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

April 01, 2012|By Brian Moore, RedEye

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"Imperfect: An Improbable Life"

Available Tuesday.

The story of Jim Abbott might be a mystery to younger fans of baseball, but his story captured the hearts—and headlines—when the N.Y. Yankees pitcher threw a no-hitter against Cleveland in 1993. With one hand. Abbott was born without a right hand, but that didn't matter. In this memoir, Abbott tells his story.

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Cubs vs. Washington

1:20 p.m. Thursday, Wrigley Field

It's a new era for the Cubs, but don't expect much—yet. Theo Epstein and his staff have reshaped the Cubs roster, so expectations are pretty low, but there's nothing in sports much better than baseball's Opening Day, especially at Wrigley Field.


WATCH

The Masters

2 p.m. Thursday, ESPN; 2:30 p.m. Friday, ESPN

Golf's biggest event of the year is here—and look who's heating up at just the right time. Tiger Woods is coming off a win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational last week and is playing some of the best golf since his infamous meltdown in 2009. A win would give him wins in 15 majors, three shy of Jack Nicklaus' record.

WATCH

White Sox at Texas

1:05 p.m. Friday, CSN

Like the Cubs, the Sox's fortunes aren't exactly looking up. Manager Ozzie Guillen is gone, so is stalwart pitcher Mark Buehrle. But, hey, if there's little expected of them, then they could surprise us all, right?

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Rush vs. Kansas City

7 p.m. Saturday, Allstate Arena

The undefeated and division-leading Rush take on the winless and last-place Command in this Arena Football League showdown! You're not buying it, are ya? Just go. It's football indoors. You'll thank me later.

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