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College Basketball
Conference play quickly proves that the new Big East is the strongest league in the country • Louisiana Tech's rebounding machine, Paul Millsap • USC coach Tim Floyd goes Hollywood

Olympic Sports
U.S. speedskater Shani Davis's split from his federation and his mother's meddling have hurt his reputation, but there's more to the story • Long-track squad is Team USA's deepest ever

His future in question, Denver G.M. Kiki Vandeweghe searches for a deal that could spark his underachieving Nuggets • Three trade prospects who have boosted their stock this season


Photograph by Bill Frakes

 ORANGE CRUSH Tennessee forward Candace Parker scores two points--and this takedown of UConn's Willnett Crockett (23)--in the No. 1 Lady Vols' 89-80 win over the No. 7 Huskies last Saturday in Knoxville.