No. 21 North
Carolina at No. 1 Duke
He's Robin to J.J. Redick's Batman, but Duke's Shelden Williams isn't playing
like a sidekick. The senior forward (above) leads the ACC in rebounding (10.1
per game) and with Redick (page 62) forms the nation's best inside-out tandem.
Williams can fill it up, too: His 18.8 points per game is third in the ACC.
ESPN 9 p.m.
The world's top gymnasts vault into Philadelphia. Among the favorites:
Oklahoma's Jonathan Horton (right), who finished second in the all-around
competition at the Winter Cup last month. The American Cup marks the
major-event U.S. debut of a new scoring system. Superb performances can now be
given marks above 10.0. NBC 1 p.m.
Jeff Lacy vs. Joe
Calzaghe No wonder undefeated super middleweight Lacy (below) has been compared
with Mike Tyson: He's compact (5'9"), and loves quick knockouts (14 of his
22 bouts have ended before the fourth round). Don't expect Calzaghe (40-0) to
be intimidated. He has held the WBO super middleweight belt since 1997.
Showtime 9 p.m.
Want to box out Dennis Rodman or run routes with Jerry Rice? Fantasy becomes
reality in this series, as couch potatoes compete against famous athletes. The
pros include ex-Braves reliever John Rocker, who will buzz fastballs past nine
New Yorkers in Manhattan's Bryant Park. Spike TV 10 p.m.
Just as George Steinbrenner suspected: The Yankees truly are America's team.
Well, almost. Three ( Johnny Damon, Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez) will suit up
for Team USA (page 56). And former Bronx Bomber Roger Clemens will front a
rotation that won 63 games last season. Padres righthander Jake Peavy (right)
gets the start in the U.S. opener. ESPN2 4 p.m.