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The Frozen Four
There have been 25 Hobey Baker Award winners, but only four have won a national
title and hockey's Heisman in the same year. With two of the three 2006 Hobey
finalists in the Frozen Four in Milwaukee, that select club could expand. (The
award is handed out on Friday, a day before the final.) In one semifinal Chris
Collins, the NCAA's second-leading scorer (61 points), leads Boston College
against North Dakota. Meanwhile, Wisconsin's Brian Elliott (above), the
nation's top goalie, makes the Badgers the favorites over Maine. Thursday ESPN2
3 p.m., Saturday ESPN 7 p.m.
Tiger Woods may skip Augusta to tend to his ailing father, Earl, who has
cancer. But if the four-time champ (above, with Phil Mickelson) plays, he'll
find ideal conditions for long hitters like himself. The course is now 7,445
yards, second-longest ever for a major. Thursday and Friday USA 4 p.m.,
Saturday CBS 3:30 p.m., Sunday CBS 2:30 p.m.
Zab Judah vs.
Before a January fight against Carlos Baldomir, Judah, then the WBO and IBF
welterweight champ, looked ahead to this bout with a T-shirt reading PRETTY
GIRL'S NEXT. (Mayweather's nickname is Pretty Boy.) His trainer should have had
one declaring I'M WITH STUPID. Judah (34-3) lost his WBO belt to Baldomir;
keeping the IBF title will be tough against Mayweather (35-0), who pound for
pound is boxing's best. PPV 9 p.m.
The tour launches its second season, in Santa Monica, Calif., where players
will compete on beach-volleyball courts and volley until the ball hits the
sand. "This game is addictive," says founder Marc Altheim. Check
listings 1 p.m.
He was on probation and $10,000 poorer after his postrace shove of Matt Kenseth
on March 26, but Jeff Gordon (left) didn't seem bothered on Sunday--he finished
second in the DirectTV 500. He'll try to keep the good times rolling at Texas
Motor Speedway, where he's never won. Fox 1:30 p.m.
Sam Cassell is no stranger to the postseason; he's been there 10 times. The
Clippers are another story. The veteran guard (left) has L.A. on pace for its
first playoff spot since '97. If the Western Conference standings hold, the
Clippers' first-round foe will be Dallas, which has only three players
averaging double digits against the Clips. Check listings 10:30 p.m.