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THE BEAT

RETIRED 49ERS Steve Young and Jerry Rice again teamed up on the playing field, appearing at The Biggest Loser ranch for a Thanksgiving episode in which they put the overweight contestants through fast-paced NFL-style drills. "It seemed like training camp," Young told SI. "Coming in, we thought we shouldn't push too hard. It became clear quickly that they're used to getting pushed, and they like it."... Gilbert Arenas is the third NBA player to have a wax figure at a Madame Tussauds, after Michael Jordan (in New York City) and Shaq (Las Vegas). Said Arenas, whose likeness (right) is in the D.C. Madame's, "When they told me, I said, 'Third this year or third ever?' " said Arenas. "It's unbelievable!"

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