PGA players tee it up at Mirasol in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., for the final
time. Next year the nomadic Classic--it's been played on four courses in 10
years--moves across the street to the PGA National. Ireland's Padraig
Harrington, who won his first title here last year, is back to chase the
$990,000 top prize.
Friday USA 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday NBC 3 p.m.
Martina Hingis (below) makes her first U.S. appearance since ending her
retirement in January, in a tournament she won in 1998. The Indian Wells field
will be deep. It includes two-time champion Lindsay Davenport and 2004
Wimbledon winner Maria Sharapova.
ESPN2 4 p.m.
Maryland at No. 6
Last year one inning of Seminoles righthander Tyler Chambliss (left), the ACC
saves leader (15), was more than most opponents wanted to see. He's now a
starter, and the junior fireballer has been just as dominant in longer outings.
He's 4-0 with a 1.78 ERA.
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That popping sound you hear? Bubbles bursting all over the country as the NCAA
selection committee sets the field of 65. Among the fringe teams this year:
Cincinnati, Maryland and Miami, which has lost five of its last six
CBS 6 p.m.
SI PICK OF THE WEEK
Harding-- Nancy Kerrigan saga has all the elements of great opera: jealously,
tears, violence and an overweight leading woman. It should be no surprise,
then, that Nancy and Tonya: The Opera will debut in Boston in May. Those who
can't wait that long to relive skating's biggest scandal should tune in tonight
to Anything to Win: Tonya Harding--Her Story, an hourlong profile of Harding,
now 35, who has bulked up and found a vocation in which physical attacks on
opponents aren't frowned upon. She's a professional boxer (above), with a
career record of 5-3.
GSN 8 p.m.
Consider Dirk Nowitzki's MVP campaign in full swing. Dallas's All-Star forward
and top scorer and rebounder has shot a scorching 50% from the field in the
Mavs' last 22 games. No wonder they've won 20 of them. Look for Nowitzki
(above) to be tested by Houston, the league's fifth-best defense (91.8 points
ESPN 9 p.m.