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SportsNation to Film Live Before US-Mexico Soccer Match in Philly

For the first time ever ESPN’s SportsNation will originate at a soccer match. Co-host Michelle Beadle and guest host Taylor Twellman will lead a 4 p.m. ET live broadcast prior to Wednesday night’s men’s match at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia between the United States and Mexico. The match starts at 9 p.m. and marks the debut of new U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann, who replaced the recently fired Bob Bradley.

Twellman is a former MLS striker and U.S. National Team player.

Alexi Lalas, who competed against Klinsmann as a player, says fans are eager to see what changes in philosophy he brings to the U.S. team.

“This is the start of a new era. He (Klinsmann) wants to show that he is building on the past and doing new things going forward. There is a lot of curiosity and some mystery surrounding Jurgen Klinsmann with what he is going to do for and with the U.S. national men’s team program.

“Whatever he does, it all kicks off with a match against USA’s biggest rival – Mexico. I want to see how the Klinsmann era starts off on and off the field.”

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Video: Red Sox Announcers Flummoxed When Fan Grabs Woman's Chest

Red Sox announcers Jerry Remy and Don Orsillo had no sooner commented on the two happy couples enjoying a mom-and-apple pie moment at the ballpark when one of the men got a little handsy with one of his female friends. The video is NSFW-ish. Remy and Orsillo’s reactions are priceless.

(H/T to Sportsgrid)

Ralph Lauren wins case vs. U.S. Polo Association's right to use horseman logo

Ralph Lauren‘s Polo logo has become so synonymous with his brand that the U.S. Polo Association has been denied the right to use a horseman logo in marketing its own products.

In a lawsuit filed in November, the USPA claimed that Ralph Lauren was ‘attempting to monopolize the depiction of the sport of polo’.

But federal judge Robert Sweet failed to find favour with the organisation, ruling that the USPA’s double horseman marque would cause ‘customer confusion’ when used with the word ‘polo.’

He noted that the first Polo Ralph Lauren fragrance went on sale in 1978, and that the logo and the words have been used in tandem in the company’s branding ever since.

He said: ‘There is…clearly room in our vast society for both the USPA parties and the PRL [Polo Ralph Lauren] parties to engage in licensing activities that do not conflict with one another, and nothing contained in this opinion should be construed as precluding such activities.

(Source: The Daily Mail-UK)

Rupert Murdoch looking to take over Formula One?

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., which has its fingers in just about every sports pie on planet Earth, is looking to expand its reach into new territory: Formula One racing. Murdoch is reportedly in talks with Carlos Slim, the world’s richest man, to make a joint bid for broadcasting control of the sport, according to the Guardian.

“It would also be the first time that the global media group, which currently owns the rights to most live Premier League football, had taken over an entire sport and could be a major blow for the BBC. The BBC counts F1 as the last major sport – unprotected by legislation governing its broadcast – over which it has sole broadcasting rights in the UK.”

“The BBC acquired the rights to air Formula One in the United Kingdom in 2009. However, senior managers have questioned whether the £40m a year cost of the contract is worth it at a time the BBC needs to make savings.”

A spokesperson for News Corp declined to comment on what she described as “rumour and speculation.”

LostLettermen.com Seeks New Sports Editor

Calling all college football and men’s basketball fans! LostLettermen.com is on the search for a new sports editor to join its New York team.

In this role, you’ll be responsible for writing unique content for the site. You’ll update Lost Lettermen’s highly regarded player database, and promote features through social media platforms and other outlets in order to increase site traffic.

To be considered, you should have at least two years of experience in sports journalism, preferably online. The ideal candidate will possess a strong understanding of digital media and sports blogs, and be extremely self-motivated and hard-working in a small, yet passionate environment. Interested? Apply here.

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Mark Mulder Latest Lefty Joining Baseball Tonight

Former lefty Mark Mulder is the latest pitcher to join the Baseball Tonight team on ESPN as an analyst. Mulder will make his debut Friday during the midnight edition of the show and will appear throughout the season.

Last week, ESPN announced Jamie Moyer would spend the season working on Baseball Tonight while recovering from offseason surgery.

“I’m excited to join Baseball Tonight’s All-Star pitching rotation,” said Mulder. “I’m looking forward to working with my new team and lending some of the insight and perspective I gathered during my career.”

ESPN To Stream Content For Time Warner Customers

Starting on Oct. 25, Time Warner Cable customers will be able to watch their favorite ESPN channels on their computers at no additional cost.

ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will be available through a new authenticated service that verifies the viewer is a Time Warner Cable customer.

As part of ESPN’s plan to shift to “TV Everywhere,” there will be fewer videos available on ESPN.com for non-Time Warner customers.

“We believe this ‘TV Everywhere’ model is going to be what the industry at large is going to pursue,” said John Kosner, general manager of digital media at ESPN. “We’re going to make similar deals with lots of distributors.”

Last month, Walt Disney Co. and Time Warner reached a new deal to keep their channels on the cable giant. As part of the deal, ESPN3.com would also be made available to Time Warner Cable customers.

Verizon’s FiOS customers will also gain online access to the ESPN Networks in the upcoming months.

If you’re a DirecTV customer like me, this has to sting a little bit, but not enough to consider switching back to cable.

Coach Moves from College Football to Afghanistan

Clayton Kendrick-Holmes didn’t set out to be a hero. He’s turning into one in spite of himself.

The New York Times profiles the Maritime College football coach who will deploy to Afghanistan in November as a member of the Naval Reserves. He might be able to stay at home, spend time with his wife and young kids, and continue coaching his undefeated team, but that’s not his plan.

“I could probably figure out a way to get out of the commitment if I wanted to,” he tells Mark Viera. “I’ve heard people ask if I could do that. But this is a call to serve.”

Kendrick-Holmes attended the Naval Academy and played linebacker before serving ” for three years as a damage-control assistant on the 453-foot frigate Robert G. Bradley.” After returning to the States, he bounced around the coaching circuit, moving from the Citadel to the Naval Academy Preparatory School and then to his current position.

Now, he heads to Afghanistan. Return home safely, sir.