LIGHTS, CAMERA ... JACKSON! In a week of unhappy returns for New York fans (Cliff Lee to the Phillies; Paul Pierce's dagger to the Knicks, page 8), DeSean Jackson delivered the cruelest blow, taking a Giants' punt 65 yards to the house on the game's final play to give the Eagles a 38--31 victory and cap a 28-point comeback in the game's final eight minutes.
PHOTOPhotograph by Michael Sohn/AP
JUST SWIM, BABY Brazil's César Cielo Filho gave a gritty performance in the semis of the 50-meter freestyle at the FINA Short Course World Swimming Championships in Dubai last Thursday. Cielo Filho, the only Brazilian swimmer to win an Olympic gold medal, captured the heat, then the final, as well as the 100-meter freestyle final.
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PAUL BEARER An electric Madison Square Garden turned funereal on Dec. 15 after Paul Pierce (34) buried a jumper with .4 of a second left to give the Celtics a 118--116 lead over the Knicks. The building would shake again only moments later when Amar'e Stoudemire stuck a three. However, the shot came after the buzzer had sounded.
WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE TO LOOK INTO THE EYES OF GREATNESS? A WORLD-CLASS PHOTOGRAPHER ASKED HIMSELF THAT QUESTION, SO HE CHASED DOWN ATHLETES WHO HAVE GIVEN US SOME OF THE MOST MEMORABLE MOMENTS OF 2010. THE RESULT: A PERFECT...
Whether they simply felt larger than life (a fireballing phenom, an imperious owner) or were literally so (a 7'7" social activist, a gentle giant), the figures the sports world lost had impacts that are sure to endure