Fri, September 4
Discover the story of Althea Gibson, who emerged as the unlikely queen of the segregated tennis world of the 1950s. She was the first African-American to play and win Wimbledon and the U.S. Nationals. Features Billie Jean King and David Dinkins.
The second tournament of the four-event FedExCup Playoffs tees off today at the TPC Boston in Norton, Mass., where the PGA Tour's top 100-ranked players vie in the Deutsche Bank Championship. Players expected to do battle on the Gil Hanse-redesigned 7,241-yard, par-72 course include Jimmy Walker, Bubba Watson, Rory McIlroy, Matt Kuchar and Dustin Johnson. Chris Kirk won this tourney a year ago by two strokes over three players.
It’s college football kickoff weekend! ESPN airs a Friday night doubleheader with the Baylor Bears at the SMU Mustangs, followed by the Washington Huskies at the Boise State Broncos.
Veteran entertainer Pat Boone turns up in this episode, helping a Vermont man pitch an ecology-tailored car that uses compressed air as its "fuel." The Sharks also entertain ideas from a Colorado mom who has developed a line of snack bars, a fisherman who has come up with a special lure, and two Cincinnati men who have created affordable eyeglasses with interchangeable parts. Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner and Robert Herjavec are on the Shark panel.