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The Week in TV Sports
John Walters
February 23, 1998
Olympics: Final Days
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February 23, 1998

The Week In Tv Sports

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Olympics: Final Days

XVIII WINTER GAMES
Best Events
The Jamaican bobsled team-last seen, we believe, at Ross Rebagliati's going-away party-will aim for a finish in the top 10 in the four-man event (Saturday, 7 p.m., tape-delay). Look for a U.S. sled (the one driven by Brian Shimer) to pick off a medal for the first time since 1956. The men's gold medal hockey game is live (Saturday, 11:35 p.m.). Finally, any Alpine events not completed by the start of Sunday's closing ceremonies (8 p.m., tape-delay) should be rescheduled for Pebble Beach.

Saturday 2/21
SOCCER
U.S. vs. The Netherlands
To those who snipe, "Soccer, the sport of the future, and it always will be," we retort, " U.S. 1, Brazil O"—the monumental Feb. 10 semifinal CONCACAF Gold Cup win against the 1994 World Cup champions. Led by Yugoslav expatriate Preki, who scored the goal against Brazil, defender Eddie Pope and goalkeeper Casey Keller (left), who deflects shots even more deftly than Mike McCuny does, the Americans won six straight matches before losing 1-0 to Mexico on Sunday. In this match in Miami—the first meeting between the Dutch and U.S. squads—the Americans will have to closely mark forward Patrick Kluivert.
? ESPN, 2 PM

Sunday 2/22
COLLEGE BASKETBALL
UCLA at Duke
Blue Devils senior point guard Steve Wojciechowski is a special player: He's the Dukie most likely to provide leadership, accrue floor burns and spell his coach's name correctly. Wojo and junior guard Trajan Langdon, an Alaskan with a pacific demeanor, offer emotional ballast for an otherwise callow Duke squad ranked No. 2 at week's end. For the No. 12 Bruins, two freshmen guards, roommates Baron Davis and Earl Watson, have been providing the spark.
?ABC, 1:30 PM

Wednesday 2/25
GOLF
Dubai Desert Classic

Knock, knock.

Who's there?

Dubai.

Dubai who?

I'm a sheik, I can buy anyone.

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