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U.S. Open Super Saturday

CBS 11 AM On Aug. 27, Serena and Venus Williams appeared at famed
Manhattan toy store FAO Schwarz to introduce their 11 1/2"
likenesses, which sell for $19.99 apiece or $34.99 as a set.
(What remains to be seen is whether an Anna Kournikova doll would
be inflatable.) Will either or both of tennis's most exclusive
sorority make child's play of the distaff field and advance to
today's final, to be played between the two men's semifinals?

Yankees at Red Sox

Fox 1 PM Sox on Fox

June 17, White Sox at New York
Yankees. ChiSox. Error. Knoblauch's
Lob knocks Keith O's mom in field box.
Knoblauch, brain-locked. Host's mom nob-clocked.

July 15, Mets at Boston
Sox. Fox. Pox. Box.
Pox on box from Sox on Fox!
Carl baits fate. Carl dictates plate.
Berates ump, unleashing rage trait.

Nebraska at Notre Dame

NBC 2:30 PM It's Davie versus Goliath. Coach Bob Davie's Irish
(1-0) entered September unranked for the first time since 1986,
while the Cornhuskers (1-0) were No. 1. These programs are second
and third alltime in victories (768 for Notre Dame, 744 for
Nebraska), but in three seasons under Davie the Irish have seemed
a lost tribe, felling a Top 10 foe just once in four chances. If
Nebraska becomes the third straight top-ranked giant to be slain
in South Bend (Miami '88, Florida State '93), consider it an
upset of Biblical proportions.

Don't Miss

Monday 9/11

One Day in September

HBO 8 PM Horrifying. Fascinating. In the predawn hours of Sept.
5, 1972, eight Palestinian terrorists stormed Building 31 inside
the Olympic Village at the Munich Summer Games, killing two
Israeli athletes and taking nine other members of the Israeli
delegation hostage. With Michael Douglas narrating, this is a
tragedy expertly and, be advised, graphically retold in this
91-minute film, which richly deserved its 2000 Oscar for Best
Documentary Feature. Interviews with relatives of the Israelis,
with German officials who handled the negotiations and with the
lone surviving terrorist, Jamil Al Gashey, help retrace what
happened on that day that ended in a massacre of the hostages and
five terrorists at a military airfield.




Let's get physical! Aussie sweetheart Olivia Newton-John, now
about to celebrate her 33rd class reunion at Rydell High, is the
headline act for the opening ceremonies of the XXVII Summer
Olympics from Sydney (NBC, Friday, 7:30 p.m.). Bob Costas and
Katie Couric are the parade's co-hosts.... Showtime unleashes The
12 Greatest Rounds of Boxing: The Untold Stories (Sunday, 10
p.m.).... Armen Keteyian profiles the Redskins' win-or-else
owner, Daniel Snyder, in an SI/Real Sports collaboration (HBO,
Tuesday, 10 p.m.).