The embarrassment of college basketball riches continues Friday into the weekend. But there are plenty of alternatives - from baseball to tennis to hockey - if you’re already hooped out (all times Eastern).
– Dodgers vs. Reds (3:05 p.m., MLB.TV): Cuban defector Aroldis Chapman, who hit 100 mph on the radar gun in his spring training debut for the Reds, makes his second appearance today against Los Angeles.
– Lafayette vs. Lehigh (4:45 p.m., ESPN2): One of the nation’s oldest collegiate rivalries takes center stage as the Leopards and Mountain Hawks clash for the Patriot League title - and an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.
– Who Do You Think You Are? (8 p.m., NBC): Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith features in this week’s episode of the genealogy documentary series.
– Lakers vs. Suns (9 p.m., KCAL-TV/KUTP 45): The possible second-round playoff foes meet at the US Airways Center, as scorching Phoenix seeks its 15th victory in 19 games.
- Hit For Haiti (10:30 p.m., Tennis Channel): Roger Federer’s impromptu Haiti benefit at the Australian Open was such a success that a group of current and former tennis pros are doing it again. Federer, Pete Sampras, Martina Navratilova and Steffi Graf are among the luminaries slated to participate.
By The Numbers
3 – Consecutive World Cup titles by Lindsey Vonn after Friday’s victory in the super-G at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.
33 – Number of career World Cup wins for Vonn, the most for an American skier.
50 – Age of former NFL receiver Willie Gault, who is considering a comeback.