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Bald is beautiful. BC's last-second kick sealed the team's seventh straight bowl win, three weeks after coach Tom O'Brien bolted for N.C. State. In Philly the high-flying Iggles wrapped up the NFC East behind Jeff Garcia (above), six weeks after QB Donovan McNabb went down for the year.
No Dirk Nowitzki, no prob: The Mavs won their 10th straight (in Denver) and coach Avery Johnson (right) came home as the fastest to reach 100 NBA wins. And good times on the American Airlines Center ice: The Stars (25--15) have Dallas pumped for the NHL All-Star Game this month.
They didn't make the playoffs at 7--9, but they KO'd the Broncos, were three games better than last year and look like they've got a QB for years to come: Alex Smith, who said after the win in Denver, "This was the start of next year for us."
The righthander, who won 12 games with the Cardinals last year, saw his postseason success (2.49 ERA) lead to four years and $42 million with the Brewers.
Be kind to your web-footed friends. Oregon's 38--8 bowl loss to BYU was one painful blow. Here's another. NHL's Anaheim lost all-world defenseman Chris Pronger (right) to a broken left foot. Said Pronger after blocking the fateful shot, "It didn't feel very good."