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Sarah Kwak
November 19, 2007
What to watch and watch for
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November 19, 2007

Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

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SUNDAY 11/18

Mayweather/Hatton 24/7
Welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather (right) will defend his crown against Ricky Hatton on Dec. 8. Until then, the fighters will be featured in this four-part series that takes a behind-the-scenes look at their preparation. Having cameras around is nothing new for Mayweather, who recently competed on Dancing with the Stars. Let's hope his footwork in the ring is better than on the dance floor; he was voted off the show in Week 4. Even Mark Cuban lasted longer.
HBO 10 p.m.

MLS Cup: Revolution vs. Dynamo
It's a rematch of last year's final, which the Dynamo won on penalty kicks. If it once again comes down to a duel between goalkeepers, each team should like its chances. New England's Matt Reis hasn't been scored on in three postseason games, and Houston's Pat Onstad (left) led the league in goals-against average (0.82).
ABC Noon

ATP Masters Cup
No. 1 Roger Federer and No. 2 Rafael Nadal can breathe a little more easily—David Nalbandian won't be playing in the season-ending event in Shanghai. The 25-year-old Argentinean, who beat both stars en route to wins in Spain and France last month, just missed making the eight-man field.
ESPN2 Noon

MONDAY 11/19

Maui Invitational: No. 11 Marquette vs. Chaminade
Marking the 25th anniversary of its upset of Ralph Sampson's Virginia, Division-II Chaminade will open the annual early-season tournament against the Golden Eagles. A repeat of that 1982 shocker doesn't look likely, as Marquette has all five of its starters from last season back. But if Gardner-Webb could beat Kentucky on the road, who says the Swords can't pull off the win at home?
ESPN2 2:30 p.m.

Titans at Broncos
A pair of second-year QBs face off. Struggling Vince Young (left) has thrown just one TD pass and eight interceptions in his last five games, but Tennessee (6--3) is still in the playoff hunt, thanks to a stingy D. Jay Cutler has fought through a badly bruised leg to put up good numbers for defenseless Denver, which has dropped six of eight.
ESPN 8:30 p.m.

SI PICK OF THE WEEK

SATURDAY 11/17

No. 3 Oklahoma at Texas Tech
There have been plenty of shootouts this year, but this one could be the wildest: Each team comes in averaging more than 42 points per game. The Sooners (9--1) have crept into BCS championship game contention behind a balanced attack led by running backs Allen Patrick and DeMarco Murray (left), who has scored 13 TDs. The Red Raiders (7--4), in contrast, rely strictly on their passing game. Tech's QB Graham Harrell leads the country in total offense, and teammate Michael Crabtree (right) is tops in the nation in catches and receiving yards.
ABC 8 p.m.

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