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SURFING THE TUBE.

Byline: TOM HOFFARTH

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Lately, the Sharks have had about as much bite as a Barbara Walters' Oscars special. Sure, it gives more false hope to the Kings for this critical home-and-home series. But which team wants to stay in the playoffs more? NHL: San Jose at Kings, Fox Sports Net, 7:30 p.m. (Also: Kings at San Jose, FSN, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday)

TUESDAY

Would you pay to watch a soccer game on TV? Or would they have to pay you? Soccer: World Cup qualifier, Columbia vs. Bolivia, pay per view ($29.95), 4 p.m.; Peru vs. Chile, pay per view ($29.95), 6:30 p.m. (Also, pay per view has Cup qualifiers Wednesday: England vs. Albania, 11 a.m.; and U.S. vs. Honduras, $19.95, 5:30 p.m.)

WEDNESDAY

Tyson Chandler (pictured), the 7-foot star out of Dominguez High in Compton, will become the 13th player in the past five years to skip college and go straight to the NBA draft, following in the financial footsteps of Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant and Tracy McGrady. So this is a chance to show his draft potential one more time against today's prep elite. Ty might not be guaranteed a career as a pro star, but here, he's at least going to go home with a postgame Happy Meal. High school basketball: McDonald's All-American Game, ESPN2, 6 p.m.; NBA: Sacramento at Lakers, Fox Sports Net, 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY

The PGA's BellSouth Classic usually loses the highest-profile players - including Tiger Woods - because they choose not to go out the week before the Masters. But even Joe Durant has big-timed these guys because he got an Augusta invite. We'll still watch. Golf: BellSouth Classic, first round, USA Network, 4 p.m. (tape); USA has second round Friday at 4 p.m.; NBC has the third and final rounds Saturday and Sunday at noon.

FRIDAY

Tennessee failed to get to the women's Final Four. That can't be good for Pat Summitt after what the Vols' athletic department did to Jerry Green. NCAA women's basketball Final Four: First semifinal, ESPN2, 4 p.m.; second semifinal, ESPN2, 6:30 p.m. (ESPN2 covers Sunday's final from St. Louis at 5:30 p.m.)

SATURDAY

``This Maryland team reminds me of Kansas in 1988,'' Dick Vitale says. ``Danny Manning and the Miracles were 12-8 before making their charge to cut down the nets at the Final Four. Could the Terps be doing the same thing, coming on strong at the right time?'' NCAA men's basketball Final Four in Minneapolis: Maryland vs. Duke, Channel 2, 2:30 p.m., followed by Michigan State vs. Arizona; NHL: Colorado at Kings, Channel 7, noon.

SUNDAY

What would A-Rod's salary translate to in Puerto Rican dollars? While you work on that one - Puerto Rico is a U.S. possession, dude - 2001 MLB fires up for real. Baseball: Texas vs. Toronto in San Juan, Puerto Rico, ESPN, 1 p.m.; NBA: New York at Lakers, Channel 4, 2:30 p.m.

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