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Cribbs thinks he's done with Browns

Browns Pro Bowl all-purpose star Josh Cribbs cleaned out his locker in Berea Thursday, said his good-byes and told The Plain Dealer he feels like he's played his last down of football for the Cleveland Browns. (Cleveland Plain Dealer) Comment

Karl could end up as Nets coach

While Nets president Rod Thorn is not at liberty to discuss coaches under contract, he has several peers who believe that Nuggets coach George Karl will become available if the Nuggets crash in the postseason, or don't reach the Final Four again this spring. If Karl becomes available, Thorn has peers - practiced in the art of informed speculation - who believe the decision would be a slam dunk. (Newark Star-Ledger) Comment

Leafs coach rips Kessel

You could say Ron Wilson is frustrated, or angry, or simply at wit's end. Wilson described his emotional state more succinctly: "I'm pissed off," said the Leaf coach after a practice in which he threw Phil Kessel, then the penalty killers, then just about the rest of the team, under the bus. "He hasn't played well the last 10 games," said Wilson. "I can single out a bunch of guys, but he's our best player and a lot of times that needs to be the message." (Toronto Star) Comment

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The best image from the BCS title game, courtesy of this crazed fan, who had "Howard Stern" emblazoned on his rear. Lovely. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

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SI Vault: More Michael Jordan
  • 1984 -- The NCAA's executive committee votes to expand the championship basketball field to 64 teams starting in 1985.
  • 1993 -- Michael Jordan becomes the 18th NBA player to reach the 20,000-point plateau when he scores 35 points in the Bulls' game against the Bucks.
  • 2009 -- Tim Tebow wins the matchup of Heisman winners as No. 1 Florida beats No. 2 Oklahoma and 2008 Heisman winner Sam Bradford 24-14.

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