Los Angeles Dodgers star outfielder Matt Kemp, a Midwest City native, is profiled on HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel,” which debuts at 9 p.m. Tuesday.
“Real Sports” correspondent Jon Frankel tours Kemp's new Hollywood Hills home, where a personal chef prepares breakfast each day. It's a far cry from the days when Kemp and his brother were raised by a single mom in Midwest City.
Frankel: “When you were raising him and his younger brother, is this the kind of breakfast you put on the table every day?”
Judy Henderson, Matt's mom: “No. He was a Pop Tart kid. He used to eat the strawberry.”
Kemp: “She used to make macaroni and cheese and cut-up hot dogs. I hope everybody has eaten that.”
Frankel also talks with Kemp about how the Dodgers have put their faith in him as a leader with his eight-year, $160 million contract, and the pressures that come with that vote of confidence.
— ESPN's telecasts of the first and second rounds of the British Open on Thursday and Friday will now start at 3:30 a.m. CDT, 30 minutes earlier than originally scheduled so viewers can see the complete rounds of Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. Woods tees off at 3:42 a.m. Thursday, while Mickelson starts his round at 3:31 a.m. Friday.
— Beginning Tuesday, ESPNU will air more than 35 hours from six college football conference media days: SEC, ACC, Big 12, Pac-12, Big Ten and Big East. Coverage begins noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday with the SEC Media Day from Birmingham, Ala., including conference newcomers Missouri and Texas A&M.
CBS will kick off its SEC football coverage with Alabama at Arkansas at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 15.