Cavaliers center Shaquille O'Neal made a no-look pass to forward J.J. Hickson last Saturday during Cleveland's 94--86 win in New Jersey. O'Neal scored 12 points and pulled down nine rebounds as the Cavs improved their record to 27--8, the best in the Eastern Conference.
Boston fans exulted after Bruins left wing Marco Sturm scored in overtime to defeat the Flyers 2--1 in the NHL Winter Classic at Fenway Park on New Year's Day. A crowd of 38,112 turned out to watch the third annual edition of the game.
January 11, 2010
The High Road
Florida sophomore running back Chris Rainey leaped into the end zone for a six-yard, fourth-quarter score in a 51--24 Sugar Bowl blowout of Cincinnati in New Orleans on New Year's Day. Rainey rushed four times for 27 yards and caught four passes from Tim Tebow, who threw for a career-high 482 yards in his last game as a Gator (page 50).