Viewing Picks for August 23, 2013

All Times Eastern

Australian Rules Football
Adelaide Crows vs. Melbourne Demons — Fox Sports 2, 11:30 p.m.

Beach Volleyball
AVP Tour
Manhattan Beach Open — CBS Sports Network, 8 p.m.

Friday Night Fights, Verona, NY
Argenis Mendez vs. Arash Usmanee — ESPN2, 9 p.m.

Calgary Stampeders at Toronto Argonauts — TSN/ESPN3, 7:30 p.m.

College Football
College Football Live — ESPN2, 5 p.m.
Big Ten Football Preview: Minnesota — Big Ten Network, 8 p.m.

USA Pro Challenge
Stage 5: Vail, CO — NBCSN, 4 p.m.

Formula 1
Grand Prix of Belgium, Spa, Belgium
Practice — NBCSN, 8 a.m.

European PGA Tour
Johnnie Walker Championship, Perthshire, Scotland
2nd Round — Golf Channel, 9:30 a.m. Tour
Cox Classic, Omaha, NE
2nd Round — Golf Channel, 12:30 p.m.

PGA Tour
FedEx Cup
The Barclays, Jersey City, NJ
2nd Round — Golf Channel, 3 p.m.

Champions Tour
Boeing Classic, Snoqalmie, WA
1st Round — Golf Channel, 6:30 p.m.

Canadian Women's Open, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
2nd Round — Golf Channel, 12:30 a.m. (Saturday — delayed from Friday)

19th Hole — Golf Channel, midnight'

Little League World Series
United States Pool, Williamsport, PA
Northwest (Sammamish WA) vs. New England (Westport, CT) — ESPN, 3 p.m.

American League
Texas at Chicago White Sox — MLB Network, 8 p.m.

National League
Atlanta at St. Louis — MLB Network, 8:15 p.m.

The Rundown — MLB Network, 2 p.m.
MLB Now — MLB Network, 4 p.m.
MLB Tonight — MLB Network, 6 p.m.
Baseball Tonight — ESPN2, midnight
Quick Pitch — MLB Network, 1 a.m. (Saturday)

Chicago vs. Sporting KC — NBCSN, 8:30 p.m.

Nationwide Series
Food City 250, Bristol, TN
Practice — Fox Sports 1, 9 a.m.
Race — ESPN, 7:30 p.m.

NASCAR Countdown — ESPN, 7 p.m.

Sprint Cup Series
Irwin Tools Night Race, Bristol, TN
Final Practice — Fox Sports 1, noon
Qualifying — ESPN2, 5:30 p.m.

NASCAR Live: Bristol — Fox Sports 1, 2 p.m.

NFL Preseason
Seattle at Green Bay — CBS, 8 p.m.
Chicago at Oakland — NFL Network, 11 p.m. (joined in progress)

NFL Insiders — ESPN, 3 p.m.
NFL Live — ESPN, 4 p.m.

Sports Talk
NFL AM — NFL Network, 6 a.m.
Morning Drive — Golf Channel, 7 a.m.
The Dan Patrick Show — Audience Network (DirecTV), 9 a.m./NBCSN, 9:30 a.m. (joined in progress)
Tim Brando Show — CBS Sports Network, 9 a.m.
The Box Score — Audience Network (DirecTV), noon
Sports Dash With Yahoo! Sports — NBCSN, noon
SVP & Russillo — ESPNews, 2 p.m.
Outside the Lines — ESPNews, 2:30 p.m.
Crowd Goes Wild — Fox Sports 1, 5 p.m.
The Crossover with Michelle Beadle — NBCSN, 6 p.m.
Fox Football Daily — Fox Sports 1, 6 p.m.
Venus and Serena — Showtime, 9 p.m.
The Artie Lange Show — Audience Network (DirecTV), 10 p.m.

U.S. Open Series
WTA Tour
New Haven Open at Yale, New Haven, CT
Semifinals — ESPN2, 1 p.m. & 7 p.m.

ATP Tour
Winston-Salem Open, Winston-Salem, NC
Semifinals — ESPN2, 3 p.m./Tennis Channel, 9 p.m. (same day coverage)

San Antonio Silver Stars at Tulsa Shock — NBA TV, 8 p.m.
Seattle Storm at Phoenix Mercury — NBA TV, 10 p.m.

Ken Fang

About Ken Fang

Ken has been covering the sports media in earnest at his own site, Fang's Bites since May 2007 and at Awful Announcing since March 2013. He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television. Fang celebrates the three Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.