Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for
September 03, 2006

THURSDAY 8/31

Deutsche BankChampionship
Like clambakes and college orientations, the Deutsche has become a Labor Dayweekend tradition in New England. It's also one of the few tournaments thatTiger Woods has never won. Woods will try to unseat defending champ Olin Browne(above) in Norton, Mass., in his final tune-up before the Ryder Cup.
Friday USA 3 p.m.; Saturday USA 3 p.m.; Sunday ABC 5 p.m.; Monday ABC 3p.m.

SATURDAY 9/2

No. 2 Notre Dameat Georgia Tech
It's been 18 years since the Irish last won a national title, their longestdrought since the Four Horsemen roamed South Bend. Notre Dame and itshigh-powered offense, led by Heisman hopeful quarterback Brady Quinn, hope totake the first step toward ending that drought against the Yellow Jackets, whoranked ninth in the ACC in pass defense (213.6 yards per game) in 2005.
ABC 8 p.m.

SI PICK OF THEWEEK

SATURDAY 9/2

TheContenders

No, theheavyweights aren't what they used to be, but at least Samuel Peter (left) andJames Toney (right) had the kind of old-fashioned they-really-hate-each-otherpress conference that gets your attention. (After a tirade Toney threw a waterglass at Peter's manager and was escorted out by security.) Many think the25-year-old Peter (26--1), a.k.a. the Nigerian Nightmare, is the future of thedivision. Toney (69-4-3), 38, is on the downside, but he hasn't lost since1997. The winner tonight in L.A. becomes the top-rated challenger for OlegMaskaev's WBC title.
Showtime 10 p.m.

SUNDAY 9/3

FIBA WorldChampionship: Gold Medal Game
Team USA battered the competition in group play (average margin of victory inits five wins: 23.0 points) and appears destined to face Argentina in thefinal. The 2004 Olympic gold medalists, who also finished group playundefeated, are led by Spurs guard Manu Ginóbili (left) and Bulls forwardAndres Nocioni.
ESPN2 6:30 a.m.

Go Pro or GoHome
CSTV hops on the reality bandwagon with this three-week series, in which 16 ofthe country's top women's college volleyball players compete for a spot on theAVP Crocs Tour. Their first challenge: the three-day AVP Invitational Camp inManhattan Beach, Calif.
CSTV 8 p.m.

MONDAY 9/4

White Sox at RedSox
Baseball's last two champs fight to stay in the playoff hunt. Chicago trailsthe Twins by a half game in the wild-card race, while Boston is 5 1/2 back.Both teams have struggled since the All-Star break: The White Sox are 19--23,and the Red Sox are still smarting from last month's massacre by the Yankees.Help, however, might be on the way: Catcher Jason Varitek (left), who went onthe DL on Aug. 1 with a knee injury, could be back for this series.
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PHOTOLARRY BURTON/WIRE IMAGE.COM (PETER) PHOTOM DAVID LEEDS/US PRESSWIRE (TONEY) PHOTOTOM DIPACE (VARITEK) PHOTOMARK BAKER/AP (GINÓBILI) PHOTOSCOTT HALLERAN/GETTY IMAGES (BROWNE) ILLUSTRATION

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)