PBR BUILT FORD TOUGH WORLD FINALS OLN 10 PM > Talk about buns of
steel. The world's top bullriders--including circuit leader Chris
Shivers--go for a record $2.3 million. * LITTLE LEAGUERS > In
1973, a year after Maria Pepe, 12, took the field, a court
decision paved the way for girls to play Little League baseball.
Today, 140,000 girls are in LLB.
ROY JONES JR. (48-1) VS. ANTONIO TARVER (21-7) HBO PPV 9 PM >
Jones, who's been talking about taking on Mike Tyson, is expected
to handle the WBC and IBF LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMP. * SATURDAY
NIGHT LIVE NBC 11:30 PM > U.S. Open tennis champ Andy Roddick
PGA TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP ABC 2 PM > Either Tiger Woods or Vijay
Singh will wrap up the year's earnings title. * NASCAR POP SECRET
MICROWAVE POPCORN 400 TNT 1 PM > Matt Kenseth, 32, could drive
off with the first Winston Cup championship of his career today,
at North Carolina Speedway.
WTA TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS IN L0S ANGELES ESPN2 10 PM >
Belgium's Justine Henin-Hardenne and Kim Clijsters battle for the
world's top ranking--as well as for $1 million, the most ever at
a women's sporting event. Says Henin-Hardenne of the rivalry: "We
have always protected an image of friendship that never existed."
DVD RELEASE: THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF PUMPING IRON > In the
classic documentary Arnold Schwarzenegger goes for a Mr. Olympia
title, sasses Lou Ferrigno and smokes a spliff. Includes a
reunion of the film's bodybuilders and director. * HARLEM
GLOBETROTTERS AT SYRACUSE ESPN2 8 PM > Beforehand, the Orangemen
raise their NCAA banner.
MARSHALL AT MIAMI (OHIO) ESPN2 7:30 PM > One hot rivalry: After
Marshall's 36-34 win last year, Miami defensive coordinator Jon
Wauford knocked a Marshall fan unconscious on the field. The
coach later resigned. * VAN'S HAWAIIAN PRO > On Oahu's North
Shore, Hawaii's Andy Irons and surfmaster Kelly Slater lead the
1998 NCAA HOOPS TOURNAMENT ESPN CLASSIC 9 PM > No. 14 Valparaiso
trails No. 3 Mississippi by two with three seconds left, and
Valpo's Bryce Drew (now with the Hornets) has the ball in
three-point land.... * ROCKETS AT MAVERICKS TNT 7:30 PM > Texas
shootout between new Mav Antoine Walker and sophomore superstar