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No Great Deed Goes Unrecorded North Carolina State forward C.J. Leslie celebrated amid the smartphones after the Wolfpack's 84--76 upset of top-ranked and previously undefeated Duke in Raleigh last Saturday. Leslie scored a game-high 25 points in the win, which lifted N.C. State to the No. 14 ranking and the top of the ACC standings.


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It's Showtime! Like much of America, new Laker Steve Nash is finding this year's star-crossed team a little hard to watch. He and (from left) Dwight Howard, injured big man Jordan Hill, Metta World Peace and Kobe Bryant fell 116--101 to the Thunder at the Staples Center last Friday—the tail end of a six-game losing streak—and haven't been above .500 since Nov. 20.


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Ice Matty? No Dice Matt Bryant's practice shot went wide right when the Seahawks tried to ice him, but after the clock started ticking, the Falcons' kicker nailed his 49-yard field goal attempt, capping Atlanta's wild 30--28 divisional-round victory over Seattle at the Georgia Dome on Sunday. Watching the game, Cardinals kicker Jay Feely was asked on Twitter, "When is the best time to ice a kicker?" His response: "In college."