Inside: The Week In Sports

December 12, 2005

College Basketball

Duke is overrated, and other impressions from the first month of the season • Under Tom Penders, Houston stages a revival • An NBA scout on Temple's Mardy Collins

The NHL

Better days are ahead for Joe Thornton following his trade to the Sharks • A Quebec politician suggests the province should field its own team • Marc Savard is a hidden gem

The NBA

Behind MVP candidate Elton Brand, the Clippers are the hottest show in L.A. • Will young center Joel Przybilla stay with the Blazers? • The new and improved Steve Francis

Boxing

Jermain Taylor defends his middleweight crown in an anticipated rematch with longtime champ Bernard Hopkins • Mosley-Vargas bout lined up for February

College Football

With another dazzling performance, Reggie Bush seals his place among USC's great backs • West Virginia is the nation's best unknown team • Kansas State finds its Prince

The NFL

Osi Umenyiora has turned the Giants' defense into one of the league's best • The Chiefs roll out a new weapon in Larry Johnson • Dr. Z says the Colts will stay perfect

Baseball

The Blue Jays gave $47 million to B.J. Ryan, the Mets $43 million to Billy Wagner. Will either team regret its decision? • Baseball Prospectus: The value of six relievers

Olympic Sports

A new face, 21-year-old Ted Ligety, has emerged to join U.S. veterans Bode Miller and Daron Rahlves on the slopes • Lindsey Kildow repeats World Cup victory

PHOTOPhotograph by Simon BrutyMILLER'S CROSSING Despite a sore left knee, Bode Miller navigated the giant slalom course to win the World Cup event last Saturday in Beaver Creek, Colo.

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)