US Outdoor Track & Field Championships
CBS 3 PM (LIVE), ESPN2 5 PM (TAPE DELAY) Sleepy Eugene, Ore.,
hallowed home of distance-running legend Steve Prefontaine, is
the site of this megameet. Competitors are expected to include
Maurice Greene (running the 100 and 200 meters), Marion Jones
(200 meters and long jump), Gail Devers (100-meter hurdles) and
Suzy Favor Hamilton (1,500 meters).
TNT MONDAY AND TUESDAY 8 AM, 4 PM; WEDNESDAY 11 AM; THURSDAY AND
FRIDAY 11 AM, 7 PM; CNN/SI, MONDAY-FRIDAY, 9 PM The VH1 Behind
the Music episode that is Jennifer Capriati's life continues at
the All England Club. The onetime teen phenom turned teen
washout has returned as the endorsement-ready story of the year.
After winning the Australian and French Opens, the 25-year-old
Capriati aims for the third leg of the Grand Slam. On the men's
side seven-time champion Pete Sampras, whose life fits more into
the Happy Days model, looks to rebound from a typical early exit
at the French Open.
The Season: Tiger Woods in the U.S. Open
ESPN 8 PM The first installment of a new monthly program presents
an hourlong, behind-the-scenes look at Tiger's Open week. The
network kept a camera and mike handy to record every Woods word.
On July 5 The Season will offer the same saturation treatment of
the 76ers during the NBA Finals.
SATURDAY 6/23-SUNDAY 6/24
Giants at Cardinals
FX SATURDAY 8 PM, ESPN SUNDAY 8 PM Welcome to Taterfest 2001 at
Busch Stadium, featuring King Spud, St. Louis's Mark McGwire,
and the man who would mash his record, San Francisco's Barry
Bonds (above). Already Bonds is halfway to history. With 36 home
runs through Sunday, he was on pace to surpass by 15 McGwire's
single-season mark of 70. The underachieving Giants haven't
gotten as much bang for Bonds's bashes as they would have liked;
they were only 17-14 when he homered. The Cardinals at last have
Big Mac back (he missed 45 games with tendinitis in his right
knee) and can counter the bilious Bonds with a budding belter,
21-year-old rookie third baseman Albert Pujols (20 dingers).
ALL TIMES EASTERN. SCHEDULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
COLOR PHOTO: PAUL JASIENSKI
No doubt there will be moments next season when Wizards coach
Doug Collins will gaze longingly at the broadcast booth. We'll
probably wish he was back in it too. As he proved time and again
on NBC during the Finals, Collins has no peer at dissecting an
NBA game on TV. If he said 76ers coach Larry Brown needed a
timeout, we could feel secure in heading for the
refrigerator.... Lance Armstrong: Road to Paris (CBS, Sunday, 3
p.m.) is a one-hour inside look at the two-time defending Tour
de France champion as he prepares for this year's race, which
begins on July 7.