Georgia State Abilene Christian college football game tonight TV time


Tonight’s college football game kicks off the season as Abilene Christian faces off against Georgia State in a nationally televised game. While the bigger name team begin playing tomorrow night, tonight’s kickoff gives a degree of national exposure to a pair of FBS teams playing at the Georgia Dome, home of the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons. Tonight’s game airs a TV channel that most cable and subscribers have access to, but may not be able to easily find on the dial.

Abilene Christian Univerity represents the Southland Conference and hails from the city of Abilene, Texas. Georgia State University represents the Sun Belt conference and hails from Atlanta Florida, making tonight’s game a hometown event.

Tonight’s Abilene Christian vs Georgia State college football game has a live start time schedule of 7:00pm eastern time, and airs on TV channel ESPNU (not ESPN). That’s channel number 208 on DirecTV, and channel number 141 on Dish Network.

Emmy awards tonight: 2014 host, schedule, TV channel, live start time


The 2014 Emmy Awards are taking place tonight, honoring the top prime time television shows, actors, and behind the scenes crew of the year. The Emmys are taking the unusual step of airing on a weeknight. The host is a rising star at the TV network on which the awards show airs, and the nominations this year are heavily stacked in favor of popular shows like Game Of Thrones and Fargo and will feature a tribute to the late Robin Williams from his friend Billy Crystal, among other headlining moments.

Game of Thrones has nineteen nominations heading into tonight’s Emmy Awards, while Fargo has eighteen nominations of its own. But tonight is also the final opportunity for voters to honor Bryan Cranston and Breaking Bad, which wrapped up with its series finale this season. Modern Family will also be attempting to tie a record with yet another Best Comedy win tonight. Cranston, Halle Berry, Adam Levine of Maroon 5, Julia Roberts, Kerry Washington.

Seth Meyers graduated from being the host of SNL Weekend Update to taking over as host of Late Night, and how he’s being tapped as host again, this time for tonight’s Emmys, which will give Meyers his widest audience yet – and he’ll be hoping for a warmer Emmys reception than when the guy who once hosted his TV show, David Letterman, hosted the Oscars.

Tonight’s Emmy Awards have a start time schedule of 8:00pm eastern time and airs live on TV channel NBC. The night is scheduled to end at 11:00pm, but awards shows tend to run long, so set your DVRs accordingly.

Little League World Series final game on-site report from Williamsport


The Little League World Series held its final game today, this time between teams from Chicago and South Korea, to determine the world champion – and the crowd here at Howard J Lamade Stadium was plenty amenable despite not getting the result most fans wanted. The LLWS is unique in that it’s not a ticketed event; fans merely show up and fill the stadium to capacity on a first come first served event. The few thousand bleachers were already spoken for on this day, but perched from my seat in the grass on the side of the hill, I was treated to a different kind of sporting event.

The images on television of the LLWS crowd are by now iconic: the field is carved into the side of a hill so steep that kids bring large pieces of cardboard with them so they can slide down the hill during the breaks in the game action. Sure enough, kids went surfing down the hill en masse today, surfing and sliding in such vast quantities that the game felt as much a family picnic event as it did a baseball game. But after a long series of introductions, including an appearance by Major League Baseball star and former little leaguer Mike Mussina, the game got down to business.

The partisan crowd at Lamade Stadium had been rooting just days ago for Mo’Ne Davis and her home-state Philadelphia team against this same squad from Chicago. But regional favoritism gave way to national pride on this day as many in the stands broke into intermittent chants of “USA!” in today’s game against South Korea. Still, it was a cordial affair, free of booing or disrespect.

From the start, the Jackie Robinson West team from Chicago seemed overmatched against South Korea. But they managed to remain in the game for the first few innings, if only due to a series of well timed defensive plays. By the fifth inning, however, the game had gotten away from them. The Koreans seemed to be able to send fly balls toward the outfield wall at will, blowing the game open with an 8-1 lead. But as if on cue, Chicago staged a comeback attempt in the sixth and final inning.

Two base hits and a walk gave with no outs Chicago sudden momentum in the bottom of the sixth, broken up only by a phenomenal outfield catch by South Korea, which earned grudging applause from fans for the sheer athleticism involved. Still, the rally continued and three runs were scored before the comeback attempt finally ran out of gas.

That left the South Korea team the LLWS champions, and they quickly piled atop each other in spontaneous celebration. They then made their way to centerfield and offered a choreographed bow to the outfield crowd, who applauded accordingly. The two teams then lined up for the customary post-game handshake, perhaps one of the most recognizable symbols of sportsmanship in all of sports.

Despite the fact that the score was never particularly close, the feeling inside the stadium was at times nonetheless electric. When the Chicago center fielder made an athletic home-run-saving catch midway through the game, various members of the crowd (including me) were caught looking up at the scoreboard to see the customary instant replay before realizing that this was a Little League game and there was no video screen.

The appearance of Mo’Ne Davis on the cover of Sports Illustrated this month, despite her team’s subsequent immediate exit from the tournament, may serve to propel the Little League World Series to new levels of national popularity in upcoming years. One is left to wonder how that may impact the games played at Lamade Field, which still manages to retain a colloquial feel despite being a venue holding tens of thousands of people. But for now at least, the balance between the LLWS being a big time national sports phenomenon and a small town local sports event remains just where it seemingly should be.

PGA Tour leaderboard, scores, schedule: Barclays golf tournament


The top of the PGA leaderboard featured a tie heading into Round 4 today at The Barclays PGA Tour men’s golf championship schedule, with ten players within two shots of the lead and nearly the entire remaining field at or under par for the tournament. By the end of it, a winner was crowned with a score of fourteen under and the leaderboard was dominated by up and coming players without major name recognition.

Rory McIlroy, who had a difficult start to the tournament, ultimately fell out of contention, finishing at five under par for the weekend. Among the surprises is that Phil Mickelson, who just barely made the cut after two rounds, was subsequently cut from the tournament after the third round due to too many players having made the cut to begin with.

Hunter Mahan was ultimately the winner at The Barclays, finishing alone atop the PGA leaderboard. Stuart Appleby and Cameron Triangle finished tied for second, two shots back at twelve under par. Ernie Els, William McGirt, and Matt Kuchar finished at eleven under. Jim Furyk finished at ten under. The next stop on the PGA Tour schedule is the Deutsche Bank Championship in Massachusetts, which was won by Henrik Stenson in 2013.

LPGA leaderboard, scores, tour schedule Canadian Pacific women’s golf


The LPGA leaderboard was dominated by a single player throughout the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open golf tournament schedule in Ontario, Canada, even as the scores continued to drift lower as the weekend goes on. Fifty-five players finished under par, with the top of the leaderboard dipping well below twenty under for the tournament. In the end the gap closed somewhat, but not enough to force any real Round Four drama.

So Yeon Ryu finished alone atop the LPGA leaderboard with a two stroke lead, sitting at twenty-three under par. Na Yeon Choi finished two strokes back at twenty-one under, with Inbee Park at eighteen under. Azahara Munoz finished at seventeen under par, while Kim Kaufman and Danielle Kang finished at fifteen under. Stacy Lewis, the number one ranked player on the LPGA Tour, finished at seven under par for the tournament, sixteen shots behind the lead.

The next stop on the LPGA Tour women’s golf schedule is the Portland Classic Presented by Cambia Health Solutions in Portland, Oregon, where So Yeon Ryu will attempt to once again top the LPGA leaderboard.

San Francisco 49ers vs San Diego Chargers game today: score, schedule


The San Diego Chargers and San Francisco 49ers faced off in an NFL preseason schedule football game for the pride of California, even if the game itself didn’t count for anything in the standings. The Niners were attempting to turn in their first legitimate exhibition performance of 2014, after two subpar games in which they barely showed up – and this time around fans barely showed up after a major earthquake earlier in the day. The final score was largely determined by the efforts of a backup quarterback.

Philip Rivers got San Diego off to a hot start, completing ninety percent of his passes and throwing for an early touchdown score. Jim Harbaugh and the 49ers went to the NFC Championship game last season and all the way to the Super Bowl the year before, but have inexplicably looked poor so far in the exhibition season, Colin Kaepernick in particular. That continued today as Kaep went 6 of 12 with no touchdown scores and fumbled the ball twice in an erratic performance. But it was new Niners backup QB Blaine Gabbert, considered a bust when he was in Jacksonville, who saved the day, going 7 for 11 with a touchdown score.

The San Francisco 49ers were the winner over the San Diego Chargers by a final score of 21-7. The next game on the Niners schedule is at the Houston Texans on Thursday night, while the next game on the schedule for the Chargers is at home against the Arizona Cardinals, later on Thursday night.

MTV VMA 2014 Video Music Awards schedule host TV channel start time

The MTV VMA Video Music Awards 2014 are taking place tonight, as the “Music Television” channel places its focus back on music for the annual awards show. Tonight’s west coast event has a late live start time on the east coast. The VMA schedule includes performances from Maroon 5, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj and Usher among others, and uses as series of presenters to cover for the fact that it has no official host.

MTV originally debuted decades ago as a TV channel which exclusively played music videos, acting as a force in the popularity of new and existing musicians and bands. The VMA awards became a focal point of that influence. Over the years MTV gradually shifted toward reality television programming and away from videos, but the VMAs remain a relevant day on the schedule to this day.

Tonight’s MTV VMA Video Music Awards 2014 have a live start time schedule of 9:00pm eastern time and will naturally air on TV channel MTV.

Cincinnati Bengals vs Arizona Cardinals game tonight time TV schedule


The Cincinnati Bengals and the Arizona Cardinals play the final game of week three of the NFL preseason football schedule tonight, with the Sunday Night Football game airing on national TV for those interested in the exhibition season. The Bengals are looking to build on a strong performance last time out from quarterback Andy Dalton, while the Cardinals are looking to shore up their defense after giving up significant yardage last week.

Dalton couldn’t have performed any better for Cincinnati against the New York Jets, completing all eight of his passes with a touchdown score for a perfect passer rating of 158.3, but it wasn’t enough as his backups played poorly. The game may have been a statement from Dalton, who just signed a massive contract extension with the Bengals despite not being considered among the NFL’s elite quarterbacks. Arizona is hoping Carson Palmer is the answer in his second season with the team, after they just missed the playoffs last time around in a crowded NFC West division. Palmer looked fairly strong last time out despite playing only briefly, and should see far more playing time tonight as both teams roll out their playbooks and allow their starters to play the entire first half and possibly beyond.

Tonight’s Cincinnati Bengals vs Arizona Cardinals NFL Sunday Night Football game takes place at University of Phoenix Stadium and has a start time schedule of 8:00pm eastern time, 5:00pm local Phoenix time, airing on TV channel NBC. The NFL has been airing its preseason games online on its official website, but this game may be blacked out online due to the national television coverage.

Little League World Series game today: score, winner LLWS baseball


The Little League World Series championship game took place today at Lamade Stadium in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, the final game on the 2014 LLWS schedule. Today’s matchup featured the Jackie Robinson West baseball team from Chicago representing the United States, while the South Korea team represented the international field. The game threatened to become a blowout, but a sixth inning rally made the final score fairly close.

Those tuning in looking for pitching sensation Mo’Ne Davis today were disappointed to learn that her Philadelphia team had already been eliminated from the Little League World Series. And those expecting to see the favored Las Vegas team in the championship game were surprised as well, as the kids from Jackie Robinson West knocked Vegas out of the tournament with a 7-5 victory to put them into today’s finals.

Today’s Little League World Series championship final game was won by South Korea with a final score of 8-4 after the lead had been as large as 8-1.

Denver Broncos vs Houston Texans football game score, schedule


The Denver Broncos and Houston Texans went into tonight’s NFL 2014 preseason schedule football game each looking for different things. Denver won the AFC last year and is looking to refine its existing roster in the name of getting over the final hurdle. Houston is coming off an uncharacteristically poor season which cost the team its head coach and starting quarterback, and now starts over with newcomers in both positions. Only one starting QB looked strong tonight, and the final score was a close one.

Peyton Manning continues to appear to be in midseason form for Denver, going 21 for 27 with two touchdown scores and one interception for the Broncos. The team’s rushing game had 127 yards total, including thirteen yards on four carries from Montee Ball, who is returning from appendix surgery. Houston named Ryan Fitzpatrick its starting quarterback, but he took a step backward tonight with a mediocre 10 for 17 performance with no touchdown scores or interceptions. His backup, rookie Tom Savage, had a highly efficient game going 5 for 6 with two touchdowns – including the go ahead score with under a minute left.

The Houston Texans were the winner over the Denver Broncos by a final score of 18-17. The next game on the Texans schedule is at home against the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday night. The next game on the schedule for the Broncos is at the Dallas Cowboys, also on Thursday night.