Starting Five: The to-do list for sports fans this week

February 26, 2012|By Brian Moore, RedEye



Available Tuesday for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

The arcade classic get the long-awaited home-console treatment. Along with snowboard racing and trick moves, players can "conquer the planet" with a more adventure-like mode in which players can explore some of the world's most notorious mountain peaks designed using real-world NASA topographical data. Let's see Shaun White do that.


"Baseball Prospectus 2012"

Available Tuesday.

If you're a fantasy baseball player or just a hard-core stathead, this is the book for you. Full of stats, essays, analysis and projections, the "Prospectus" is considered the industry leader. And since it's as thick as a phone book, it's bound to say at least one nice thing about the Cubs or the White Sox.


"WWE: Royal Rumble 2012"

Available Tuesday on DVD, Blu-ray

Thirty men enter, one man leaves. That man was Sheamus, who was awarded a main-event match at WrestleMania 28 in April for winning the Rumble. As part of the supercard that Jan. 29 in St. Louis, Chicago's CM Punk retained his WWE Championship against Dolph Ziggler.


Blackhawks vs. Toronto

7 p.m. Wednesday, United Center

What better way to spend Leap Day than with an Original Six matchup that is huge for both teams and their playoff positioning. The Maple Leafs are a few points out of the playoffs while the Hawks are a few points ahead of the No. 8 spot.


Express vs. Toledo

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sears Centre Arena

More hockey? Sure. Chicago vs. the Walleye. Sounds like the latest menace invading Lake Michigan.

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