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Nest Has Live Coverage of A's & Rangers Visits from Fenway

First Ever Live Poker Championship Airs on FSN

NEST hosts Gary Tanguay and Greg Dickerson have all the latest action from Fenway at 6:30 & 10 p.m. as the Sox look to gain ground on the A's and Rangers. McAdam has live reports from the ballpark on NEST while the race between the Sox and their wild card rivals continues. Highlights for this week:

Thursday, July 8

Friday, July 9

6:30 & 10 p.m.- Friendly's Scoop with Kevin Millar

6:30 &10 p.m. – Goin' yard with Steve Buckley

6:30 & 10 p.m.- Sean McAdam reports from Fenway

6:30 & 10 p.m. – Sean McAdam from Fenway

NEST quotes

  • Dickerson – "Derek Lowe's value is little to nothing. If you could get a bag of balls for him, I'd do it. I'm not sure you could even get a used bag."

    MLS soccer heats up as the Revs take on division rivals Chicago Fire on Sunday, July 11 on FSN. Broadcasters Adrian Healey and Brad Feldman get the call at 9:30 p.m. as the action kicks off from Soldier Field.

    FSN continues its successful turn at the poker table with the first-ever live poker championship, a three-day tournament with the final table telecast with just a five-minute delay to viewers in the Eastern time zone. THE AMERICAN POKER CHAMPIONSHIP LIVE FROM THE TURNING STONE RESORT AND CASINO airs Wed., July 14, and it is being carried by FSN at 6:00 PM local time.

    Drawing some of the best poker players in the world, including World Series of Poker champions Rob Varkonyi (2002), Chris Moneymaker (2003), and Greg Raymer (2004), plus top players such as Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu, Howard Lederer, and Cindy Violette, the live event promises to bring the viewer to the edge of his seat from the first hand to the final showdown. FSN veteran announcer Barry Tompkins will serve as the host and play-by-play announcer alongside gambling columnist and analyst Michael Konik. Additionally, a current high-ranking professional player is expected to fill the third slot to serve as the second analyst.

    Hosted by the Oneida Indian Nation's Turning Stone Resort & Casino, six finalists battle it out for up to $1 million dollars in cash during the pressure-packed four-hour show. In addition to the live telecast, history is also being made as FSN unveils a revolutionary new computer system that interfaces with the network's graphics generators, making instantaneous on-screen card identification possible.

    BEST DAMN SPORTS SHOW PERIOD correspondent Leeann Tweeden continues her tour of sports cities across the country in the Pontiac Tweeden Tour. This week, Leeann makes appearances in Boston and St. Louis where she will be doing live remotes for the show as well as throwing out the first pitch for the Cubs-Cardinals game on Friday. On Sunday, Tweeden concludes her tour in Houston where she will be participating in the Celebrity All-Star game.

    This week, BDSSP continues with the top guests in sports and entertainment hanging out with the crew. BDSSP features host Chris Rose, actor/comedian Tom Arnold as the voice-of-the-fan and ex-NBA standout John Salley. The 90-minute nightly telecast airs at 8:30 PM and repeats at 11:00 PM local time on Fox Sports Net New England.

    Actor Michael Rapaport and former NFL linebacker Bryan Cox GUEST HOST:

    Thurs., July 8:

    Former Denver Broncos QB and NFL great John Elway, former NBA star and current basketball analyst Charles Barkley, MLB on FOX's Kevin Kennedy, LA Dodgers SP Jose Lima, actor Jeff Garlin

    Fri., July 9:

    Former wrestler Hulk Hogan & daughter/singer Brooke Hogan, poker analyst Michael Konik & professional poker player Daniel Negreanu

    Best Damn Quotes

  • Kevin Millar (on the Sox recent defensive woes): "The bottom line is that stuff happens? but it's baseball. We're not going to make three errors a game, I know that, and we're a better team defensively than we've showed recently."

    I, MAX
    FSN's newest daily talk show, I, MAX, continues with the brash and opinionated Max Kellerman, alongside co-hosts Bill Wolff and Michael Holley. The unique format of the show pairs Kellerman against the world, represented by Holley and a special guest each day. Kellerman takes on the news of the day with his analysis and then gives "the world" a chance to respond. Each topic is judged and is tallied throughout the show. I, MAX is the first FSN program to completely originate from New York City. The 30-minute telecast airs at 6:00 PM local.

    Kellerman Quotes:

  • On the Houston Astros – "Every year they're the sexy pick going into the season. And every year they fail to live up to expectations."
  • To Eric Gagne on his success as a relief pitcher – "You are to relief pitchers as Tiger Woods once was to golfers."
  • On the Royals – "No team has been more disappointing than the Kansas City Royals."
  • On Kobe Bryant vs. Tracy McGrady – "Kobe's ego and desire to win is what separates him from McGrady?Kobe's also a better defender."

    World Quotes:

  • Holley on the possibility of the Giants getting Randy Johnson – "They get Randy Johnson added to Jason Schmidt, forget about the division, we're talking about winning the pennant and possibly the World Series."
  • Holley – "The worst baseball team in California is the Oakland A's."
  • St. Louis Post-Dispatcher columnist Bernie Miklasz – "Mike Martz is a great coach between Monday and Saturday. His problem is on game day. He freezes under pressure way too often."
  • Gagne on being an RP – "My personality fits my role a lot better now as a closer…Everyone's talking about my hockey mentality and I think that has a lot to do with it."

    Coming in two weeks, Fox Sports Net unveils its newest daily program, THE SPORTS LIST, featuring the dynamic and energetic Summer Sanders. A two-time Olympic gold medalist and one of swimming's most decorated athletes, Sanders serves as the host of this new 30-minute program, counting down the top ten positions on a variety of sports-related categories in an entertaining, informative and interactive way.

    The debut episode of THE SPORTS LIST breaks down the top ten Greatest Individual Performances in the history of sports. Following the debut episode, TSL will feature countdowns covering such topics as Bizarre Moments, Most Intimidating Pitchers, Shocking Upsets and Best Homeruns. All told, the premiere season will break down 65 various and distinct sports-related categories and will involve input from key sports figures and celebrities, weighing in on their picks for each topic.

    THE SPORTS LIST premieres on Mon., July 19th at 5:00 PM local time with repeats at 8:00 PM and 1:00 AM local time.

    Fox Sports Net's comprehensive NASCAR coverage continues as TOTALLY NASCAR and NASCAR THIS MORNING provide viewers with all the latest racing information.

    NASCAR THIS MORNING takes a week off as the Cup tour returns to Daytona. The pre-race party returns in two weeks to preview the summer stop at Chicagoland Speedway with defending race winner Ryan Newman, 2000 NASCAR Champion Bobby Labonte and alternative rock band Puddle of Mudd.

    The one-hour show airs Sundays at 11:00 AM ET and features John Roberts as the host, alongside analysts Chad Little and Kenny Wallace with Winston Kelley as the field reporter and Bill Ingle as the crew chief.

    This week on TOTALLY NASCAR:

    Thurs., July 7:

    Sean Pragano hosts as TN features Shane Hmiel, a truck series driver who was suspended last season for breaking NASCAR's substance abuse policy. Then, the crew takes a look at the state of rivals in modern NASCAR and will check out what trophies drivers think are the coolest.

    Fri., July 8:

    NTM's Roberts is in the anchor chair while Krista Voda reports from Chicagoland. TN will have qualifying and news from the Chicago garage and will also look at 2003 Dodge Weekly racing series champion Mark McFarland, who is currently running in the NCTS.

    TOTALLY NASCAR is FSN's half-hour weeknight show dedicated to the sport of NASCAR. Voda hosts with Larry McReynolds and Hammond as in-studio analysts and Pragano as the onsite reporter. TOTALLY NASCAR airs each weeknight at 5:30 PM local time.

    Denny McLain held the world at his fingertips. Taught to pitch by his father's motto: throw hard, harder and then even harder, McLain caught the world's attention when he won 31 games, graced the cover of Time Magazine and led the Detroit Tigers to the 1968 World Series title. But shady side businesses, family tragedies and gambling debts rocked McLain's world, eventually landing him in prison twice and tarnishing one of the most remarkable feats in baseball's modern era. BEYOND THE GLORY: DENNY MCLAIN, the first ever episode of the award-winning documentary series to be narrated by its subject, airs on Sun., July 11 at 8:00 PM local.

    Those interviewed in addition to Denny McLain include: wife Sharon McLain, legendary Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell and others.

    Upcoming first-run episodes of BTG: Anna Kournikova (July 18); Pete Sampras (July 25); Sugar Ray Leonard (Aug. 1); Carl Lewis (Aug. 8)

    Fox Sports Net's popular boxing series SUNDAY NIGHT FIGHTS continues, combining exciting original bouts and encore presentations of match-ups first seen only on pay-per-view.

    This week's SUNDAY NIGHT FIGHTS airs at 7:00 PM local time with the telecast of the junior middleweight battle, which took, place on March 14, 2004 between Keith Holmes and Kuvanych Toygonbyev at the Pechanga Resort & Casino from Temecula, CA. Veteran boxing announcer Barry Tompkins is joined by analyst Sean O'Grady.

    SNF returns on July 25 from Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, CA.

    Fox Sports Net continues to showcase a wide variety of sports programs.

  • July 10:
  • ATP tennis events, men's semi-finals, 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM local
    Local World Team Tennis, 1:00 PM local
  • July 11:
  • ATP tennis men's finals, 2:00 PM local
  • July 17:
  • Victor Awards, 8:00 PM local
  • July 26:
  • Collegiate Women's Sports Awards, 3:00 PM local

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