The only thing tougher than playing against Tiger Woods in a major? Playing
against a red-hot Tiger Woods in a major. In his last tournament, the Buick
Open, Woods racked up a career-best 28 birdies en route to a three-stroke
victory. He'll try to win his 12th career major at Medinah No. 3 outside
Chicago--which, at 7,561 yards, is the longest course in major history.
Thursday and Friday TNT 2 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday TNT 11 a.m., CBS 2 p.m.
SI PICK OF THE
The best tickets in Williamsport are the ones you don't even have to pay for.
The 60th Little League World Series kicks off with the first of 32 games.
Lamade Stadium holds 10,000 fans, but as many as 30,000 more can lounge on the
adjoining hillsides for free. Not one of the 16 teams in the field is hotter
than Columbus Northern, the first team from Georgia to advance to the LLWS in
23 years. Columbus went 5--0 in the southeast regional tournament behind
12-year-old ace Kyle Carter (above), who struck out 14 batters in the clincher.
(Through Aug. 27.)
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Connecticut Sun at Washington Mystics
Will the third time be a charm for the Sun? After losing back-to-back Finals,
Connecticut is hoping to win its first WNBA title. The Sun certainly has the
roster for it: All five starters made the Eastern Conference All-Star team, and
one, guard Katie Douglas, was the game's MVP.
NBA TV 7 p.m.
Jeremy Bates vs.
The once-bitten four-time ex-champ (38-8-2) is a lock to be inducted into the
Boxing Hall of Fame. Assuming, of course, he ever retires. At 43, Holyfield
(left) is 2-5-2 in his last nine fights. Tonight he meets the 32-year-old Bates
(21-11-1), who briefly retired last year to work as an insurance
Fox Sports Net 10:30 p.m.
The last time Chellsie Memmel and Nastia Liukin went head-to-head was last
November in Melbourne, when Memmel (left) won the world all-around
championship--by one thousandth of a point. It's safe to assume Liukin hasn't
forgotten about that. Her shot at revenge comes in St. Paul.
NBC 8 p.m.