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Media Monitor

NATIONAL TV MONITOR: Last night's 11:00pm ET 60-minute edition of ESPN's "SportsCenter" led with the Tennessee-UConn NCAA women's national championship game, followed by Twins-Yankees and Wizards-Cavaliers. ESPN's "Around The Horn" led with the key factors in Syracuse's national championship victory, followed by whether Kansas men's basketball coach Roy Williams should become Univ. of NC head coach, and the success/failure of the '03 NCAA Tournament. ESPN's "PTI" led with Syracuse-Kansas, followed by whether Syracuse F Carmelo Anthony is the best freshman ever in college basketball, and Williams' remarks in a post-game interview with CBS Sports' Bonnie Bernstein. Syracuse men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim discussed the national championship game during the show's "Five Good Minutes" segment. FSN's "BDSSP" led with a roundtable discussion on Syracuse-Kansas and Williams' remarks, followed by interviews with Boeheim and PGA Tour player David Duval.

REGIONAL TV MONITOR: FSN's "New England Sports Tonight" led with Red Sox-Blue Jays, followed by the Celtics announcing G Tony Delk will start tonight against the Wizards, and a preview of the Bruins-Devils playoff series. FSN's "Southwest Sports Report" led with Trail Blazers-Rockets, followed by Suns-Nuggets and Reds-Astros.

ON THE AIR: NCWO Chair Martha Burk and SI writer Alan Shipnuck appeared on NBC's "Today" show to discuss the Augusta National controversy. Lakers C Shaquille O'Neal and G Kobe Bryant will be on ABC's "The Bachelor." TNT NBA analyst Jeff Van Gundy will be on CBS' "The Late Late Show" with Craig Kilborn. Former LSU basketball coach Dale Brown, author John Feinstein and actor Mike O'Malley are scheduled to appear on FSN's "BDSSP," Lisa Guerrero's final appearance on the show. HBO will air the sixth installment of its boxing series, "Legendary Nights," featuring the '90 Mike Tyson-Buster Douglas bout. Winston Cup drivers Jeff Gordon, Dale Jarrett, Jeff Burton, Ricky Craven and Jeff Green made taped appearances on "Wheel of Fortune" last night as part of the show's NASCAR-themed week.

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