Arturo Gatti vs. Carlos Baldomir
When the unheralded Baldomir (42-9-6) took the WBC welterweight belt from Zab
Judah back in January, he had to chase the �berquick Judah around the ring to
do it. He shouldn't have trouble finding Gatti (40-7), a brawler who's not
afraid to go toe-to-toe with anyone. The fight in Atlantic City is Baldomir's
first title defense. HBO 10 p.m.
CFL: Argonauts at
Is it time to pull the plug on the Ricky Williams experiment? Williams was
signed by the Argonauts to produce yards, wins and fans. The result? Williams
is averaging just 53.5 yards per game, Toronto is 1-3, and attendance is down
by 3,200. Not quite what the Argos had in mind when they made Williams (left)
the league's highest-paid back at $240,000 for the season. Check listings
Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix
Nicky Hayden (left) is more than just a pretty face. (Last year Hayden was
named one of PEOPLE's 50 hottest bachelors and appeared in a Dating Game
segment on Today.) He's one of the top motorcycle racers around: After
finishing third in the MotoGP series last year, the 24-year-old is atop the
standings as the bikers head to Monterey, Calif. Speed Channel 5 p.m.
Jeff Gordon will never match Dale Earnhardt's popularity, but he's one trip to
victory lane away from matching his career win total (76). Taking the checkered
flag in Pocono would help Gordon with more immediate concerns as well: He's
clinging to the last spot in the Chase for the Championship. TNT 2 p.m.
In Stores: The Benchwarmers DVD
David Spade, Rob Schneider and Napoleon Dynamite himself, Jon Heder, play
lovable losers who form a three-man team that takes on Little League bullies in
director Dennis Dugan's screwball comedy.
Reds at Astros
With seven teams within 4 1/2 games of the NL wild-card spot, the dealing
started early. Last week Houston added Devil Rays third baseman Aubrey Huff to
a lineup that is batting a league-worst .257, while the Reds went a long way
toward solving their closer problems-they've blown 14 saves this season-by
acquiring former All-Star Eddie Guardado (left) from Seattle. Check
SI PICK OF THE
English Patients �
Tiger Woods and
Phil Mickelson both hope that the hop across the pond for the British Open will
be the first step on the road to recovery. Woods (left), who lost his father to
cancer on May 3, watched the final two rounds of the U.S. Open after missing
the cut in a major for the first time. What he saw was pretty ugly: Mickelson
(right) blowing the Open with a double bogey on the 72nd hole. Still, the
world's top two players will be favored at Royal Liverpool, where Woods can
become the first player since Tom Watson (1983) to win two straight Opens.
Thursday and Friday TNT 7 a.m.; Saturday TNT 7 a.m., ABC 9 a.m.; Sunday TNT 6
a.m., ABC 8 a.m.