HOPE & FAITH ABC 9 PM > Roger Clemens joins another team, playing
with Kelly Ripa and Faith Ford in an episode about a ball
autographed by the Rocket.
NETS AT RAPTORS 7 PM > The reenergized Nets, on a 10-game winning streak, try to keep Vince Carter earthbound.
THE MILAN MIRACLE ESPN CLASSIC 6 PM > Footage of the 1954 Indiana
title game between Milan High and Muncie Central, which begat
Hoosiers. At 7:30 the teams play (live) for the second time since
AMERICAN BIRKEBEINER The U.S.'s largest cross-country ski race
(6,500 skiers, 32 miles) from Cable to Hayward, Wis.
February 23, 2004
CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM HBO 9:45 PM > Little hoops man Muggsy
Bogues guest stars.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! George (Sparky) Anderson, 70. The Hall of Fame
manager is a volunteer coach at Cal Lutheran and a passionate
duffer. "I can't play a lick, but who cares?" he says. "If it's
not raining, I'm playing."
PANTHERS AT BRUINS 7 PM > Heavy-metal band Godsmack performs
postgame. Says Bruins forward Brian Rolston, "They're great....
We listen to them to get fired up."
KANSAS (13) AT TEXAS (11) ESPN 9 PM > Hello, Texas! The Longhorns
(17-4) dropped a heartbreaker at Iowa State on Valentine's Day
but have just one home loss.
PLAY BALL! The last of the pitchers and catchers are due in
spring training by today. Only 36 days until Opening Day.
IN STORES: Super Bowl XXXVIII Champions DVD. Three hours of the
Pats' highlights plus behind the scenes at the Super Bowl from
NFL Films. Janet's breast does not appear.
KINGS AT STARS ESPN2 9 PM > With his injury-plagued team
contending for the playoffs, it's no wonder Kings coach Andy
Murray just got a three-year extension.
ON THIS DAY: Forty years ago Cassius Clay, 22, became the
heavyweight champ when Sonny Liston failed to answer the bell for
KINGS AT LAKERS TNT 10:30 PM > Last month Sacramento routed L.A.
103-83, but this time there'll be a slight upgrade in the Lakers'
roster--Shaq and Kobe are back.
U.S. SHORT TRACK SPEEDSKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS In Cleveland, Apolo
Ohno and fellow Olympians Rusty Smith and Shani Davis aim for
spots on the national team.