AUG. 29-SEPT. 4
FOX 1 PM
Yankees at Red Sox
Time is running out for the Sawx to catch New Yawk. After today they'll face the division leaders only four times, including a series a week later in the Bronx.
CBS 6 PM
No. 8 USC at No. 6 Auburn
In his first start as USC's quarterback, sophomore Matt Leinhart faces the nation's premier linebacking duo of Karlos Dansby and Dontarrious Thomas.
ABC 12:30 PM
World Track and Field Championships
The meet wraps up with Morocco's Hicham El Guerrouj attempting to seize his first title in the 5,000 meters one day after the finals in the 1,500—an event he's won three years in a row.
NBC 1 PM
Winston Cup: Southern 500
The return of Jimmy Spencer (back from suspension after slugging Kurt Busch) adds spice to the last Labor Day-weekend race at Darlington.
ABC 8 PM
Jets at Redskins
After Washington's signing of four Jets free agents over the summer, expect New York to make sure everybody is on the return flight from the season opener.
ABC 8 PM
No. 17 Washington at No. 2 Ohio State
With Maurice Clarett out, Huskies quarterback Cody Pickett (page 54) can take the early Heisman lead. But he's never faced a defense like the Buckeyes' (13.1 points per game in 2002).