DON'T MISS

Tuesday 7/13

Major League Baseball All-Star Game
FOX 8 PM

The winner of the 1961 midsummer classic at Fenway Park is still
undetermined, rain having halted the affair with the score 1-1.
Thirty-eight years to schedule a makeup date is a long
time--unless you're a Red Sox fan and accustomed to an
interminable wait. Boston's ace, Pedro Martinez (right), was
expected to start for the American League as a gallery of
righthanded sluggers--Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa from the
National League, Jose Canseco and Manny Ramirez from the
American--takes aim at the Green Monster. Tonight's game
culminates a three-day event that includes the Futures Game,
featuring minor league stars (ESPN2, Sunday, 5 p.m., tape
delay), and the Home Run Derby (ESPN, Monday, 8 p.m.).

HIGHLIGHTS

Saturday 7/10

Women's World Cup Final: China vs. USA
ABC 3:30 PM

Today's Cup finale is a rematch of the 1996 Olympic gold medal
game, which the U.S. won 2-1. With speedy Sun Wen (tied for the
tournament goal-scoring lead with seven) at midfield and gung-ho
Gao Hong (three shutouts in five matches) in goal, China has
outscored the opposition 19-2 during its inexorable march to
today's clash in Pasadena. No team has looked sharper. Should
China beat the Americans on U.S. soil, it will be so quiet
inside the Rose Bowl that you'll be able to hear an egg drop.

Wednesday 7/14

WNBA All-Star Game
ESPN 7:30 pm

It's refreshing to see a female candidate who actually grew up
in New York racking up votes here. (Previous sentence paid for
by the Giuliani for U.S. Senate committee.) Queens native and
Washington Mystics rookie forward Chamique Holdsclaw led all
Eastern Conference players in balloting for the league's
inaugural talent showcase. It's likely three West
starters--guard Cynthia Cooper and forwards Sheryl Swoopes and
Tina Thompson--will come from two-time champion Houston, so the
conference is debating whether to simply send the Comets to
Madison Square Garden.

Thursday 7/15

British Open
ESPN THURSDAY AND FRIDAY 9 AM

For the first time since 1975, the Open is at Carnoustie,
Scotland, hard by the North Sea. With its wild and windy moors
and foreboding skies, you feel as if the next twosome to tee off
will be Heathcliff and Catherine. An Eyre of expectation
surrounds the 128th edition of golf's oldest championship, which
concludes on July 17 and 18 on ABC: Can Tiger Woods, who
finished third last year at Royal Birkdale in Southport,
England, win his second major? Will Phil Mickelson, the best
father on the Tour never to have won a major, win his first?

Americas Olympic Qualifying Tournament
TNT 8 PM

Because a lockout-depleted Team USA didn't finish first in last
year's world basketball championships, this year's squad must
place no lower than second in the 10-team tournament in San
Juan. Anything less and the 2000 Olympics are out, NBC Sports
prez Dick Ebersol starts to sweat, and coach Rudy Tomjanovich
punishes his players Ricky Martin-style: He makes them take
their clothes off and go dancing in the rain. Here are our
choices for the U.S. starting five: NBA Finals MVP Tim Duncan at
center, Kevin Garnett and Tom Gugliotta at forward, and in the
backcourt Allan Houston and Gary Payton.

COLOR PHOTO: DAMIAN STROHMEYER

THE RATING

2.8
Season-to-date rating for Fox's Saturday baseball Game of the
Week--17% higher than the figure at the same juncture in 1998.

THE ZAPPER

The highlight of ESPN's X-Games failed to make the highlights.
When Travis Pastrana, competing in the Freestyle Moto X, went
off the course and soared into San Francisco Bay, the judges
were so impressed that they awarded the 15-year-old a gold
medal. ESPN was so distressed by the renegade stunt that it
chose not to show the footage. ESPN is owned by Disney, whose
Herbie the Love Bug once attempted a jump off the Golden Gate
Bridge.

ALL TIMES EASTERN. SCHEDULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. SOURCE: FOX
SPORTS.

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