Suns at Clippers
The Pacific Division rivals meet for Game 6 of their series, which L.A. knotted
at two games apiece with a win on Sunday (page 46). Win or lose, the Clippers
have done something few other teams have: bottle up Steve Nash (above). The
NBA's MVP hasn't scored more than 14 points since Game 1. "The way they're
playing me," he said on Sunday, "I'm not going to have a prolific
scoring series." ESPN Check listings
The Subway Series has been one-sided since interleague play began in 1997. The
Bombers are 29-19 against the Amazin's, and that doesn't count their five-game
win in the 2000 World Series. But then again, none of those Yankees teams had
to rely on Bubba Crosby and Melky Cabrera (right) to shoulder a load, as this
year's injury-depleted squad must. The career backup and the rookie are now
starting in the Bronx Bombers' outfield. Fox 1 p.m.
Barrera vs. Rocky Juarez
The 32-year-old Barrera (61-4) has won some epic battles--including his victory
over Erik Morales in The Ring's 2004 Fight of the Year. Now his junior
lightweight belt is on the line against 26-year-old Juarez (25-1), the 2000
Olympic silver medalist. HBO 10:30 p.m.
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On the Go
Former UCLA coach John Wooden once said that if you want to learn how to play
the game, watch the WNBA. Well, get ready for more lessons: The WNBA is back.
The latest NBA face to cross over to the women's game is former Lakers, Bulls
and Nuggets coach Paul Westhead (right), who will install his high-octane
offense in Phoenix, which has missed the playoffs in each of the past five
years. The Mercury's new attack will be run by All-Star Diana Taurasi (left);
her first test comes today in Sacramento against the defending champion
Monarchs. ABC 4 p.m.
Playoffs, Georgia Force at New York Dragons
The Dragons' newest weapon is 5'5" Mutsumi Takahashi (left), the first
Japanese native to play pro football in the U.S. The elusive offensive
specialist gives Georgia one more thing to worry about; on May 6 the Force gave
up two TD receptions to Maurice Brown in a 47-35 Dragons win. NBC 3 p.m.
Morocco at United
When you hear " Morocco," you don't think soccer superpower, but the
first of three pre--World Cup warmups, in Nashville, won't be easy for Landon
Donovan (left) and the lads. Morocco, ranked 36th in the world, just missed out
on a World Cup berth when Tunisia scored a late goal in their final qualifying
match. ESPN2 7 p.m.