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Headless Moundsman It's unlikely that Chinese pitcher Li Shuai will ever be enshrined in Cooperstown, but he would look right at home in another iconic village in New York: Sleepy Hollow. The submariner pitched a scoreless inning of relief on Sunday, but China lost to Japan 5--2 in World Baseball Classic pool play.

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Jaws of Victory Elite wrestlers don't just pin their opponents; they feed them to an angry bear. Arizona State's Jake Meredith (in maroon) beat Cal Poly's J.T. Goodwin in the 197-pound division at the Pac-12 championships in Tempe, helping the Sun Devils to a third-place finish. You'd think Cal's Golden Bears would dominate on that mat—it was borrowed from a local high school—but the title was won by the Beavers of Oregon State.

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Wanted: A Mini Miikka Kiprusoff Still angry that there was no Winter Classic this year? Take a break from bashing NHL commissioner Gary Bettman (page 52) and enjoy this scene from the annual Lake Louise Pond Hockey Classic in Alberta last weekend. In this match Coaches Corner (in red) beat the Shamrocks, who can seek revenge next year—assuming the event isn't canceled by a lockout.