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Inside: The Week In Sports

Dec. 15, 2008
Dec. 15, 2008

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Dec. 15, 2008

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Inside: The Week In Sports

Boxing
Oscar De La Hoya took a humiliating (and possibly career-ending) beating from Manny Pacquiao • Is heavyweight Nikolay Valuev ducking the Klitschko brothers?

This is an article from the Dec. 15, 2008 issue

The NHL
Jason Spezza's offensive skills are worth his hefty price, but his inconsistency costs Ottawa • Sean Avery needs to go to Russia • The Flyers' new-and-improved scoring king

The NFL
Indianapolis has won six games in a row, but we won't know who the real Colts are until January • Ravens vs. Steelers: a defensive showdown for the ages

College Basketball
Gonzaga finally gets defensive, which bodes well for a deep NCAA tournament run • Why Ty Lawson is North Carolina's MVP • There's trouble (again) at Georgia

FACE FACTS
Though bigger and supposedly stronger, Oscar De La Hoya (above) had no answer for the speed and skill of Manny Pacquiao (opposite) in their welterweight match in Las Vegas last Saturday night.

TWO PHOTOSPhotographs by Robert Beck