Red Sox/Yankees Battle in Boston: MLB on FOX Returns Saturday at 3:30 PM ET

MLB-on-FoxFOX SPORTS NOTES, QUOTES & ANECDOTES

Red Sox Battle Yankees in Boston; Braves Take on White Sox in Chicago; Pirates Meet Reds in Cincy Highlight MLB on FOX Saturday at 3:30 PM ET 

UFC’S “Road To The Octagon” Sunday on FOX at 2:30 PM ET

USA Takes on El Salvador in Gold Cup Quarterfinal Action on FOX Sunday at 3:00 PM ET

MLB ON FOX KICKS-OFF SECOND HALF WITH MLB’S GREATEST RIVALRY – Fresh off a successful All-Star Game, the FOX SATURDAY BASEBALL GAME OF THE WEEK returns Saturday, July 20 (3:30 PM ET) with three exciting matchups. With All-Star Game MVP Mariano Rivera in tow, the Yankees head up to Boston to take on David Ortiz and the rival Red Sox. Kenny Albert, Tim McCarver and Ken Rosenthal call the action from Fenway Park. In Chicago, the NL East-leading Braves are in town to take on the White Sox in an interleague matchup. Also, NL Central rivals meet as Joey Votto and the Reds host Andrew McCutchen and the Pirates.

 

Coverage begins with the FOX SATURDAY BASEBALL PREGAME SHOW originating live from MLB Network’s state-of-the-art Studio 3 in Secaucus, NJ. This week, host Greg Amsinger is joined by analysts Mitch Williams and Dan Plesac.

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GAME                                                                                    PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST                                                COV.

New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox*                      Kenny Albert, Tim McCarver                                           70%

                                                                                                & Ken Rosenthal

Fenway Park – Boston, MA

MARKETS INCLUDE: Albuquerque, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Fort Myers, Hartford, Houston, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, New Orleans, New York, Norfolk, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Providence, Richmond, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa, Tulsa, Washington, West Palm Beach

Probable Pitchers: Hiroki Kuroda, RHP (8-6, 2.65 ERA) vs. John Lackey, RHP (7-6, 2.78 ERA)

*On FOX Deportes

 

Atlanta Braves at Chicago White Sox                         Chris Myers & Eric Karros                                              17%

U.S. Cellular Field – Chicago, IL

MARKETS INCLUDE: Atlanta, Birmingham, Charlotte, Chicago, Greensboro, Greenville, Jacksonville, Knoxville, Mobile, Raleigh

Probable Pitchers: TBA vs. Jake Peavy, RHP (6-4, 4.30 ERA)

 

Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds                          Thom Brennaman & Tom Verducci                               12%

Great American Ballpark – Cincinnati, OH

MARKETS INCLUDE: Cincinnati, Columbus, Indianapolis, Louisville, Memphis, Nashville, Pittsburgh, St. Louis

Probable Pitchers: A.J. Burnett, RHP (4-6, 3.06 ERA) vs. Mat Latos, RHP (8-3, 3.53 ERA)

 

ROSENTHAL: WHAT’S NEXT FOR CANO? – Following an All-Star Game that left many Yankees fans wondering about his health, MLB on FOX Reporter and FOXSports.com featured columnist Ken Rosenthal is wondering about Robinson Cano’s future in free agency. “The Yankees remain overwhelming favorites to keep Cano, but it’s looking increasingly likely that he will hit the open market; he does not have a contract extension and at this point does not appear close to signing on,” Rosenthal writes. “Free agency begins in a little more than three months. At this point, Cano might as well test the market, if only to leverage the Yankees. And who knows? Another club might tempt him with a monster offer.”

To read more notes from the Rosenthal at the All-Star Game, click here: http://on-msn.com/12H1MIP

 

ROAD TO THE OCTAGON PREVIEWS UPCOMING UFC ON FOX With UFC on FOX live from the Key Arena in Seattle on Saturday, July 27 (8:00 PM ET), FOX Sports and the UFC get the action rolling with a one-hour special UFC’s ROAD TO THE OCTAGON premiering Sunday, July 21 (2:30 PM ET) on FOX.  This UFC on FOX preview special takes a narrated, documentary-style look at how UFC Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and top contender John Moraga prepare for their title bout. Additionally, a behind-the-scenes look at the Rory MacDonald vs. Jake Ellenberger welterweight; Robbie Lawler vs. Bobby Voelker welterweight and Liz Carmouche vs. Jessica Andrade  women’s Bantamweight matchup will be featured.

CONCACAF GOLD CUP QUARTERFINAL: USA VS. EL SALVADOR, LIVE ON FOX SUNDAY – Following a perfect three-for-three wins in the group stages of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the USMNT moves on to face El Salvador in the quarterfinals on Sunday, July 21 (3:30 PM ET) live on FOX. Gus Johnson calls the action live from Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium, alongside US Soccer Hall of Famer Eric Wynalda. Rob Stone hosts pregame, halftime and postgame coverage with analyst Warren Barton and US Soccer’s all-time leader in appearances, Cobi Jones. Midfielder Landon Donovan continues his hot streak with another assist for the game-winning goal last night against Costa Rica. Sunday’s coverage on FOX includes an exclusive feature on the rise of US forward Chris Wondolowski, the tournament’s leading goal scorer who looks to add to his tally of five goals.

TORRES KING OF BULLRING, FAVORITE FOR RED BULL X-FIGHTERS MADRID, SAYS BELL – The Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour converges on Madrid, Spain this week for the fifth stop of the six-stop tour. Since 2002, the best freestyle motocross riders in the world have been gathering at the Plaza de Toros de las Ventas to battle it out in the historic bullring. FUEL TV Analyst Andy Bell says Spaniard Dany Torres has the advantage in his homeland. “Dany is the king of the bullring, he’s been riding it since he was 16 years old and he has the confidence knowing his entire country will be cheering him on.” Torres finished second last year to “Kiwi” Levi Sherwood and hopes to take the top honors this season. However, he’ll also have to contend with France’s Tom Pages, who is in first overall in points this year and wants to win his first tour championships. FUEL TV airs the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour live from Madrid on Friday, July 19 (4:30 PM ET).

VILLOPOTO LEADS IN THE MOTOCROSS STANDINGS, BUT CAN’T CRUISE YET, SAYS WEIGANDT – This week the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship heads to Washougal, Washington for the Washougal Nation, the eighth stop on the twelve-stop tour. While Ryan Villopoto has a 42-point lead in the overall standings over his biggest rival, Ryan Dungey, he can’t cruise yet, says FUEL TV Analyst Jason Weigandt. “Dungey took a big hit last race, with a crash and bike problems and lost some valuable points to Villopoto,” he says. “But you’re still going to see some good battles between Dungey and Villopoto. For Dungey to pick up some ground, Villopoto needs to make a mistake. Villopoto won’t just cruise in the final races because confidence is so important and he won’t want to hand over anything to Dungey.” FUEL TV telecasts the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Washougal National live on Saturday, July 20 (4:00 PM ET).

FOX SPORTS NATIONAL NETWORK KEY EVENTS CALENDAR

All Times Eastern and Subject to Change

* Also Airing on Deportes

 

Week of: 7/17/2013 – 7/24/2013

 

DATE                     NETWORK               TIME                   EVENT DETAILS

7/17/13                  FOX Deportes        8:00 PM               Copa Libertadores Final: 1st Leg – Olimpia vs. Atlético Mineiro

7/19/13                  FOX Soccer Plus   5:30 AM               Australian Rules Football League: North Melbourne vs. Carlton

7/19/13                  FOX Soccer Plus   2:55 PM               Super League Rugby: Bradford vs. Hull FC

7/19/13                  FUEL TV                  4:00 PM               Red Bull X-Fighters Madrid

7/20/13                  FOX Soccer Plus 12:00 AM               Australian Rules Football League: GWS Giants vs. Essendon

7/20/13                  FOX Deportes        5:25 AM               International Friendly: Manchester United vs. A-League All-Stars

7/20/13                  FOX Soccer Plus   5:30 AM               National Rugby League: Roosters vs. Sharks

7/20/13                  FOX Soccer            3:30 PM               CONCACAF Gold Cup: Quarterfinal – Panama vs. Cuba

7/20/13                  FOX                          3:30 PM               MLB on FOX: NYY at BOS/ATL at CWS/PIT at CIN

7/20/13                  FOX Soccer            6:30 PM               CONCACAF Gold Cup: Quarterfinal – Mexico vs. Trinidad & Tobago

7/20/13                  FOX Deportes        9:00 PM               Golden Boy Promotions:  Frankie Gomez vs. DeMarcus Corley

7/20/13                  FOX Soccer Plus 11:00 PM               Australian Rules Football League: Richmond vs. Fremantle

7/21/13                  FOX Soccer Plus   2:30 AM               Australian Rules Football League: West Coast Eagles vs. Sydney Swans

7/21/13                  FOX Soccer            1:30 PM               National Women’s Soccer League: Western NY Flash vs. Sky Blue FC

7/21/13                  FOX                          2:30 PM               UFC’s Road to the Octagon

7/21/13                  FOX                          3:30 PM               CONCACAF Gold Cup: Quarterfinal – USA vs. El Salvador

7/21/13                  FUEL TV                  4:00 PM               Lucas Oil Motocross Moto 1: Washougal, WA

7/21/13                  SPEED                   4:30 PM               MotoGP World Championship: Laguna Seca

7/21/13                  FOX Soccer            6:00 PM               CONCACAF Gold Cup: Quarterfinal – Honduras vs. Costa Rica

7/21/13                  SPEED                    6:00 PM               ARCA Racing: Chicago

7/22/13                  FOX Soccer Plus   5:00 AM               National Rugby League: Rabbitohs vs. Dragons

7/22/13                  FOX Soccer Plus   2:30 PM               Super League Rugby: St. Helens vs. Wigan

7/23/13                  FOX Deportes        6:00 AM               International Friendly: Manchester United vs. Yokohama Marinos

7/23/13                  SPEED                   7:00 PM               NASCAR Camping World Truck Series: Practice – Eldora

7/24/13                  FOX Soccer            6:30 PM               CONCACAF Gold Cup: Semifinal

7/24/13                  SPEED                    7:00 PM               NASCAR Camping World Truck Series: Qualifying – Eldora

7/24/13                  FOX Deportes        8:30 PM               Copa Libertadores:  Final 2nd Leg – Atlético Mineiro vs. Olimpia

7/24/13                  FOX Soccer            9:00 PM               CONCACAF Gold Cup: Semifinal

7/24/13                  SPEED                    9:30 PM               NASCAR Camping World Truck Series: Eldora

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