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Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 02/02/2007

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Tuff Juice in '07 wins big. Caron will return to the scene of his marriage as an all-star (and Eddie Jordan goes, too). The bad news, obviously, is Jamison's three-to-six-week absence; Caron says he and Gil will

have to be more aggressive, Tom Knott is now talking about "the clutches of adversity," the team had plane problems in Toronto, and I don't think this headline is quite right.

Wow, UVA. Not a bad win over Duke. The Cavs break a bunch of streaks as their guards took over at the end, Coach K says Singletary is as good as any PG in the country after he hit that crazy game-winner, Cav Man rides a Harley, one North Carolina paper belittles the home crowd while another disagrees. Columnists: Steve DeShazo says the Cavs have arrived as ACC contenders, David Teel (who guaranteed the win) says we shouldn't be surprised. Local No. 2 Georgetown is a thoroughbred and St. John's is going to the glue factory after a second-half explosion leads to a G'town blowout. And Local No. 7 Old Dominion survives Drexel and the Phillie Phanatic to win its fourth straight.

Here's a profile of Local No. 1 Va. Tech's Cheick Diakite as the Hokies prepare for BC. Mike Jones says every game is now a must-win for Local No. 6 Maryland, Mason's attendance is better than a bunch of BCS schools, Gary Williams's fingerprints are all over Local No. 9 Loyola, which is getting nice contributions from Marquis Sullivan, Local No. 10 Towson is relying on quick starts, and Mount St. Mary's loses. Also, the Terps women are peeved after losing at Georgia Tech, whose players storm the court.

The Nats lock up Austin Kearns, who Jim Bowden calls "a cornerstone of this franchise" and Stan Kasten calls "a long-term building block." Manny Acta expects a minimum of 25 HR's and 100 RBI, and Kearns says the Nats "could be something special."

The Caps' power play does nothing against Florida, and Washington is again tonic for the Panthers. The team acquires a big young defenseman. And how 'bout Rod Dyachenko's weird border story?

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