With five wins already in 2008, Lorena Ochoa (right) is on pace to shatter the
LPGA's 45-year-old record of 13 victories in a season, set by Mickey Wright.
The odds that Ochoa will make it six in Clifton, N.J., are in her favor: She's
2 for 2 at this tournament.
ESPN2 Friday 1:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 2 p.m.
The 133rd Battle for the Black-Eyed Susans will give Big Brown a chance to beat
up on a whole new pack of ponies. None of the 19 horses he whipped at the
Kentucky Derby will make the trip to Pimlico. Kentucky Bear, who finished third
in the Blue Grass Stakes, and Holy Bull winner Hey Byrn might draw some
interest from bettors, but Big Brown should be a heavy favorite to become the
11th horse since 1978 to win the first two legs of the Triple Crown.
NBC 4:30 p.m.
Adidas Track Classic
At last year's world championships it took a photograph to determine the
women's 100-meter winner; Jamaica's Veronica Campbell-Brown edged out Lauryn
Williams of the U.S. They'll meet again in Carson, Calif., in a field that will
include five other top 10 sprinters.
ESPN 4 p.m.
Mets at Yankees
Is Carlos Beltran (left) waking up? The slumping centerfielder drove in eight
runs last weekend against the Reds—his first RBIs since April 26. "My
problem is timing," said the Mets' cleanup hitter, who has hit .210 since
April 6. He could continue to get well in the Bronx: He's a career .291 hitter
against the Yankees.
ESPN 8 p.m.
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Penguins at Flyers, Game 4
Philadelphia spent much of Games 1 and 2 of the Eastern Conference finals
chasing Evgeni Malkin (above), to little avail. But that's nothing new. The
Pittsburgh center scored twice and now has 12 goals and 15 assists in 17 career
games against the Flyers. Behind Malkin, Sidney Crosby and goaltender
Marc-Andr� Fleury (page 34), the Penguins won both games at home to take a 2--0
lead, but the trip across I-76 hasn't been a pleasant one for them this year.
Pittsburgh lost all four regular-season meetings at the Wachovia Center.
Versus 7:30 p.m.
UEFA Champions League Final: Chelsea vs. Manchester United
The first all-England final in Europe's top club competition takes place in
Moscow. That should give Chelsea, owned by Russian oil magnate Roman
Abramovich, a bit of a home field advantage. The locals are likely to pull for
the man who has poured nearly $1 billion into the team since buying it in 2003.
Chelsea's task: shutting down Cristiano Ronaldo (right), who has scored 41
goals in 48 games this year for Man U.
ESPN2 2:30 p.m.