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LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS

Bear Essentials

The Grizzlies didn't need much to become competitive: just a refocused big man and an attitude adjustment

By Chris Mannix

Transition Game

A callow Team USA will break with the past in Vancouver

By Michael Farber

PIERRE MCGUIRE'S In the Crease

By Pierre McGuire

Seattle's Secret

NBA scouts are buzzing about budding Charles Garcia Jr., whose multifaceted game begs for discovery

By Kelli Anderson

SETH DAVIS'S Three-Pointer

By Seth Davis

NFL PLAYOFF PREVIEW

The Game Changers

Forget grinding it out. Postseason football is now dominated by playmaking young wideouts with fleet feet, sure hands and a flair for the spectacular. Who'll be this year's Santonio Holmes?

By Peter King

Pussycats or Tigers?

The Bengals hope a home crowd and the return of injured players will help them get their growl back

By Ben Reiter

Instant Replay

That's what the Cowboys need this week—a repeat of their crushing effort against the Eagles

By Damon Hack

Caught Short

The Patriots are vulnerable after an injury to their star receiver. Can Baltimore take advantage?

By Tim Layden

The Brash Pack

Green Bay is riding a wave of confidence after a red-hot finish, while Arizona must regroup

By Jim Trotter

The Thrill Of It All

By Joe Posnanski

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

A BOWL SEASON FULL OF SURPRISES: Terrelle Takes Off

By Austin Murphy

HOCKEY

The Doghouse Diaries

By Michael Farber

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

He's The Shizz

Overflowing with talent, Kentucky freshman guard John Wall is dominating college hoops as few others have ever done

By Grant Wahl

Fantastic Five

Three months into the season, the number of freshmen playing beyond their years in college basketball is far from one-and-done. Besides Wall, here are five players who have excelled during their first—and potentially penultimate—semester

By Pablo S. Torre

Point After

The Seven-Decade Itch

By Chris Ballard

Departments

Letters

Objection! Overruled?

Want a playoff? The very polite boss of the BCS begs to disagree

By Joe Posnanski

Who's Hot Who's Not

Fear Factor

A snowboarder's accident casts a shadow over the upcoming Olympics

By Austin Murphy

For the Record

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

The Urban Meyer saga offers a terrifying commentary on the state of coaching

By S.L. Price

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Elizabeth McGarr

The Vault

Things I Think I Think

By Peter King