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Lampley Faces Fight of His Own

June 22, 2001|LARRY STEWART

Fox Sports Net 2 will televise the high school all-star football game that features players from California and Florida on Saturday at 1 p.m. from Santa Barbara. Jim Watson, John Jackson and Mike Lamb are the announcers for the game that benefits the Ronald McDonald House. . . . Double duty: Martina Navratilova will be busy at Wimbledon again, announcing for TNT--which starts its coverage Monday at 8 a.m.--and playing doubles. She and Arantxa Sanchez Vicario are seeded 16th. . . . On Sunday at 4 p.m., ESPN Classic will replay the 1995 game in which Cal Ripken broke Lou Gehrig's record by playing in his 2,131st consecutive game. He also homered in Baltimore's 4-2 victory over the Angels.

"Fire in Ice," a review of the Kings' season, makes its debut on Fox Sports Net tonight at 8. Bill Macdonald and Jim Fox are the co-hosts. . . . An interview Barry Bonds did with Roy Firestone will serve as the "Sunday Conversation" segment of ESPN's "SportsCenter" Sunday night at 8. . . . The NHL draft will be televised by ESPN2 Saturday at 9 a.m., and the NBA draft will be on TNT Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. . . . On XTRA (690), Lee Hamilton will have a special NHL draft show Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m., and will devote his regular Wednesday show to the NBA draft. . . . KSPN (1110) will broadcast a Mighty Ducks draft party Saturday at the ESPN Zone in Anaheim from 9-10:30 a.m. KSPN's "Thoroughbred Los Angeles" show, with Mike Willman and Kurt Hoover, will move to 10:30.

Boxing beat: Sugar Ray Leonard and ESPN have entered into an agreement in which Leonard will promote monthly fight cards for ESPN2, beginning Aug. 3. . . . KSPN dispatched boxing expert Johnny Ortiz to the MGM Grand to provide prefight coverage on the "McDonnell-Douglas" show. . . . Rich Marotta's "Neutral Corner" boxing show on KXTA (1150) tonight after postgame "Dodgertalk" will originate from the MGM Grand.

In Closing

ESPN begins a new reality-based series, "The Season," Tuesday at 5 p.m. with a look at Tiger Woods at the U.S. Open. The second show July 5 will follow the Philadelphia 76ers through the NBA Finals. Eventually, one of the shows will feature a winner.


What Los Angeles Is Watching

A sampling of L.A. Nielsen ratings for June 16-17:



Over-the-air Channel Rating Share Golf: U.S. Open 4 6.1 17 Baseball: Dodgers at Angels 9 2.6 6 Horse racing: Stephen Foster Handicap 2 1.2 3 Soccer: World Cup qualifying, U.S. vs. Jamaica 7 1.1 3 College World Series: Miami vs. Stanford 2 1.0 3 Baseball: Oakland at San Francisco 11 0.8 2




Cable Network Rating Share Baseball: Boston at Atlanta TBS 1.3 3 Horse racing: Hollywood Park Today FSN2 0.7 2 Drag racing: NHRA qualifying at Columbus, Ohio ESPN2 0.5 1 Auto racing: NASCAR Busch Grand National 300 FX 0.3 1 NFL Europe: Frankfurt vs. Rhein FSN 0.3 1 Soccer: Galaxy at Miami ESPN2 0.3 1





Over-the-air Channel Rating Share Golf: U.S. Open 4 7.0 19 Auto racing: NASCAR Winston Cup Pocono 500 11 2.4 7 Auto racing: CART Grand Prix of Detroit 7 0.6 4 Auto racing: Trans-Am Motor City 100 (tape) 2 0.6 2 Auto racing: IRL Radisson Indy 200 7 0.4 1




Cable Network Rating Share Baseball: Dodgers at Angels FSN 1.4 4 Horse racing: Hollywood Park Today FSN2 1.1 3 Baseball: Boston at Atlanta ESPN 1.0 2 Drag racing: NHRA Nationals at Columbus, Ohio ESPN2 0.7 2 Golf: U.S. Open highlights ESPN2 0.6 1 WNBA basketball: Utah at Houston ESPN2 0.3 1


Weekday ratings: THURSDAY, June 14: U.S. Open, Ch. 4, 2.7/9. FRIDAY, June 15: Lakers at Philadelphia, Ch. 4, 26.1/41; U.S. Open, Ch. 4, 3.9/12. MONDAY: U.S. Open, Ch. 4, 3.2/11.

Note: Each rating point represents 53,542 L.A. households. Cable ratings reflect the entire market, even though cable is in only 63% of L.A. households.

Look Who's Talking

Sports figures to be featured on TV and radio, today through Thursday:

Lisa Leslie--"Player's Journal," today, 5 p.m., Lifetime

Larry Bird--"SportsCentury," today, 5 and 8 p.m., ESPN Classic

Sugar Ray Leonard, Oscar De La Hoya--"Southern California Sports Report," today, 10 p.m., Fox Sports Net

Sammy Sosa--"Page One," 9:30 a.m., CNN; 10:30 a.m, 12:30 and 6:30 p.m., CNN/SI

Sigi Schmid, New York Post columnist and author Tom Keegan--"Irv Kaze Show," Saturday, 6-7 p.m., KRLA (870)

Ryan Klesko--"Southern California Sports Report," Saturday, 10 p.m., Fox Sports Net

Ricky Rudd--"NASCAR This Morning," Sunday, 7:30 a.m., Fox Sports Net

Buddy McGirt, Aaron Pryor--"Ringside With Johnny Ortiz," Sunday, 8-11 p.m., KSPN (1110)

Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens--"Up Close Special With Roy Firestone, Monday, 4 p.m., ESPN

Martina Navratilova--"SportsCentury," Monday

Loren Woods--"Up Close," Monday, 2:30 p.m., ESPN, 11:30 p.m., ESPN2

Kenyon Martin--"Up Close," Tuesday

Tiger Woods--"The Season," Tuesday, 5 p.m., ESPN

John McEnroe--"SportsCentury," Tuesday

Brandi Chastain, Julie Foudy--"Up Close," Wednesday

Frank Robinson--"SportsCentury," Wednesday

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