Golf, a double shot of German soccer, then a night of hoops. No hockey in a lighter-than-usual Friday.
We're going back to Cali for the second round of the Northern Trust Open. The Streak matches Geoff Ogilvy against Ernie Els. Streakers are forsaking the Big Easy for the Aussie by a 4-1 margin.
The Streak brings two kinds of Bundesliga in the early afternoon. There's a total goals proposition at noon for the Augsburg-Freiburg tilt. A couple hours later, Borussia Dortmund visits Schalke 04. Dortmund gets the draw as well in that one.
ESPN brings you two good interconference matchups in the evening. The Redbirds of Illinois State visit the Purple Eagles of Niagara at 7 p.m. and a couple hours later it's Rams against Wolves as VCU travels to Nevada. All four teams have legitimate NCAA tourney aspirations -- here's your chance to do some early scouting for potential first-round upsets.
NBA -- Dallas Mavericks at Houston Rockets
The Rockets will try to overcome the loss of Tracy McGrady in this Texas showdown. They will also have a new starting point guard with the trade of Rafer Alston. Meanwhile, the Mavs have surged under the offensive leadership of Jason Kidd, who was given free rein by his coach nine games ago.
In a mirror image of the day before, Streakers this time finished a touch over even at 52.2 percent. The Leaderboard remains quiet, as most of the longer streaks seem to be waiting for just the right game.
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