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Inside: The Week In Sports

Feb. 04, 2008
Feb. 04, 2008

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Feb. 4, 2008

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  • When the underdog Giants meet the unbeaten Patriots in Arizona on Sunday, history will hinge on a brawny battle between New York's pass rush and New England's protection. Can the league's most fearsome defensive front knock Tom Brady off his game? NFL perfection hangs in the balance

  • Undrafted out of college, dumped by the Chargers and given away by the Dolphins, Wes Welker has been the Patriots' sure thing

  • Born in Britain, nurtured in Nigeria and baptized for football in Alabama, Osi Umenyiora is ready to rock the Patriots' world

  • Dr. Z breaks down a play from the Week 17 Giants-Pats game that reveals how New England hits the hot receiver in the face of heavy pressure

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College Basketball
After getting his academic act together, little-known Lester Hudson is putting up big numbers for Tennessee-Martin • A rash of players are doing triple double duty this season

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Olympics
Faced with slumping attendance and low TV ratings, U.S. skating hopes its young stars will inject new life into the sport • Wrestler Marcie Van Dusen snaps a foe's 119-match winning streak

The NHL
New G.M. Cliff Fletcher should accelerate the Maple Leafs' rebuilding efforts by trading team captain Mats Sundin • Why the Capitals are surging • The NHL's most-improved player

LONDON FALLING
Xavier's Josh Duncan (in white, reeling) drew a charging foul on the driving London Warren of Dayton during the Musketeers' 69--43 Atlantic 10 victory last Thursday in Cincinnati. It was the 145th meeting of the in-state rivals but only the second game in which both teams were ranked. With the win, No. 23 Xavier improved to 16--4, while No. 16 Dayton dropped to 14--3 and out of the new AP poll announced on Monday.

PHOTOPhotograph by Al Tielemans