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LEADING OFF

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Photograph by Kohjiro Kinno

RETURN OF THE ROAR "Tiger, you never heard such cheering." "Yes, I have." ... Only it seemed like a lifetime (two years, actually) since Tiger Woods had set a gallery shrieking as he did on Sunday, when he birdied the 18th hole to defeat Zach Johnson by a stroke and win the 18-player Chevron World Challenge in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

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Photograph by Al Tielemans

THAT'S A WRAP LSU's Michael Brockers (90) and Barkevious Mingo played the role of Dawg catcher, chasing down Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray and forcing this third-quarter fumble in last Saturday's SEC championship game in Atlanta. The Tigers won 42--10 to cement their place in the BCS title game, against Alabama.

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Photograph by Robert Willett/Raleigh News & Observer/MCT/ZUMAPRESS.com

NIP HEELS Kentucky's Anthony Davis (23) blocked this shot by North Carolina's John Henson with seven seconds left in last Saturday's showdown between the two top 5 teams, in Lexington. The swat, and subsequent Davis rebound, sealed the top-ranked Wildcats' 73--72 victory, their 38th in a row at home since John Calipari took over two seasons ago.