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The Week Ahead

Sept. 20, 2004
Sept. 20, 2004

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Sept. 20, 2004

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The Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Julia Morrill

FRIDAY

This is an article from the Sept. 20, 2004 issue Original Layout

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Red Sox at Yankees ESPN 7 p.m. | The rivals, last seen exchanging shoves in July, play six times in 10 days. In Theaters: Wimbledon | Eat your heart out Tim Henman. Paul Bettany becomes the first Brit to win Wimbledon since 1936--and woos Kirsten Dunst.

SATURDAY

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Oscar De La Hoya vs. Bernard Hopkins HBO PPV 9 p.m. | Four middleweight belts are on the line. No. 11 Florida at No. 13 Tennessee CBS 8 p.m. | The Vols' pair of freshman QBs--Brent Schaeffer and Erik Ainge--get their first taste of SEC action.

SUNDAY

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Ryder Cup NBC NOON | A dozen singles matches will decide matters at Oakland Hills outside of Detroit. Europe has won three of the past four Cups. Colts at Titans CBS 1 p.m. | Who's the NFL's best? Last year's co-MVPs, Peyton Manning and Steve McNair, face off.

MONDAY

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Listen Up CBS 8:30 p.m. | Jason Alexander returns to prime time as a sportswriter--TV host based on Washington Post scribe-PTI host Tony Kornheiser. Let's hope the sitcom is more like Seinfeld than Alexander's last foray into TV, Bob Patterson.

TUESDAY

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Grambling State vs. Bethune-Cookman CSTV 9 p.m. | Two top historically black colleges meet in Cincinnati. The real show, however, comes after the game, when the drum majors lead their squads on CSTV's Defeat the Beat: National Collegiate Band Championship.

WEDNESDAY

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Fighting Back ESPN Classic 6 p.m. | Robert Urich stars as Rocky Bleier, who was wounded in Vietnam before becoming a halfback for the Steelers. Happy Birthday! | Lute Olson turns 70. Last January he became Arizona's winningest hoops coach with 510 victories.

THURSDAY

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Gravity Games OLN 8 p.m. | Hello, Cleveland! Youth is the order of the day in the shadow of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as 2003 X Games champ Ryan Sheckler, 14, competes in the skateboard street competition, while Joe West, 19, tricks out in the bike street prelims.

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