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Inside The Week in Sports


Raiders need tougher run defense
Road warrior: Falcons' Chandler
Dolphins find a deep threat

College Football
Freshman running backs ahead of learning curve
Bowls worry about travel
Illinois wins Big Ten

Olympic Sports
U.S. men's slalom hope
Hughes soars, other women skaters swoon
Texan in bobsled driver's seat

College Basketball
Tar Heels in sticky situation
Ball State's shock troops
Early winners in the recruiting derby

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY CARL YARBROUGH SNOWMOBILITY France's Laure Pequegnot keeps her edge on the way to winning the slalom at a women's World Cup event on Copper Mountain in Colorado.