This is an article from the May 1, 2006 issue
All the big questions of draft season will finally be answered (page 40). WillUSC running back Reggie Bush smile pretty when Paul Tagliabue hands him a No. 1jersey, as Alex Smith did last year (above)? Which of the Jets' picks will thegreen-tinted fans in Radio City Music Hall boo? And how many times can MelKiper Jr. say "impact" in the course of 11 hours on the air? SaturdayESPN noon, ESPN2 8 p.m., Sunday ESPN 11 a.m.
Andy Kolle vs.Andre Ward
Kolle (9--0) better not work too hard this weekend; after all, he has class onMonday. The North Dakota State senior traveled 500 miles between Fargo andDuluth five days a week to train for this middleweight bout against Ward(8--0), the 2004 Olympic gold medalist who hasn't lost since he was 13. HBO10:15 p.m.
King JamesShooting Star Classic
More than 200 high school teams descend on the Akron area for this tournamentthat LeBron James lent his name to and which his former high school coach, DruJoyce, runs. All eyes will be on top-rated guard O.J. Mayo (left) ofCincinnati; his North College Hills High is a good bet to be in today's final.Fox Sports Net 2 p.m.
For the 112th time athletes from around the world will visit Philadelphia forthe country's oldest and largest track meet. (NBC will broadcast highlights ofthe three-day event, which begins on April 27.) One standout from this year'sfield is 2004 Olympic silver medalist and reigning 100-meter world championLauryn Williams (right), who will run in the women's 4√ó100 and sprint medleyrelays. NBC 5 p.m.
The joke in Boston when Johnny Damon defected to New York during theoff-season: He looks like Jesus, acts like Judas and throws like Mary. Theex--Red Sox leadoff hitter no longer sports the Biblical look, but his returnto Fenway Park will still be treated as a Second Coming. Damon (above) batted.278 with 12 runs scored in his first 17 games as a Yankee--a so-so start butbetter than what the Sox have gotten from his replacement. Coco Crisp went onthe DL with a broken finger on April 11 and isn't expected back by the timeBoston's AL East rivals come to town. ESPN 7 p.m.
This could be a very good day for Houston fans: The Astros play a favoriteopponent--they won 10 of 15 games against Milwaukee last season--and can startnegotiating with homeboy Roger Clemens. The free-agent pitcher, who has hintedhe still wants to pitch, isn't allowed to talk contract with his old team untiltoday. Check listings 8 p.m.
Bonds on Bonds? How about Mays on Bonds? The season six premiere features aconversation with Hall of Fame outfielder Willie Mays about his godson BarryBonds. HBO 10 p.m.