You'll have to get up early to catch ESPN2's telecasts of the season-opening series — Boston vs Oakland from Tokyo — at 5 a.m. Tuesday and 5 a.m. Wednesday. Daisuke Matsuzaka, a Japan native, will start for the Red Sox in the opener. Gary Thorne and Steve Phillips will call both games, which will be replayed at 1 p.m. FSN will air two Texas Rangers exhibition games: Seattle, 3 p.m. Saturday; San Francisco, 3 p.m. Sunday.
The Hornets host Boston, which has the league's best record, at 7 p.m. Saturday on Cox 7. Dallas hosts San Antonio at noon Sunday on KOCO-5.
Tiger Woods seeks his sixth consecutive PGA Tour title in the World Golf Championships 1-5 p.m. today on Golf Channel (Cox 60) and 1-5 p.m. Saturday and 2-6 p.m. Sunday on KFOR-4.