? American League Championship Series
NBC 7:30 PM
Tempus Puget. Has it really been five years since the Yankees met the Mariners in the postseason, losing in a decisive Game 5 in the now imploded Kingdome? New York, three world championships richer since then, enters Seattle's Safeco Field in tonight's Game 4 to battle one of baseball's best hitters, Edgar Martinez, and arguably its best player, shortstop Alex Rodriguez. Wonder if Ken Griffey Jr. will be tuning in.
? Ravens at Redskins
CBS 1 PM
With apologies to Baltimore's most renowned poet:
Once upon an aviary, while I pondered Mike McCrary,
Raymond Lewis, Rob Burnett and grid birds of Baltimore,
While I nodded, nearly dreaming, of a defense, 4-3 scheming,
Whose three shutouts in six games is the stuff of football lore.
"Points allowed?" I muttered. "Tippi Hedren did no flock ever worse abhor."
Quoth the Ravens, "Never score."
?MLS Cup 2000
ABC 1:30 PM
Is it irresponsible to yell "Fire!" in a sparsely populated stadium? Styles clash as Major League Soccer's most potent offense meets the league's stingiest defense at RFK Stadium. The Chicago Fire, led by California native Ante Razov (18 goals), was the only club to score more than two goals per match this season. The Kansas City Wizards, with New Jersey-born goalkeeper Tony Meola and his league-record 16 shutouts, were the only team to allow less than a goal per match.
? Oklahoma at Kansas State
ABC 3:30 PM
The No. 2 Wildcats (5-0), who host the No. 8 Sooners (5-0), are more accustomed to welcoming rank teams than ranked ones to Manhattan. In part by scheduling powderhouses like Ball State (a 76-0 victim), Bowling Green (58-0) and Indiana State (66-0), K-State has won 25 straight at home by an average margin of 37 points. The victims list included no Top 10 foe, but that could change today. Quarterback Josh Heupel of Oklahoma (page 120), who last week led a 63-14 rout of Texas, tests his arm against a usually airtight Wildcats secondary. The next punt return for a touchdown by Kansas State's David Allen (above) will be his eighth, setting an NCAA career record.
ALL TIMES EASTERN. SCHEDULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.