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Week Ahead
Sarah Kwak
September 15, 2008
What to watch and watch for
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September 15, 2008

Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

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THURSDAY 9/11
Chivas USA at Revolution
Life without Brad Guzan hasn't been easy for Chivas. Since Aston Villa of the English Premier League poached the 2007 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year on July 11, the Goats (8-9-6) have won one game and may miss the playoffs for the first time since 2005. New England (11-7-5) is tied for second place in the Eastern Conference.
ESPN2 7 p.m.

SATURDAY 9/13
No. 2 Georgia at South Carolina
Georgia has already lost two key defensive linemen—Kade Weston and Trinton Sturdivant—to season-ending knee injuries, forcing coach Rodney Garner to turn to true freshman DeAngelo Tyson (right) to play defensive tackle. Is he up to it? "DeAngelo has ability," Garner said. "He's got to decide he wants to play.... It's like, 'Do you like football? At least act like you like it.'"
CBS 3:30 p.m.

SUNDAY 9/14
Seattle Storm at L.A. Sparks Even without star forward Lauren Jackson, who had surgery on her right ankle last month, the Storm clinched a playoff spot last week. It has guard Sue Bird (left) to thank. Since the WNBA returned from its Olympic hiatus, the gold medalist has averaged 21.5 points and Seattle has won three of four.
ESPN2 4:30 p.m.

MONDAY 9/15
Eagles at Cowboys
Philadelphia cornerback Lito Sheppard is feeling underappreciated these days. The Eagles signed free agent Asante Samuel in February, and Sheldon Brown started over the two-time Pro Bowler in Week 1. But Sheppard can prove his worth against a favorite opponent: In 11 games against Dallas he has eight interceptions and has scored two TDs.
ESPN 8:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY 9/17
On Shelves: Guinness World Records 2009
Admit it, you've always been curious to know who ran the fastest marathon on stilts. The newest edition of the classic record compendium comes with 3-D glasses—you thought the World's Stretchiest Skin (right) was gross in 2-D?—and has information on thousands of records and record holders you probably never knew existed.

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SATURDAY 9/13
Brewers at Phillies
Do the Phillies, who trail the Mets by two games in the NL East and Milwaukee by four games in the wild-card race, have another September surge in them? Over the last four seasons Philly went 73--43 in September and October, thanks in large part to shortstop Jimmy Rollins (above): The reigning NL MVP's career .295 average in September is his highest in any month. But so far, September hasn't been the same for Rollins (page 62). After struggling for most of the season, he hit .269 with an OBP of .321 in his first six games this month.
Fox 3:30 p.m.

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