With Tiger Woods out, the buzz around the last major of the year has been provided by Anthony Kim (right). The 23-year-old, who has two Tour wins this year, has finished in the top 10 in every tournament since Woods's departure.
Thursday-Friday, TNT 1 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, CBS 2 p.m.
This is an article from the Aug. 11, 2008 issue
In Theaters/On Shelves: The Perfect Game
It's being released concurrently in print (by W. William Winokur) and on film (starring Hannah Montana's Moises Arias), so take your pick. In either form, it's the story of the 1957 Monterrey Industrials, an underdog Mexican team that made it to the Little League World Series.
AFLAC All-American Game
Thirty-eight high school seniors-to-be will get a taste of the bigs when the annual game comes to a major league park (Dodger Stadium) for the first time. Keep an eye on Donavan Tate, who has scouts in two sports salivating. He hit .410 with 25 RBIs last season for Cartersville (Ga.) High, and several schools want him to play football—like his father, former Georgia star Lars Tate.
FSN 3 p.m.
Bengals at Packers
As Green Bay tries to settle its quarterback situation, Cincinnati is looking for a receiver to take the place of Chris Henry, who was released after several brushes with the law. One possibility: former Packer Antonio Chatman (right), who has shown a knack for making big plays in training camp this year.
ESPN 8 p.m.
SI PICK OF THE WEEK
Directed by Zhang Yimou (House of Flying Daggers), the spectacle will feature 10,000 actors, fireworks and the ineffable Celine Dion.
Friday, NBC 8 p.m.
Men's 400m IM final
If you miss the first final Michael Phelps is expected to swim, relax. It's not like there won't be seven more to follow.
Saturday, NBC 10 p.m.
Men's basketball: USA vs. China
The crowd will be behind big men Yao Ming and Yi Jianlian (above), who could give the smaller Redeem Team trouble inside.
Sunday, NBC 10 a.m.
Men's platform synchronized diving
The youngest athlete at the Games, 14-year-old Tom Daley of Great Britain, is the sentimental fave in the event.
Monday, NBC 8 p.m.
Women's gymnastics team final
The battle between the U.S. and China—the last two world champs—should be tighter than those glittery leotards.
Tuesday, NBC 10 p.m.
Softball: USA vs. Australia
The U.S. outscored its opponents 51--1 in Athens. The only team to score: The Aussies, who lost the gold medal game 5--1.
Wednesday, CNBC midnight