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OLYMPICS OPENING CEREMONIES NBC 8 PM > Let the Games begin! The 28th Summer Olympics kick off with the Parade of Nations and the torch-lighting ceremony. Details are being kept hush-hush, but rumor has it that part of the infield of the 75,000-seat Olympic Stadium will be filled with water.
NO HUDDLE NFL NETWORK 7:30 PM > Get a look at half the league, as host Paul Burmeister surfs among eight preseason games. ? HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Earvin Johnson, born in Lansing, Mich., turns 45. These days Magic is a vice president of the Lakers, and he just opened Compton?s first Starbucks.
CARDINALS AT BRAVES ESPN 8 PM > They?re not as renowned as an erstwhile trio of Atlanta aces, but Braves starters Mike Hampton, Russ Ortiz and Jaret Wright are 16?0 since July 1. ? PGA CHAMPIONSHIP, FINAL ROUND CBS 2 PM > KISS fanatic Shaun Micheel (right, in makeup) defends his crown.