On This Date | In 1892 Lord Stanley announced plans to award a "challenge cup" to Canada's top hockey club. Like fans this year, Lord Stanley--who returned to England a few months later--didn't get to see the presentation of the trophy.
March 21, 2005
Indy 200 ABC 3 p.m. | Don't touch that dial. Coverage of the race from Phoenix will continue on split screen during national ad breaks. Erik Morales vs. Manny Pacquiao HBO PPV 9 p.m. | This super featherweight showdown is an early candidate for Fight of the Year.
Cycling, Milan--San Remo OLN 5 p.m. | Last year's was decided inches from the finish line when the premature celebration of Germany's Erik Zabel gave Spain's Oscar Freire the win. Across the Bay 12K | More than 5,000 runners race across the Golden Gate Bridge.
CSI: Miami CBS 10 p.m. | Skateboarder Tony Hawk guest-stars as--get this--a skateboarder who winds up dead. A Current Affair | The syndicated news magazine show is back after nine years off the air, with former Falcons lineman Tim Green as host.
1982 National Championship Game ESPN Classic 6 p.m. | Current North Carolina coach Roy Williams, whose Heels are No. 2 in the nation, was Dean Smith's assistant when James Worthy and Michael Jordan led the Tar Heels against Georgetown.
Pistons at 76ers ESPN 8 p.m. | Talk about firing on all cylinders. The Pistons are 15--5 in their last 20 games and have the East's best defense--which should come in handy when they take on Allen Iverson, who's leading the NBA with 30.2 points per game.
The Players Championship, First Round ESPN noon | Three weeks after the duel at Doral, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson go at it again. NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships | The meet, in Minneapolis, features five Olympic medalists.