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Inside THE WEEK IN SPORTS

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OLYMPIC SPORTS
HSI, the full-service track club
Skiing's fiercest challenge
First couple of speed skating

THE NHL
Rough times for Lindros
Trade for holdout Yashin?
Thrasher Sylvester a sly pickup

THE NBA
The play's the thing for Webber
Nuggets' unheralded shot blocker
Sidekick for Iverson

COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Gut-check time for North Carolina
Knight-Alford feud
Rashad Phillips: Detroit's little big man

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY FRANCO DEBERNARDI/AP Falling behind Ukraine's Irina Merkushina Korchagina tries to get teammate Olena Petrova off to a fast start by taking a dive at the end of the first leg of the women's relay at the Biathlon World Cup in Anterselva, Italy.