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THE WEEK AHEAD
Julia Morrill
July 05, 2004
WHAT TO WATCH AND WATCH FOR
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July 05, 2004

The Week Ahead

WHAT TO WATCH AND WATCH FOR

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FRIDAY 2
FROM BALLFIELDS TO BATTLEFIELDS
CSTV 7 PM
Senator John McCain hosts a look at athletes who have gone to war, including Pat Tillman and 1939 Heisman winner Nile Kinnick of Iowa, who was killed in World War II. The American Forces Network will televise the show to troops in 177 countries and territories.

SATURDAY 3

TOUR DE FRANCE
OLN 8 PM
Lance Armstrong begins his quest for his sixth title, and OLN begins 350 hours of coverage over 23 days.

A'S AT GIANTS
FOX 4 PM
Oakland's newly acquired closer, Octavio Dotel, has blown all three of his career save chances against the Giants.

SUNDAY 4

EURO 2004 FINAL
PAY-PER-VIEW 2:45 PM
The French won't defend the crown; Les Bleus lost to Greece in the quarterfinals.

RED, WHITE AND BLUE
NBA TV NOON
A day of ABA programming from 1976, including Dr. J in the slam dunk contest, Larry Brown coaching in the finals and a game called by a 24-year-old Bob Costas.

MONDAY 5
BRAVES AT EXPOS
ESPN 7 PM
The Expos are in the middle of their last home-away-from-home-stand in San Juan, P.R., where they've gone 13-15 over two seasons. Local hero Jose Vidro, who leads the team with 34 RBIs, tries to help Montreal improve on the majors' worst record (25-48).

TUESDAY 6

MUHAMMAD ALI VS. JOE FRAZIER
ESPN CLASSIC 10 PM
The third and final meeting—better known as the Thrilla in Manila.

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