Mano a mano, no ma�ana, en Espa�a. You think the Inquisition was torture? Only lives were at stake. The final day of play from Valderrama, Spain, features 12 singles matches between the top golfers from Europe and the U.S. Though these pairings will not be determined until after Saturday's play, we can dream: How about 1997 Masters champion Tiger Woods versus three-time Masters winner Nick Faldo? Or Davis Love III facing Costantino Rocca (above) in a rematch of their 1993 round that hung in the balance until the 18th hole? The last two Cups have seen the team that trailed as Sunday dawned rally to win.
? NBC, 8 AM
49ers at Panthers
The term "separated head" has yet to appear on an NFL injury report, but quarterbacks Kerry Collins (broken jaw) of Carolina (below, 12) and Steve Young (concussion) of San Francisco have come perilously close this year. The good news for Young: Carolina's most prolific sacker of 1996, Kevin Greene, now plays on his team. The bad news: The Panthers had seven sacks against San Diego two weeks ago, after which Greene's replacement, Michael Barrow, said, "You couldn't get Jesus to stand back there the way we were coming." Honey, where's the Advil?
?ABC, 9 PM
Before They Were Pros
Brett Favre naked—at age two. Home movies and interviews with family and friends expose the wonder years of five NFL standouts. For example, despite being a three-sport star at Henryetta (Okla.) High, Troy Aikman won his lone title in typing. Wayne Chrebet drew inspiration from his dad, Wayne Sr., who finished second in the Mr. America bodybuilding competition in 1989. Comic relief is provided by the Favre men, who are wholly unapologetic about their chronic, um, favreting. Future Hall of Famers Marcus Allen and John Elway are also profiled.
?TNT, 8 PM
Panthers at Flyers
On opening night of the NHL season, let us pause to remember the dead: the Hartford Whalers (antiquing is now Connecticut's major professional sport), the puck (scoring hit a 27-year low last season) and Philadelphia's Legion of Doom line. Gone in a trade is Mikael Renberg, and until last week center Eric Lindros's other wingman John LeClair (right), was a contract holdout. LeClair, coming off two straight 50-goal seasons, rejoined the Flyers after management promised to renegotiate his relatively paltry $1.4 million-per-year deal. Now if only Philadelphia, swept by Detroit in June's Stanley Cup finals, can put to rest its new nickname, Legion of Broom."
? ESPN, 7:30 PM
Jamaica vs. U.S.
The joint was packed for the first World Cup qualifier between these two nations last March in Kingston, a match that ended in a 0-0 dreadlock. No goal nets will be frayed at the end of this rematch in Washington, D.C., either. Jamaica's self-proclaimed Reggae Boyz have scored just four goals in seven qualifying matches but, like the Americans, appear likely to garner a berth in the 1998 World Cup, their first, regardless of the outcome of this match. A reggae jingle getting copious airplay in Kingston includes these lines:
Jamaica's going to France, Jamaica's going to France....
Them beat up on other teams and mash up all their dreams....
The ska's the limit.
? ESPN, 7:30 PM
All times Eastern. Schedules are subject to change.