YANKEES AT RED SOX FOX 8 PM > When A-Rod steps out of the Fenway
dugout for the first time, the boos will be so loud they might be
heard in the Bronx. -- WORLD COW-CHIP-THROWING CHAMPIONSHIP For
the 35th year the citizens of Beaver, Okla., sling dried ranch
patties like discuses. Last year's top toss traveled 146'6".
WNBA DRAFT ESPN NOON > The Phoenix Mercury has the No. 1 pick,
and it's bound to be a big one: UConn's Naismith award winner,
Diana Taurasi. NO. 1 MARYLAND AT NO. 2 JOHNS HOPKINS CSTV 8 PM >
In honor of the 100th meeting of the two lacrosse powerhouses,
players will wear throwback jerseys, which will be auctioned off
after the game.
April 18, 2004
NASCAR ADVANCE AUTO PARTS 500 FOX 1 PM > Rookie Kasey Kahne, who
already has three second-place finishes, is due for a win. -- NBA
PLAYOFF PREVIEW TNT 6:30 PM > Before a first-round doubleheader
at 7 p.m., Charles Barkley and the gang offer up some predictions
and, most likely, insults.
BOSTON MARATHON ESPN2 11 AM > The defending champ, Kenya's Robert
Kipkoech Cheruiyot, says: "My rivals should forget the title and
concentrate on other positions." -- HAPPY BIRTHDAY! > Harris
Barton, who won three Super Bowls as a 49ers lineman, turns 40.
He's now in the investment business with Joe Montana and Ronnie
IN STORES: STEP INTO LIQUID DVD > This stunningly photographed
film profiles surfers all over the globe and includes a music
video montage and an interview with director Dana Brown. -- TIGERS
AT TWINS 8:10 PM > After last year's 0-9 start the Tigers began
the '04 season 4-0, their first time over .500 since '01.
CLASSIC DRIVE THRU: 1980 STANLEY CUP FINALS ESPN CLASSIC 9 PM >
At 7:55 of overtime in Game 6, Bob Nystrom gave the Islanders
their first of four straight titles. -- JORDAN CAPITAL CLASSIC
ESPN2 5 PM > The nation's top high school basketballers lace 'em
up. Past players include Magic Johnson and the guy the game's
GAME FACE: WHAT DOES A FEMALE ATHLETE LOOK LIKE? > At the World
Financial Center in New York City, this ongoing photo exhibit
captures the strength and beauty of female athletes. -- ON THIS
DAY > In 1914 portsider Babe Ruth made his pro debut for the
minor league Baltimore Orioles. The future Bambino pitched,
allowing just six hits in a 6-0 win.