Sunday, February 22, 2004

Planning ahead: Can't-miss TV


Today: NASCAR Subway 400

Can Little E make it two in a row? After winning Daytona, Earnhardt Jr. will try to show he's a bona fide superstar by winning at "The Rock" - a track where his best finish is 13th in eight races.

Time: 1 p.m. TV: Ch. 19

Monday: The Disciples of Jackie Robinson

Take a look at how the African-American players who followed the pioneer into Baseball dealt with the social problems of the day.

Time: 8 p.m.

TV: ESPN Classic

Tuesday: Best of the World Series of Poker

Poker is on practically every day nowadays, but on a very slow sports day, this one will be worth going all in on as it shows the most memorable moments from the World Series.

Time: 4 p.m. TV: ESPN

Wednesday: Xavier at St. Bonaventure

See if the Musketeers can keep up their hot play after beating Dayton. XU has won six straight as it makes its push in the race for an NCAA Tourney bid.

Time: 7 p.m. TV: FOXSN

Thursday: Kings at Lakers

Whipped by 20 at Sacramento in the teams' first meeting Jan. 16 without Shaq and Kobe, the Los Angeles Lakers seek to gain some ground on the Western Conference Pacific Division leaders.

Time: 10:30 p.m. TV: TNT

Friday: WGC Match Play

The third round offers the juiciest matchups with the final 16 of the top 64 available golfers from the world rankings squaring off head-to-head. The quarterfinals and semis are Saturday; the final Sunday.

Time: 2 p.m. TV: ESPN

Saturday: UC at Charlotte

It's always a charged atmosphere when the Bearcats visit Charlotte, and UC needs a big road win after dropping four of its last six road games. A loss would be crushing to either team in the C-USA race.

Time: 5 p.m. TV: ESPN




REDS / BASEBALL
Opening Day tickets long gone
Wagner's ready for more
A quick chat with ... Rick Stowe
Experience could give Valentin catching edge
ONLINE EXTRA: Reds e-mail Q&A
POLL: What are the Reds' chances of winning the NL Central?
Arizona's Big Unit still thinking big
Mondesi ready to join Pirates

BASKETBALL
Bearcats exercise their survival skills
Daugherty: Hicks' hustle saves UC
White scores high on defensive effort
Xavier: Chalmers hits clutch layup
Sato praised for job guarding Dayton's top players
Despite injured hand, Fitch sparks UK to win
MU takes advantage of foul downpour
Hoosiers can't stop Buckeyes' inside game
Top 25: Stanford, St. Joe's still unbeaten
MU women narrowly escape upset bid by CMU
NBA: Frank still unbeaten as N.J. coach

BENGALS / NFL
Lewis careful with QB decision
Arizona on Dillon watch list
To NFL experts, Roethlisberger has right stuff
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