Like clambakes and college orientations, the Deutsche has become a Labor Day
weekend tradition in New England. It's also one of the few tournaments that
Tiger Woods has never won. Woods will try to unseat defending champ Olin Browne
(above) in Norton, Mass., in his final tune-up before the Ryder Cup.
Friday USA 3 p.m.; Saturday USA 3 p.m.; Sunday ABC 5 p.m.; Monday ABC 3
No. 2 Notre Dame
at Georgia Tech
It's been 18 years since the Irish last won a national title, their longest
drought since the Four Horsemen roamed South Bend. Notre Dame and its
high-powered offense, led by Heisman hopeful quarterback Brady Quinn, hope to
take the first step toward ending that drought against the Yellow Jackets, who
ranked ninth in the ACC in pass defense (213.6 yards per game) in 2005.
ABC 8 p.m.
SI PICK OF THE
heavyweights aren't what they used to be, but at least Samuel Peter (left) and
James Toney (right) had the kind of old-fashioned they-really-hate-each-other
press conference that gets your attention. (After a tirade Toney threw a water
glass at Peter's manager and was escorted out by security.) Many think the
25-year-old Peter (26--1), a.k.a. the Nigerian Nightmare, is the future of the
division. Toney (69-4-3), 38, is on the downside, but he hasn't lost since
1997. The winner tonight in L.A. becomes the top-rated challenger for Oleg
Maskaev's WBC title.
Showtime 10 p.m.
Championship: Gold Medal Game
Team USA battered the competition in group play (average margin of victory in
its five wins: 23.0 points) and appears destined to face Argentina in the
final. The 2004 Olympic gold medalists, who also finished group play
undefeated, are led by Spurs guard Manu Gin�bili (left) and Bulls forward
ESPN2 6:30 a.m.
Go Pro or Go
CSTV hops on the reality bandwagon with this three-week series, in which 16 of
the country's top women's college volleyball players compete for a spot on the
AVP Crocs Tour. Their first challenge: the three-day AVP Invitational Camp in
Manhattan Beach, Calif.
CSTV 8 p.m.