7 p.m., NESN

Dice-K vs. Ichiro II, Japan’s most anticipated sequel since Godzilla vs. Mothra.

MLS: Revolution at United

7 p.m., ESPN2

An American soccer team calling itself the United is worse than a British baseball team calling itself the Yankees. Why aren’t soccer fans up in arms about this?

NHL: Canucks at Ducks, Game 5

9 p.m., Versus

The fifth game of any seven-game series is often referred to as the “all-important Game 5.” This must make the other games feel inadequate. Let’s give them all a trophy.

NBA: Rockets at Jazz, Game 6

8 p.m., TNT

Tracy McGrady looked like Magic Johnson in Game 5, dishing out assists left and right. Andrei Kirilenko still looked like Ivan Drago.

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