NBA HARDWOOD CLASSICS: THE PLAYER AND THE COACH THE HISTORY
CHANNEL 8 PM > The story of Bill Russell and Red Auerbach, who
won 11 NBA titles, is chronicled in clips and interviews with
their intimates. At 12:37 on CBS, Russell visits THE LATE LATE
SHOW WITH CRAIG KILBORN.
U.S. OLYMPIC MEN'S DIVING TRIALS NBC 8 PM > In the platform
finals from St. Peters, Mo., watch for 2000 Olympian Troy Dumais.
* 24 HOURS OF LE MANS SPEED 9:30 AM > Which is the greater feat
of endurance: driving round the clock at 135 mph or watching all
20 1/2 hours of Speed's coverage? Denmark's Ton Kristensen is
riding a record four-race win streak.
MCDONALD'S LPGA CHAMPIONSHIP CBS 3:30 PM > Annika Sorenstam has
won three of her last seven tournaments, and last year she won
here (the DuPont Country Club in Wilmington, Del.) in sudden
death over Grace Park. * LAKERS AT PISTONS ABC 9 PM > Tinsel or
Mo? Pick a town in Game 4 of the Finals.
HOOKED: THE LEGEND OF DEMETRIUS "HOOK" MITCHELL NBATV 8 PM > The
best point guard to come out of Oakland? Jason Kidd? Gary Payton?
Try Hook Mitchell, whose troubles with the law kept him from the
NBA. * U.S. OLYMPIC ARCHERY TRIALS In Mason, Ohio, Jennifer
Nichols, 20, the 2003 USA Archery athlete of the year, takes aim
at a trip to Athens.
June 13, 2004
RANGERS AT REDS 7 PM > Who needs A-Rod? After finishing last for
four straight years, Texas is hot on first-place Anaheim's heels.
* EXTREME DODGEBALL GSN 10 PM > The playground staple comes to
TV. Eight teams of five players square off in an eight-week
tournament, with the winner taking $10,000.
1975 WIMBLEDON FINAL ESPN CLASSIC 3 PM > When the brash top seed,
Jimmy Connors, who hadn't lost a set in the tournament, fell to
the soft-spoken No. 6 seed, Arthur Ashe, history was made. Ashe
became the first black player to win the men's singles title at
Wimbledon. * LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN CBS 11:35 PM > Rack
him! Radio bad-boy Jim Rome sounds off.
SILVER STARS AT MYSTICS ESPN2 7 PM > If Diana Taurasi is the
WNBA's LeBron James, then Washington's Alana Beard is its Carmelo
Anthony. The former Duke guard is trying to revive the Mystics
(9-25 in 2003). She and three-time WNBA All-Star Chamique
Holdsclaw give Washington a truly dynamic duo.
THE POLL POSITION
Which of the following sluggers will end up with the most career
Barry Bonds (age 39, 674 home runs)
Ken Griffey Jr. (34, 498)
Albert Pujols (24, 131)
Alex Rodriguez (28, 358)
Vote at SI.com/baseball
Watch for the results here next week.
Last week's poll results: We asked if you thought Colorado should
have fired football coach Gary Barnett. With more than 22,000
votes in, here are the results: 68% thought Barnett should have
lost his job, while 32% felt CU was right to keep him.