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The Open Championship mugs, ESPYS music and SportsCenter’s inspiring ‘Drive’

Before we get to your questions, we just wanted to remind you it soon will be time to adjust your DVR settings. Why? It was recently announced that ESPN and ESPN2 will have a new afternoon schedule beginning Monday, Aug. 5. Here’s all the information you need.

Now, onto your latest batch of questions . . .

I really like the yellow coffee mugs that were on the set of ESPN’s coverage of The Open. Where can I purchase one? – Ken

Tom Rinaldi, Andy North and Scott Van Pelt during The Open Championship coverage. (ESPN)
Tom Rinaldi, Andy North and Scott Van Pelt during The Open Championship coverage. (ESPN)

The popular mugs were being sold in the souvenir stores at The Open and we have good news for you, Ken: The mugs are sold online.

Don’t forget, coverage of the Women’s British Open starts on Thursday, Aug. 1, at 9 a.m. ET on ESPN2. Here’s the full coverage schedule.

Just wondering if ESPN is going to show any of the 2013 CrossFit Games live on any of its channels. – Courtney
ESPN3’s live coverage of the 2013 CrossFit Games started Wednesday and resumes live today with Noon coverage, continuing tomorrow at 11 a.m. and Sunday at 12 p.m. Later on Sunday, ESPN2 will have the first-ever live telecast of the CrossFit Games finals at 7 p.m.

In case you missed it, ESPN employees, including SportsCenter anchor Kevin Connors, recently took part in a CrossFit-inspired fitness challenge on our campus green.

I am trying to find out the name of the song and artist used during the ESPYS to remember sports figures who passed away in the last year. – Bill
The song was “From Where You Are” by Lifehouse. Don’t forget, to get more information about music used on ESPN programs follow @espnmusic on Twitter.

You recently did a profile on a physically-challenged man who develops Gen 6 cars used in NASCAR. What was it called? I want to show it to my son, who is studying auto body/auto mechanics and has Aspergers (a form of autism). The piece was very inspirational and I believe my son could benefit from the profile. – Braxton
The SportsCenter Featured piece is called “Drive.” In it, Tom Rinaldi reports on the life of Richie Parker, who overcame being born without arms to become a chassis and body component designer for Hendrick Motorsports. I dare anyone to watch and not be inspired. Good luck to your son, Braxton.

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