The Week Ahead WHAT TO WATCH AND WATCH FOR

January 12, 2004

FRIDAY 9

JERMAIN TAYLOR (18-0) VS. ALEX RIOS (23-4-1) ESPN2 10:30 PM > If
Taylor, a 2000 Olympic bronze medalist, can beat the crafty Rios
in this 10-round middleweight bout at Mohegan Sun, he'll get a
title shot. * HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Bart Starr turns 70. The Packers
Hall of Fame QB will be on ESPN's SportsCentury this Monday at 8
p.m.

SATURDAY 10

SUBARU PRIMAL QUEST CBS 3 PM > A 457-mile adventure race at Lake
Tahoe; four-person teams spend 24 hours a day for up to 10 days
paddling, biking, caving, climbing--and risking hypothermia. *
TITANS AT PATRIOTS CBS 8:15 PM > Scare McNair? Pats have allowed
just one touchdown in their last six home games.

SUNDAY 11

COLTS AT CHIEFS CBS 1 PM > Can Peyton Manning deliver an encore
after his record-setting Sunday? * OKLAHOMA (NO. 6) AT UCONN (NO.
1) CBS 4:30 PM > The nation's top center, UConn's Emeka Okafor
(17.9 ppg, 11.5 rpg), takes on the 10-0 Sooners, led by slashing
sophomore guard DeAngelo Alexander.

MONDAY 12

CAVALIERS AT LAKERS TNT 10 PM > Gary Payton looks to school
LeBron. * PENGUINS AT FLYERS ESPN2 7:30 PM > Fresh off winning a
silver medal with Canada in the Junior Hockey World
Championships, the Penguins' 19-year-old goalie, Marc-Andre
Fleury, faces the NHL's best team. * HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Joe Frazier
hits 60.

TUESDAY 13

WAKE FOREST (NO. 5) AT TEXAS (NO. 18) ESPN2 8 PM > First of eight
straight against ranked teams for Wake. Says coach Skip Prosser,
"My father always used to say, 'You don't get sharp teeth by
eating oatmeal.'" * IN BOOKSTORES: Swimming to Antarctica by
Lynne Cox. The first to swim the Bering Strait reminisces.

WEDNESDAY 14

DAKAR RALLY SPEED 6:30 PM > Motorcycles, cars and trucks take
part in the brutal 5,863-mile Paris-to-Dakar race on the ancient
paths of the salt caravans. * PRESEASON THUNDER FANFEST 5-10 PM >
NASCAR nuts flock to test sessions at Daytona, where they check
out engine and pit stop demos and mingle with drivers.

THURSDAY 15

IN STORES: NFL Street from EA Big Sports, featuring 350 NFL
stars. The frozen tundra bore you? Have your team of NFL stars
play seven-on-seven on a beach or in a park instead. * STARS AT
AVALANCHE ESPN 9 PM > With Paul Kariya returning from a sprained
right wrist for the Avs, Dallas's defense could be reeling.

COLOR PHOTO: AL BELLO/GETTY IMAGES (TAYLOR) COLOR PHOTOMONTAGE: DAVID MAXWELL/GETTY IMAGES (STARR)/MEL LEVINE (BIRTHDAY HAT) COLOR PHOTO: 2003 HOLMSTROM PHOTOGRAPHY (SUBARU) COLOR PHOTO: DARREN CUMMINGS/AP (MANNING) COLOR PHOTO: STEPHEN DUNN/GETTY IMAGES (PAYTON) COLOR PHOTO: KNOPF (BOOK) COLOR PHOTO: LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/GETTY IMAGES (DAKAR RALLY) COLOR PHOTO: ICON SMI (KARIYA)

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