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AFC Championship
Back to the Basics
When the game was there on the line, Oakland reverted to meat-and-potatoes, grind-it-out football and killed the clock and San Diego
NFC Championship
EAGLES THAT DIDN'T NEED WINGS
When they'd finished their pre-game psych job and it came time to put up or shut up, the Philadelphia Eagles took to the ground and ran the Cowboys back to Dallas
Kelly Tripucka
THE MASTER OF DISASTER
Kelly Tripucka grew up scuffling with his five brothers, and now Notre Dame's leading scorer is wreaking havoc among Irish opponents
Mike Bossy
Track & Field
Just short of a great mile
The field at the Eastman Invitational at East Tennessee State was world-class caliber, but the long and short of it was that the track itself didn't measure up
College Basketball
Pro Basketball
Indiana has picked up the pace
Behind revitalized Coach Jack McKinney and a host of rejuvenated players, the Indiana Pacers are driving toward their first winning season and first trip to the playoffs since joining the NBA
College Hockey
Yes, every dog has his day
After years of losing to Boston's other hockey powers, the Huskies of Northeastern are now the best of their breed in Beantown and the nation's only unbeaten team
Golf
Heeeere's Johnny—again!
Johnny Miller, who used to burn up the desert, took another step in his comeback with a win at Tucson, which may be as good news for the sport as it is for him
Merlin Olsen
Tackling a new career
After 15 seasons of knocking 'em dead for the Rams, Merlin Olsen is off to a socko start in show biz, where unlike some erstwhile colleagues he's no drag
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19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
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