Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for
May 14, 2006

SATURDAY 5/13

Mavericks SurfContest
Two dozen of the world's best big-wave riders converge on Half Moon Bay(above), just south of San Francisco, to ride 40-foot waves--and dodge jaggedrocks and dangerous currents--in 50° water. NBC 2 p.m.

No. 2 NorthCarolina at No. 11 Virginia
Here's the scouting report on Andrew Miller: Pray you miss him in the rotation.The Tar Heels lefty (right) is 10-0 with a 1.91 ERA and is projected as the toppick in next month's major league draft. With 19 more strikeouts he'll be UNC'salltime leader. FSN South 1 p.m.

Luis Collazo vs.Ricky Hatton
A marquee showdown with undefeated IBF welterweight champ Floyd Mayweathercould be in Hatton's future, but for now the 2005 Fighter of the Year will tryto add the WBA welterweight belt owned by Collazo (26-1) to his collection.Hatton (40-0) already has the WBA and IBF light welterweight titles. HBO 9:45p.m.

SI PICK OF THE WEEK
SATURDAY 5/13

Working-ClassHeroes

Not that oldstory again: A team's title hopes ride on the manager of a paper-shreddingcompany and a former supermarket bakery clerk. The Buffalo Bandits advanced tothe National Lacrosse League championship game thanks to goaltender SteveDietrich (left), who led the NLL in goals-against average when not running alocal Shred-It, and John Tavares (right), who gave up his $15-an-hour day jobshortly before breaking the NLL career scoring mark. The man he passed, GaryGait, now coaches the Colorado Mammoth, the Bandits' opponent in today'sChampion's Cup. ESPN2 6 p.m.

MONDAY 5/15

White Sox atTwins
Things could be worse for Minnesota: This could be a night game. Today'sscheduled Sox starter, Jose Contreras, has given up just one run in 15 1/3evening innings. He's not much easier to hit in the daytime. The righty, whohasn't lost since last August, is 3-0 with a 1.84 ERA in four matinee startsthis year. Check listings 1 p.m.

TUESDAY 5/16

Real Sports withBryant Gumbel
Presenting an NFL boss and an NFL bust. Outgoing commissioner Paul Tagliabue(who's led the league to unprecedented levels of prosperity in his 17 years onthe job) and ex-quarterback Ryan Leaf (who threw 14 TDs and 36 interceptions infour years) are profiled. It's Leaf's first one-on-one interview since heretired in 2002. HBO 10 p.m.

WEDNESDAY5/17

UEFA ChampionsLeague Final
Flashy Barcelona and impregnable Arsenal do battle in Paris to determine thebest club team in Europe. Led by reigning FIFA world footballer of the yearRonaldinho (left), Barca has been the competition's highest-scoring team, whilethe Londoners haven't conceded a goal in their last 10 Champions League games.ESPN2 2:30 p.m.

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Birdie (-1)
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