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Video: Youkilis Pairs Up With Biz Markie

The walk-up song for Kevin Youkilis has long been “Just a Friend” by Biz Markie, a little play on words as “Youuuuuu got what I need” easily becomes “Youkkkk….got what I need.” It was probably just a matter of time until someone got the two together for a little duet, which is what Boston area car dealer Herb Chambers did in a new ad for his dealership.

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BBC Posts Online Planner for Watching 2012 Olympics on Website

In a bid to help fans plan their viewing schedules for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, the BBC has posted an online planner, while also announcing that fans watching online will have full control over what events they watch.

With up to 12 sports taking place simultaneously on many days of next year’s Olympic Games, it will be the corporation’s most ambitious coverage of an Olympics to date with more than 2,000 hours of live sport on the BBC website.

The BBC has launched an online guide to help people plan their viewing, highlighting “ones to watch” and “medal events”. It will be updated with more information including when and where British teams and individuals will be competing.

Dave Gordon, the BBC’s head of major events, said: “If you want to spend all day watching the water polo or fencing or taekwondo or swimming, or any combination of the 26 sports, for the first time you can. The choice is yours rather than ours.

That’s pretty cool (even if the games aren’t for a year).

“As host nation broadcaster, this online guide is the first step in realising our commitment to making every sport from every venue where it’s happening on every day of the games available to the British public.

“From the start of the early morning action until the end of competition just before midnight, there will be live BBC Sport online coverage. You can look at the big picture each day, planning for those not to be missed events.”

Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest Returning To ESPN

ESPN will televise the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest Monday at 12 p.m. ET.

For the eighth consecutive year, ESPN will have all the action from Coney Island, N.Y. with Paul Page providing commentary along with Major League Eating’s Shea brothers (Rich and George) and Renee Herlocker.

(Word of advice: Tune in at 12:45 in time for the 10-minute contest.)

Prior to the men’s event, ESPN3.com will carry the first-ever Women’s Championship at 11:30 a.m.

Over the last five years, Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest has averaged a 1.1 rating and nearly 1.5 million viewers.

Yes, 1.5 million viewers. Only in America.