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SI View The Week in TV Sports

July 30, 2001
July 30, 2001

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July 30, 2001

SI View The Week in TV Sports

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This is an article from the July 30, 2001 issue Original Layout

SATURDAY 7/28

MLS All-Star Game
ABC 3:30 PM Today ABC will finally answer that most vexing of
questions: What do cleats sound like from below? Yes, in the
never-ending game of aural one-upmanship that is network TV, ABC
is not only miking a player on each team but also putting three
microphones underneath the turf at San Jose's Spartan Stadium.
All-Stars slated to provide bipedal percussion include two of San
Jose's own Earthquakes, defender Jeff Agoos and forward Landon
Donovan.

Roy Jones Jr. vs. Julio Gonzalez
TVKO ($39.95) 9 PM "Mr. Roy Jones and me, we're gonna be big
stars." Had he sung it this way, at least the Counting Crows'
Adam Duritz would have been right on one count. Since being
robbed of 1988 Olympic gold, Mr. Jones (44-1, 36 KOs) has become
not only the light heavyweight champion but also arguably the
world's best boxer, which doesn't bode well for the tough but
overmatched Gonzalez (27-0, 17 KOs). As far as this Julio's
musical prophecy goes, he should prepare to say goodbye to more
than Rosie, the Queen of Corona--his undefeated record is in
jeopardy as well.

MONDAY 7/30

Battle at Bighorn
ABC 8 PM Night putting? Golf during prime time? Chromosomal
chemistry on the course? Surely to some golf purists, this
made-for-TV event pitting Tiger Woods and Annika Sorenstam
against David Duval and Karrie Webb is right up there in the
sacrilege department with cats and dogs living together. For the
rest of us it's a chance to see four of the world's best golfers
square off in a $1.7 million, one-round, match-play exhibition.

Don't Miss

WEDNESDAY 8/1

Hard Knocks: Training Camp With the Baltimore Ravens
HBO 11 PM In an attempt to redress the scandalous lack of
exposure given to pro football players, HBO and NFL Films will
shoot more than 700 hours of film at Westminster (Md.) College
during the Super Bowl champions' camp, which begins on Sunday.
The edited version will be telecast on six consecutive
Wednesdays. With access to dorms, coaches' meetings, training
rooms and practices, the filmmakers aim to chronicle in each
one-hour episode the hopes and expectations of stars like
linebacker Ray Lewis (above, 52), has-beens and wannabes. Our
suggestion for the accompanying drinking game most likely to
maintain your sobriety? Chug a beer every time coach Brian
Billick appears to be having anything resembling fun.

ALL TIMES EASTERN. SCHEDULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

COLOR PHOTO: BILL FRAKES

THE ZAPPER

Leave it to ABC analyst Curtis Strange to say during the
network's British Open coverage that he would have fired Ian
Woosnam's caddie, Myles Byrne, on the spot for leaving an extra
club in the bag. At the 1982 Doral Open, Strange kicked his bag,
carried by Gene Kelley, so hard that the looper went flying and
eventually needed surgery to fuse two vertebrae....Pete Sampras,
Gustavo Kuerten, Andre Agassi and Marat Safin will be in Los
Angeles for the Mercedes Cup (Fox Sports Net, Saturday and
Sunday, 4 p.m.), but the spotlight might well be on Andy Roddick,
18, as he begins his hard-court run to the U.S. Open.