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Chris Mannix
September 04, 2006
What to watch and watch for
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September 04, 2006

Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

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THURSDAY 8/31

Deutsche Bank Championship
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 p.m.

SATURDAY 9/2

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.

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SATURDAY 9/2

The Contenders

No, 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.

SUNDAY 9/3

FIBA World 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´┐Żbili (left) and Bulls forward Andres Nocioni.
ESPN2 6:30 a.m.

Go Pro or Go Home
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.

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