UEFA Champions League Final
? ESPN2 2:30 PM
Which Brit has more mojo? Shag-happy Austin Powers, international man of mystery and mate of Vanessa Kensington ( Elizabeth Hurley), or Manchester United midfielder David Beckham, 24, candidate for European Footballer of the Year and fianc� of Posh Spice (Victoria Adams)? European soccer's equivalent to the Super Bowl, live from Barcelona, pits Beckham (right, pursuing the ball in a match against Juventus) and the rest of the men from Man United against Bayern Munich, which is led by Methuselah-esque sweeper Lothar Matthaus, 38, and forward Stefan Effenberg, 30. During a 1994 World Cup match in Dallas, Effenberg gave the effin' bird to spectators and was dismissed from the German squad. Oh, behave!
?NBC SATURDAY 1 PM, SUNDAY 12:30 PM; TBS MONDAY 8 PM; TNT TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY 7 PM, THURSDAY-FRIDAY 8 PM
While the Knicks' Patrick Ewing continues his Hoyas centers reunion tour with a second-round date against the Hawks' Dikembe Mutombo, the East's more intriguing conference semifinal matchup and reunion revolves around 76ers coach Larry Brown. He built the Pacers team that he now faces, Chris Mullin being the only starter not to have played for Indiana during Brown's four seasons there. Speaking of Georgetown, yet another former Hoya, Philadelphia guard Allen Iverson (page 44), led the NBA in regular-season scoring (26.8 points per game) and the first round of the playoffs in charisma.
Oscar De La Hoya vs. Oba Carr
?HBO 10 PM
We're flummoxed by the mythology behind the new film Star Wars, Episode 1—The Phantom Menace, but as we understand it, Oba Carr was sold into slavery by Darth Maul after he attempted to Mace Windu. Actually, the challenger tonight in Las Vegas is a Motown native, which is to say that this Carr (48-2-1,28 KOs) was assembled in Detroit and should be stripped of any pretensions to the WBC welterweight title held by De La Hoya (30-0, 24 KOs). Undercard bout we'd pay to see: Jar Jar Binks vs. Leon Spinks.
?MONDAY-FRIDAY, USA 10 AM
In January, after Martina Hingis won the Australian Open, she was ecstatic, she was elated, she was...khaki-a-go-go! The loser that day, Amalie Mauresmo, made news in Melbourne by coming out as a lesbian, which may make her the first French Open seed to be both French (her parents: Francis and Francoise) and open. The top-ranked Hingis hasn't won at Stade Roland Garros and will be tested by Venus Williams, who has won two clay-court titles (Hamburg and Rome) in the past month.
?HBO 10 PM
On the same day that MTV presents Maximum Carnage, in which BMXers attempt to jump over cars, HBO's sports magazine has punchy features on postgame fan riots and NHL enforcers. (Memo to Marilyn Manson: It's safe to come outside again.) In the hockey piece Stu Grimson of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks says of his job, "There's a certain nobility about what I do because I'm coming to the aid of a teammate." Tony Twist of the St. Louis Blues warns Real Sports reporter Armen Keteyian not to label him a "goon." Says the Twister, "You say that and my mom will kill you."
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