Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for
February 26, 2007

WEDNESDAY 2/21
Accenture Match Play Championship
When will they meet again? Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have only played thesame event once this year: the Buick Invitational at Torrey Pines, where Woodswon and Mickelson tied for 51st. They'll both be at the Gallery Golf Club inMarana, Ariz., for the 64-man tourney (call it February Frenzy), but it'll takesome work for them to face off. The No. 1 seeds can't meet until the semis, andgetting there could be tough—especially for Mickelson. His bracket includesSergio García and Ernie Els. (Through Sunday) Golf Channel and NBC Checklistings

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THURSDAY 2/22
War of Words
The smack talk between Miami and Dallas started early, with volleys from twounlikely sources—and one very likely one. In the preseason, mellow Mavericksforward Dirk Nowitzki (right) proclaimed that Dallas handed the Heat the 2006NBA title. Miami's soft-spoken superstar, Dwyane Wade (left), shot back,saying, "[Nowitzki's] the reason they lost the championship." ThenDallas owner Mark Cuban (naturally) chimed in, blogging that Wade had "anoverinflated value" of his own leadership skills. The Mavs, who hosttonight, won the first matchup this season—but Miami was without an injuredShaq, who's now healthy. TNT 9:30 p.m.

SUNDAY 2/25
Auto Club 500
Toyota's NASCAR debut left a bit to be desired. None of its four cars finishedbetter than 22nd in the season-opening Daytona 500 (page 46), including the onedriven by Michael Waltrip (right). After being penalized 100 points for using afuel-boosting additive during qualifying, Waltrip finished 30th. He'll have hishands full trying to rebound in Fontana; he finished 36th in last year's race.Fox 3 p.m.

Wisconsin at OhioState
Who's No. 1? They both are. The Badgers are atop the AP poll, while the coacheshave the Buckeyes No. 1. They'll settle the matter in Columbus. In their firstmeeting last month Wisconsin's Alando Tucker scored 17 points while theBadgers' defense held Ohio State freshman Greg Oden to 10 points and sevenrebounds. Another reason to like Wisconsin in the rematch: The Badgers have wonall three games they have played this season against ranked opponents. CBS 4p.m.

TUESDAY 2/27
On Sale: The Heart of the Game DVD
It took director Ward Serrill seven years to complete, but the wait was worthit. The gripping Heart—named by SI as one of the best sports films of2006—follows the tumultuous girls basketball team at Seattle's Roosevelt Highand its endearingly eccentric coach, college tax professor Bill Resler.

On Sale: TakingShots
Agents deal with players, coaches and management on a regular basis, makingthem some of the most plugged-in people in sports. In his first book—which isinsightful and at times very funny—agent Keith Glass offers his thoughts ontopics including why teams are willing to throw millions at marginal talent andwhy U.S. pros have trouble bringing home gold.

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