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December 14, 2009
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December 14, 2009

Who's Hot Who's Not

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Who's Hot

LAKERS

The hotness never stops. They've got the NBA's best record (16--3 through Monday) and longest winning streak (nine straight) and the game's most lethal scorer (still Kobe, at it again with a buzzer-beater). What can a contender like the Suns do? What they did was go to L.A. and get trounced by 20 points.

JOHN CALIPARI

The nation's highest-paid college hoops coach is trying to temper excitement in his new gig—no mean feat at Kentucky. And if starting 8--0 and knocking off North Carolina is what Calipari means by "so far from where we need to be," well, Wildcats fans can live with that.

LADAINIAN TOMLINSON

His 150-yard rushing days may be over, but he's still putting up six. Eight touchdowns in six games—all San Diego wins—got him to 150 TDs faster than anyone else. And after passing Jim Brown in career yards on Sunday, he met the Hall of Famer. "A perfect day," said LT.

CARLO JANKA

Remember the name. U.S. skiers may be holding their own (page 38), but this Swiss didn't miss last week, becoming the first man to sweep three races at Beaver Creek since Hermann Maier in '99. Is the World Cup points leader impressed with himself? "I am just a skier," he said.

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