Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for
November 20, 2006

SATURDAY11/18

No. 2 Michigan atNo. 1 Ohio State
Perhaps you've heard: The nation's top two teams are meeting in Columbus (page52). The last time the Game featured two perfect records was 1973, when therivals played to a 10--10 tie.
ABC 3:30 p.m.

Erik Morales vs.Manny Pacquiao
The cutmen figure to be busy: The first two fights between the superfeatherweights were bloodbaths. Morales (48--4) won a close decision in 2005,and Pacquiao (42-3-2) stopped Morales in the 10th round last January (below),the first time Morales had been KO'd. The rubber match will be in Vegas.
PPV 9 p.m.

SUNDAY 11/19

Ford 400
Jimmie Johnson needs just a 12th-place finish to wrap up his first Nextel Cuptitle. But trouble could be lurking at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Johnsonfinished 40th there last year, and he has three drivers riding his bumper: MattKenseth, Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin are all within 90 points. NBC 3p.m.

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SUNDAY 11/19

Stepping UpBig

Size certainlydoes matter in the NBA, where seven of the last eight champions have beenanchored by either Shaquille O'Neal or Tim Duncan. But it looks as if thelittle guys are getting more and more responsibility. San Antonio's 6'2"point guard Tony Parker (above, right) leads the team in scoring, at 24.2points per game (5.5 better than his average last year). And 6'4" DwyaneWade (above, left) is again the Heat's go-to guy, averaging 25.4. He'll havehis work cut out for him: The champs are 1--18 alltime in San Antonio. ESPN7:30 p.m.

MONDAY 11/20

MauiInvitational
Four nationally ranked teams are in the field of eight, including No. 6 UCLA.The Bruins are trying to incorporate three new starters into last year'snational runner-up team, including high-scoring swingman Josh Shipp (left), whomissed all but four games last season with a hip injury. Through Wednesday.ESPN and ESPN2 Check listings

Giants atJaguars
Despite losing to the Texans twice in the last four weeks (including 13--10 onSunday), 5--4 Jacksonville is still in the thick of the wild-card picture. Butthe Jags' receivers will need to stop dropping passes (two Matt Jones bobblesled to interceptions against Houston) and start getting along. (Ernest Wilfordand Reggie Williams scuffled on the sideline late in Sunday's game.) ESPN 8:30p.m.

TUESDAY 11/21

On Shelves: 2006World Series DVD
Already miss hearing about plucky li'l David Eckstein? You're in luck. TheSeries MVP is all over this DVD narrated by Billy Bob Thornton, a pal ofCardinals manager Tony La Russa.

PHOTOMARK J. TERRILL/AP (MORALES AND PACQUIAO) PHOTODARRYL DENNIS/ICON SMI (SHIPP) PHOTOMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PRODUCTIONS (DVD) PHOTOGREG NELSON (PARKER) PHOTOJOHN W. MCDONOUGH (WADE)

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