The Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for
April 24, 2005

FRIDAY

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The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson CBS 12:37 a.m. | Don King visits. European PGA Johnnie Walker Classic Golf Channel 9 a.m. | Korea's K.J. Choi tries to become the first Asian-born player to win the tournament, which makes its Beijing debut.

SATURDAY

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Ducky Derby | More than 12,000 rubber ducks will race down a 75-yard waterway in Harvey West Park in Santa Cruz. NFL Draft ESPN noon | Will the Niners take a QB? And how many times will Mel Kiper Jr. and crew say upside in the 5 1/2-hour broadcast?

SUNDAY

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Mavericks Surf Contest NBC 4 p.m. | Top big-wave boarders faced 40-foot surf and jagged rocks last month in Half Moon Bay, Calif. A's at Angels ESPN 8 p.m. | Are Rich Harden, Danny Haren and Joe Blanton Oakland's next big three? Their combined ERA: 1.93.

MONDAY

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Braves at Mets ESPN 7 p.m. | A rematch in Queens. When John Smoltz and Pedro Martinez met two weeks ago, Smoltz tied his team record with 15 strikeouts. But Martinez threw a two-hitter, giving the Mets their first win and starting a six-game winning streak.

TUESDAY

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In Stores: Wilt, 1962 by Gary M. Pomerantz | A look at Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game and the Stilt's impact on his sport. In Their Own Words: Marvin Lewis NFL Network 9 p.m. | In two years Lewis has transformed the Bengals from doormat to contender.

WEDNESDAY

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College Softball, No. 4 Texas at No. 5 Texas A&M ESPN2 8 p.m. | The last time the Lone Star State's top teams took the field, second baseman Chez Sievers went 3 for 3 and led the Longhorns to a 3-0 victory, snapping the Aggies' 18-game winning streak.

THURSDAY

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International Motor Sports Hall of Fame Induction | Darrell Waltrip heads the class of five honorees in Talladega. On this date | In 1990 the Celtics set an NBA playoff record for points in a 157-128 win over the Knicks. Said New York's Patrick Ewing, "We stunk."

COLOR PHOTOMITCH JACOBSON/AP (KING) COLOR PHOTO COLOR PHOTOBEN MARGOT/AP (SURFERS) COLOR PHOTOJOHN IACONO (MARTINEZ) B/W PHOTOPAUL VATHIS/AP (CHAMBERLAIN) COLOR PHOTOCOURTESY OF UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS (LONGHORNS SOFTBALL) COLOR PHOTOBOB LEVERONE/SPORTING NEWS/ICON SMI (WALTRIP)

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