LPGA's Stanford International Pro-Am
The problem: You love Carson Daly (left), but you're not a night owl. The solution: Watch the late-night host indulge his daytime passion, golf. Daly, who played in this year's Bob Hope Chrysler Classic and the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, continues his amateur career in Aventura, Fla., where the LPGA will hold its first Pro-Am since 2001. The celebrity field will also include Mike Schmidt and James Caan.
ESPN2 Thursday 2 p.m.; Friday 3 p.m.; Saturday 4 p.m.; Sunday 3 p.m.
How much can be said about Boston College's Matt Ryan, this year's top QB prospect? We'll find out. The NFL Network will air 24 hours of live programming over the draft's two days. Among those reporting from Radio City Music Hall will be Rich Eisen, Marshall Faulk and Steve Mariucci. Plus, the network is a guaranteed Mel Kiper Jr.--free zone.
NFL Network Saturday 11 a.m.; Sunday 9 a.m.
Yankees at Indians
The Yankees return to Cleveland for the first time since their insect-infested loss in Game 2 of last year's Division Series. There should be less to bug the Bombers this time around: The midges that attacked the field last October are dormant in warm weather, and the Indians' pitching staff—headed by ace C.C. Sabathia (right), who started 0--3 with a 13.50 ERA—is the American League's fourth worst.
Fox 3:30 p.m.
Icons from the Archives
Maybe you weren't alive when Hank Aaron hit his 715th home run, or maybe you lived through the '70s and don't remember them. Either way, you can relive some of sports' great moments with this one-hour NBC Sports special, featuring footage from the network's archives. Muhammad Ali's 1977 bout against Earnie Shavers and Joe Namath's heyday in New York are among the topics revisited.
NBC 5 p.m.
April 27, 2008
Over 34 years Brandon (Fla.) High's wrestling team put together a 459--0 record, the longest high school winning streak in any sport. It ended in January, with a loss to South Dade High. This two-hour documentary, intended to highlight a dominant program, instead captures the streak's end.
ESPN2 9 p.m.
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Cavaliers at Wizards
Gilbert Arenas isn't the only Wizard who can run his mouth. After holding LeBron James to 25 points in a win over Cleveland last month, guard DeShawn Stevenson (above, with James) announced that the King is "overrated." Not to be outdone, Arenas took another shot at the Cavs in his NBA.com blog, writing earlier this month that "everybody wants Cleveland in that first round [of the playoffs]." Be careful what you wish for, Gilbert. James scored 32 points in a 93--86 win in Game 1. The series moves to Washington for Game 3 tonight.
TNT 8 p.m.