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The Week Ahead
Julia Morrill
January 17, 2005
What to watch and watch for
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January 17, 2005

The Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

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FRIDAY 14

In Theaters: Coach Carter | Samuel L. Jackson stars in the story of a tough hoops coach. NCAA Hockey, Army at Air Force CSTV 8 p.m. | The game will be telecast to bases in 178 countries, including Iraq, where eight former Black Knights are stationed.

SATURDAY 15

Figure Skating, U.S. Championships ABC 4 p.m. | In Portland, Michelle Kwan, 24, goes for her eighth national title in a row. Colts at Patriots CBS 4:30 p.m. | The divisional playoff is a rematch of last year's AFC Championship Game, which New England won 24--14.

SUNDAY 16

On This Day | One hundred years ago Ottawa's Frank McGee scored 14 goals in a Stanley Cup playoff game against Dawson City; his record still stands. Women's Basketball, No. 17 Rutgers at No. 10 Ohio State ESPN2 3 p.m. | Rutgers has upset three top 10 teams.

MONDAY 17

Suns at Pistons NBATV 3:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Day matinee pits Phoenix's dynamic offense--led by Steve Nash (an NBA-high 11.0 assists per game), the Suns average nearly eight points per game more than any other team--against the league's second-stingiest D.

TUESDAY 18

NASCAR Preseason Thunder SPEED 7 p.m. | A test session for the season-opening Daytona 500 on Feb. 20 is open to fans. Australian Open ESPN2 11 p.m. | Day 3 from Down Under. Roger Federer looks for his fourth title in his last five Grand Slam events.

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