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Friday, August 5, 2011
Rivalry renewed

By Amanda Rykoff

MLB: It's a full slate of games this weekend across the major leagues, so check your local listings. The big story is, of course, Yankees-Red Sox at Fenway for a three-game set starting Friday night with the teams currently tied atop the AL East (Bartolo Colon vs. Jon Lester, 7:10 p.m.). New York has won seven straight games overall but has lost eight of nine to Boston this season. ... Cleveland's newest acquisition, Ubaldo Jimenez, makes his Indians debut tonight at Texas in the first of a three-game potential playoff preview (Jimenez vs. Derek Holland, 8:05 p.m.). ... The Phillies and Giants continue their four-game set at AT&T Park in another potential playoff preview. Friday night marks the return of San Francisco starter Jonathan Sanchez to the rotation after five weeks on the DL (Vance Worley vs. Sanchez, 10:15 p.m.). ... ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball" brings us the finale of the Yankees-Red Sox series (Freddy Garcia vs. Josh Beckett, 8 p.m.).

WNBA:: A busy weekend in the WNBA starts on Friday night when the East-leading Indiana Fever (14-6) visit the worst team in the league, the 1-17 Tulsa Shock (8 p.m.). In the late game, East meets West when Seattle (11-8) hosts Connecticut (12-6) at 10 p.m. ... On Saturday, the struggling Mystics (3-14) look to turn things around at home against 12-8 New York (7 p.m.) and Tulsa visits San Antonio (11-8) at 8 p.m. ... Sunday brings us four games: Seattle at Atlanta (3 p.m.), Connecticut at Phoenix (6 p.m.), Indiana at Chicago (7 p.m.) and Minnesota at Los Angeles (8:30 p.m.).

Pro Football Hall of Fame: Seven legends of the game will be formally enshrined as part of the Class of 2011. Defensive end Richard Dent, running back Marshall Faulk, linebacker Chris Hanburger, linebacker Les Richter, cornerback Deion Sanders, tight end Shannon Sharpe and contributor Ed Sabol, who created NFL Films, will be honored at Canton's Fawcett Stadium. Coverage of the enshrinement ceremonies will be carried at 7 p.m. Saturday (NFL Network). The Hall of Fame Game, originally scheduled for Sunday, was canceled due to the NFL lockout.

PGA Tour: The WGC-Bridgestone Invitational continues this weekend as Tiger Woods makes his first appearance since May (Golf Channel and CBS). Tiger has won seven times at Firestone Country Club, the second-most wins at a single event by any player in PGA Tour history.

Information from ESPN Stats & Information was used in this report.