HOT: HEY, ABBOTT!
Figure skater Jeremy Abbott won his third U.S. title in four years on Sunday, landing the competition's only quadruple jump of the day. His 273.58 final score was a U.S. championship record.
NOT: DOGGIN' HUSKIES
UConn's loss to Notre Dame was the third in a row for the champs and their longest skid in two years. It gets no easier for Ryan Boatright and Company: Three of their next four foes are in the Top 25.
HOT: TIGER TALES
Tiger Woods tied for third in Abu Dhabi (even if his putting needs work); Detroit secured free-agency royalty, inking Prince Fielder; and Towson men's hoops, losers of 41 straight, finally won one, over UNC-Wilmington.
NOT: MELO WHO?
Six wins in seven games has Denver (14--6) a mile high, thanks to an NBA-best 105.8 ppg. And on Jan. 25 the team signed leading scorer Danilo Gallinari (17.9 ppg) to a four-year, $42 milllion deal.
HOT: MEMPHIS BLUES
After seven straight wins the Grizzlies dropped three in a row, falling to 10th in the West. But here's what really gives coach Lionel Hollins the blues: Big man Zach Randolph's MCL tear could spell the end of his season.
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