HOT: HEY, ABBOTT!
This is an article from the Feb. 6, 2012 issue
Figure skater Jeremy Abbott won his third U.S. title in four years on Sunday, landing the competition's only quadruple jump of the day. His 273.58 final score was a U.S. championship record.
NOT: DOGGIN' HUSKIES
UConn's loss to Notre Dame was the third in a row for the champs and their longest skid in two years. It gets no easier for Ryan Boatright and Company: Three of their next four foes are in the Top 25.
HOT: TIGER TALES
Tiger Woods tied for third in Abu Dhabi (even if his putting needs work); Detroit secured free-agency royalty, inking Prince Fielder; and Towson men's hoops, losers of 41 straight, finally won one, over UNC-Wilmington.
NOT: MELO WHO?
Six wins in seven games has Denver (14--6) a mile high, thanks to an NBA-best 105.8 ppg. And on Jan. 25 the team signed leading scorer Danilo Gallinari (17.9 ppg) to a four-year, $42 milllion deal.
HOT: MEMPHIS BLUES
After seven straight wins the Grizzlies dropped three in a row, falling to 10th in the West. But here's what really gives coach Lionel Hollins the blues: Big man Zach Randolph's MCL tear could spell the end of his season.