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Week Ahead
Chris Mannix
November 27, 2006
What to watch and watch for
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November 27, 2006

Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

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FRIDAY 11/24

On Shelves: Starbury 1
The Road Shoe
Knicks guard Stephon Marbury has been erratic this season, but his line of low-priced footwear is a hit. (The shoe he released in August—no different in quality, he says, from $100 sneakers—sold out in three days.) Marbury's latest, which he's wearing for road games (above), drops today and will sell for $14.98.


Rangers at Penguins
Which is brighter, Pittsburgh's future or its past? Young guns Sidney Crosby (28 points) and Evgeni Malkin (16) can make a case for the former when New York and ex-Penguins star Jaromir Jagr (right) come to town. Jagr (32 points) is the NHL's leading scorer, and the Rangers have the league's fifth-best road record. Check listings 7:30 p.m.



Quinn Essential
Fortunately for Notre Dame, college football pollsters have short memories. The Irish's pummeling at the hands of Michigan in September feels like ancient history now that they've won eight straight. With another victory at USC this week, 10--1 Notre Dame, ranked fifth in the BCS, could land a berth in the BCS title game—or at least guarantee that the third-ranked 9--1 Trojans don't get in. The streak has been especially good for Irish QB Brady Quinn (above). He can bolster his Heisman candidacy against USC, which has the nation's 57th-ranked pass defense. ABC 8 p.m.

SUNDAY 11/26

Nets at Lakers
Wilt. Kareem. Shaq. Andrew? The Lakers have the makings of another seven-foot mountain in the middle: 19 year-old center Andrew Bynum, who has been tutored by Abdul-Jabbar since L.A. made him the 10th pick in the 2005 draft. In his first year as a starter, Bynum (right) is averaging 10.3 points per game and is the team's second-leading rebounder. Check listings 9:30 p.m.


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