38

SFO at STL 7:09 PM
SFO: R Vogelsong (R) 3-1, 1.77
STL: C Carpenter (R) 1-5, 4.58

CHW at BOS 7:10 PM
CHW: P Humber (R) 3-3, 2.85
BOS: A Aceves (R) 2-0, 2.22

SDG at ATL 7:10 PM
SDG: M Latos (R) 2-6, 4.08
ATL: M Minor (L) 0-1, 5.40

MIL at CIN 7:10 PM
MIL: Z Greinke (R) 3-1, 5.79
CIN: C Reineke (R)

PIT at NYM 7:10 PM
PIT: J McDonald (R) 3-3, 5.23
NYM: R Dickey (R) 2-5, 4.50

HOU at CHC 8:05 PM
HOU: J Lyles (R)
CHC: C Zambrano (R) 5-2, 4.59

LAA at KAN 8:10 PM
LAA: J Pineiro (R) 2-1, 3.15
KAN: J Francis (L) 1-5, 4.52

FLA at ARI 9:40 PM
FLA: A Sanchez (R) 4-1, 2.60
ARI: I Kennedy (R) 6-1, 3.01

NYY at OAK 10:05 PM
NYY: F Garcia (R) 3-4, 3.26
OAK: B Anderson (L) 3-4, 2.84

BAL at SEA 10:10 PM
BAL: J Guthrie (R) 2-6, 3.63
SEA: E Bedard (L) 3-4, 3.48

COL at LAD 10:10 PM
COL: C Mortensen (R) 1-2, 2.83
LAD: T Lilly (L) 3-4, 4.41

PawSox to honor Boston Bruins

From the PawSox, we get the following news on how they will honor the Stanley Cup Finalist, Boston Bruins on Wednesday. Here's the release from our friends at McCoy Stadium...

The Pawtucket Red Sox announced today that they have moved their game time for this coming Wednesday, June 1 to 6:05 pm. The PawSox are playing the Norfolk Tides at McCoy Stadium on Wednesday (originally scheduled for 7:05 pm) and the club pushed the game time up one hour to help fans get ready for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Boston Bruins and the Vancouver Canucks that will take place in Vancouver on Wednesday at 8:15 pm.

The PawSox have also announced that fans wearing Bruins attire to the game on Wednesday at McCoy can purchase 2 tickets for the price of 1 at the McCoy Box Office (the deal includes both box seats and general admission tickets). Gates open at 4:00 pm. Fans are invited to watch the Bruins game from various locations throughout the ballpark and stay after the PawSox game is over to continue to watch the Bruins on the video board and on the left field terrace at McCoy (where food and drink will be available).

Further details will be forthcoming on other special events planned for Wednesday at McCoy as PawSox fans celebrate the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Finals.

Tressel resigns at Ohio State

Ohio State head football coach Jim Tressel has resigned this morning, according to the Columbus Dispatch.

Tressel, three months after OSU backed him during a scandal in which Tressel did not inform the school or the NCAA of violations involving five of his players, will be succeeded by assistant coach Luke Fickell for the upcoming season.

Click here to read more from the Columbus Dispatch.

Happy Memorial Day

A salute to the courageous men and women around the World who continue to fight for our freedoms! Please take time out this Memorial Day to remember them!

Plus, check out this great tribute to those freedom fighters as put to music by Leann Rimes.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Weldon wins wild Indy 500



Thanks to ABC/ESPN for the video as Dan Wheldon wins as rookie JR Hildebrand crashes on the final turn. Click here to read more from ESPN.

Monday's Memorial Day MLB Pitching Probables

MIN at DET 1:05 PM
MIN: N Blackburn (R) 4-4, 3.20
DET: B Penny (R) 4-4, 4.45

SDG at ATL 1:05 PM
SDG: A Harang (R) 5-2, 3.96
ATL: T Hudson (R) 4-4, 3.95

PHI at WAS 1:05 PM
PHI: R Halladay (R) 6-3, 2.35
WAS: L Hernandez (R) 3-6, 3.71

HOU at CHC 2:20 PM
HOU: A Rodriguez (R) 0-2, 4.98
CHC: R Lopez (R)

NYY at OAK 4:05 PM
NYY: B Colon (R) 2-3, 3.77
OAK: T Cahill (R) 6-2, 2.02

LAA at KAN 4:10 PM
LAA: E Santana (R) 3-4, 3.95
KAN: L Hochevar (R) 3-5, 4.81

BAL at SEA 4:10 PM
BAL: J Arrieta (R) 6-2, 4.57
SEA: D Fister (R) 2-5, 3.18

SFO at STL 4:15 PM
SFO: M Bumgarner (L) 1-6, 3.79
STL: K McClellan (R) 6-1, 3.11

TEX at TAM 6:40 PM
TEX: D Holland (L) 3-1, 4.68
TAM: W Davis (R) 4-4, 3.71

CLE at TOR 7:07 PM
CLE: F Carmona (R) 3-5, 4.73
TOR: J Reyes (L) 0-4, 4.70

CHW at BOS 7:10 PM
CHW: J Peavy (R) 1-0, 3.00
BOS: J Lester (L) 7-1, 3.36

MIL at CIN 7:10 PM
MIL: C Narveson (L) 2-3, 4.20
CIN: T Wood (L) 3-3, 5.11

PIT at NYM 7:10 PM
PIT: C Morton (R) 5-2, 2.61
NYM: D Gee (R) 4-0, 3.83

COL at LAD 8:10 PM
COL: J Hammel (R) 3-4, 3.20
LAD: C Billingsley (R) 3-4, 3.69

FLA at ARI 8:10 PM
FLA: C Volstad (R) 2-3, 5.40
ARI: J Saunders (L) 1-5, 4.65

NESN"s plans for Bruins/Canucks Stanley Cup Finals

From NESN-

NESN ANNOUNCES PLANS TO EXPAND BRUINS COVERAGE FOR STANLEY CUP FINAL

Daily Live Coverage Begins Tuesday, May 31 with Series Preview

BOSTON, MA
– NESN, New England’s most watched sports network, will expand its coverage of the Bruins during the Stanley Cup Final to include daily live shows beginning with a special series preview edition of Bruins Face-Off LIVE on Tuesday, May 31 at 5:30 p.m. NESN.com, already the region’s most popular hockey site, will also enhance its Bruins coverage for the Stanley Cup Final with more daily reports, expert opinions, cutting-edge analysis, original videos and other interactive features.

“As NESN’s ratings have shown, New England’s sports fans are supporting the Bruins in record numbers this season while relying on our team of experts since training camp opened in September for the most knowledgeable and in-depth coverage,” said Sean McGrail, NESN’s President and CEO. “With the Bruins now in the Stanley Cup Final we are excited to deliver an unprecedented amount of live coverage with up-to-the minute reports on NESN.com.”

NESN’s daily live Bruins programming will consist of pre and post-game coverage before and after every game along with special editions of Bruins Face-Off LIVE airing on the team’s off days. For Bruins home games, Bruins Face-Off LIVE presented by Hess will continue to originate from NESN’s TD Garden studio. After each game, Ace Ticket Bruins Overtime LIVE will feature interviews and instant reaction from NESN’s team of hockey analysts.

NESN’s Bruins studio host Kathryn Tappen will be joined by studio analysts Gord Kluzak, Barry Pederson, and play-by-play voice Jack Edwards throughout the series. Bruins game analyst Andy Brickley, rink-side reporter Naoko Funayama and NESN.com beat writer Doug Flynn will travel with the team to deliver in-arena coverage from Vancouver.

Tuesday, May 31
Bruins Face-Off LIVE (30 min. preview special) 5:30 PM

Wednesday, June 1
Game 1
Bruins Face-Off LIVE presented by HESS (90 min.) 6:30 PM
Ace Ticket Bruins Overtime LIVE 10:45 PM

Thursday, June 2
Bruins Face-Off LIVE 5:30 PM

Friday, June 3
Bruins Face-Off LIVE 5:30 PM

Saturday, June 4
Game 2
Bruins Face-Off LIVE presented by Hess 6:30 PM
Ace Ticket Bruins Overtime LIVE 10:45 PM

Sunday, June 5
Bruins Face-Off LIVE 9:30 PM

Monday, June 6
Game 3
Bruins Face-Off LIVE presented by HESS (90 min.) 6:30 PM
Ace Ticket Bruins Overtime LIVE 10:45 PM

Tuesday, June 7
Bruins Face-Off LIVE 5:30 PM

Wednesday, June 8
Game 4
Bruins Face-Off LIVE presented by Hess 6:30 PM
Ace Ticket Bruins Overtime LIVE 10:45 PM

Thursday, June 9
Bruins Face-Off LIVE 5:30 PM

Friday, June 10
Game 5*
Bruins Face-Off LIVE presented by Hess 6:30 PM
Ace Ticket Bruins Overtime LIVE 10:45 PM

Saturday, June 11
Bruins Face-Off LIVE 5:00 PM

Sunday, June 12
Bruins Face-Off LIVE 5:00 PM

Monday, June 13
Game 6*
Bruins Face-Off LIVE presented by HESS (90 min.) 6:30 PM
Ace Ticket Bruins Overtime LIVE 10:45 PM

Tuesday, June 14
Bruins Face-Off LIVE 5:30 PM

Wednesday, June 15
Game 7*
Bruins Face-Off LIVE presented by HESS 6:30 PM
Ace Ticket Bruins Overtime LIVE 10:45 PM

= If Necessary

Good news: Red Sox/Tiger Game 2 on NESN

The baseball gods have answered (thanks MLB and ESPN) and allowed NESN to televise the Red Sox and Tigers game 2 sunday night at 7pm.  It had previously been announced that the Braves/Reds exclusive game on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball would keep the game radio only.

Should be a great matchup as Josh Beckett takes on Justin Verlander in a rematch of their Fenway Park duel earlier this season. It's only right that Red Sox Nation is not robbed of the chance to see it. 

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Sunday MLB Pitching Probables

BOS at DET 1:05 PM
BOS: C Buchholz (R) 4-3, 3.30
DET: A Oliver (L)

CHW at TOR 1:07 PM
CHW: J Danks (L) 0-7, 4.34
TOR: R Romero (L) 4-4, 2.91

PHI at NYM 1:10 PM
PHI: V Worley (R) 2-0, 2.14
NYM: J Niese (L) 3-5, 4.33

SDG at WAS 1:35 PM
SDG: D Moseley (R) 1-6, 3.15
WAS: Y Maya (R)

CLE at TAM 1:40 PM
CLE: J Masterson (R) 5-2, 2.50
TAM: J Hellickson (R) 5-3, 3.14

ARI at HOU 2:05 PM
ARI: J Collmenter (R) 3-1, 1.19
HOU: J Happ (L) 3-6, 4.99

SFO at MIL 2:10 PM
SFO: M Cain (R) 3-3, 3.53
MIL: Y Gallardo (R) 6-2, 4.35

LAA at MIN 2:10 PM
LAA: D Haren (R) 4-3, 2.13
MIN: C Pavano (R) 2-4, 5.28

PIT at CHC 2:20 PM
PIT: J Karstens (R) 3-3, 3.57
CHC: R Dempster (R) 3-4, 6.29

KAN at TEX 3:05 PM
KAN: D Duffy (L) 0-0, 3.86
TEX: A Ogando (R) 5-0, 1.81

STL at COL 3:10 PM
STL: K Lohse (R) 6-2, 2.06
COL: J Chacin (R) 5-3, 3.09

BAL at OAK 4:05 PM
BAL: Z Britton (L) 5-2, 2.35
OAK: G Moscoso (R) 1-0, 0.00

NYY at SEA 4:10 PM
NYY: C Sabathia (L) 5-3, 3.17
SEA: J Vargas (L) 3-2, 3.86

FLA at LAD 4:10 PM
FLA: R Nolasco (R) 4-0, 3.04
LAD: C Kershaw (L) 5-3, 2.96

BOS at DET 7:05 PM
BOS: J Beckett (R) 4-1, 1.69
DET: J Verlander (R) 4-3, 3.42

CIN at ATL 8:00 PM
CIN: J Cueto (R) 2-1, 2.19
ATL: J Jurrjens (R) 6-1, 1.56

Friday, May 27, 2011

Steven Stamkos is a warrior

Breaking sports news video. MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL highlights and more.

Horton's Game Winner

Thanks to our friends at Versus, here's the goal that sends the Boston Bruins back to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 1990.

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Stanley Cup Finals - Bruins vs. Canucks Schedule

Game 1: Wed., June 1 -- at Vancouver, 8 p.m. ET (NBC, CBC)
Game 2: Sat., June 4 -- at Vancouver, 8 p.m. ET (NBC, CBC)
Game 3: Mon., June 6 -- at BOS, 8 p.m. ET (VERSUS, CBC)
Game 4: Wed., June 8 -- at BOS, 8 p.m. ET (VERSUS, CBC)
Game 5*: Fri., June 10 -- at Vancouver, 8 p.m. ET (NBC, CBC)
Game 6*: Mon., June 13 -- at BOS, 8 p.m. ET (NBC, CBC)
Game 7*: Wed., June 15 -- at Vancouver, 8 p.m. ET (NBC, CBC)

* if necessary

Bruins vs. Canucks for the Stanley Cup! Remember This?

Remember what we said at the start of the Stanley Cup Playoffs?

Click here!

Bruins vs. Canucks and What If said the Bruins will win it....we now get the matchup after tonight's sterling victory by the Bruins!

Friday Three-for-All: The Legs Edition

This one needs very little explanation as Jennifer Lopez, Stacy Keibler and Elle MacPherson give us our weekly treat!




Thanks to Splash News Online.com for Elle's picture.

Saturday's MLB Pitching Probables

PIT at CHC 1:05 PM
PIT: P Maholm (L) 1-7, 3.65
CHC: R Wells (R) 1-0, 1.50

SDG at WAS 1:05 PM
SDG: T Stauffer (R) 0-3, 3.88
WAS: J Zimmermann (R) 2-5, 3.98

CHW at TOR 1:07 PM
CHW: E Jackson (R) 4-5, 4.26
TOR: C Villanueva (R) 2-0, 1.53

SFO at MIL 4:10 PM
SFO: J Sanchez (L) 3-3, 3.47
MIL: R Wolf (L) 4-4, 3.70

CLE at TAM 4:10 PM
CLE: C Carrasco (R) 3-2, 5.16
TAM: J Shields (R) 5-2, 2.00

ARI at HOU 7:05 PM
ARI: Z Duke (L)
HOU: B Norris (R) 2-3, 3.77

BOS at DET 7:10 PM
BOS: C Buchholz (R) 4-3, 3.30
DET: A Oliver (L)

LAA at MIN 7:10 PM
LAA: J Weaver (R) 6-4, 2.35
MIN: F Liriano (L) 3-5, 5.73

KAN at TEX 7:10 PM
KAN: S O'Sullivan (R) 2-3, 5.60
TEX: M Harrison (L) 4-4, 3.62

CIN at ATL 7:10 PM
CIN: B Arroyo (R) 3-5, 5.28
ATL: D Lowe (R) 3-4, 3.53

PHI at NYM 7:10 PM
PHI: C Hamels (L) 6-2, 3.06
NYM: M Pelfrey (R) 3-4, 5.37

STL at COL 7:10 PM
STL: J Garcia (L) 5-0, 1.93
COL: J Nicasio (R)

BAL at OAK 10:05 PM
BAL: B Bergesen (R) 1-5, 5.64
OAK: J Outman (L) 0-0, 1.29

NYY at SEA 10:10 PM
NYY: I Nova (R) 4-3, 4.29
SEA: F Hernandez (R) 5-4, 3.01

FLA at LAD 10:10 PM
FLA: B Sanches (R) 3-1, 1.52
LAD: H Kuroda (R) 5-4, 3.11

ESPN/ABC all over NBA Finals

From ESPN -


NBA Finals Begin Tuesday Exclusively on ABCESPN Radio Exclusive Game Broadcasts; Finals Available on ESPN 3D for First Time

The 2011 NBA Finals – the Dallas Mavericks and Dirk Nowitzki facing the Miami Heat and LeBron James – will tip off Tuesday, May 31, at 9 p.m. ET exclusively on ABC. Mike Breen will be the voice of The Finals on ABC, joined by analysts Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy and reporter Doris Burke. This will be the fifth consecutive year the commentator team of Breen, Jackson and Van Gundy has called The Finals.  ABC’s Buick Regal NBA Countdown pregame show will preview the action, with host Stuart Scott, Hall of Famer Magic Johnson and analysts Jon Barry and Michael Wilbon, at 8:30 p.m. 

ESPN Radio’s exclusive coverage of The Finals – the 16th year of The Finals on ESPN Radio – will be anchored by play-by-play commentator Mike Tirico, Hall of Famers Dr. Jack Ramsay and Hubie Brown and reporter Ric Bucher. Marc Kestecher will serve as ESPN Radio studio host with analyst Will Perdue. Additionally, for the first time, The Finals will be presented in 3D on ESPN 3D.  Mark Jones will provide play-by-play commentary with analysts Bruce Bowen (Games 1, 2, 5, 6 and 7) and Tim Legler (Games 3 and 4).

ESPN’s multiplatform presentation of The Finals will include coverage across ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN 3D, ESPNEWS, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes Radio, ESPN International, ESPN.com., ESPNDeportes.com, ESPN3.com, ESPN Mobile TV, espnW, ESPN Classic and ESPN The Magazine.

On game nights, ABC’s primetime lineup will include:
·         the Buick Regal NBA Countdown pregame show 30 minutes prior to every broadcast;
·         Games 1 (May 31), 2 (June 2), 4 (June 7), 5 (June 9, if necessary) and 7 (June 14, if nec.) at 9 p.m.;
·         Games 3 (June 5) and 6 (June 12, if nec.), both on Sundays, at 8 p.m.;
·         a special 30-minute edition of The Jimmy Kimmel Show immediately before the Buick Regal NBA Countdown pregame show.

All ABC broadcasts will include the following production elements:
·         the Emmy Award-winning “Hall of Fame” open;
·         in-game interviews with coaches, along with each coach being “wired” for sound;
·         pregame and halftime locker room access;
·         32 high definition video sources;
·         “SkyCam” providing aerial views of the action;
·         utilization of six Super Slo Mo cameras;
·         “ESPN Axis” creating virtual replays, with video from live action processed via computers to create virtual freeze frames from multiple angles;
·         Orad graphics technology allowing for 3D lines and arrows, hi-res snap zoom capabilities, player and pass tracking and an enhanced graphic interface;
·         Spanish-language SAP commentary.

The Finals on ABC Schedule (Best of 7)
All Times ET

Date
Time
Game
Networks
Tue, May 31
9 p.m.
Game 1: Dallas at Miami
ABC, ESPN 3D, ESPN Radio
Thu, June 2
9 p.m.
Game 2: Dallas at Miami
ABC, ESPN 3D, ESPN Radio
Sun, June 5
8 p.m.
Game 3: Miami at Dallas
ABC, ESPN 3D, ESPN Radio
Tue, June 7
9 p.m.
Game 4: Miami at Dallas
ABC, ESPN 3D, ESPN Radio
Thu, June 9
9 p.m.
Game 5: * Miami at Dallas
ABC, ESPN 3D, ESPN Radio
Sun, June 12
8 p.m.
Game 6: * Dallas at Miami
ABC, ESPN 3D, ESPN Radio
Tue, June 14
9 p.m.
Game 7: * Dallas at Miami
ABC, ESPN 3D, ESPN Radio
* if necessary

Additional Finals content:

SportsCenter and Studio Programming
ESPN’s SportsCenter will provide news and information, analysis, and highlights throughout The Finals. Host Stuart Scott and analysts Magic Johnson, Jon Barry and Mike Wilbon will provide pre- and postgame segments, while Hannah Storm will host the 6 p.m. edition’s NBA segments.  Bruce Bowen, Tim Legler, Hall of Famer Chris Mullin and Jalen Rose will provide analysis during The Finals.

Additionally, ESPN’s NBA Tonight postgame shows, along with Pardon the Interruption, Around the Horn and ESPN2’s First Take, will include Finals content.

ESPNEWS
ESPNEWS will provide live pre- and postgame news conferences, along with daily news and information.

ESPN.com
Coverage will include:
  • NBA Finals Daily Dime – a daily multimedia notebook capturing The Finals games and scene;
  • NBA Finals Daily Dime Live – in-game chat with ESPN reporters, analysts, bloggers and experts;
  • NBA Finals Daily Digital Video – comments from ESPN reporters on Finals news and trends;
  • NBA Finals Series Page – special section dedicated to Finals content;
  • Greatest Playoff Series Rankings – ESPN.com’s John Hollinger ranks the greatest playoff series since the merger;
  • Championship Rings – NBA legends share their championship ring stories;
  • Moment in Time – revisiting the moment (Kendrick Perkins’ injury) which turned last year’s Finals;
  • NBA Legends Chat – some of the biggest names in the game answer fan questions;
  • ESPNRadio.com – live stream of every Finals game;
  • ESPN3.com – replays of every Finals game.

ESPNDallas.com and the Heat Index will also provide comprehensive coverage throughout The Finals.

ESPN Radio’s 16th Season of The Finals
The NBA on ESPN Radio’s 16th season of exclusive, live, national play-by-play broadcast of the NBA’s post-season will culminate with The Finals.

ESPN Deportes
Alvaro Martin and Carlos Morales will provide NBA Finals updates on ESPN’s Spanish-language edition of SportsCenter (aired in the U.S. and Latin America). In addition, ESPN Deportes Radio, the only 24/7 Spanish-language radio network in the country, will feature pre/post-game special reports. ESPNDeportes.com will provide comprehensive coverage with previews, qualifying, photo galleries, videos and special ESPiaNdo la NBA webisodes with analysis by Martin and Morales.

ESPN International
ESPN International will broadcast The Finals via ESPN UK (United Kingdom), ESS (Asia), TSN (Canada), ESPN Pac-Rim (Australia and New Zealand), ESPN Atlantic (sub-Saharan Africa), ESPN Caribbean, ESPN Latin Brazil, ESPN DOS, ESPN Latin South and available in HD throughout Latin America, Brazil and Australia.   

ESPN Mobile Properties
ESPN Mobile will offer up-to-the-second coverage of the entire 2011 NBA Finals, providing fans with play-by-play GameCasts along with full highlights on the Mobile Web and ScoreCenter app. Fans will have the opportunity to interact with ESPN NBA experts during games with live chats and blogs. Opt-in ESPN text alerts will notify fans across carriers of game start times, scores and notable performances throughout The Finals.

ESPN3.com
ESPN3.com will offer replays of each Finals game, available at 2:30 a.m. each night through 12 p.m. the following afternoon.

espnW
Sarah Spain and additional contributors will provide espnW’s take on The Finals, including an informative glossary of basketball terms.  espnW will also feature predictions and perspective from WNBA players.

ESPN Classic
ESPN Classic’s NBA Finals marathon will include content leading up to Game 1 on Tuesday, May 31: 
·         1 a.m. – SportsCentury: Bill Russell
·         2 a.m. – SportsCentury: Larry Bird
·         3 a.m. – SportsCentury: Magic Johnson
·         4 a.m. – Homecoming: Magic Johnson
·         5 a.m. – SportsCentury: Karl Malone
·         7 a.m. – SportsCentury: Bill Russell
·         8 a.m. – Jim Rome Classics: Dennis Rodman
·         8:30 a.m. – Jim Rome Classics: Karl Malone
·         9 a.m. -- Up Close Special: Kobe Bryant & Chris Webber
·         10 a.m. – 1970 NBA Finals, Game 7: Los Angeles vs. New York – Walt Frazier leads the Knicks to a 113-99 victory; Willis Reed makes the dramatic halftime return
·         12 p.m. – 1996 NBA Finals, Game 6: Seattle vs. Chicago – Michael Jordan collapses in the locker room after winning the title on Father’s Day, the first championship since his Father passed away
·         2 p.m. – 2006 NBA Finals, Game 3: Dallas vs. Miami – Dwyane Wade scores 42 points as the Heat rally from 13 down in the fourth quarter to win 98-96
·         4 p.m. – 2006 NBA Finals, Game 5: Dallas vs. Miami – Heat nudge the Mavs 101-100 behind a stellar performance by Dwyane Wade, who finished with 43 points
·         6 p.m. – 2006 NBA Finals, Game 6: Miami vs. Dallas – Miami wins 95-92 behind Dywane Wade’s 43 points

Why we listen to what we listen to.....

Here's why we listen to what we listen to lately:

6a-8a Dennis and Callahan (WEEI)
There's no better way to get a grasp on the tone and tenor of the day. No, I'm not just talking about sports, but politics, pop culture and more and done in a way that's sophomoric.

8a-10a Mike and Mike (ESPN)
Great guests, info and more! The knock on them is that what you hear at 6am, you hear again at 8am, hence why we only listen for a short time.

10a-12p Dan Patrick (Fox)
The BEST show on the air today, hands down! Awesome guests in which Dan shines as the best interviewer on radio, tremendous chemistry and comedy with the "Dan-ettes" and someone who's comfortable to be good, entertaining and self-depricating if neeed be.

12p-3p Jim Rome (Fox)
Van Smack Rules. Need I say more?

3p-5p Mike Francesca (WFAN)
For us here at TCN, it's a good barometer for not only NY sports, but national too. Can be a bit bombastic at times, but quality stuff nonetheless.

5p-6p Felger and Massarotti (Sports Hub)
Since WEEI ruined what was becoming a very good Big Show with Ordway and Holley with Mike Adams, I'm now forced to slide over to Felger and Maz on the way home. You get the recap in the final hour (when I'm not on the Whiner Line on WEEI), so no need to hear Felger get repetitive and contrarian for the whole show when you don't have to, right?!

WatchESPN App is on your iPad

From ESPN -


'WatchESPN' App Now on iPad

Update Gives Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks and Verizon FiOS TV Subscribers Live Access to ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3.com on iPad

NEW YORK, N.Y. – ESPN is proud to announce its WatchESPN App, which allows live access of ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3.com, is now available on iPad. The WatchESPN App gives Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks and Verizon FiOS TV subscribers who receive ESPN’s linear networks as part of their cable subscription another screen from which to watch their favorite ESPN content. 

The WatchESPN App features a simple user interface that takes the live viewing experience to the high-resolution, Multi-Touch display of iPad, as well as iPhone and iPod touch. Once users download WatchESPN, they will receive instructions to enter the appropriate cable subscriber credentials to begin accessing ESPN content from any of their Apple devices.

The WatchESPN App is available free from the App Store on iPhone, iPod touch and now iPad, or at www.itunes.com/appstore.

ESPN first launched an online-accessible authenticated version of ESPN in October, 2010. Authenticated versions of ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN Buzzer Beater/Goal Line launched in January, 2011.  Consumers can access the channels through a centralized website, ESPNnetworks.com.

Flash Mob on NY Subway!

Gotta love New York! A male stripper turns into a flash mob on the subway!



Thanks to CBS2 in NY for the story.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

National Spelling Bee heads to ESPN

From ESPN -



ESPN and ESPN3.com to Present 2011 National Spelling Bee Finals
 
ESPN will present live coverage of the 2011 Scripps National Spelling Bee Finals from Washington, D.C., beginning with the preliminary rounds Wednesday, June 1, at 8 a.m. ET, on ESPN3.com, through the semifinals and finals Thursday, June 2, on ESPN and ESPN3.com.  Every speller on the stage will be featured on an ESPN network.  This is ESPN’s 18th straight year of televising the Spelling Bee Finals.
 
SportsCenter anchor Sage Steele returns for the second straight year as host of the Spelling Bee Finals on ESPN.  Paul A. Loeffler, a former Bee finalist who represented the Merced (Calif.) Sun-Star in the 1990 National Spelling Bee finals and made it up to the top 13 spellers, returns as the word analyst.  Rob Stone, who has worked a variety of ESPN events such as the FIFA World Cup, college sports, bowling and Major League Soccer, will serve as reporter.  Steele, Loeffler and Stone will provide television commentary for the Spelling Bee Finals Thursday at 10 a.m., during the semifinal rounds, and the finals at 8:30 p.m. 
 
The preliminary rounds will be featured exclusively on ESPN3.com, ESPN’s sports broadband network available in 70 million homes, on Wednesday, June 1.  Throughout the entire competition, ESPN3.com will carry a second “play along” version, featuring the option to view its coverage without graphics for fans at home to test their knowledge against the champion spellers.
 
ABOUT THE NATIONAL SPELLING BEE FINALS
 
The National Spelling Bee, the nation’s largest and longest running educational promotion, is administered on a not-for-profit basis by the E.W. Scripps Company and 270 local sponsors. The majority of local spelling bee sponsors are daily and weekly newspapers. The purpose of the Scripps National Spelling Bee is to help students improve spelling, increase vocabularies, learn concepts and develop correct English usage that will help them all of their lives.
 
The 2011 Spelling Bee Finals will feature 275 champion spellers, ranging in age from 8 to 15. Spellers participating in the national competition qualify by winning locally sponsored spelling bees in their home communities representing the 50 U.S. states, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Department of Defense Schools in Europe; and the Bahamas, Canada, China, Ghana, Jamaica, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea.
 
For more information and real-time results for all segments of competition are provided via the Internet at the Bee’s official website, www.spellingbee.com.
 
Inside the 2011 National Spelling Bee numbers . . .
  • 1 – eight-year-old in the Finals, youngest in the competition: Ethan Cullen Ruggeri, Fredericksburg, Va.
  • 2 – 2010 championship finalists – Laura Newcombe of Toronto, Ontario, and Joanna Ye, Harrisburg, Pa. – are among the 275 finalists this year
  • 3 – four-year repeaters: Rahul Malayappan, Danbury, Conn.; Nicholas B. Rushlow, Pickerington, Ohio; and Julianna M. Canabal-Rodríguez, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 6 – fourth graders in the finals
  • 7 – finalists who have twins
  • 10 – finalists who attend charter schools
  • 16 – finalists who attend parochial schools
  • 17 – three-year repeaters
  • 51 – two-year repeaters
  • 138 – boys in the finals (137 girls)
  • 179 – finalists who attend public schools
  • 230 – finalists coached by parents and family members

Our Daily Radio Program Guide

If we here at TCN could put our favs on one channel for our listening pleasure to set it and forget it...

6a-8a Dennis and Callahan (WEEI)
8a-10a Mike and Mike (ESPN)
10a-12p Dan Patrick (Fox)
12p-3p Jim Rome (Fox)
3p-5p Mike Francesca (WFAN)
5p-6p Felger and Massarotti (Sports Hub)

Let me know what you would program!

Friday's MLB Pitching Probables

PIT at CHC 2:20 PM
PIT: K Correia (R) 6-4, 3.84
CHC: D Davis (L) 0-2, 8.31

BOS at DET 7:05 PM
BOS: T Wakefield (R) 1-1, 4.50
DET: R Porcello (R) 4-2, 3.08

SDG at WAS 7:05 PM
SDG: C Richard (L) 2-5, 4.85
WAS: J Lannan (L) 2-5, 5.03

CHW at TOR 7:07 PM
CHW: M Buehrle (L) 4-3, 3.92
TOR: K Drabek (R) 3-3, 4.34

PHI at NYM 7:10 PM
PHI: R Oswalt (R) 3-2, 2.77
NYM: C Capuano (L) 3-5, 5.36

CLE at TAM 7:10 PM
CLE: J Tomlin (R) 6-1, 2.41
TAM: D Price (L) 5-4, 3.89

CIN at ATL 7:35 PM
CIN: M Leake (R) 3-2, 5.70
ATL: T Hanson (R) 5-3, 2.72

KAN at TEX 8:05 PM
KAN: N Adcock (R) 1-0, 1.66
TEX: C Lewis (R) 4-5, 3.69

ARI at HOU 8:05 PM
ARI: D Hudson (R) 5-5, 3.82
HOU: B Myers (R) 1-4, 5.00

SFO at MIL 8:10 PM
SFO: T Lincecum (R) 4-4, 2.06
MIL: S Marcum (R) 6-1, 2.37

LAA at MIN 8:10 PM
LAA: T Chatwood (R) 3-2, 4.06
MIN: S Baker (R) 2-3, 4.12

STL at COL 8:40 PM
STL: J Westbrook (R) 4-3, 5.17
COL: U Jimenez (R) 0-4, 5.44

BAL at OAK 10:05 PM
BAL: C Tillman (R) 2-3, 4.95
OAK: G Gonzalez (L) 5-2, 2.20

NYY at SEA 10:10 PM
NYY: A Burnett (R) 5-3, 4.02
SEA: M Pineda (R) 6-2, 2.16

FLA at LAD 10:10 PM
FLA: J Vazquez (R) 3-4, 6.41
LAD: J Garland (R) 1-4, 4.75

Red Sox = 1st Place!

Yes, it's true!

American League East
Yankees    27-21    --
Red Sox    28-22    --

ESPN releases "30 for 30" DVD

From ESPN -


ESPN Films ‘30 for 30’ DVD Gift Set - Volume 2: Final 15 Films from Award-Winning Series to Be Released; Limited Edition 30 Film Collector’s Set Also Available
‘30 for 30’ on Blu-Ray Arrives Exclusively at Best Buy

ESPN Home Entertainment, in conjunction with Team Marketing, will release ESPN Films “30 for 30” Gift Set – Volume 2, on May 17, in time for Father’s Day.  The six-disc “30 for 30” gift set, with  the final 15 films from the critically acclaimed series, presents a fresh take on some of the most extraordinary sports stories from the last 30 years.  

Fans will also be able to purchase the “30 for 30” Limited Edition Collector’s Set of all 30 films in a collectible box set at key online retailers.  This limited edition will include “30 for 30” Gift Sets – Volume 1 & Volume 2 as well as an exclusive retro ESPN hat featuring the company’s original logo.

For the first time, the complete ’30 for 30’ series will be available in Blu-Ray.  The six-disc set will be sold exclusively through Best Buy.  The Blu-Ray product will be on shelves May 27 and will include all 30 films plus 5 hours of bonus features. 

From sports-loving filmmakers with such diverse backgrounds as Barbara Kopple, NBA star Steve Nash, Ron Shelton and John Singleton each film showcases its crafters’ unique skill set and point of view.  Proving the sports world can be fertile ground for excellence in dramatic storytelling, several films were official selections from the Cannes, Toronto and Tribeca Film Festivals.  Films from the series were among the highest rated documentaries on ESPN and the final installment, Pony Exce$$ which aired on December 11, 2010 was the most watched documentary in the history of the network (until Fab Five premiered on March 13, 2011).

The first DVD installment of the series included Films 1-15 and was released for Holiday 2010.  The “30 for 30” series was honored with the 2011 George Foster Peabody Award and the 2010 International Documentary Association’s (IDA) Distinguished Continuing Series award. 

Films from the second DVD installment include: The Two Escobars directed by Jeff and Michael Zimbalist, The Birth of Big Air produced by Academy Award nominee Spike Jonze,
Marion Jones: Press Pause directed by Academy Award nominee John Singleton, Jordan Rides the Bus directed by Academy Award nominee Ron Shelton and The House of Steinbrenner directed by two-time Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple. Also included is the never before released on DVD One Night In Vegas by Reggie Rock Bythewood. Complete list of films and information for Volume 2.

In addition to the last 15 films in the series, the six-disc gift set includes more than three hours of bonus features, including deleted scenes, extended interviews, trailers and director’s statements.  Total running time is 1153 minutes (more than 19 hours).

The “30 for 30” Gift Set Volume 2 has a suggested retail price of $74.95.  The “30 for 30” Limited Edition Collector’s Set has a suggested retail price of $149.95.  The Blu-Ray “30 for 30” Collector’s Set will be available at Best Buy for $99.95. 

“30 for 30” Gift Set  - Volume 2
Street Date:                                                      May 17
Direct prebook:                                                 March 22
Distributor prebook:                                          April 5
Pricing:                                                             $74.95 SRP 
Run Time:                                                         1153 Minutes                
Aspect Ratio:                                                    Widescreen
Audio:                                                              Stereo
Languages:                                                       English
Closed Captions:                                              Yes

“30 for 30” Limited Edition Collector’s Set
Street Date:                                                      May 17 (Online Only)
Direct prebook:                                                 March 22
Distributor prebook:                                          April 5
Pricing:                                                             $149.95 SRP 
Run Time:                                                         2314 Minutes                
Aspect Ratio:                                                    Widescreen
Audio:                                                              Stereo
Languages:                                                       English
Closed Captions:                                              Yes

“30 for 30” Collector’s Set  (Blu-Ray)
Street Date:                                                      May 27
Direct prebook:                                                 N/A
Distributor prebook:                                          N/A
Pricing:                                                             $99.95 SRP
Run Time:                                                         2314 Minutes
Aspect Ratio:                                                    Widescreen
Audio:                                                              Stereo
Languages:                                                       English
Closed Captions:                                              Yes

“30 for 30” Gift Set  - Volume 1
Street Date:                                                      December 7, 2010
Pricing:                                                             $74.95 SRP 
Run Time:                                                         1161 Minutes                
Aspect Ratio:                                                    Widescreen
Audio:                                                              Stereo
Languages:                                                       English
Closed Captions:                                              Yes

Film Festival Selections
Official Selection 2010 Tribeca Film Festival: The Two Escobars, The Birth of Big Air
Official Selection 2010 Festival de Cannes: The Two Escobars
Official Selection 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival:  The Two Escobars
Official Selection 2010 Toronto Film Festival: Into the Wind
Official Selection 2010 Hamptons International Film Festival: Once Brothers