? Red Sox at Yankees
FOX 1 pm
How would you like to be Derek Jeter's agent, Casey Close, right now? Close—whose client learned the hard way that there's a difference between quality abs and quality ABs—plans to meet with Yankees boss George Steinbrenner next off-season after Jeter's one-year, $10 million contract expires. Close may mention that when shortstop Jeter missed eight games through May 21 with a strained abdominal muscle, New York went 2-6. Before No. 2 bats number 2 against Boston, he'll host the all-new This Week in Baseball (Fox, 12:30 p.m.). How about that?
? Indianapolis 500
ABC 11 AM
Which two-time winner of America's most celebrated auto race makes his return to Indianapolis after a five-year hiatus? Is it, c) Al Unser, d) Bobby Unser, c) Al Unser Jr. or d) Wes Unseld? The correct response is c, and, yes, that's our final Unser. After five Brickyard-deprived seasons while driving on the CART circuit (see Feuds, Indy Racing), Little Al, who wore a milk mustache here in 1992 and '94, joined the Indy Racing League this winter.
? NCAA Lacrosse Championship
ESPN 10:55 AM
Top-ranked Virginia (13-1), the defending national champ, has one loss this season: a 13-12 overtime thriller to No. 2 Syracuse (also 13-1), last year's runner-up. Cavaliers defenseman Ryan Curtis's mom misplaced her wedding ring during last season's final but continued watching the game. The Cavaliers and the Orangemen seem destined to advance beyond Saturday's semis ( ESPN2, 12 p.m.) and renew their vows today.
? Cardinals at Diamondbacks
ESPN2 4 PM
Two teams whose approach to the game is as subtle as Joanne Worley on a mochaccino binge. Plenty of noncaffeinated blasts available here with St. Louis's Mark McGwire (18 homers, tops in the NL as of Sunday) and Jim Edmonds (13) and Arizona's Steve Finley (16). Yo, heads up in the pool!
? Stanley Cup Finals, Game 1
ESPN 8 PM
Eight months later, the NHL transforms from "All Skate" to "Couples Skate." As of Sunday it was unclear who would tango, although me Flyers had a 3-1 lead in their series.
? NBA Western Conference Finals, Game 4
NBC 3:30 PM
The next judgment-call foul in Arvydas Sabonis's favor will be the first. The Trail Blazers' 7'3", 292-pound center from Lithuania (above, right) absorbs more pounding than your average breakaway republic yet always seems to be on the wrong end of a block-charge whistle. In Portland's four regular-season games against the Lakers, the 35-year-old Sabonis shot seven free throws to L.A. center Shaquille O'Neal's 42. Moreover, Sabonis accrued five fouls in three of those meetings. If the Blazers are to prevail in the battle of the league's top two teams, Sabonis must achieve glasnost with the refs.