We have quite a bit coming in today to the SMJ inbox…
– NBC Sports is getting set for this weekend’s coverage of the U.S. Senior Open. See the tournament Saturday and Sunday from 4:00pm to 7:00pm.
– Turner Sports has announced it’s next two Sunday MLB on TBS match-ups. This Sunday will feature the Yankees at Rays, followed by Giants/Braves on August 8th. Both games begin at 1:30pm ET.
– The Big Ten Network has announced a number of new programs beginning this September. Many of them will be historical in nature.
– The MLB Network has announced its first slate of live telecasts for the beginning of August. Here is the schedule:
August 3- 7:00 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Detroit
7:00 p.m. New York Mets at Atlanta [In select markets]
August 5- 12:00 p.m. Minnesota at Tampa Bay [Available in Twins market]
7:00 p.m. Thursday Night Baseball: San Francisco at Atlanta
7:00 p.m. Cleveland at Boston [In select markets]
August 6- 7:00 p.m.* Boston at New York Yankees – Bob Costas & Jim Kaat
7:00 p.m. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Detroit [Only in Boston & New York markets]
August 7- 7:00 p.m. New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies
7:00 p.m. San Francisco at Atlanta [In select markets]
– The NFL Network is getting set for it’s coverage of the NFL Hall of Fame next weekend. The network will provide a special on the careers of inductees Jerry Rice and Emmitt Smith. NFLN will also provide seven hours of live coverage of the enshrinement August 7th beginning at 4pm ET.
– ESPN is expanding it’s 3D capabilities with the announcement that three college football games will be telecast in 3D beginning in early September. The games are:
September 6th- Boise State vs. Virginia Tech
September 11th- Ohio State vs. Miami
September 18th- Clemson vs Auburn
– ESPN has announced it’s schedule for the next set in it’s “30 for 30” documentary film series. Here is the schedule:
Tuesday, Aug. 24, 8 p.m. – Jordan Rides the Bus (Ron Shelton)
Tuesday, Aug. 31, 8 p.m. – Little Big Men (Al Szymanski and Peter Franchella)
Tuesday, Sept. 7, 8 p.m. – One Night in Vegas (Reggie Bythewood)
Tuesday, Sept. 14, 8 p.m. – Unmatched (Directors: Lisa Lax and Nancy Stern Winters; Producer: Hannah Storm)
Tuesday, Nov. 9, 8 p.m. – Pony Excess (Thaddeus D. Matula)
Tuesday, Sept. 21, 8 p.m. – The House of Steinbrenner (Barbara Kopple)
Tuesday, Sept. 28, 8 p.m. – Into The Wind (Steve Nash)
Tuesday, Oct. 5, 8 p.m. – Four Days in October (Major League Baseball Productions)
Tuesday, Oct. 12, 8 pm. – Once Brothers (NBA Entertainment)
Tuesday, Oct. 19, 8 p.m. – Tim Richmond: To the Limit (Rory Karpf )
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 8 p.m. – Steve Bartman: Catching Hell (Alex Gibney)
Tuesday, Nov. 2, 8 p.m. – Marion Jones: Press Pause (John Singleton)
*Saturday, Dec. 11, 9 p.m. – The Best That Never Was (Jonathan Hock) * two hours
– ESPN has announced that Ron Artest will take over as editor of ESPN the Magazine’s Revenge of Jocks IV edition. OK.
– You can find out the latest in what is in store for ESPN’s E:60 and Outside the Lines here.
– ESPN is also promoting the release of Country Music Star Kenny Chesney’s Boys of Fall video on August 2nd. It will be featured following the 11 am and 2pm edition of SportsCenter.
– Those of you who are fans on WEEI radio in New England can now get their hands on live streaming apps for both the iPhone and Android phones.