U.S. OLYMPIC EQUESTRIAN TRIALS > Not your weekend trail ride. In
Del Mar, Calif., top show jumpers vie to be one of four riders to
represent the U.S. in Athens. * PRORODEO CHUTE-OUT > Cody Ohl,
four-time world champ in tie-down roping, saddles up in Las
ROY JONES JR. VS. ANTONIO TARVER HBO PPV 9 PM > Jones (49-1), who
beat Tarver (21-2) last November in a majority decision, puts his
light heavyweight belt on the line. * PREAKNESS STAKES NBC 5 PM >
Derby champ Smarty Jones, who is 7-0, goes for the black-eyed
ANGELS AT ORIOLES ESPN 8 PM > Can money buy happiness? Arturo
Moreno hopes so. The Angels owner spent $70 million to land
Vladimir Guerrero. It's paying off: Vlad's hitting .336. * BYRON
NELSON CHAMPIONSHIP CBS 3 PM > Vijay Singh (two wins in the last
three weeks) is the defending champ.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! EARL MORRALL > The super sub turns 70. He had a
21-year NFL career and made two Pro Bowls, but he's best known
for replacing the injured Bob Griese for 12 games of Miami's
perfect 1972 season, when he was 38. Morrall retired to Naples,
Fla., in 1976.
May 16, 2004
NCAA WOMEN'S GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS > Duke senior Virada
Nirapathpongporn, the 2003 U.S. Amateur champ, leads the
top-ranked Blue Devils. * IN STORES: MIRACLE DVD > Extras include
a roundtable talk with 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team members Mike
Eruzione, Buzz Schneider and Jim Craig.
UEFA CUP FINAL: MARSEILLE VS. VALENCIA FOX SPORTS WORLD 2:30 PM >
Goalkeeper Fabien Barthez, cast aside by Man United earlier this
season, has Marseille a win away from European glory. * GIANTS AT
CUBS ESPN2 7 PM > Barry Bonds and Sammy Sosa no doubt hope the
wind is blowing out at Wrigley.
CHEAP SEATS ESPN CLASSIC 10 PM > ESPN raids its video vault for
this series, in which brother comics Randy and Jason Sklar mock
old sports events. Tonight: the 1997 National Spelling Bee and
the 1978 Superstars, in which athletes competed on an obstacle
course--and in a bowling alley.