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The Week in TV Sports
Chris Ballard
July 30, 2001
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July 30, 2001

The Week In Tv Sports

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SATURDAY 7/28

?MLS All-Star Game
ABC 3:30 PM
Today ABC will finally answer that most vexing of questions: What do cleats sound like from below? Yes, in the never-ending game of aural one-upmanship that is network TV, ABC is not only miking a player on each team but also putting three microphones underneath the turf at San Jose's Spartan Stadium. All-Stars slated to provide bipedal percussion include two of San Jose's own Earthquakes, defender Jeff Agoos and forward Landon Donovan.

? Roy Jones Jr. vs. Julio Gonzalez
TVKO ($39.95) 9 PM
" Mr. Roy Jones and me, we're gonna be big stars." Had he sung it this way, at least the Counting Crows' Adam Duritz would have been right on one count. Since being robbed of 1988 Olympic gold, Mr. Jones (44-1, 36 KOs) has become not only the light heavyweight champion but also arguably the world's best boxer, which doesn't bode well for the tough but overmatched Gonzalez (27-0, 17 KOs). As far as this Julio's musical prophecy goes, he should prepare to say goodbye to more than Rosie, the Queen of Corona—his undefeated record is in jeopardy as well.

MONDAY 7/30
?Battle at Bighorn
ABC 8 PM
Night putting? Golf during prime time? Chromosomal chemistry on the course? Surely to some golf purists, this made-for-TV event pitting Tiger Woods and Annika Sorenstam against David Duval and Karrie Webb is right up there in the sacrilege department with cats and dogs living together. For the rest of us it's a chance to see four of the world's best golfers square off in a $1.7 million, one-round, match-play exhibition.

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WEDNESDY 8/1
?Hard Knocks: Training Camp With the Baltimore Ravens
HBO 11 PM
In an attempt to redress the scandalous lack of exposure given to pro football players, HBO and NFL Films will shoot more than 700 hours of film at Westminster (Md.) College during the Super Bowl champions' camp, which begins on Sunday. The edited version will be telecast on six consecutive Wednesdays. With access to dorms, coaches' meetings, training rooms and practices, the filmmakers aim to chronicle in each one-hour episode the hopes and expectations of stars like linebacker Ray Lewis (above, 52), has-beens and wannabes. Our suggestion for the accompanying drinking game most likely to maintain your sobriety? Chug a beer every time coach Brian Billick appears to be having anything resembling fun.

ALL TIMES EASTERN. SCHEDULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

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