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Photograph by Heinz Kluetmeier

Hokie Ending

 Miami defensive back Anthony Reddick snuffs a punt by Virginia Tech's Vinnie Burns last Saturday in Miami. Despite that misstep, the Hokies won 16-10, clinching the ACC title and earning a date with unbeaten Auburn in the Sugar Bowl (page 62).  


Photograph by Andy Mead

Trouble Bruin

 UCLA goalkeeper Valerie Henderson appears to get the worst of a collision with Notre Dame forward Katie Thorlakson (7) during the NCAA Division I championship match in Cary, N.C., on Sunday. The game ended in a 1-1 tie after two overtimes; Notre Dame won 4-3, on penalty kicks.


Photograph by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images

A Moment's Reflection

 SuperSonics forward Rashard Lewis shoots over Trail Blazers forward Shareef Abdur-Rahim as the referee (lower left) tries to stay one jump ahead of the play in Portland on Nov. 30. Lewis scored 29 points, but the Trail Blazers won 100-94, handing the Sonics only their third loss of the season.