Major League Baseball: Amateur Draft
An estimated 38 million people watched the NFL draft in April, so it may have
been inevitable that baseball would join the parade and, for the first time,
televise its annual reading of the names. This draft goes for two days,
but—sorry, superfans—they're only showing the first four hours.
ESPN2 2 p.m.
NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships
Destinee Hooker (below) needs some competition; right now she's just chasing
her own marks. Last month the high jumper, a Texas sophomore and the defending
national champion, matched her personal best of 6' 4". She leads a
Longhorns women's team looking for its second national title in three years.
CBS 1 p.m.
WNBA: Phoenix at
Last season guard Diana Taurasi (left) looked like the Pete Maravich of the
WNBA when she averaged 25.3 points for the Mercury, a league record. This year
the fourth-year player passed the 2,000-point plateau after just 104 career
games; only Cynthia Cooper reached that mark more quickly.
NBATV 10 p.m.
If Denny Hamlin can figure out how to handle that fourth turn, he'll be really
dangerous. Last year, as a rookie, Hamlin won both races at the 2.5-mile,
triangle-shaped Pocono Raceway. This year Hamlin is winless, but he is sitting
in fourth place in the points standings, and with yet another race at Pocono in
August, he could be ready to make his move.
TNT 2 p.m.
Diamondbacks at Yankees
After the Bombers sent Randy Johnson (right) back to Arizona in the off-season,
their pitching staff has been, well, bombed, to the tune of a 4.71 ERA.
Meanwhile Johnson, after struggling for two seasons in New York, is looking
more like his old self. The 43-year-old lefthander has won his last three
starts with 25 strikeouts and is hitting 96 mph on his fastball.
Check Listings 7 p.m.
SI PICK OF THE
After 18 months of suspensions and more than $300,000 in fines, Zab Judah has
cemented his status as boxing's baddest bad boy. Against Miguel Cotto, Judah is
aiming for another title: champion. In his second bout since serving a one-year
suspension for inciting an in-ring riot during his loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr.
in April 2006, Judah (34--4), the former undisputed welterweight champ, will
try to regain a piece of his title against Cotto (29--0), the WBA titleholder.
At least Judah's mouth hasn't been affected by the layoff: Says Judah of Cotto,
"If he had three arms in this fight, it wouldn't help him."
PPV 9 p.m.