Mike Tyson vs.Corey Sanders Not what you want to hear if you're a promoter: In one corner, a31-year-old journeyman who has lost his last four fights. In the other, anaging headliner who claims, "I hate fighting." Tyson (above), 40, kicksoff his "World Tour" in Youngstown, Ohio, where he'll have a four-roundexhibition with Sanders (23-10), a former sparring partner.
PPV 10:30 p.m.
World Series:Game 1 Michael Young might find a few thank-you cards in his mailbox this week.The Rangers' shortstop's two-run ninth-inning triple in the All-Star Gamepropelled the AL to victory--and gave Detroit home field advantage in the WorldSeries. The Tigers (page 40) have six days to rest their pitchers, which theyhope won't cool them down. Kenny Rogers (below) hasn't allowed a run in 15innings in the postseason. Fox 7:30 p.m.
Redskins at ColtsWashington's pass defense is 28th in the NFL--thanks largely to Eli Manning,who dissected the Skins two weeks ago, completing 70% of his passes andthrowing for 256 yards. Now Washington will get the other Manning. Peyton isthird in the NFL in passing yards and has the Colts 5--0 for the third time inthe last four years. Fox 4 p.m.
Chicago MarathonLast week defending champion Felix Limo, who won the London Marathon lastApril, was forced to pull out of the race due to back pain. That's good newsfor Kenyan rivals Robert K. Cheruiyot and Benjamin Maiyo. Cheruiyot set acourse record at the Boston Marathon this year, while Maiyo was the runner-upto his countryman Limo last year in the Windy City. Live feed atchicagomarathon.com 8 a.m.
Rockets at HeatIt's been a busy summer for Shaquille O'Neal. In June he helped deliver Miami'sfirst NBA championship. In August he was in China (below) signing anendorsement deal with sportswear designer Li Ning. Then he returned to SouthFlorida to open his second Shaq Sport gym. O'Neal's final exhibition game willbe against a Houston team that's been missing Yao Ming, who is nursing aninjured toe.
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The last time Rutgers and Pitt met in a meaningful game was, well, never. Butthe Panthers and the Scarlet Knights are both already bowl eligible, andthey'll use this game at Heinz Field to jockey for position in the Big East.Rutgers is 6--0 for the first time since 1976, and 6--1 Pitt is off to its beststart since Dan Marino was under center. Tyler Palko (left) is no Marino, buthe's doing a good impression; the senior leads the nation in passingefficiency. Rutgers does most of its damage on the ground: Sophomore Ray Rice(right) is on pace for an 1,800-yard season.
ESPN2 5:45 p.m.
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