Tennis: U.S. Open, quarterfinals

11 a.m. & 7 p.m., USA

The hopes of American men’s tennis rest with Andy Roddick. If you’re worried about the hopes of American men’s tennis, this is not a good thing.

MLB: Phillies at Braves

1 p.m., TBS

Julio Franco is back in the bigs with the Braves, which means he’s going back to his good set of false teeth.

College football: Penn State at Notre Dame, 1986

2 p.m., ESPN Classic

Lou Holtz’s speech impediment was only mildly annoying at this point.

MLB: Blue Jays at Red Sox

7 p.m., NESN

Josh Beckett’s “One better than Schilling” line after Clay Buchholz’s no-hitter made me spit out my soda.

MLB: Dodgers at Cubs

8 p.m., ESPN

Carlos Zambrano has a 9.56 ERA in three starts since the Cubs gave him a $91.5 million, five-year contract extension.

WNBA: Mercury at Shock, Finals Game 1

8 p.m., ESPN2

Why not make the WNBA fans wait until 9 p.m. for their playoff games like the rest of us?

NASCAR in Primetime

10 p.m., Channel 8

Apparently, ABC had some cameramen follow around drivers Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick, Tony Stewart, and Johnny Sauter at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Charlotte. I’d be more interested if they just followed them around at the Lowe’s in Auburn.


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