It has survived snowfall, briefly been swiped by protesters and been blessed by
the Pope. After 64 days and 7,021 miles the Olympic torch finally makes it to
Stadio Olimpico in Turin. Over the next 16 days, 252 medals will be up for
grabs. NBC 8 p.m.
No. 2 Duke at
In the classroom J.J. Redick is a history major, but on the court he has been a
study in economics. Last month the Blue Devils' guard needed only 13 shots to
drop 40 points on Virginia; one more 40-point night and he'll be the first Duke
player to hit that milestone four times in a season. CBS 1 p.m.
Jr. vs. Scott Pemberton
Manfredo's reality-TV career ended when he lost the $1 million Contender
championship; now we'll see how he fights with less cash on the line. The Pride
of Providence, Manfredo (below) will fight in his hometown against Pemberton, a
hard hitter whose last three wins have come by KO. ESPN 9:30 p.m.
Detroit's 39-7 record is impressive, but last year Miami showed that a fast
start doesn't mean much come playoff time. The Heat got out of the gate at
33-13 but wound up losing the conference finals to the Pistons. Of course, that
series might have ended differently had Dwyane Wade (left) not been hurt. This
year he's averaging a career-best 26.8 points on 48.5% shooting. ABC 3:30
Rename them the AFC Colts? Indianapolis sends a league-high eight
players--including seven starters--to Hawaii for the NFL's All-Star showcase.
Tackle Tarik Glenn (below) was originally told he made the team, then informed
he hadn't, then added as a replacement. ESPN 6 p.m.
SI PICK OF THE WEEK
In 1970 USC's Sam
(Bam) Cunningham (above) ran roughshod over the all-white Alabama defense in a
42-21 Trojans win, gaining 135 yards and scoring two touchdowns. Cunningham's
performance in Birmingham opened the eyes of 'Bama administrators and
fans--which some suggest was coach Bear Bryant's motive in scheduling the game.
Before long he had the blessing of the school and boosters to aggressively
recruit African-Americans, and it wasn't long before the Tide fielded its first
black player. Tackling Segregation deftly details this watershed game. CSTV 8