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Jan. 23, 2012
Jan. 23, 2012

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Jan. 23, 2012

LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
BOXING
NFL PLAYOFFS
COLLEGE BASKETBALL
  • A hoops prodigy who had her choice of powerhouse programs, Elena Delle Donne once quit the sport. Now she's the nation's top scorer at upstart Delaware—and couldn't be happier

PRO HOCKEY
RICKY RUBIO
POINT AFTER
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NOT: MISS-CONSIN

This is an article from the Jan. 23, 2012 issue

The Badgers women's hoops team (5--12) is on pace for its first sub-.500 season since '05-'06. The trouble? Sounds like shooting pains: Wisconsin's 38.7% field goal percentage ranks 165th in the country; its 56.8 ppg 276th.

HOT: VONN OF A NEW ERA

Lindsey Vonn's five-week winless lull ended Sunday in Italy with a victory in the Super G—her 47th career win, third most all time. Said the 27-year-old after stretching her lead in the World Cup standings, "Records in skiing are really important to me."

NOT: MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE

Four straight L's have dropped the Celtics (4--7) to 10th in the East, and during the streak they scored 321 points—a franchise worst over four games since 1954--55. Is it age? Minus Rajon Rando (25), Boston's starters average 34.5 years old.

HOT: SENATE RUN

Ottawa's been frigid lately (-12° on Monday), but the Senators (25-15-6) are scorching: Since Dec. 30 they're 8-0-1, and no one's been better in goal than Craig Anderson, whose 1,219 saves on the season are an NHL best.

NOT: PISTONS JAMMED

Detroit was 3--10 as of Sunday, but a more embarrassing figure this season is its attendance. Just 11,719 fans show up per game, down 30% from 2010--11, and last week the Pistons were outdrawn by Michigan State's women's team.

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