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Oct. 30, 2006
Oct. 30, 2006

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Oct. 30, 2006

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THURSDAY10/26

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ChryslerChampionship
Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson might be sitting this one out, but the field atInnisbrook in Palm Harbor, Fla., will still be stellar: 79 of the top 100 moneywinners. Defending champion Carl Pettersson (left) will try to become the firstback-to-back champion in the tournament's history. Thursday and Friday, USA 4p.m.; Saturday USA 3 p.m.; Sunday ABC 2 p.m.

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FRIDAY 10/27

Grudge Match
Revenge is a dish best served cold, so what better place to dole out a littlethan on the ice? That's what Boston College is thinking. The Eagles (2--1) willattempt to avenge their 2--1 loss to Wisconsin in last year's nationalchampionship game in Milwaukee. They have a good shot. The Badgers (3-1-2) losttheir top five scorers from a year ago, which will put pressure on sophomoreright wing Jack Skille (right), a first-round pick of Chicago in 2005. BC has afirst-rounder of its own: Forward Brian Boyle (left), a Kings pick in 2003,leads the Eagles with three goals. CSTV 8 p.m.

SATURDAY10/28

No. 19 Oklahomaat No. 23 Missouri
So far, so good. The Sooners survived their first game without running backAdrian Peterson (out with a broken collarbone) thanks to Allen Patrick (right),who ran for 110 yards in a 24--3 win over Colorado. Their next test will besterner. Missouri bounced back from its first loss of the season by spankingKansas State last Saturday, with four touchdown passes from Chase Daniel. ABCnoon

SUNDAY 10/29

Ravens atSaints
Baltimore's defense, behind Ray Lewis, is rolling—it's allowing just 11.5points per game. The offense, behind Steve McNair, isn't. McNair has thrownseven picks and is tied for 30th in the league in quarterback rating. Apossible solution: last year's starter, Kyle Boller, who came in after McNairgot a concussion two weeks ago and led the Ravens to three touchdowns. CBS 1p.m.

TUESDAY 10/31

On Shelves: MyWorld
Hold those Grammy votes. Following in the footsteps of AI, Shaq, Jerry West andKobe, Ron Artest does the baller-turned-rapper thing. (O.K., maybe not West.)Artest's debut album features mainstream rappers Mike Jones and Big Kap, whichhe hopes will make it more successful than the first release on his Tru Warierlabel: Artest's girl group, Allure, moved just 1,200 copies of its debut in thefirst two weeks of release.

NBA OpeningNight: Bulls at Heat
Chicago gave Miami quite a scare in the postseason last year, winning twostraight when they met in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.And then Shaquille O'Neal took over. So Chicago went out and got itself thebest available Shaq-buster: former Pistons big man Ben Wallace (right), afour-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year. TNT 8 p.m.

On Shelves: FIFA'07
Miss the World Cup already? The latest installment of EA's soccer franchise(featuring 510 teams from 20 countries, plus dozens of national teams) is thenext best thing. The players are so realistic and have so many moves that youcan do just about anything—except head-butt an Italian.

 

PHOTODAVID STLUKA (SKILLE)PHOTOJOHN QUACKENBOS (BOYLE)PHOTOGREG NELSON (WALLACE)PHOTOLAIZURE PHOTO/WIREIMAGE.COM (PATRICK)PHOTOFRED VUICH (PETTERSSON)