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November 24, 2008 | Volume 109, Issue 20

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November 24, 2008 | Mark Bechtel
Herb Score refused to be defined by one wicked line drive

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At age 93, Hall of Fame basketball coach From 1946 to '60 Newell coached at the University of San Francisco, Michigan State and California; he won the 1949 NIT with San Francisco and the 1959...

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Fiesta Bowl president, on NASCAR driver Tony Stewart being named grand marshal for the Jan. 3 Fiesta Bowl Parade:

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A mob of Argentine soccer fans hijacked two city buses at knifepoint to get to a match in Buenos Aires on time.

November 24, 2008 | Gary Smith
The mother of woman's judo—a Jewish grandma—gets crowned

November 24, 2008 | L. Jon Wertheim
after Kimbo Slice proved himself unworthy of his considerable hype, another mixed martial arts curiosity, Brock Lesnar, validated himself. Last Saturday in Las Vegas, Lesnar poleaxed the...

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What smart fans should do this week

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on to say of Scott , a Ravens linebacker, "He talks a lot for no reason. It's one thing to talk when you win, but when you talk and lose, it makes no sense." White, whose Titans beat Baltimore...

November 24, 2008 | As told to Sarah Kwak
Crossing Over

November 24, 2008 | Joe Posnanski
An ex-Red surprises his old mates

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Lance, a senior at Peninsula High, is undefeated in regular-season matches; he has a high school career record of 75--7 through mid-November. In October he was named the South Puget Sound League...

November 24, 2008 | Dan Patrick

November 24, 2008 | LARS ANDERSON
NASCAR's best driver on the track, sports' next celebrity on the street: the two sides of Cup champ

November 24, 2008 | LARS ANDERSON
BREAKING NEWS, REAL-TIME SCORES AND DAILY ANALYSIS.

November 24, 2008 | Richard O'Brien
NASCAR is big on awards. In addition to race trophies, and the Sprint Cup for the season's champ, there's the Coors Light Pole Award, the Mahle Clevite Engine Builder Award, the Mechanix Wear Most...

November 24, 2008 | JIM TROTTER
The Cards are stacked at wideout, with and carrying Arizona toward a rare playoff berth while taking a joint run at history

November 24, 2008 | Jim Trotter
Arizona's Anquan Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald may one day rank among the great pass-catching duos in NFL history, but for now SI's is set on this top 10—and who can argue with his No. 1?

November 24, 2008 | Jim Trotter
BREAKING NEWS, REAL-TIME SCORES AND DAILY ANALYSIS.

November 24, 2008 | AUSTIN MURPHY
The may be Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell's to lose, but the voters could still be swayed by what happens in a handful of games with national-title implications

November 24, 2008 | AUSTIN MURPHY
BREAKING NEWS, REAL-TIME SCORES AND DAILY ANALYSIS.

November 24, 2008 | AUSTIN MURPHY
From the opening week of the season, the most coveted award in college football has been passed around like a hot potato. Here are the key games that have shaped the Heisman race.

November 24, 2008 | AUSTIN MURPHY
BREAKING NEWS, REAL-TIME SCORES AND DAILY ANALYSIS.

November 24, 2008 | AUSTIN MURPHY
From the opening week of the season, the most coveted award in college football has been passed around like a hot potato. Here are the key games that have shaped the Heisman race.

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November 24, 2008 | LEE JENKINS
Ten years after the departure of Michael Jordan, the Bulls finally have a player they can build around in No. 1 draft pick , a native son who quickly has become the face of the franchise

November 24, 2008 | LEE JENKINS
BREAKING NEWS, REAL-TIME SCORES AND DAILY ANALYSIS.

November 24, 2008 | MATTHEW TEAGUE
How the decline of hunting is changing the natural order of predator and prey

November 24, 2008 | MATTHEW TEAGUE
BREAKING NEWS, REAL-TIME SCORES AND DAILY ANALYSIS.

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Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss outstretched the long arms of Ty Law (22), the Jets' cornerback, to snag a 16-yard pass in the end zone last Thursday night in Foxborough, Mass. The touchdown...

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Novak Djokovic and Venus Williams finished on high notes, but injuries sullied otherwise fine seasons for the tours • Was the Russian Revolution a one-generation phenomenon?

November 24, 2008 | L. Jon Wertheim
Novak Djokovic and Venus Williams finished strong, but a nearly ceaseless schedule took its toll on the top players

November 24, 2008 | L. Jon Wertheim
In the future the ATP should make sure that an alternate is on hand for the Masters Cup. When Andy Roddick pulled out of the eight-man field last week, 27th-ranked Radek Stepanek was hastily...

November 24, 2008 | Mark Beech
A letdown against Navy raised more questions about Charlie Weis's ability to return Notre Dame to prominence

November 24, 2008 | Stewart Mandel
In 1969 Bo Schembechler's first Michigan team stunned No. 1 Ohio State. It will take a bigger miracle for the Wolverines to upset the Buckeyes in Rich Rodriguez's first try. Michigan ranks 105th...

November 24, 2008 | Damon Hack
The secret to the success of the Giants' attack is an ability to adapt quickly to whatever the opposition is giving them

November 24, 2008 | Paul Zimmerman
Kurt Warner has gotten the short end when Arizona has played the Giants. In 2004, his one season in New York , he QB'd a losing effort against the Cardinals, who drove him nuts with blitzes and...

November 24, 2008 | David Sabino
Throw out team records when looking for players who can help get you into the postseason

November 24, 2008 | Michael Farber
Pot stirrers Steve Ott and Sean Avery are turning formerly disciplined Dallas into a carnival act

November 24, 2008 | Pierre McGuire
Expect new Lightning coach to give 40-year-old winger an enhanced leadership role—and then expect Recchi to be the focus of trade inquiries from contenders who covet his energy. With 12 points...

November 24, 2008 | Selena Roberts
PLEXIGLASS BARRIERS had gone up along Linwood Street, encasing attendants at gas stations and clerks at liquor stores, sealing employees from harm but also human touch. Hard to slide a hug through...

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A revived Pitino finds his humble side

November 24, 2008 | Joe Lemire
THE BEST news for A's owner Lew Wolff lately was not Oakland's acquisition of slugger Matt Holliday but the mayoral election results in Fremont, Calif. Bob Wasserman's reelection pushes Wolff...

November 24, 2008 | Arash Markazi
was eliminated from , but he later drew a compliment from his dance partner, , who had previously won with and . "Maurice, you've been the hardest working partner I've ever had," said Burke....