Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for
August 05, 2007

THURSDAY 8/2
Women's British Open
Lorena Ochoa (right) is the No. 1 ranked player in the world, but the 25-year-old is 0 for 15 in her career in majors. What better place to win her first than the home of golf, the Old Course at St. Andrew's, which is hosting its first women's event?
Thursday and Friday TNT 10 a.m.; Saturday ABC 1:30 p.m.; Sunday ABC 1 p.m.

SATURDAY 8/4
Pro Football Hall of Fame Induction
Michael Irvin is one of six inductees—and perhaps the only Hall of Famer who will actually look less garish than normal in one of those awful yellow blazers. No word on whether or not Irvin (right) asked for his Hall blazer to be made with nine buttons. The weekend festivities come to a close on Sunday, when the Steelers take on the Saints.
Saturday ESPN 6 p.m.; Sunday NFL Network 8 p.m.

SUNDAY 8/5
AVP Chicago Open, Men's Final
Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers are getting along well together. They partnered up last year and have since won 16 times—including last week in Long Beach—in 37 events. They've got a healthy lead in the Crocs Cup standings, but now is a good time for their pursuers to make a move: This week's event on the shores of Lake Michigan (yes, there are beaches in Chicago) is worth double points.
NBC 4:30 p.m.

WTA Acura Classic Final
Venus Williams, who won her fourth Wimbledon Championship last month, won the Classic from 2000 to '02 but hasn't played the San Diego venue since. Said Williams (right), "In some ways I feel like I'm returning as defending champion." Try telling that to Maria Sharapova. She actually won the tournament last year.
ESPN2 5 p.m.

Mets at Cubs
The chance that this series could be a postseason preview grows with every Chicago win. The Cubs, who have won 23 of their last 32 games, are within a half game of Central-leading Milwaukee, while the Mets are keeping the Phillies at bay in the East.
ESPN 8 p.m.

SI PICK OF THE WEEK

WEDNESDAY 8/3
Hard Knocks
Before Two-A-Days, before Bonds on Bonds, before Victoria Beckham: Coming to America there was Hard Knocks, which became the first sports reality show when it premiered in 2001. This season HBO's behind-the-scenes look at NFL training camps will follow the Kansas City Chiefs, who made it to the playoffs last year before getting spanked by the Colts. The preseason drama will revolve around three-time Pro Bowler Priest Holmes. The 33-year-old running back is trying to return to the field after missing most of 2005 and all of '06 with a neck injury that most thought would end his career.
HBO 10 p.m.

PHOTOJEFF GROSS/GETTY IMAGES (HOLMES) PHOTOBOB MARTIN (WILLIAMS) PHOTOTHEO WARGO/WIREIMAGE.COM (IRVIN) PHOTOTODD BIGELOW/AURORA (OCHOA)

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