As in Clemson's 10th-ranked hoopsters, who were 16--0 after clamping down on N.C. State. They've outscored opponents by 18 points a game, but, said forward Trevor Booker (above) to South Carolina's The State, the Tigers aren't, "getting the respect we want." Beat Wake Forest at home on Saturday, Trevor, and respect will surely be thine.
Baltimore's best centerfielder (apologies to the O's Adam Jones) actually went without a pick against the Titans—but still made headlines. The AFC title game--bound Ravens safety was the only unanimous choice for the NFL All-Pro team.
Here, birdie, birdie, birdie, birdie. An eagle and four straight birdies on the back nine pushed Ogilvy to a wire-to-wire win at the PGA event in Hawaii. The haul: $1.12 million. The ranking: He's now No. 6. The mojo: "A dream start to the year," he said.
Perpetual sizzlers. Overshadowed by the record-setting Sharks, and in the shadow of the Detroit malaise (SI, Jan. 12), the defending NHL champs had won nine of 11 to pull away in the Central. For them, it's just a start. Defenseman Niklas Kronwall (right) to mlive.com: "We all feel we can play better."
Undefeated season? Gone. UNC's hoopsters are suddenly 0--2 in the ACC for the first time since the Clinton Administration after getting clipped by BC and Wake Forest. "It's early," said forward Tyler Hansbrough, but these guys better get defensive in a hurry—especially point guard Ty Lawson (above), who got torched in two straight conference games.
The San Diego safety's getting called for interference in the end zone might have made it seem he didn't have his head in the game during the Chargers' swan song on Sunday. But he did. Weddle got bonked on the helmet by a Pittsburgh punt, and the Steelers recovered.
Ouch, ouch, ouch. Shoulder trouble that kept her out of the U.S. Open and the Olympics has now nixed Sharapova for the Australian Open. The defending champ can commiserate with fellow Russian Nikolai Davydenko, who's shelved with a foot injury.
Their Notness just doesn't stop. Los Angeles was 0 for '09 through Sunday and suffering through an 11-game losing streak that could drop it into Thunder territory. The club has four guys out with injuries; the healthy Clippers, like Mardy Collins with his .406 shooting percentage, might say that those are the lucky ones.