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BBC 5 Live Sports Extra – Tonight’s game has changed

by Matt Smith

Mlb5XtraHlAs my preview earlier today stated, 5 Live Sports Extra was scheduled to bring us the Yankees-Royals game at 19.00.  However, the channel has now changed its schedule so that they can broadcast the Rogers Cup final between Andy Murray and Roger Federer.

Instead of Yankees-Royals at 19.00, it will now be the San Diego Padres versus the San Francisco Giants at 21.00 (subject to when the tennis finishes, I guees). 

Wade LeBlanc and Tim Lincecum will be on the mound as the top two teams in the National League West go head-to-head at AT&T Park in San Francisco.

Nat Coombs and Josh Chetwynd will be providing the coverage.  MLB.com’s game preview can be found here.

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Richard August 15, 2010 - 5:57 pm

What time does it start as this will be west division game?

Matt Smith August 15, 2010 - 6:16 pm

The game starts at 21.05, with coverage scheduled to begin at 21.00

Richard August 15, 2010 - 7:45 pm

Nice of the BBC to let us know! They’re obbsessed with Andy Murry

Matt Smith August 15, 2010 - 8:32 pm

There’s been a rain delay at the tennis as well. Might not join the game until a few innings into it

Michael Jones August 15, 2010 - 9:32 pm

Has anyone else been denied the chance to listen ‘due to rights-restriction’? I’m trying to listen online as I don’t have a TV in my flat at the moment.

Michael Jones
Club Secretary
Chelmsford Clippers Baseball Club

Matt Smith August 16, 2010 - 5:52 pm

Hi Michael. Unfortunately MLB Advanced Media (MLB.com) has the exclusive rights to live online streaming of games, so the BBC are not able to offer that service or to have the shows available later on the iPlayer, even on a ‘restricted to UK residents’ basis. They don’t make that very clear on the website mind you!


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