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- Ken de la Bastide: End of a NASCAR era Almost quietly over the weekend as the Sprint Cup season came to an end, three veteran drivers probably saw their storied careers come to a close. Mark Martin, Jeff Burton and Bobby Labonte may never strap themselves into the driver’s seat and don their safety helmets again.
- George Bremer: Best of times, worst of times It was a very different start to the work week Monday for two members of the Indianapolis Colts.
- Mike Lopresti: Put up or shut up time It's getting to be put up or shut up time in college football. Some teams are running out of space to win a championship, others running out of space to save a season. Both are represented in this week's Tense 10 — 10 games with something to be proven.
- Fetty gets area's 3rd perfecto After not being able to report any 300 games for the first few months of the year, we have had three rolled in a very short period of time. Congratulations to John Fetty this week for bowling the area's third reported perfect game of the season. Fett
- Rick Bramwell: Big hunt coming up on Saturday I haven't been seeing a lot of deer so when we received a covering of snow Sunday night, it was time for a recon mission. My favorite property has been unkind; the tracks in the snow told me why.
- Pacers facing big decision soon What in the world could possibly be troubling in the paradise that has been the Indiana Pacers' NBA season? Thus far not much has gone wrong in the perfect Pacers' season (see story on Page B3). That includes a franchise-breaking win streak to open t
Ken de la Bastide: Johnson on verge of title
Unless there is a total meltdown by Jimmie Johnson’s team this weekend in Florida, the California driver will be hoisting the Sprint Cup championship trophy.
George Bremer: Colts must erase dark day
Chuck Pagano opened his Monday morning news conference with an attempt at levity.
"Sun came up," he said. "Unbelievable."
- Mike Lopresti: Can Tigers turn the Tide? Now that the BCS stands for Basically Chasing Saban, Saturdays like this one have become nearly as infrequent as lunar eclipses. Alabama actually has a chance to lose. Or not.
- Second perfect game rolled The second perfect game of the year is in the books. Ryan Buckner rolled a 300 game Monday night in the TNT league at Cooper’s Sport Bowl.
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