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It isn't enough to putt like Annika Sorenstam -- not for Alysse Minkoff, anyway. She has to drive like Annika, too . . . in a Mercedes. She even has to dress like Annika -- sports bra and all. So what happens when Alysse takes her game to the McLean Golf School so she can be like Annika? Hint: It involves a happy dance.

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It takes a special kind of case to make it onto Page 2's Court docket. Like the strange case of Damon Stoudamire, hauled up on charges of voluntarily taking (and passing!) a drug test. Or the peculiar case of Ahmed Plummer, brought in on a loyalty charge. Judge Graham Hays presides.

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Poor Karim Garcia. How much bad luck can one man have? If it isn't that unfortunate bullpen incident at Fenway, it's that accidental scuffle at a Florida pizzeria. Page 2 steals a look at Karim's star-crossed diary.
The Daily Quickie wishes a certain ex-Yankee, ex-Angel and ex-Athletic would take his baffling thoughts about steroids somewhere else . . . like, out of the headlines. Plus, the Bertuzzi Ban, and Don Fehr's fortitude.

Page 2's Eric Neel already needs a break from the constant Red Sox/Yankees barrage. So here it is, Eric's spring-training look at baseball's West Coast storylines, starting with Eric Gagne.

It's Championship Week in college hoops and we've got the first of our March Madness lists: the 10 biggest surprise conference tournament winners.

10]  Central Florida, 1996 TAAC
UCF had lost 12 of 13 games at one point, lost twice by at least 40 points ... and then reeled off its first three-game winning streak of the season to win the conference tourney and reach the NCAA Tournament.
9]  Florida International, 1995 TAAC
The coach had already announced his resignation, the team was 8-18 in a terrible conference. Then, mini-miracle: FIU won three straight; at 11-18, it was in the Big Dance.
8]  Providence, 1994 Big East
The Friars were just the sixth seed for the conference tournament, but upset No. 3 UConn in the semifinals and beat Georgetown in the final to win their first Big East title.

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What's a professional hockey league to do? Make an example of Todd Bertuzzi? Take the violence out of its games? Try to survive on what would be left? The members of the Writers' Bloc might not all be puck-heads, but that doesn't stop them from weighing in.

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