REAL TRAINING CAMP WITH THE DENVER NUGGETS NBATV 6 PM > Go behind
the scenes as Nuggets try to survive roster cuts. Star rookie
Carmelo Anthony will be miked
--MIDNIGHT MADNESS > The tradition goes on at Maryland, which
started it in '70 as a stunt by coach Lefty Driesell. This year,
Terps unveil phenom guard Mike Jones.
WOOLLY WORM RACE > In Banner Elk, N.C., 15,000 people watch 960
brown-or black-striped worms climb three-foot strings. The
winning wrigglers' stripes forecast the winter weather ahead.
(Brown means warm; black means cold and snowy.)
--WORLD SERIES GAME 1 FOX 7:30 PM > Who'll walk like Angels this
WINSTON CUP SUBWAY 500 MARTINSVILLE NBC 12:30 PM > Expect extra
bumps and bangs at this short track, where retired Darrell
Waltrip has a record 27 top five finishes and will do a tribute
--MINNESOTA VS. DALLAS ESPN2 7 PM > Marian Gaborik goes against stonewalling Stars' goalie Marty Turco.
RAIDERS VS. CHIEFS ABC 9 PM > Kansas City is 6-0 for the first
time, but Oakland has the best record on Monday Night Football,
going back to the days of Coach Madden (right): 36-19-1.
--NFL BLITZ PRO > The newest version of the classic video game
hits the shelves today.
SENIOR SOFTBALL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS > In Mobile the Florida 80s
face the Virginia 80s to decide the octogenarian bracket in a
tournament for players over 50. Florida is led by retired dairy
worker John Horwath, 81, who is hitting above .500, and by
leadoff man Dallas Stratton, 80, a former owner of a service
station and the team's self-proclaimed "rabbit."
THE SPORTS IMMORTALS AUCTION > At the Borgota Casino in Atlantic
City, 900 lots of memorabilia on display before an Oct. 25-26
auction. Bid on Jim Thorpe's 1905 leather helmet, a pin-striped
Yankees Rolls, classic SI art (that's Harmon Killebrew, left)
and, get this, Ali's five-acre training camp in Deer Lake, Pa.
RELEASE DATE OF RED ZONE > It's a novel by prolific sportswriter
Mike Lupica about the wicked business of owning an NFL team.
--HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Keith Van Horn, born in 1975 in Diamond Bar,
Calif. What's the ex-76er, ex-Net, new Knicks forward wishing
for? A big night on the 29th, his debut at the Garden.