Flames at Wild
Only one team has beaten Minnesota in regulation this year: Calgary, whichturned the trick with a 5--3 come-from-behind victory on Oct. 24. The rematchis in the Twin Cities, where the Wild—the West's top defensive team—will meet asquad that's second in the conference with 3.4 goals per game. That's thanks toJarome Iginla (right), who's tied for third in the NHL in scoring.
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This is an article from the Nov. 5, 2007 issue
U.S. Men'sMarathon Olympic Trials
These guys can cover 26.2 miles in New York City faster than any car inrush-hour traffic. Beginning in front of the Today show cameras set inRockefeller Center, American record holder Khalid Khannouchi (left) leads thepack of 134 runners hoping for a bid to Beijing. The streets of Gotham will seemore action on Sunday, with the 38th running of the New York City Marathon.
NBC Saturday 7:35 a.m.; Sunday 3 p.m.
Joe Calzaghe vs.Mikkel Kessler
The undefeated super middleweight belt holders will unite the title onCalzaghe's turf: the 74,500-seat Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. Calzaghe(43--0, 32 KOs) has been hyping the fight, but Kessler (39--0, 29 KOs) has beenall but invisible, prompting Calzaghe to wonder about his opponent, "Is hein training camp or a witness-protection program?"
HBO 9 p.m.
Bulls at Bucks
It's showtime for the NBA's newest import, Yi Jianlian (right), who will makehis Brew City debut. The Bucks' forward, the sixth pick in the draft, averaged10.5 points in the preseason—and was honored by Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett,who made Oct. 7 Yi Jianlian Day.
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On DVD: NFL America's Game
Walk through four decades of American history—one Super Bowl at a time—withthis $199.98, 40-disc box set that features one-hour documentaries on each ofthe NFL's first XL Big Game champions. With exclusive interviews with playersand coaches and tons of never-before-seen footage from each of the title games,this DVD collection is sure to have something for every football fan—exceptsupporters of the Browns, Jaguars, Texans, Lions, Saints and Cardinals, the sixNFL teams that have never made it as far as the Super Bowl.
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LSU at Alabama
New Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban is facing the Bayou Bengals for the firsttime since he bolted Baton Rouge in 2004, but there's more involved than LSUtrying to stick it to an ex-coach. With both teams holding 4--1 SEC records,this game will most likely determine the Western Division champ. The Tigerswill focus on Alabama wide receiver D.J. Hall (above), who leads the conferencewith 95.5 receiving yards per game. In the Crimson Tide's last two games, atight three-point win over Mississippi and a blowout of Tennessee, the seniorhas caught 24 balls for 325 yards and a pair of TDs.
CBS 5 p.m.