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
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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
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.
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
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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.
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SI PICK OF THE
No. 3 Oklahoma at
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
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