Sunday, February 8, 2004

Planning ahead: Can't-miss events



Today: NFL Pro Bowl

The scoop: Catch Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson (and an end zone celebration?) and offensive tackle Willie Anderson in the NFL's season-ending Hawaii showcase of the league's best players.

Time: 7 p.m. TV: ESPN

Monday: WKC Dog Show

The scoop: Yeah, yeah, it's not a sport per se, but who can resist the yearly canine drama? Check out all the pomp and circumstance of opening night. Closing night is the same time Tuesday.

Time: 8 p.m. TV: USA

Tuesday: XU at Richmond

The scoop: Xavier's season was in a freefall before beating UC last week. Then came a thrashing of Fordham. Now see if XU can get payback for a loss at home last month.

Time: 7:30 p.m. TV: Fox Sports Net

Wednesday: UC vs. S. Florida

The scoop: Watch the Bearcats take on another Conference USA also-ran after sneaking past Houston in their previous game Saturday.

Time: 8:05 p.m. TV: Ch. 19 Tickets: 556-2287

Thursday: PGA Buick Inv.

The scoop: Tiger Woods won here last year in his first event following a two-month layoff from knee surgery. See how quickly he gets out of the gate in this season's first-class tournament.

Time: 3 p.m. TV: USA

Friday: NBA Rookie game

The scoop: James vs. Yao? Wow. This year's top rookies take on the NBA's best second-year players. And you can catch the celebrity game before this one.

Time: 9 p.m. TV: TNT

Saturday: UK at Georgia

The scoop: Watch a Wildcats team bent on revenge after the Bulldogs stunned the Cats in Rupp Arena last month, ending their 19-game regular-season winning streak in the SEC.

Time: 1 p.m. TV: Ch. 12




COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Bearcats barely escape
Hicks endures letdown after XU performance
Baby steps suit Xavier
Cage makes presence known as a starter
Same script, same result prepare UK for postseason
Big game still not enough for Hayes
RedHawks end recent trend of late losses
Coles puts on running shoes to fight cancer
Top 25: Stanford stays unbeaten
Norse fall to streaking Rivermen on road

BASEBALL
2004 payroll down $11M
Busy offseason saw many catchers on the move

NFL
Johnson relishes all-star honor
NFL insider: Pats have winning formula
Dubious honor remains enjoyable for coaches

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