? Little League World Series
ABC 4:30 PM
? Cal Ripken World Series
FOX SPORTS NET 5 PM (SUNDAY)
Here, then, are the true boys of summer. This year the Babe Ruth League renamed its 12-and-under division after Ripken, who will play a 1:35 game on Sunday and then join the broadcasters of the kids' game, to be held in Mattoon, Ill., from the Camden Yards press box. A little Little League note: Former Little League World Series star Sean Burroughs, who led Long Beach, Calif., to the title in 1992 and '93, was MVP of the Futures Game during All-Star weekend last month in Atlanta.
? Penn State versus Southern Cal
ABC 2:30 PM
"I'm a walking contradiction," says Southern Cal second-string tailback Petros Papadakis, in reference to his being an introspective football player and a Greek Trojan. "I can sit on the fence and watch myself go by." Papadakis expects to watch as speedy teammates Sultan McCullough (tailback) and Kareem Kelly (wideout) go by a Nittany Lions defense that must replace nine starters, including the top two picks in the NFL draft.
?Battle at Bighorn
ABC 8 PM
Next week, Monday Night Football. This week, Monday night golf, as Al Michaels hosts a $1.5 million match-play duel between Sergio Garc�a and Tiger Woods. While Woods's r�sum� is unassailable, Garc�a is ranked 15th in the world. Somewhere Ernie Els is having a good pout, and we don't blame him.
?Dodgers at Cubs
FOX 1 PM
Taking its cue from Michael J., Fox is going back to the future. To commemorate the 61st anniversary of major league baseball's first televised game (Dodgers versus Reds, at Ebbets Field), today's broadcast will be a tour through the last six decades of televised baseball coverage. For example, the first inning will be aired 1939 style, in black and white with only two cameras and one announcer, Joe Buck, who will sit in the stands. Graphics will be introduced in the third inning (early '50s), color and color man Tim McCarver in the fourth (late '50s) and slow-motion replays in the sixth (70s). What happens if the game goes extra innings? Our futuristic guess is that you'll be able to see it only on pay-per-view.
ALL TIMES EASTERN. SCHEDULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.