All the big questions of draft season will finally be answered (page 40). Will
USC running back Reggie Bush smile pretty when Paul Tagliabue hands him a No. 1
jersey, as Alex Smith did last year (above)? Which of the Jets' picks will the
green-tinted fans in Radio City Music Hall boo? And how many times can Mel
Kiper Jr. say "impact" in the course of 11 hours on the air? Saturday
ESPN noon, ESPN2 8 p.m., Sunday ESPN 11 a.m.
Andy Kolle vs.
Kolle (9--0) better not work too hard this weekend; after all, he has class on
Monday. The North Dakota State senior traveled 500 miles between Fargo and
Duluth five days a week to train for this middleweight bout against Ward
(8--0), the 2004 Olympic gold medalist who hasn't lost since he was 13. HBO
Shooting Star Classic
More than 200 high school teams descend on the Akron area for this tournament
that LeBron James lent his name to and which his former high school coach, Dru
Joyce, runs. All eyes will be on top-rated guard O.J. Mayo (left) of
Cincinnati; his North College Hills High is a good bet to be in today's final.
Fox Sports Net 2 p.m.
For the 112th time athletes from around the world will visit Philadelphia for
the country's oldest and largest track meet. ( NBC will broadcast highlights of
the three-day event, which begins on April 27.) One standout from this year's
field is 2004 Olympic silver medalist and reigning 100-meter world champion
Lauryn Williams (right), who will run in the women's 4�100 and sprint medley
relays. NBC 5 p.m.
The joke in Boston when Johnny Damon defected to New York during the
off-season: He looks like Jesus, acts like Judas and throws like Mary. The
ex-- Red Sox leadoff hitter no longer sports the Biblical look, but his return
to Fenway Park will still be treated as a Second Coming. Damon (above) batted
.278 with 12 runs scored in his first 17 games as a Yankee--a so-so start but
better than what the Sox have gotten from his replacement. Coco Crisp went on
the DL with a broken finger on April 11 and isn't expected back by the time
Boston's AL East rivals come to town. ESPN 7 p.m.
This could be a very good day for Houston fans: The Astros play a favorite
opponent--they won 10 of 15 games against Milwaukee last season--and can start
negotiating with homeboy Roger Clemens. The free-agent pitcher, who has hinted
he still wants to pitch, isn't allowed to talk contract with his old team until
today. Check listings 8 p.m.