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Dec. 05, 2011
Dec. 05, 2011

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Dec. 5, 2011

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Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
NBA PREVIEW 2011-12
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
PRO FOOTBALL
  • A first-ever postseason berth is the righteous cause in Houston—but with two QBs already lost to injury, the Texans will need hard-charging, deep-thinking feature back Arian Foster to lead the way

COLLEGE BASKETBALL
SPECIAL REPORT
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PHOTOPhotograph by Bill FrakesREADY, SET ... HURT Texans quarterback Matt Leinart lined up over center as a starter for the first time since November 2009, completing 10 of 13 passes for 57 yards and a touchdown. However, Leinart, who replaced the injured Matt Schaub, hurt his throwing shoulder and was sidelined for the second half of Houston's 20--13 win over the Jaguars on Sunday (page 72).PHOTOPhotograph by Steve Conner/Icon SMISADDLE UP, COWBOY Wyoming wideout Sam Stratton (9) braced for a landing after being upended by Boise State safety Travis Stanaway during last Saturday's game at Bronco Stadium. The No. 9--ranked Broncos pulled away from the Cowboys in the second half for a 36--14 victory.PHOTOPhotograph by Julio Cortez/APJERSEY SOAR Buzzer beater? Record-breaking moment? Nope, just Rutgers' Erica Wheeler (far left) and teammates showing a little love for a Scarlet Knights basket during their routine 68--40 evisceration of Lehigh on Nov. 22.