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Sarah Kwak
August 13, 2007
What to watch and watch for
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August 13, 2007

Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

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THURSDAY 8/9
Colts at Cowboys
Until J.K. Rowling becomes the Patriots' coach, Tony Dungy's claim to fame as the only person to coach a team to a Super Bowl victory and write a New York Times best seller looks safe. Last week Dungy's memoir, Quiet Strength, became the first football book to top the bestseller list. Back from his publicity tour, Dungy (above) will lead the Super Bowl champs in their first preseason game, against Dallas, whose new coach, Wade Phillips, is already feeling heat. Says Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, "I think we have every right to think we will be better than we were last year."
FOX 8 p.m.

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THURSDAY 8/9
PGA Championship
Earlier this summer, before the U.S. Open, Rory Sabbatini declared that Tiger Woods was "as beatable as ever." He was right: Woods failed to win the U.S. or the British Open. But the South African wasn't the one doing the beating; Sabbatini finished 51st at the U.S. Open and missed the cut at Carnoustie. And last weekend Sabbatini blew a one-shot 54-hole lead as Woods won the Bridgestone Invitational. Sabbatini, who is up to sixth in the FedEx Cup standings, will get his next shot at Woods in the season's final major, at Southern Hills in Tulsa. Thursday and Friday, TNT 2 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, CBS 2 p.m.

FRIDAY 8/10
Ty Murray's Celebrity Bull Riding Challenge
It's like The Surreal Life: Cowboy Edition. Nine marginal celebrities live together on a ranch, looking to extend their 15 minutes of fame eight seconds at a time. Among those at bullriding boot camp: Vanilla Ice (below), Stephen Baldwin and former NFL wide receiver Rocket Ismail.
CMT 9 p.m.

SATURDAY 8/11
Indiana Fever at Detroit Shock
Indiana is just 1--6 since forward Tamika Catchings went down with a foot injury, which has allowed Detroit to pull away in the Eastern Conference standings. The Fever is now trying to hold off Connecticut to secure home court in the first round of the playoffs—when it hopes to get Catchings back.
ABC 1:30 p.m.

All-American Baseball Classic
Showcasing the country's best high school seniors, the fifth annual charity game pits East against West. One to watch: Tim Melville (right), a 6'5" righty from Holt High outside St. Louis; he fanned 117 in 63 innings as a junior.
FSN 3 p.m.

TUESDAY 8/14
In Stores: Madden '08
The Madden curse almost claimed another victim. Five of the last seven players to appear on the game's cover have suffered serious injuries. This year's cover boy, Vince Young, who was 8--5 as a rookie starter last year, risked harm at practice last week when he threw a punch at teammate Donnie Nickey, who was wearing a helmet.

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