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Game Plan
What smart fans should do this week
BCS PREVIEW
Trapping the Gators
With speedsters it likes to isolate in the middle of the field, Florida figures to give the Sooners all they can handle too
Something to Prove
Big Ten pride, Big 12 defense and the mid-majors' image are all on the line as the busiest bowl season kicks into gear
THE YEAR IN SPORTS 2008
Buffalo Savior
In just his third season, Turner Gill turned a longtime doormat into a bowl-bound conference champion
Precious Medal
An altruistic act by eight high school runners in Washington reaffirmed the value of sportsmanship
You Can't Make This Stuff Up
No, you really can't. From a point guard's fruit-related injury to a third baseman's wimpy delivery, it's been another sublime year for the ridiculous
Happy New Year
Since being rescued 20 months ago from the dogfighting ring financed by Michael Vick, all but a few of the abused pit bulls have been recovering in sanctuary, foster care and adoptive homes. Now even the most traumatized of them can have a...
Inside
Fin-tastic
Cast off by the Jets to make way for Brett Favre, Chad Pennington deserves the MVP for turning around Miami
Help Wanted
With teams' needs becoming obvious, here are five trades that should be made before the February deadline
Mr. Big Shot
Nashville's Shea Weber really rips 'em from the point. The league's newest elite defenseman is a hitter and a passer too
Flash Point
The demotion of veteran floor leader Greg Paulus in favor of Nolan Smith has given Duke a much-needed spark
Point After
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