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Inside: The Week In Sports


Novak Djokovic and Venus Williams finished on high notes, but injuries sullied otherwise fine seasons for the tours • Was the Russian Revolution a one-generation phenomenon?

College Football
A meltdown against Navy showed that Notre Dame remains a mess in Charlie Weis's fourth year • Utah's $8.3 million risk • Beyond Alabama and Florida, the SEC is not what it's cracked up to be

As the Giants' trouncing of the Ravens revealed, flexible play-calling is the secret to New York's success • Dr. Z's Pick: Kurt Warner gets his revenge against Big Blue

Fantasy Football
NFL teams out of the playoff hunt still have players who can get your club to the postseason • Tyler Thigpen has revived the Chiefs' passing game • Ben Roethlisberger's end zone issues

Pot stirrers Steve Ott and Sean Avery are turning the Stars into a carnival act • New Lightning coach could goose Mark Recchi • Meet the league's most improved player

Djokovic had enough reach to beat Gilles Simon in the semis of the Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai last Saturday. The 21-year-old native of Serbia then dispatched Nikolay Davydenko 6--1, 7--5 to win the title on Sunday.


Photograph by Jessica Kluetmeier