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The Week Ahead What To Watch And Watch For

March 29, 2004
March 29, 2004

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March 29, 2004

The Week Ahead What To Watch And Watch For

By Julia Morrill Edited by Mark Bechtel and Sridhar Pappu

FRIDAY 26

This is an article from the March 29, 2004 issue Original Layout

TIMBERWOLVES AT LAKERS ESPN 10:30 PM > Minnesota can sweep the
season series for the first time. Latrell Sprewell has averaged
27 points in the T-Wolves' three wins this year. -- IN BOOKSTORES:
In Search of Burningbush > Golf and gambling writer Michael Konik
travels with a casino dealer to play the legendary Scottish
course.

SATURDAY 27

USA MEN'S 8K CHAMPIONSHIPS > Defending champ Meb Keflezighi, who
will run the marathon for the U.S. in Athens, races the nation's
leading long distance runners through Central Park. -- ALEX BUNEMA
VS. JERMAIN TAYLOR HBO 10 PM > In what's being dubbed March
Badness, Bunema (24-3-2, 12 KOs) takes on 2000 Olympic bronze
medalist Taylor (19-0, 14 KOs).

SUNDAY 28

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP FOOD CITY 500 FOX 1 PM > Four hours of racing
in tight quarters at the half-mile Bristol Motor Speedway means
paint will be swapped and tempers will flare. -- DREAM JOB ESPN 9
PM > And then there was one. SportsCenter's newest face will be
revealed in the season finale.

MONDAY 29

CAVALIERS AT SPURS 8:30 PM > How bad is the East? The Cavs
(31-38) are 4 1/2 games out of fourth place. How good is the
West? The Spurs (46-24) are in fourth place. -- HAPPY BIRTHDAY! >
Elle MacPherson turns 40. The Aussie has been on the cover of the
SI Swimsuit Issue four times and now has her own line of
lingerie.

TUESDAY 30

YANKEES VS. DEVIL RAYS ESPN2 5 AM > Rise and shine for the
regular-season opener from the Tokyo Dome. It's a homecoming for
New York rightfielder Hideki Matsui. On Sunday the Yankees take
on his former team, the Yomiuri Giants, in a split-squad
exhibition game.

WEDNESDAY 31

U.S. MEN'S SOCCER AT POLAND ESPN2 1:30 PM > The friendly in Plock
is a rematch of the opening round of the 2002 World Cup, which
Poland won 3-1. -- MCDONALD'S ALL-AMERICAN GAME ESPN 9 PM >
Phenom Sebastian Telfair plays in what may be his last game
before he becomes the first high school point guard to go
straight to the NBA.

THURSDAY 1

NIT TOURNAMENT ESPN 7 PM > At Madison Square Garden the finalists
fight it out for the right to scream, "We're Number 66!" -- LATE
SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN CBS 11:30 PM > Can you smell what he's
cooking? Former Miami defensive lineman--and WWE champ--Dwayne
(The Rock) Johnson talks about his movie Walking Tall.

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