Sun, March 9
If anyone can step into the shoes of Carl Sagan, it's Neil deGrasse Tyson. The amiable astrophysicist guides viewers through space and time in this impressive reimagining of Sagan's early-1980s series. Special effects have come a long way since then, and the visuals are nothing short of spectacular. The premiere episode profiles 16th-century friar Giordano Bruno, burned as a heretic for suggesting that the sun was a mere star.
Race No. 3 on the 2014 Sprint Cup schedule takes the drivers in NASCAR's top series to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the Kobalt 400. Matt Kenseth, who won here a year ago on his birthday ahead of a hard-charging Kasey Kahne, will do battle on the 1.5-mile tri-oval in a field that includes Carl Edwards, Danica Patrick, Brad Keselowski, Jimmie Johnson and Joey Logano.
Two Big Ten rivals bound for next week's NCAA Tournament clash today in Columbus, where the Ohio State Buckeyes welcome in the Michigan State Spartans. The Spartans, ranked No. 13 at this writing, won a thriller the last time they faced the No. 24 Buckeyes in January, when Keith Appling's tiebreaking three-pointer with 29 seconds left in overtime keyed a 72-68 Spartans home victory.