? Evander Holyfield vs. John Ruiz
HBO 10:30 PM
Originally scheduled for Beijing (The Brawl at the Wall), the rubber match between Holyfield and WBA champion Ruiz (37-4, 27 KOs) will take place at the Bingo Hall of the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. (down the road from the 29-year-old Ruiz's hometown of Chelsea, Mass.). That setting should suit Holyfield (37-5-1, 25 KOs) perfectly: The graying, 39-year-old Real Deal's involvement in boxing could soon be limited to watching his old fights on ESPN Classic.
? Dolphins at 49ers
CBS 4 PM
Miami's last victory in this sporadic series (4-4 alltime) came on Nov. 6, 1983, the year Return of the Jedi was thrilling 13-year-olds like Jeff Garcia of Gilroy, Calif. Today the kid from Gilroy is San Francisco's Jedi passing master, with a 90.6 quarterback rating (third in the NFC), and a leading candidate for the NFL's MVP award. Against the Dolphins, Garcia will test a Miami pass defense that the Force has been with all season.
? Memphis at Temple
ESPN2 9 PM
If Tigers freshman guard Dajuan Wagner puts up 100 points (as he did last season in one high school game) against the Owls' famed matchup zone, Temple coach John Chaney may be looking daggers at John Calipari yet again. (The two have made up since 1994, when an irate Chaney threatened to "kill" Calipari, who was coaching UMass at the time, over Calipari's zeal in working the refs.) Tonight's game at Temple's Liacouras Center marks a homecoming for the wondrous Wagner (23.3 points per game at week's end), who hails from nearby Camden, N.J.
? Steelers at Ravens
ESPN 8:30 PM
Baltimore (8-4) loves nothing more than to hop on the Bus. Quoth the Raven Ray Lewis on facing Pittsburgh running back Jerome (the Bus) Bettis: "I would hope they would run him. We get up for those kinds of games." The evidence backs up Lewis, the Super Bowl champions' All-Pro linebacker: The Ravens haven't allowed a 100-yard rusher in 49 games, though Bettis (above, 36) came close with 91 yards in Baltimore's 13-10 win at Heinz Field on Nov. 4. If the injured hip that derailed Bettis last week against the Jets isn't hampering him, we could be saying nevermore to the Ravens' streak. What would also help the Steelers (10-2) would be for kicker Kris Brown's wheels not to fall off again. Brown missed four of five field goal attempts in last month's defeat, including a potential game-tying boot from 35 yards with 14 seconds left.
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