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Sarah Kwak
November 03, 2008
What to watch and watch for
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November 03, 2008

Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

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THURSDAY 10/30

Chicago Fire at New England Revolution If it's the MLS playoffs, Chicago and New England must be playing. These teams have met in the postseason six times since 2002; the Revs have eliminated the Fire four times, but this year Chicago has goalkeeper Jon Busch (right), who tied for the MLS lead with 10 shutouts. The Fire clinched home field advantage for this series with a 5-2 win over the Red Bulls last Thursday. ESPN2 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY 11/1

No. 8 Georgia at No. 5 Florida Forget bulletin board material--Gators coach Urban Meyer (left) turned the Bulldogs' elaborate TD celebration in a win over Florida last year into book fodder. "We'll handle it. And it's going to be a big deal," Meyer wrote in Urban's Way, published in September. Georgia apologized, but that probably wasn't enough for its rival. First place in the SEC East is on the line today. CBS 3:30 p.m.

Thunder at Rockets Last time you saw this team it was the Sonics, but three days after opening in Oklahoma City, the Thunder takes its show on the road. "It's like we're starting over," NBA Rookie of the Year Kevin Durant said of the move from Seattle. That could be good; the team has had three straight losing seasons. After a 1-5 preseason, the scenery may not be all that needs changing. Check listings 7:30 p.m.

MONDAY 11/3

Sabres at Devils New Jersey goalie Martin Brodeur (right) is closing in on Patrick Roy's alltime wins record; as of Sunday the 36-year-old was eight victories shy of the Hall of Famer's career mark of 551. There's a good chance the record pursuit will stall tonight. Buffalo was 6-0-2 and features winger Thomas Vanek, who led the NHL with eight goals. Versus 7 p.m.

TUESDAY 11/4

On Shelves: World Atlas of Golf First published in 1976, this updated coffee-table tour of golf's best courses features sweepingly beautiful photos and detailed diagrams of signature holes. You can't get closer to golf's cathedrals without paying greens fees.

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SUNDAY 11/2

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