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Week Ahead
Sarah Kwak
October 27, 2008
What to watch and watch for
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October 27, 2008

Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

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No. 7 Oklahoma State at No. 1 Texas
Name a Cowboy who, according to his coach, "gets a little upset when you don't throw it to him every play." No, it's not Terrell Owens. It's Oklahoma State's do-it-all sophomore, Dez Bryant (right), who leads the Big 12's best offense with 99.5 receiving yards per game and is the conference's top punt returner (20.6 yards per return and two TDs).
ABC 3:30 p.m.

Breeders' Cup
With the injured Big Brown now retired, there won't be much competition in the Breeders' Cup Classic for Curlin, the 4-year-old who last month became the first North American horse to top $10 million in career earnings. A victory in the last race of the day at Santa Anita over a field that includes undefeated Japanese sensation Casino Drive would make Curlin the second horse (Tiznow is the other) to win consecutive Classics.
ABC 1 p.m.; ESPN 3:30 p.m.

Penguins at Rangers
At 6-1-1, New York is off to its best start in 25 years, and the Rangers have their second line to thank. Free-agent pickup Aaron Voros (left), who had just seven goals in 55 games with the Wild last season, already has a team-high five this year, and he and linemate Brandon Dubinsky top the Blueshirts with nine points apiece.
Check listings 7 p.m.

MONDAY 10/27
Colts at Titans
Tennessee coach Jeff Fisher made it clear: As long as Kerry Collins is winning, Vince Young is sitting. And that's exactly what Collins has been doing. The 14-year veteran QB is averaging less than 150 yards per game, but he's still led the Titans to a franchise-best 7--0 start.
ESPN 8:30 p.m.

Cavaliers at Celtics
After missing Cleveland's first three preseason games, while receiving treatment for a mood disorder, Delonte West (left) opened up last week. The guard, who has suffered from depression since childhood, said, "For a while you feel like a weaker man because you've got to raise your hand and ask for help. But I found out over the last week, that made me a stronger person." In his second game back he led the Cavs with 17 points and 10 assists as they got their first preseason win, against the Sixers. West will face his old team—the defending champs—in the season opener.
TNT 8 p.m.


SUNDAY 10/26
Skate America
Many eyes will be on 2006 world champ Kimmie Meissner, 19, who's trying to bounce back after a disappointing 2008 season (seventh-place finishes at both nationals and worlds). But the real skater to watch will be Mirai Nagasu (above) of Arcadia, Calif., who will be making her first appearance at a senior-level international competition. She's no stranger to the spotlight, though. Nagasu won gold at the U.S. championships last January at age 15—but wasn't able to compete at the worlds because she wasn't old enough.
NBC 4 p.m.