Mike Tyson vs.
Corey Sanders Not what you want to hear if you're a promoter: In one corner, a
31-year-old journeyman who has lost his last four fights. In the other, an
aging headliner who claims, "I hate fighting." Tyson (above), 40, kicks
off his "World Tour" in Youngstown, Ohio, where he'll have a four-round
exhibition with Sanders (23-10), a former sparring partner.
PPV 10:30 p.m.
Game 1 Michael Young might find a few thank-you cards in his mailbox this week.
The Rangers' shortstop's two-run ninth-inning triple in the All-Star Game
propelled the AL to victory--and gave Detroit home field advantage in the World
Series. The Tigers (page 40) have six days to rest their pitchers, which they
hope won't cool them down. Kenny Rogers (below) hasn't allowed a run in 15
innings in the postseason. Fox 7:30 p.m.
Redskins at Colts
Washington's pass defense is 28th in the NFL--thanks largely to Eli Manning,
who dissected the Skins two weeks ago, completing 70% of his passes and
throwing for 256 yards. Now Washington will get the other Manning. Peyton is
third in the NFL in passing yards and has the Colts 5--0 for the third time in
the last four years. Fox 4 p.m.
Last week defending champion Felix Limo, who won the London Marathon last
April, was forced to pull out of the race due to back pain. That's good news
for Kenyan rivals Robert K. Cheruiyot and Benjamin Maiyo. Cheruiyot set a
course record at the Boston Marathon this year, while Maiyo was the runner-up
to his countryman Limo last year in the Windy City. Live feed at
chicagomarathon.com 8 a.m.
Rockets at Heat
It's been a busy summer for Shaquille O'Neal. In June he helped deliver Miami's
first NBA championship. In August he was in China (below) signing an
endorsement deal with sportswear designer Li Ning. Then he returned to South
Florida to open his second Shaq Sport gym. O'Neal's final exhibition game will
be against a Houston team that's been missing Yao Ming, who is nursing an
ESPN 8 p.m.
SI PICK OF THE WEEK
The last time Rutgers and Pitt met in a meaningful game was, well, never. But
the Panthers and the Scarlet Knights are both already bowl eligible, and
they'll use this game at Heinz Field to jockey for position in the Big East.
Rutgers is 6--0 for the first time since 1976, and 6--1 Pitt is off to its best
start since Dan Marino was under center. Tyler Palko (left) is no Marino, but
he's doing a good impression; the senior leads the nation in passing
efficiency. Rutgers does most of its damage on the ground: Sophomore Ray Rice
(right) is on pace for an 1,800-yard season.
ESPN2 5:45 p.m.