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The Week Ahead WHAT TO WATCH AND WATCH FOR

Aug. 09, 2004
Aug. 09, 2004

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Aug. 9, 2004

The Week Ahead WHAT TO WATCH AND WATCH FOR

By Julia Morrill Edited by Kostya Kennedy

FRIDAY
6

This is an article from the Aug. 9, 2004 issue Original Layout

FISHING WITH ROLAND MARTIN OLN 8 PM > Will President Bush catch
the big one? Martin and W spend the day fishing for bass,
bluegill and perch on the 11-acre lake at Bush's Texas ranch.
First Dog Barney, a Scottie, comes along for the ride.

A'S VS. TWINS 8 PM > A pair of division leaders and two sizzling
teams meet for what could be an AL playoff preview.

SATURDAY
7

X GAMES X ESPN 2 PM > The Brothers Yasutoko--Eito, 21, and
Takeshi, 18--are heavy favorites to win a medal in the in-line
skate vert event.

CUBS VS. GIANTS FOX 4 PM > A wild-card battle in which Cubs
slugger Sammy Sosa could help righthander Greg Maddux win his
300th game.

SUNDAY
8

GYMNASTS: LITTLE GIRLS, BIG DREAMS THE E! TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORY E!
9 PM > Tabloid-style interviews with gold medalists (Mary Lou
Retton, Kerri Strug and Shannon Miller) and Athens hopefuls
(Carly Patterson and Courtney McCool) flesh out the story of
coach Bela Karolyi--the guy who carried the injured Strug at the
'96 Games--and his gymnastics dynasty.

MONDAY
9

BRONCOS VS. REDSKINS ABC 8 PM > The drought is over. The day
after four players, including John Elway and Barry Sanders, are
inducted into the Hall of Fame, the Skins and the Broncos meet in
Canton, Ohio, for the preseason opener--and for coach Joe Gibbs's
return to game action on the Washington sideline.

TUESDAY
10

U.S. MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. TURKEY NATIONAL TEAM ESPN 1 PM > The
Dream Team plays at the Abdi Ipekci Arena in Istanbul, the U.S.'s
final exhibition game before the Olympics. Turkey will be led by
the NBA's Mehmet Okur and Hidayet (Hedo) Turkoglu.

WEDNESDAY
11

SPORTSCENTURY: PELE ESPN CLASSIC 11 PM >The documentary follows
Pele from his younger years in Brazil as a teenage phenom to his
1,000th goal in 1969 to his postretirement job as a spokesman for
Viagra.

2004 NATIONAL FINALS RODEO CSTV 8 PM > Student-athletes try to
hang on for their lives--and for $200,000 in scholarship money.

THURSDAY 12

IRAQ VS. PORTUGAL SOCCER MSNBC 10 AM > The Olympic men's soccer
tournament kicks off live from Pampeloponnisiako Stadium in
Patras. Iraq, freed from Uday Hussein's torturous reign as head
of the country's Olympic committee, has a tough draw in Portugal,
which SI predicts will win silver.

COLOR PHOTO: MICHAEL DWYER/AP (BUSH)COLOR PHOTO: DAVID DUROCHIK/SPORTPICS (SOSA)COLOR PHOTO: CHARLOTTE OBSERVER (MILLER)COLOR PHOTO: TODD ROSENBERG/ICON SMI (FOOTBALL PLAYER)COLOR PHOTO: ICON SMI (TURKOGLU)COLOR PHOTO: EMPICS/SPORTSCHROME (SOCCER)COLOR PHOTO: DAVID SAMUEL ROBBINS/CORBIS (FLAG)