Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for
August 06, 2006

THURSDAY 8/3

Women's BritishOpen With all eyes on Annika Sorenstam as she attempts to tie Tiger Woods bywinning an 11th major championship, don't be surprised if Karrie Webb stealsthe show. The Australian has won seven majors--including this year's KraftNabisco Championship, which she celebrated with a plunge (above). Thursday andFriday TNT 10 a.m., Saturday and Sunday ABC 1:30 p.m.

Basketball, PuertoRico vs. U.S. When Puerto Rico beat Team USA 92--73 in Athens in 2004, it wasthe first Olympic loss for the U.S. in 16 years. The Puerto Ricans will try tomake it two in a row in this exhibition in Las Vegas--the first game the newlyimagined Dream Team will play under Coach K (page 56). ESPN 11 p.m.

SATURDAY 8/5

Chelsea vs. MLSAll-Stars The MLS All-Stars are 2--0 against international competition, withwins over Mexican power Chivas in 2003 and England's Fulham last year. ButChelsea will provide a much sterner test. Since Russian oil magnate RomanAbramovich bought the club in 2003, he's spent $818 million to assemble a teamthat has won the Premier League two years in a row. Abramovich's latest bigsigning: $55 million Ukraine striker Andriy Shevchenko (left), who will makehis Blues debut in Chicago. ESPN 6:30 p.m.

SUNDAY 8/6

Hall of Fame Game:Raiders vs. Eagles If Oakland QB Aaron Brooks has his way, this won't be RandyMoss's last trip to Canton. Brooks was signed in the off-season with the hopesthat he can better exploit Moss; Oakland's deep threat (left) caught only eighttouchdowns last season. This is NBC's first NFL broadcast in seven years; AlMichaels and John Madden will be in the booth. NBC 8 p.m.

MONDAY 8/7

Twins at TigersDetroit righthander Jeremy Bonderman (right) travels well. He's 7--1 on theroad this season with a 3.01 ERA, but just 4--4 with a 4.45 ERA at home.Minnesota is hoping he continues to struggle at Comerica Park; the onrushingTwins are 11/2 games out in the wild-card race. Check listings

THURSDAY 8/3 -- SIPICK OF THE WEEK

ExtremelyVersatile

The Summer X Gameshit L.A., with indoor events at the Staples Center and outdoor competition atThe Home Depot Center. There are two new events this year (and, amazingly,extreme-sport virtuoso Shaun White won't take part in either): BMX Big Air, inwhich riders launch themselves off an 80-foot ramp, and rally racing, atwo-day, eight-stage off-road jaunt. As for White (above), the Flying Tomato,who won a snowboarding gold in Turin, will compete in the Skateboard Vertevents. Through Sunday ESPN, ESPN2, ABC. Check listings

FIVE PHOTOSJASON MERRITT/WIREIMAGE.COM (WHITE); OTTO GREULE JR./GETTY IMAGES (BONDERMAN); GENE LOWER/SLINGSHOT (MOSS); SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/GETTY IMAGES (SHEVCHENKO); PHILIPPE MILLEREAU/DPPI/ICON SMI (WEBB)

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