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.
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.