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TV Schedule, August 5th: First Place On The Line As Yankees, Red Sox Square Off At Fenway

Friday's TV schedule, complete with channels and times, customized for the Boston sports fan. Click on any team's name for complete schedules, scores, and previews, plus an active community devoted to your team. All times ET

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Major League Baseball

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New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox (NESN, 7 p.m.) Boston has won seven straight against New York, including six in a row in New York. With the Red Sox' bullpen suddenly struggling and the Yankees surging, it's now or never for both teams - whoever wins tonight leads the AL East. Boston sends Jon Lester to the mound and New York counters with Bartolo Colon

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Cincinnati Reds at Chicago Cubs, WGN, 2:10

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Oakland Athletics at Tampa Bay Rays, MLB Network, 7

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Boxing

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Vernon Paris vs. Tim Coleman, junior welterweights, in Santa Ynez, Calif., ESPN2, 9

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Golf

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Champions Tour, 3M Championship, first round, in Blaine, Minn., Golf Channel, noon

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PGA Tour/WGC, Bridgestone Invitational, second round, in Akron, Ohio, Golf Channel, 2

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PGA Tour, Reno-Tahoe Open, second round, in Reno, Golf Channel, 6:30

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Tennis

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ATP, Legg Mason Classic, quarterfinals, in Washington, ESPN2, 5

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WTA Tour, Mercury Insurance Open, quarterfinal, in Carlsbad, Calif., ESPN2, 11

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WNBA

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Connecticut at Seattle, NBATV, 10

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