The second women's semifinal between Maria Sharapova and Sabine Lisicki is not being broadcast live anywhere in the United States. It will be aired by NBC on tape delay at 12 p.m. in all time zones. Here's a list of programs (and the segments they were airing as I flipped channels) that are being broadcast live on American television while the Sharapova-Lisicki match is blacked out to viewers:
-- NBC, The "Today" show -- Hoda and Kathie Lee talk to Linda Hogan about her new book, "Wrestling the Hulk."
-- ESPN, "SportsCenter" -- Nene opts out of his contract for the NBA season that's not going to happen.
-- ESPNews, "First Take" -- The Mets! They aren't as terrible as you remember!
-- ESPNU, "The Herd" -- I couldn't bring myself to listen to Colin Cowherd, so use your imagination. Or don't.
CNN, FOX News, MSNBC -- William Gates retires from the Pentagon.
ESPN2, "Wimbledon 2011" -- It's not live, of course, but the network is still on the air with Wimbledon coverage and is showing Wednesday's match between Roger Federer and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Keep in mind, the previous 249 matches at Wimbledon have all been aired live in the United States. Now that we have a huge match that really counts, wait two hours, America!
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