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The Week in TV Sports
Mark Bechtel
April 16, 2001
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April 16, 2001

The Week In Tv Sports

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MONDAY 4/16

?Yankees at Red Sox; Boston Marathon
MSG 11 AM; ESPN2 11:55 AM
What better way to celebrate the 226th anniversary of Paul Revere's ride (which is actually on April 18) than by watching 17,000 people running 26.2 miles from suburban Hopkinton to Boston's Copley Square? Well, how about by watching new Red Sox slugger Manny Ramirez dog it running 90 feet from home to first at Fenway (which is about a mile from the marathon finish line)?

?Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
HBO 10 PM
A look at basketball in black and white: Jim Lampley talks to Meadowlark Lemon about how his days as a Harlem Globetrotter wreaked havoc on his family life and why the remarried Lemon, now a preacher who says he's "somewhere between 18 and 100," is pondering a comeback. Lampley points out that the watershed moment in the Globies' transformation from serious players to clown princes was the integration of the NBA in 1950. In another segment Bernard Goldberg examines the state of the white player 51 years later.

WEDNESDAY 4/18
? Manchester United at Bayern Munich
ESPN2 2:30 PM
HUNBELIEVABLE! screamed London's Daily Star in 1999 when Man U scored twice in stoppage time against Bayern to win the UEFA Champions League final 2-1. Munich gets a shot at revenge in this year's quarterfinals, and thanks to a goal by Paulo Sergio in the first leg of the match, at Old Trafford on April 3, it will take a 1-0 lead to Olympic Stadium. (The winner is determined by aggregate goals over two games.) United will be without midfielder David Beckham (a.k.a. Mr. Posh Spice), who must sit out because of an accumulation of yellow cards.

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SATURDAY 4/14
?Blue Grass Stakes, Wood Memorial, Arkansas Derby
ESPN 5 PM
Railbirds will have a field day watching the Kentucky Derby field take shape in this trio of races for 3-year-olds. Here's a tip—in the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland you might get better odds than are warranted on AP Valentine because not many Lexingtonians are likely to root for him, let alone bet on him. The reason: The bay colt, who has struggled of late and skipped the Florida Derby, is owned by Rick Pitino, whose popularity in University of Kentucky territory has plummeted since the former Wildcats coach signed on with Louisville. The colt who won the Florida Derby, Monarchos (above, with jockey Jorge Chavez), just might be the horse to beat come Derby day. He'll lead the Wood field at Aqueduct.

ALL TIMES EASTERN. SCHEDULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

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