White Sox at Indians
Pronk! Last week Cleveland DH Travis Hafner (above)--dubbed Pronk by his teammates (it's a combination of his two old nicknames, Project and Donkey)--homered in six straight games to help the Tribe pull within 2 1/2 games of Chicago in the AL Central. Tonight's game is the first of a season-ending three-game set that should decide the division. Check listings, 7 p.m.
SI PICK OF THE WEEK
Antonio Tarver (above, right) and Roy Jones Jr. (left) first boxed each other 23 years ago as 15-year-olds in Florida. They've since each won an Olympic medal and a title belt--and each has beaten the other once as a pro. In the rubber match, in Tampa, Jones's father, Big Roy, will be in his corner for the first time in 11 years. Said Tarver, "I think it's good because his father is the only one with the compassion to throw in the towel when he sees his son in over his head." HBO PPV 9 p.m.
Jeep World of Adventure Sports
One segment profiles Victoria Jealouse, a gutsy snowboarder and skier from Kamloops, B.C., who makes her living big-mountain riding. "Breaking bones is the least of your worries in the backcountry," Jealouse said recently. "It's avalanches that scare me." Also on the agenda: the Raid World Championship, a five-day adventure race through the French, Italian and Swiss Alps. NBC 2:30 p.m.
Eagles at Chiefs
Last year Kansas City was the NFL's fourth most generous team, allowing 435 points. This year, thanks to three newcomers--cornerback Patrick Surtain, linebacker Kendrell Bell and safety Sammy Knight--the Chiefs are suddenly stingy. They gave up just 24 points in winning their first two games. Fox 4:15 p.m.
The Brooklyn Dodgers: The Original America's Team
Tell Mark Reese, "Yer old man's a Bum," and he'll agree with you. His father, Pee Wee Reese, was the shortstop on the 1955 Dodgers team, which gave Brooklyn its only world championship. Mark directed this film, which examines the team's role in the civil rights movement. Second baseman Jackie Robinson (left) and catcher Roy Campanella were African-American starters for Da Bums. ESPN Classic 12:30 p.m.
Coyotes at Canucks
Hockey's back, and so is Wayne Gretzky (right). Six years after he retired, the NHL's alltime leading scorer makes his debut as Phoenix's head coach. "He's a fiery guy," captain Shane Doan said. "The way he played is the way he coaches." The Coyotes can only hope some of his Greatness rubs off on them: Only four teams scored fewer goals than Phoenix in the 2003-04 season. FSN 7 p.m.
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