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Title: The Tribune.
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Publication Date: 1/8/2011
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GUARDS FIRE

RUBBER BULLETS

IN DETENTION

CENTRE VIOLENCE

GUARDS had to fire rub-
ber bullets into a crowd of
angry detainees to regain con-
trelafter an-early. morning
brawl broke out at the
Carmichael Road Immigra-
tion Detention Centre. ,
According to a senior offi-
cer at the centre, the men
were queuing up for breakfast
when a fight started in the
men's bathroom.
He said a Haitian man was
reportedly using a stall when
he was told to "get out" by a
Cuban detainee.
The two men got into an
argument, which quickly drew

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WASH ROOM: Fire was confined to the washroom of this single
story residence in Freeport. Firemen discovered the body of the
child near the door of the washroom.


By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia net
A ONE-YEAR-OLD baby,
boy died in a house fire yes-
terday, leaving a young moth-
er and father devastated and
close relatives grief-stricken.
Family members gathered
together at a hospital chapel
after hearing of the tragedy,
while the baby's distraught
mother was being treated for
shock. -
"She is very distraught and
is not taking it very well,"
according to a close friend.
Rajish Cox', the baby's
father, was teary eyed after
visiting with his baby's moth-


er in the hospital. He was
accompanied by several peo-
ple, including his sister, who
was wiping tears from her
eyes.
"I don't know what hap-
pened, but I was told that my
son is dead," he said.
Firefighters were called to a
house fire in Pioneer's Way
West, Sunset Subdivision,
Freeport, at about 8.10am.
When they arrived at the
scene, thick smoke and flames
had completely engulfed the
wash room of a single story,
eight-room residence.
Police spokeswoman Assis-
SEE page seven


Sands has Pinder in,

his election sights
By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
pturnauest@tribunemedia.net ,


FORMER FNM candidate for the Eliza-
beth constituency, Dr Duane Sands, said he
intends to make Ryan Pinder the shortest sit-
ting Member of Parliament in the history of the
Bahamas when he defeats him in the upcoming
general election. '
Criticizing the PLP's youngest and most
SEE page seven


RYAN PINDER


THE body of a man
found behind the Burger
Barn in Carmichael Road
yesterday has sparked a
police investigation into
what could be the first
murder of the year. I
Detectives have not yet
classified the death, but
press liaison officer
Sergeant Chrislyn Skip-
pings said foul play is sus-
pected.
The man was found lying
on a makeshift bed behind
the Burger Barn restaurant
at 10.20am yesterday.
He had back injuries, but
full details have not been
released to the media.
Sgt Skippings said detec-
tives have not yet identi-
fied the man, who is
believed to be in his 40. He
was wearing a blue shirt
and grey shorts at the time
of his death.
Anyone with any infor-
mation is asked to contact
the Criminal Detective
Unit (CDU) on, 502-
9991/9930 or call 911, 919,
or Crime Stoppers anony-
mously on 328-TIPS
(8477).


BTC DEAL OPPONENTS IN 'TOP JOB FOR FOREIGNER' CLAIMS


NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net


OPPONENTS of the Cable and Wireless
Communications (CWC) takeover of the
Bahamas Telecommunication Company
(BTC) are claiming an advertised senior posi-
tion in the company will be going to a for-
eigner, and not a Bahamian.
And they say t)is is an example of how
CWC will not be committed to using Bahami-
an talent.


However, a senior CWC official refuted
the allegations and explained that the adver-
tised salary for an interim head of communi-
cations post with the company in the
Bahamas is "incorrect."
Lachlan Johnston, CWC communications
director, said the salary quoted as $975 per
day is a "mistake," and he gathers "it is being
addressed right away."
"It is an ad to hire a Bahamian person on
SEE page seven


TRADE UNIONS CONGRESS TO MARK 1958GENERAL STRIKE


AT A TIME of high ten-
sion between the government
and labour unions over the
sale of BTC, the National
Congress of Trade Unions
has decided to commemorate
the historic general strike
which brought Nassau to its
knees for several weeks in
1958.
NCTU general secretary
Robert Farquharson
announced that a' rally and


voter registration march will
be held on Monday begin-
ning at 7pm at RM Bailey.
Park.
The march will begin at
the BCPOU headquarters on
Farrington Road at noon.
Mr Farquharson asked all
members and affiliates to,
take their lunch hour at that
time, make the five-minute
walk to the Parliamentary
Registration Department and


register to vote. He noted
that persons will need to
have their. passport and
national insurance card with
them in order to register.
The general strike of 1958,
ini Which thousands of work-
ersitook part, resulted in the
Trade Union and Industrial
Conciliation Act and the cre-
SEE page seven


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Climate change a major threat to Bahamas, say Greenpeace activists


By CELESTE NIXON
Tribune Staff Reporter
cnixon@tribunemedia.net


GREENPEACE activists, cur-
rently docked in Nassau on one of
the environmental group's ships, say
climate change is a major threat to
the Bahamas.
According to Joel Stewart, a 22-
year veteran of the organisation and
captain of Greenpeace's "Arctic
Sunrise" icebreaker ship, climate
change is very serious issue for a
-maritime state like the Bahamas.
The Arctic Sunrise, docked in the
harbour for maintenance and crew
changes, allowed The Tribune
aboard to discuss Greenpeace's envi-
ronmental campaigns and the possi-
ble impact of global warming on the
Bahamas.
Climate change, which is attrib-
uted to global warming, is an
increase in the average temperature
of Earth's near-surface air and
oceans caused by increasing con-


centrations of greenhouse gases like
carbon dioxide (CO02), which scien-
tists and activists say results from
human activity such as the burning
of fossil fuels.
Specific effects of climate change
that could impact the Bahamas
,include: rising sea levels; increase in
the intensity and frequency of hur-
ricanes; coral bleaching; and acidifi-
cation of the atmosphere and in turn,
the ocean.
According to Captain Stewart,
plankton absorb C02 from the
atmosphere and release oxygen into
the water making it more acidic. The
acidic water dissolves the shells of
carbonic animals such as crabs, oys-
ters and more important to the
Bahamas, corals and reefs,
He said: "Climate change is a.
severe threat to global security we
must find anew energy methods in
order to reduce CO2 emissions".
It is important for the Bahamas
to phase out the use of fossil fuel
and invest in clean energy sources


such as solar and wind power, both
of which are abundant in the
Bahamas, said Cpt Stewart.
Increasing the volume of marine
reserves would also be a logical step
in the protection and conservation of
the Bahamian'marine environment.
Regulating the reserves in par-
tially sensitive sea areas (PSSA),
which makes them off limits to large
fishing boats, cargo and cruise ships,
would decrease potentially damaging
human interaction with the fragile
marine life.

Recyclinig

Cpt Stewart went on to suggest
the creation of a recycling system.
He said: "Recycling is easy and can
be mutually beneficial. It would be a
way to reduce the country's carbon
footprint and is an easy way to save
money in the disposal of garbage
and waste".
He emphasised the point that it is
not too late to reverse the effects of


. climate change, the key being a
proactive approach to the environ-
ment.
"There is a road map/plan that
will phase out the use of fossil fuels
and introduce clean alternative ener-
gy sources without destroying the
economy; everyone just needs to get
on board" he said.
The main goal is to reduce atmos-
pheric C02 to 350 parts per million.
The atmospheric C02 is currently
387 parts per million, which com-
pared to the pre-industrial age's 280
parts per million, is a huge increase.
Once atmospheric C02 reaches a'
certain level, the effects will be irre-
versible.
He said: "Just because the
Bahamas is a small country does not
mean it cannot make a difference
and have a global impact".
Cpt Stewart explained that the
Bahamas may also be effected by
the Deepwater Horizon oil spill (also
known as the BP oil spill), as dis-
bursement agents were used on the


some 205.8 million gallons of crude
oil that was released into the ocean
over a three month period.
He said: "It will probably be 10
years before we can understand the
full environmental effects of that dis-
aster and the possibility of the cur-
rents pushing the oil into Caribbean
waters is very real."
The Arctic Sunrise and its crew
were recently at a United Nations
Climate Change Conference in Can-
cun, Mexico liaising with other Non-
Governmental Organisations.
Prior to the Cancun conference,
the ship was in the Gulf of Mexico
assisting with scientific research on
the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the
largest accidental marine oil spill in
history.
The ship is scheduled to leave
Nassau Harbour on Tuesday, when
it will set sail, for the United States
and begin a US tour campaigning
for the close of old coal-powered
power plants that are not up to cur-
rent EPA air emissions standards.


Atlantis o cial denies substance,




leaking into water is sewage


UNSIGHTLY: A brown blob on the beach.


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announces that, subject to a
directors .resolution of January
6th, 2011, it will begin a share buy
program of its issued ordinary
shares on January 10th, 2011.

The resolution authorizes the
purchase of up to 10% of
the Company's current issued
ordinary shares or 1,540,417
shares over a 36 month period
to January 31, 2014.


By CELESTE NIXON
Tribune Staff Reporter
cnixon@tribunem'edia.net


THE tranquil waters off
a beach on Paradise Island
were tarnished this week by
a foul smelling substance
which concerned persons
feared might have been raw
sewage.
An Atlantis official said
the substance is definitely
not sewage, but according
to one witness, it certainly
smelled like it.
The source said she was
walking on the beach, locat-
ed at the eastern end of the
island next to Cabbage
Beach, when she noticed a
very bad smell.
She said she then saw
debris including what
looked to be fecal matter -
bubbling up from a spot just
off the shore.
"There was a distinctive
green hue in the water, just


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HOLE LOT OF TROUBLE? After seeing what seemed to be faeces bub-
bling up from this hole one morning, a concerned person returned to
the spot the next day to take these photos. She said the problem was
more pronounced on the first day, perhaps because it was low tide.



"... we are concerned about the environ-
mental effects and want the matter to be
investigated and something done about it."


A Tribune source


in one spot. The surround-
ing waters were clear just
like the rest of the beach.
Fecal matter could also be
seen on the beach," the
source said.
She said that, when she
returned with other persons
at high tide the next day,
there seemed to be less
debris but the water was still
discoloured and the
"sewage" smell persisted.
The source added that
there is no way to tell if the
substance is coming from a
private home, the nearby
golf course, or another facil-
ity.


"We do not know what is
causing the problem,
whether it is deliberate
dumping or a pipe that has
burst, but we are concerned
about the environmental
effects and want the matter
to be investigated and some-
thing done about it," anoth-,
er source said.
Ed Fields, vice-president
of communications for
Atlantis, told The Tribune
he is not aware of the issue,
but can assure the public
that the substance is not
sewage.
He added: "If anything, it
is run-off water from the
golf course lake".


CT NEWS


TEENAGER ARRAIGNED ON ATTEMPTED MURDER CHARGE


A 17-year-old boy has been remanded
to Her Majesty's Prison after being
arraigned in a Magistrate's Court on an
attempted murder charge.
Police have charged the Springfield
Road resident with the attempted murder
of Canadian visitor Mitch Nimi.
Nimi was reportedly stabbed several
times in the chest, back and abdomen ear-
ly Christmas morning.


The juvenile, who was arraigned before
Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez in Court
One, Bank Lane, is also accused of rob-
bing Mintez Armbrister of a gold chain
vahied at $1,000.
The juvenile was not required to enter a
plea to the charge.
He was remanded to Her Majesty's
Prison. The case was adjotirned to January
19.


STILL NO

MEETING TO


RESOLVE BTC


DEAL DISPUTE


Despite ongoing protests
by unions opposed to the
sale of BTC to Cable and
Wireless Communications,
no meeting has taken place
between government offi-
cials and union leaders to
resolve the standoff. -
Jennifer Issacs-Dotson,.
president of the National
Congress of Trade Unions
(NCTU), said: "I guess for
the matter to be resolved
there is going to have to be
a meeting.
"The government has
made overtures to have a
meeting but nothing was
confirmed.
"We are open to a meet-
ing whenever the;govern-.
.ment is rbady to talk."
Last week union leaders
and government officials
exchanged insults, calling
each other "arrogant" in
their respective stances on
privatization affair.
At a town hall meeting
Thursday, union leaders
reiterated their call for the
resignation of Julian Fran-
cis, BTC executive chair-
man, who they claim has
failed to live up to the
"seven principles of public
life", outlined in the 2007
Free National Movement
manifesto.
Bernard Evans, presi-
dent of the Bahamas Com-
munications Public Offi-
cers Union (BCPOU),
pressed the argument at
the town meeting, outlin-
ing what he claims are
"conflicts of interest" that
call into question the chair-
man's "objectivity".
The town hall meeting
was broadcast live on Star
FM radio.
It covered a number of
labour issues, including the
sale of BTC, and the state
of the labour movement in
the Bahamas.
"I thought it went well.
Where it was covered live
a lot people listened.
"The main thing that
came out of it was that it
was very educational and
that was the intent," said
Ms Issacs-Dotson.


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Police confiscate

marijuana worth

over $30,000
POLICE confiscated over
$30,000 worth of marijuana
in New Providence on
Thursday.
Sometime around 2.25am,
officers of the Drug
Enforcement Unit executed
a search warrant on a resi-
dence at Infant View Road
and recovered 30 pounds of
suspected marijuana.
A 43-year-old man,
believed to be Jamaican,
was taken into .custody.
Police investigations are
continuing.

Man, 21, shot while

sitting in his car
A 21-year-old man was
shot by a gunman while sit-
ting in his car in an area off
Robinson Road on Thurs-
day evening.
The victim was reportedly
sitting in his vehicle at Flori-
da Court at around 5.15pm
when a man armed with a
shotgun approached.
The culprit, police said,
fired gunshots in the direc-
tion of the 21-year-old.
The victim was shot twice,
once in the hand and once in
the leg.
He was taken to hospital .
by emergency personnel t
where he is detained in seri-
ous condition.
The culprit fled the area
through a nearby track road.
Police said they are fol-
lowing significant leads into
the matter.

Police investigate

armed robberies
POLICE are investigating
two armed robberies which
both happened on Lazaretto
Road within two hours of
each other.
In the first incident a bus
was targeted, while the sec-
ond incident occurred at a
private home. "
Shortly before 7pm on
Thursday police received
information of an armed
robbery at Lazaretto Road
off Carmichael Road.
According to reports, a
bus driver had stopped to
collect a passenger when he
was approached by two men
wearing dark clothing, one
of whom allegedly armed
with a handgun. They
robbed the driver of an
undetermined amount of
cash and cell phones before
fleeing the area on foot in an
unknown direction.
Just two hours later,
shortly before 9am, police
responded to an armed rob-
bery at a home located on
Lazaretto and Carmichael
Roads.
A woman was at her resi-
dence when two men, one of
whom was armed with a
handgun, entered the house
demanding cash.
The victim told the men
she had no money and was
subsequently robbed of a
cell phone. The culprits fled
the area on foot in an
unknown direction.


Illegal residents

face prospect of

returning to Haiti
TWO weeks after fire.
destroyed their community,
residents of Mackey Yard
who are in the Bahamas ille-
gally are being advised to
prepare themselves for "vol-
untary repatriation" to
Haiti.
"All persons formerly
residing in the Mackey Yard
area without immigration
status should arrange their
repatriation and inform the
Department should assis-
tance be required," the
Department of Immigration
said yesterday.
Those persons in the Alan
Drive shanty town who held
immigration permits or had
status are urged to apply
immediately for a duplicate
permit.
"All such persons should
collect forms at the
Bahamas Immigration
Department, Hawkins Hill,
and complete the same as
soon as possible. In
instances where permits
have expired; the usual
renewal procedure involv-
ing sponsor/employer must
be adhered to," the Depart-
ment said.

Interview
In cases of permanent res-
idents and naturalised
Bahamians, officials said, a-
secondary interview. may be
necessary prior to the
replacement of such docu-
ments. However, those
whose permits are refused
will be subject to voluntary
repatriation.
After a huge fire ripped
through the Haitian com-
munity known as Mackey
Yard on Boxing Day, the
Immigration Department
said it would not swoop in to
round up suspected illegal
immigrants.
Immigration director Jack
Thompson said that his
department would continue
apprehending and repatri-
ating illegal immigrants in
other areas throughout the
Bahamas.
"There are other areas
where there are illegals in
the Bahamas, .we need not
concentrate on a devastat-
ed area at this point. We
understand our mandate
and we will carry out our
mandate, but we are also an
agency which is sensitive to
tragedy and disasters, I think
that is what is required of
us," he said. Earlier this
week, Works Minister Neko


LESS THAN 20 WOODEN SHANTIES remained in the area on Alan Drive off Carmichael Road known as 'Mackey Yard' following the blaze which
consumed 120 homes on Boxing Day.


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SOME 45 CHILDREN, former residents of the fire-ravaged Haitian village off Carmichael. After the blaze there was an intense need for food,
water and shelter for many families who were displaced in the Boxing Day fire.


Grant said that his ministry
will soon clear debris from
the Mackey Yard fire and
secure the property, howev-
er, he could not say what
would happen to the resi-
dents left at the Haitian
community.
He did say, however, that


"If you wash your car
at least once a week in
2011, it'll run better,
Use Castrol in your
engine, it'll run even
better!"


the government would for
the time being not raze the
few homes left undamaged
by the Boxing Day blaze.
The fire destroyed 120
shanties in what is believed
to be one of the oldest Hait-
ian villages in New Provi-
dence.


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After the fire several char-
ities and government organ-
isations came to the assis-
tance of the Mackey Yard
residents to provide food,
clothes and supplies.


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Polarised Congress as US seeks pragmatism


WASHINGTON (AP) There's an inher-
ent conflict in the country's new political real-
ity: a much more polarized Congress must
answer to an increasingly powerful centre of
the electorate that abhors partisanship or risk
its wrath in 2012.
Much like President Bill Clinton after his
party's disastrous 1994 elections, President
Barack Obama now has the chance to shift to
the middle as leaders on Capitol Hill struggle to
strike a balance between the desires of ideo-
logical purists in their ranks and the indepen-
dent, centrist voters who played a significant
role in electing them.
For Republicans and Democrats, that task
began Wednesday when the new Congress was
sworn in; Republicans assumed control of the
House and padded their numbers in the Demo-
cratic-led Senate. "There's going to be poli-
tics. That's what happens in Washington. They
are going to play to their base for a certain
period of time. But I'm pretty confident that
they're going to recognize that our job is to
govern. My hope is that John Boehner and
Mitch McConnell will realize that there will
be plenty of time to campaign for 2012 in 2012,"
President Obama said this week about GOP
leaders in the House and Senate, casting him-
self as the compromiser in chief even while
manoeuvring for his upcoming re-election.
The president's tone was in stark contrast to
his first two years when he leveraged large'
Democratic majorities in Congress and
thwarted Republicans to enact sweeping
laws, including an economic stimulus measure
and revamps of the health care and financial
regulatory systems, that independents greet-
ed sceptically if not derisively. After backing
him heavily in his presidential bid, they pun-
ished him in November by ending one-party
rule in Washington.
Now, with no serious Democratic primary
challenger emerging to siphon support from
his liberal'base, Obama already) has begun
moving to the centre. As 2010 ended, he com-
promised with Republicans 'to reach biparti-
san deals on tax cuts that paved the way for a
rush of end of year legislation, including repeal-
ing the ban on gays openly serving in the mili-
tary as well as a new nuclear treaty with Russia.
It's clear the 2012 elections are in every-
one's sights with obvious objectives: Obama
needs to win back middle-of-the-road voters,
and Republicans need to keep them happy, or
at least not anger them.
Their power was strongly felt in the last
three elections. It 2006 and 2008, indepen-
dents furious with Republican governance, gave
Democrats power in Congress and the White
House. By 2010, these, voters had grown disil-
lusioned by Democratic rule and sided with
the GOP. And their sway is only growing.
Today, more Americans are identifying
themselves as independent while majorities of
the country view both the Democratic and
Republican parties unfavourably. Disaffected
Republican and Democratic operatives are
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not organize unaffiliated voters, indicating
that momentum may be building among the
centre for increased political action.
So, given all that, how did the Republican
and Democratic caucuses in Congress end up
so much more conservative and liberal?
The two-party American political system
produces polarization in Congress. Both the
Republican and the Democratic parties hold'
primaries to choose .general election candi-
dates. Those nominating contests are domi-
nated by the most vocal, active party mem-
bers conservatives and liberals who tend to
support like-minded people.
Last year, that situation was even more pro-
nounced as the tea party coalition roiled GOP
primaries and produced Republican nominees
who were far more conservative than usual.
Now, the House Republican roster includes
some seven dozen tea party-backed lawmakers
and other staunch conservatives. And moder-
ate "Blue Dog" Democrats are virtually extinct;
scores lost their swing-voting districts in a coast-
to-coast GOP wave. "It's a more polarized
House representing an electorate that is really
seeking moderation," said Matt Bennett, a for-
mer Clinton aide and a vice president of the
centrist Democratic group Third.Way.
The Senate is arguably less polarized than
the House; Democrats succeeded in limiting the
number of GOP takeaways to six.
From the outset, it's clear that Boehner is
trying to strike a balance between his con-
stituents and his members.
Still, in a nod to his caucus' right flank, he
scheduled a vote next week on repealing the
health care law. Republicans don't expect.to
kill it. It makes sense for them not to; the GOP
wants to run against health care in 2012 and
that important constituency independents -
prefer that the law be changed, not repealed.
House leaders facing demands from the right to
immediately cut spending also indicated they
wanted toscut.l+Q04billion from'the federal-
budget. But it didn't take long before GOP
leaders bowed to the reality, of governing and
scaled back their goal. Come February, during
debate over a massive spending bill to keep
the government running, the country will see
how successful Boehner has been at keeping
the right in line and how much Ybama is will-
ing to compromise. The challenge for Boehner
is to avoid what happened after the 1994
Republican Revolution when the GOP took
control of Congress.
Back then, House Speaker Newt Gingrich
failed to keep his rabble-rousing conservative
warriors in line, leading to a government shut-
down. Clinton came out on top, and handily
won re-election in 1996. Obama already has sig-
naled a desire to go the route 6f Clinton, sig-
naling a willingness to work with Republicans
on several issues. On Day 1 of the new Con-
gress, the fight for middle-of-the-road voters
was well under way. It won't end until Novem-
ber 2012.
(This article was written by Liz Sidoti, AP
National Political Writer).


2011


will


bring an





improved





Bahamas


EDITOR, The Tribune.

Thinking back over 2010 I.
certainly realized that for who
we voted in the majority in
2007 forgot their promise -
The Trust Agenda.
In many ways the FNM
Government found that it is
difficult to govern and took
the road we had rejected of
indecision.
Probably the biggest issue is
the current issue over the pri-
vatisation of BTC I am still
waiting to know just how
Cable & Wireless became the
bride when they never court-
ed? I am glad, pleased, that
slowly the official position is
that the agreement is a "non-
binding deal" as incredibly
how can any suitor make an
offer if they have ,not com-
pleted their Business Plan? I
am ashamed listening to some
of the rhetoric of the officials
of the FNM government, and
persons who hold appointed
positions.
Baha Mar Oh how many
months and weeks this was
on our lips certainly I was
shocked, except basic politics
caused Prime Minister Ingra-
ham to change his position
from being 100 per cent
against to supporting, but still
we cross our toes and fingers
that it is On. I really believe
Mr Ingraham still holds good
his first and repeated again
and again position, but he
could not fight off the jobs
- isue. Hoping Mr .rimevMin-
ister makes sure Baha Mar
pays all their outstanding bills
before we sign-off on the
approval.
Tourism for the Minister
to admit that the Port of Nas-
sau is now the capital for
cheap cruises simply confirms
what the shop owners on Bay
have been saying.
Aesthetics and Regenera-
tion of Bay Street in 2010


ends with the horrible sight
of the renovations being done
on the McDonalds facility -
how this design- passed the
Special Architectural Board
of the City of Nassau needs
explaining but a year ago
accolades were being thrown
all through the media of the
opening of a certain Donut
Shop as a major economic
development just who is
kidding who?
Roads Traffic Lights and
those speed bumps why
can't we operate a few sets of
Traffic Lights is beyond me?
Roads well the Chinese
funded road from LPIA to
Oakes Field finds that we
can't find a Bahamian quali-
fied contractor for the pro-
ject, but Baha Mar issued a
$40 million road works con-
tract for the roads on Cable
Beach and over the hill to
Gladstone-Inner Field, Road.
We, government is borrow-
ing the money from the Chi-
nese it is no gift so why did
we accept the loan condition
the Chinese must build? Isn't
this illegal? Road dumps
....One road next to the Coli-
na Financial Centre off West
Bay has about 8-10 road
dumps in less than a quarter
of a mile...over-kill or total
stupidity?
Anyway crime and more
crime and no court system
that works and some even a
past Assistant Commissioner
of police doesn't understand
the Constitutional-position on
the Privy Council and the
obvious law is law whoever
the judge may be.
Kudos certainly to the Doc-
tors in Emergency at Doctors


and PMH to the Commis-
sioner of Police for doing
their utmost best sad so
many still have not a clue how
to resolve a lot of our trou-
bles the majority sit in a
building on the corner of Bay
and Parliament who are
unable to make a speech with-
out a speech writer having
written the text.
When national politicians
don't see when it is time to
remove themselves from pub-
lic office the people en
masse are dying for at least
two political personalities to
take their final bow and move
on, but, oh Lord, dem are so
stubborn.
Freedom of Information -
ii there is one single item of
legislation that is required it is
this in the upcoming Gen-
eral Election which will be in
2011 we further need to vote
on a Constitutional Amend-
ment which will install the
power of the voter to remove
his/her MP with a vote of 50 +
1 per cent of the number of
voters who voted at the elec-
tion. The budget should be
required by law to be a bal-
anced budget so as to finally
stop deficits and wild bor-
rowings.
There is a further major
issue: We have no alternative
but to reduce the cost of living
doing business and the so-
called services we offer."
Will 2011 bring an
improved Bahamas? Yes it
,twill. I doubt the murder will'
drop too much; but it will be a
better year. Long term
beyond 2011 a slow improve-
ment, but only if costs of
doing business are reduced.
Fairwell 2010. and'all the
memories.

W THOMPSON
Nassau,
December 31,2010.


Harbour Island is being ruined


* EDITOR, The Tribune.

Please publish this open let-
ter to:
Prime Minister Ingraham,
Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace,
our local member of parliament
Alvin Smith and our local Har-


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bour Island elected council.
Dear Sirs,
Are you all really going to
stand by and watch Harbour
Island be ruined by constant
power outages and now ram-.
pant crime?
Is it possible that none of
you really care about this (what
used to be the jewel in the
crown) island and are more.
interested in your own agen-
da's than in the health and wel-
fare of the Bahamian people
and foreigners who live here?
I have lived here for 11 years "
now and have seen this island
through two governments go
down hill. With all of the
growth and foreign investment
that has gone on here in those
11 years we should not be suf-
fering with electricity going off
four and five times an hour.
We should not have to put
up with the few electrical appli-
ances that some can barely
afford being burned up.
We should not have to put
up with a less than efficient
police force and an even worse
chief inspector.
We should not have to put
up with the dreadful local court
system with a magistrate that
allows repeated postponements


of trials and gives bail t. repeat
offenders of robberies.
I am beyond sick of being
ignored like an outside child.
The only time we see any of
our elected officials, including
the Prime Minister and MP
Alvin Smith is during regatta
or near election time when they
decide to show up and parade.
around shaking the hands of
the poor people who seem so
glad to have a bone thrown to
them.
Mr: Prime Minister I was
recently in Nassau and have
never seen it look so good. Is
there some reason this island
with a large tax base can't be as
well taken care of?
Do all of you plan to contin-
ue ignoring us until the next
election when you might need
our votes?
In the meantime watch the
foreign investment and foreign
home owners slip away.
IT CAN HAPPEN,HERE.
This is signed by an extreme-
ly disgusted resident and home-
owner on Harbour Island.
RESIDENT
Harbour Island,
January 7, 2011.


Questions about Junkanoo
EDITOR, The Tribunie.
Has Junkanoo become "a tale of two rivals," namely, the Val-
ley Boys and the Saxon Superstars?
Are the Valley Boys and the Saxons really "head and shoul-
ders" above the rest or do we have serious discrepancies with-
in our judging system?
Have we completely exhausted over 500 years of a nation's
history and culture or has Junkanoo been secretly "for-
eignized?"
By its constant presentation of alien themes is Junkanoo in
danger of losing its place as the nation's premier cultural fes-
tival?
How did the Boxing Day Junkanoo Parade themes promote
or enhance Bahamian history or culture?
Did the judges rob One Family and/or the Valley Boys in
favour of the Saxons?

JUNK-A-NEW
NEWJUNK
Nassau,
December 27, 2010


THE TRIBUNE


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BISHOP SIMEON HALL TAKES AIM AT POLITICIANS FROM BOTH MAIN PARTIES


'Time to lift Majority Rule


HITTING OUT: Bishop Simeon Hall.


Day to proper

OUTSPOKEN Bishop Simeon Hall labels we present
has. chastised politicians for prevent- all recognize that J
ing Majority Rule Day from living up indeed the defining
to its true meaning and importance. time, politically, s
In a statement issued yesterday, the ically. It is time t
former Christian Council president proper national le
lamented the fact that the concept of Bishop Hall ack
Majority Rule has not been allowed mer prime minisi
to "rise above" its association with the dling is to be.crec
PLP the party which led in its for doing "far moi
achievement, ical liberation of E
He added: "It is equally unfortunate any other politic
that the governing Free National sent."
Movement continues to ignore or fails
to recognize the factuality and efficacy
of this defining historical event in Hut
Bahamian History."
Bishop Hall emphasised that Major- In fact, he said,
ity Rule helped all Bahamians. tinue to be "the m
"The black masses and the white ing. about a spirit
minority were all freed from the awk- Meanwhile, the
ward inequities of our ruthless, ungod- Grand Bahama br
ly, evil, colonial past," he said. it will once again c
"W while there is still more land to be ity Rule Day -wit
possessed we have come a long way. on that island.
"Regardless of the transient.political These will begi


national level'


.y wear, we ought to
January 10, 1967 was
g moment in our life-
ocially and econom-
o lift this day to its
evel."
knowledged that for-
ter Sir Lynden Pin-
lited and celebrated
re for the psycholog-
Bahamians .. than
ian past and pre-


irdle

political parties con-
lajor hurdle to bring-
of One Bahamas".
e opposition PLP's
anch announced that
ommemorate Major-
h a series of events

n on Sunday, Janu-


ary 9, with a prayer breakfast to be
held at the Our Lucaya Resort at
7.30am. Party official Carolyn
Kinglocke said: "Majority Rule is the
singular event in Bahamian history that
played a significant role in shaping the
modem Bahamas we experience today.
"The significant events leading up
and emanating from Majority Rule
must become permanently etched in
the Bahamian historical landscape as
these events define us as a people,
reveal what we believe in as Bahami-
ans, and serve as a constant reminder
to us of our vision and values."
Mrs Kinglocke said that the history
of Majority Rule and what it means
for Bahamians today will be among
the topics discussed on Sunday.
On Monday, January 10 in Nassau,
the Bain and Grants Town Advance-
ment Association will host a Majority
Rule Day Service at St John's Native'
Baptist Church on Meeting Street,
beginning at 7.30pm.


BEC team to investigate and repair power outages inHiarbour Island, North Eleuthera


A BEC team from New
Providence has been sent to
Eleuthera to get to the bot-
tom of and repair the causes
for the power outages which
have been plaguing Harbour
Island and North Eleuthera.
The Corporation said it is
currently conducting an
island-wide review of its dis-
tribution and generation sys-.
tems to correct the causes of a
series of power outages which
occurred between Saturday,
January 1, and Friday, Janu-
ary 7.
A team from New Provi-
dence is currently in
Eleuthera troubleshooting the
systems along with the on-
island team, BEC said.
Over the Christmas and


New Year's holidays, business
owners and residents of Har-
bour Island said they were
plagued by frequent power
outages due to problems at
the BEC's North Eleuthera
plant.
Although most hotel prop-
erties on the island used their
back-up generators and there-
by were able to prevent a loss
of business, power outages
have been a nuisance to resi-
dents for many years now.
Having explored the causes
for last week's outages, BEC
reported that on Saturday,
January 1, a circuit breaker
tripped around noon, causing
an island-wide power outage
that also affected Harbour
Island. BEC's on-island team


corrected the problem and
electricity was fully restored
by 4.30pm. Between Monday,
January 3 and Friday, January
7 there were a series,-of gen-
erator trips at the Hatchet
Bay power station and the
Harbour Island power station.
This resulted in numerous
outages, mostly affecting res-
idents and businesses in North
Eleuthera and Harbour
Island, BEC said.

Feeder
Distribution problems were
exacerbated by the failure of
the north feeder breaker at
Hatchet Bay.
With this feeder inopera-
ble, most of the island


depended solely on the south
feeder at Hatchet Bay and
when challenges on this par-
ticular feeder occurred, wide-
spread outages were the
result. BEC said it intends to
repair the north feeder break-
er within the next two weeks.
As it concerns the island-
wide outage on Boxing Day,
BEC said a catastrophic mal-
function of one of four new
generators was to blame.
"As the Hatchet Bay Pow-
er station is stillgoing through
its reliability testing phase, the
manufacturers of the genera-
tors are already on-site and
should be responsible for the
failed generator's subsequent
repair or replacement.
"The failure of this particu-


lar generator is unrelated to
any of the sporadic outages
experienced since January 1.
Similarly, the failed genera-
tor has not hampered the gen-
eration of adequate electrici-
ty to the North Eleuthera and
Harbour Island areas," BEC
said in a statement.
BEC said they would like
to ensure its customers in
Eleuthera that they are work-
ing quickly to resolve the
issues. "The corporation is
-requesting the patience of
Eleuthera residents, especial-
ly those in North Eleuthera
and Harbour Island, as it
takes corrective measures to
return a continuous electrici-
ty supply to its Eleuthera cus-
tomers."


BEC is presently in the final
stages of completing the
development of a new power
plant in Hatchet Bay which
will serve both mainland
Eleuthera and Harbour
Island.
Eleuthera's ongoing problems
with a steady electricity sup-
ply have been described as'a
"disgrace" by the PLP Oppo-
sition.

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NAD announces Manager


Five shot within -

24-hour period and Employee of the Year


FIVE people were shot in three separate incidents in a 24-
hour period, police reported.
The first shooting took place around 2.45pm on Wednes-
day at Myrton Avenue near Farrington Road.
Police said a man got into an altercation with a group of
men and was subsequently shot to the buttocks.
The 21-year-old victim was taken to hospital via private
vehicle where he is detained in stable condition.
The second shooting of the day which claimed three vic-
tims occurred around 7pm on Wednesday at Homestead
Street.
According to police information, three men were standing
at the junction of Homestead and Miami Streets when they
were approached by two other men armed with handguns.
It is reported that the culprits fired gunshots in the direc-
tion of the three men which resulted in two of them receiv-
ing gunshot injuries to their legs and one being shot in his
hip.
The victims were taken to hospital by emergency medical
personnel where they are detained in stable condition.
Police are questioning a 15-year-old boy of Fritz Lane in
connection with this incident.
The third shooting occurred shortly after 2.20pm on
Thursday.
Police reported that a man was sitting in his 2002 Nissan
Sentra in the area of the basketball court in Nassau Village
when a green Nissan vehicle occupied by a group of men
approached.
It is reported that one of the men produced a handgun and
fired gunshots in the direction of the Nissan Sentra which
resulted in the driver of that vehicle receiving a gunshot
injury to the left arm.
The victim drove himself to Balfour Avenue and St
Charles Vincent Street where emergency medical personnel
collected him and took him to hospital. The 24-year-old
victim is detained in hospital in serious condition. .Police
investigations into these shootings are continuing.

Woman robbed of jewellery at gun point
In other crime related news, police reported that a woman
as robbed at gun point near the Baillou Hill Road Clinic
around 4.30pm on Wednesday.
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men one of whom was wearing an orange and gray shirt
and jeans, the other a blue shirt and jeans. One of the men
was allegedly armed with a handgun. It is reported that the
culprits robbed the woman of her jewellery and fled the area
in awaiting vehicle.
Police are also investigating an armed robbery which
occurred, at a home on Farrington Road aspund,12.30am on
Thursday. .
Police said a man.was at iomte with a family members
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handgun, entered the residence.
The culprits robbed the two men in the home of jew-
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announced that financial
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NAD's 2010 manager of the
year and executive assistant
Bekenya Smith is employee
of the year.
Paula Rigby has worked
at NAD for three years and
has responsibility for the
Accounts Department,
supervising a staff of seven
persons.
The company said Paula
has an outstanding record
,of fiscal management, and
enjoys the opportunity to
teach others the principles
of good accounting. .
"Paula embodies profes-
sionalism", was just one of
the many compliments paid
by her nominators.

Surprise
She expressed surprise
and delight at being chosen
for the award.
Bekenya, who has been
with the company for four
years having transitioned
from the Airport Authori-
ty, is executive assistant to
NAD's VP of operations
and declared herself "over-
joyed by the expression of
love from my colleagues in
selecting me for this recog-
nition".
She is widely known as
the person who never says
"can't", and is happy to
assist anyone at any time.
With her trademark greet-
ing ."How are you, hon?",
she has charmed everyone
at NAD as well as all of its
partners and stakeholders
with whom she interacts and
is referred to as 'golden' by
her nominator.
Mr Steeves said: "We are
so proud of these ladies who
depitmIilise the best of service.
I tqh e poyers and their
colleagues NAD is delight-
ed to' recognise them both *
in some meaningful ways for
their outstanding achieve-
ments."
Rachel Rolle, NAD's
Manager of People and the
recipient of the BHRDA's
2010 HR Manager of the
Year award, said each win-


HONOURED: NAD 2010 Manager of the Year Paula Rigby (right) accepting her award from Stewart Steeves,
president and CEO of the Nassau Airport Development Company.


AWARDED: NAD 2010 Employee of the Year Bekenya Smith (right) accepting her award from Mr Steeves.


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SUNDAY, JANUARY 9TH, 2011
7:00 a.m. Rev. Charles Sweeting/Sis. Rosemary Williams
11:00 a.m. Bro. Jamicko Forde/Bro. Franklyn Bethel
7:00 p.m. Sis.Rosemary Williams/Board of Christian Education




LIGHTAND LIFE COMMUNITY CHURCH
Grounded In The Past &
Geared To The Future

Worship time: 11am & 7pm
Sunday School: 9"45am
Prayer time: 6:30pm
Place: The Madeira .A
Shopping Center

Pastor Knowles can be heard each
morning on Joy 101.9 at 8:30 a.m.
Rev. Dr. Franklin Knowles


ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND
Pastor: Rev. Dr Franklin Knowles
P.O.Box EE-16807
Telephone number 325-5712
EMAIL lynnk@batelnet.bs


trip airline tickets for two
and a digital camcorder to


record the memories, among
other prizes.


GB WOMAN CHOSEN TO


REPRESENT BAHAMAS ON


INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL

A Grand Bahamian woman has been selected to repre-
sent the Bahamas on the International Advisory Council
for the Marketing Profession (IACMP).
Raquel Hart, director of marketing and training at
Genesis Marketing, will be sitting on the council of the
non-profit organisation which aims to-support the Inter-
nationally Accepted Marketing Standards (IAMS) Board.
Representing 192 countries, the IACMP was formed by
the International Institute of Marketing Professionals.
The members of the Council represent different coun-
tries and provide input to the Board by presenting region-
al issues and practices of the marketing profession.
The council consists of a broad cross-section of academ-
ic leaders, consultants and business professionals with
extensive experience and expertise in the marketing field.
Each of these council members represents a different
country and contributes by expressing points of view on
contemporary marketing profession issues in the particu-
lar country or region.

Elected

Six members have been elected to lead the operations
of the Council.
The elected leadership of the Council will offer their
expertise to help develop, expand and increase the profile
and standards of the profession of marketing; they are all
advocates of professional standards within the marketing
profession and have extensive experience of senior busi-
ness leadership, academia or marketing consulting, the
IACMP said.
The participation in the Council enables members to
express their opinions on what should be published in the
,Internationally Accepted Marketing Standards (IAMS)
Handbook which will contain a description of internation-
ally accepted marketing practices.
Leaders of the Council will be Dr Sofia Daskou of
Greece; Dr Phi Van Nguyen of Vietnam; Dr Sofiane Achi
of Algeria; Prof Dr Naushadul Haque Mullick of India;
Rodolfo Salazar of El-Salvador and Ceceille Palmer of
Jamaica.


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THE TRIBUNE


SATURDAY, JANUARY 8, 2011, PAGE 7


O


Baby dies in house blaze


FATAL FIRE: Firemen and police are seen at a residence in the Sunset Subdivision where fire
claimed the life of a one-year-old toddler on Friday morning. Police received a call shortly after 8am
and dispatched a two fire units to the scene.


FROM page one

tant Superintendent Loretta Mackey said the
fire was confined to the wash room which was
situated in the front, east side of the house.
"After the fire was extinguished, the body of


a child was discovered by firemen on the floor,
near the wash room door," she said.
ASP Mackey said police have not officially
released the child's identity. She said an autop-
sy will be conducted to determine the cause of
death. Investigations are continuing into the
cause of the tragedy.


TRADE UNIONS CONGRESS TO MARK1958 GENERAL STRIKE


FROM page one

ation of the Labour Depart-
ment.
It is also credited with influ-
encing Allan Lennox Boyd,
then Secretary of State for the
Colonies, to order the first
constitutional steps toward
Majority Rule for the
Bahamas.
While the NCTU's state-'
ment made no mention of the
government's current plan to
sell BTC to Cable and Wire-
less, several union leaders
have threatened to protest the
deal by orchestrating a strike
rivaling the 1958 upheaval..
This week,, State Finance
Minister Zhivargo Laing hit
back at these union bosses,
saying their threats display
their "arrogance"
MrfLaingj" They hold
fast to thi-iJbsition to the
extent of a threat of national
strike, to the extent of going
down to Bay Street. They say,
'I know better than the whole
country, I know better than
the prime minister and the


government, we know what
is good and right'."
He also noted that the
unions are decrying the deal
but declined to meet with
David Shaw, CEO of the pur-
chaser Cable and Wireless,
for discussions late last year.
As for BTC's privatization,
Mr Laing reasoned that the
sale is crucial in order for
BTC to compete in a com-
pletely open telecommunica-
tions sector.
"In terms of BTC, privati-
sation of telecommunications
is fundamental to pushing us
toward, realising our poten-
tial. This is what 'we have to
gert, the big gain to the
Bahamian people is in a lib-
eral telecommunications sec-
tor. Liberal meaning no law of
the Bahamas bars a Bahami-
an from providing a telecom-
=mrluications service to the
..Bah'amian population." said
Mr Laing.
"When we liberalise it, you
and others get to compete to
serve the Bahamian public.
That competition makes you
better off, that liberalising


also provides the economy
with more products and ser-
vices at levels that allows the
enterprises in it to compete,
better and make the econo-
my of the Bahamas more
competitive."
BTC's markets will become
fully liberalised after the expi-
ration of its cellular monopoly
three years from the date.of
privatization.
According to Mr Laing, if
the industry were to be com-
pletely liberalised today,
BTC's assets'would plummet.
"We have an asset called
BTC, if I liberalism the sector
today'that asset will be deci-
mated in BTC's current situ-
ation. There is no question
about that, even BTC's own
internal research tells them -
forget privatization, in a lib-
eralised environment \Nou will
ha e to iri'iantly reduce your
staffing by the order of 25 to
30 per cent in order to be able'
to compete. So that is why pri-
vatisation has to be pursued
before liberalisationn)," he
said.


Sands has Pinder in his election sights


FROM page one

recent addition to the House
of Assembly for his "national
campaigning," Dr Sands claims
Mr Pinder has failed to provide
any proper representation for
the people of Elizabeth.
"If he is unwilling or unpre-
pared to do that task, I would
imagine that the people of Eliz-
abeth will put him aside. It is
my goal that he will set a record
for the shortest tenure in the
House of Assembly," Dr Sands
said yesterday.
In response to Dr Sands, Mr
Pinder told The Tribune yes-
terday he has been representing
the people of Elizabeth fully
and has provided a number of
opportunities for them in his
short time in office.
"I have defeated Dr Sands
in the by-election when all the
odds were against me, and I will
certainly defeat him again when
the general election is called,"
he said.
Having lost the by-election
by a razor-thin margin of only
three votes, Dr Sands said he
has taken full responsibility for
the loss. However, he assured
the public he has learned from
this exercise and is working tire-
lessly to counteract any of the
perceived or learned challenges
that they had.
"Ultimately, I think the mes-
sage I have gotten from many
people is that they want to
know you care, that you are
concerned, and that you will do
what you can do to intercede
on their behalf. So I have been
doing that.


"I can
tell you that
t otod'ay
alone, I
have spo-
ken to at
least five or
six young
r people that
I. reside sepa-
rately in
DUANE SANDS Eliabethlin
an effort to
help them access the job irar-
ket. I had the good fortune of
being able to congratulate a
young lady who was able to
secure a job, and I think that is
what it is all about. It's effort
directed at people," he said.
Currently, Mr Pinder is per-
ceived by many within the PLP
as having the largest new-found
public appeal in the party, and
as such, has shot up through.
the ranks of the organisation.
He can often be seen at vari-
ous social or political events
with the "top brass" of the par-
ty in tow.
Noting this manoeuvre, Dr
Sands said he thought that pol-
itics in the Bahamas had moved
beyond this type of showman-
ship.
"There is probably a bit of a
role for that, but what is your
primary function? Your prima-
ry function is representation of
the people that put you in the
House of Assembly. If you lose
sight of that prize, the people
will remind you in very short
order that you have taken your
eye off the ball.-
"I certainly believe he has
taken his eye off the ball. And


DETENTION CENTRE VIOLENCE

FROM page one
a crowd, some of whom became involved. It is unclear how
many detainees took part in the incident, but police were said to
have a Cuban man and two Haitians in custody last night.
Guards fired a number of warning shots in the air before fir-
ing rubber bullets at those thought to be the main offenders.
A Haitian man was hit in the back, the senior officer said,
and a Cuban man "in the buttocks."
The only damage caused by the fight was to a pipe running to
the main water heater, which staff were said to be repairing last
night.


while that has provided me with
a strategic advantage I am dis-
appointed, because the people
in Elizabeth were really count-
ing on a different kind of poli-
tics, a different kind of repre-
sentation, and I think they have
been short changed once
again," he said.
To his criticisms of "show-
manship" Mr Pinder said politi-
cians today must realise that
not every voter will visit an
MP's office and as such they
should venture out to the peo-
ple to meet and greet them
wherever they may be.


BTC DEAL OPPONENTS IN 'TOP JOB FOR FOREIGNER' CLAIMS


FROM page one

an interim basis to advise
CWC/LIME as we are work-
ing on the transaction. The ad
is for a short-term consulting
appointment and is not for a
BTC employee," stated
CWC/LIME in a released
statement. .
The salary quoted in the
advertisement "shocked"
some members of the public.
"For that kind of salary, I
don't think the top three peo-
ple at BTC would earn. a
salary at that kind of rate,"
said a Tribune reader.
The executive job search


firm circulating the advertise-
ment suggested Cable and
Wireless has already
"acquired" BTC.
In several instances, the job
description references a
"leading telecommunications
organisation in the
Caribbean" and its "newly
acquired organisation."
While it does not name
CWC and BTC specifically,
Bradley Roberts, Progressive
Liberal Party chairman, said:
"It is very clear what the ad is
for; it clearly says the location
is the Bahamas. Even a blind
man would see (they are talk-
ing about C&W and BTC).
"The head hunting compa-


ny (Archer Mathieson) is an
accredited agency and they
are operating at the request
of the company who engaged
.them to do the search," he
said.
There have been no inter-
views for the job so far, as
CWC is not in receipt of any
applications, said Mr John-
ston.
One political commentator
insisted: "If you were adver-
tising for a Bahamian, you
would advertise in the local
newspaper.
"I don't go to fish for Alas-
ka salmon in the waters of the
Bahamas."


THE PUBLIC HOSPITALS AUTHORITY



NOTICE

Tender for provision of cleaning services, food and nutrition
- department of Princess Margaret Hospitals

Tenders are invited from qualified contractors to provide
cleaning services for the food and nutrition department of. the
Princess Margar& Hospital, Public Hospitals Authority, for a
period of one (1) year.

Tender documents, which include instructions to
tenderers, specifications and other relevant information, can be
collected 9 am 5:00 pm Monday to Friday at the Public Hospitals
Authority, corporate centre "B", Third & West Terraces
Collin A.venue.

A tender must be submitted in duplicate in a sealed envelope or
package identified as a tender for the provision of cleaning
services, food and nutrition department of the Princess Margaret
Hospital and addressed to:

THE CHAIRMAN,
TENDERS COMMITTEE
STfIE'PtJLet HOSPITALS AUTHORITY
CORPORATE CENTRE "B"
THIRD AND WEST TERRACES COLLINS AVENUE
P.O. BOX NB8200
NASSAU, BAHAMAS.


TENDERS ARE TO
AUTHORITY NO


ARRIVE
LATER


AT THE PUBLIC
THAN 5:00


HOSPITALS
P.M. ON


January 28th, 2011.


A copy of a current business license and a certificate verifying up
to date National Insurance Contributions should accompany all
proposals.


The Public Hospitals Authority reserves the right to accept or reject
any or all Tender(s).


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JUDGE PARKER


SHAGAR THE HORRIBLE


"WLM e..'YOU WANTA NWSTOF
OI.F CLU S FOR CHRISTMAS."


DifficultyLevel ***, 12/22


HOW many words of four
letters or more can you
make from the letters
. shown here? In making a
word, each letter may be
used once only. Each
must contain the centre
letter and there must be
at least one nine-letter
word. No plurals, or verb,
forms ending In "s", no
words with initial capitals
and no words with a
hyphen or apostrophe
permitted. The first word
of a phrase is permitted
(e.g. inkjet In inkjet
printer). .


TODAY'S TAROET.
Good 14; very qood 21;
excellent 28 (or more).
Solution Monday.
YESTERDAY'S
SOLUTION
beer beery beryl bore
byre eloper helper herb
here hereby hero hyper
HYPERBOLE leer leery
.leper loper lore lyre ,. ;
obeyer orly peer poler
pore prey probe prole
pyre rebel reel rely.
.repel reply robe role
rope ropey ropy yelper
yore


Best described as a number crossword, the task in Kakuro* is.
to fill all of the empty squares, using numbers 1 to 9, so the-
sum of each horizontal block equals the-nunhber to its left,
and the sum of each vertical block equals the number on its'
top. No number may be used in the same block more than
once. The difficulty level of the Conceptis Kakuro Increases
from Monday to Sunday.


~.
Sa~doku~AnS


86, ,19819

1 2, M 2 1 4 "3 9
'l1 4 8r5 7 9


CRYPTIC PUZZLE I1 2 3 i4 5 1 6 1 7


Across
1 Left one extremely out of
sorts (6)
'4 He has no choice, poor
man (6)
9 Sort out the middle of a
tune with the composer (7)
10 Study I'm making of
fabric (5)
11 Produce straight lines
say (5)
12 Speech written on an
envelope? (7)
13 An engagement In the
main (5,6)
18 Secret serviceman (7)
20 A habit socially acceptable
and wise (5)
22 French scrip Issue (5)
23 Try to make a little yarn
go a long way? (4,3)
24 One motor on fire
perhaps (6)
25 Mean to overcharge youth
leader (6)

Yesterday's Cryptic Solution
Across: 1 Uncouth, 5 Cupid, 8
Funny business, 9 Times, 10
Traders, 11 Potash, 12 Varies, 15
Angered, 17 Cramp, 19
Transgression, 20 Ethos, 21
Strings.

Down: 1 Unfit, 2 Cinematograph, 3
Ulysses, 4 Haunts, 5 China, 6
Premeditation, 7 Desists, 11 Prattle
13 Accuser, 14 Adorps, 16 Roses,
1l Pines.


Down
1 Ventilator in a gallery (6)
2 Composer of unusual
drive (5)
3 I arrive all dishevelled in
the. South of France (7)
5 Concluded that many
are in need maybe (5)
6 Polite man goes
to fish (7)
7 Concerning a girl that's
careless (6)
8 To tell the truth one may
make it (5,6)
14 Stemming from a
rebellion (7)
15 He may go to an ancient
city and sit in ruins (7)
16 In pain father is
brave (6)
17 Extremely good man in
church (6)
19 It has a shaky reputation as
a writer (5)
21 A cupful of fruit (5)

Yesterday's Easy Solution


Across: 1 Hamster, 5 Troop, 8
Butterfingers, 9 Torso, 10
Strange, 11 Brandy, 12 Tremor,
15 Adipose, 17 False, 19 At the
same time, 20 Lucid, 21 Potency.

Down: 1 Habit, 2 Materialistic, 3
Toehold, 4 Refuse, 5 Tenor, 6
One in a million, 7 Pasteur, 11
Bradawl, 13 Reflect, 14 Decamp,
16 On end, 18 Enemy.


11 12


13 14 15
11
18 19' 20 21


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122


24 25


Across
1 Servile.
follower (6)
4 Robbery at
gunpoint (4-2),
9 Triumphantly
joyous (7)
10 Point in
question (5)
11 Aquatic fish-eating
mammal (5)
12 A semi-solid
food (7)
13 State of acute
difficulty (4,7)
18 Fast (7)
20 Acknowledge (5)
22 Hesitate to
trust (5)
23 Avoiding
controversy (7)


24 Tolerate (6)
25 Upward slope (6)

Down
1 Great in
number (6)
2 Defraud (5)
3 Compel
observance of'(7)
5 Yet to be paid (5)
6 Throw into
disorder (7)
7 Rather (6)
8 Rely on intuitive
judgment (4,2,2,3)
14 Confiscate (7)
15 Puzzled (2,1,4)
16 A card game (6)
17 Urban road (6)
19 Inhibit (5)
21 Possibly (5)


A Spot Card Shows the Way


South dealer.
Both sides vulnerable
NORT
*QJ
VJ94
*AQl10
4,875
WEST
*K832
VA6
+ J
4+KQJ 1092
SOUT
41074
VKQ 10
*K865
*4,A


The bidding:
South West
I1 24.
3 4 Pass
4


Opening lead -jaci

The opportunity
specialized defensive
not come up very c
the proper occasion
methods can be use
effect.
Consider this de
contest where boi
pairs reached four
Wests led the jack o
At the first tabl
low from dummy, Ea
the deuce, and decla


king. A .low heart was then led
e. toward dummy. West, seeking a dia-,
H mond ruff, put up the ace and had to
decide how to try to reach his part-
ner's hand.
7 3 With all the cards in view, it is
easy to see that a spade shift would
EAST have succeeded. But from West's
4 A 965 seat, a spade lead looked extremely
V7 5 2 risky, while a club return appeared
*94 2 harmless. So West opted for the safer
46 4 3 lead of the club nine. East would win
H with the ace if he had it, while the
nine would force out the ace if South
083 had that card.
5 Unfortunately, South produced
the ace, drew trumps and conceded
two spade tricks making four.
North East At the second table, East gave his
2 Pass partner far more help. Fully attuned
3 V Pass to the fact that his partner was inter-
ested in a diamond ruff, East played
k of diamonds. the nine of diamonds on 'the first
trick. Under the circumstances, this
to use certain could hardly be construed as a come-
ve signals does on signal in diamonds, so it had to be
often. But when interpreted as suit-preference, direct-
)n arises, these ing West to lead the higher-ranking
d to devastating of the two remaining side suits
(spades and clubs) if he gained the
al from a team lead.
th North-South Accordingly, when West took his
hearts and both ace of hearts at trick two, he shifted
f diamonds. to a spade. East won with the ace and
e, South played returned a diamond for West to ruff,
ast followed with and the king of spades put the finish-'
rer won with the ing touch on a well-defended hand.
Tomorrow: A self-imposed challenge.
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SOCCER
BFA YOUTH
LEAGUE
THE Bahamas Football
Association will resume its
Youth League football
action today at the Baillou
Hills Sporting Complex
after taking a break for the
Christmas holiday.
The action will begin at 9
a.m. and will feature com-
petition in the under-9,
under-11, under-14 and
under-17 boys and girls
divisions. Games were also
played on Friday night.
TRACK
BAAA ODD
DISTANCE MEET
THE Bahamas Associ-
ation of Athletic Associa-
tions will kick off its 2011
season today at 1 p.m. at
the Thomas A. Robinson
Track and Field Stadium.
That's when the BAAA
will hold its annual Odd
Distance Track and Field
Meet. The. event is
Designed to give athletes
an opportunity to see
where they are in their off-
season training.
Events on the track will
Include the 50, 75,150, 300,
600 and 1,200 races, while
on the field, competitors
on the field will either
compete from a standing
position or using a shorter
approach.
SOFTBALL
MASTERS SOFTBALL
LEAGUE RESUMES
AFTER taking a break
for the Chirstmas holiday,
the Masters Softball League
will resume play in their reg-.-
ular season today at the
Archdeacon William
Thompson Softball Park at
the Southern Recreation
Grounds.
The league, which kicked
off in November, will begin
play at 1:30 p.m. with a dou-
ble header. There will also
be two games on tap on Sun-
day, starting at 2 p.m,
SOFTBALL
SENIOR MOMENTS
SOFTBALL ACTION
FOR the seventh con-
secutive year, the Senior
Moments Softball Cruise
from the United States will
be in town to play against
two teams from the Mas-
ters Softball League.
The double header will
get underway at 10 a.m. on
Tuesday at the Archdeacon
William Thompson Softball
Park at the Southern
Recreation Grounds.
The visitors, featuring
players who over the age of
50 and as old as 70-plus,
will come from various part
of the United States where
they play in their Senior
Masters League.
They will be matched
against local players such as
Sonny 'Jiggy' Haven, Bertie
Murray Sr., Anthony
'Boots' Weech, Anthony
'Rakes' Bowe, Ray John-
son and Arthur 'AJ' John-
son, just to name a few.
The public is invited to
come out and watch the
local players compete
against their peers in the
friendly exhibition games.
BASKETBALL
NPBA ACTION
THE New Providence
Basketball Association
will resume its regular sea-
son on Monday night at
the CI Gibson Gymnasium
with a double header on
tap, starting at 7 p.m.





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on BffMondays ^^


ALL-STARS: Coach Robert Cox (left) and'manager Greg Burrows Sr (right) pose above with some of the FReedom Farm players in tront of the Lowe's Wholesale Drug Limited
van that displays their team photo.



Lowe's Wholesale Drug Agency unveils




van honoring Freedom Farm playersPs


Senior Sports Reporter
vanthabStr bn~disp ays t eirtempo. ,,? "


THE accolades continue to pour in
for Freedom Farm's Under-14 base-
ball team that won the Cap Rip-
kin/Babe Ruth World Series last year'
in North Carolina. *, .
Yesterday's Lowe's Wholesale
Drug Agency Limited unveiled one of
its delivery,van that will display a pho-
to of the.team with a congratulatory
message on both sides..
Six of the players Tyrique Cox,
Antoine Ferguson, Myron Johnson,
Quentin Rolle, Chevez Young and
Ashton Moxey, along with manager
Gyeg Burrows Jr and coach Robert
Cox were on hand as Lowe's gen-
eral mfianager William Cash Sr. and
Gloria Brown, brand manager of Coty
International, unveiled the colour dis-
play.;
"I feel great. It make me feel like
I'm a star now,"' said Young, who'
came in from Grand Bahama. "All
of our hard work paid off. We won
the World Series.
"We went through 10 games and


MORE ACCOLADES: Members of the Freedom Farm baseball learn pose above witn Gloria Brown (left) and Lorietta Francis (right
after they are presented with their ADIDAS bpgs.


we pulled through."
The 13-year-old ninth grader at Sir
Jack Hayward High said he was
delighted t6 be reunited with his
team-mates, who are now his friends,


Truckers-

top Cybots,


Cheetahs

devour

Caribs.
THE New Providence Women's Bas-
ketball Association, in its first night back
following the Christmas break, held a
double header on Thursday night at the
DW Davis Gymnasium. ..
The youthful Electro Telecom Cybots
Queens literally took it to the veteran
laden Lady Johnson Truckers before
succumbing 67-59 in overtime.
In the other matchup, coach Mario
Bowleg and his Four J's Cheetahs out-
matched the College of The Bahamas
Caribs 73-62.
Here's a summary of the two match-
es:

TRUCKERS 67, CYBOTS 59
Led by Lotoya Rolle's 25 points' and
13 rebounds, Glenda Gilcud's 14 pts and
12 assists and Janice Williams chipped in
with just six points; but pulled down 18
rebounds and Shantell Rolle chipped in Z'
with eight points and seven steals as the-
Lady Truckers eventually defused Elec-
tro Telecom.
The Cybots' valiant effort came from
Robin Gibson with 17 points and 17 .. .:
rebounds; Marvia Dean's 18 points and .
the all around hustle of Deandra Cun-
ningham with 10 rebounds to go with
TO THE HO
SEE page 10 Truckers' p


after their historic performance at the
tournament.
On hand for the ceremony was
Minister of Youth, Sports and Cul-
ture, Charles Maynard, who indicated


*A AC '" .ruS tf


OP: Cybots Queens' Robin Gibson goes up for a lay-up over a Johnson Lady
layer.


that When the team returned home. he
asked Freedom Farm's founder and
president Greg Burrbw' Sr. :,hat they
SEE page 10


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Grand Bahama schools may pull



out of BAAA upcoming events


I"S there some type of con-
'ira cy brewing between
IL'Nw, Providence and Grand
Bahama?
Two major sporting bodies, are
reportedly going to be affected by the
absence of teams from Grand Bahama
as they express their disappointment in
the manner in which they have been
treated.
The Grand Bahama schools have
reportedly decided that they won't come
to town to participate in any Bahamas
Association of Athletic Associations'
schoofevents, namely the National High
School Track and Field Championships
that is scheduled for March.
The reason being: The schools col-
lectively are voicing their disapproval in
the BAAA's-suspending two of their
Ia hes for what they called an infrac-
tion ofthe rules at the Penn Relays last
year in Philadelphia.
*But before that, the schools have also
voiced their grievances in the'manner in
which they have been treated at the
pestigious'Hugh Campbell Basketball
Classic and have jointly indicated that
tiley won't be coming here in Febru-
SNobdy, including the organizers and
the fans whopay their money, want to
come but to an event and not get to see
the best athletes in action from through-
out the country.
There should be no argument, but
anytime in any event that you don't


have the participation of Grand
Bahama, it takes away from the luster of
the competition.
In the case of the Hugh Campbell
organizers at the AF Adderley Junior
High School, they will have to find a
way to ensure that there is some partic-
ipation from Grand Bahama in the tour-
nament.
The invitational tournament, which,
serves as a fundraiser for AF Adder-
ley Jr. High, does not attract all of the
top private schools in New Providence
and to have the Grand Bahama pull
out will definitely diminish the level of
competition.
For years, the schools from Grand
Bahama have complained about the
make up of the pools and the fact that
they don't receive enough compensation
from the organizers.
The schools,,however, have to realise
that the tournament is an invitational
one and the organizers have the right to
provide remuneration to the partici-
pants if they so desire.
Hopefully, some compromise can be
worked out between the parties con-
cerned so that the tournament continues
to be a success and a delight for the
fans to enjoy.
As for the dilemma between the
BAAA and the Grand Bahama schools,
it's a pity that. the latter is taking the
stance to boycott any team events
because of the coaches' suspension.
The BAAA may not be as adversely
affected like the Hugh Campbell


because there is sufficient talent on dis-
play from the participating schools in
New Providence.
But for the continued growth and
development of any sport, you want to
see the best talent on display at all times.
The BAAA's Nationals is no excep-
tion.
Let's hope that whatever, the' differ-
ences between the parties concerned in
New Providence and those in Grand
Bahama, a meeting of the minds will
take place with the view of resolving
them.
In the case of both the Hugh Camp-
bell and the National High School
Championships, it's the athletes who in
the long run will suffer because they
won't get the opportunity to display
their skills against the best that the
country has to offer.
Addition to all of that, the Govern-
ment Secondary Schools Sports Asso-
ciation have indicated that they intend
to indefinitely suspend its sports pro-
gramme if their coaches are not paid
for their after-school services.'
That would certainly be a shame
because the move could have a trickling
effect on events like Hugh Campbell
and the BAAA's Nationals in the long
run.
It's only one week gone so far in the
new year, yet there are so many prob-
lems brewing that one only have to
wonder if there are any alternative
motions in the works.
We will wait and see.


STUBBS


OPINION

"Nobody,
including the
organizers and
the fans, who pay
their money,
want to come
out to an event
and not get to
see the best
athletes in action
from throughout
the country."


TRAPPED: Four J's Lady Cheetahs' Donvette Martin gets trapped by three players from the College of
the Bahamas, including Giovanna Gordon and Deandra Williams.


BIG SHOT: Cybots Queens' Deandra Cunningham goes up for a
jumper over Johnson's Lady Truckers' Stacy Horton.
.............................................................

Hckers top Cybots
FROM page nine


12 pts. It was Cunningham's
dramatic long range shot that
sent the contest into overtime.
In what turned out to be a
real defensive battle, the
game was tied at 51-51 at the
end of regulation before
Johnson's, doubled up Elec-
tro Telecom 16-8 in the extra
period to seat lthe deal.

CHEETAHS 73, CARIBS 62
Four J's went ten (10) play-
ers deep in defeating the
COB Caribs.
They were lead by Audrey
Martin's 17 points and four
assists; Linda Pierre scored 13
points'with six rebounds;
Latoya Thompson 10 points
wirth five assists; Pamela
Bethel had ten rebounds and
nine points; Anastacia Moul-
trie added six points with nine


rebounds and Alyse Dean
contributed six points with
three steals.
The Caribs had a nice
showing from Gabrielle Mck-
inney with 20 points; Shan-
dell Williams had 18 points
and nine rebounds; Deandra
Williams had 12 points and
Giovana Gordon added 13
rebounds.
The Cheetahs opened a 14-
9 lead after the first quarter,
but held on for a 34-31 advan-
tage at the half before they
out-scored the Lady Caribs
24-15 in the third quarter to
extend their lead to 58-46 at
the final break.
Action in the NPWBA
will continue on Saturday
night with another double
header.
Here's a look at the
standings going into the night:


- -


OVERHEAD: Cybots Queens' Robin Gibson passes
the ball over the defense of Johnson's Lady Truck-
ers' Stacy Horton.' I


FIGHT FOR THE BALL: Johnson's Lady Truckers'
Stacy Horton tries to beat out a College of the
Bahamas player for this loose ball.


Pct. GB
.875 -


1 .875


. 3.


.625 2
.333 4
.222 5"
.000 6


STRUGGLE: Four J's Lady Cheetahs' Anastacia Moultrie holds onto the ball as the College of the
Bahamas' Giovanna Gordon as Moultrie's team-mate Alyse Dean watches.


Freedom Farm
FROM page nine
wanted the Bahamas Gov-
ernment to do for them.
He noted that they asked
to pay.a Courtesy Call on
Governor General, Sir
Arthur Fawkes, they wanted
the team's photo mounted on
the Wall of Fame at the Lyn-
den Pindling International
Airport and they wanted
Yamacraw Beach Way
renamed Freedom Farm
Highway or Freedom Farm
Road.
Maynard said while Free-
dom Farm was given the
opportunity to take advan-
tage of the initial request,
they're still working on ful-
filling the other two.
"The celebrations contin-
ue," Maynard stressed. "I
don't think the celebrations
should just be a one day
affair. I think it should be an
on going event.
"This type of event, in
terms of the accomplishment,
is something that is going to
inspire generations of young
people behind them, so we
have to continue to hold
them up high."
Before the unveiling of the
van, Cash Sr. presented Bur-
rows Sr. with a cheque to
assist with the further devel-
opment of the programme at
Freedom Farm.
Lowe's Wholesale, accord-
ing to Burrows Sr., was the
initial sponsor of the pro-.
gramme when he got it start-
ed and he's delighted that
even now as they are attain-
ing international success, the
company is still supporting
them.
"The best ways of trying to
keep these young people from
going astray is through sports
and so we want to continue
to do our part to help in their
development," Cash Sr. said.
Burrows Sr., calling Lowe's
Wholesale the mother of
Freedom Farm (in terms of
their sponsorship), said when
there was nobody else to turn
too, they came.to his rescue.
"Every time Mr Cash see
us, he helps us out. So we're
hoping that his son, William
Jr., will try it going because
they understand the youth
Development and they have
!been doing that for years."
Looking at the final prod-
uct on the van, Burrows Sr.
said it's the first time that he's
seen a local company cele-
brated a team's feat and they
are now Lowe's Wholesale is
a part of history, just as Free-
dom Farm.
Cash Jr said they watched
Burrows Sr's persistence in
developing Freedom Farm
and that was one of the main
reasons why they. continue to
support the programme and
putting the team in the fore-
front.
Burrows Jr. said they are
thankful that people are still
showing their appreciation to
the team because "they
deserve it and I hope they
continue to relish the
moment as days go by."
Like everybody present,
including workers at Lowe's,
parents and family members
of the players, along with
baseball players, Burrows Jr
and Cox expressed their
delight in the way the van was
displayed.
"It's very positive. It was
wonderful to see corporate
Bahamas get involved the
way they did," he said. "I
think this.will contribute to
the future generation fulfill-
ing their dreams."
Freedom Farm have vowed
that all of the accolades they
have received so far will only
inspire them to continue to
press on to achieve bigger
and better things in the
future.
Brown, along with Lorietta
Francis, presented those
members of the team present
with personal adidas bags,
which contained items from
Coty International.


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Tyreke Evans helps Kings rout N.ggets.


DENVER Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony, center, drives to the basket between
Sacramento Kings' Francisco Garcia, left, and Jason Thompson during the first
half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011. (AP)


SACRAMENTO, Calif.
Associated Press

TYREKE Evans has found his
game.
The NBA rookie of the year last
season, the Sacramento guard had 27
points and a season-high 12 assists to
help the Kings rout the Denver
Nuggets 122-102 on Thursday night.
Evans has struggled for much of
the season with foot problems and
admitted last month that some family
issues were a factor as well. Against
the Nuggets, he played effectively
throughout, a flashback to his rookie
season when he was difficult to stop
on a nightly basis.
Evans frequently penetrated the
soft Denver defense on drives and
made 11 of 18 shots, hit all five free
throws and added five rebounds.
"It was one of my best games. I
came out and was aggressive," Evans
said. "I was attacking and definitely
had them on their heels."
It was second consecutive game
where Evans demonstrated his unique
ability to get the basket and finish in
traffic. He had 29 points and eight
assists Tuesday night, in a loss to
Atlanta.
"Tyreke looked like he had his
quickness back for the second game in


a row," Kings coach Paul Westphal
said. "He's making a conscious effort
to move the ball and himself quicker.
It shows in the quality of shots the
team is getting."
The Kings had a 23-2 run midway
through the second half to build a 21-
point lead in their highest-scoring
game of the season. They shot 56 per-
cent and gave Westphal his 300th
career victory.
The Kings (8-25) beat a team with a
winning record for the first time this
season and left Cleveland (8-27) with
the NBA's worst record.
"We don't believe we're a bad team
even if we have a bad record," West-
phal said. "We played with energy
and poise for 48 minutes tonight."
DeMarcus Cousins scored 20
points, Beno. Udrih had 17, Carl
Landry 14 and Omri Casspi 13 for the
Kings.
Carmelo Anthony had 26 points for
Denver. The Nuggets, coming off a
106-93 road loss to the Los Angeles
Clippers on Wednesday night, com-
mitted 23 turnovers.
Nene added 17 points for Denver,
Chauncey Billips had 16 and Al Har-
rington 15. '
"We're just frustrated right now."
Anthohy said. "I know.I am after
these two losses against twd teams


that we should have beat. Tol'oi';i
was an embarrassing loss.that's -all
have to say about it."
After ending the third quar '.
12-2 run, the Kings scored t' .
points of the fourth. A faIs'
dunk by Casspi gave Sacr:im';.-,.
102-81 lead at the 8:50 'nar'
"They erased that le;i !"
Westphal said. "Denver is going t'
hit shots,.we know that.".
After squandering their entire 14-
point halftime lead and all' -
ver to tie it, the,Kin .:s
straight points late in tfie tih.,
ter.
Udrih scored eight p,.ir i ,)
Evans had six in the third to give the
Kings a 91-81 lead.
"I'm really kind ofbli,,,!
our performance," Denv, ,'
George Karl said. "Since I've been 'n
Denver my team has always bounced
back after a tough loss.So" '
think we need to think at, '.
harder and play simple basLketl;',.-
We had no assists, no steals and
turnovers."
Trailing by 14 points at the bai i
the Nuggets got going in the thi;i .'
quarter behind Anthony. After asum'
par first half, Anthony made all li"i
shots and scored 12"points,inehidia',
a jumper.to tie it at,79.


Brackettfined

$35,000 by NFL

NEW YORK
Associated Press

THE NFL fined Indianapo-
lis Colts linebacker Gary
Brackett $35,000 Friday for his
hit on Tennessee Titans long
snapper Ken Amato in last
Sunday's game..
Brackett was called for an
illegal blindside block on
Amato as the linebacker ran
toward the Colts' goal line and
hit the long snapper from the
side in springing Antoine
Bethea for a return off a
missed field goal. Titans coach
Jeff Fisher called the hit
"vicious" and said it cracked
Amato's helmet.
Brackett has now been fined
three times this season for ille-
gal hits.
The Colts practiced Friday,
but there was no media avail-
ability,,- .1.; ., ., -..I
Earlier.this week, Brackett
defended the play, saying, "I
don't think it was malicious at
all. I think it was just a football
play, and I still think I hit him
with my shoulder first and the
head was secondary."
The NFL announced sever-
al other fines Friday:
Baltimore linebacker
Terrell Suggs was fined
$15,000 for striking Bengals
wide receiver Jerome Simp-
son in the face after a play.
New England nose tack-
le Vince Wilfork was fined
$10,000 for roughing the pass-
er oii Miami's Chad Henne,
whom he drove into the
ground.
For the'
t s a m e

defensive
end Paul'
Soliai was
fined
$10,000
for rough-
ing Brian
Hoyer, GARYBRACKEn"
hitting the
quarter-
back in
the head and neck area.
Oakland defensive line-
man John Henderson was
fined $7,500 for roughing
Kansas City's Matt, Cassel. by
slamming him to the ground.
As for Brackett's hit, the
competition committee
approved the blocking rule in
March 2009, partially as a
result of a hit Steelers receiver
Hines Ward trade against
Bengals linebacker Keith
Rivers. Rivers broke his jaw
on the play. It is considered
illegal if the blocker hits anoth-
er player in the head or neck
area with the helmet, forearm
or shoulder.
Filling in for his father, Bill
Polian, on a weekly radio show
Monday night, Colts vice pres-
ident and general manager
Chris Polian said he believed it
was the first time the penalty
had been called. He did not
argue the call.
Clearly, Fisher, who serves
'on the competition commit-
tee, thought officials got it
right.
"It was probably one of the
most vicious hits that I've ever
seen, and then to come in
(Monday) morning and have
the equipment guys bring his
helmet to me and the helmet
was cracked. You can imag-
ine the impact," Fisher said
earlier this week.


Durant, Westbrook lead Thunder past Mav:


DALLAS
Associated Press

KEVIN Durant and the Oklahoma City Thun-
der weren't feeling sorry for the short-handed Dal-
' las Mavericks. ,
Durant scored 28 points, Russell Westbrook.had
15 points and nine assists and the Thunder took,
advantage of the absence of Mavericks scoring
leader Dirk Nowitzki for a 99-95 victory Thursday
night.
Nowitzki is day-to-day and there had been spec-
ulition that he might try to play against the Thun-
der. The nine-time All-Star, averaging 24.1 points,
has been shooting at practices. Dallas also is miss-
ing No. 3 scorer Caron Butler, out for the season
after tearing a tendon in his right knee:
Jeff Green had 16 points and nine rebounds,
and Serge.Ibaka added 13 points and eight
rebounds to help the Thunder avoid their first
three-game losing streak of the season. '
"When you lose two games in a row, it kind of
snowballs and you don't want that to happen,"
Durant said. "And this team (the Mavs) is good at
home, and they didn't have Dirk, theifbest player,
or Caron,. but they're a fast team and players
stepped up. So youhad to be locked.in from the
beginning and nbf take this team foftgrafied-and
I think we did a good job of that."
Shawn Marion had a season-high 25 points for
the Mavericks, who were without Nowitzki for a
career-high sixth straight game with a sprained
right knee.
Tyson Chandler added 14 points and matched a
season high with 18 rebounds. Jason Terry had 19
points for Dallas, 2-4 during Nowitzki's absence.
"We definitely miss him," Chandler said about
Nowitzki. "Not only down the stretch, but he
changes the entire game. When he's in the game, he
stretches the floor. Guys aren't as willing to help off
of him, he's a big body. He plays great team
defense."
The MavJeriiks scored only 40 secohd-halflpoints,
and Dallas' defense had trouble stopping Okla-
homa City's inside game in the final minutes. The
Thunder held a 16-6 fourth-quarter edge in points
in the paint.
"We struggled defensively in the second half,
we struggled on the boards, and (the Thunder's)
second-chance points were our undoing down the
stretch," Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said.
The Mavericks won the first two matchups
between the teams this season, both in Oklahoma
City, in the series that concluded Thursday. Now-
itzki was hurt in the second.meeting Dec. 27.


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OKLAHOMA City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook leaps past Dallas Mavericks center Tyson Chandler 6) foi
shot in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, in Dallas. (AP)


"In the second half we were good defensively,
but everybody knows (Dallas) is battling some
injuries and they're a different team than a few
weeks ago," Thunder coach Scott Brooks said.
Dallas was in front by 10 in the first half, but
Oklahoma City opened the third quarter with an
11-4 run, capped by Green's 8-footer for a 62-59
edge:
Oklahoma City had a 73-70'advantage heading
into the fourth quarter, and Durant's 3-pointer
with 9:54 left extended the Thunder's lead to 78-71.


Durant stole the ball from Terry and '.'. I '
for a dunk with 5:43 left to put his team ahead,
78.
Dallas was unable to get closer than four
the rest of the way.
"We had a team on their heels in tii .-
and didn't put them away," Marion said.
The Mavericks.held a 55-51 halftime k ad '.
Marion's 21 points. Mariqn was IA liot I 2 .
field in the opening half while Dallas. ." '
from the floor.


SEATTLE
ASSOCIATED PRESS


A YEAR ago, the New Orleans
Saints rode the raucous enthusiasm of
the Superdome through the NFC play-
offs to the first Super Bowl title in fran-
* chise history.
Hope they waved goodbye to the
Superdome on their way out of town
earlier this week. There's a good chance
if these Saints are going to get all the
way back to the league's title game,
they'll be asked to do it on the road.
*The first stop on their postseason
road trip begins Saturday in Seattle,
against the Seahawks in the first round
of the NFC playoffs.
It doesn't quite seem right the
defending champs and an 11-win team
this season would be asked to travel
2,000 miles on a short week to face the
first division champs in league history
with a losing record and a team the
Saints beat 34-19 in Week 11.
"We all have a formula for getting in.
We all know ahead of time. No one
was upset about it or complaining
about it before the start of the season,"
Saints coach Sean Payton said. "I think
that value of winning your division
means something. Just as a season ago
when the postseason began, the teams
that are in now really are 0-0. That's
just the truth. I think our players under-
stand that more than anything."
But the task in front of the Saints


as the No. 5 seed in the NFC became
seemingly more difficult as the week
progressed.
There's the second consecutive short
week having played at Atlanta on Dec.
27, losing at home to Tampa Bay last
Sunday and taking off Thursday after
practice to make the five-hour flight
.to Seattle. There's the Pacific North-
west weather, where rain and even a
chance of some light snow are being
forecast for Saturday.
There's the Saints history, which tells
the story of a franchise that has never
won, let alone played well, away from .
the Superdome in the playoffs. New
Orleans lost 16-6 at Chicago in 1991;
34-16 at Minnesota in 2001; and 39-14
at Chicago in the NFC championship
game four years ago.
Then there's the injuries. Already
this week, the Saints placed their top
two running backs Chris Ivory and
Pierre Thomas on injured reserve.
Only Reggie Bush and Julius'Jones
remain as the Saints healthy running
backs from the regular season.
The injury concerns stretch beyond
the backs. Marques Colston, who had
eight catches for 113 yards and two
touchdowns in the first meeting against
Seattle, is listed as probable, but under-
went knee surgery less than two weeks
ago. Safety Malcolm Jenkins is out,
thinning a secondary that allowed 366
,yards passing to Seattle earlier this
year.


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Sisters who will share kidney released


PEARL, Mississippi
Associated Press


TWO sisters whose life sentences
were suspended on the condition that
one donate a kidney to the other were
released from a Mississippi prison on
Friday after serving 16 years for an
armed robbery.
Jamie and Gladys Scott waved to
reporters and yelled,. "We're free!"
and "God bless y'all!" as they left the
Central Mississippi Correctional Facil-
ity in a sport utility vehicle.
The sisters are moving to the Florida
Panhandle, where their mother and
grown children live. Still, the women
have an uncertain future. They still
have to make sure they are a compat-
ible match for the transplant. And they
have to find a sWay to pay for every-
thing: Their attorney said they will try
to get government-funded Medicaid
insurance to pa, for the transplant and
for 36-year-old Jamie Scott's dialysis,
which officials said had cost the state
about $200,000 a year..
First, though, they want to eat a
good meal, said their attorney, Chokwe


Lumumba.
"And you know how women are.
They want to get some clothes," he
said, speaking in an open field used
for law enforcement training just across
from the prison on a cold winter morn-
ing.
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour
agreed to release Jamie Scott because'
of her medical condition, but 38-year-
old Gladys Scott must donate the kid-
ney within one year as a condition of
her.release.
However, National Association for
the Advancement of Colored People
President and CEO Benjamin Todd
Jealous has said the governor's office
assured him the transplant condition of
release won't be enforced.
Barbour's spokesman did not imme-
diately respond Friday to a question
about that. When asked last week if
Gladys Scott would be sent back to
jail if she is not a match or if she
changes her mind, Barbour responded
in a statement: "All of the 'What if'
questions are, at this point, purely
hypothetical. We'll deal with those sit-
uations if they actually happen."


A few doctors
have expressed
interest in per-
forming the
transplant, but
there are no firm
plans yet,
Lumumba said.
Some medical
experts said the
arrangement for Jamie Scott
the sisters'
release raises
legal and ethical
concerns, but their supporters say
Gladys Scott wants to try to save her
sister's life.
For instance, the condition could be
interpreted as trading an organ for
freedom, which could violate federal
laws against selling organs, said Arthur
Caplan, director of the Center for
Bioethics at the University of Penn-
sylvania.
The American Society of Trans-
plantation. called Friday for Barbour
to issue a formal statement saying the
transplant will no longer be tied to the
women's early release from prison.


"The decision
to donate an
organ should be
a truly selfless
act, free from
coercion and not
conditioned on
financial or any
other material
gain," the
group's presi- Gladys Scott
dent, Dr. Maryl
R. Johnson, said
in a statement.
The sisters' freedom will allow not
only for a reunion with family, but also
with each other. The two women have
been held recently in different parts
of the prison, and it's unlikely they had
much interaction in the sprawling com-
plex of 13 housing units on 171 acres
(69 hectares) along a rural stretch of
highway in central Mississippi.
The Scotts were convicted in 1994 of
an armed robbery in central Mississip-
pi on Christmas Eve the year before,
according to court records. The rob-
bery didn't net much; amounts cited
have ranged from $11 to $200.


FACT CHECK: MASS BIRD, FISH DEATHS OCCUR REGULARLY


WASHINGTON
Associated Press C
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FIRST, the blackbirds fell out of the tl
sky on New Year's E\e in A.-krkansas. In fi
recent dals, w lIdlife have mysteriously p
died in big numbers: 2 million fish in the I
Chesapeake Bay, 150 tons of red tilapia h(
in Vietnam. 40.000 crabs in Britain and A
other places across the world. n
Blogs connected the deadly dots, jok- t
ing about the "aflockalypse" while others t
saw, real signs of something sinister, a
either biblical or environmental. C
The reaty., say biologists, is that these r
mass die-offs happen all the time and a
usually are unrelated.
Federal records show they happen on
average etery other day some here in
North America. Usually. e don't notice
them and don't try to link them to each
other.
I hey generally fly under the radar," -
said ornithologist John W iens, chief sci-
entist at the California research institu-
tion PRBO Conservation Science.
Since the 1970s, the U.S. Geological
Sur\eY's National Wildlife Health Cen-
ter in k\isconsin has tracked mass deaths
among birds, fish and other critters, said
wildlife disease specialist LeAnn White.
At times the sky and the streams just
turn deadly Sometimes it's disease,
sometimes pollution. Other times it's
lust a m.ster).
In the past eight months, the LISGS
has logged 95 mass wildlife die-offs in iE'.Y
North America and that's probably a
dramatic undercount. White said. The
list includes 900 some turkey \ultures
that seemed to drown and stare in the
Florida Keys. 4,300 ducks killed by par-
asites in NMinnesota. 1.500 salamanders
dor., in b\ a virus in Idaho. 2.000 bats
that died of rabies in Texas. and the still
mysterious death of 2.750 sea birds in
California.


US priest

accused of

pedophilia dies

in Martinique

FORT-DE-FRANCE, Mar-
tinique
Associated Press

A FORMER Roman
Catholic priest who vanished
twice amid accusations that he
sexually abused more than
two dozen children in the
U.S., including in Connecti-
cut, has died in the French
Caribbean island of Mar-
tinique, a hospital official said
Friday.
Laurence Brett died at the
Pierre Zobda Quitman hospi-
tal in the capital of Fort-de-
France on Christmas Eve, said
Joelle Louisor, a hospital
administrator.
Louisor said she did n6t
know the cause of death. The
Hartford Courant newspaper
in Connecticut reported he
apparently fell down stairs and
injured his head. The Courant
said he was 73.
Brett disappeared in 1993
and was found by the Courant
in 2002 on the Dutch
Caribbean island of St.
Maarten. The newspaper
reported that he was living in
a villa by a lagoon and that he
had identified himself to
acquaintances as a writer, a
businessman and a CIA agent.
Brett then vanished again.
Two other priests later pub-
licly apologized for keeping
secret Brett's location.
Brett, who was defrocked,
was accused of sexually abus-
ing two dozen altar boys and
others in Connecticut, New
Mexico, California and Mary-
land. The accusations date
back to the 1960s.
The Archdiocese of Balti-
more did not immediately
return a message for comment
but posted a statement on its
website.
"The prayers of the Arch-
diocese are with the victims
of Laurence Brett and with all
victims of sexual abuse,"- it
said. "The Church reiterates
its fervent beef that there is
no place in the priesthood for
anyone who would harm a
child.'
rtlA jn official at Calvert Hall
College High School. in Balti-
more, Md.. where Brett once
worked, declined comment.


Five sisters in Brazil

accuse father of

sexual abuse

RIO DE JANEIRO
Associated Press

BRAZILIAN news media
are reporting that five sisters
in Sao Paulo state have
accused their father of sexu-
ally abusing them over 20
years.
The newspaper and televi-
sion reports sa, that police
officials are investigating the
allegations and have inter-
viewed the sisters, who range
in age from 8 to 29. Authori-
ties have not released their
identities because of the
nature of the allegations.
A call Fnday to the police
department handling the case
was not returned.
The reports say that all five
sisters went to the police
Wednesday and testified they
were raped and subjected to
other abuse.
Police are looking for the
father, who has not been iden-
tified to protect his daughters
privacy.


New documents: Hitler-mocking dog enraged Nazis


BERLIN
Associated Press


NEWLY discovered documents
have revealed a bizarre footnote to
the history of the Second World
War: a Finnish mutt whose imita-
tion of the Hitler salute enraged the
Nazis so deeply that they started an
obsessive campaign against the dog's
owner.
Absurdly, a totalitarian state that
dominated most of Europe was
unable to do much about Jackie and
his paw-raising parody of Germany's
Fuehrer.
In the middle of World War II-
months before Hitler ordered some
4.5 million troops to invade the Sovi-
et Union the Foreign Office in
Berlin commanded its diplomats in
the Nazi-friendly Nordic country to
gather evidence on the dog, and
even came up with plans to destroy


the pharmaceutical wholesale com-
pany of its owner.
Historians had not been aware of
the episode before some 30 files con-
taining parts of the correspondence
and diplomatic cables were recently
found by a researcher at the political
archives of the German Foreign
Office.
Klaus Hillenbrand, an expert who
has written several books on the
Nazi period, was contacted by the
historian and examined all of the
documents for an article to be pub-
lished Saturday in daily newspaper
Die Tageszeitung.
In an interview with The Associ-
ated Press, Hillenbrand called the
entire episode "completely bizarre."
"Just months before the Nazis
launched their attack on the Soviet
Union, they had nothing better to do
than to obsess about this dog," Hil-
lenbrand said.


Finland cooperated with Nazi
Germany but the relationship
between the two countries was
strained.
Finland allowed the Nazis to take
over the northern part of the coun-
try after the Finns suffered heavy
casualties and lost 10 percent of their
territory to the Soviet Union in
1939-1940.'
After an intense Soviet attack and
heavy bombing of its territory,
including of the capital Helsinki,
Finland made a pact with Germany
in 1944 that lasted two months. Fin-
land then annulled the pact and
made a truce with Moscow that lat-
er led to a peace treaty with the
Soviet Union.
The dog, Jackie, was a mutt
owned by Tor Borg, a businessman
from the Finnish city of Tampere.
Borg's wife Josefine, a German cit-
izen known for her anti-Nazi senti-


ments, dubbed the dog Hitler
because of the strange way it raised
its paw high in the air like Germans
greeting the Fuehrer with a cry of
"Heil Hitler!"
On January 29, 1941, German
Vice Consul Willy Erkelenz in
Helsinki wrote that "a witness, who
does not want to be named, said ...
he saw and heard how Borg's dog
reacted to the command 'Hitler' by
raising its paw."
Borg was ordered to the German
embassy in Helsinki and questioned
about his dog's unusual greeting
habits.
He denied ever calling the dog by
the German dictator's name, but
admitted that his wife called the dog
Hitler. He tried to play.down the
accusations, saying the paw-raising
had only happened a few times in
1933 shortly after Hitler came to
power.


THE UNDATED photo taken from a
book on the history of Finnish Tamro
Group shows Tor Borg and his dog
Jackie. The dog was dubbed Hitler by
Borg's wife as it raised its paw for the
Nazi salute. (AP)


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Palestinians: Israeli troops mistakenly kill man


HEBRON, West Bank
Associated Press

ISRAELI troops mistaken-
ly shot and killed a 65-year-
old Palestinian man Friday
during a pre-dawn raid to
arrest a Hamas militant in the
West Bank, Palestinian offi-
cials said.
Late Friday, four Israeli sol-
ders were wounded in i gun-
battle with Palestinian mili-
tants on the Gaza border,
Israeli media reported. Israel's
military confirmed the casual-
ties, but would not elaborate.
Palestinian security and res-
cue officials in the West Bank
city of Hebron said Israeli
'troops shot and killed 65-year-
old Omar Kawasmeh, who


lived in the same building but
on a different floor as the
Hamas militant targeted in the
raid. The officials spoke on
condition of anonymity
because no official announce-
ment was made.
Associated Press Television
footage showed a bloodstained
bed and shell casings in the
* man's bedroom.
The Israeli military said in a
statement that it "regrets the
outcome of the incident" and
was investigating. It said the
wanted militant had been
involved in planning suicide
bombings before his arrest by
the Palestinian Authority two
years ago.
The raid targeted one of six
Hamas fighters released from
prison Thursday by the West-


ern-backed Palestinian
Authority, the Palestinian offi-
cials said. The militants, who
had launched a hunger strike
to protest their incarceration,
were freed following a series
of high-level contacts between
Hamas officials and Palestin-
ian Authority officials, as well
as an intervention by the emir
of Qatar.
The Israeli military said five
of the freed militants -
including the target of the raid
in which the man was killed
- were arrested overnight.
The Western-backed Pales-
tinian Authority has cracked
down on Hamas in areas of
the West Bank under its con-
trol. Hamas, an Islamic group
backed by Iran, runs a coap-
peting Palestinian government


in the Gaza Strip.
Hamas regularly condemns
the Palestinian Authority for
its cooperation with Israel,
and did so again after the
man's death Friday. Sami Abu
Zuhri, a Hamas spokesman in
Gaza, said the Palestinian
Authority and Israel were
"equal in their responsibility"
for the killing.
The Palestinian Authority
wields limited authority in the
West Bank under Israel's
overall security control. While
Palestinian forces trained by
the.U.S. have become more
effective, Israel still deems
them incapable of preventing
attacks on Israel and Israeli
forces regularly carry out
arrest raids in West Bank
cities.


The violence later Friday
along the Gaza border broke
out after Palestinian gunmen
used the cover of heavy rain
to plant bombs along the fron-
tier and then ambush Israeli
soldiers on guard there, Israeli
media reported.
No Palestinian militant
group took responsibility for
the attack. Palestinians living
near the border told The
Associated Press they heard
loud explosions. Palestinian
militants frequently plant
explosives along the border
with Israel and attack Israeli
soldiers guarding the buffer
zone.
Violence in the territory
ruled by the Islamic militant
group Hamas has declined
since Israel's Gaza offensive


two years ago. The campaign
aimed to end years of Pales-
tinian rocket attacks on south-
ern Israel, but rocket fire and
border clashes still occur occa-
sionally.
Also Friday, several hun-
dred Palestinians, Israelis and
international activists attended
a weekly demonstration
against the Israeli separation
barrier in the West Bank vil-
lage of Bilin.
Some held banners with
photographs of Jawaher Abu
Rahmeh, a 36-year-old villager
who collapsed at last week's
protest and died the next day.
Palestinian doctors who treat-
ed Abu Rahmeh said she col-
lapsed after inhaling tear gas
fired by Israeli troops and died
as a result of the gas.


Germany halts pork, egg sales in dioxin scare


BERLIN
Associated Press

GERMANY froze sales of poultry,
pork and eggs from more than 4,700
farms Friday to stem the spread of
food contaminated with cancer-caus-
ing dioxin, as fears grew that farmers
could have been using tainted live-
stock feed for months.
South Korea and Slovakia on Fri-
day banned the sale of some animal
products imported from Germany,
while authorities in Britain and the
Netherlands were investigating
whether food containing German eggs
- like mayonnaise or liquid egg prod-
ucts was safe to eat.
Prosecutors in the northern state of
Schleswig-Holstein launched an inves-
tigation into the German firm Harles
& Jentzsch GmbH, suspecting the
company knew but failed to tell
authorities that fat it had produced
for use in feed pellets was tainted with


dioxin. The state agriculture ministry
said Friday it had information that the
company had been producing taint-
ed fat for months a declaration that
shocked federal officials. ,
"If it is confirmed that the company
knew since March that its fat was taint-
ed but it did not inform authorities
than that is highly criminal activity,"
Agriculture Minister Ilse Aigner told
n-tv television.
Test results published Friday by.the
Schleswig-Holstein agriculture min-
istry showed that some of the fat con-,
tained more than 77 times the
.approved amount of dioxin. Out of
30 samples tested so far, 18 contained
more dioxin than legally allowed, it
said.
Dioxins are contaminants that often
result from industrial combustion and
other chemical processes. Exposure
to dioxins at high levels is linked to an
increased incidence of cancer. Dioxin
levels tend to be highest in eggs


because of the high fat content in eggs.
Authorities believe up to 150,000
tons of, feed pellets for poultry and
swine may contain the contaminated
industrial fat produced by Harles &
Jentzsch.
Harles & Jentzsch did not immedi-
ately respond Friday to calls seeking
comment. But chief Siegfried Sievert
told the Westfalen Blatt daily earlier,
this week the company believed that
byproducts from palm, soy and rape-
seed oil used to make organic diesel
fuels were safe for use in livestock
'feed.
Agriculture Ministry spokesman
Holger Eichele said all of Germany's
17 states were also carrying out tests
on milk and meat as an extra precau-
tion. According to the most recent
tests on eggs from farms where chick-
ens ate the contaminated feed, he said
"two-thirds have been clean and about
one-third have been right on the bor-
der:of what is considered dangerous."


IN THIS picture taken Jan. 6, 2011 turkey hens look for feed in. Nerstedt near Old-
enburg, northern Germany after it was closed. German authorities have stopped more
than 4,700 farms from selling their meat and eggs as a precautionary measure against
a growing scandal over animal feed contaminated with cancer-causing chemicals that
is also affecting exports. (AP) .


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ANOROS Today: W al 8-16 Knots 2-4 Feet 10 M.es 75" F
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CATISLAND Today: W at 8-16 Knots 2-4 Fet 10 Miles 76 F
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CROOKED ISLAND Today: NW at 4-8 Knots 1-2 Feet 10 Miles 77* F
Sunday: ENE at 8-16 Knots 1-3 Feet 10 Miles 77 F
ELEUTHERA Today: W at 10-20 Knots 2-4 Feet 10 Miles 73" F
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GRAT E A Today: Wat 8-16 Knots 1-3 Feet 10 Miles 74 F
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GREAT INA UA Today: NNE at 3-6 Knots 1-3 Feet 10 Miles 77" F
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Sunday: ENE at 7-14 Knots 1-2 Feet 10 Miles 76* F
MAYAGUANA Today: W at 4-8 Knots 4-7 Feet 10 Miles 77* F
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NASSAU Today: Wat 10-20 Knots 1-3 Feet 10 Miles 74* F
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New Israeli military technology speeds up warfare


SHIVTA ARTILLERY TRAINING
SCHOOL, Israel
Associated Press

INTENSE winds scraped sand from
the desert floor, clouding the view and
leaving the Israeli soldiers scarcely
able to see each other as they prac-
,ticed blasting artillery shells at distant
targets.
In a nearby armored vehicle, com-
manders armed with small screens
could easily monitor every cannon,
jeep and target involved, ordering
strikes with the tap of a finger. Their
weapon: a sophisticated communica-
tion system that compiles battlefield
information in an easy-to-use, video
game-like map interface, helping mil-
itaries make sense of the chaos of bat-
tle.


The Associated Press was given rare
access to the exercise by a military
eager to reclaim some of the deter-
rence it held in the region when tech-
nologically inferior Arab armies were
the main threat against it.
That deterrence has eroded in
recent times, as guerrilla warfare
became more prominent and left con-
ventional armies here as elsewhere
- looking clumsy and vulnerable.
In a monthlong war in 2006,
Lebanese guerrillas with relatively
simple rockets knocked out Israeli
tanks, and Israel's high-tech military
was powerless to stop a barrage of
primitive, unguided -Katyusha rock-
ets on northern Israel.
The latest computerized gadgetry
is designed to knock down the mili-
tary's response time. Troops on the


ground can add new targets as soon as
they spot them like militants on
foot, a rocket squad or a vehicle -
to the network for commanders to see
instantly and hit.
Strikes that used to take 20 or more
minutes to coordinate now take just
seconds, said Maj. Hagai Ben-
Shushan, head of the C4I section for
Israel's artillery. "It doesn't take much,
then shells are going to the target,"
he said.
Israel is among several nations har-
nessing digital and satellite technolo-
gy to develop C4I systems short
for "command, control, communica-
tions, computers and intelligence" -
that integrate battlefield information.
The goal is to have "all the elements
of a force ... seeing the same tactical
picture, and you can move information


from one to the other completely
seamlessly," said Britain-based Giles
Ebbutt, who studies such systems for
Jane's Information Group.
C4I systems are operational in the
United States, which started develop-
ment in the 1990s, as well as France,
Singapore, Germany, the United
Kingdom and Italy, among other
countries, Ebbutt said.
Israel's version being developed
over the past decade or so is "a lit-
tle bit further down the road than
some people ... because they have a
focus on the problem, they are con-
stantly operationally alert, and they
need to be as operationally developed
as they can," Ebbutt said.
The army says it started using the
first, basic version in 2005, but it did
not include all units and functions.


The latest, completed in 2009 and in
training since last March, allows all
forces on the ground to communicate
instantaneously.
"Visually, now everything is on the
map, so it's much easier to coordi-
nate," said the battalion commander
whose men were being trained. "You
can easily understand the map and
the position of forces." He spoke on
condition of anonymity under mili-
tary rules.
On a stretch of sand near the army
base at Shivta, deep in Israel's south-
ern Negev desert, six artillery cannon
stood with their barrels aimed at tar-
gets about 4 miles (6 kilometers) away.
Commanders in a nearby armored
vehicle stared at two screens, watching
all movement on an interactive satel-
lite map.


THE STARS^


WE LOVE

LOS ANGELES
Associated Press

DREAMY vampires, a surly
doctor and a rapper in "Recov-
ery" are top winners at the Peo-
ple's Choice Awards..
"The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,"
TV's "House M.D." and Eminem
each won four awards at Wednes-
day's ceremony, hosted by Queen
Latifah at the Nokia Theatre in
downtown Los Angeles.
Fans picked "Twilight" as their
favorite overall movie and
favorite drama. Stars Kristen.
Stewart, Robert Pattinson and
Taylor Lautner were their favorite
on-screen team, and Stewart also
won actress honors.


UK police plead for



evidence in tabloid case


LONDON
Associated Press

BRITAIN'S Scotland
Yard has written to the
country's top-selling Sunday
tabloid to ask if it has any
evidence to support claims
that the paper spied on
celebrities, politicians and
other high-profile figures.
But the police force -
which has been accused of
'sweeping the allegations
under a rug refused to
explain why it was asking the
powerful paper to volunteer
potentially incriminating evi-
dence about itself.
The force also refused to
say whether it had ever
sought such evidence before,
or say what would happen if
the tabloid didn't comply
with its request.
The News of The World
has been at the center of the
tabloid phone hacking scan-
dal since a reporter and a


private investigator
employed by the Rupert
Murdoch title were caught
illegally eavesdropping on
the phones of the British
royal family's entourage.
The pair were convicted in
2007, but the News of the
World has long insisted that
they were the only ones
responsible for the sophisti-
cated phone tapping opera-
tion a claim dismissed as
implausible by the paper's
critics.
The issue is particularly
sensitive because the
tabloid's former editor,
Andy Coulson, who stepped
down in the wake of the
scandal, now serves as
British Prime Minister David
Cameron's communications
director. Coulson has long
insisted he knew nothing of
the illegal goings-on at his
paper while he was in
charge.
The issue burst back on to


the British front pages last
year when The New York
Times quoted a former News
of The World reporter, Sean
Hoare, as saying that Coul-
son not only knew of the
phone tapping he encour-
aged it. Another ex-staff
member, Paul McMullan,
was later quoted in the
British press as saying Coul-
son knew.
Police have come in for
harsh scrutiny too. The
Times quoted several
unnamed detectives as say-
ing that they felt internal
pressure to curtail their
investigation into The News
of The World, which turned
up thousands of numbers of
potential phone tapping tar-
gets.
Police have denied that
claim, but launched a fresh
investigation amid public
outcry.
Earlier this month, prose-
cutors said they had found


no new evidence to back the
allegations. The Guardian
newspaper, which has, also
aggressively investigated the
scandal, ridiculed the
announcement.
"If The Guardian can find
. numerous News of the
World journalists who admit
that the newspaper gathered
information by illegal means,
why can't Scotland Yard?"
one of its reporters wrote
following the news.
Meanwhile the scandal has
rumbled on. The police's lat-
est plea for information -
announced on Friday after
business hours follows
The Guardian's publication
of a legal document alleging
that the voicemails of actress
Sienna Miller and her part-
ner Jude Law were among.
those broken into. Ian
Edmonson, a senior execu-
tive at the paper, was among
those named in the docu-
ment.


Ghana president says 'no'


to troops in Ivory Coast


ACCRA, Ghana
Associated Press

THE president of Ghana on
Friday said his country is not
able to send troops to oust the
leader of Ivory Coast who is
unwilling to cede office after
losing presidential election in
late November.
The announcement could
complicate a move by a region-'
al bloc of 15 nations in West
Africa to mount a military
intervention in order to allow
the internationally recognized
winner of the election Alas-
sane Ouattara to assume his
functions. He and his staff are
barricaded inside a hotel, his
exits blocked by soldiers loyal
to Gbagbo.
ECOWAS, the Economic
Community of West African
States, has twice sent a dele-
gation to try to persuade
' Gbagbo to step down.
After the second attempt
failed this week, the group
began deliberating the military
option. The move is contro-
versial, however, since it could


entail civilian casualties as well
as reprisal attacks against expa-
triates from ECOWAS mem-
ber countries living in Ivory
Coast.
Ghanaian President John
Atta Mills said he backs
ECOWAS, but said his troops
are already committed to oth-
er peace missions around the
world including in Ivory
Coast
"Ghana's position is that
even though we support the
decision by ECOWAS to send
a force to Ivory Coast, Ghana
finds itself unable to contribute
troops," because they are over-
stretched, he told reporters at a
press conference in Accra, the
capital of Ghana. "Currently,
Ghana has 500 soldiers on
United Nations missions in
Ivory Coast who are guarding
Mr. Alassane Ouattara."
The international communi-
ty has been uncharacteristical-
ly united in their decision to
not recognize Gbagbo because
the results were carefully
reviewed and certified by a
special United Nations elec-
tion unit.


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BBF #307
1994 CHEVY CAPRICE
DVD & CD Player, A/C, 20" RIMS, Leather
interior, clean title, good condition,
make an offer,
ph# 544-0737 / 325-9117


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BBF #357
2007 HONDA ACCORD,
(2dr) Just serviced, in Great Condition, HID
(PINK) Lights, top and bottom, remote start,
alarm ready, low miles, clean inside out, 22"
rims, asking $15,800 ONO
ph# 429-2163


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2003 HONDA ACCORD,
clean title, standard shift, 4 doors, like new,
asking $10,000 O.N.O
1998 ACCORD
4 doors, clean, leather interior, sunroof,
asking $4,500 O.N.O ph# 544-2230


2002 FORD EXPLORER,
clean title, good condition, grey leather interior,
pioneer CD player, asking $5500 as is
ph# 376-7617


2008 HONDA CIVIC LX,
automatic, clean title, 17" alloy factory rims,
custom E&G, chrome grill foglights, A/C, power
windows and locks, clean inside/eut, asking
'22,500 O.N.0


IBF #562
2000 TOYOTA ALTE22A (IS 300 LEXUS),
silver exterior, only 31000K miles, very clean in
and out, asking $13000 O.N.O
license until Oct 2011 ph# 427-0289/455-0289


2006 HONDA ACCORD COUPE,
candy red exterior with customized leather int.,
cold, A/C, automatic transmission power
windows and locks just landed from US custom
factory rims, CD player must see to appreciate
$12,500
456-7591/394-3203











BBF #568
2000 MONTE CARLO,
sublime green and black with green HID's, black
leather interior, A/C, sunroof, 22" rims
(7 months old), in excellent condition,
just serviced December 2nd
$8600 ONO
willing to negotiate. ph#392-8887/436-7093


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1998 FORD EXPLORER,
4dr, A/C, CD Player, good condition, ONO
$2,000
ph# 448-7521











BBF #597
FRESH IN FROM STATES,
2005 HONDA ACCORD LX SPECIAL
EDITION
Comes with wood grain custom Rims (Velocity),
chromed everything and HID Halo projector
lights asking 15,000 O.N.O. Contact:477-
23221466-2322(gvalentinemiler)
milladun@hotmail.com









3BF #601
2008 HONDA RIDGELINE,
Clean title, blue ext, Grey Cloth int, A/C, CD,
32,000 mis, asking $28,000,
Also,
2003 CHEVY TAHOE $11,000 ONO,
ph# 341-2338 / 434-0882












BBF #603
2004 DODGE DURANGO LIMITED,
blue exterior, grey leather interior, 3rd row seat,
sunroof, 6 disk in dash CD changer, factory
installed DVD player, power locks and windows,
asking $12000 ph# 466-8036











BBF #606
2000 TOYOTA BB(04 SCION XB),
S back exterior, black interior, 1.5 liter 4 cyl,
Greddy turbo kit, intercooler, and computer,
TRD full suspension, Blitz intake & full exhaust,
Oil cooler, Transmission cooler, 5 pc.
lip kit./carbon fiber sp6oier. 16:' rim.


MUSTANG BOSS 5.0,
pwr windows, A/C, stick shift, excellent
condition, supped up engine, nitro. (the works)
runs very we!', asking $6500


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BBF #607
2000 HONDA CIVIC,
baby blue ext., excellent condition, power
everything, asking $5800 ONO
ph# 466-9612/432-5765


I-IE RIBNEIM


2004 ACURA 3.5 RL
Fully loaded, leather interior, navigation system,
A/C, Automatic, recently serviced, asking $8500
serious inquiries only
ph# 432-1805 / 445-3566


1999 NISSAN SENTRA,
cold A/C, fresh paint/sky blue, security system,
club, right hand drive, pwr. windows, CD player,
security system, asking $2800 1998 Ford
Contour gold exterior asking 1600ph# 341-7226
/ 557-2011 / 544-2187








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BBF #613
2004 HONDA ACCORD COUPE EX,
Black exterior, black leather interior, seats
sunroof, 6 disc CD Changer, seats warmers, ice
cold A/C, 4 Cylinder, great on gas, factory rims,
excellent condition, clean in and out, asking
$12,500 ph# 428-3195


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BBF #619
2003 HONDA ACCORD,
white exterior, leather, sunroof, clean in and out,
4 cylinder, asking $10,000 ONO
ph#565-6161/322-2192


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BBF #630
2007 TOYOTA CAMRY
Hybrid Keyless Entry, Driver Air Bag, Anti-Lock
Brakes, Leather Seats, Wheel Premium Sound
System, LOADED with extras $27,000.00 OBO
ph# 424-9727


BBF #614
2003 HONDA ACCORD COUPE
2 door, clean title, running in good condition,
blue exterior, black leather int. HID and fog
lights, A/C, power everything, 4 cylinder, factory
alarm, asking $8500 ONO
Serious inquiries ph#376-7858/325-0152


BBF #620
2004 HONDA CIVIC,
grey exterior, clean in and out, CD player, AC,
need to see to appreciate, asking $8500 ONO
ph#565-6161/322-2192










EBBF #621
2001 FORD TAURUS STATIONWAGON,
grey exterior and interior, cold A/C, clean inside
and out, asking $3000 ONO
ph#429-8467/636-1395


2003 CHEVY TAHOE,
Blue Exterior, grey leather interior, 6 CD Player,
Bose sound system, 22" chrome wheels asking
$10,500 ONO
ph# 434-0882 / 341-2338














2009 NISSAN MAXIMA,
clean title, fully loaded, low mileage, asking
$27,000 ph# 428-7945 / 323-7485
10 days tribune issue 85 006


2006 HONDA ACCORD,
good condition, leather, CD Player, Automatic,
Pwr everything, 4dr, asking $10,500 ONO must
see to appreciate
ph# 454-6110


2000 MERCEDES BENZ E-CLASS
Silver exterior, charcoal cloth interior, good
condition, runs great, everything work AC, CD,
PW, PL. Priced to sell. $9,900.00 ono
Trades considered, no reasonable offer refused
Cell 424-5964


MERCEDES BENZ,
asking $9,000 ONO, Fully loaded, A/C, CD
Player, factory alarm, factory rims, automatic, pwr
everything, automatic, leather int,
ph# 393-7005 / 395-8915


1998 FORD EXPLORER
Maroone exterior
Price $5,500.00
4 door
Cell,465-2106 .


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3BF #617
2003 NISSAN X-TRAIL,
silver-grey exterior, 4 door, fully loaded, A/C,
radio, CD player, power windows and locks,
factory alarm system, original factory rims, never
damaged, MUST SEE, make an offer,
ph#456-3296/327-4940


BBF #627
- 1999 CHEVY MALIBU
Clean in and out (Fully loaded) comes with cold
A.C, sound system, CD player,sunroof, 20" rims
,body kit, Clean title good condition, Make an
offer. phone 448-7808 or 395-4745


BBF #629
2002 HONDA CIVIC,
clean, black exterior and interior, immaculate
condition, Ice Cold A/C, Running like new,
just serviced, great on gas, brand new pioneer
CD Player/iPod ready, asking $5,500
ph# 466-8461/392-0501


2005 HONDA ACCORD
Silver exterior, leather interior
$13,500.00
Excellnt condition.Call 394-0687 cell 468-2668
or
394-8515








SATURDAY, JANUARY 8, 2011 ,PAGE 5


2000 HONDA INSPIRE
Silver exterior with black/leather interior.
$6,000.00
Very good condition.
Alarm, AC, CD player.
Call 324-3817 or 424-2434


2000 TOYOTA ALTEZZA
White ext, black int, Very clean. Power
everything, alarm system, AC, CD player.
$9,000.00
Tel 324-3817, 424-2434.










rRIB #283
1999 INFINITY QT-45
Dark green exterior with tan interior.
$8,500.00
Loaded- must sell, 4 door,
Call 363-3538 cell 424-5453


2008 HONDA ACCORD
Gold exterior, leather interior, sunroof,
clean title. $23,000.00
Call 322-1502 cell 454-9260


PARTS FOR SALE
2000 LEXUS GS 300
Call 395-3295 or 565-0064 or 376-2145


2005 HONDA ACCORD
White exterior with tan interior. Fully loaded, v6,
22" rims, 6 disc changer, sunroof, must go.
$13,000.00
Cell 636-6917 cell 422-2899


RIB #309
HONDA ACCORD
4 door champagne exterior with peanut butter
inetrior. Standard shift. $5,800.00 ono
Call 423-0694 cell 565-8789


FRIB #319
FOR SALE
2004 CHRYSLER PACIFICA
$16,000.00 obo
Champagne exterior with leather interior. 54,000 miles
Excellent condition, seats 6, dual AC, CD player,
radio, power windows & seats.
Contact 327-0877 after 3pmr or 436-8859 or 467-9709


2001 GMC SONOMA
Owner asking $6,500.00
Cell 376-5949


1997 HONDA PRELUDE
Burgundy exterior, black interior. Right hand
drive, triptronic, immaculate condition inside &
out, fully body kit, factory rims, leather seats and
remote start, running good, Ac dead cold.
$5,500.00
Call 425-4608


TRIB #366
2008 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER
Silver exterior with grey interior, 42,000 miles,
4 new tires, just seviced, looks and drives good.
-$1.7,500.00
Cell 376-7201


TRIB #372

Navy blue exterior with black/leather interior
$7,900.00
Very good condition, AMG option, 5 speed, stick
shift, all service records, pionner stereo system
w/12 disc CD changer.
Call 919-887-4041 cell 424-6859


2006 HONDA ACCORD EX,
all white everything, 5pd, 20inch chrome rims,
grey interior, hid headlights and hid fog lights,
sound system, cold a/c, mint condition. $13000
ono, also 2 sets of 22inch rims and tires
$150dono. call 4559950


TRIB #388
2002 CADILLAC ESCALADE
Black exterior with beige interior
$16,000.0 ono
26" star rims, black inserts, 3rd row seats,
custom gril,l clean must see.
power everything.
Call 361-3597 cell 426-6686


2009 HONDA CIVIC SEDAN
$18,000. 4DR, Automatic, White ext., Tan int.,
16k Miles, XM Ready CD Player, A/C, Factory
Alarm, Brand new tires.
Call: 433-4377 or 432-0759
.


1998 HONDA ACCORD JDM CL1 SIR
White exterior, black interior. 4 door, automatic,
low miles, cd player, a/c, powered windows and
doors, fog lights, HID lights, 17" performance
wheels, 5-matic transmission. Perfect running
condition. Serious inquiries only, $7,000.00.
Phone 432-0759


2007 HONDA ACCORD
Pearl white exterior with black interior, 4 door,
4 cylinder, good condition pink HID lights,
fog lights, AC. & 22" rims.
Call 356-2492 or 325-4120


2004 HONDA ACCORD
Green exterior with black interior. 2 door,
p/w, auto clean interior, custom sound system,
20 inch rims. Asking $12,000.00 ono
Serious inquiries only. Cell 465-9329


2007 HONDA ACCORD
White exterior with tan/leather interior.
$16,500.00
Good condition, leather, 4 door, ex, sunroof,
Financing for salary deduction hotel,
government workers.
2006 HONDA CIVIC
4 door. $15,000.00
Call 395-0252 cell 431-7741


1997 MERCEDES E320
Black exterior with black interior, car phone,
power and memory seats, mirrors and steering
wheel. Service by dealer.
$9,300.00
Call 432-4167 or 361-6228(evening)


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2005 CHEVY COLORADO
4 doors, 5 cylinder. $16,000.00
2002 DODGE STRATUS
4 cylinder $4,500.00
Cell 525-6268


RIB #416
2000 VW BEETLE,
standard shift, needs some work. $3500394-
S1370 / 433-8464 / 424-8326.


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IIB #450
2005 VOLVO XC-90
w/DVD Player & 2 Headsets, CD, Seats 8,
Leather Seats, Low mileage $24,999
Call 393-6286 (D) 324-7557 (E)


TRIB #418
2000 BMW 5281
Silver exterior with black/ leather interior
SSport package, 53,000 miles, fully loaded,
standard shift, good condition, well maintained.
Original owner. $11,000.00 ono.
Call 327-6293 cell 467-9346


2008 HONDA CIVIC
Navy blue exterior with grey interior
$18,500.00
Power lock, power windows, AC, COD player,
good running condition, 4 door.
Cell 429-0093 or 676-7079


rRIB #438
2008 MITSUBISHI ECLISPE
.Grey exterior with black interior, keyless entry,
alarm, AC, CD player, alloy rims, fog lights,
very clean, like new. License until July
Asking $17,000, 2.4 cylinder engine,
great on gas.
422-2772 or 432-2772,394-8847










rRIB #440
2008 CHEVY IMPALA
Charcoal exterior with charcoal interior
$17,000.00
Cleanest one on Island, fully loaded, leather
interior, custom grill, 22" rims..
Cell 552-6741


2000 CADILLAC DEVILLE
Beige exterior with beige interior. $9,000.00.
22" rims, AC, leather interior and good condition
Also 99 DODGE DURANGO JEEP
3 row leather seats. $5,000.00
Call 242-427-2140 for more info. Ask for Tony


I Kis Vo 11
2008 HONDA ACCORD
Black exterior, leather seats. Car can be viewed
at East Bay St. Financing and insurance
available $8,500.00. Also
2004 HONDA ACCORD RIMS. $4,500.00
Cell 429-2251


'RIB #518
2002 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO
White(pink gloss from sun) exterior with black
interior, new paint job, cool AC and running in
good condition. Asking $7,500.00 ono
Call 326-3440 or 565-0050


2003 FORD EXPEDITION -EDDIE BAUER
White trim with tan, low mileage,tan leather
interior, 3 row seat, 6 CD changer, DVD player,
22" chrome rims, in excellent condition, 4
original customize rims, AC. $11,000.00
Call 324-8712 or 448-1373 cell


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THE VE-HICLE RUNS ON GAS OR LPG.
FULL SERVICE HISTORY FROM NEW AND JUST HAD
MAJOR SERVICE IN THE UK.
EVERYTHING WORKS AS IT SHOULD. THIS VEHICLE
HAS BEEN VERY WELL LOOKED AFTER AND HAS
NOT DONE ANY HARD OFF ROAD WORK.
THIS VEHICLE IS A RARE 50TH ANNIVERSARY
LIMITED EDITION DEFENDER.
AVAILABLE TO VIEW ON PARADISE ISLAND
$29,995 USD
PLEASE CALL ANYTIME: 357 9117/357 91181225 1096


FRIB #421

FOR SALE
. 2006-BACKHOE CAT 430E
.$89,000.00 (DUTY PAID)
1400 Hrs like new, Ac deluxe cab, Hi
ambient cooling, extended hoe, 4 in 1
loader bucket, joystick controls,
4 wheel drive
V-line strata coral rock buckets 20"
and 12", 1- heavy duty!36" bucket.
For more info call
Ricrc 366-2210 cell 475-1604


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2001 SUZUKi BALANO
Red exterior with grey interior
Asking price $2,000.000 ono
Phone 326-8942


2000 TOYOTA LITEACE
Silver exterior. Excellebt family or business
van, only 55k, ice cold AC, power everything,
CD player, great on gas & easy to maintain.
$7,500.00 ono
Serious inquiries only. Cell 448-5602


2008 CHEVY IMPALA
Dark blue ext, gray int
Automatic, power windows/lockL am/fm radio,
CD player, extra clean, asking $13,500 ono.
Serious inquiries only!
Tel 341-8221, 457-1303, 361-6758.


1998 HONDA SABER
Silver exterior, good condition, very reliable.
$8,000 ono. Expat leaving.
Call 362-0881 cell 376-3940


BRAND NEW 2011 JAGUAR XF
PREMIUM LUXURY.
Soft grain seats, Parking Aid pack with rear
camera, 19" alloy wheels,3.0 V6 Petrol
320w Jaguar'Premium Sound System +
Port Interface
Priced $97,995.00. Ph: 361-0000/424-0035.


1999 FORD EXPLORER EDDIE BAUER
Red/brown exterior, brown interior. Leaving
island priced for sale. $9,000.
Phone: 394-8837, 544-9861. or 552-8530


2002 HONDA ACCORD
Silver exterior with black interior ,AC, CD, runs
great, clean inside & out, stick shift, HID lights,
must see! $7,000.00 ono
2002 NISSAN MAXIMA,
CD, leather, AC, new. Asking $7,500 ono
Call 364-0639,449-6254,465-4640


FRIB #581
2001 LAND ROVER- RANGE ROVER
Navy blue exterior with grey/leather interior
Owner leaving, good condition, recently
serviced, license until Nov 2011
As Is. $18,500.00obo
Call 544-1295 or 429-1892


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TRIB #590
2004 CHEVY TAHOE
Smoke grey exterior with tan leather interior
$10,500.00 obo. Owner leaviRg Island,
Only serious inquiries please. Cell 558-6825


B #576
2009. HONDA ACCORD
White exterior with tan/leather interior
2010 HONDA ACCORD, EX
Green exterior, fully loaded!! must see!!
Call 395-1262 or 364-4308 .


B #567
CHEVROLET TILT MASTER
White exterior with grey interior
In good condition, one owner. $7,500.00
Cell 558-3911


rRIB #553
2008 NISSAN ALMERA
Burgundy exterior with black interior
Must sell!! clean as new, 4 door, automatic,
power windows, locks, air conditioed
Serious inquiries only. $10,500.00 ono
Call 341-8221 or 457-1303 or 361-6758


19991 ISUZU COMMERCIAL TRUCK FOR
SALE
closed body truck, white/multi, needs minor
body repairs. Ideal for medium to large
deliveries. Asking $8500.00 ono
Call 326-6331/2/4


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1998 MITSUBISHI MIRAGE
Silver exterior with grey interior, 4 cylinder, AC,
CD player, in excellent condition.
$1500.00 ono
Call 324-8415 cell 429-3014


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Black exterior with grey interior.
2 door. auto. $15.000 00
Call 327-6746 Cell 242-525-0831


TRIB 1599
'Gl 2008,,HONDA ACCORD
Gold exterior with Ian interior. $27.500.00 ono
Fully loaded, xm radio. 6 disc CD changer.
One owner,"Jusl In Irom slates, clean tlille, SiR.
low mileage
-- .. 1999 RONDA ACCORD. $5,500.00
Ca1 364-3691, 557-1205,


RIB605 FOR SALE TRIB #613 '- ..- .
A 2000 NISSAN AD WAGON .: 2001 L'LORER.SPORT .
ASKING $1750.00 ONO .-~nsWe e_ eroeexc1clent bondiliory,
AC WORKING, AUTOMATIC RUNNING power eviryIitlhg, CD, AC.
GREAT 6.600 miles A tavst Sepw $O.600 ...
CALL TARA @.1429-8017 .. Cell 525-6111.-


I HItB #0b
1887 FORD F700 12 YARD DUMPER -DIESEL .
$4,500.00 .- -,.
Call 376-4460,434-0460 or 434-6253
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'2003 HONDA ACCORD
Silver exterior with black leather Jnteriaf
. $8,500.00 lirm. No accident history. --
S. .. Call 364-7460 or 448-7947 .
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TRIB #593
1996 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY
Grey exterior, blue Interior, with CD player, .
SFactory Alarm entry and Alloyed rims.
Automatic, A/C Recently detail and
Serviced. $5,500.00 or nearest offer.
Ph. 424-0186


1991 VOLKWAGON JETTA CARAT
Black exterior with blackl/leather interior
Good condition, AC, power windows, radio,
tape, tinted windows, automatic trans.
$2900.00
Cell 393-3939


2004 DODGE DOKOTA
JUST IN FROM US
Silver exterior, extended'cab, 4 door, automatic,
AC, CD player, power wind/door, alarm, low
miles, lic & inspection, very clean, runs smooth
$8,999.00. Call 361-7171 or 434-4182


2002 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER,
Dark green exterior with brown interior
$8,900.00. 3rd row seating, low miles, fully
loaded, great condition. Owner leaving Island
License until Nov 2011. Call 395-8170


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1996 NISSAN SKYLINE
Burgundy exterior with grey interior.
$5,000.00 obo, 4 door, RHD, 106000km, cold
AC, pw, pd, auto trans, just serviced, new brake
pads, CD player, runs great.
Call 357-4850


2004 NISSAN MAXIMA
Blue exterior tan interior. Needs work. $4,000.00
Call Marco@544-9946 I


1994 NISSAN 300ZX COUPE
2D, good condition, automatic, AC, T-bar roof,
'single CD, power windows and seats.
Ask only for $42 0 OBO, please call 4672969


2005 HONDA CIVIC
Charcoal grey exterior with grey/leather interior,
AC, AM/FM radio, CD player, power window,
in excellent condition. Owner leaving Island.
Must go. $14,000.00 ono
Call 395-7608 or 467-1526


1995 TOYOTA COROLLA
Grey exterior with grey interior.
Only $3,900.00
RHD, 60,000 miles, AC, fully loaded, like new,
Just serviced. Call 394-2899 cell 425-7311


FRIB #617
2007 NISSAN ALTIMA
Blue/grey .exterior with black/leather interior
$13,000.00 obo. AC, power windows,
push button start'satlellite, low mileage.
Serious enquiries only. Cell 425-2468


2001 GRAND CHEROKEE JEEP
Red exterior, 20" rims.
$8,000.00 ono
Cell 466-5984 or 436-0749


1995 MERCEDES BENZ S600
Black exterior with black/leather interior
Custom paint job,CD changer, 20" rims,
AC, sunroof .$12,000.00
Call 396-3555 or 429-4199


TRIB #592
2000 FORD EXPEDITION
Black exterior witlh grey interior- .
$2.500.00. AC, 22 rims. touch screen DVD.F
Also
1997 NISSAN MAXIMA
Dark purple, leather interior, needs radiator
Asking $1.000.00
Call 361-5501 cell 423-8927


2008 H4001A 650 XRL.TRAIL MOTOR BIKE
ed & wnire. $6,500.00
Like new chrome down witWlaccessories
1999 HONDA ACCORD $5.500.00
Tel 364-3691. 557-1205.








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2005 DODGE MAGNUM
Cream exterior with charcoal
exterior $12,000.00 ono
Projector HID headlights,
powerful engine, rear folding
seats, low miles, one owner,
sound
system, clean Hitle.
Call 427-0292






1007 PONTIAC SUNFIRE -
Champagne exterior, black
Interior, new spray job. Recently.
serviced, 4 cylinder, great on gas,
Sminor tic needed. $2,700.00 ,
;OB.O Priced for quick sale. No
reasonable offer refused.
Call 448-0904 or 361-0383




TRIB- 635

2008 HONDA CIVIC EX
Red exterior with grey interior
$18,000.00 ono
2 door, sunroof, low mileage,
great condition.
Call 376-4334


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NISSAN SKYLINE
Silver exterior with grey interior
$10,500.00 obo .
Excellent condition, very clean
Also

TOYOTA SOARER
$3,500.00.
Call 225-2344 or 456-2416


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2003 FORD FOCUS
SLight green exterior with g beigeri
interior. $5.400.00 obo.
Autlomaic, clean title, just






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car comeseen with 20" y rimsAC,
Asking price $28,000.00
betweenCall 369:am4-6258, 433pm. Ask-965 for
A.lan.
364-4236 or 468-8542






2007 CHRYSLER 300
Black exterior with grey interior,
fully loaded clean engine, v6,
power windows, CD/ radio player,
car comes with 20" rimsAC,
excellent condition.
Asking price $28,000.00
Call 364-6258, 433-9656










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1996 KIA COMBI
Yellow exterior. $26,000.00 oho
25 seats, aircondition, left hand drive
Call 361-6350 cell 436-6781 or 467-0181


rRIB #631
2008 FORD ESCAPE XLT
White exterior $23,500.00. Fully loaded.
Special financing for government and hotel
workers
2007 DODGE NITRO LIMITED.
Sunroof, leather. $25,500.00
Call 322-8759 Cell 434-8001


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TRIB #287
2000 MAKO 221
White, 22' center console duty paid)
2005, 200 hp mercury-100 hrs,
VHF, garmin color GPS
xxx Annual service and new bottom paint within
3 months xxx., $19,500
Cell 424-2483














TRIB #644D
NEW 2010 YAMAHA (1800CC)
FX Series Super/ High Output, 4-Stroke Wave
Runners.
Few units available, call for prices @ 393-0262.


CAR FOR SALE
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix
2 Door Black Ext & Int. Sport GT Rims
Perfect condition low miles 30,000.00
$5,500 ono
Telephone: 361-5177 &
361-5220 ext 239 or 241


2007 TOYOTA COROLLA
Black exterior with black interior.
$10,000.00 ono
Excellent condition, 4 door, 4 cylinder, power
windows & doors, CD player, fully loaded with
tints and great on gas.
Serious offers, call 393-3473








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FRIB #644C
17 FT EDUARDONO SKIFF.
NEW.Solid fiberglass. Hull, Cash sale price
reduced to
$5,900. Fully rigged With a Yamaha E40 h/p,
Cash
sale price reduced to $8,700.00.Call 393-0262.


1993 NISSAN SKYLINE GT-R 32
Grey//black interior, 2 door, good condition, runs well,
power, AC,CD player, power windows turbo, turbo timer
boost controller,stage(3) clutches. Asking $5,800.00
obo. Car must go willing to trade for Honda Accord.
392-2263,393-1599,544-1518












TRIB #626
1996 NISSAN SKYLINE
White exterior with black interior, AC, stage 3
race clutch,very clean
Call for details. 676-6781 or 455-2056
or
362-2319


TRIB #637
1994 LEXUS GS 300
Green exterior, tan leather interior, Under 74K
miles, 2JZ engine, automatic transmission, A/C,
HID Lights, power windows and locks, Sunroof.
OEM Radio, CD player. Asking $5,500 OBO.
Ph: 357-9019









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TRIB #628
2000 BOSTON WHALER 17'
White on white. $10,500.00 obo
Excellent condition, 2006 etec engine, low
hours, ready to fish. Call 225-2344 or 456-2416


2007 HONA & FORD
EXPLORER
2007 EXPLORER with
leather seats, one
owner, asking $7,700.00
& 2007 HONDA
ACCORD 2 door with
dvd player very clean,
$6,000. Financing
available.
Ph: 433-9434


'RIB #645
1999 HONDA ACCORD
White exterior with tan interior.
Five thousand five hundred $5,50.00
Good condition and transmission just changed
Call 325-3830 cell 565-7026


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TRIB 644A
NEW 2010 YAMAHA VX SERIES
WAVERUNNER.
Dependable and fuel efficient 4 stroke engine.
Excellent throttle response and quiet operation.
Wide swim platform w/ladder for easy boarding.
High 3 person cruiser seat,
call us today for pricing 393-0262.


2001-2003 CHEVY IMPALA
DODGE NEON
USED PARTS FOR SALE.
Call: 361-7181 or 636-6171


1996 CHEVY S10 AMERICAN TRUCK
Green exterior with grey interior. Good truck,
Solid. $2,800.00
1998 NISSAN SENTRA
Cell 556-0510


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Gt35r turbo kit for Rb25det $1800.00. -
Kit includes:
1) Gt35r turbo. Dual ball bearing internal
gate 14psi actuator .63 rear.
2) Brand new jecs 550cc injectors.
3) Brand new low mount turbo manifold
with spacers.
*4i P.I.T bcu electronic boost controller with
built in turbo timer and everything needed
for install.
5) Front/Dump pipe heat wrapped.
Everything is in perfect working order.
Guaranteed 400 plus wheel horsepower.
Cell 456-3370


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TRIB #644B
GENERATOR SALE.
The long awaited Yamaha ET950 is back. With
its lightweight, compact design combined with
Quiet operation and reliability, it's the # 1 choice
for portable power. Priced at $285.00 :
393-0262


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TRIB #643D
GENERATOR SALE:
NOW IN STOCK
Kipor KDE6700 Diesel generator. This
Generator comes electric start, in a sound
enclosure, very quiet and reliable.
Retail price was 1,900.00
now reduced to $1,450.00!Cash sale price.
Call 393-0262


TRIB i643
Generator Sale.
It's Hurricane Season again and time to prepare.
NEW Yamaha generators as low as $695.00!
very quiet operation and extremely reliable.
Models ranging from 2600 Watts to 6600 Watts
available.
Call: 393-0262



$19.99


BBF #912
HP 4GB Flash Drive Sale:
Store data, important files, videos, pictures and
take them with you. Works on any laptop or
desktop, just plug and play into any use port.
Price $19.99. 1 Year warranty.
Call 323.6315 TRIBUNE ISSUE. 79 008


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BBF #605
SONY AWS-G500 ANYCAST
All in one television and audio broadcast solution, 4-Video inputs/ 6-Audio Inputs, integrated
graphics totally portable asking $5000 ONO
ph# 324-8444







Wrtonl I$29.99


BBF #911
Norton Antivirus Sale:
industry leading protection against viruses,
npyware. Removes threats, causes no damage.
Scans constantly to stop future attacks. Price
$29.99. Call 323.6315.


Universal Laptop Chargers:
Charger compatible with most pc laptops. Fits
Dell, Acer, Toshiba, HP, Sony, Compaq, Fujitsu
Asus, NEC ad more. 90W with multiple
connectors. Warranty included. Price $39.99.
Call 323.6315;


BBF #928
MAGIC JACK VOIP TELEPHONE.
Use' your computer and Internet service so you
can mae.,c calls to the US and Canada with no
-non:ilv bill 1 Year Warranty included. Price:
3-9.99. Call 323-6315


CARIB GENERATORS
SUPER SILENT PERKINS, CUMMINS, ISUZU -
GENERATORS:
Automatic Transfer Switch, 100/200 gallon fuel tanks,
Deep Sea Controllers, Stamford Alternators, Weather Proof
Enclosures, Shipping & Customs Duties Included ....50% Deposit:
Isuzu 15kw Diesel $7,193.00
Isuzu 20kw Diesel $ 8,100.00
LIP6SOE Isuzu 24kw Diesel $ 8,525.00
Ricardo 30kw Diesel $ 8,354.00
Ricardo 40kw Diesel $ 9,318.00
S ......... Cummins 20kw Diesel $11,175.00
Curmm.r-. 30kw Diesel $12,046.00
SCumm.ns 40kw Diesel $13,250.00
Currmmr,,s 80kw Diesel $18,876.00
UK Perkins 30kw Diesel $12,102.00
t- 'K PerK.ins .40kw Diesel $12,445.00
-T r C rj PeKins 60kw Diesel $13,467.00
.._-- --m__ s--_' '_ ..P .... _'' U K Perkins 90kw Diesel $21,200.00
10KW TO 4000KW FACTORY DIRECT
NASSAU & FAMILY ISLANDS------- Phone 427-3749


BBF #925



PlayStation
Network Cards:
Purchase games,
MapPacks, demos,
and more. $10 card
for $15. $20 card
for $25.


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TRIB #449
BRAND NEW! CAR CD PLAYER
door speakers lor sale. $45.00
Piqneer w/remote MP3/ready $145.00
Pioneer w/remote USB/Ipod Mp3.ready $175.00
JVC w/remote mp3/ready $135.00
Pioneer 12E $125.00
Call for more details. 376-3655/325-0815


BBF #353


EPAD $190,
specs: 7 inch
touchscreen, 256 ram
memory, 2gb harddrive,
memory card slot, apps
market, wifi, ethernet /
usb adaptor included,
epad carrying sleeve
included, +$10 for a 4gb
memory card,
email:
crew242@gmail.com or
376-8704


TRIB #360
FOR SALE -BRAND NEW!
Nikon S3000 12MPdigital Camera
w/rechargeable battery $185
Olympus T100 12MP digital camera
w/rechargeable battery $135
Fujifilm J40 12.2MP digital camera
w/rechargeable battery $150
Ipod touch 8GB $295
Call 525-6223









TRIB #622
XBOX 360 KINECT $375.00 ONO
Brand new in box, kinect add-on for xbox 360
Call 677-5174 or 565-8791


DBBFr #60


PHONE 3GS 16GB FOR
$600,
,Phone 3g 16gb for $450
pr, #456-3781/454-7209
pnone comes with box in
mint
condition


TRIB #646


BLACKBERRY PEARL
WiFI. $199.00
Blackberry curve WiFI
$239.00
Blackberry Flip $229.00
HTC Dash w/windows &
wifi. $249.00
Cell 428-9161


DUAL SIM, MP3, MP4, WIFI
(TOUCHSCREEN)-PHONES $190,
Gps,fm radio, tv, bluetooth, apps downloadable
usb cord included Other dual sim phones
ranging from $65 Nokia 5030-$50 Wifi phone
and epad DEAL-$10 discount-370
Contact: email: crew242@gmail.com or 376-
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BBF #918
ACER EM + ACER MINI LAPTOP:
1 GB RAM; 160-250GB HD; WiFi; Windows 7;
Webcam; Card Reader. Anti Virus Software. 1
Year Warranty. Finance/LayAway from $349.99.
Call 323.6315


TRIB #285A
FOR SALE-BRAND NEW!
Toshiba/LG 32"LCD TV $585
Toshiba 42" LCD tv $860
Toshiba DVD player $75
pioneer DEH1300MP car CD player w/remote
$150
Free cordless phone w/every TV or CD player
purchase!!
Call 525-6223


1 $599.99


Dell Zino Desktop Special:
2GB RAM; 250 HD; CD/DVD RW; USB Ports;
Win Vista I 7 + More; Anti-Virus; Speakers; NOT
included. Finance/LayAway from $599.99.
Call 323.6315.


FRIB #345
GAMES AND ACCESSORIES FOR SALE
PS3, X-Box, Wll, PsP,PS2,
starting at $20.00 & up.
Tel:449-8024, 393-7986


$599. 99


3BF #921
HP COMPAQ COMPLETE DESKTOP
SPECIAL: 3GB RAM; 320 HD; CD/DVD RW;
USB Ports; Windows 7 + More; Anti-Virus;
Speakers included. Finance/LayAway from
$599.99. Call 323.6315.


3BF #920
IBM Lenovo Laptop:
Webcam; 3GB RAM; 250GB HD; CD/DVD
Burner; Windows 7; Anti Virus; 2.1 Ghz; WIFI
1 Year Warranty. Price from $559.99.
Finance/LayAway.
Call 323.6315.


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lirpport a 11 types %f auto parts, chiromn,
tep.s, .handles, gas cover, bed liners,
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SERVICES
Specializing in:
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We give new life to old tubs.
Rust! Leaks! Colour Change!
Dingy Looking!
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HALL FOR RENT

Telephone 425-2695
Over five thousand plus square footage
of open spaces with a view
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Parties .
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is offering
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for the month of November when you bring in this Ad.
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Also at
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Located off Soldier Rd & Prince Charles Dr
+in 3-storey yellow bldg.
telephone 393-1551


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East Street South & Malcolm Road


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TRIB #458
DELL LAPTOP DS 620 LATTITUBE 1.8 GHZ
PROCESSOR 1024MB DVD/CDRW XP
WIRELESS
Call 324-8471













BBF #789
Dell Inspiron 15" LAPTOP SALE:
Win Vista/7. CD/DVD RW. 2GHz. 2GB RAM.
160HD. WIFI. Card Reader. Anti-Virus. 1 Year
Warranty. Finance I LayAway from $499.99.
Call 323.6315.













FRIB #579
2 VERY NICE SLIGHTLY USED LEATHER
SOFAS
Wood bottom. $1200.00 ono
Ph: 362-0881 or 376-3940






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BBF #604
RED NOSE PUPS,
good bloodline, big boned, has first shots,
asking $600 for males and $650 for females
ONO ph# 454-2213/565-0675


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BBF #795
5 HP Compaq 15" Laptop Special:
Win 7. CD/DVD RW.'2GHz. 2GB RAM. 250HD.
WIFI. Card Reader. Facebook and Twitter
Ready. Anti-Virus; Fax Line. 1 Year Warranty.
Finance I LayAway from $499.99.
Call 323.6315.













BBF #788
ACER EM + ACER 15" LAPTOP Special:
2GB RAM; 160GB HD; Windows 7; CD/DVD
RW; WiFi. Card Reader; Anti-Virus Software.
1 YEar Warranty. Finance / LayAway from
$499.99. Call 323.6315


TRIB #634
MUST SELL! HALF BREED CHOWS
very cute$65.00 each ,
Apt size fridge.$180/ sofa $150.00 4498622


RIB #589
SHITZU PUPPIES FOR SALE
Male-S450
Female- S500
Call 324-2506


BBF #793
HP Laptop Special:
Webcam; Win 7. CD/DVD Burner. 2GHz. 3GB
RAM. 320HD. WIFI. Card Reader. Facebook
and Twitter Ready. Anti Virus. 1 Year Warranty.
Finance I LayAway from $599.99.
Call 323.6315.


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H.P. PAVILLION TX 2000
TOUCH SMART TABLET P.C.
Swivel screen, altec lansing speakers, windows
vista. Hardly used.
Cost $1,200.00, new $425.00
Call 424-0554 or 327-8086


6 weeks old, had first shot, very nice looking.
1 female, 5 males. $500.00 each.
Call 341-1369 cell 428-7998



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PITBULLS PUPPIES FOR SALE
Pitbull puppies with great ancestry, six males,
colours includes, blue, blue brindle and black
mixed with fawn and white. Serious inquiries
only. Contact 557-1756 Leave a message.


BBF #790
Dell + HP MINI LAPTOP SALE:
1 GB RAM; 160HD; WIFI; Windows XP or
Windows 7; Webcam; Card Reader; Anti Virus
Software. 1 Year Limited Warranty. Finance/
LayAway from $399.99
Call 323.6315





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TRIB #630
ROOFING GRADE PLYWOOD 3/4 "
$18 per sheet
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PARROT FOR SALE
4 year old tamed speaking Bahamian colors
Macaw Parrot for sale with big cage.,
Looking for a good home.
Tel. 364-8697


THIB #621



FOUR (4) HIGH
QUALITY SODA
VENDING
MACHINES
FOR SALE
$1500.00 each

Contact Mr. Mackey
@ 461-6134
Serious inquiries
only.


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PUPS 4 SALE
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left. Black, black
brindle, these pups
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TIRES 12"- 22" &
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OIL CHANGE SPECIAL $24.90
COOLANT LEAKS $35.00
BUDGET TUNE-UP $99.00 & UP (4 CYLINDER) C.V JOINT WHEEL BEARINGS $49.00
COMPUTER DIAGNOSTICS $40.00 V.I.P. MOBILE AUTO DETAILING $18.00 & UP
CD PLAYERS $179.00 & UP ALTERNATORS & STARTERS


In to09 FORD FUSION
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08 KIA SPORTAGE
09 MIT. LANCER GRAY
07 FORD SPORT TRACK
07 CHEVY COLORADO
07 HYU TUCSON BLK.
08 NISSAN ALMERA
06 CHEVY EQUINOX
07 CHEVY OPTRA BLK
07 TOY HILUX TRUCK
04 FORD EXPLORER
01 LINCOIN NAVIGATOR
03 FORD EXPLORER
06 TOY HIACE WT.
06 NISSAN ALMERA
07 NISSAN ALMERA
07 CHEVY COLORADO
05 TOYOTA HIACE WT.
00 FORD EXPLORER
05 NISSAN ALTIMA BLK.
05 HONDA ACCORD BLK.
04 GRAND CHEROKEE
01 HONDA CIVIC GRAY
08 SUZUKI VATARA
02 FORD EXPLORER
05 NISSAN SENTRA GR.
00 LINCOlN TOWN CAR
01 HONDA ACCORD
99 SSANG MUSSO GRN.
03 KIA KAREN /ELLEN
05 CHEVY COBALT
98 NISSAN BLUE BIRD
02 MIT. NITIVA RED
02 MIT. LANCER GRN.
05 KIA RIO WT.
00 LINCOIN TOWN CAR
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99 NISSAN TERRAN
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205140117 $100.00 2451301 22
2151451 17. $110.00 255130/22
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19" LCD.............................. $34995
26" LCD ................................ $5995
32" LCD............ ; .................. $99995
40" Sharp 1080p................... $119995
42" Plasma............................ $119995
Technical Pro 32" TV Stand wi Built in
Amplifier and Speakers
Just $449.95


LCD Television Wall Mount


Rosetta Street
Opposite British American
Tel: 325-8519 eFax 325-1800




DVD Players




Starting @ $59.95
BlueRay Players $27995



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Ductless A/C System
)00 BTU .............. $429.95
00 BTU .......... $499.95
W00 BTU ............. $699.95
000 BTU ............ $899.95

Wall Brackets also available!


Starting @ $39.95


Desktop Computers


Minl Laptop






Dell l~lnrd Laptop
Just- $54995
Enachine Mirni Laptop
Just- $49995


Apartment Size Fridge $499.95
Office Size Fridge $189.95


... Microwaves


Emachine Computer Systems
2GB Memory
320GBB Hard Drive
19" LCD Monitor
Windows 7
Just $69995


CustomBuiltPC's
Starting @ $450 00


Compaq 15.6" Laptop
Starting @ $79995


Starting @ $89.95


JBL 6 1/2" Speakers
Starting @ $89.95


Car CD Players
Starting @ $11995


Water Coolers

Cold/ Room

$1l9.95
Cold/' Hot


Delstar 7" NetbookPC
Starting @ $27995


Freezers "-


SStartinr i. $349-95


$199.95


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S18,700.00
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S16,600.00
-16,500.00
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S16,200.00
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3,400.00
3,300.00
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2,500.00
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1,500.00

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L REAL ESTATE I I REAL ESTATE i REAL ESTATE


KINGS REALTY
SERENITY
Tranquil and exclusive gated
community in Western New
Providence offering and
affordable lifestyle loaded with
- afienities including kids
playgrounds, pools, tennis
courts, basketball courts, club
house and more. Single family
lots starting at a mere $85k
secure yours now.
SERENITY ESTATE LOTS -
LOrge residential parcels
ranging from 30,500 sq. ft. :to
42,821 sq. ft. starting at only
$250k build your dream
home today.
NASSAU EAST NORTH
HOME
Lovely 2bed, 2.5 bath home
with wooden ceilings, security
bars, tiled throughout / Double
Car Garage.
Priced at $293,000.00.
NORMANS CAY ACREAGE
Four adjacent lots in world
famous Normans Cay, Exuma
totaling just under 2 acres with
panoramic ocean views and
414ft on the Exuma Sound
don't miss out on your
opportunity to own a slice of
heaven. Asking 1.6 million
TIKI VILLA NORMANS CAY
Fabulous remodeled 3 bed 3.5
bath beachfront villa in
Normans Cay with amazing
ocean views. Asian inspired
interior design this villa comes
fully furnished and equipped
with designer touches such as
IPE wood flooring and marble
baths. 2 million
SHIRLEY STREET
COMMERCIAL BUILDING
Looking for that ideal
commercial investment look
no further with this Commercial
Plaza ideally located for your
income generating investment
with four shop spaces each
with open space floor plan and
bathrooms to rent out. The
ground floor unit also has an
office area. The building has
fixed glass shop fronts that are
secure with security bars and
the ground floor units have
controlled entrances with
motion sensors. Each shop
space is climate controlled with
central air. $450k
SALES
CABLE BEACH: 2 bed, 2 bath
apartment with spacious living
and dining room and the only
unit with a personal utility
room. Swimming pool at
entrance of the complex.
Asking $259,000.
HONE: 323-8000
E-MAIL:
BAHAMAS@KINGSRE
ALTY.COM


KING'S REALTY

SEAWELL MANOR SUB: This
Single family 3,bed. 2 5. bath
home, is in'- a quitf.
neighborhood'Ths 2463 sq .fr
home is immaculately
maintained, includes a
separate living, family and
dining room, very spacious
kitchen, recessed lighting,
storage room, security bars,
and separate laundry room.
$316,000.00, ,. ,

BAHAMIA WEST'LOT: 20.775
sq. ft. tot 'asking. $217,000 a
steal of a deal as large lots in
the West are. a.rare find don't
miss this deal.
RENTALS
YAMACRAW HILL ROAD: 1 -
One bedroom, one bathroom
for rent unfurnished $600.00 a
month
YAMACRAW HILL ROAD: 1-
Two bedroom, one bathroom
for rent unfurnished $750.00 a
month
YAMACRAW HILL ROAD: 1-
Townhome style 2 bedroom,
1.5 bathroom for rent $900.00
a month
PHONE: 323-8000
E-MAIL:
BAHAMAS@KINGSRE
ALTY.COM


EXCELLENT INVESTMENT
New fully furnished duplex.
2 bed, 2 bath w/office space.
Large fenced back yard.
Alarm system.
South Bahamia. $285,000.
646-9734, 352-2472.


HILL TOP OCEANVIEW
CONDOS
Off West Bay St.
2 bed, 21/2 bath, wood floors,
all wood, kitchen with granite
counters, all throughout 1600sq
ft, gated with pool
For sale $325,000
For rent $2,500
Ph# 393-2864/558-2987

TRIPLEX
FOR SALE BY OWNER
Electric gate w/ wall fence
enclosed, 1, 2 &. 3 bedroom
with walk-in closet, wash
house, partially furnished,
landscaped. Appraised at
$440,000.
Call & make an offer.
363-1283 or 424-2844


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BAHAMAS

EXCLUSIVES
EXUMA! Two lots available,
each with 10,000SF'-" with
utilities nearly. penecr for
future investment or your island
getaway! WeD Ref. 564694
rice. $17 999
FOXDALE! ResidentIal lol nith.
11 ,.12SF with single/multi-
family zoning giving you various
options Web Ref: 564697.
Price: $150,000
FOXDALE! 3bd/2bt family
horhe in a well established
a. Features a well laid out
c' 06-**pith" with-- openri
living'dining & 'kitchen w
breakiast bar. Laundry room;
tiled. wall a/c. and, deck in ine
back yard. Web Ref: 564459
Price: $199,000 i
COMMERCIAL NASSAU STI
Lot features 10,777 SF, is
slightly elevated and has ample
room for your business venture!
Call today! Web Ref: 564322.
Price: $229,000
CABLE BEACH! Very
spacious condo. with 3bd/3.5bt.
Beach access and pool/sun
depk. :Lots of counter space
and storage in kitchen, ceramic
tilds/carpet throughout, ceiling.
fahs,' wall a/c units & lots of
wihdows. Web Ref: 564454
Price: $310,000
SANDYPORT! Premier canal-
front townhouse. 4bd/3.5bt end
unit features 2,444 SF of living
space not including porches
and a covered carport. Fully
fenced with a front yard and
there is a private deck, boat
dock and boat house! Web Ref:
563816 Price: $695,000
HARBOUR ISLAND! Ready for
immediate occupancy,
attractively furnished 2bd/2bt
with hardwood floors, well-
equipped kitchen with breakfast
bar and laundry closet, large
master suite & ample storage.
Rent while you're not there
Web Ref: 564437 Price: $1.1 M
GREAT HARBOUR CAY!
Canal front property with 105+/-
feet of canal frontage. Spacious
14,221SF property ; has a
duplex accommodating a
3bd/2bt apartment and a
lbd/1bt apartment.. Web Ref:
564604. Price: $1.25M
SALES
FREEPORTI 0.31 acre lot is
just right for you conveniently
located about 5 miles from
down town, restaurants &
shopping Web Ref:- 564732.
Price: $34;720
ANDROSI Two lots being sold
as one each being 100' x 200'
offering lots of space to build
your dream home and located
just south of the Congo Town
Airport In beautiful Andros.
There is 100' of road frontage
on Queen's Highway and being
200' deep. Web Ref: 564916.
Price: $55,000
Contact Bahamas Realty Ltd.
Ph: 242-396-0000
www.bahamasrealty.bs


I REAL ESTATE I





BAHAMAS

SALES
ABACO! Unfinished triplex -
finish to ,your taste! Completed
up to the belt beam, desirable
location, family neighbourhood--
:Nice .size .corner lot. Web Ref:
564619. Price: $125,000
SOUTH OCEAN! Large nmulti-
family lot located just off South
Ocean Blvd. with just under
12,500SF and approved zoning
for 5 townhouse units! Web
Ref: 564532. Price: $249,000
SAFFRON HILL! Prime qopean
virw residential lot in tele-'ated
s ubdivision located ',directly
opposite the ocean with 9,000
SF: Web -Ref: 5645t12 Price:
$320,000
FREEPORT! Beautiful -home
with 140' deep canal frontage.
Features 3bd+/3.5b+ and lots
.of space for family and friends.
Gorgeous terrace overlooking
canal, 16' ceilings, impact
windows,2-car garage & lts
more. Web Ref: 564357. Price:
$1.25M
FOR RENT
EAST BAY STI Centrally
located lbd/1bt condo with
harbour views. Private, secure
complex featuring a pool, gym
& conference room. Close to
restaurants, marinas,
downtown & Paradise Island.
Web Ref: 564931. Price:
$1,500 p/m
PARADISE ISI With swimming
pool, lush tropical landscaping
and just minutes from all the
activities of Atlantis & a short
walk to the beach this 1lbd/1lbt
apartment is offered attractively
furnished and features a
comfortable layout. Web Ref:
564935. Price: $1,500 p/m
MOUNT VERNON! Charming
2bd/2bt condo overlooking pool
in upscale neighbourhood.
Features include a covered
patio, central air and a lush
garden. Offered tastefully
furnished. Web Ref: 564933.
Price: $2,000 p/m
THE GROVEl Immaculate
3bd/2.5bt furnished townhouse
located in gated community.
Fully equipped kitchen with
energy star rated & other eco-
friendly features, spacious
living areas, wrap-around
custom built deck & gazebo.
Electrical shutters, central air &
2-car garage. Web Ref:
564708. $3,850 p/m
PARADISE IS! Spacious
3bd/3.5bt apartment has
unmatchable harbour front
views and location. Ground
floor apartment has large wrap-
around patio overlooking the
pool, marina and views beyond.
Web Ref: 564934. Price:
$5,000 p/m
Contact Bahamas Realty Ltd.
Ph: 242-396-0000
www.bahamasrealty.bs


REAL ESTATE |




Allied Realty

(242) 362-2858
'wwwaodmadre\tvbohanamas.cm
-H; omes/Apartments.

0518 Chazon Estates 3bed
2bath. $298,000.
0597 :Coral Vista Luxurious
4bed 2.5bath with attached
2bed Ibath unit. $550,000.
0759 Nautica 3bed 2.5bath
townhome in gated community.
$475,000.
0705 .Coral Harbour executive
3bed 2 Sbatn wih office:'
S550.000
0772 Carmichaei commercial
-plIza $400,000;. .,
0763 Coral Harbour new
townhouse 4bed 3bath.
$395,000.
0776 Westridge luxurious 5bed
4.5bath split level. $2.2M. -
0773 Highpoint Brand new
3bed 2.5bath townhouse.
$290,000.
0703 Coral Harbour 4bed
2.5bath $350,000.
0770 Sea Beach 2bed- 2.5bath
townhouse. $290,000.
0781 Lynden Pindling Estate
3bed 2bath $235,000.
0784 Baflou Hill South
commercial with food store and
warehouse. $1,600,000.
0786 Coral Harbour single
family 3bed 2.5bath. $299,000.
Vacant land
0769 Jacaranda cleared and
ready to build 100x120.
$150,000.
0780 Westwinds single family.
$125,000.
0775 Westridge multi-family
15,000+ sq. ft. $219,000
0763 Coral Harbour single
family 83x1 05. $110,000.
0594 Hooper's Bay Exuma 6
acres. $525,000.
0764 Gleniston single family
100x100. $115,000.
0756 Boatswain multi-family
85x85. $80,000.
0627 Westridge single family
1.01 acres. $390,000.
0778 Long Island clarence
town 1/2 acre $35,000 and 1
acre $65,000.
Rental
Coral Harbour 3bed 2.5bath
executive. $4,000.
Coral Vista 4bed 2.5bath
furnished. $2,700.
Coral Harbour 4bed 2bath.
$2,000.
Tel/Fax: 362-2858
Mobile: 424-8929


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TRIPLEX LOTS, off Cowpen
Road. $88,000. Call 324-1413,


rSALCAL HOMES
Newly built homes
TP 3-bedrooms, 2-bath .
on St Vincent Road, $215,000
ALCAL HOMES
3-bedroom, 2-baths, a
GoldenGates #2. $210,000
We offer Packages
3-bedroom, 2-baths
STARTING FROM $179,000
3-bedroom, 1-baths $170,000,
2-bedroom, 1-bath $165,000
2-bedroom, 1-bath $160,000
Tel:433-7927, 394-2743,:
436-2011, 341-8373.



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SALES -LOTS
3754 Adelaide residential
acreage overlooking the creek
$495k
3132- .Westridge residential lot
(120'x205') $346,500 -

Call 362.5219 / 326.6441
www.moskorealty.corh

PROPERTY FOR SALE
Windsor Bay, Grand Bahama
1/3 acre $55,000
Phone 544-2335
MARSHAL RD PROPERTY
98x70 Appraised @ $80,000
Price negotiable. Call 676-
3562, or 426-2411.

FOR SALE
WESTRIDGE: 1.0148 Acrebt,
$350K Net. Serious enquiuaes
only. Call 457-4185 to view.

FOR SALE BY OWNE,
PROPERTY 50x100.
Joan's Height,. East Street.
South. $60,000 ono
Tel 324-8849.'

CANAL FRONT
Two bedroom 1.1.2 bath c I4=
front townhouse @ $300,0
pre-construction price. Co r It
us at 242 362-2555/6 '
Email:rwhyms@coralwavelln
www.venicebaybahamas.









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St. Albans Drive off West Bay
St. walk to beach:
Large 2 bed 2 bath furnished
condo $189,000
Gardens Hills: 3 bed 2 bath
house, $210,000
Off Marshall Road: 2 bed 1
bath Duplex $225,000.
Rawson Court: 3 bed 3 bath
Condo, Exceptional Sea View
$399,000
Glengarriff Gardens: Two
Storey Home 4 bed 2 bath
$418,000
Sandford Drive: 3 bed 2.5
Bath House $450,000
Sea Breeze: Executive 4 bed 3
bath house with Tennis Court
on two Lots $463,000
Sulgrave Manor: 2 bed 2 Bath
Townhouse $475,000
Westward Villas: 3 bed 2.5
bath full A/C Town House
Condo Front and rear
balconies, garage, pvt yard'
$495,000
Meeting Street: Split-level
building ideal for Office,
reduced for quick sale
$215,000.
Carmichael Road: Large
Commercial Building $595,000
Blue Hill Road South:
Commercial building $600,000
Oakes Field: Commercial
Building 23,700 sq ft
warehouse and office 1.1 Acre
land$1,500,000
Foxdale Sub. Lot $65,000
Claridgedale Sub. Corner lot
$63,000
Serenity-Gated. Single & Multi
Family lots starting @ $80,000
South Seas-Gated: lots
starting @ $83,796
Coral Breezes- Family lots
starts @$99,500
WestwindsGated Lot $113,900
Lyford Hills great living, Lots
starting @ $117,600
Airport industrial Park
10,085sq. ft. $115,000
Destini Lakes: lots starts @
$99,000
Coral Vista -Large corner lot
$137,000
Jacaranda Gated Lots starts @
$143,000.
Charlottesville-Gated Lot
$150,000
Saffron Hill lots Starting C@
$175,000,
Off West Bay: Large M/F Lot 2
mins from beach $200,000
South Westridge: With Lake
View $237,000
Balmoral Gated: lots
$238,000.00
Indigo -Out West Lot with Sea
View $240,000
Infant View Road: Large lot
$250,000
Serenity Estates lots 100 x
304 $250,000.00
Westridge: Large lot 1.2 Acres
$390,000
East Street: Large Commercial
Lot w/ Structure $400,000
West Bay Street: 1.55 Acres
$2,500,000
Family Island Lots
Freeport:Barbery Beach off
Queens Highway 30 Acres
$15,000,000
Ph: 328-2001 / 326-4400
Fax: 356-4044


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SALES LOTS
3754 Adelaide, residential
acreage ove, cooking the creek
$495k
3132 Westridge residential lot
(120'x205') $346,500
3738 Indigo: 60 x 100
residential lot in gated
community $175k
3568 Charlotteville 7,997 s. ft.
residential lot $154k
3766 Turnberry: 7,200 sq. ft.
residential lot in exclusive gated
community out West $145k
178 EXCLUSIVE Exuma
Regatta Ridge 10,000sf,
elevated with sea views lot
$100k-
3424 Summerhaven duplex
lot 6,500sf, great investment
$75k
3721 EXCLUSIVE Exuma
residential lot 10,000sf BS16
$6000
SALES
CONDOQ & HOMES
3759 Jacaranda: Brand new
4bed 4bth home $990k
"EXCLUSIVE"
238 EXCLUSIVE & PRICE
REDUCED Sandyport 4bed
3.5bth,home furnish $895K .
3791 Grove West home
4beds 4.5baths, pool, hilltop
elevation, spacious $825k
3739 Vista Marina 4bed 5bth
home furnish $520k
3630 Ocean West townhome
2bed 2.5bth $395k
3685 Ashford Villas 3bed
2.5bths $350k
3805 Beachfront Condo: 2
bed, 2 bath unit with beautiful
views $349,500
3717 Harbour Mews
townhome 2bed 1bth $316k
RENTALS
3804 Executive 3 bed,' 3.5
bath Condo with panoramic
views $7,500
3790 Grove West, home
4beds 4.5baths, pool, hilltop
elevation, spacious $6500pm
3387 SP townhome 4bed,
3.5bth furnish $6000
3535 Caves Point 3bed,
2.5bth furnish $5000
3707 Blair home 4bed 3bth
furnish $4000
3767 Eastern rd home 3bed
3bth furnish $3950
3781 Sandyport Condo 3 bed,
3 bath unit with spectacular
views $3,500.00
130 EXCLUSIVE Nautica
condo 3bed 2.bth furnish $3400
3320 Prospect ridge condo
2bed 2bth furnish $1800
3807 Westridge spacious,
tastefully furnished 2beds bath
Cottage, connect with nature
$1,800
3798 Sea Beach estates -
Newly built 2beds 2.5baths
furnished town home $1700
(includes water & Basic
Cable)
EXCLUSIVE Sea Beach
estates Nicely furnished and
spacious 1 bed 1 bath unit
$1,400
Call 362.5219 / 326.6441
www.moskorealty.com


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VACANT LOTS
ADELAID 75x97 $75,000
BACARDI ROAD. corner lot
74X100 w/Foundation $90,000
BREAD FRUIT St. Pine Wood
50 x100 $65,000
CARMICHAEL ROAD (off)
52X73 $40,000
COWPEN ROAD 50X130
$93,000
CORAL BREEZE EST. 60X100
$99,500
DORSETVILLE (corner lot) 50
x 100 $72,000
ENGLESTON 'TUFU CL.' 100
X 101 $90,000
GAMBLE HEIGHT. 60X100
$77,000
HIGH POINT Duplex Lot 7,800
sq.ft. $140,000
JOE FARRINGTON ROAD.
100x120 $195,000,
LYFORD HILLS Est. 70X 131
$135,000
MOORES ALY Off WULFF RD
29X100 $55,000
PICKSTOCK EST. 57 x 101
$77,000
SANS SOUCI 224 X 69
$225,000
SANDILANCE ROAD. 40 X
145 $80,000
SOUTH SEAS SUBD. 80X100
$98,000
SPIKENARD ROAD 13,000
sq.ft. $150,000
STEP STREET 65 x 200
$140,000
SUN SET PARK corner lot
90X95 $116,000
WESTERN SHORES 60 X 137
$133,000
WESTWIND EST. duplex lot $
130,000
YAMACRAW EST. 87X100
$110,000
YUMA ESTATES, 6,530s/f,
$97,500.
HOUSE & Const.Packages
CHIPPINGHAM Lrg. 3BRM,
2BETH $185,000
CORAL BREEZE (constr.
package), 3BDR.2.5BTH,
$315,000
CORAL HARBOUR T/ Hse.
w/pool 2BDR 2.5BTH
$290,000
HANNNA ROAD new T/ hse.
2BDR 2.5 BTH $210,000
HANNNA ROAD new
T/hse.1BDR 1.5 BTH $-140 .
NASSAU VILLAGE main rd.
4Brm., 2Bth. $170,000
PINDLING EST. large
2Brm.2Bth. $180,000
PLUMBAGO apt. furnish
2Brm., 2 Bth. $ 125,000
ROYAL PALM, off Mackey St.
@belt stage $60,000
ROLLING HILLS 3BDR
.2.5BTH $310,000
SOUTH SEAS (constr.
package), 3BRM2.5 BTH,
$310,000
STAPLETON GRD Irg. 3BDR
2BTH w/2brm.apt $460,000
WOODS ALLY off Market St.
new 2Brm,2Bth.$150,000
YUMA ESTATES (constr.
package), 3BRD2.5BTH,
$330,000
Jones-Dixon Realty @
677-5443 42-4SALE


REAL ESTATE I


Bay St. & Victoria Ave
*Tel: (242) 323 0800/1
sales@RTBahamas.com
www.RTBahamas.com
Rentals
Bay Street Office Space-
Starting at $500 p/m
Culberts Hill: 2 Bed, 1 Bath
Apt. Fully Furn. Includes all
utilities. $1,100 p/m
Pride Estates: 3 Bed, 2 Bath
home, furnished with paved
driveway $1,300 p/m
Westridge: 2 Bed, 2 Bath Semi
Furn. Gated, washer & dryer.
$1,350 p/m
Sea Breeze Lane: 2 Bed, 2
Bath Fully Furn. Gated.
Washer/dryer $1,400 p/m
Off West Bay: 2 Bed, 1 Bath
Fully Furn. Incl.,
water,phone,cable,internet
$1,500 p/m
Carefree: 2 Bed, 1 Bath, Fully
Furn. Incl. water. Ocean & Pool
$1,500 p/m
West Bay Street: 3 Bed, 2.5
Bath Large Unfurn. Townhouse
$1,550 p/m
Sea Beach Estates: 2 Bed, 1.5
Bath. Semi Furn, granite, wood
floor $1,700 p/m
Cable Beach: 2 Bed, 2 Bath
Spacious. Fully Furnished
$2,000 p/m
Delaporte Condo: 2 Bed, 2
Bath. Furn, pool, bch, gated.
$2,200 p/m
Cable Beach: 2Bed, 2Bath.
Gated, Furn. a/c, near beach
$2,300 p/m
Westridge: 3 Bed, 2.5 Bath
Fully Furn townhome with pool.
Gated $2,500 p/m
Cable Beach: 2 Bed, 2 Bath
Oceanfront Gated, fully furn a/c
$2,500 p/m
Sulgrave Manor: 2 Bed, 2
Bath Condo with pool & beach.
$2,500
Paradise Island: 2 Bed, 2.5
Bath. Furnished with Pool.
$2,600 p/m
Office At Ocean Place- $2,500
p/m
Delaporte Point: Townhome, 3
bed 2.5 bath, furn, oceanfront,
gated, pools, beach $3,500 p/m
Sandyport: 3Bed, 3.5 Bath.
Fully furn w/dock slip. Kids
Allowed $4,000 p/m
South Ocean: 3 Bed, 3.5 Bath
4,000 sq ft. home with pool and
a/c $4,000 p/m


Bay St. & Victoria Ave
Tel: (242) 323 0800/1
sales@RTBahamas.com
www.RTBahamas.com

Bay Street night club $5,000
p/m
Sales
Residential/Commercial
Off Minnie St. Duplex Bldg
for sale, 2 Bed, 1 Bath each
side $150,000
Sir. Lynden Pindling 2 Bed,
2 Bath Home for sale. Unfurn.
Great Buy $165,000
San Souci: 2 Bed, 1.5 'Bath
Townhouse, semi furnished
with courtyard $180,000
Hilltop (2nd Terrace): 2 Bed, 2
Bath, a/c. View of Atlantis and
harbor $185,000
Bernard Rd -3bd 2bth home
attached 1 bd apartment -
$190,000
Kool Air Drive: Duplex for sale
in Excellent Condition 2 Bed, 1
Bath. $205,000
Resario West: 2 Bed, 2.5 Bath
Townhome w/pool, landscaped.
$239,000
Twynum: New 2 Bed, 2.5 Bath
Townhouse. Unfurnished with
deck $250,000
Off Hanna Rd: Duplex Building
Brand New. Burglar Bars
$265,000
Westridge: 2 Bed, 2.5 Bath
Condo, Gated Access, Pool.
$269,000
Stapledon Gardens: Duplex
for Sale. 2 Bed, 1 Bath
$285,000
Sandford Drive (West): 2 Bed,
2.5 Bath Townhome a/c, gated,
pool $290,000
Chazon Estates (Southwest
N.P): 3 Bed, 2 Bath Brand New
Home $299,000
Faith Ave: Restaurant with
attached 2 Bed, 2 Bath apt.
Brand New $330,000
Southern Breeze: Triplex Bldg.
A/C, 8,100 sq ft. Lot. $350,000
Marshall Road- Misty
Gardens Like New Triplex
Deal Reduce NOW $410,000
Off Prince Charles: 3 Bed, 3.5
Bath Home Unfurnished,
landscaped $420,000
Sunset View Villas: 5 Bed, 3.5
Bath with oceanfront views on
West Bay $750,000


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Bay St. & Victoria Ave
Tel: (242) 323 0800/1
sales@RTBahamas.com
www.RTBahamas.com

Bay Street night club $5,000
p/m
Sales
Residential/Commercial
Carmichael Road- Duplex,
home and land DEAL-
$800,000
Lots
Nassau Village: Duplex Lot 75
x 75 Only $65,000
East St. South: Duplex Lot 55
x 113 Brand new Subdivision
$80,000
Pride Estate: Duplex Lot 7,000
Sq.ft $85,000
Victoria Gardens: Duplex Lot
65x100 w/ footing & plans
included $85,000
Off Harold Road Triplex Lot
8,000 sq.ft $87,000
Balfour Estates West: Brand
New Approved Duplex Lots
ONLY $95,000
Marshal Road: Multi-Family
Lot 80 x 120. Beach Access
$95,000
Via Della Rosa: Triplex Lots
starting from $99,000. Only 5
left.
Off Carmichael Rd: Triplex lot.
63 x 122. $107,000
John Claridge Estates: New
on Eastern Rd. Corner Lot 80 x
111. $115,000
West Winds: 70 x 92 Ridge Lot
in gated community with
amenities $125,000
High Point Estates: 8,517 sq
ft. Large Single Family lot
$125,000
Spikenard Road- Cul-De Sac
Large Lot 90x150- $150,000
Highland Park: Single Family
Lot 13,000 sq ft. 150 x 90.
$165,000


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TOWNHOUSE LOTS
SEA BREEZE AREA
50x145
Starting @ $100,000
Financing available now!
NASSAU VILLAGE, HOUSE
Lot 50xl 00, $135,000
Phone 393-0897/393-0279,
Pat Rutherford








GROSHAM PROPERTY LTD.
OWNER'S LOWER PRICES
Oceanfront lot 80x90 EVES
Cable Beach. Ready for house
to be built, access to pool and
beach. $275,000
Oceanfront townhouse
for rent Compass Point
3 bed, 3 bath, pool, laundry,
unfurnished
$2,200 per month, lease.
Ask for RE Barnes 327-0806.

LOT FOR SALE
Coral Heights east, Coral
Harbour, 75x1 00. Asking
$95,000. Tel 565-4937.

TWYNAM near beach,
Townhouse on 8000 sq.ft, 1
bed, 1 bath units x2, $250,000.
Purchase or RTO.
E-mail: sanford5@hotmail.com

A & E INVESTMENTS
Duplex bldg., Silvergates. Lots
of extras, $14,250 down
2 Lots Exuma 3,000 down
Evansville Lot 70x116, $3,750
down
House or Duplex Package
5% down- Appraisers included..
Tel:364-4553

LOT & FOUNDATION
for Triplex w 1-bedroom +
a/c. Approved plan for triplex
six 53xl 11 Ford Close,
off Carmichael Road opp
Beverly's Kitchen, $125,000
Good deal
Call:454-9802, 326-4388.

LOT FOR SALE
Sandyport: Water Colour Cay
#28. Asking $280,000
Serious enquiries only
call 363-2084

LOTS FOR SALE
Off St Vincent Road
Triplex & Duplex -
Call 376-7553, or 356-5973.

THIS IS YOUR LAST
CHRISTMAS PAYING RENT
Give our Family the gift of a,
Home.
Call now for FREE Mortgage
Pre-qualification.
Call 426-7587, 225-4130.

WESTRIDGE LOT $259,000
Desperate Seller.
Get it before BAHAMAR
begins! Owner Financing avail.
Call 427-3588


REAL ESTATE

TOWNHOUSE OUT EAST,
Twynam Heights
2-bed, 2.5-bath, gated,
stainless steel appliances incl.
-c/air $259,000 Net.
Phone 466-5301.

PROPERTY FOR SALE
Single family property located
in Suffolk Subdivision over the
bridge in Freeport.
:$30,000 O.N.O
Call:533-2064
FOR SALE BY OWNER
18 Apts & two houses,
Good investment, fully rented
Close to P.I. Bridge.
Phone:465-2138 for price

FOR SALE BY OWNER
Gated community lot in South
9,000 s. f, $95,000
Tel:327-5929
jyo@coralwave.com

PRIME REAL ESTATE,
Blake Road north sea side
4.25acres,
Appraised $600,000/acre. Price
negotiate.
Call:676-3562, 426-2411.

PROPERTY FOR SALE IN
FREEPORT
Size 168x178x49
Utilities in place.
$30,000 O.N.O
Call:373-3362 / 443-6713

PROPERTY FOR SALE
SINGLE FAMILY LOT
John Claridge Estates
Off Yamacraw Hill Road
80x113, $115K obo
Call 558-8450/432-3103.
MANGROVE BUSH, LONG
ISLAND: Seaview lot for sale
by owner. 24,385sq.ft. (over
half acre).. Behind "Under the
Sun". 200ft. from main road.
$25,000.-
Tel (Nassau): 327-5237
KILARNEY SHORES
Lot for Sale by Owner
100' x 120'
Excellent location
$180,000
Tel:327-5929
jyo@coralwave.com

PROPERTY FOR SALE
Balfour Estates East, off
Carmichael Road, 122x63,
$85,000. Phone 426-1913, or
323-2593.

HOUSE
FOR SALE BY OWNER
Jubilee .Gardens,
3 bed, 2 bath, utility
room, newly renovated
kitchen with granite
counter tops.
Appliances, tankless
water heater, storage
.shed, generator, water
:tank washer & dryer,
hurricane impact
windows Included.
$181,000
Telephone 357-4759.


REAL ESTATE"

2-BEDROOU APT,
Landscaped, walled-in
For Sale $93,000.
Genuine inquires only.
Tel 676-3591, or 328-0413.
CHIPPINGHAM BAR with
many extras on 14,000 +square
foot lot.
Reduced to $375,000.
Call :426-7587, 225-4130





PROPERTIES FOR SALE
Sea Gull Gardens:
Residential lot 80x1 03,
$100,000
Off Cowpen Road, multi-family
lot 52x122, $77,000
Off Carmichael Road, duplex
lot 50x100, $65,000
Off Sea Breeze Lane, multi-'
family lot, 70x100, $90,000
Kilarney Shores, residential
lot 108x1 14, $130,000
Tropical Gardens; multi-family,
70x120, $120,000
Indigo, residential lot $195,000
Coral Vista, spacious 3-bed,
2.5-bath house $295,000
North Westridge, large multi-
family lot 23,000sq.ft. $345,0010

Tel :465-8951,
E-mail:aadderley @yahoo.com
PROPERTY FOR SALE
Located: Boatswain Hill,
Carmichael Road West, near
Coral Harbour round about.
Size:80ft-106ft. Elevated
property near lake.
Single or multi-family.
Price: $100,000.00.
Phone 477-6972.
HOUSE FOR SALE
3-bed, 2-bath, large yard,
fruit trees, single car garage,
in exclusive quiet
neighbourhood, High Vista Dr
off Eastern Road. Need little
TLC. Only $268,000 net.
Call: 395-0667 for appointment
FOR SALE
4 bedroom/ 2 1/2 bath house in
St. Andrew's Beach Estates.
Must see to appreciate:
Located near beach and
schools.
Asking $240,000 OBO.
Call 454-6354

FOR RENT
CORAL HARBOUR,
1 bedroom partly furnished
apt, water, cable, alarm
system, $600 monthly.
Tel 362-1195, or 395-6954.

BRAND NEW, very special,
1-bed, 1.5-bath Townhouse
Apt. $750/mth.
Phone 558-1940.


SFOR RENT
1-BEDROOM
Incl: fridge, stove, water, light,
burglar bars, fenced-in yard.
$650/mth.
Golden Gates'#1.
Contact Ms Aranha, 392-8822
ROOM FOR RENT
Water, light, cable and cooking
bathsroom-. Location Mason's
Addition. $125 per week.
Tel 326-8502, cell 395-5621.
2-STOREY BUILDING
FOR SALE
3 shop spaces.
323-2236/325-3439.
SHOP SPACES FOR RENT
$900,$1100.
Tel 323-2236/325-3439.

EASTone(1) & (2) two
unfurnished apartments.Water
Included. Tel: 341-7218

1-BEDROOM APARTMENT
Lincoln Blvd, $450 per month,
$350 sec. Water included.
(cable/telephone lines avail).
Ms Pinder, 393-8728.'

1 BED EFFICIENCY APT
Sunset Park, Carmichael Rd
Water, fridge,stove,security
screens, hurricane shutters &
cable included. Telephone
ready $600 monthly.1 st,last,
security $300
Tel:361-3880,454-0943

1 BEDROOM APARTMENT,
partially furnished, light & water
included, $600/mth, single only.
Call 364-0721 between 3pm-
7pm.
1 BEDROOM APT for rent.
Security bars, fridge, stove,
light, water included. Phone
328-0872.

1 BEDROOM, fridge, stove,
washer/dryer, A/c, water, $650.
Lazaretto Rd/Carmichael Rd.
Phone 433-0792.

1 EFFICIENCY, KEMP ROAD
SOUTH, light, water, cable,
stove, fridge, $140 per week,
$300 sec dep. 394-3737/ day,
356-6760/ evenings.
1- BEDROOM APARTMENT
very spacious. Phone,central
air, water and cable
included,semi-furnished, well lit
and secure yard. Central
location. Peardale off Wuiff
Road $600 per month and $500
security deposit.
$1,700 to move In.
Tel 326-7477 477-4887
BRAND NEW, LARGE,
2-bed/2-bath Apt,
Yamacraw Close, wooden
ceillng/b/bars/water/washroom,
cable/phone ready.
Enclosed yard.
Phone 364-0277.
ONE BEDROOM APT, partly
furnished and a/cond. $600 per
month. Carib Road. Phone 393-
9336, 9am-5pm.
ONE BEDROOM EFFICIENCY
light, water, cable; Internet,
$650 monthly, first, last plus
$200 security. 395-8170.


I FOR RENT I

3-BEDROOM HOUSE. Water
included, enclosed yard,
security bars and air-condition
1-BEDROOM APT. Water
included. St Vincent Rd.
1 BEDROOM, Sunset Park,
allutilities included
Phone 361-7827.

3-BEDROOM, 2-BATH APT
furnished. Inci: water, alarm,
central a/c, Whirlpool stainless
steel, appliances, dish washer,
washer/dryer Jacuzzi tub,
blinds, ceiling fans, cable,
phone and light ready.
Exclusive furniture and not far
from beach. $2,500 month.
Phone 322-8759, 434-8001.
4-BEDROOM, 3.5-BATH
townhouse for rent semi-
furnished asking $5200 per
month, Paradise Island.
swimming pool, private gate,
etc.
Tel:363-2084
A FULLY EQUIPPED Fine
Dining Restaurant for
Rent/Lease. Great investment
opportunity located in the
Western District. Must see.
Phone 4,67-6559/327-8827.











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Water included. No
children/pets. Phone 327-5472.
BEAUTIFUL FURNISHED
one bedroom, one bath cottage
located in gated community
near Old Fort Bay. $1050 per
month/one year lease, utilities
included.
One professional person.
Tel 427-7757, or 362-6451.
BOOTHS FOR RENT
Trensetter Beauty Salon
Booth for barber, beautcian
nail tech, spa. West Bay St, @
Sun Fun Resort.
Cafl 327-8827/467-6559.
BRAND NEW 2 bed, 1 bath.
burglar bars and water
included. Golden Gates #2.
$725 per month. 361-3411, or
431-6234.
ONE BEDROOM EFFICIENCY
FOR RENT
TEL: 364-8508.
BRAND NEW ROOMS
FOR RENT
Blue Hill Rd and Yellow Elder.
All utilities Included, phone, a/c,
Internet, etc. $125 weekly.
Call:362-2384, 6pm-9:30pm.
Job letter and copy of passport
or driver's licence


FOR RENT .

BRAND NEW townhouse, Kool
Acres. 2-bed, 2.5 bath, tiled
thru-out, granite counter top
w/upgraded kitchen cabinets,
ductless a/c units and much
more. 426-6276(M), or 323-
1872
summerbreezeapts@ hotmail.
com
BRAND NEW, for rent 2-bed,
1-bath apt located Malcolm
Allotment East inci blinds,
fridge, stove, washer, dryer,
central air &- water cable &
telephone lines avail, in quiet
area. $850/pm 1st and last
month rent. Sec deposit $400
contact 424-1195, 324-7398.
CAR WASH SPACE
FOR RENT
Pinewood. Pressure washer,
vacuum, water & light included.
$350 moves you in. 445-6394.
CARMICHAEL NEAR BFM 2-
bedroom, 1-bath, enclosed
yard, w/wsec system & bars.
Water/cable included. Phone
395-9452.
CHARMING 3-BED, 2 BATH
HOUSE IN THE EAST
Private parking remote access.
Cetral a/c,, top of the line
kitchen and appliances
Jacuzzi tub, large backyard
with basketball court,$1800
p/m. Tel:357-3423
COMPLETELY FURNISHED
beautiful two bedroom, one
bath. Stapledon Gardens. Just
bring your clothes. $1100 per
month
Tel: 376-4100/362-4100
CORAL HARBOUR, furnished
1-bed/-bath apartment, water,
light, cable, internet included.
$550.00. Phone:362-2058.
$5 viewing deposit.
COTTAGE: All
uiitiities,b/bars,a/cdinette set,
$750 prri. $1700 to move in. Off
Carmichael
Tel:565-9835 or 422-3962
COZY 2 bed, 1 bath apt in the
east, privateparking, a/c, in all
rooms, security bars, semi
furnished, control access to
property, $850/pm. 357-3423,
364-6914.
EFFICIENCY for Rent quiet
area, Sans Souci.
$500. per/mth, sec $500.
Light/water. Male only
Tel 449-8622
EFFICIENCY. ALL UTILITIES
included $700/mthly.
Garden Hill's No 3. 535-6322.
ENTIRE BEAUTY SALON
FOR RENT
TEL 455-3024.
EXECUTIVE HOMES
FOR RENT
East, West or Paradise Island
$1,000, $1,500, $2,000, $3,000
Gated community, beach, pool
From a cottage to a mansion.
Just call 393-0868, 454-1230,
393-2559
FOXDALE SUB. one bedroom
furnished apt. for rent. $2,000
p/w. f/l/w rent, $300 s/d
Tel:324-6389


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FOR RENT
FULLY FURNISHED 2-bed/1-
bath apartment.
Located near Bay & Nassau
Streets, $1,200 per month.
Call 356-7070.
FULLY FURNISHED efficiency
Tel 544-9277, 426-4425.
FULLY FURNISHED efficiency
water, light, cable, included.
$500 monthly, $200 security.
Phone 324-5475. -
FURNISHED ONE BEDROOM
FOR RENT.
LIghl.waler.cable.aic included
Telephone.
364-3624 or 429-7466
FURNISHED ROOM OR RENT
All utilities included.
Males only.
Phone 392-3944.
GATED 1 BEDROOM APT
FOR RENT located in the
Eastern District, fully furnished,
stackable washer/dyer move-in
. ready. Perfect for single
person. Must see to appr. $700
per month first, last and sec to
move in. Contact Mrs Rolle,
364-5836,/225-0868.
GATED COMMUNITY,
EFFICIENTLY CONDO,
centrally located, fully
furnished, a/c, pool, washing
facility in complex. Water
included. $725 monthly. 448-
0909/424-0712
0 GOLDEN GATES #2
Spacious 2-bed, 1 -,bath, fridge,
stove, security bar, enclosed.
Ist/last, deposit. $950/mth.
Tel:376-8808.
GOLDEN GATES #2.
WINDWARD ISLEWAY
2 bedroom, 1 bath refrigerator
and stove, security bars, $600
a month. First and last $300
security deposit. Contact 565-
2326
HANNA ROAD: Large, 2
bedroom apt. Includes, water,,
security bars, blinds, $725/pm
$200 sec. Phone 327-6899
HIGH VISTA CLOSE
2-bedroom, 1-bath apartment
$750. All amenities
1st/last/security dep. $400
324-9357/535-8599
HOUSE FOR RENT 3-bed, 2.5-
bath, by the sea, Yamacraw
Road. 364-5253.;
JOAN'S HEIGHTS EAST,
semi-furnished 1-bedroom apt.
All appliance blinds, water,
living room set (optional).
$650/pm. 392-5364.
MAISHA NATARAJI
CONDOS
Spacious, gated, secure and
affordable. 2-bed, 1 1/2-bath
units available. Air-eonditioned,
cable and Internet ready -
all major appliances installed.
$1,000. per month.
Ask about rent to own options.
By appointment only.
Tel 324-7254, 10 to 4pm.'
325-4856, 294-8950, 393-
1074, 424-0410
E-mail:'
maishanataraji242@gmail.
comr
MATURE LADY seeks job as:
caretake elderly, houeskeeper,
days worker.
Tel: 433-4478.


FOR RENT
MEETING ROOM
SUITABLE FOR SEMINARS,
MEETINGS OR CHURCH
GROUPS 324-4625
MONTAGUE VILLAS, Village
Road, fully furnished air-
conditioned, one-bedroom
apartment, in gated community,
pool, wash house, $1,000 per
month, $260 per week. IncI:
electricity/water.
Call 376-5888.
NASSAU EAST:
4 bedroom, 2.5-bath,
security bars;
large, enclosed yard, stove, a/c,
quiect area.
Call:-325-5228 after 5:30pm.
NEAR PARADISE'ISLAND.
1-bedroom, 1-bath, furnished,
$700 per month, Water
included. No children/no pets.
Phone 376-4881.
NEW semi-furnished
apartments, Sandilands Village,
$750/pm 2-bed/1 -bath,
$600/pm, 1-bed/1-bath. Central
A/C, security bars, wash house,
fridge/stove. Enclosed yard,
very quiet & private. Firt/last,
$500 security. 422-3209, 428-
7185.

NEW YEAR'S
SPECIAL
For rent 2-bed, 1-bath Apt
located on Ferguson Street
including fridge, stove, washer,
dryer, central air, water &
security bars, cable &
telephone lines available,
enclosed yard. Ample parking
space in quiet area, 1st & last
months rent. Security deposit i
$300 Contat:393-1653,
433-6743.
NEWLY BUILT
2 bedroom apartment, $75.Q
unfurnished, .
1 bedroom $600
semi-furnished.
Water included.
Tel 322-5118, 433-4958
Located: Bellot Road,
off Gladstone Road.
NEWLY BUILT APTS. 1-
bedroom unit, A/C, fridge,
stove, $700/month plus first,
last.
2-BEDROOM UNIT, a/c, fridge,
stove, $800 month plus first &
last.
Tel:392-3463/535-5483.
NEWLY BUILT, fully furnished
1-bedroofn apartment, Fox Hill.
$650/mth, first and last, $200
deposit. Phone 364-0014.
NEWLY. BUILT, 2 bedroom, 1
bath, a/c, ceiling fans, burglar
bars, washer and dryer hook
up.. Fridge & stove Included,
$750. Tel: 341-4667
1-BEDROOM UNIT, quiet area,
all utilities, A/C included.
$850/mth. Ph 394-6104.
1-BEDROOM APARTMENT
utilities, semi-furnished,
$795/mth, $300 sec. 465-7569.
OFF. PRINCE CHARLES, one
bedroom, gated, semi-
furnished, water included.
Washer & dryer. $700/mth, first
and last and sec. Tel 363-1283,
424-2844.


FOR RENT 1
NEWLY RENOVATED
efficiency for rent, unfurnished.
All utilities. Soldier Road east,
$160 per week, first, last plus
$350 sec. Phone 394-3555.
OFF PRINCE CHARLES, two
bedrooms, gated, semi-
furnished, water included.
Washer & dryer. $800/mth, first
and last and sec.
Tel 363-1283, 424-2844.
OFF ST ALBAN'S, newly built
spacious, 2 bed, 2 bath, $1,200
central air, semi-furnished,
fridge, stove, washer, dryer,
enclosed yard, whirlpool bath,
Contact:427-0998, 328-4591.
OFF ST VINCENT ROAD.
Furnished 1-bed/1-bath,
spacious, enc, s/bars, water &
.gas. $700/pm. Couple, 1 child
preferred.
323-4626, or 468-8600.
OFFICE/SHOP SPACE
FOR RENT
Located: 7th St, 50ft from
Robinson Road, upper level &
lower level available.
Phone 325-1169.
ONE AIR-CONDITIONED
BEDROOM APT, Sans Souci,
Available nowl
Completely furnished,
ohe bedroom Apt, full
bathroom with large.walk-in
closet, full kitchen, including
washing machine,
all appliances are brand new.
Utilities included: light, water
and cable, premises Internet
and telephone ready
Rent $900, first/last'months,
Single occupancy, preferred.
Ideal for professional person.
Quiet environment,
(premises enclosed).
Phone: 326-7218
364-8072(nights)
556-4567(cell)
ONE BEDROOM
semi-furnished apt.
Colony Village $650.00.
Water and laundry facilities
included.
Call 364-2773/376-0979
ONE BEDROOM APT for.rent.
All utilities included, Fridge and
stove. $700/mth. Malcolm Road
West.
Contat 454-6746, or 341-9033.
1-BEDROOM APARTMENT
$875/mth. Water, fridge, stove,
-microwave, dishwasher, stack
washer/dryer, central-air, direct
TV. Out East. 544-3824.
2BED/2BATH VILLA PI
private. pool,enclosed garage,
generator, central and window
a/c,alarm,hurricane shutters;
barswater holding tank. $3,000
per month. Call 457-4185 to
view, Serious inquiries only.
NEWLY BUILT: 2-bed, 1-bath,
semi-furnished, water, cable
fridge, stove, a/c, security
system, $775/rrth, first/last,
plus $350 sec dep.
.Tel:341-6289/456-6091.
ONE BEDROOM STUDIO,
furnished, light, water & cable
Included, off Carmichael Road.
1st and last week plus week
secuirty deposit 'required to
move in. No pets, no kids. Tel
361-1335 or 359-0027.


ONE BEDROOM, unfurnished
apt, Johnson Road Est. $500
monthly. 525-5020, 364-2105.
ONE RROM FOR RENT
with private entrance.
Furnished. Light/water/cable.
Single person only. $135. 324-
4557.
ONE-BEDROOM APT for rent
unfurnished, water included
Alarm, a/c, $600 per month,
$400 security deposit. 392-
5734, $1600 to move in.
PALM TREE AVE: Large, 1-
bedroom apt 'includes water,
security bars, blinds, washing
facilities, $600. sec dep $200.

PARADISE ISLAND APT
FOR RENT
Spacious 2-bed, 1-bath,
central-air, walking distance in
Cabbage Beach.
Asking $21,000/monthly. Phone
1393-7370.
PARADISE ISLAND, fully
furnished,air conditioned 2
bedroom apartment, pool,
washhouse,5 minutes walk to
Cabbage Beach or Atlantis.
$1,600 per month.
Call 376-5888
PARADISE ISLAND:
2 bed, 2 bath secure condo.
Attractively furnished turnkey,
with modern kitchen,
dishwasher; washer, dryer,
pool. Authorized Paradise
beach access $350 feet)
Rent $2,600/month.
Discount for long lease.
Phone 324-1457,;393-1760, or
cell 525-0160.
portroyaltownhouses.com
CABL BEACH 3-bed, furnished
pool, gated, close to beach &
stores. 225-75331 557-8980.
RENT/SALE "
3 bedroom, 2 ba th townhouse.
Partially furni hed, water
included.$1,2 00 per month.
Ph: 557-185i/225-7708
ROOM FOR RENT, light,
water, cable, ihone. &* gas.
$130 weekly, ;$300 security.
456-3834, or 392-6706.

ROOM WITH PRIVATE
ENTRANCE single bachelor
only. Utility included.. 341-
2970, 432-7431.
ROOMS FOR RENT
$130/WK,
LIGHT & WATER INCLUDED.
CABLE/PHONE AVAILABLE.
PHONE 394-3263
FOR DETAILS
ROOMS FOR RENT in private
residence w/separate entrance
all utilities included also cable
and Internet service. $150.00
weekly, first, last and deposit.
No kids/pets. Phone 322-
3885/557-2147.
ROOMS FOR RENT
Marathon $450 monthly,
utilities included.
Phone 431-2565.
Single female preferred.
SEA BREEZE, BEDROOM,
fully furnished, light, water,
cable. No children/pets. $750
per month, first, last, sec dep
$200. Phone 324-7985.


SANDYPORT CONDO
FOR RENT
3 bed/3 bath beautifully'
furnished overlooking
waterway. $3,200p/month
Call 427-3588.

SEMI-FURNISHED apartment,
Johnson Road, $525/pm 1-
bed/1-bath, a/cl security bars,
fridge/stove Enclosed, quiet
property. -First/last $300
security. 422-3209, 428-7185.
SHOP SPACE on Carmichael
$,1000 per month.
225-4130 or 426-7587.
SHOP SPACES AVAILABLE
Nassau Village, main road.
Spaces ideal for doctor's office,
web cafe or automotive shop.
Call 616-3562, 426-2411.






SHOP SPACES FOR RENT.
450sq.ft, water included.
Located Charles Vincent St.
468-7452/322-4260.
SHOPS FO RENT
Beauty Salon & Barber Shop
and Take-away Restaurnt
Busy area. Phone 324-1619.
SOUTH BEACH: 2-bedroom,
1-bath, fully furnished, a/c in
both bedrooms. Property fully
secured. -Water included $800
per month, $600 security
deposited. 457-4488, or 436--
2116.
SPACE FOR RENT
Showcase & desk included
$800 per month
Tel: 361-5976/445-5288/449-
8024.
SPACIOUS 1-BEDROOM
APT. West Street. South of
Meadow Street. Water & cable
included, enclosed yard, $550,
first & last $250 security.
Tel:425-3461/362-0752
SPACIOUS 2 bed/1 bath
Apartment, South Beach. $700
per month. 1st and Last month
plus $400 security deposit.
Water included. Amenities
include A/C ceiling fan in
bedrooms, security bars, cable
and phone lines available. Call
392-0659.
SPACIOUS one-bedroom apt
for rent. Ceiling fans, a/c, and
water included. $550 per
month,' Carmichael Road first
and last to move in with $400
security depsolt. Phone 456-
2701, or 556-9777 .
ONE BEDROOM APT
Fox Hill, $425 per month
Phone 324-5794
2-BEDROOM,
SEMI-FURNISHED HOUSE,
water included.
$750/.month, first, last plus ,
$600 sec dep.
Tel 324-8405, 544-1995
2-BEDROOM, 1-BATH APT
Springfield area. Water inci'd.
Enclosed yard, a/c, and c/fans,
1st, last & s/d. $625/pm. 324-'
0324.


STUDIO ALL INCLUSIVE
Light, water, fridge, stove,
$600/pm
1-BEDROOM, water included,
$600/pm
2 BEDROOM, water included,
$750/pm
Off Carmichael Road, by the
Mudd,
First, last, $500 sec deposit
required. 34140822, 449-8835,
436-5648.
SUMMER HAVEN. Christian
couple. Two bedroom apt, $650
per month. Call for more
information, 341-5174.

TWO 2-BEDROOM APTS for
rent. Equipped with alarm-
systems, surveillance cameras
& security screens. South
Beach, $750 per month.
Call 357-9614, 393-4697.
TWO 2-BEDROOM furnished,
ocean front house in Bluff,
North Eleuthera. Spectacular
view of sunset, huge landscape
yard & place to dock boat.
Long lease preferably,
$2,000/ month.
Cali:1-242-364-6700
TWO BEDROOM APT,
unfurnished, Sunshine Pk.
$650/mth. 392-0829, 456-5602.
TWO BEDROOM APT.
SWater and air cond. -
Blue Hill south, Gable HeTghts,
$675/mth, $400 sec. No pets'
392-8822/422-3178
TWO BEDROOM for rent
includes a/c, burglar bars,
water and completely fenced-in,
$600 per month, $1500 to
move in.
#67 Joe Farrington Road,
off Fox Hill Road, Apt #1,
467-9035..
TWO BEDROOM, 1 BATH,
partially furnished apartment.
Tropical Gardens. $1,100 per
month.
Tel 458-7930, 577-0770.
TWO BEDROOM, fridge, stove
water a/c, security bars
$750/mth. Tel 341-7085, 525-
7394.
UNFURNISHED 2-bed, 1-bath,
utility room, burglar bars, a/c
Units. $750. Phone 436-6678.
UPSTAIRS
SHOP/OFFICEFCHURCH
SPACE
FOR RENT.
EAST ST SOUTH AREA
TEL: 436-9006
WEEKLY RENTAL.
Attractive, quiet, fully equipped,
one bed Apts in Blair. A/C,TV,
internet, parking, laundry.
Near downtown & PI.
$250 to $350/week.
.Tel 394-1711..Cell:565-7283.
WESTWIND SUBDIVISION.
Gated community. 24-hi
security. Swimming pool, tennis
court, 2 bed, 1 bath apt,
w/fridge, stove, washer, dryer ,
a/c, blinds, water Included.
$1,000 per month, $800. sec
dep. Tel 432-9332; after 7pm
-327-9036.
1 CRAFT BOOTH
1 DELl BOOTH
FOR RENT
CALL 326-0115 for details.


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1-BEDROOM APARTMENT for 2 BEDROOM 1 BATH PADI DIVING INSTRUCTOR or TWO BARBERS NEEDED to 30 FULL TIME SECURITY 2 FARM LABOURERS wanted
rent. Includes: Water, cable, apartment of Theodore Ln off Dive Master, good attitude well run barber shop. OFFICERS NEEDED please call 1-242-334-4611
burglar bars, smoke detectors, Harold road. include central air, spoken, like -working with Serious inquiries only. .Between the ages of 25-55yrs
a/c in bedroom, access to coin fridge, stove and washer. people, work any day of the Phone 362-1497, cell 454-2408 Must be well groomed and a AVON
washer and dryer on premises. Private yard. $800 per month, week. Two reference, passport good performer
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deposit, $350. security deposit. Call 328-1819. record. No phone calls. Apply in Math and English language Be able to pass a background Telephone:
Located: off p W $Saunders person at Bahama Divers, East tutors for High School level investiaton and drug 361-5556, 429-4922
Highwayunders 2-BED APARTMENT Bay St, between 9:30am to students. Also Chinse, French screening kempcorp@hotmail.com
393-2455/395-4348, 424-4792. water, cable included, $650 per 11:30am & Spanish tutors *Must be willing to work shifts,
Month, Ridgeland Park.West. ______________ ______ Ph:433-3503 weekends, holidays and A QUALIFIED, experienced
1-BEDROOM APARTMENT, Phone 326-0406 or 525-9182. BARBER NEEDED for WANTED PADI DIVEMASTER overtime, third grade teacher is needed to
fridg, tove, ac, security bar 2BEDPinewood barber shop. or Rescue Diver to work for Call Mon-Fri 9a.m. 325-6170/4 begin working in January 2011.
cable. First, last, $600/pm, 2-BED, 1-BATH APARTMENT Call 4311058. small out island dive company Must have a Bachelor's degree
Sec dep $600. ductless A/C, bars, tiles, cable small out island divecompany in Education and at least two
T _eboat handling experience and FARM LABOURER needed on ye s x ri c i t he
Tel:341-0992. alarm security $300, $750 NOW HIRING boat handli experience an baco experience in the
1-BEDROOM APT FOR RENT monthly, first, last. In the 3 Cooks specializing in Chinese mechanical ability plus. Only Contac 367-0549 classroom.
Central air, fridge, stove and Cowpen Road area, cuisine. Send resume to: PO drug free Bahaman applicants Contact: 367-0549 Please fax resume to 394-4790
water included. Tel 361-2389.. Box SS-5155, Nassau. need apply. Accomodations FARM LABOURER needed onor e-mail resume to:
waterincl .provided. Send resume to Abaco teachingposition2011@gmail
Contact Mrs Johnson between 2-BED, 1.5-BATH Townhouse, LIVE-IN MAID wanted. diveguana@yahoo.com or call Contact: 36-0549 teachingposition2 mail
the hrs of 6pm-8pm, Bacardi Road, central-air, water Must be able to cook. 2423655178 Cna:3-04cm
Tel:361-1006 Mustincluded. Granite counter topsto cook. Fast growing preschool needs
teD6p1M-dP, Ganh houseon regrets sCal 359-0223. WANTED: Electrical Engineer TEACHERS ALUMAWORX is looking for a
1-BEDROOM APT, wash house on premises willing to work on commission Call for info at junior draftsman proficient n
Chestnut St, Pinewood $90"0/m r EXPERIENCED MAID needed basis in sales related field. No 356-7085 or 676-2733. AutoCad. Applicants will be
Gardens, $475/mth, first, last Ph 525-835 or 428-2137 for a small hotel. E-mail experience necessary forward given a written exam to
plus security. 2-BED,1-BATH, silver Gates, resume to resume to: GARDENER /HANDYMAN determine their qualifications.
1-BEDROOM EFFICIENCY security, fridge, stove, blinds, bahamasjob2010@gmail.com prometheussystems@gmail. T ELEP DED Bring resume & clean police
APT Sunset Park Carmichael c/air,-water, $850/pm,first, last com _TELEPHONE364-3431. record to Thompson Blvd &
Rad. Water, fridge, stove, sec sec, $500.Tel:225-0685, PROGRESSIVE SERVICE Farrington road next to Esso
Wterricge shtoese 552-6079, 566-9077. ORIENTED COMPANY looking PROFESSIONAL CAR WASH HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED gas station. 323.0055
screens, hurricane shelters and ood people SERIOUS WORKER to care for baby and do light
forATIahousework. $160fpw.
cable included. Telephone 2-BEDROOM APT DI SEL NEEDED. housework. $160/pw. ALUMAWORX is looking for a
eady $600 monthly, first, last, MILLER'S HEIGHTS, TECHNICIAN/MACHINIST PHONE 544-2221, 392-5020. Tel 436-1351, 364-5238. sales person with five years
sec $300. 361-3880,.454-0943. A/c, burglar bars, water Prior experience on repairs to experience in the aluminum
included. Phone, cable, washer heavy trucks mandatory. SALES ASSOCIATE NEEDED HOUSEKEEPER/NANNY shutter & railing industry
RENT TO OWN & dryer hook-ups available. Experience repairing Must have at least a high needed English a must, Applicants will be given a
SINGLE STOREY BUILDINGS $700.00 per month. 361-1374. Spahish a plus. Must have Applicants will be given a
perfect $700.00 per month. 3611374. international Mack, and school diploma, pleasant have written exam to determine their
nursery, on the main strip 2-BEDROOM APT, fully Cummins engines and personality, be neat in references. 424-6287. qualifications. Excellent
Kennedy Subdivision. secured, $650/pm, 1st, last electronics necessary appearance, hardworking, JUNIOR STYLIST/SHAMPO communication skills required.
Water and cable included plus sec dep. $400. Water Extensive experience in reliable honest and pays jR S IST/HAM O b is commissioned based.
Asking $2,700 per month included on Concha Rd, off Sea machine shop repairs to diesel attention to detail. BGCSE ASSISTANT Bring resume & clean police
Beauty School grad.
Serious inquiries only Breeze Lane, Phone 324-7823, engine parts mandatory. Top certificates are a plus. Mail .record to Thompson Blvd &
Call 326-6104/423-5050/ 434-9050. wages. Uniforms furnished after resume to: The Manager, PO P Farrington road next to Esso
probationary period. Box N8477, Nassau, Bahamas EXPERIENCED NAIL gFassngton road next to Esso
395-8021. 2-BEDOOM APT, semi- Please come by and fill ut an Bahamas. TECHNICIAN, Commission. gas station. 323.0055
furnished with fridge and stove. QUALIFIED MACHINISTS Send resume to:
1-BEDROOM EFFICIENCY furnished with fridge and stove, application, and give us your QUALIFIED MACHINISTS Send resume to: "!-
Water and electricity included resume at Bahamas Mack AND WELDERS to work in info@colorshairstudio.com, LOST
fridge, stove, a/c, light, water, $775 per month, $200 security 326-0177
cable @ $650/pm first, last & deposit. Marshall Road. 341- Road, Nassau, Bahamas shop. Apply at The Print Sho
security deposit $400 due at 5540. Road Nassau, Bahamas. Miramar House, Bay & Christie LIVE IN/OUT Housekeeper MISSING PASSPORT
signing. Phone 392-8913 & anStreetsaMonday-FridaydandNDaPAINTEDgTILESn....d.
376-1508. 2-BEDROOM FOR RENT PROGRESSIVE SERVICE Streets, Monday-Friday and Baby Caregiver needed. AND PAINTED TILES ....by
Blu Hill South, A/C, burglar ORIENTED COMPANY looking between 9am-5pm. Mature female reliable and Latisha Bastian Knowles,
1-BEDROOM, fully furnished bar, free cable, $650 per for a honest person. Call 376-0979. please call no questions asked.
apt, $700/pm. Obediah Road, month, first, last and $400 General Manager LIVE-IN MAID needed ASAP. 449-8622
off Springfield Road. Phone security 361-0993. Extensive background in Good with kids and housework. CAREGIVER WANTED
468-5520. managing an OEM HeavyCall for further details, Mrs Please contact 1-242-332-2354 BUSINESS
6-BEDROOM APTfurn d a a2-BEDROOMil furnished, off Truck Sales/Service/Parts Rolle, 364-5836, 225-0868. or 1-242-332-8365. SERVICES
1-BEDROOM APT, furnished, Sandilands Village Road. A/C, facility a must. I SERVICE
1 person only. All utilities microwave, washer, alarm, Background and knowledge of LIVE-IN maid required to
included, $650 per month plus water, cable & phone ready. truck specification/application maintain house, cook and care CARE-GIVER for elderly &
$300 s/depo. $800/pm. Tel 324-5974. mandatory. Background in for 2 young children,6 days, at bed-ridden on weekends. -
Call 456-9143, or 426-1448. Parts and Service management least 40 years old. Phone 394-1397.
2-BEDROOM, 1-BATH, required on a daily basis. Must Tel:323-3614. __
-BEDROOM. water and cables Kool Acres, ductless a/c units be able to effectively administer BAHAMIAN MAN, 28-55 years ..
included. Elizabeth Estates, w/ceiling-fans, tongue & groove ll facts of business. Minimum MAINTENANCE needed to work in established .
550/mth, first and last plus ceilings plus more. of 10 years experience WORKER/GARDENER wanted an training
$400 sec required 324-8405, Semi-furnished. $700/pm. 426- referred Good people skills a please call 1-242-422-9060. provided. Candidate must be
423-9013.. 6276/3323-1872. must. .Must have prior literate and skills to
2 1-BEDROOM APT, summerbreezeapts@hotmail experience in parts order entry Nai Th a arber fr saon, communicate with customers,
LIGHT, WATER INCLUDED coand supervising employees. Farrngon Road own personal tools and drive
ENCLOSED YARD Computer skills required on hone a32-78 or d- standard shirt. Salary $250 and
OFF CW SAUNDERS WANTS daily basis Must be self Phone 324-7883,_orcan be negotiated based on
HIGHWAY (SEQUIOA motivated and work with little or NEW UPSCALE SALON work experience. Hours of work
STREET) 393-3654, 454-7666 TO SHARE no supervision seeks qualified Monday thru Friday, 8am to
I _I' Top wages 1 Hair Stylist 4:30pm. Passport, police TO ALL MY CLIENTS I am
2 BED, 1-BATH, Bellot Road. 1SINGLE FEMALE TO SHARE We 'thank all applicants, 2 Nail Technicins. record, driver's licence, health now at fabulous Salon on East
Includes fridge, stove, split- fully furnished, 2 bedroom however, only candidates to be Must be professional and have certificate, and references St South next to Asue Draw
units, ceiling fans, security townhouse located on Perpall interviewed will be contacted, ability to master calicasion hair required Call 393-3473. across from Samie's.
screens & water. $750/month Track, West Bay Street. 2 Please hand deliver resumes styles. _____________________ Specializing in:
Phone 361-8480, 455-7462. bedroom, $500 per month (light and references to; Serious, ambitious persons CHRISTIAN SPANISH Weaving $75.00
and cable) Tel: 448-9892 Bahamas Mack Truck Sales need apply. TEACHER NEEDED Caps $60.00 & up
2 BEDROOM semi furnished, Ltd, Okesie__d, Tel:376-2670, 676-3368. for January, 2011. Appin and much mre a
Tropical WANTS TO SHARE mPO Box N-44, Te:36260t meet the following Tel 326-3463 ask for Sophia
Gardens.Water,fridge,stove, 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, share Nassau, Bahamas.. RETAIL STORE criteria.: walk-ins are welcomed.
$850 p.m, $400 security. utilities No kids/pets. Female HANDYMAN WANTED in the US Departure Lounge at 1. Bahamian or Permanent
Tel: 455-2627 preferred. The International-Airport. Resident Status only MARRIAGE OFFICER
Tel 326-2776/423-8119. for gardening. Hiring all positions. 2. College Degree/Teacher TEL 364-2633
1-BEDROOM EFFICIENCY _________ _Please call 359-0223. Must be willing to work Certification
semi-furnished $175/week. WANTS TO SHARE __shifts as early as 6am. 3 Minimum 2 years teaching MOTOR OIL Autos & Heavy
Stove, fridge, cable and water a 3 bedroom. Single person. LADY to iron, be able to press Must have transportation, experience preferred Equipment. Radiator Coolant
included to move in. $1025. $450 to move in. (like laundry). Please contact E-mail: Please e-mail resume to: FREE. Delivery 467-1767
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TELEPHONE: 324-8471-
NEW YEAR'S SPECIAL;
Rope Twist $90.00
Kinky Twist $50.00
Shingles.$50.00 ..,
Nails 19.99 -
Relax & Styles $50.00
Phone:324-7883, 392-3944.
PROFESSIONAL PAINTING
SERVICES
Commercial or Residential
Tel 425-3461/362-0752.
POOR MAN'S PAINTING
HOUSE SPECIAL!
From $800 -
426-0076 call now!
Rosetta Stone $50.00
PRIVATE TUTORING
SERVICES
In all subjectslncluding foreign
languages
Tel:433-3503,364-2322

RENTAL
BOUNCY CASTLE
@ $70.00 a day.
Tel: 341-8934, 544-0596

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DANCE STUDIO'S
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FOR RENT
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Located on East Street Hill,
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WEAVES .........By MELISSA
$50.00 per head.
Appointments not necessary..
525-9493.
WORK TRUCK FOR HIRE
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Moving furniture/removal of
trash, etc. 392-5364.
FOR ALL YOUR
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-Patio
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-Stone wall
-Small buildings
Free Estimates.
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24-hr service.
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BABYCARE, ,..,.
PERSONALIZED SERVICED,
OFFERED
PH: 394-1449
COMPUTER REPAIR
Fast & affordable services
Starting at $40
Certified chnician
Call 676-3692.
COMPUTER REPAIRS.
Desktops and laptops.
Onsite repairs or pickup and
deliver.
Phone 393-0715/535-5702.
GARY EDGECOMBE,
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43 YEAR OLD WOMAN
SEEKS JOB AS
A COOK or DAYS WORK
TEL: 392-0138, 426-7202.
A LADY seeks job for the
elderly or baby-sitting from
Mon-Friday. .
Contact numbers are 361-
7097, or 432-6203.
A LADY seeks Saturday &
Sunday job. Call 429-2593,
676-3772. -
A MATURE LADY seeks Ipve in
job to cook, clean and care for
small family. Call 676-3772:.
ARE YOU LOOKING for a
baby-sitter, caregiver or maid.
Phone 556-4141.
LADY seek employment as
housekeeper, baby-sitter,
elderly caretaker and asst.
cook. 324-2157, cell 431-5995.
LADY seeking a job to clean,
office, store or business.place,
do day's or weekly work.
Call 428-1779. -
LADY seeks baby-sitter or days
work or housekeeper job. Tel
544-5141, 558-7959. o t
LADY seeks evening job to
clean office, take ire of lab" or
Tel 32S-2776, 423-8119.


POSITION
WANTED i

POSITION WANTED
Bahamian lady seeks lob as
care-giver. house-sitting,
days or weekly mad. 322-
5024/535-4208
MATURE LADY seeks job as
caretaker for the elderly or live
in housekeeper.
Tel 425-4143/393-0041.
MATURE LADY seeks live-in
job. 426-7784.
MATURE WOMAN seeking
baby-sitting, live-in or live-out
job. 394-2775, or 565-7411
POSITION WANTED
35 year-old woman seeking a
job as a live-out housekeeper
or a baby-sitter.
Tel 556-2749, 525-1109
LADY seeks jobs as live-in,
baby-sitter, care for the elderly,
days work, weekly job. 432-
2494.
LADY with health care degree
seeks job in home.
Medical/elderly care. Contact
324-5111, 436-2167.
RELIABLE LADY with
transportation seeks job to pick
up and drop off children from
school. 341-5492/468-4274.
YOUNG LADY seeking a job to
clean office or store, days or
weekly work. Please call 454-
2403.
YOUNG LADY seeking job as
a day's worker;
evening job are needed;
your hair to be done- locking
shingles, rope twist, afro, kinky,
weaving, etc. Call 436-2652.
YOUNG MATURE LADY
seeking job as baby-sitter
housekeeping (live-in). 468-
2431, or 429-5694.
LADY seeks job as baby-
sitting or housekeeping.
Tel 393-1782, or 544-6277.



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Ages: 10 month-2 years.
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Price at $40/pw.
Trained teachers.
Phone 322-5321, 456-2398
JOB PREP COMPUTER
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FOR SALE
FOR SALE
Antique living set and tables
$2500
Living sel $500
Dinele set china closet $1500
Clothing. Contact 361-2918
only serious inquires.
FOR SALE
Bedroom set
Full size (used) $400.00
Phone 427-7409/328-2797.
FOR SALE
Blackberry Curve $300
Tel 456-7495.
FOR SALE
Office desk,, brown leather
rolling chairs, gold table, lamps
and barber chairs, barber
booths All items are new
For more information call Ms
Kelly at-456-4526, or 323-7979.
FOR SALE
-One five piece glass dining
room set.' $500.
Call 361-2132/425-0710.
FOR SALE
Pedicure chair $350, brand new
Shampoo bowl used $175,
good condition.
Nail table $200, just like new.
Only serious inquiries.
Call 376-0101, 436-5416.
FOR SALE
Wine Cork. Makes great craft
work.
Ph: 364-2322


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-Economics Store moving and selling
-Natural Sciences display tables, display stands
-Social Sciences warehouse shelves and racks.
-Entrepreneurship Call us today at 323-2037.
-Management -Art EVERYTHING MUST GO!
12 week courses begin Jan 24
Register now at Teleos MUST SELLI
Campus Sofa $150
Tues &Thurs, 5-7pm Single bed $100
Sat 10-12noon Dining room set
Telephone:325-5060 Apt size Fridge $200
449-8622
BGCSE
Diploma & Degree PROFESSIONAL SALON
Diploma & Degree dryer with chair and shampoo
Approved by Dept bowl with chair for sale.
of Public Service Phone 362-1497, 445-2408
Institute of Business and _
Commerce, 324-4625. HP/Compaq PC with big 19"
Flat Screen $385,
Flat Screen alone $150
Call 445-6507
ACE GSM PHONE (similar to
3 USED POULAN PUSH Blackberry) $170
LAWNMOWER that can be Left & right headlights'03-'07
useful for parts. One Poulan Accord. $200.
Pro rider lawnmower and motor 20 Pound gas tank $50.00
bike parts for sale "Best offer". Tel:468-1166
Contact phone number 468- FOR SALE
3610 32" Shop TV flat screen, new,
in box $565
NAIL SUPPLIES,OR SALE Blackberry Curve (wifi) new, in
Also Air Brush Machine etc box $225
Phone: 394-1449 428-3226
WEDDING GOWN for sale. FOR SALE
Picture of the gown shown on 6-Burner Stove, brand new 48"
ZNS Channel 40. 341- duel fuel (Wolf) Model #DF486
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A-1 PLAYLESS
TODAY to SUNDAY
Tel 242-362-6040
Baby car seats trom $25
New stainless steel or white
25 cu.lt fridge side by side
water & ice indoor only $1,150
Apt sz fridge fr $275
Fam sz fridge fr $399
Lg bedroom fridge $125
Gas stove 3" only $399
Elec stove 30" $300
.Stack washer dryer $850
New washer dyer $850
Washers fr $350
Clothes dryers fr $225
New Hoover rug shampoo

Newvacuum cleaner $175
6 drawer bureau w/mirror $295
9 drawer bureau w/mirror $650
Filingcabinet fr $60
Microwave oven fr $55
Exercise bike $99
Treadmill fr $250
New proform 1200 sports
Treadmill $1,1 50on
TV all sized fr $75
Queen leather sofa $300
Love seat sofa bed $250
Dining room table 6 chairs $350
2 sweater dining rm table & chair
$199
Side by side refrigerators fr
$350
BABY ITEMS FOR SALE
Cribs, strollers, high chair, play
pen. Call 327-4852.
CONVENIENT STORE ITEMS
Hobat meat cutter machine,
double-door freezer, 8ft display
cooler box, 3-compartment sink
ard shelves.. call for prices and
more information, cell 468-
4355.
ELECTRIC RANGE $300,
Apt size fridge $375 up
DVD Player $85.00up
Iron $20
Mattress & boxspring $250
Dryer $375 up
Unideun 3 hand set cordless
Phone $125up.
364-2646
ELECTRICAL SPECIAL
Square D (1) 600 AMP and (1)
400 AMP Single Phase Meter
Main Circuit breaker(s)
Disconnect Nema 3r
Construction. Phone 424-0186.
FOR SALE
13" Daewoo TV
2-5ft book shelves
2 executive chairs
26" LCD flat TVTV flat panel
wall mount DVD players
Blank CDs
Irons, suddenly slim kids
Cordless phones.
Call or text for prices 432-7239
COOLERS/DOUBLE DOOR,
single door $1,800/$800,
Apt size fridge&stove $300
Showcase $100
PlayStation 2 $100
20" TV $100
Boss DVD player/car $100
Mazda engine 1.6 $390
Rims chrome 15" $300
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fans were irate that
a native son of
Ohio, Bernie Kosar,
US Press Ire had been benched.
Booed: Browns In those days at
fans were hard on the old Mistake on
Bill Belichick. the Lake, the
Browns had their
coach hold his
postgame news conference in a trailer
under the stadium.To get there, the
coach had to pass through a gantlet of
fanis lined up behind steel barriers.
It was the angriest mob of fans Ive ever
seen. Almost none of the words coming
out of their mouths were printable. Tom
Archdeacon, the excellent columnist from
the Dayton Daily News, and I compared
strategies on which direction to run if the
barriers tipped and the fans rampaged in
our direction. It was spooky.
And who was the coach?
Bill Belichick. Think the franchise
would like a mulligan on that one?
So as fans around the NFL clamor for
coaches' heads, remember that It's one
thing to scream for a Plan B, it's quite an-
other to execute it.

Parting shot I don't have a problem
with the Seattle Seahawks being in the
playoffs with a 7-9 record. I just think the
NFL should steal a page from the NCAA
tournament and make the Seahawks sur-
vive a play-in game against a comparable
team. Like TCU.


Browns firing coach Eric Mangini


Foreseeing a Super title: Jets coach Rex Ryan has not been shy about his predicton.


Jets have a way to go
The NFL playoffs kick off this weekend with
four wild-card games. USA TODAY's Sean
Leahy takes a look at one of the story lines
surrounding the postseasonr
Are the New York Jets the Super Bowl
champions-in-waiting they claim to be?
Coach Rex Ryan's preseason proclama-
tion of the Jets as the "soon-to-be champs"
appeared in danger of fizzling in December
when his team went more than three
weeks without scoring a touchdown.
But the Jets (11-5) despite losing three
of their final five games bounced back
solidly to claim the sixth seed in the AFC
playoffs. The Jets visit the Indianapolis Colts


Morris' Hall bid looks grim
With the Hall of Fame scheduled to announce
voting results Jan. 5, Daily Pitch examined 11 play-
ers on this year's ballot, such as right-handed pitch-
erjack Morris:
Case for: Morris had a 254-186 record, includ-
ing a decade-leading 162 wins in the 1980s. In
the 1991 World Series, he pitched what might be
the greatest game in history, beating the Atlanta
Braves 1-0 in 10 innings in Game 7.
. Case against Morris' career ERA of 3.90
would be the highest among Hall of Famers. Mor-
ris was also first in hits (2,212), earned runs
(998) and home runs (264) allowed in the 1980s.
How USA TODAY voted: Bob Nightengale and
Tom Pedulla voted for Morris, while Mike Dodd
and Seth Livingstone did not.
All signs point to: Not this year and probably
not ever. Morris reached 52.3% last year. He has
four more tries to get to the magic number of
75%, and it seems unlikely. Peter Barzilai
Get voting results at dailypitch.usatoday.com


(10-6) on Saturday night, when they'll try
to avenge their loss in last year's conference
championship game.
And one day after predicting the Jets
would win the Super Bowl, the coach's bra-
vado was on display again.
"We're not going there to lose." Ryan
said. "We're going there to win."
But the Jets, with quarterback Mark
Sanchez dinged by an injured shoulder, are
running into a revived Colts squad, winners
of four in a row to claim the AFC South title.
Read Leahy's other playoff story lines at
thehuddle.usatoday.com.


1991 photo by Jim MoneAP
Classic: Jack Morris wins Game 7 1-0.


I ebin


File photo byTim Dillon, USA TODAY
Defiant: Rafael Palmeiro, left, denied using
steroids at a 2005 congressional hearing.

Quick questions
Cooperstown credentials: Should Ra-
fael Palmeiro be elected to the Baseball
Hall of Fame?
L No, not ever ................................. 56%
El Wait and see ......................... 27%
l Yes, this year ......................... 17%
Votes: 2,894 at dailypitch.usatoday.com
Super Sunday: Which team are you
picking to make the Super Bowl?
D Patriots ...................................... 42%
l Steelers ..................................... 17%
DL Packers or Saints .................. 11%
D3 Falcons ....................................... 10%
D Eagles ..... ........................ 7%
DL Bears ..... ............................ 4%
D Jets or Ravens .............................4%
D Other ............................................ 5%
Votes: 5,255 atgameon.usatoday.com
On the wild side: Which wild-card
team is most likely to appear in the Su-
per Bowl?
O Saints ...................................... 38%
D Packers ........................................ 31%
D Ravens ....................................... 24%
D Jets ....................................... ..... 7%
Votes: 4.461 at nfl.usatoday.com
Wednesday
NFL Power Rankings: Find out where
all 32 NFL teams stand in USA TODAY's
final power rankings.
Click here: nfl.usatoday.com
Thursday
Playoff picks: USA TODAY's panel picks
the wild-card weekend winners
Click here: nfl.usatoday.com
Friday
Bell Toils: USA TODAY'S Jarrett Bell pre-,
views wild-card weekend.
Click here: nfl.usatoday.com
Monday
Playoff questions: The Huddle's Sean
Leahy spins around the NFL's wild-card
weekend games and how they will affect
the divisional playoffs.
Click here: nfl.usatoday.com
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Daily Pitch: Follow the MLB offseason.
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4 JANUARY 5-11, 2011 USA TODAY SPORTS WEEKLY


National Football League


S ig p r tIy Four teams earned what everyone shoots for in
Sit. ing pretty the NFL: first-round playoff byes. USA TODAY's Jon
Saraceno looks at the teams who have a week off:


14-2 Patriots remain


team-first, first-class


These Are not exactly your father's
New England Patriots ... even if
dear old dad was born after the new
millennium.
The AFC's freshly playoff-minted,
No. 1-seeded Patriots have blended
more "off-the-street" free agents and
castoffs than usual to produce one of
coach Bill Belichick's prototypically
selfless, resilient squads.
Consider this: Twenty-one of the
53 players on the Patriots' active ros-
ter went undrafted.
The hoodie-wearing, football-
junkyard specialist often rummages
around for other teams' discarded
parts. Belichick continues to stock
the Patriots' roster with versatile
players who embrace the team con-
cept and demonstrate a no-frills,
blue-collar work ethic.
"I think when you get to the final
cut, there's certainly a significant
pool of players that, for whatever
reason, aren't on a roster in Week 1
or Week 2 that are good players,"
Belichick recently said to news re-
porters. "Part of it is opportunity and
part of it is situation. I don't know
that there's any formula or some
kind of historical percentage."
Belichick, of course, plays the per-
centages. He knows there will be in-
juries, so he requires that players
sometimes learn multiple positions.
"It's a whole different team. We're
built differently," says Vince Wilfork,
who earned Pro Bowl honors at de-
fensive tackle and end. "(We) just
keep grinding. No matter what is go-
ing on around us,'we always find a
way to keep going forward."
The free agent list includes the
team's top two backfield producers
- Benjarvus Green-Ellis and Danny
Woodhead, the New York Jets' reject
running back.
What does it all mean?
"I guess it means we should have
drafted some of those players," Nick
Caserio, the Patriots' director of play-
er personnel, said recently. "It is a
credit to them. Obviously, the odds
were stacked against them a bit."
Whatever it means, the Patriots
appear to have found their Super
Bowl mojo.


The Patriots file
Who's hot: Tom Brady. The
quarterback has thrown an
NFL-record 335 consecutive
passes without aninterception.
Who's not: Fred Taylor. With
14,000-plus career rushing-re-
ceiving yards, the veteran run-
ning back with the turf-toe it-
sue is an afterthought.
Key injuries: RB Danny
Woodhead (concussion); LB
Jermaine Cunningham (calf); DL
Brandon Deaderick (shoulder);
OL Dan Connolly (concussion);
TE Aaron Hernandez (hip).
Rankings: Offense: eighth
(ninth rushing, 11th passing).
Defense: 25th (11th vs. rush,
30th vs. pass).
Why Patriots should make
teams nervous: Belichick has
won 75% of his playoff games
(15-5).
Why they may not: Hmmm.
Bodog.net's odds of win-
ning Super Bowl XLV. 2-1


They finished the regular season.
14-2, winning the division for a sev-
enth time in eight seasons. They
charge into the playoffs having won
eight in a row and 13 of their last 14.
Elite coach and quarterback
They have the league's generally
recognized pre-eminent coach.
They have the NFL'S hottest if not
premier quarterback in Tom Brady.
They have overcome adversity, in-
cluding a rash of season-ending in-
juries and contract issues. In the off-
season, they fixed their locker room
chemistry issues, which included lax
leadership, and they reloaded during
the season, discarding disgruntled
Randy Moss and acquiring his re-
placement, Deion Branch.
Perhaps most importantly, as the
AFC's No. 1 seed, the Patriots can get
to Dallas in February without leaving
Massachusetts. They need to win


By Elsa. Getty Images
Something to shout about Tom Brady, the NFL's MVP in 2007, put up spectacular statistics again this season, throw-
ing for 3,900 yards and 36 touchdowns. He had a league-high 111.0 passer rating and was intercepted only four times.


only two games to advance to their
seventh Super Bowl.
Strange as it seems, it has been
five seasons since the Patriots hoist-
ed the Lombardi Trophy.
A year ago, the Baltimore Ravens
dispatched the Patriots 33-14 in a
first-round playoffgame. That dispir-
iting defeat left most preseason prog-
nosticators to forecast that the Patri-
ots, at best, would vie for runner-up
in the AFC East behind the much-
hyped Jets, who beat the Patriots 28-
14 in Week 2.
Brady led the team to its seventh
playoff appearance in the last eight
seasons, winning three AFC titles.
The last was in 2007, when New -
England finished 16-0 in the regular
. season and won two playoff games
before losing to the New York Giants
in the Super Bowvl.
The league's leading MVP candi-


date, Brady finished with 3,900
yards and 36 touchdown passes.
"I've always been fascinated with
his ability to get them in the right
(pass) protection," Miami Dolphins
coach Tony Sparano said. "To have
that kind of player on the field is like
having a coordinator in the huddle."
Free agency works for Pats
Lesser-known contributors, such
as Montana State's Dane Fletcher,
came as a result of the franchise's
forays into free agency. Not all of the
acquisitions have panned out over
the years, but two recent examples
who did are defenders Eric Moore
and Rob Ninkovich.
Moore, 29, a graduate of the Unit-
ed Football League, was acquired last
month. Playing for his fifth NFL fran-
chise, Moore made an immediate


impact as he started two games and
registered 11 tackles and two sacks.
Ninkovich, 26, a defensive lineman
and a long snapper in New Orleans'.
before the Saints cut him in 2009,
starts at outside linebacker.
The Patriots' underappreciated
and improving defense, young and
relatively inexperienced, is playing at
a higher level than it did during a
mistake-filled start.
It is a big, physical unit.
Three other Patriots defenders in
addition to Wilfork were voted to the
Pro Bowl linebacker Jerod Mayo,
-safety Brandon Meriweather and
rookie cornerback Devin McCourty.
'"We are happy about the progress
we've made," McCourty said. "We
felt like we made a lot of mistakes
(early in the season) ... but being
able to see our performance get bet-
ter and better is really exciting."






USA TODAY SPORTS WEEKLY JANUARY 5-11, 2011 5


Adversity,
In a season full of controversy, ad-
versity and throbbing pain, the Pitts-
burgh Steelers stride into the playoffs
with two of their most important,
and hobbled, players leading the
charge and with rather large chips
on their shoulder pads.
Ben Roethlisberger, the Steelers'
big, resilient gunslinging quarter-
back, and Troy Polamalu, the pesky,
hard-hitting safety, have been areas
for concern because of lingering in-
juries.
Both played major roles as the
Steelers (12-4) wrapped up the AFC
North title and a much-needed bye,
when they pasted the Cleveland
Browns 41-9 on the final weekend.
That means Pittsburgh will play at
least one playoff game at Heinz Field.
The Steelers have overcome a lot
in 2010: Roethlisberger's four-game
suspension; season-ending injuries
to offensive linemen Max Starks and
Willie Colon; the dust-up over the re-
lease of veteran kicker Jeff Reed; Po-
lamalu's sometimes-absence from
the starting lineup; and the hullaba-
loo regarding multiple fines given to
linebacker James Harrison for hel-
met-leading hits that the league
deems gratuitous.
"(But) it hasn't been a roller-coast-
er season,"-Steelers coach Mike Tom-
lin said after the Browns game. "We
knew what was in front of us; we
knew the obstacles; we knew that
some of the adversity was created by
us, but we (met) it head-on. We're
still in the process of doing it."
After winning the Super Bowl two
years ago, the Steelers failed to make
the playoffs last season. A loss against
the Browns would have sent them
on the road. "Our whole season
came down to this game," tight end
Heath Miller said.
Pittsburgh appears well equipped
regarding its mission of capturing an
unprecedented seventh Super Bowl
championship.
Steelers players remain edgy and
upset over what they say has been
unfair treatment by the NFL, partic-
ularly regarding penalties. Polamalu
has been outspoken in his criticism
of Commissioner Roger Goodell.
How far has it gone? The players re-
fuse to speak to the NFL Network on
camera.

Rocky road to Dallas
The Steelers have a core veteran
group that includes 16 starters (or
regulars) from their title team of two
seasons ago. They also know that the
road to Dallas, host to this season's
Super Bowl, could get rocky; it might
very well pass through Foxborough,
Mass., and the New England Patriots
and quarterback Tom Brady.


spurs rather than stifles Steelers' resolve


The Steelers file

Who's hot: Mike Wallace.
The go-to receiver has posted
Three 100-yard games in a row.
Who's not: RB Rashard Men-
d,- ... ,denhall's best run in finale Sun-
"day was 7 yards.
Key injuries: CB Bryant
McFadden (abdomen).
.Rankings: Offense 14th
(11th rushing; 14th passing).
Defense second (first vs. rush,
,..12th vs. pass).
Why the Steelers should
make teams nervous: Run-
.dstuffing defense, potentially
dangerous offense.
o .Why they might not Troy
S, Polamalu's questionable health.
.. Bodog.net's odds.of win-
ning Super Bowl XLV 11-2.


... A.4 -

By Frank Victores. US Presswire
Injuries? No worries: Steelers safety Troy Polamalu, shown tacking the Bengals' Jermaine Gresham in November,
fought off the effects of a leg injury to record seven interceptions this season.


Pittsburgh's only losses this season
were to playoff teams the Balti-
more Ravens, New Orleans Saints,
New York Jets and the Patriots.
Polamalu missed the two previous
games with a lower-leg injury. He
tied his career-high for interceptions
in a season (seven) when he made a
diving grab of a Colt McCoy pass on
the second play from scrimmage.
"I felt better than I thought I
would," said Polamalu, who played


one half vs. the Browns.
Two days earlier, after Polamalu
practiced for the first time in three
weeks, he spoke with news report-
ers about the Steelers' walking
wounded, saying, "There are guys
just barely hanging on by a string,
week by week."
Roethlisberger knows something
about fighting through injury, but
against the Browns, he was feeling
no (obvious) pain. Wasting no time


after Polamalu's theft, Roethlisberger
dialed up a 56-yard touchdown
"dagger," he called it, to Mike Wal-
lace on the next play.
Broken nose a turning point

Asked if that was a confidence-
builder, Roethlisberger chided his
questioner: "The only people that
didn't think we were confident were
you (media) guys and the fans. We


knew that we were close (to break-
ing out on offense). ... I think we
are getting hot at the right time."
The same player whom Terrell
Owens called "soft" this season has
passed for 1,122 yards, four touch-
downs and no interceptions in the
four games since he had his nose
busted Dec. 5 by Haloti Ngata of the
Ravens. Entering the playoffs, Roeth-
lisberger has thrown 158 consecu-
tive passes without a pick.
Roethlisberger has played with a
clear plastic shield to protect his sur-
gically repaired nose. His doctor said
that the shattered nose bone looked
like corn flakes before he repaired it.
The two-time Super Bowl-winning
signal-caller also has played with his
right shoe heavily wrapped and a
pair of metal plates protecting a bro-
ken foot.
Over the years, Roethlisberger has
recovered to play through a succes-
sion of injuries and maladies, includ-
ing multiple concussions.
"We know how tough he is,"
Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward
said.
Roethlisberger's difficult year be-
gan with a police investigation into
an allegation that he sexually assault-
ed a woman in a bathroom at a
Georgia bar in the spring. No charges
were filed, but Goodell suspended
Roethlisberger for the first six games
for violating the league's personal-
conduct policy. He later reduced it.
"It's about a lot of the guys coming
- together," Ward said. "Missing the
playoffs after winning the Super
Bowl was a disappointment. This
year, we came back. If you would've
said at the start of the season we
would have a 12-4 record, the only
people that would believe you are
the guys in this locker room."






6 JANUARY 5-11, 2011 USA TODAY SPORTS WEEKLY


Falcons no longer


flying under radar


The Atlanta Falcons, who seemed
to escape public detection for most
of the season, soar into the playoffs
as the NFC's No. 1 seed after winning
nine of their last 10 games.
A Week 16 loss to the defending
champion New Orleans Saints halted
an eight-game winning streak but ul-
timately, might better serve the Fal-
cons' Super Bowl aspirations.
Yes, the proverbial wakeup call.
"It's not a bad thing that we lost -
you can turn it into a positive," Pro
Bowl tight end Tony Gonzalez said of
the 17-14 setback, the Falcons' lone
home loss in 2010. "Sometimes you
have to screw things up to get it
right. At least it happened now in-
stead of later. This is something we
can learn from it is going to make
us a better football team.
"When you win, you kind of brush
over things. When you lose, you
have to face them. Offensively, we
have to play better."
For the first time in 30 years, the
Falcons clinched the conference's
coveted best record (13-3) by drub-
bing the overmatched Carolina Pan-
thers 31-10 on the last weekend of
the season. That gave Atlanta a first-
round bye before it returns home to
the Georgia Dome. Quarterback
Matt Ryan has won 90% of his starts
in his loud indoor backyard.
"It's really important, especially
for us," Pro Bowl wide receiver Rod-
dy White said of the home-field ad-
vantage. "We rarely lose in this build-
ing. The crowd will be excited, and it
will be a playoff atmosphere. The
tempo of the game will pick up, and
we'll pick up with it."
It was the first time the Falcons
won the NFC South since 2004. "It
feels great division champs," run-
ning back Michael Turner said.
Playing it dose
But Atlanta rarely dominated its
opposition in 2010 at least on the
scoreboard. Seven of the Falcons'
victories were by seven points or
fewer, including four by four points
or fewer. They split overtime games
,against the Pittsburgh Steelers (lost)
and the Saints (won).
That sort of math led many pun-
dits to pan the Falcons during most
of the season, despite their success.
"I know that's a term 'flying un-
der the radar' (but) we really don't
concern ourselves where we are and
what the perception is," Atlanta
coach Mike Smith said.
There also is the feeling the Fal-
cons have yet to play a complete


The Falcons file
Who's hot: WR Roddy White
posted franchise single-season
records for catches (115) and
yards (1,389).
Who's not: RB Michael Tur-
ner has not rushed for 100
yards in his last three games,
and he has two red-zone fum-
bles in his last two.
Key injuries: CB Brian Wil-
liams (knee) and LB Sean With-
erspoon (shoulder).
Rankings: Offense 16th
(12th rushing, 15th passing).
Defense -16th (10th vs. rush,
22nd vs. pass).
Why the Falcons should
make teams nervous: They
are a football coach's dream -
capable in al three phases.
Why they might not:
They're not dominant on offense
ordefense.
Bodog.net's odds of win-
ning Super Bowl XLV 11-2.

game in all three phases this season,
despite wonderful special-teams play
led by Pro Bowl pick Eric Weems,
the first Falcon to return a kickoff
and a punt for TDs in the same sea-
son. Kicker Matt Bryant made 28 of
31 field goals.
At home, the Falcons retain a sig-
nificant advantage. "Defend the
Dome" is Atlanta's motto only the
New England Patriots, the AFC's top-
seeded team, have won more home
games (21) over the last three sea-
sons than the Falcons (20).
The Falcons were steady, if not
spectacular, during the regular sea-
son. They lost one game after
Oct. 17. With a league-high seven
Pro Bowl players, including Ryan,
Turner and White, the Falcons are a
talented, tough and well-coached
bunch.
Ryan.threw for 3,705 yards, 28
TDs and nine interceptions. His 33
career victories tied him with Hall of
Famer Dan Marino for most by an
NFL quarterback, since the merger in
1970, in his first three seasons. Tur-
ner scored a team-best 12 TDs and
rushed for 1,371 yards. White post-
ed his second season with more than
1300 yards receiving (1,389) and set
a franchise record for catches in a
season (115), best in the NFL
Smith calls his quarterback -
nicknamed "Matty Ice" for his cool
leadership style one of the tough-
est players he has been around.
But in the New Orleans loss, Atlan-
ta's offense fluttered and sputtered.


40-
,.~~~~~ ... Thr "
^ ^ *- -^'^s i., -


By John Bazemore. AP
Happy at home: Falcons wideout Roddy White, celebrating a touchdown Oct. 24 at the Georgia Dome, says having the
NFC's home-field advantage is huge. "It's really important, especially for us," he says. "We rarely lose in this building."


The Saints stuffed Turner, limiting
him to 48 yards rushing. Then New
Orleans took White out of the game
with a clever scheme and left Ryan
with few options that worked. He
finished with 148 yards passing.
Learning from loss
Ryan, who has a 20-2 record at
home, called the game a learning ex-
perience that would serve to further


motivate the Falcons.
White said, "We just have to be
more consistent (on offense) and
play a little faster."
The Falcons defense could not be
blamed for the loss to the Saints; it
held quarterback Drew Brees to his
second-lowest passer rating of the
season(77.1).
"We like to fly around," defensive
end Kroy Biermann said.
Smith preaches four fundamen-


tals: Winning time of possession,
controlling the clock, protecting the
ball from turnovers and guarding
against penalties, especially on third
down in the fourth quarter.
The Falcons, no longer the stealthy
underdog, are 26-1 over the past
three seasons in games they led at
the start of the fourth quarter.
"If we can play like we're capable
of playing," Gonzalez said, "we can
beat anyone."







USA TODAY SPORTS WEEKLY JANUARY 5-11,2011 7


Unpredictability makes


Bears mystery to many


Lovie Smith said what was on the
minds of many who have tracked the
up-and-down meanderings of the
Chicago Bears in 2010.
"When you have a player like Matt
Forte," the Bears head coach recently
asked of the news media, "why
wouldn't you want to run the foot-
ball?"
Fair question. The answers: Mike
Martz and Jay Cutler.
Martz, the Bears offensive coor-
dinator, is a noted wizard in the
passing game. Cutler, the cocksure
signal-caller with the cannon, can
make any throw look easy.
Of course, any Bears head :oach
worth his down-stuffed parka must
also account for the weatherman.
For decades, inclement late-season
weather has dictated the franchise's
"Monsters of the Midway" defen-
sive-oriented philosophy. As Smith
noted in the height of obviousness,
"In Chicago, you have to be able to
run the football."
Finally, the Bears are.
For the first time in four seasons,
the oft-underestimated and under-
appreciated Bears are in the playoffs
as the unanticipated No. 2 seed. But
they remain a mystery team with
multiple football personalities "the
Chicago Sybils," according to one Chi-
cago Tribune columnist.
Are the real Bears the potentially
explosive teantthat posted a com-
bined 78 points against the Minneso-
ta Vikings and New York Jets in
weeks 15 and 16? Or are they the
error-prone bunch that almost det-
onated their quarterback in a 10-3
loss at the Green Bay Packers in


The Bears file
Who's hot: RB Matt Forte.
His 91 rushing yards Sunday
gave him 1,069 for the season.
Who's not: WR Johnny Knox.
He missed the 1,000-yard re-
ceiving mark with no catches in
the finale.
Key injuries: WR Earl Ben-
nett (ankle) and LB Pisa Tinoisa-
moa (knee).
Rankings: Offense 30th
(22nd rushing, 28th passing).
Defense ninth (second vs.
rush, 20th vs. pass).
Why the Bears should
make teams nervous: De-
fense; Mike Martz the mad sci-
entist.
Why they might not:The
erratic play of the offensive line
and quarterback.
Bodog.net's odds of win-
ning Super Bowl XLV 12-1.


Week 17?
In the loss to the Packers, an old
enemy reappeared: lack of pass pro-
tection. Quarterback Jay Cutler was
sacked six times and clobbered eight
more times. .
"It's nothingwe can't handle,"
Cutler said afterward.
Leaky offensive line
Chicago allowed a league-worst
56 sacks this season, a worrisome
statistic entering the playoffs. The of-


By Mike DINovo, US Presswire
Back to old tricks: The Bears' Devin Hester had three return touchdowns in
2010 after going the last two seasons without one. He had four receiving TDs.


fensive line was wracked by injuries
and positional switches.
It was the Bears' offense not
their vaunted defense that led to
wins in seven of their final nine
games.
It was not via Cutler's arm as
much it was Forte's legs. During No-
vember and December, Chicago was
the only team in the league that ran
the football more than it passed.
Forte had averaged 5.7 yards a
carry over the previous five games
before the Packers game.
"Matt right now is just outra-
geous," Martz.said.
The offense, trying to master
Martz's schemes, averaged one
touchdown a game in five games be-
fore the the Bears' Oct. 3.1 bye but
produced 23 TDs in the last nine


games. -
Chicago has been running more
effectively, throwing it more effi-
ciently and protecting Cutler better.
Martz also begari moving Cutler out
of the pocket and calling for plays to
get the ball out of his hands quicker.
Martz was hired by Smith before
this season to maximize Cutler's
considerable abilities and cut down
on his league-worst 26 interceptions
in 2009.
The Bears have developed a nice
downfield passing game, and, with
more balance, the offense has gained
traction. Entering the Packers game,
the Bears had averaged 28 points
over their last five games, during
which Cutler cut down on errant
throws and poor decisions.
But against the Packers, he threw a


pair of interceptions and finished
with a passer rating of 43.5 his
fourth time below 60 this season.
"This doesn't change anything,"
Cutler said. "As an offense, we are
still very confident in our ability to
move the ball and score."
No letting up by Smith
There was the predictable debate
about whether Smith would dial it
back for Green Bay after Chicago
clinched a bye in the first round after
the Minnesota Vikings stunned the
Philadelphia Eagles. He did not -
and with good reason.
"Even though we have played our
best football as of late, you can't say
we have peaked yet," Smith said be-
fore the game. "There are still some
areas we need to improve upon."
While the special teams live up to
their name, particularly with Pro
Bowl returned Devin Hester, the de-
fense slipped in recent weeks.
For the season's first 2 months,
Chicago had allowed the fewest
points in the NFL Before Week 17,
the Bears allowed 26 points a game
the previous five weeks, despite the
presence of Pro Bowl linebackers
Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs and
defensive end Julius Peppers.
So, who are these Chicago Bears?
Many say the 11-5 Bears are over-
rated just as some observers
thought after they raced to a 3-0
start before permitting 10 sacks by
the New York Giants, who knocked
Cutler out of the game in a brutal
loss in Week 4.
Hall of Fame receiver James Lofton
isn't one of them.
"It looked like a mess," said the
Westwood One radio analyst who
worked the Giants game. "After-
ward, everyone was saying, The
Bears aren't for real.' I don't think
anyone is saying that now."


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Voting is on a 32-31-30-etc., basis by a panel of USA
TODAY football writers and editors.


Last
Team week
1. New England Patriots 1
Tom Brady looking to add fourth ring to his trophy case.
2. Atlanta Falcons 2
Success at Georgia Dome will be tested in playoffs.
3. Baltimore Ravens 5
Stout rushing defense will be challenged by Chiefs.
4. Pittsburgh Steelers 6
Bye week is more time for Troy Polamalu to rest.
5. Green Bay Packers 7
Wild-card team likely to scare its opponents.
6. New Orleans Saints 3
They have never won playoff game on road.
7. Philadelphia Eagles 4
Michael Vick set for first playoff start since 2004 season.
8. Chicago Bears 8
Guaranteed not to have to face Packers next week.
T9. New York Jets 9
Rex Ryan says matchup vs. Peyton Manning is personal.
T9. Indianapolis Colts 10
Won last four games to clinch another AFC South title.
11. New York Giants 12
Tom Coughlin is coming back despite non-playoffs finish.
12. Kansas City Chiefs 11
Need to be much sharper than in Week 17 loss to Raiders..
13. San Diego Chargers 14
Norv Turner gets another chance despite off year.
14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13
No playoffs but improved win total by seven games in 2010.
15. Jacksonville Jaguars T15
Three consecutive losses to end season doomed them.
16. Dallas Cowboys 23
Stephen McGee might be able to step into bigger role.
17. Oakland Raiders T15
Went 6-0 in AFC West, 2-8 in all other games.
18. St. Louis Rams 17
Sam Bradford seemed to hit rookie wall.
19. Houston Texans 30
Gary Kubiak gets another chance despite 6-10 season.
20. Detroit Lions 18
Six wins nice building block for next season.
21. Miami Dolphins 19
Loss to Patriots was miserable end to bad year.
22. Seattle Seahawks 127
This ranking doesn't matter; they're playoff team.
23. Tennessee Titans 20
Among teams with most question marks for offseason.
24. Minnesota Vikings 22
Leslie Frazier will be back; Brett Favre says he won't.
25. Washington Redskins 21
N,: uirprise Mile Shan.ihan .!ay QB ;iruti;:n uncertain
26. San Francisco 49ers 31
Alex Smith era likely over for 49ers.
27. Buffalo Bills 29
One bright spot: Ryan Fitzpatrick blossomed this year.
28. Denver Broncos T27
Tim Tebow gave lots of reason for optimism.
29. Arizona Cardinals T24
Ken Whisenhunt said to expect lot of changes.
30. Cinnnati Bengals 26
Could have new faces to franchise next season.
31. Cleveland Browns T24
Eric Mangini ousted after two seasons, 10-22 tenure.
32. Carolina Panthers 32
On the clock with No. 1 pick.


Running back Chris Ivory thought the Cin-
cinnati Bengals would draft him in the late
rounds of the NFL draft and was bitterly dis-
appointed when he was not selected.
But that disappointment quicldy turned to
hope when the New Orleans Saints signed
him May 3, a move that helped both parties
more than they could have imagined.
When Pierre Thomas and Reggie Bush suf-
fered early-season injuries, Ivory produced
one of the most remarkable individual success
stories of the season. He ultimately led the de-
fending Super Bowl champions in rushing
yards (716). He accounted for five of New Or-
leans' nine touchdowns on the ground before
a foot injury forced him to leave Sunday's 23-
13 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The player
Height 6-0. Weight 222.
Hometown: Longview, Texas
College highlights: Injuries limited him to
22 games in three years at Washington State.
He carried 91 times for 534 yards and four
scores. He was dismissed from the team after
a July 2009 altercation and transferred to Di-
vision II Tiffin (Ohio) University, where he had
39 rushing attempts for 223 yards before tear-
ing a ligament in his left knee.


By Chuck Cook, US Presswire
Big addition: The Saints helped Chris Ivory
turn disappointment into exhilaration.

Scouting report Ivory is a bullish runner
who does his best work between the tackles,
but his deceptive speed also allows him to get
to the edge. He will run through arm tackles
and is very difficult for one man to bring
down. He needs to work at becoming more of
a factor in the passing game, and his pass pro-
tection can also improve.
Quotable: "He's surprised a lot of people in
our building with his speed and ability to pull
away from the pack as he comes around the
corner." Saints quarterback Drew Brees


The person
Biggest adjustment: "Everybody in the
league is fast. ... You've got to have some
speed to get around these guys. It's almost
like an all-star game every week."
Role model "I would say my mom, Judy.
For a while she was my mom and dad. She al-
ways had positive things to uplift me. When I
wasn't in my greatest moments, she had
something to make me feel better about the
situation and continue to strive for my goals."
Greatest strength: "I would probably have
to say my mentality. I have a mentality that I
will not be denied."
Greatest weakness: "One of my weak-
nesses is trying to please everybody, because
you can't please everybody."
Playing in New Orleans: "What I like
about it most is the fans. They show a lot of
love. I have plans to do a lot of great things for
the community."
Brees: "He always has something extra to
give to you to make you better, whether it's in
football or life."
NFL dream: "I would like to be able to say I
used my celebrity to help those who might
not have had the things they wanted in life. I
just want to know that I did good deeds."
Tom Pedulla


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Wideout remains serious student of sport

James Lofton jky.d 16 seasons in the NFL, coached there six years (2002 to 2007)
finishing with 14,%Q4 receiving yards and 75 one year ('08) with the (Oakland) Raide
touchdowns. The Sta ford track and field star thoroughly enjoyed it. (But) I got a call
was the No. I pick of e Green Bay Packers in (CBS-Westwood One vice president) H
1978. Lofton played nin easonsfor the Pack- m Deneroff asking me if I wanted to do th
ers, averaging21.4 yards catch from 1982 to day night games.
1984. He re-energized his career with the Buffa-
lo Bills (1989 to 1992) and played in three Super Q You also were up for some posit
Bowls. Lofton, 54, was voted to eight Pro Bowls as a head coach, weren't you?
and elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in A: I was a (finalist) for the Stanford jc
2003. USA TODAY'sJon Saraceno recently chat- terviewed with the Bills when they hirm
ted with the Westwood One NFL radiqanalyst: W Jauron (in'06) and when the Raiders hi


Q; Who is your favorite wide receiver in
pro football today?
A: Jeremy Maclin of the Philadelphia Eagles.
I love his route running. He's good running af-
ter the catch, he's a tremendous blocker, and
he's a no-nonsense guy.

Q You might be the only Hall of Fame
receiver with an engineering degree. If
you hadn't played football, what was your
probable vocation?
A: I had a job lined up at Hewlett Packard. It
was the late '70s. I figure from there I
would've gotten together with Apple (foun-
der) Steve Jobs. Right now, I would probably
own half the world (laughs).

Q; You played from the "70s to the '90s.
How did you last that long?


1983 photo byJohn E. Biever. AP
He's got class: Wide receiver James Lofton
was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2003.

\ A: Well, my first Pro Bowl quarterbacks
were Roger Staubach and Archie Manning. I
was really passionate about training in the off-
season. That translated into what I was able to
do on th field. I just loved playing.

Q. After your retirement in 1993, you
went into broadcasting for eight years, left
to coach in the NFL, and now you're back
in radio. Why the zigzag?
A: You left out my (writing stint) with The
Sporting News I always had an inkling I
would go into coaching. I had the chance to
join Marty Schottenheimer in San Diego. I


Lane Kimn in 07I).
Q; Which coaches influenced you most
as a player?
A: Jack Christiansen in college. Bill Walsh,
Bart Starr, Forrest Gregg and Mary Levy (in
the NFL). All are in the Hall of Fame. Some of
that stuff rubs off on you.

Q. Have you closed the door on coach-
ing?
A: Not really. If the opportunity presented
itself, I would take a look at it.

Q: Why do some coaches bounce in and
out of the profession?
A: When you're out of it, you say, "So, that's
what my kids look like." You end up going to
lunch with your wife or golfing. It's a different
lifestyle.


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Difference-makers
Jets: OLB Jason Taylor
Can the wily veteran spearhead a pass
rush to get Peyton Manning out of sorts?
Colts: DE Robert Mathis
He could be a disrupter, especially if Jets
RT Damien Woody (knee) struggles.

New York Jets
Offense
Starter Backup
Pos. No. Name No. Name
WR 17 Braylon Edwards 16 Brad Smith
TE 81 Dustin Keller 84 Ben Hartsock
LT 60 D'Brickashaw 78 Wayne Hunter
Ferguson
LG 68 Matt Slauson 62 Vladimir Ducasse
C 74 Nick Mangold 75 Robert Turner
RG 65 Brandon Moore 75 Robert Turner
RT 67 Damien Woody 78 Wayne Hunter
WR 10 Santonio Holmes 89 Jerricho Cotchery
_QB 6 Mark Sanchez 8 Mark Brunell
RB 21 LaDainian 23 Shonn Greene
Tomlinson
FB 49 Tony Richardson 38 John Conner
Defense
Starter Backup
Pos. No. Name No. Name
E 92 Shaun Ellis 50 Vernon Gholston
NT 91 Sione Pouha 94 Marcus Dixon
E 70 Mike DeVito 93 Trevor Pryce
OLB 58 Bryan Thomas 55 Jamaal Westerman
ILB 57 Bart Scott 56 Lance Laury
ILB 52 David Harris 53 Josh Mauga
OLB 97 Calvin Pace 99 Jason Taylor
CB 24 Darrelle Revis 30 Drew Coleman
FS 22 Brodney Pool 26 Dwight Lowery
SS 33 Eric Smith 44 James Ihedigbo
CR 31 Antonio Cromartie 20 Kyle Wilson
Specialists
Starter Backup
Pos. No. Name No. Name
K 2 Nick Folk
P 9 Steve Weatherford
LS. 46 Tanner Purdum
H 9 Steve Weatherford 8 Mark Brunell
KR 16 Brad Smith 20 Kyle Wilson
PR 89 Jerricho Cotchery 10 Santonio Holmes

Indianapolis Colts
Offense
Starter Backup
Pos. No. Name No. Name
WR 85 Pierre Garcon 15 BlairWhite
TE 81 Brody Eldridge 84 Jacob Tamme
LT 74 Charlie Johnson 72 Jeff Linkenbach
LG 66 Kyle DeVan. 61 Jamey Richard
C 63 Jeff Saturday 78 Mike Pollak
RG 78 Mike Pollak 66 Kyle DeVan
RT 71 RyanDiem 75 Michael Toudouze
WR 87 Reggie Wayne 10 Taj Smith
QB 18 Peyton Manning 7 Curtis Painter
RB 29 Joseph Addai 31 Donald Brown
HB 84 Jacob Tamme 81 Brody Eldridge
Defense
Starter Backup
Pos. No. Name No. Name
E 98 Robert Mathis 68 Eric Foster
T 90 Dan Muir 91 Ricardo Mathews
T 99 Antonio Johnson 95 Fill Moala
E 93 Dwight Freeney 96 Keyunta Dawson
OLB 51 Pat Angerer 50 Philip Wheeler
MLB58 Gary Brackett 51 PatAngerer
OLB 55 Clint Session 56 Tyjuan Hagler
CB 26 Kelvin Hayden 20 Justin Tryon
FS 41 Antoine Bethea 35 Ken Hamlin
SS 43 Aaron Francisco 38 Mike Newton
CB 27 Jacob Lacey 39 Cornelius Brown
Specialists
Starter Backup
Pos. No. Name No. Name .


AFC wild-card matchup


AFC wild card


AFC South champion


New York Indianapolis


Jets Colts


> TV announcers: Al Michaels, Cris
Collinsworth, Andrea Kremer
> Keys to the game: When Jets CB
Darrelle Revis smothered WR Reggie
Wayne in last season's AFC Championship
Game, QB Peyton Manning turned to
Pierre Garcon, Austin Collie and TE Dallas
Clark for a combined 22 catches for 309
yards and three touchdowns. Manning
was also sacked just twice as he repeat-
edly burned the Jets' blitz by beating
man-to-man coverage. Three big differ-
ences this time around are CB Antonio
Cromartie starting opposite Revis, and
Collie and Clark both being on injured re-
serve. With protection not as strong in
front of Manning much of the season, it's
more critical for Indianapolis to establish
some semblance of a ground game. Thq
Jets running game will play an even big-
ger role. QB Mark Sanchez will essentially
have had two weeks to rest his sore right
shoulder, but his decision-making the
second half of the season was often poor.
The Colts are often pegged for having a
soft front seven against the run, but Indi-
anapolis held three strong running teams
- the Jacksonville Jaguars, Oakland Raid-
ers and Tennessee Titans to a combined
3.0 yards a carry to close the season.
> Matchup to watch Jets LT
D'Brickashaw Ferguson vs. Colts DE
Dwight Freeney: Ferguson's play was a
.bit more uneven this year than in 2009,
but this is a matchup of Pro Bowl-elected
players at their respective positions. Fer-
guson stoned Freeney last year, limiting
him to three tackles and no sacks. Free-
ney did have seven of his 10 sacks at
home during the regular season.
Player spotlight Colts WR Blair
White: The undrafted rookie could start
if the Colts are in a three-wideout forma-
tion. Either way, he'll play a critical role as


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By George Walker IV, The (Nashville) Tennessean.
Makeshift: Some of Peyton Manning's
top receiving targets are out with injuries.

the third receiver in Collie's absence and
could command Manning's attention if
Revis and Cromartie are in peak form af-
ter getting last weekend off.
I Fast facts: Sanchez's passer rating
was 92.7 in three playoff games a year
ago compared with his regular-season ca-
reer mark of 70.2..... The Colts tied the
Dallas Cowboys (1975-83) for the NFL
record with nine consecutive playoff ap-
pearances.


Who will win and why


By Jim Mclsaac. Getty images
Cover man: Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis.


The Bodog.net line: Colts by 3
The Colts battled their way into
the playoffs with inspired play in
recent weeks, but this isn't the
dominant team of years past. At
the same time, the Jets struggled
more than expected in man cov-
erage this season and don't get to
the quarterback enough to easily
win a tough road playoff game.
Our pick: Jets 24-23


Who has the edge?

When the Jets ...
o. Run the ball
New York must establish its strength early vs. an Indi-
anapolis defense that permitted 127 yards a game on
the ground or the Jets risk forcing the game onto the
tired arm of second-year QB Mark Sanchez. RBs LaDai-
nian Tomlinson and Shonn Greene should be fresh after
getting Week 17 off to rest. Edge: Jets
> Pass the ball
Indianapolis' banged-up secondary must contend
with a potent trio ofwide receives in Braylon Edwards,
Santonio Holmes and Jerricho Cotchery. And don't for-
get TE Dustin Keller and Sanchez hooked up for scores
in all three Jets' playoff games after the 2009 season.
Still, Sanchez's health could be an issue. Edge: Jets
When the Colts ...
> Run the ball
Their 29th-ranked attack eclipsed 100 yards six
times in 2010, though it did hit that mark in each of the
last three weeks, and Joseph Addai finally might be
healthy enough to be a major factor. The Jets had the
third-stingiest run defense in the league, but they
sagged in December, ceding 117 yards a game in the
month. (Slight) edge: Jets
> Pass the ball
Though not a banner campaign by his standards, QB
Peyton Manning is not someone any defense looks for-
ward to facing. His dissection of the Jets in last year's
AFC Championship Game was one of the signature per-
formances of his checkered playoff career. New York
has more capable cover men this time around, but can
the Jets generate the pressure to disrupt Manning be-
fore he solves their schemes? Edge: Colts
Special teams
The Jets' Brad Smith is one of the game's more dan-
gerous return men and burned the Colts for a touch-
down in the regular season a year ago. But Indianapolis
must feel far more comfortable putting the game on
the leg of K Adam Vinatieri than New York might with
inconsistent Nick Folk. Jets coordinator Mike Westhoff
is known to roll the dice. Edge: Even
Coaching
Rex Ryan hangs his hat on his defense, though it has
let him down all too often in 2010. He'll be hard-
pressed to devise something to confuse Manning for
long, if at all. Offensive coordinator Brian Schotten-
heimer has also been hit or miss with his game plans.
Continuity continues to serve the Colts well with Man-
ning a de facto offensive coordinator. Edge: Colts
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Difference-makers
Chiefs: OLB Tamba Hali
His career has taken off since he converted
to a 3-4 edge rusher in 2009.
Ravens: WR Anquan Boldin
This hard-nosed player brings playoff
toughness and experience.

Baltimore Ravens
Offense
Starter Backup -
Pos. No. Name No. Name
WR 85 Derrick Mason 18 Donte'Stallworth
TE 86 Todd Heap 83 Ed Dickson
LT 74 Michael Cher 64 Oniel Cousins
LG 66 Ben Grubbs .65 Chris Chester
C 77 Matt Birk 65 Chris Chester
RG 65 Chris Chester 64 Oniel Cousins
RT 73 Marshal Yanda 64 Oniel Cousins
WR 81 Anquan Boldin 84 TJ. Houshmand-
zadeh
QB 5 Joe Flacco- 10 Marc Bulger
RB 27 Ray Rice 23 ,Willis McGahee
FB 33 Le'Ron McClain 38 Jason McKie
Defense
Starter Backup
Pos. No. Name No. Name
E 92 Haloti Ngata 61 Arthur Jones
NT 97 Kelly Gregg 62 Terrence Cody
E 93 Cory Redding 99 Paul Kruger
OLB 55 Terrell Suggs 51 Brendon
Ayanbadejo
ILB 53- Jameel McClain 59 Dannell Ellerbe
ILB 52 Ray Lewis 56 Tavares Gooden
OLB 95 Jarret Johnson 54 Prescott Burgess
CB 25 Chris Carr 21 Lardarius Webb
FS 20 Ed Reed 28 Tom Zbikowski
SS 26 Dawan Landry 43 Haruki Nakamura
CB 37 JoshWilson 31 Fabian Washington
Specialists
Starter Backup
Pos. No. Name No. Name
K 7 Billy Cundiff
P 4 Sam Koch
LS 70 K(evin Houser
H 4 Sam Koch
KR 16 David Reed 37 Josh wson
PR 21 Lardarius Webb 28 Tom Zbikowski

Kansas City Chiefs
Offense
Starter Backup
Pos. No. Name No. Name
WR 82 Dwayne Bowe 22 Dexter McCluster
TE 81 TonyMoeaki 45 Leonard Pope
LT 76 Branden Albert. 67 Barry Richardson
LG 54 Brian Waters 73 Jon Asamoah
C 62 Casey Wiegmann 64 Rudy Niswanger
RG 65 Ryan Lilja 73 Jon Asamoah
RT 75 Ryan O'Callaghan 67 Barry Richardson
WR 84 Chris Chambers 10 Terrance Copper
QB 7 Matt Cassel 12 Brodie Croyle
RB 20 Thomas Jones 25 Jamaal Charles
FB 46 Tim Castille 42 Mike Cox-
Defense
Starter Backup
Pos. No. Name No. Name
E 94 Tyson Jackson 90 Shaun Smith
NT 95 Ron Edwards 98 Anthony Toribio
E 72 Glenn Dorsey 92 Wallace Gilberry
OLB 50 Mike Vrabel 96 Andy Studebaker
ILB 59 Jovari Belcher 51 Corey Mays
ILB 56 Derrick Johnson .53 Demorrio Williams
OLB 91 Tamba Hali 52 Charlie Anderson
CB .24 Brandon Flowers 21 Javier Arenas
FS 47 Jon McGraw 23 Kendrick Lewis
SS 29 Eric Berry 27. Donald Washington
CB 39 Brandon Carr. 34 Travis Daniels
Specialists
Starter Backup
Pos. No. Name No. Name


AFC wild card


Baltimore


Ravens




I TV announcers: Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
o Keys to the game: The Ravens enter the
playoffs riding a four-game winningstreak be-
cause they returned to a more physical style of
play after a Week 13 loss to the Pittsburgh
Steelers that essentially cost Baltimore the AFC
North crown. Now the Ravens offensive line is
run-blocking better, and RB Ray Rice has aver-
aged 23.8 carries the last four weeks. The
Chiefs don't stand out against the run or pass.
But they did have a plus nine turnover margin
during the regular season, and maintaining of-
fensive balance is important for Baltimore be-
cause Kansas City will come out looking to con-
trol the tempo with its own ground game. RB
Jamaal Charles averaged 6.4 yards a carry dur-
ing the regular season. Thomas Jones led the
team with 245 carries and often employs his
bruising style to soften up defenses for light-
ning-fast Charles. The tandem also sets up ex-
cellent pass protection for QB Matt Cassel, who
threw 15 touchdown passes to Pro Bowl WR
Dwayne Bowe. Cassel is highly efficient work-
ing off play-action, and the Ravens surrendered
52 completions of 20-plus yards during the
regular season.
i Matchup to watch Ravens DL Haloti
Ngata vs. Chiefs C Casey Wiegmann and RG
Ryan Lilja: There might not be a more dom-
inating all-around defensive lineman than Nga-
ta, who is 6-4,350 pounds. He doesn't rack up
big sack or tackle numbers, but he often push-
es around double teams and has surprising up-
field quickness for his size. He has even been
known to effectively drop into pass coverage in
a short zone. Wiegmann and Lilja are savvy
(though smallish) veterans who will often be
responsible for preventing Ngata from giving
the Ravens' swarming linebackers free lanes to
attack Charles and Jones at the line of scrim-
mage and Cassel behind it..


AFC West champion


Kansas City


Chiefs


By Kirby Lee, US Presswire
Chiefly speaking: Matt Cassel had a career-
high passer rating-of 93.0 this season.
> Player spotlight Ravens LT Michael
Oher: In his second season, Oher has one of the
quickest first steps in the game sometimes too
quick, as he has eight false starts among 12 pen-
alties this season. His quick trigger will be put to
the test with Chiefs OLB Tamba Hali (AFC-high
14V2 sacks) attacking. Oher could also be ham-
pered by several nagging leg injuries.
> Fast facts: The Ravens are a wild-card team
for the third consecutive season. ... Baltimore
QB Joe Flacco has reached the playoffs in all three
of his NFL seasons. He has won three of his first
five postseason starts. ... The Chiefs won the
AFC West for the first time since 2003.


Who will win and why
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holds down the fort, FS Ed
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/ forced to the air. With a
wealth of postseason experi-
,. ence against the young Chiefs,
the Ravens earn a slight nod
on the road at raucous Arrow-
By Don Wright, AP head Stadium.
Hot pursuit: The Ravens' Haloti Ngata is quick for a big man. l Our pick: Ravens 23-19


AFC wild-card matchup


By Charlie Riedel. AP
No lying down: Thomas Jones rushed for
896 yards and six TDs this season.


Who has the edge?

When the Ravens ...
> Run the ball
The teams are evenly niatched here,
though Baltimore has picked up the pace in
recent weeks. Willis McGahee has a nose
for the goal line. Edge: Even
Pass the ball
Could this be the time to deploy burner
Dont& Stallworth to soften up a talented
but young IKansas City secondary and let
RB Ray Rice and WRs Anquan Boldin, Der-
rick Mason and T.J. Houshmandzadeh get
free on intermediate routes? TE Todd Heap
appears to be healthy, too. Edge: Ravens
When the Chiefs ...
> Run the ball
Few teams stop the run as well as the
Ravens (93.9 yards allowed a game), but no
one ran it better than the Chiefs (164:2
yards) in 2010. RBs Thomas Jones and Ja-
maal Charles offer completely different sets
of challenges, though Jones hasn't sur-
passed 100 yards in the postseason since
Super Bowl XLI, when he was a member of
the Chicago Bears. (Slight) edge: Chiefs
o Pass the ball
Baltimore can be hurt through the air.
But that could be hard if the Ravens man-
age to blanket WR Dwayne Bowe, who was
limited to 14 catches in his final five games
of the season. Rookie TE Tony Moeaki does
have excellent hands. Edge: Even
Special teams
Ravens Pro Bowl K Billy Cundiff was
dominant on kickoffs, booming 40 of 79 for
touchbacks to easily pace the league.
Meanwhile, Baltimore KR David Reed aver-
ages 293 yards a return. Edge: Ravens
Coaching
John Harbaugh has guided the Ravens to
the postseason each year since he took the
job in 2008. The Chiefs haven't been to-the
playoffs since 2006, though that hardly ap-
plies to-coach Todd Haley, who was on the
Arizona Cardinals' Super Bowl staff in 2008,
nor veteran former New England Patriots
assistants Charlie Weis and Romeo Crennel.
Edge: Even
Nate Davis


K
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LS
H
KR
PR


Kyan Succop
Dustin Colquitt
Thomas Gafford
Dustin Colquitt
Javier Arenas
Javier Arenas


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Ryan Succop
Andy Studebaker
Brodie Croyle
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Difference-makers
Saints: WR Devery Henderson
Always a deep threat, he'll challenge the
Seahawks over the top.
Seahawks: KR Leon Washington
He might have to pop off a big runback or
two to keep Seattle in the game.

New Orleans Saints
Offense
Starter Backup
Pos. No. Name No. Name
WR 19 Devery Henderson 17 Robert Meachem
TE 88 JeremyShockey 85 David Thomas
LT 74 Jermon Bushrod 71 Charles Brown
LG 77 Carl Nicks 65 Matt Tennant
C 76 Jonathan 65 Matt Tennant
Goodwin
RG 73 JahriEvans 65 MattTennant
RT 78 Jon Stinchcomb 64 Zach Strief
WR 12 Marques Colston 16 Lance Moore
QB 9 Drew Brees 10 Chase Daniel
RB 25 Reggie Bush 23 Pierre Thomas
FB 44 Heath Evans
Defense
Starter Backup
Pos. No. Name No. Name
E 96 Alex Brown 99 Jimmy Wilkerson
T 98 Sedrick Ellis 69 Anthony Hargrove
T 92 Remi Ayodele 69 Anthony Hargrove
E 91 Will Smith 97 Jeff Charleston
OLB 58 Scott Shanle 56 Jo-Lonnf Dunbar
MLB 51 Jonathan Vilma 50 Marvin Mitchell
OLB 55 Danny Clark 56 Jo-Lonn Dunbar
CB 33 Jabari Greer 34 Patrick Robinson
FS 27 Malcolm Jenkins 42 Darren Sharper
SS 41 Roman Harper 31 Pierson Prioleau
CB 22 Tracy Porter 24 Leigh Torrence
Specialists
Starter Backup
Pos. No. Name No. Name
K 5 Garrett Hartley
P 6 Thomas Morstead
LS 47 Justin Drescher
H 10 Chase Daniel 6 Thomas Morstead
KR 16 Lance Moore 23 Pierre Thomas
PR 25 Reggie Bush 16 Lance Moore

Seattle Seahawks
Offense
Starter Backup
Pos. No. Name No. Name
WR 17 Mike Williams 81 Golden Tate
TE 89 John Carlson 86 Chris Baker
LT 76 Russell Okung 78 Tyler Polumbus
LG 69 Chester Pitts 64 Mike Gibson
C 65 Chris Spencer 63 Chris White
RG 64 Mike Gibson 77 Stacy Andrews
RT 75 Sean Locklear 78 Tyler Polumbus
WR 87 Ben Obomanu 15 Brandon Stokley
QB 8 Matt Hasselbeck 6 Charlie Whitehurst
RB 24 Marshawn Lynch 20 Justin Forsett
FB 26 Michael Robinson
Defense
Starter Backup
Pos. No. Name No. Name
E 91 Chris Clemons 98 Raheem Brock
T 92 Brandon Mebane 97 Amon Gordon
T 90 Colin Cole 93 Craig Terrill
E 95 Kentwan Balmer 99 Jay Richardson
OLB 57 David Hawthorne 54 Will Herring
MLB51 Lofa Tatupu 57 David Hawthorne
OLB 59 Aaron Curry 52 Matt McCoy
CB 23 Marcus T'ufant 28 Walter Thurmond
FS 29 Earl Thomas 27 Jordan Babineaux
SS 36 Lawyer Milloy 31 Kam Chancellor
CB 21 Kelly Jennings 32 Marcus Brown
Specialists
Starter Backup
Pos. No. Name No. Name


8 Matt Hasselbeck
20 Justin Forsett
81i Golden Tate


NFC wild card


New Orleans


Saints


D TV announcers: Tom Hammond, Mike
Mayock, Alex Flanagan
> Keys to the game: The Saints rolled up
494 yards in total offense in'a 34-19 victory
against the Seahawks in Week 11. QB Drew
Brees completed 29 of 43 passes for 382 yards
and four touchdowns while RB Chris Ivory
rushed for 99 yards on 23 carries. Essentially,
New Orleans moved the ball at will while the
outcome was in doubt. The good news heading
into Saturday for the Saints is they rested sev-
eral key players last weekend. The bad news is
they weren't sharp in a loss to the Tampa Bay
Buccaneers and must travel cross-country. on a
short week. Seattle might not decide between
QBs Matt Hasselbeck (ribs) and Charlie White-
hurst until late in the week. But Seahawks of-
fensive coordinator Jeremy Bates was creative
in Sunday's NFC West-clinching win against the
St. Louis Rams in getting RBs Justin Forsett and
Leon Washington involved in the short passing
game for an offense that struggles to run the
ball. Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch churned
out 75 yards, giving the team some semblance
of balance.
> Matchup to watch Saints WR
Marques Colston vs. Seahawks CB Marcus
Trufant Colston was a matchup nightmare in
the first meeting, catching eight passes for 113
yards and two touchdowns. But he had arthro-
scopic surgery on his right knee last week, and
his availability could be in question even
though he sat out Week 17. Whoever starts on
the right side for Seattle will be a popular target
for Brees. Trufant is considered the Seahawks'
top cornerback but was beaten for three touch-
downs in Week 16 and repeatedly tested on
quick passes by the St. Louis Rams.
> Player spotlight Seahawks LT Russell
Okung: The sixth overall pick from April's draft
has displayed excellent footwork and strength
- when he's healthy, which hasn't been all that
often. He has missed six games. He has battled


NFC West champion


Seattle


Seahawks


By Larry French, Getry Images
Questionable: Saints receiver Marques Col-
ston had arthroscopic knee surgery last week.

a pair of ankle sprains all season and aggravated
his left ankle Sunday. If he can't go or is forced to
come out of the game, it creates a domino effect
along a perilously thin offensive line that is trying
new combinations at guard.
Fast facts: Brees broke his NFL record with
448 completions during the regular season Sun-
day afternoon, though Indianapolis Colts QB Pey-
ton Manning claimed the mark (450) later that
evening. ;. The Seahawks are the first team in
NFL history to reach the postseason with a losing
record in a non-strike season.


Who will win and why

The Bodog.net line: Saints
-by 10
Seattle was able to play.
i *mainly in a base defense and
slide by the St. Louis Rams'
,. .more vanilla and inexperi-
-enced offense last weekend.
That's not an option against
the Saints, as there ar-sea-
F son meeting prove, even
-though the Seahawks get help
By Otto rule Jr.,Gety mage at Qwest Field
Questie:_:"-'_: Quarterback Matt -asselbeck is nursing a hip injury. n Our pick: Saints 30-20


NFC wild-card matchup


By Joe eNcholson. US Presswire
Playing through pain: The Seahawks' Rus-
sell Okung has been battling anke injuries.


Who has the edge?

When the Saints ...
Run the ball
Injuries largely negated a once-stout Seat-
tle run defense, though it has held three of
its last four opponents below 100 yards. It
might not be an issue with New Orleans RBs
Chris Ivory and Pierre Thomas hobbling.
Edge: Even
I Pass the ball
With or without WR Marques Colston
(minor knee surgery), expect QB Drew
Brees to keep his cross hairs on the second-
ary. He completed at least 20 passes to 10
receivers in 2010, so he has no problem
spreading the wealth, especially given a
group with such complementary talents.
Keep an eye on WR Lance Moore, especially
if Colston sits. (Major) edge: Saints
When the Seahawks ...
Run the ball
Despite the midseason acquisition of RB
Marshawn Lynch, Seattle was the second-
worst running team in the league, though a
patchwork offensive line shoulders much of
the blame. But Lynch and Co. managed 141 -
yards Sunday vs. the St. Louis Rams, and
they might have to assume a larger role if QB
Matt Hasselbeck can't go. Edge: Saints
> Pass the ball
Seattle will catch a break if Saints FS Mal-
colm Jenkins (knee) can't go. But reliable
Darren Sharper will step right in otherwise,
and the league's fourth-ranked pass defense
might not suffer, especially if the Seahawks
must turn to QB Charlie Whitehurst to make
his third NFL start. Edge: Saints
Special teams
Seattle KR Leon Washington could be a
great equalizer. New Orleans is struggling to
replace injured Courtney Roby. Olindo Mare
is a deadeye kicker who excels at getting
touchbacks. Edge: Seahawks
Coaching
Sean Payton is playoff-tested and almost
always has his team ready to play. Pete Car-
roll hasn't coached an NFL playoff game in
12 years and has several game-management
gaffes on his r6sum6 this year. Edge: Saints
Nate Davis


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Difference-makers
Packers: WR ames Jones
His hands are so-so, but this deep threat
can expose nickel packages.
Eagles: CB Asante Samuel
Pass defense is much tighter with this ball-
hawk patrolling the boundaries.


Green Bay Packers
Offense
Starter Backup
Pos. No. Name No. Name
WR 80 Donald Driver 89 James Jones
TE 81 Andrew Quarless 83 Tom Crabtree
LT 76 Chad Clifton 75 Bryan Bulaga
LG '73 Daryn Colledge 70 T.J. Lang
C 63 Scott Wells 72 Jason Spitz
RG 71 Josh Sitton 70 T.J. Lang
RT 75 Bryan Bulaga 70 T.j.Lang
WR 85 GregJennings 87 Jordy Nelson
QB 12 Aaron-Rodgers 10 Matt Flynn
RB 32 Brandon Jackson 30 John Kuhn
FB 35 Korey Hall 45 Quinn Johnson.
Defense
Starter Backup
Pos. No. Name No. Name
E 79 Ryan Pickett 98 CJ. Wilson
NT 90 BJ. Raji 79 Ryan Pickett
E -77 CullenJenkins 95 Howard Green
OLB 52 Clay Matthews 93 Erik Walden
ILB 50 A J.Hawk 57 Matt Wilhelm
ILB 55 Desmond Bishop 49 Robert Francois
OLB 58 Frank Zombo 93 Erik Walden
CB 21 Charles Woodson 37 Sam Shields
FS 36 Nick Collins 24 Jarrett Bush
SS 26 Charlie Peprah 20 Atari Bigby
CB 38 Tramon Williams 22 Pat Lee
Specialists
-Starter Backup
Pos. No. Name No. Name
K 2 Mason Crosby 8 Tim Masthay
P 8 Tim Masthay
LS 61 Brett Goode 71 Josh Sitton
KR 37 Sam Shields 22 Pat Lee
PR 38 Tramon Williams 85 Greg Jennings

Philadelphia Eagles
Offense
Starter Backup
Pos. No. Name No. Name
WR 10 DeSean Jackson 81 Jason Avant
TE 87 Brent Celek 82 Clay Harbor
LT 71 Jason Peters 65 King Dunlap
LG 79 Todd Herremans 76 Reggie Wells
C 77 Mike McGlynn 59 Nick Cole
RG 62 Max Jean-Gilles 59 Nick Cole
RT 74 Winston Justice 65 KingDunlap
WR 18 Jeremy Maclin 14 Riley Cooper
QB 7 Michael Vick 4 Kevin Kolb
RB 25 LeSeanMcCoy 33 Jerome Harrison
FB 32 Owen Schmitt
Defense
Starter Backup
Pos. No. Name No. Name_


E 75 Juqua Parker
T 98 Mike Patterson
T 90 Antonio Dixon
E 58 Trent Cole
OLB 50 Ernie Sims
MLB 55 -Stewart Bradley
OLB 53 Moise Fokou
CB 22 Asante Samuel
FS 42 Kurt Coleman
SS 27 Quintin Mikell
CB 23 Dimitri Patterson
Specialists
Starter
Pos. No. Name
K 2 David Akers
P 6 SavRocca
LS 46 Jon Dorenbos-
H 6 SavRocca
KR 47 Gerard Lawson
PR 10 DeSearf Jackson


73 Bobby McCray
93 Trevor Laws
97 Brodrick Bunkley
91 Darryl Tapp
57 Keenan Clayton
51 Jamar Chaney
56 Akeem Jordan
2J Joselio Hanson
45 Jamar Adams
30 'Colt Anderson
35 Trevard Lindley


NFC wild card


Green Bay


Packers


D TV announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman,
Pam Oliver
I Keys to the game: Either offense can look
more than capable of leading its team through
the NFC playoff bracket on any given day. But
they're also both highly inconsistent. The Pack-
ers struggled to move the ball against the Chi-
cago Bears' Cover 2 shell last weekend and
managed 10 points and 284 total yards. And
though the Eagles play a different base scheme
defensively, Philadelphia does rush the passer
well and picked off 23 passes during the reg-
ular season. Considering Green Bay's inability
to run the ball consistently, QB Aaron Rodgers
is going to have to be highly efficient playing
against a ballhawking secondary expecting to
see a fairly one-dimensional offense. The Ea-
gles hope sitting QB Michael Vick last weekend
will be the equivalent of hitting the reset but-
ton. Teams blitzed Philadelphia heavily down
the stretch, and Vick took a beating with the
blocking schemes regularly failing to make,
proper adjustments. Green Bay registered 47
sacks during the regular season, but Philadel-
phia will combat that with a variety of screen
passes to RB LeSean McCoy, who executes the
play as well as any back in the league.
I Matchup to watch Packers WR Greg
Jennings vs. Eagles CB Dimitri Patterson:
Patterson kept his starting job last weekend
over CB Joselio Hanson, who was rested. But
Patterson struggled in a Week 16 loss to the
Minnesota Vikings and rookie QB Joe Webb,
who was making his first NFL start in that
game. Jennings was targeted 10 times by
Rodgers last weekend and closed the regular
season with a 16.6-yard average on 76 recep-
tions. While Rodgers looks to WR Donald Driv-
er for first downs, Jennings is the big-play tar-
get coach Mike McCarthy likes.
> Player spotlight Eagles LB Stewart
Bradley: He has missed the last three games
with a dislocated elbow but will test it in prac-
tice this week. Philadelphia coach Andy Reid


By Matt Strasen. US Presswire
Hopeful: Eagles linebacker Stewart Bradley, right, is questionable.


NFC East champion


Philadelphia


Eagles


By Andrew Weber, US Presswire
Big-play target The Packers' Greg Jennings
has three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons.

said Bradley's return for Sunday might be a
stretch. And even if Bradley does manage to get
back on the field, it could be on the strong side
with rookie Jamar Chaney playing well in the
middle. He made 23 tackles in two starts after
replacing Bradley. .
I Fast facts: The Packers beat the Eagles 27-
20 in Philadelphia to open the regular season. '
Vick threw for 175 yards and a touchdown and
rushed for 103 yards after Kevin Kolb left the
game with a concussion. ... Vick has turned
the ball over eight times in his last five starts. He
didn't turn the ball over once in his first seven
games.


The Bodog.net line: Eagles
by3
As lackluster as the Eagles
looked in consecutive losses
to end the season, coach Andy
Reid will get his team pre-
pared. Philadelphia will be
- better rested, at home and
able to jump on a Green Bay
team that can become too
one-dimensional offensively.
I Our pick: Eagles.27-24


SNFC wild-card matchup


By Kathy Willens, AP
Elusive: Can the Packers defense wear
down Eagles quarterback Michael Vick?


Who has the edge?

When the Packers...
Run the ball
They struggled to find a replacement for
RB Ryan Grant, who went down for the
year in Week 1 in Philadelphia. But the Ea-
gles have surrendered at least 100 rushing
yards the last six weeks, and the status of
injured MLB Stewart Bradley is iffy.
(Slight) edge: Eagles
> Pass the ball
QB Aaron Rodgers missed Week 15
(concussion) and had the game of his life
(404 yards, four touchdowns) in a win vs.
the New York Giants in Week 16. Look for
him to steer clear of CB Asante Samuel and
use a deep receiving corps to exploit the
Eagles secondary. Edge: Packers
When the Eagles ...
> Run the ball
In multidimensional RB LeSean McCoy
and QB Michael Vick, Philadelphia has per-
haps the most versatile and dynamic com-
bination of runners in the league. But both
are on the small side, and they could wear
down quickly. Edge: Eagles
Pass the ball
The Packers boast arguably the league's
best secondary with NFC Pro Bowl starters
in CB Charles Woodson and S Nick Collins.
CB Tramon Williams is an up-and-comer.
The Eagles counter with game-breaking
WRs DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin,
who spearhead an impressive array of op-
tions for Vick. Green Bay OLB Clay Mat-
thews must get to Vick quickly. Edge: Even
Special teams
The wild card is Jackson, who essentially
ruined the Giants' season with his game-
ending punt return TD in Week 15. But is
he healthy? Eagles K David Akers has been
to five Pro Bowls. Edge: Eagles
Coaching
The Eagles' Andy Reid and the Packers'
Mike McCarthy should enjoy matching
wits amid two high-powered passing
games featuring, arguably, the conference's
best quarterbacks. Expect cagey Green Bay
defensive coordinator Dom Capers to cook
something up, too. Edge: Packers
Nate Davis


Who willwin and why


Brent Celek
Jason Avant
Chad Hall
Jeremy Maclin


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5 Season in review.


.AFC East


Fitzpatrick,

Jackson give

cause for hope

Despite a 4-12 record and a 38-7
season-closing loss to the New York
Jets, there is a sense that the Bills
might finally be heading in the right
direction.
If that is true, they will need a big
offseason in terms of high-quality
free agent signing and draft picks,
especially with the No. 3 overall'
pick.
> What went right: The Bills fi-
nally got competent play from quar-
terback Ryan Fitzpatrick One of
the biggest decisions the team has
in the offseason is figuring out if .
Fitzpatrick is the long-term answer
at the position or whether a quar-
terback should be drafted.
-Fred Jackson stated his case to
be the No. 1 running back as he
nearly achieved his second 1,000-
yard season, falling 73 yards shy.
> What went wrong: The
switch to the 3-4 defense did not go
smoothly. The Bills had primarily
4-3 personnel on the roster, and the
only free agent additions were DE
Dwan Edwards and LB Andra Da-
vis, who both finished the season
on injured reserve. Several players
had to learn new positions, and the
Bills struggled all season to get their
assignments down. The run defense
ranked last in the NFL at 169 yards a
game.
The Bills were banking on their
deep secondary to carry the load for
the defense, which had nine inter-
ceptions as a unit. .
On offense, rookie RB C.J. Spiller
had a disappointing year.


Bills schedule
L ................. Miami .................. 15-10
L ............. at Green Bay .................34-7
L ............. at New England .......... 38-30
L ................ N.Y. Jets ................... 38-14
L.... ......... Jacksonville ...............36-26
.............................. Bye .... ...... ....
L ........... at Baltimore........... 37-34 (OT)
.......at Kansas City ....... 13-10 (OT)
' L.............vs. Chicago............... 22-19
W __ Detroit 14-12
W ............at Cincinnati -. 49-31
L ..........Pittsburgh ..... 19-16(OT)
L .......at Minnesota..._......38-14
W .Cleveland 13-6
W. at Miami 17-14
L .. New England .._ .34-3
L ..... at N.Y.Jets 38-7


Bills MVP QB Ryan Fitzpatrick

His ascendance to the starter's chair in Week 3
helped Buffalo become a more competitive football
team, winning four of Fitzpatrick's final seven starts.
Before that resurgence, Buffalo lost three consecutive
games by three points each to the Baltimore Ravens.
Kansas City Chiefs and Chicago Bears all playoff
teams. Fitzpatrick saw his streak of 15 consecutive
games with a touchdown snapped in Week 16, leav-
ing him three shy of Hall of Famer Jim Kelly's fran -
chise record. The former Harvard signal-caller was
also the first Bugalo passer to throw for 3,000 yards
since J.P. Losman in 2006 and the first to reach 20
touchdown passes since Drew Bledsoe in 2004.
I- Runner-up: WR Stevie Johnson The 2008
seventh-rounder emerged as a 1,000-yard receiver,
and his 10 TD grabs were one shy of the team record.



Dolphins MVPW OLB Cameron Wake

The two-time Canadian Football League defensive
player of the year blossomed in his second profession-
al season south of the Canadian border and proved he
could compete for ch ? NFL's version of the award.
Wake finished third in the league with 14 sacks and'
justified Miami's decision to part with veteran pass
rushers Joey Porter and Jason Taylor in the offseason.
Wake left plenty of havoc in his wake, finishing fourth
on the team with 57 tackles and forcing three fumbles
for the Dolphins' sixth-ranked defense.
b Runner-up: T Jake Long The No. 1 overall
pick of the 2008 draft garnered his third Pro Bowl se-
lection in three NFL campaigns while weathering a
debilitating left shoulder injury over the latter half of
the season.
Nate Davis


Bills statistics


Yd
P .. in. Aft r-n YVtS Cnn. Att TO Ln1


.Sack
Iur Inst Rig


Fitzpatrick 441 255 3000 57.8 6.80 23 15 65t 241145 81.8
Bills 519 .296 3371 57.0 6.50 24 21 65t 341213 75.2
Opp. 473 294 3253 62.2 6.88 28 11 52t 27/181 92.6
Rushing No. Yds Avg Lng TD Receiving No. Yds Ar Lng TD)
F.Jackson 222 927 4.2 39 5 St.Johnson 82 1073 13.1 45 10
Spiller 74 283 3.8 20 0 Evans 37 578 15.6 54 4
Fitzpatrick 40 269 6.7 22 0 Parrih 33 400 12.1 37 2
Lynch 37 164 4A 17 0 D.Nelson 31 353 11.4 37 3
Lych 3.j 164 44 17 0 Jackson 31 215 6.9 65t 2
T.Edwards 5 24 4.8 8 0 Spiller 24 157 6.5 41 1
Bills 401 1720 4.3 39 6 Jones 18 213 11.8 40 1
Opp. 571 2714 4.8 43t 18 Stupar 12 111 93 35 0
Scoring TO Rsh ec Ret ts pp.ills 296 3371 11A 6t 24
____ T__ 7 Opp._ 294 3253 11.1 52t 28
Undell 0 0 0 0 79
StJohnson 10 0 10 0 60 lint. No. Yds Avg Ug
F.Jackson 7 5 2 0 42 4o nce 3 4 30 4t
Evans 4 0 4 0 24 Wilson 2 65 32.5 56
Evans 4 0 4 0 24 McKelvin 2 10 5.0 10
D.Nelson 3 0 3 0 18 Bills 11 210 19.1 56
Florence 2 0 0 2 12 Opp. 21 330 15.7 41
Parrish 2 0 2 0 12 S ICWilliams 5.5, Kelsay 3.5, Scott
Spiller 2 0 1 1 12 3.Stroud3,Moats2.5,Sp.Johnson2.
Bills 34 6. 24 4 283 Posluszny2.Byrdl,Carringtonl,Cor-
.Opponents 48 18 28 2 425 ner1,D.Edwardsl,EllIS1.TM27,OPP
34
cking PA FG RPis Flitzpatrick8/5 F. Jackson 5/2,
u el '31132 62' 79 Splller5/3,McKelvin3/1,Evans2/1I,
Oplls2 Brohm l/I.Ellis 1/. teJohnson /1.
Opp. 46/46 29/39. 133 Mdnyrel/l.1S. Nelson
Rf. noI nm


Possession Are.
Total Net Yards
Avg.PerGame
Total Plays
Net Yads Rushing
AmPerGCame .
N.erlam,~fi


32:20 Total First Downs
5786 RMhing
361.6 Passing
1071 Penalty
SA 3rdDown/Att.
2714 3rd Down Pet.
169.6 4th Dowi/A
3072 4h Dm ftL.
192.0 FSmalieRYd


263
82
166
is
15
80/211
37.3
11/24
45.8
82/633


335
138
179
98p227
43.2
7/10
700
85/634


In charge: The Bills were winless until Ryan Fitz-
patrick was named starting quarterback.







-ALI


By Jonathan Brownfield, US Presswire
Dominant force: Cameron Wake has 19 sacks
in two seasons with the Dolphins.


Dolphins statistics


Yds/ Sack
Passing Art Cmp Yds Cmop% Art TD Int Lost Rg
Henne 490 301 3301 61.4 6.74 15 19 57t 30/178 75.4
Dolphins 557 335 3755 60.1 6.74 17 21 57t 38/228 74.8
Opp. 502 288 3573 57.4 7.12 22 11 86t 39/225 85.0
Rushing No Yds Avig T Receivig No. Yds A g TDO
R.Brown 200 734 3.7. 51 5 Ma al 86 1014 11. 4 3
Williams 159 673 4.2 45t 2 Bess 79 820 10.4 29 5
Thigpen 13 73 56 12 0 B.Hartllne 43 615 143 54 1
t I Fasano 39 528 13.5 31 4
Polite 26 62 24- 4t 1 R.Brown 33 242 73 24 0
Henne 35 52 1 10 0 lliams 19 141 7.4 28t
B.Hartline 2 27 135 30 0 Polite 12 61 5.1 14 0
Dolphins 445 1643 3.7 51 8 Cobbs 8 91 11.4 29t 2
Opp. 447 1601 3.6 30 8 Moore 6 128 21.3 57t 1
son e Dolphins 335 3755 11.2 57t 17
Scoring TD Rsh Rec Ret Pts 288 3573 12.4 6t
D.Carpenter 0 0 0 0 115 N. Ag
Bess 5 0 5 0 30 3 17 5.7 1V
R.Brown 5 5 0 0 30 J.Alen 3 17 5.7 17
Saop 2 9 4.5 9
Fasano 4 0 4 0 24 Dolphins 11 6 6.0 21
Marshall 3 0 3 0 18 Op. 21 201 96 51t
Williams 3 2 1 0 18 Sad Wake14,Misl4.5,Dansby3.
Coblis 2 0 2 0 12 langford3,Starks3,McDanlel2.5,So-
Dolphins 26 8 17 1 273 Ilal2.Belll.5,Clemons 1.5,Dobbinsl.,
Opponents 36 8 22 6 333 Jones,Mosesl,.TM39.OPP38
-Fumost:0 Henne 5/2, Willllams 4/2,
"ui PAT c Pts Bess 3/ 2.R.Brown 3/2, Incognito2/0,
0.Carpenter 2.5 341 115 Marshall2/l .Amayal/ 110.Cobbs 10.B.
Oph 36316 j31 117 Hartlinel,1,Sappl/O.,Thgpenl 0
Mi.i Om -M anml l fnB


Posesslon Ae.
TolaNet Yds
AVg.PerGame
Ibil~ays

=GrftrCt
AftrGam


30:42
5170
323.1
1040
5.0
S'643
102.7
3527
220A


29:18 total FrstDowns
4949 Rushin
309.3 Paoat
988 aul y.
5.0 MdowuM.
1601 3n[DowaPi.
100.1 4,hOal
2093 1ANI~


Predictions

by owner fail

to pan out

Looks like Steve Ross went
0-for-2.
June 6, during the excitement of
team awards week, the Dolphins
owner made pair of bold procla-
mations.
One, he expected this team to
reach the Super Bowl.
Two, he said he hoped fellow
Michigan alum Chad Henne would
go down as the greatest quarter-
back in Dolphins history.
> What went right: First-year
coordinator Mike Nolan's defensive
tweaks paid off in a big way. The
Dolphins climbed from 22nd in the
league in total defense under fired
Paul Pasqualoni to sixth under No-
-an. They put together a six-game
stretch in which they allowed an av-
erage of 1.43 points and did not al-
low an opponent to score more than
17.
The Dolphins also became road
warriors, finishing 6-2, even after
getting routed 38-7 on Sunday at
the New England Patriots. Two clubs
in franchise history (1972 and 1984)
had as many as seven road wins.
SWhat went wrong: The Dol-
phins couldn't win at home. In fin-
ishing 1-7, they matched the 2007
and 1968 teams for fewest home
wins in a season.
Henne regressed, finishing his
first full season as the starter with
15 touchdowns and 19 intercep-
tions. Worse, he was publicly bick-
ering with wideout Brandon Mar-
shall by the final week.




Dolphins schedule
W ___at Buffalo 15-10
W ...........at Minnesota 14-10
L ............ N.Y. Jets ..... .. 31-23
L .......... New England ................41-14
.. ................. .......Bye...... ...........
W at Green Bay 23-20 (OT)
L ................ Pittsburgh ................ 23-22
W ...at Cincinnati __. 22-14
L ..... ...... at Baltimore ...... 26-10
W -Tennessee ..............29-17
L ......Chicago 16-0
W at Oakland.- 33-17
L ...........Cleveland. 13-10
W at N.Y.ets -. 10-6
L _.. Buffalo 17-14
L..., Detroit 34-27
L ....at New England 38-7









USA TODAY SPORTS WEEKLY. JANUARY 5-11, 2011 15



Season in review as


AFC East ____


Team stayed

hot right up

to the end

The Patriots, the NFL's hottest
team in the second half of 2010,
kept that ball rolling Sunday as Tom
Brady and the bulk of New Eng-
land's healthy starters took care of
business to dispatch the Miami Dol-
phins 38-7 to finish the season 14-2.
With Wes Welker the only
healthy scratch, the Patriots were
intent on closing the door on a suc-
cessful regular season before open-
ing up the bye week and a potential
run at another Super Bowl. "We'd
hate to come out here and not finish
the season the way we all expected
to," Brady said simply of his two-
plus quarters of action in which he
extended his streak without an in-
terception to 335 pass attempts
while also notching his ninth con-
secutive game with at least two
touchdowns and no interceptions.
> By the numbers: Patriots wins
in 2010 totaled 14, the fourth sea-
son of 14 or more wins in the Bill
Belichick era. Belichick became the
first coach in NFL history with four
14-win seasons (2003,2004,2007,
2010). The only other coaches with
multiple 14-win seasons are the San
Francisco 49ers' George Seifert
(three) and the Washington Red-
skins' Joe Gibbs (three), the Chicago
Bears' Mike Ditka (two) and the Mi-
ami Dolphins' Don Shula (two).
Each of the previous three times
Belichick teams won 14 games his
team advanced to the Super Bowl.
I Lineup watch: With tight end
Aaron Hernandez (hip) out the last
two games, Julian Edelman had
three catches for 72 yards Sunday.

Patriots schedule
W Cincinnati ....... 38-24
L .................. at N.Y. Jets .................. 28-14
W -..Buffalo 38-30
W atMiami 41-14
...... ........ ..... Bye ...... ........
W .. Baltimore 23-20 (OT)
W ............at San Diego 23-20
W .............Minnesota __28-18
L ................ at Cleveland .. ..... .. 34-14
W at Pittsburgh 39-26
W Indianapolis ............31-28
W at Detroit 45-24
W N.Y. Jets 45-3
W ...............at Chicago ...............36-7
W Green Bay 31-27
W at Buffalo 34-3
W ____ Miami ... 38-7


Patriots MVP: QB Tom Brady

_No-brainer. The prohibitive favorite for league MVP
honors has been the constant fora team in transition
and led the league with 14 victories. He paced the
NFL with 36 touchdown passes and QB raring (111.0)
while throwing a league-low four interceptions. He
finished the season throwing 335 consecutive passes
without a pick, breaking Bernie Kosar's record. Brady
also nudged aside Brett Favre in the record books and
has won 28 consecutive regular-season games in Gil-
lette Stadium. And he did it all while overseeing an of-
fense that lost constants such as Kevin Faulk and Ran-
dy Moss but never missed a beat while Deion Branch.
Danny Woodhead and rookie tight ends Rob Gron-
kowski and Aaron Hemandez made their marks.
> Runner-up:ILB Jerod Mayo The anchor of
an oft-maligned defense led the NFL with 175 tackles.




jets MVP. Returned Brad Smith


The latest in along line of stellar Jets special-team-
ers, Smith's 28.6-yard kickoff return average paced
the league among players with at least 25 returns. He
scored on runbacks vs. the Cincinnati Bengals and
Pittsburgh Steelers, keying both New York victories.
Versatile Smith, who played quarterback at Missouri.
also completed two passes while running the Jets'
version of the Wildcat. And he was third on the team
with 299 rushing yards, caught four passes for 44
yards and contributed 14 special-teams tackles.
- > Runner-up: WR Santonio Holmes A suspen-
sion cost him four games to start the year, but his im-
pact was never more apparent than on clutch catches
at the end of three Jets' Houdini acts in a row vs. the
Detroit Lions, Cleveland Browns and Houston Texans.
Nate Davis


Patriots statistics


Yd/
nuin At rmnn Vrk rmn At Th1


Sackd
In* Inj I ne R


Brady 492 324 3900 65.9 7.93 36 4 79t 25/175 111.0
Patriots 507 331 4022 653 7.93 37 5 79 25/175 109.
Opp. 611 388 4348 63.5 712 25 25 66t 36/212 81.2
Rushing N Yds Avg Lg TD Receiving a Yds AT In TDo
Green-Ellis 229 1008 4.4 33t 13 Welker 8
Woodhead 97 547 5.6 36t 5 Branch 48 706 14.7 79t 5
FTaylor 43 155 3.6 24 0 Hemandez 45 563 12.5 46 6
Patriots 43 Gronkowsld 42 546 13.0 28 10
i 454 1973 4 36 Woodhead 34 379 11.1 50 1
Opp. 409 1728 4.2 3 10 ate 24 432 18.0 65t 3
Smrig TO R e GreenElls 12 85 7.1 16 0
Green-Ellis 13 13 0 0 78 Patriots 331 4022 12.2 79t 37
Graham 0 0 0 0 71 p. 388 4348 11.2 66t 25
Gronkowskl 10 0 10 0 60 lLt. No. Yds Avg LIg
Gostkowski 0 0 0 0 56 McCourty 7 110 15.7 50
Welker 7 0 7 0 43 Chung 3 96 32.0 51t
Branch 5 0 5 0 30 Sanders 3 60 20.0 32t
an 0 0 3 Merdweather 3 39 13.0 39
Headez 6 0 6 0 36 patriots 25 419 16.8 59t
Woodhead 6 5 1 0 36 5 12 2.4 12
Tate 5 0 3 2 30 Sa= Wrlght5.5.Banta-Cain5,Nin-
Patriots 65 19 37 9 518 kovich4.G.Warren3.5,Guyton3,Dea-
Opponents 36 10 25 1 313 derick2.Fletcher2.Mayo2,Moore 2,
AT Wilfork 2. Cunningham 1. Love 1. .
" 3 PAT FG P22 ts McCourty 1. Woods 1.Crable 0.5. Pryor
Graham 35/37 12/12 71 0.5, TM 36.OPP 25
Gostkowski 2626 10/13 56 Fumost*Brady /1,Edelman 1/0,
Patriots 22 2 89 Gronkowsldl/1.Morrisl/1,Tatel/1,
Opp 322 Welker 1/O.Woodhead1
N.E. On. E. OPD.


Possession MVg.
Total Net Yards
Avg. Per Game
Total Plays
Avg. Per Play
Net Yards Rushing
Avg. Per Game
Net Yards Passing
Avg. Per Game


5864 Rushing
366.5 Passing
1056 Penalty
5.6 3rd Down/Att.
1728 3rd DownPc.
108.0 4th Down/Att.
4136 4th Down Pct.
258.5 Penalties/Yards


36 TDs, four interceptions: Tobh Brady had stel-
lar numbers in 2010, most notably 14 victories.


By Michael Sackett. US Presswire
He does it allt Brad Smith can run, throw and
catch and led the NFL on kickoff returns.


Jets statistics


Yds/
Pa.-n Amt CQmn VYd C mnf Art Ti


Sanchez 507 278 3291 54.8 6.49 17
Jets 525 288 3420 54.9 6.51 20
Opp. .531 269 3454 50.7 6.50 24
Rushing No. Yds Avg Lg TD Receivin
Tomllnson 219 914 4.2 31 6 Keer
Greene 185 766 4.1 23t 2 Edward;
B.Smith 38 299 7.9 53t I Holmes
McKnight 39 189 4.8 18 0 Tomlin
Sanchez 30 105 3.5 20 3 Greene
Conner 8 44 55 16t 1 icharde
jets 534 2374 4.4 53t f B. Smith
Opp. 408 1454 3.6 32 11 McKnig
Scoring TD Rsh Rec Ret Pts p.
Folk 0 0 0 0 127
Edwards 7 0 7 0 44 Int.
Holmes 6 0 6 0 36 Lowery
Tomllnson 6 6 0 0 36 Crolemar
Keller 5 0 5 0 30 lets
Sanchez 3 3 0 0 18
B.Smlth 3 1 0 2 18 Sa TI
Jets 39 14 20 5 367 lis 4.5,0C
Opponents 36 11 24 1 304 Lowery:
Pryce 1,
Kicking PAT FG Ps 28
Fol 37/37 /39 127 FurL
ets 37/37 309 127 Greene
34/35 18/23 88
NV.I inn


PktAd .1 j r


Possession Avg.
Total Net Yards
Avg. Per Game
Total Plays
Avg. Per Play
Net Yards Rushing
Avg. Per Game
Net Yards Passing
Avg. Per Game


Sack/
Int In Lst Ro


13 74t 27/171 75.3
14 74t 28/178 76.
12 50 40/244 771
g No. Yds Avg lng TD
on 147 1 5
s 53 904 17.1 74t 7
52 746 143 52 6
on 52 368 7.212 0
41 433 10.6 49 2
16 120 7.5 15 0
son 5 31 6.2 14 0
4 44 11.0 23 0
ht 3 20 6.7 9 0
288 3420 11.9 74t 20
269 3454 12.8. 50 24
23 8 29. 41
ie 3 75 25.0 66
2 49 24.5 35t
12 214 17.8 66
14 134 9.6 37t
homas 6, Pace 5.5. J.'Maylor 5, El-
oleman 4. Harris 3, Ihedigbo 3,
2, Pouha 2, Dixon 1, Pool 1,
Scott 1, E. Smith 1,TM 40, OPP
t: Sanchez 9/1, Tomlinson 4/0,
3/2. Holmes 2/2. Wilson 2/0
NVI.I f'n


2/:7/ Tol First UOWns
4664 Rushing
291.5 Passing
979 Penalty
4.8 3rd Down/Att.
1454 3rd Down Pct.
90.9 4th Down/Att.
3210 4th Down Pct.
200.6 Penalties/Yards


0u/ 272
118 70
171 169
1P 33
93/235 81/219
39.6 37.0
5/14 4/6
35.7 66.7
103/934 74/679


Playoff loss

vs. Colts a big

motivation

As if the Jets didn't have enough
motivation heading into the playoffs,
they also will have revenge on their
minds in the first round.
The Jets (11-5), who scored a
meaningless 38-7 rout of the Buffalo
Bills (4-12), are the sixth seed in the
AFC playoffs and will visit the AFC
South champion Indianapolis Colts
(10-6) in a first-round game Satur-
day. The Colts beat the Jets 30-17 in
the AFC title game last January.
"It's an opportunity to get back at
them," tight end Dustin Keller said.
"We owe them one. They got us in
the second half last year, and if we
can go out there and (play) a full
game, we'll be all right."
In the Colts' win last January, Pey-
ton Manning carved the Jets up for
377 passing yards and three touch-
downs, although he doesn't have all
the weapons he had back then; with
wideout Austin Collie and tight end
Dallas Clark out for the season.
> Lineup watch: The Jets expect
injured safeties Eric Smith (concus-
sion) and James Ihedigbo (ankle,
knee) to be available Saturday.
Smith, who, likely would start,
missed the last three regular-season
games, and Ihedigbo sat out the fi-
nale.
P By the numbers: Rookie Joe
McKnight's 158 rushing yards on
32 carries marked the first 100-yard
game by a Jets running back since
Week 4, also against the Buffalo
rushing defense. LaDainian Tom-
linson had 133 yards, and Shonn
Greene contributed 117 in a 38-14
win vs. the Bills on Oct. 3.


Jets schedule
L .............. Baltimore .................. 10-9
W ........... New England ...........28-14
W ____at Miami 31-23
W -.at Buffalo .38-14
W Minnesota 29-20
W --at Denver --24-20
................... ........... Bye ...... .... .............
L .................... Green Bay .................... 9-0
W at Detroit 23-20 (OT)
W .......at Cleveland 26-20 (OT)
W Houston 30-27
W -Cincinnati 2640
L.............. at New England .............. 45-3
L ................. Miami ...................... 0-6
W at Pittsburgh 22-17
L ................. at Chicago .................. 38-34
W ___.. Buffalo __.....__ 38-7


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16 JANUARY 5-11, 2011 USA TODAY SPORTS WEEKLY


Season in review

*AFC South U


Kubiak back,

not defensive

coordinator

Texans coach Gary Kubiak will
return next season, but defensive
coordinator Frank Bush has been
fired.
TheTexans (6-10) lost eight of
their last 10, largely because its de-
fense gave up a league-high 4,280
yards passing. Houston allowed 33
touchdown passes, tied with the
Dallas Cowboys for the most.
On Monday, Houston also fired
secondary coach David Gibbs, line-
backers coach Johnny Holland and
assistant linebackers coach Robert
Saleh.
0 What went right: The running
game accumulated 1,475 yards, 13
touchdowns and a 3.5-yard average
a carry in 2009. Those totals im-
proved to 2,042 yards, 20 touch-
downs and 4.8 this season. In his
last 18 games, Arian Foster has
1,832 yards rushing and 21 touch-
downs. Quarterback Matt Schaub
had 24 touchdown passes and 12
interceptions. He became the fifth
quarterback in history to throw for
morethan 9,000 yards (9,140) over
two seasons.
> What went wrong: Over the
last 13 games of 2009, the Texans
ranked fourth in defense, including
second against the run. This season,
their defense, especially their pass
coverage, was horrendous from the
first two games when Peyton Man-
ning and Donovan McNabb com-,
bined for more than 850 yards
against them. They surrendered 33
touchdown passes compared with
19 last seasonLThey allowedeight
opponents to gain at least 400 yards.


W- danapolis 34-24
W aWasht ton- 30-27( 1)
L _Daas ____27-13
W ----,at Oakland -31-24
L- L.._. KY. Giants .. --,34-10
W............. atOa Bye...........31 24
L........ at Indianapolis ......30-17
L ............San Diego ............ 29-23
L --......- atJacksonville.......... 31-24
L ..._ at N.Y. Jets __...... 30-27
W --Tennessee .. 20-0
L ...... at Philadelphia ......... 34-24
L.......... Baltimore ............. 34-28 (OT)
L ......... at Tennessee ......... 31-17
L ...... at Denver................ 24-23
W --Jacksonville 34-17 -


Texans MVP RB Arian Foster

The undrafted player from Tennessee began the
schedule with an NFL season-high 231-yard rushing
effort and never looked back. Foster bookended the
year with 180 yards on the ground the most in
Week 17 and finished with a league-leading 1,616
yards while becoming the Texans' first NFL rushing
king. He also caught 66 passes for 604 yards, and his
2,220 yards from scrimmage also ranked No. 1. He
appears to be the long-term answer at tail back the
franchise has been searching for for a long time.
> Runner-up: WR Andre Johnson Judging by
his production, you'd never know he was slowed by a
bum ankle all season. But Johnson burnished a resu-
m6 that will probably make him the first Texan in the
Hall of Fame and led the league in receiving yards a
game (93.5) for the third time in four seasons.



Cos MVP. QB Peyton Manning

It wasn't his best season though raising the bar
for a four-time NFL MVP is tough and Manning had
a career-worst 11 interceptions over a three-game
losing streak late in the season. But he passed for
4,700 yards and had 33 touchdown passes while lead-
ing Indy to its seventh AFC South title in eight years
and a record-tying ninth consecutive playoff berth. He
started his 208th consecutive game most ever to
start a career while completing 450 passes most
ever in a season despite toiling for an offense with-
out TE Dallas Clark, RB Joseph Addai and WRs Austin
Collie and Anthony Gonzalez for most of the season.
b Runners-up: DEs Dwight Freeney and Robert
Mathis The perennial Pro Bowl tandem combined
for 21 sacks.
Nate Davis

Texans statistics
Yds/ SadW
Schb 574 365 4370 63.6 7.1 24 12 6 32226 92.0
Texans SM 365 4370 66 7261 24 12 60 34226 910
S. O 47 354 4499 647 8.22 33 13 731 30"B 1005-
Nshing No. YdA g TD R eimI No. Yds T
Foster 327 1616 4.9 74t 16 Johnson 86.1216 141
Ward 50 315 63 38t 4 Foster- 66 604 922 SO Z
Slaton 19 93 4.9 23 0. Walter 51 621 12.2 35 5
Schaub 22 28 13 8 0 Jones 51 562 11.0 47 3
S 2 angels 38 471 12.4 31 2
423 2042 7 20 reessen 36 518 14A 43t A
Opp. 433 17S1 4.0 42 1 D.Anderson 11 117 10.6 35 0
sar.. P 8 98 123 33 0
Race 0 0 0 0 a124 A8 '91 ITA 21' 0
F...oasters, 0, 0" 0 124 '" 36S 4370 12 60 .0 24
Fosteron 16 2 0 108 354 449B 2 73t 3S
Johnson 8 '0 8 0 .48 Y
..Walter 5 0 5. 0 430 Nen o- T
"D esen 4 0 24 Nolan. 3 35 11.7 20
Ward 4' 4 0 0 24. Quin 3 12 4.0 10
Jones 3 0 3 0 0 20 acson 2 23 11.5 23
Daniel 2 0 2 0 12 lrcuAs 13 90 6.9 23
lUnS 4420024 ... 12 107 2t
Opien 2 16 33 3 427 aM.Willlams 85M.AndesonlC
e aT n^ P 4,M.AndersoiTM4,A.Smlth 4Olkoye
Wa- T 3.Pollard 2.5. Cushing 1.5Jamison 1.
aKers M43143 230 124 Lewis 1, Mitchell 1. Nolan 1.Ryans 1.
Texan 21B 12A Sharpton l.Nading0.5.TM30.OPP32
Opp 5050 217 113 Bo sdchaub9/3. Foiter3/2. Drees-
sen 1/1,Johnson ;/0. Jones 1/0
Poss.loog 29:03 30:57 Total Irast Dowis 360 352
TotalNetYards 6186 6031 Rushing 118 113
Avg.PerGame 386.6 376.9 Passing 222 211
Total PlaYs 1029 1010 Penalty 20 28
Avg.PerPlay 6.0 6.0 3rld Down/Att. 79/1092 77/195
NetYardsRushing 2042 1751 3rdDownPct. 41.1 39.5
Avg.PerGame 127.6 109.4 '.4th Down/Att. 9/19 11/13
NetYardsPassing 4144 4280 4th Down Pct. 47.4 84.6
Avg.PerGame 259.0 267.5 Penalties/Yards 90/690 105/851


By Chris Schneider. AP
Big yardage: Texans RB Arian Foster rambled for
1,616 yards, most in the NFL in 2010.


By Andy Lyons. Getty Images
Prolific passer. Peyton Manning threw for
4,700 yards and 33 touchdowns.

Colts statistics
Yds# Sack/
Pss AMt Cm Yds Cno Anl TO ht oi Lost Rm
Manning 679- 450 4700 66.3 6.2 33 17 73t 161 919
Cots 679 450 4700 66.3 6.92 33 17 73t 16i91 91.9
Opp. 535 356 3627 66.5 6.78 22 10 1 361 04 9127
Rui g No YdsAg i TO ceiM No. Yds Aw lb TO
D.Bwn- 129 497 3.9 49 255 2
Addal 116 495 43 46 4 Gao 67 784 11.7 57t 6
Hart 43 185 43 35 1 Tamme 67 631 9. 30 4
Rhodes 37 172 6, 15 0 Collie 59 649 11.2 73t 8
1hoe 1 Clartk 37 347 9.4 50M 3
JJames 46 1122.4 116 White 36 355 9.9 33 5
Cuams 1 14U3 3 49 13 D Brwn 20 205 103 '25 0
Opp. 445 202 4 62 14 Addai VS 124 .6.5 1 0
s T. sh 11 e M tan PiS James 63 7.0 "t- '0"
SIT Rlnes 6 40 6.7 'f7 0,o
Vinanen 0 0 0 0 129 M 4SO 47 14 73)33
Collie 8 0 8 '0 48 Opp 356 167 102 61 22
Garcn 6 0 6 0 36 .
J.James' -'6 6 0 36 Haden 2 56 28.0 31 .
WayNee 6 0 6 0 U 6 Powers 2 11 115 11
White .5 5 0 30 Francsco 2 10- 5.0 11
Addal. 4 4 0 0 24 CotS 10 206 206 44
Tamme 4 0- 4 0 24 1Op. 17 277 163 47
Colts S1 13 33 5 435 SatarnMahlsl. reeney 0,Foster3.5
Oppm 42 14 22 6 388 Angererl.Haglerl,Sesslon 1.TM30.
SOPP16 "
I0 9 PAT R ns iilost Manning 3/1,Addal 2/1, D.
CoVls 5110 26/ I Moore2/lK.More2/lColliel/l.J.
81 31 James 11'. odes l/lWaynel/l1
OppM 31/36 134
Potesio Avg. 29:4 30:19 Toal r stDowns 366 314
lTotadNetYanis 6092 5465 Rushng 87 111
Avg.PerGame 380.8 341.6 Passing 253 190
oItalPlays 1088 1010 Penalty 26 13
Asg.PerPlay 5.6 5.4 3rd Down/Alt. 91/204 78/200
Net YlVds Rushlg 1483 2032 3rd Down PcLt. 44.6 39.0
Avg. PerGamne 92.7 127.0 4th Down/At. 5/8 8/18
Net edls Passing 4609 3433 4th Down PcLt 62.5 44.4
A=g.PerGame 288.1 214.6 Penalties/Yards 79/709 95/812


On a roll

heading into

the playoffs

The marathon run of four consec-
utive wins needed to win a seventh
AFC South crown and make a rec-
ord-setting ninth trip in a row to the
postseason is over.
The Colts put themselves behind
the eight ball with early- and mid-
scason struggles but finished strong
in December and appear to be a
team on a bit of a roll.
To be sure, the Colts' regular-sea-
son finale win vs. the Tennessee Ti-
tans was far from a work of art. But
it was a win and coupled with the
Kansas City Chiefs' loss to the Oak-
land Raiders gives Indianapolis
the No. 3 seed heading into the
playoffs.
Coach Jim Caldwell's crewwill
face the New York Jets in an AFC
wild-card weekend playoff meeting
Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Trending: The run defense had
another outstanding performance,
limiting the Titans' Chris Johnson to
39 yards on 20 carries. As a team,
Indianapolis allowed Tennessee 51
total yards in 24 rushing attempts
for an average of 2.1 yards a carry.
Over the final three weeks of the
regular season, the Colts held the
Jacksonville Jaguars, Oakland Raid-
ers and Titans without a 100-yard
rusher.
D Lineup watch: Wide receiver
Blair White had four catches
against theTitans for 51 yards, in-
cluding a big 20-yard reception that
setup the game-winning 43-yard
field goal by Adam Vnatieri as
time expired.


Colts sciled.Me
,...L -...at1Iouston 34-24
. .:.W ALY.,NY. -t "";38-14_
W W.--atlDaer 7-13 .
- L ..__.AtJateksonveawi 31-28..
W .Ka cas tty ...-.O19-9
W -at Washhington 27,24
-- .Bye- .
W Houston. -30-17
L ... at Philadelphia _.._. 26-24
W -- Cincinna .--.-2347
L ....._ at New England .....31-28
L ..... San Diego ........... 36-14
L .....Dallas __.... 38-35 (0T)
W --atTennessee _- 30-28
W Jacsonvle 34-24
W atOaldand -_31-26
W --- nnessee 23-20








USA TODAY SPORTS WEEKLY. JANUARY 5-11, 2011 17



-S Season in review


-AFC South


Late-season

fade had

familiar feel

The Jaguars' season ended with-
out a playoff bid when they lost in
the season finale 34-17 to the Hous-
ton Texans. They went into the
game needing a victory and an Indi-
anapolis Colts loss to the Tennessee
Titans to make the playoffs.
This is the second year in a row
and the third time in five years that
the Jaguars have collapsed down
the stretclhwhen they had their
playoff fate in their hands.
In 2006, they were 8-5 and lost
their last-three. Last year, they were
7-5 and lost their last four, and this
year they were 8-5 and lost their
last three.
Coach Jack Del Rio has won one
playoff game in eight years as a head
coach and is the only coach of the
modern era to fail to win a division
title in his first eight seasons.
> What went right The Jaguars
showed in the second year of the re-
gime of general manager Gene
Smith that they are making strides
in the right direction, even though
their 8-8 record was only one game
better than their 7-9 record in 2009.
> What went wrong: The de-
fense gave up more points than any
in team history, even more than the
1995 expansion team. They allowed.
419 points and were blown out in
five of their eight losses. They lost
those games bya total of 116
points.
They were vulnerable in the sec-
ndary against eams with good
quarerbacis as Del Rio kept shuf-
n the plyers.






W c1 SIR I' III 2
...L -Temmern. -_30M3




-.L Ho __ ui_-31-24


L ............. atKY Giants ....... ... 24-20
W .............at Tenanessee .............17-6
w ... Oaldand _- 38-31
L.: ............at Indianapolis ..............34-24 .
L ............ Washington ............ 20-7 (OT)
S.................atHouston .................34.17


Jaguars MVP. RB Maurice Jones-Drew

His six consecutive 100-yard games on the ground
from Week 8 to Week 14 were a major reason the.
Jaguars were on the cusp of the AFC South crown.
The nagging knee injury that short-circuited Jones-
Drew in a crucial Week 15 loss to the Indianapolis
Colts and kept him out of the final two games was the
primary reason Jacksonville couldn't close the deal
and nail down the elusive playoff berth. He still fin-
ished fifth overall with 1,324 rushing yards and might
have helped solidify the city's hold on its franchise.
I, Runner-up: QB David Garrard The Jags were
8-6 with him under center. Unreal in the wins (19
touchdowns, five interceptions, 119.9 passer rating)
but unseemly in the losses (four TDs, 10 picks, 59.4
rating), Garrard probably still isn't cemented as the
long-term starter.



Titans MVP MLB Stephen Thuloch

The 2006 fourth-round pick out of North Carolina
State isn't a well-known NFL name. but he's quickly
making a name for himself at the center of Tennes-
see's defense. Tulloch finished the year with 159 tack-
les. second to the New England Pamous' Jerod Mayo
11751. while chipping in a sack. an interception and SLx
passes broken up. There wasn't much to smile about
in Nashville in 2010. but the emergence of Tulloch and
Pro Bowl DE Jason Babin (12' : sacks offers hope for
optimism in 2011.
> Runner-up: RB Chris Johnson He didn't
come close to his stated goal of 2.500 rushing yards
after a 2,006-yard effort in 2009, but Johnson re-
mainel the Titans' most potent offensive threat with
1364 rushing yards and 12 total TDs.
Nate Davis


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NetYards Rushing
Avg. Per Game -
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Avg. Per GCame


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3413
1019
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5949 Rushig
371.8 Passing
948 Penalty
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1945 3rODownPcL.
121.6 4th Down/Att.
~004 4th DownPrt.
2503 Penaltles/Yards


330
148
161
21
81/203
39.9
16/25
8 64.0
83/675


By Kirby Lee. US Pressw
Big year: Maurice Jones-Drew, shown Dec. 12,
ran for 94.6 yards a game, second in the NFL.


By Don McPeak. US Presswire
In the grasp: Stephen Tulloch, stopping the Jag-
uars' Rashad Jennings, led the Titans in tackles.

Tuans statics

K.Collis 278 0 182 57,6 656- 14 S ~ 13/SI91 822
yblng 156 9 12S5 596 8A4 10. 1 71 131/10 996 -
ion 4MI m2311 3S 525.iu 3 i f 1 mm-in as
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AvXg.PerCame
TotPlays
Avg. Per Play
NeYards Rushing"
Net Yards Passing
Avg. PerGame


25:54
.4834
302.1
907
53
1727
107.9
3107
194.2


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5883 Rushing
.367.7 Passing
1139 Penalty
5.2 3rd DownAn.
1851 3rd Down Pct.
115.7 4th Down/Att.
4032 4th Down P.
252,.0 Penalt Ies/Yards


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73 107
155. 214
24 35
S71/204 104/242
34.8 43.0
8/14 9/22 -
57.1 40.9
128/1040114/1039


Owner will

meet with

team leaders

Coach Jeff Fisher, general man-
ager Mike Reinfeldt and senior ex-
ecutive vice president Steve Un-
derwood are set to meet with
owner Bud Adams to discuss QB
Vince Young and Fisher's situation.
> What went right: Rookies
such as Marc Mariani, who be-
came a Pro Bowl return man, and
cornerback Alterraun Verner
stepped up and played big roles.
The Titans also found out that
they have potential playmakers in
second-year men Kenny Britt, who
has the talent to be a No. 1-type re-
ceiver, and tight end Jared Cook,
who came on in the season's final
month.
> What went wrong-.The 2010
season became a train wreck with
the Fisher-Young saga at center
stage.
Young demonstrated his lack of
maturity with a locker-room tirade
directed at Fisher; Fisher oversaw a
team that collapsed down the
stretch.
The Titans finished 6-10 and put
Fisher's job security in greater jeop-
ardy than it has been in his 16 full
seasons with the franchise.
Defensive coordinator Chuck
Cecil's status might be up in the air
as the play of the defense overall fell
off greatly in the second half of the
season.
And in the most serious episode,
, offensive coordinator Mie Hli-
nediaerwas diagnosed with
cancer, hough he finished out the
season whiehwing cheudthw apy









L. a.tSm D o.z 33-25
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L ....... aMiam ....t 29-13
L ..Washington 19-16 (OT)
L ................ at Houston ..-.... 20-0
S................ Jacksonville.. .............. 17-6
L................Indianapolis .............. 30-28
W ,__ Houston __31-17
L ............... at Kansas Gty ............... 34-14
L .............. at Indianapolis............:. 23-20


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18. JANUARY 5-11, 2011-. USA TODAY SPO WEEKLY


Season in review


AFC North


Flacco aims

to step up

his game

Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is
looking to make more of an impact
in the playoffs.
He has won three playoff games
in his first two seasons, but Flacco
hasn't produced stellar perfor-
mances. He never has thrown for
more than 190 yards, and he has
completed more than half of his
passes once.
Flacco will try to find his playoff
footing Sunday when the Ravens
play at the Kansas City Chiefs in the
first round.of the postseason.
But Flacco didn't end the regular
season on a strong note. He has av-
eraged 133 yards passing in his last
three games.
"We're going to the playoffs for
bigger and better things," Flacco
said after the Ravens' 13-7 win vs.
the Cincinnati Bengals. "That's the
important thing right now."
> Trending: Ray Rice did not
fumble during the regular season.
The Ravens' running back didn't put
the ball on the ground on 370
touches. Rice fumbled once in his
rookie season and none in the first
11 games of 2009. But his ball secu-
rity came into question at the end of
last season, when he fumbled in
three of the last five regular-season
games. The Ravens set a team rec-
ord for fewest turnovers in a season
with 20.
o- Lineup watch: Free safety Ed
Reed injured his ribs on his second
interception just before halftime last
week. Reed is considered question-
able for Sunday's'game at Kansas
.City.

Ravens schedule
W _. at N.Y Jets ..10-9
L _.....atCGncinnati_ ....15-10
W.- .Cleveland 24-17
W ............at Pittsburgh 17-14
W Denver. 31-17
L..- atNewEngland....23-20(OT)
W- Buale 37-34 (OT)
W Miaml "26-10
L _. atAlantta -._2 26-21
W -- atCarolina .37-13
L.___ Pittsbui .-. 13-10
W -atHouston 34-28(01)
W NewOrleans .._30-24
W. atCleveland '--20-10
W Cincinna .... ..13-7


Ravens MVP. LB Ray Lewis

Who else? His bio says he's 35, but the 15-year
veteran never seems to age much, which.is why he's
been a Pro Bowler a dozen times. Lewis finished
sixth league-wide with 139 tackles, his highest total
since 2004. He also had a pair of forced fumbles, a
couple of sacks and two interceptions. But Lewis has
never been a man to be measured by numbers, and
the emotional fuel he continues to provide his team
was a vital component in its 12-win campaign.
> Runner-up: QB Joe Flacco Quietly but steadi-
ly improved, turning in his best season (3,622 passing
yards, 25 TDs, 93.6 rating all career bests).
> Honorable mentions Despite missing the
first six games, FS Ed Reed led the league with eight
interceptions. Pro Bowl K Billy Cundiff boomed 40
touchbacks and made 26 field goals.



Bengals MVP: DE Carlos Dunlap

Despite red flags including a DUI arrest and ques-
tions about his drive the Bengals took Dunlap in the
second round of the draft (54th overall) and were re-
warded for their faith in the former Florida Gator. His
9/2 sacks were second among rookies, trailing highly
touted Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh, who had 10.
Dunlap's effort is even more impressive considering
he didn't play in four of the team's first five games,
never started and didn't bag his first quarterback until
Week 10. He appears to be a building block for a team
that will likely need them.
), Runner-up: WRTerrell Owens He had 72
catches for 983 and nine TDs in 14 games, proving the
tank is far from empty ... even if his presence didn't
produce a return trip to the playoffs.
Nate Davis

Ravens statistics
Yds/ Sack/
Passing Alt Cmp Yds Cmp% Att TD Int l[g Lost Rig
Flacco 489 306 3622 62.6 7.41 25 10 67 40/294 93.6
Ravens 491 308 3629 62.7 739 25 10 67 40/294 93.6
Opp. 596 349 3789 58.6 6.36 22 19 88t 27/190 76.4
Rushing No. Yds Ave ibu TO Receiving No. Yds Avg Lg TD
Rice 307 1220 4.0 50 5 Boldin 64 837 13.1 61 7
McCahee 100 380 3.8 301t 5 Rice 63 556 8.8 34 1
LMcClain 28 85 3.0 16 0 Mason 61 802 13.1 42 7
S 43 84 2.0 14 1 .Heap 40 599 15.0 65t 5-
S 43 Ho shmandS. 30 398 13.3 56 3
Stallworth 5 45 9.0 19 0 LMcClain 21 134 6.4 19 0
D.Reed 1 15 15.0 15 0 McCGahee 14 55 39 32t 1
Ravens 487 1831 3.8 50 11 Dickson 11 152 13.8 58 1
Opp. 384 1503 3.9 48 5 Ravens 308 3629 11.8 67 25
u R_ ec R_ P Opp. 349 3789 10.9 88t 22
Cndi 0 0 10 117 Int. N. Yd g i
Boldin 7 0 7 0 42 18 22.9 44
Mason 7 0 7 0 42 Wilson 3 12 4.0 12t
Masnee 7 7 Vebb" 2 32 16.0 32
McGahee 6 5 1 0 36 Lewis 2 26 13.0 24t
Rice 6 5 1 0 36 Carr 2 13 6.5 12
Heap 5 0 5- 0 30 Ravens 19 28 15.2 44
Houshmandz. 3 0 3 0 18 1Op. 0 l19.1 li6
Ravens 40 11. 25 4 357 Suggs1ll,Ngata55.Reddlng3.,
Opponents 27 S 22 0 270 Lewls2Johnson IS Ellete l.nger
T1CLts andry .J.Mcalan 1,TM27,OPP40
Eft PAT Pts RF*/aost:Flacco9/4.McGahee2/2.E.
Cunduf 3 2SQ9 117 Reed21O. Vebb211.Boldin111,Heap
117 1/0. IHoushmandzadeh l/I0.Kocl 1/0.
OB'.. "5 1im m earPe.el/0VStaiiw P ithlll.Wiisonll
--it. OaBa -. O 00A


Av.PerGame
rotalw as
ft Per Klay
Net YardsRslng
Ag.PercaGune


29:18 ToaIHrstOOwuIs
'5102 RUsIft
318.9 Passing
1067 Penalty
5.1 3rdDown/Alt.
1503 3d Down Pct
93.9 4th Down/AUt.
3599 4thDownPct.
224.9 Penaltes/Yards


303. 284
97 79
175 187
31 18
82/210 87/229
39.06 38.0
4/10 6/12'
40.0 50.0'
90/673 117/984


Rah-rah Ray: Linebacker Ray Lewis provides a
spark like no one else for the Ravens.


By Sam Sharpe, US Presswisl
In good company: Carlos Dunlap, above, trailed
only Ndamukong Suh among rookies in sacks.


Bengals statistics


Yds
Passing Ant Cmo Yds OCmno% At TO


Sacw
lot LUg Lost RI


C.Palmer 586 362 3970 61.8 6.77 26 20 78t 26/201 82.4
Bengals 590 365 3988 61.9 6.76 26 20 78t 28/221 82.4
Opp. 514 326 3648 63.4 710 21 16 54 27/179 85.2
Rushing No. Yds Av[ Lng TDO eceivi No. Yds Avr [I TDO
Benson 321 1111 35 26 7 Owens 98 13.7 78t
Scott 61 299 4.9 18 1 Ochodnco 67 831 12.4 42 4
Leonard 9 61 6.8 42 0 Shipley 52 600 11. 64t 3
Palmer 0 i 9 0 Gresham 52 471 9.1 27 4
CPalr 2 5 6 enson 28 178 6.4 24 1
ega 428 1522 S 8 Caldwell 25 345 13.8 53 0
Opp. 416 1843 4A 61 15 impson 20 277 13.9 59t 3
ScohRg TO Rec Ret Pt eo n 20 137 6.9 20 1
engals 365 3988 10.9 78 26
Nugent 0 0 0 62 3 26 3648 11.2 54 21
Owens 9 0 9 0 54
Benson 8 7 1 0 50 11-. N I YdI
Stitser 0 0 0 0 29 Hall 4 19
Greham 0 0 Joseph 3 r 12.7 21t
No 4lson 2 63 31.5 56
Shipley 3. 0 3 0 18 Bega 16 200 .5 56
Simpson 3 0 3 0 18 Opp -20 424 212 Sit
Bengas 36 8 26 2 322 Sacs:Dunlap9.5.Atldns3;M.Johnson
Opponents 44 15 21. 8 395 2.5.Slms25.Crodcer2.Geathersl.D.
Jones 1. Maualugal. Rives 1.Rucler l.
Bt T F }9. R l.llamsl.TM27.0PP28
SNugent W. 89 2 RmoBoBenson7/5.C.Palmer7/3.
7 Gt1 Gresham2I,.Slmpson 2/2.Caldwell
127 I 1.R.NeLonlllScttll
:dn~-. HB&' nL On&


Avg.PerCGame
lotalPays
Atv Per Per a

T.PNetarsmin
Au%.PerGame


28:46 TotaliHrstDMowm
5312 Ra1n1
332.0 Pasting
957 Penalty
S5.6 3d DWAA.IL
1843 31dDow o nft
115.2 4thDown/At.
3469 4thDownPct.
216.8 Penalies/ft s


317
206
26
87/224
38.8
13/19
68.4
90/725


Rookies

impress in

losing season

The Bengals, who many predicted
would make back-to-back playoff
appearances for the first time in 28
years, capped the most disappoint-
ing season in the club's 43 seasons
with a 13-7 loss to the Baltimore
Ravens.
Coach Marvin Lewis' contract
expired after the game.
It marked Lewis' third losing sea-
son in four years .and second in
three with double-digit losses. The
season included a 10-game losing
streak that tied the 1992 team for
the longest in a season.
o What went right: Jermaine
Gresham set a team record for
catches by a rookie tight end (52)
and had four touchdowns. Defen-
sive end Carlos Dunlap (9Y2 sacks)
was the first rookie to lead the team
in sacks since James Francis in 1990,
and wide receiver Jordan Shipley
led AFC rookies in catches (52) and
yards (600). Defensive tackle Geno
Atkins also showed flashes of pro-
gress.
> What went wrong: Terrell
Owens ended up leading the team
in receptions (72) and touchdowns
(nine), but his addition changed the
dynamic of the offense. The running-
game struggled because Owens and
Chad Ochocinco were weak run-
blockers. Ochocinco had 67 recep-
tions and four touchdowns. He had
two 100-yard games, but both
came when he got his yards in the
second half of blowouts.
The Bengals ended up having 16
players on injured reserve; the big-
gest impact came on defense.

Bengals schedule
L ... at New England ....__ 38-24
W--Balth ore--15-10
Wr at Carolina 20-7
L at Cleveland 23-20
L_ Tampa Bay 24-21
Bye
L___ atAdanta .... 39-32
L ._ ...... Miami"..-. 22-14
L Pittsburgh ......... 27-21
L ".. at Indianapolis ._ 23-17
L --._ Buffalo ' 49-31
L ...... at N.Y. Jets 26-10
L .-..... New Orleans -_ 34-30
L _... at Pittsburgh .._. 23-7
W Cleveland 19-17
W .San Diego 34-20
L ......at Baltimore ___ 13-7


'"~"







USATODAY SPORTS WEEKLY JANUARY 5-11,2011 19



Season in review


AFC North


Mangini

takes the fall

for faltering

The Cleveland Browns fired coach
Eric Mangini after a second consec-
utive 5-11 season.
Mangini went 10-22 with the
Browns and finished his second sea-
son with a four-game losing streak.
Cleveland went 2-6 after an upset of
the New England Patriots on Nov. 7.
The Browns have lost 10 or more
games seven of the last eight years.
> What went right: Rookie QB
Colt McCoy showed enough to give
team President Mike Holmgren
and fans hope the Browns might fi-
nally have a starting quarterback to
build around. His statistics weren't
off the charts, but he showed lead-
ership.
Peyton Hillis emerged as a legiti-
mate No. 1 running back.
> What went wrong: The
Browns had trouble closing games.
They finished in the top half of the
league defensively in three major
categories points allowed, take-
aways and red-zone defense, yet.
they gave up fourth-quarter leads to
the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Kansas
City Chiefs, Baltimore Ravens and
Jacksonville Jaguars.
Linebacker Scott Fujita, signed in
free agency, suffered a season-end-
ing knee injury vs. the New York Jets
on Nov. 14. The run defense was
never the same.
The right side of the offensive line
is old with Floyd Womack at guard
and John St. Clair at tackle.
Josh Cribbs suffered a foot injury
vs. the Jets and for the first time in
his six-year career did not score a
touchdown.

Browns schedule
L__. atTampaBay _...17-14
L ___Kansas Cty _._16-14
L _.....atBaltimore __ 24-17
W __-dmcatf -23240
L Atlanta 20-10
L -_-_t.. aPtbd -28-10
W at NewOrlfeaas .347
W -NrwEialnd -3444
L__RNJes ___26-20(orT)
L .at Jde sofie A- 24-20
W Camtol. 24.,3
W --- aMtai -- 13W.
L :_--atBUfo 13-6
L __-at mnati__ 19-17
L ,Balnmoree-- 20-10
L__PKsrhv__ -41-9


Browns MVP RB Peyton HMlis

Who knew Cleveland was commiming highway
robbery by acquiring Hillis and two draft picks from
the Denver Broncos for disappointing QB Brady Quinn
last March? The people in Denver certainly feel swin-
dled. Hillis became the only Browns running back
outside of Hall of Famers Jim Brown and Leroy Kelly
to rush for 11 TDs in a season, though Hillis was quick
to dismiss such comparisons as absurd. He also ran
for 1.177 yards and caught 61 balls for 477 more. He
might not rival Brown's talent, but for the time being
he's rivaling his popularity in a city in need of folk he-
roes after LeBron James' departure.
m Runner-up: T Joe Thomas This offensive
cornerstone has been a Pro Bowler in all four of his
NFL seasons and provided many of the holes Hillis ran
through.



Steelers MVP SS Troy Polamalu

You don't need to know much more than this:
Pittsburgh is 6-7 over the last two seasons in games
Polamalu has missed. The Steelers are 15-4 over the
same span when he has played. And who can forget
Polamalu timing the snap and vaulting the line of
scrimmage to tackle Tennessee Titans QB Kerry Col-
lins in Week 2? How about his crucial interception at
the Buffalo Bills in Week 12? Then there was the
fourth-quarter strip sack of Baltimore Ravens QB Joe
Flacco in Week 13 that paved the way for the win that
largely secured a division title for Pittsburgh.
> Runner-up: WR Mike Wallace Losing Santo-
nio Holmes didn't hurt so much, as Wallace continued
to stretch defenses, racking up 1,257 yards on a mere
60 grabs (21-yard average).
Nate Davis

Browns statistics
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MCLOy z 13 5 1576 6U 7.
Delhomme 149 93 872 62.4 5.
Browm 471s 29 303 61.9 6:
IOpIs 507 3270 3704 48 1

McCoy 28 136 4.9 18 1
Bel 31 71 23 11 0
Harrison 31 91 29 39 0
Hodges 1 68 68.0 68 0
Cribs 20 66 3.3 19 0
Op6 S5S 2070 41 55 7
DawMso 0 0 0 0 I,
Hills 13 11 2 0 78
Roblsle 3 0 3 0.. 18
Watson 3 0 3 0- 18
Bowens 2 0 0 2 12
Massaquol 2 0 2 0 12
S 25 13 13 3 271
o0mnn s 39 7 25 3 332

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~6i~ 927
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AfPrGi,- 102.9
meu*Fdariq 2989
A0WFOWGiar 1136


10 6 9 47 23132 74.5
85 2 7 49 6/49 63.4
2 26 19 78 29/178 84.8

Hills 61 477 7.8 47 2
Stuckey 40 346 8.7 25 0
o 36 483 13.4 41t 2
= 29 310 10.7 46t 3
Cribhs 23 292 12.7 65t 1
Moore 16. 322 20.1 49 1
lnla 21 3m3 MR 659 13
3-- 3S VA '79t 26

Bowens 2 94 47.0 64t
M.Adams 2 51 25.5 26
Wanrd 2 39 19.5 23
ELnam 2 18 9.0 18
S.Brown 2 0 OLO 0
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By Rick Stewart, Getty Images
Good deal: Peyton Hillis, shown Dec. 12, scored
13 touchdowns in his first year with the Browns.


By Jason Bridge, US Presswire
Coming up big: Troy Polamalu dives for a score
after an interception Dec. 12 vs. the Bengals.

Steelers statistics
Ailta AdrOno Y& a Cm% At D hlot L Lomt W


Roethllsber. 389 240 3200 61.7 8.23 17 5 56t 321220 97.0
Stelers 479 2M 3890 .2 8.12 22 9 S6t 43L28 95.2
. S3 363 3744 61.2 631' 15 21 67 463t 733
"L Yds D" & T "1
Miie hall 324 1273 3 50 13 Wal 6 257 21 5V I0
Redman 52 247 4.8 23 0 Ward 59 755 12.8 43 5
Roethllsben 34 176 52 31 2 Mier 42 512 12.2 36 2
S- eles 471 "IN 4.1 SI 15' Sanders 28 376 13.4 35 2
St 4 133 4 41 3 2? 15 Moore 26 205 7.9 29 0
-0 33 30 4 5 a 3013.1 5t 22
Be, W, Its Opp 363 333 43 67 15
Mendenha 13 03 78 Iant. #. Yc A
Reed 0 0 0 0 64 folamalu 7 101 t W
Suisham 0 0 0 0 61 Clark 2 34 17.0 23
Wallace 10 0 10 0 60 Woodlly 2 22 11.0 14t
Ward 5 0 5 0 30 I. 2 9 4.5 9
Miller 2 0 2 0 12 2 2 1.05 2
Redrnan 2 0 -2 '0 12 M dd 2 -3 -1.5 0
Roethlisber. 2 2 0 0 12 S3 ha 2 25 1IU 79
Sanders 2 0 2 0 12 1221 2
SIn 41 224 37 Sa Hanison 10.5 Woodley9.5.Far-
nn-wB 22 S 15 2 3 rlor6.Hood3,Kesel3.Tlnmnons3.Gay
2.McFadden2.VW.oelds2.Eason 14%
T F& Foote ,.1A. HampIton 1. Madison 1. Pla-
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106 61
175 182
14 29
94/218 70/209
43.1 33,5
21'5 10216
400 62.5
100/903 861716


Squad back

in familiar

territory

For the second time in three sea-
sons, the Steelers wrapped up the
No. 2 seed in the AFC playoffs and
will open at Heinz Field on Jan. 15
with the chance to go to their fifth
AFC Championship Game in the last
10 years. ,
It is the third time in their four
years under coach Mike Tomlin
that they have won the AFC North
and the 20th time they've won a di-
vision championship since the 1970
NFL merger, the most in the league.
"We've been saying for a couple
weeks now that it's playofftime,
and now it really, really is," quarter-
back Ben Roethlisberger said. "It's
good to get that bye, guys get a little
rest, and playing at home is always a
good thing."
The Steelers held the No. 2 seed
in 2008 and won the AFC Champi-
onship Game at home after the top-
seeded Tennessee Titans lost their
first game. They went on to win
their sixth Super Bowl.
They fully expect to be playing at
the New England Patriots for the ti-
tle this time, provided they win
their first game at home.
> By the numbers: The Steelers
had 21 interceptions this season,
their most since they had 23 in
1996. Troy Polamalu led the team
with seven, a career high.
P Trending: Mike Wallace
caught a 56-yard touchdown pass
from Roethlisberger on Sunday. It
was the eighth time those two com-
bined for a scoring play of 40 yards
or more, which is a team record.


SteTers schedule
W -Atlanta _154(01)
W atTennessee I "
W __BpaT -3 43
L ___Baltimore __-17-14
Bye
-W-_atflMia *- 2322
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Season in review


___ AFC West


Front office

has its work

cuutout for it

. Denver closed its worst-ever sea-
son at 4-12 with a 33-28 loss to the
San Diego Chargers.
"There's a coaching search.
There's the draft. There's free agen-
cy. These next four months are huge
for our franchise," said general man-
ager Brian Xanders, whose powers
are expected to increase with John
Elway soon to be his new boss. "We
want to make the right decisions
and move forward."
P What went right: Wide re-
ceiver Brandon Lloyd came out of
nowhere to have one of the most
dynamic seasons in franchise histo-
ry. In the eighth season of what had
been a journeyman career, Lloyd
led the NFL in receiving yards
(1,488) while averaging 18.8 yards a
catch and making 11 touchdown
grabs.
o What went wrong: Coach
Josh McDaniels was canned a
month before finishing his second
season as coach.
Denver's 471 points allowed were
two shy of the franchise high set in
1963. The 2,473 rushing yards al-
lowed were also second worst all-
time, and the 26 touchdowns on the
ground tied for first (2008).
An additional 3,780 passing yards
allowed were the fourth-worst
showing in team annals.
It adds up to a total yardage yield
(6,253) that represents the most
ever by a Denver team, coming on
an average gain of 5.9 yards third
highest ever.
And the Broncos were last in the
NFL with 23 sacks.

Broncos schedule
L .............. at Jacksonville ..............24-17
W __ Seattle -. 31-14
L ................. Indianapolis .................27-13
W at Tennessee 26-20
L................. at Baltim ore ................. 31-17
L .................... N.Y. Jets ................... 24-20
L ................... akland .................... 59-14
L............. vs. San Francisco............. 24-16
................................ Bye ................................
W Kansas City -. 49-29
L ................ at San Diego ................ 35-14
L .................... St. Louis ................... 36-33
L................ at Kansas City................ 10-6
L .................. at Arizona ............. 43-13
L .................. at Oakland .................. 39-23
W Houston 24-23
L .................. San Diego .................. 33-28


Broncos MVP. WR Brandon Lloyd

Maybe departed coach Josh McDaniels knew what
he was doing when he dealt disgruntled WR Brandon
Marshall in the offseason. Lloyd stepped into the void
and emerged as a first-time Pro Bowler in his eighth
season. He piled up spectacular catches on a weekly
basis on his way to an NFL-high 1,448 yards through
the air. Eleven of Lloyd's 77 receptions produced
touchdowns, and he maintained his production with
Kyle Orton And rookie Tim Tebow under center.
P Runner-up: CB Champ Bailey Even at 32. he
proved he's still among the game's elite at his post-
tion just ask Kansas City Chiefs Pro 3owl WR
Dwayne Bowe, who was shut out by Bailey in
Week 13. But Bailey might play elsewhere in 2011 af-
ter the Broncos pulled a contract extension off the ta-
ble during the season.




Chiefs MVP RB Jamaal Charles


Only the Houston Texans' Arian Foster ourrushed
Charles in 2010. though Foster received 97 more car-
ries and only outdistanced Charles' 1.467 yards by
149. Charles' 6.38 yards a carry rank second only to
Hall of Famer Jim Brown's 6.40 average in 1963. In ad-
dition to powering the NFL's top rushing attack 164.2
yards a game). Charles employed his sprinter's speed
through the air. catching 45 passes for 468 yards: his
1.935 yards from scrimmage trailed only Foster's
2.220.
Runner-up: QB Matt Cassel For Chiefs fans
questioning whether he's a franchise quarterback.
Cassel made a compelling case in 2010 with 27 touch-
down passes vs. seven interceptions. Kansas City lost
31-0 in the only game Cassel missed (appendectomy).
Nate Davis


Broncos statistics


Yds/
Passing Art Cmn Yds Cmn% Artt TDo


Orton 498 293 3653 58.8 7.
Tebow 82 41 654 50.0 7.
Broncos 580 334 4307 57.6 7.
Opp. 502 297 3936 59.2 7.
Rushing No. Yds Avg Lng TD
Moreno 182 779 4.3 35 5
Tebow 43 227 5.3 40t 6
Ball 41 158 3.9 19 0
Buckhalter .59 147 2.5 13 2
Broncos 398 1544 3.9 40t 13
Opp. 531 2473 4.7 71t 26
Scoring TD Rsh Rec Ret Pts
Prater 0 0 0 0 76
Lloyd 11 0 11 0 66
Moreno 8 5 3 0 48
Tebow 6 6 0 0 36
Hauschka 0 0 0 0 28
Buckhalter 4 2 2 0 24
Royal 3 0 3 0 18
Broncos 40 13 25 2 344
Opponents 55 26 26 3 471
Kicking PAT FG Pts
Prater 28129 16/18 76
Hauschka 10/10 6/7 28
Broncos 38/39 22/25 104
Opp. 52/53 29/36 139
Denv. ODD.


Possession Avg.
Total Net Yards
Avg. Per Game
Total Plays
Avg. Per Play
Net Yards Rushing
Avg. Per Game
Net Yards Passing
Avg. Per Game


Sack/
Int Lne Lost Rte


14 20 9 71 34/243 87.5
!8 5 3 50 6/26 82.1
3 25 12 71 40/269 86.8
4 26 10 73t 23/156 93.0
Receiving No. Yds Avg Lng TD
Lloyd 77 1448 18.8 71 11
Gaffney 65 875 13.5 50 2
Royal 59 627 10.6 41 3
Moreno 37 372 10.1 45 3
Buckhalter 28 240 8.6 23t 2
D.Thomas 22 283 12.9 31 2
Broncos 334 4307 12.9 71 25
Opp. 297 3936 13.3 73t 26
Int. No. Yds Avg Lng
Hill 2 67 33.5 36
Thompson 2 20 10.0 18
Bailey 2 0 0.0 0
Broncos 10 118 11.8 36
Opp. 12 255 21.3 44
Sacks: D. Williams 5.5, Haggan 5. Hunt-
er 3, Dawkins 2, Vickerson 2, Ayers 1.5,
Bailey 1, Bannan 1, M.Thomas 1,
Woodyard 1,TM 23, OPP40
Fum/Lost. Orton 4/4, Royal 4/2, Decker
3/1, Moreno 3/2, D.Thomas 3/2.
Thompson 3/1, Buckhalter 1/1, Cox 1 /1,
Walton 111
Deny. Onn.


31:51 Total First Downs
6253 Rushing
390.8 Passing
1056 Penalty
5.9 3rd Down/Alt.
2473 3rd Down PcL
154.6 4th Down/Att.
3780 4th Down Pct.
236.3 Penalties/Yards


Banner year Brandon Lloyd nearly doubled his
previous career high with 1,448 receiving yards.


By Dilip Vishwanat. Getty Images
Second to one: Jamaal Charles, shown Dec. 19,
fell just short of Jim Brown's yards-a-carry mark.


Chiefs statistics


Yds/
Passing Art Cmon Yds Cmn% Att TD


Sack/
Int Lone Lost Rte


Cassel 450 262 3116 58.2 6.92 27 7 75t 26/182 93.0
Chiefs 475 274 3189 57.7 6.71 27 8 75t 32/221 90.1
Opp. 581 319 3777 54.9 6.50 23 14 87t 39/258 78.1
Rushing No. Yds Avg Lng TD Receiving No. Yds Avg Lng TD
Charles 230 1467 6.4 80 5 Bowe 72 1162 16.1 75t 15
Jones 245 896 3.7 70 6 Moeaki 47 556 11.8 34 3
Cassel 33 125 3.8 23 0 Charles 45 468 104 31 3
McCluster 18 71 39 20 Chambers 22 213 9.7 26 1
MClster 18 71 3.9 20 0 McCluster 21 209 10.0 31t 1
Battle 20 50 2.5 7 1 Copper 18 15.7 20 0
Chiefs 556 2627 4.7 80 13 jones 14 122 8.7 20 0
Opp. 408 1764 43 38t 11 Chiefs 274 3189 11.6 75t 27
Scoring TD Rsh Rec Ret Pts Opp. 319 3777 11.8 87t 23
Succop 0 0 0 0 102 Int. No. Yds Avg Lng
Bowe 15 0 15 0 90 Berry 4 102 25.5 54t
Charles 8 5 3 0 48 Lewis 3 46 15.3 23
ones 6 6 0 0 36 Flowers 2 33 16.5 33t
Jones 6 6 8 0 36 McGraw 2 4 2.0 4
Moeaki 3 3 0 18 Chiefs 14 204 14.6 54t
McCluster 2 0 1 1 12 Opp. 8 57 7.1 22t
Pope 2 0 2 0 12 Sacks: Hall 14.5, Gilberry 7, Arenas 3,
Chiefs 44 13 27 4 366 Studebaker 2.5, Berry2,Dorsey2,Ed-
Opponents 38 11 23 4 326 wards 2. Belcher'l. Jackson 1,D.John-
icking PAT FG PS son 1, Smith 1, D. Williams 1, TM 38,
SIclmgp 42/42 2/26 1ts OPP32
Chiefs 42/42 20 26 102 Punm/Lost:Cassel 3/1, Charles3/2, Jones
fpp 38/ 20/24 98 3/1,Arenas2/1, McCluster2/1.Bowe
Opp 4 98 1/0, W\iegmann 1/0
K.C. Onn. K r inn.


Possession Avg.
lotal Net Yards
Avg. Per Game
Total Plays
Avg. Per Play
Net Yards Rushing
Avg. Per Game
Net Yards Passing,
Avg. Per Game


Total First Downs
Rushing
Passing
Penalty
3rd Down/Att.
3rd Down Pct.
4th Down/Att.
4th Down Pct.
Penalties/Yards


319
129
167
23 .
83/226
36.7
10/23
43.5
90/771


Loss brings

No. 4 seed,

Ravens

There might have been too much
looking ahead by the Kansas City
Chiefs as they closed out the regular
season with a 31-10 spanking by the
Oakland Raiders.
They game was only about playoff
seeding for the Chiefs, and by losing
and the Indianapolis Colts winning,
the Chiefs dropped from the third
seed in the AFC bracket for the play-
offs to No. 4. That will bring the Bal-
timore Ravens to Arrowhead Stadi-
um on Sunday for a wild-card game.
"We've got to be ready to go and
take advantage of the opportunity to
play more games, especially having
one here at Arrowhead," coach
Todd Haley said.
0 By the numbers: Running
back Jamaal Charles was 0.02
yards away from tying or breaking a
47-year-old NFL record held by Jim
Brown. In the 1963 season, Brown
averaged 6.40 yards a carry for
1,863 yards on 291 carries. That's
the highest average per carry in any
season for a runner with at least 150
attempts. Charles finished the 2010
season with 230 carries for 1,467
yards, an average of 6.38 yards a
carry. Charles had the record until
his final run, when be lost 1 yard. If
he had stopped at 229 carries for
1,468 yards, his average would have
been 6.41 yards a carry.
.0 Trending: This will be the first
postseason home game for the
Chiefs since 2003, and they have not
won a home game in the playoffs
since the 1993 season when they
beat the Pittsburgh Steelers.



Chiefs schedule
W San Diego 21-14
W -....at Cleveland 16-14
W San Francisco 31-10
............................... Bye ................................
L .............at Indianapolis ...............19-9
L ................. at Houston ................. 35-31
W Jacksonville 42-20
W --- Buffalo .............13-10 (OT)
L........... at Oakland ............ 23-20 (OT)
L .................. at Denver .................. 3129-49
W Arizona 31-13
W at Seattle 42-24
W ____ Denver ... 10-6
L ................. at San Diego ................. 31-0
W at St. Louis 27-13
W .............Tennessee 34-14
L .................. Oakland ................... 31-10


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Season in review


..,_AFC West


Woes outside

division doom

playoff hopes

The last time the Raiders finished
8-8, it was achieved with a win at
Arrowhead Stadium against the
Kansas City Chiefs at the end of the
1999 season. The next season, the
Raiders went 12-4 and won the AFC
West, their first division title in nine
years and the first of three in a row.
No What went right: The Raiders
more than doubled their point total,
going from 197 to 410. Oakland was
second in rushing with 2,494 yards
and 19 touchdowns a year removed
from being 21st with 1,701 yards
and seven touchdowns.
The Raiders had 18 touchdown
passes and 16 interceptions after
having 10 and 18 in 2009, going
from an awful passing offense to one
slightly below average.
After a slow start, quarterback Ja-
son Campbell became the unques-
tioned starter after Bruce Grad-
kowski was hurt, and he finished
strong. His 84.5 passer rating was
the highest since Rich Gannon won
the MVP at 97.3 in 2002.
What went wrong: The Raid-
ers were the first team since the
merger to go unbeaten in their divi-
sion (6-0) and miss the playoffs.
In going 2-8 against non-AFC
West teams, the Raiders went from
212.5 yards a game rushing to 121.9
yards outside of it. They went from
giving up 78.2 yards a game rushing
to 188.0 outside of it.
Being penalized was a constant is-
sue. The Raiders were flagged 148
times for a team-record 1,276 yards,
passing the 1969 team which had
1,274 penalty yards in 14-games.

Raiders schedule
L................ at Tennessee ................38-13
W St. Louis 16-14
L.................. at Arizona ..................24-23
L.......... ... Houston. .. ... 31-24
W -_ San Diego __ 35-27
L .............. at San Francisco ..............17-9
W ..at Denver 59-14
W Seattle 33-3
W Kansas City 23-20 (OT)
............................... Bye ..............;.................
L ................. at Pittsburgh ................. 35-3
L .................. Miami ......................33-17
W --atSan Diego 28-13
L .............. at Jacksonville ............. 38-31
W ____Denver 39-23
L................. Indianapolis................. 31-26
W --at Kansas City 31-10


Raiders MVP CB Nnamdi Asomugha

How good was Asomugha this season? Opposing
quarterbacks threw 32 passes in his direction before
Week 17 and completed 13 none for a touchdown.
So don't let his 19 tackles and lack of an interception
be misconstrued as a lack of production. "I've been
measured a little differently from other guys just be-
cause I don't get as many opportunities as they do,"
the three-time Pro Bowler said. Oakland's pass de-
fense'finished second in the NFL with 189.2 yards al-
lowed a game.
> Runner-up: RB Darren McFadden The
fourth overall pick of the 2008 draft helped erase the
bust label some were ready to affix to him after two
injury-marred, unproductive seasons. McFadden ran
for 1,157 yards, and his 89 yards a game were fourth
best in 2010.




Chargers MVP QB Philip Rivers


The Chargers lost their perch atop the AFC West in
2010. but don't blame Rivers. He piloted the offense to
the top of the NFL charts (395.6 yards a game) despite
a middling running game and the protracted absences
of Pro Bowl LT Marcus McNedl and WR Vincent Jack-
son amid conrracrual impasses and star TE Antonio
Gates. Rivers' favorite target, who missed six of the fi-
nal eight games with a foot injury. Rivers passed for an
NFL-high 4.710 yards while playing with a rotating
cast of understudies.
m Runner-up: OLB Shaun Phillips Despite the
struggles and eventual jemrisoning of fellow Ilinebacker
Shawne Merriman, Phillips proved he could be a lead-
ing man, rolling up 11 sacks for the league's No. 1-
ranked defense.
Nate Davis


Raiders statistics


Yds/
Passine Alt Cmn Yds CEmn Aft TD


Sack/
Int [ner I nt Rty


J.Campbell 329 194 2387 59.0 7.26 13 8 73t 33/208 84.5
Gradkowski 157 83 1059 52.9 6.75 5 7 70 10/77 663
Raiders 491 279 3471 56.8 7.07 18 16 73t 44/291 77.5
Opp. 470 249- 3319 53.0 7.06 29 12 57t 47/292 85.6
Rushing No. Yds Avg Lng TD Receiving No. Yds Avg ing TD
D.McFadden 223 1157 5.2 57t 7 ZMiller 60 685 11.4 43t 5
Bush 158 655 4.1 30 8 D.McFadden 47 507 10.8 67t 3
J.Campbell 47 222 4.7 24 1 Murphy 41 609 14.9 70 2
Ford 10 155 15.5 71t 2 Heyward-Bey 26 366 14.1 69t 1
Ford 25 470 18.8 52 2
Reece 30 122 4.1 31 1 eece 25 333 13.3 73 3
Raiders 504 2494 4.9 71t 19 Bush 18 194 10.8 55 0
Opp. 474 2138 4.5 76t 14 Raiders 279 3471 124 73t 18
Scoring TD Rsh Rec Ret Pts Opp. 249 3319 133 57t 29
Janikowski 0 0 0 0 142 Int. No. Yds Avg Inag
D.McFadden 10 7 3 0 60 Huft 3 32 10.7 17
Bush 8 8 0 0 48 Johnson 2 30 15.0 30t
r 7 Routt 2 22 11.0 221
Ford 7 2 2 3 42 Raiders 12 105 8.8 30t
7ZMillr 5 0 5 0 30 Opp. 16 204 12.8 38
Reece 4 1 3 0 24 SacMs:Wimbley9.Kelly7,Shaughnessy
Murphy 2 0 2 0 12 7, Seymour 5.5, Houston 5, Branch 4.
Raiders 44 19 18 7 410 Huff4.Bryant2.5.T.Scott1.5,Moss1,
Opponents 44 14 29 1 371 McClain0.5,TM47.OPP44
Kicing PAT Pt Ffin LosCJ.Campbell 9/1, D.McFadden
Janikowski 4431 3341 142 4/3,Ford3/1,Gradkowski3/1,N.Miller
Raiders 4343 3341 42 2/1,Murphy2/1,Heyward-Bey/1.
Opp. 107 Reece 1 /1
Oak. Opp. Oak. Opp.


Possession Avg.
Total NetYards
Avg. Per Game
Total Plays
Avg. Per Play
Net Yards Rushing
Avg. Per Game
Net Yards Passing
Avg. PerGame


28:53 Total First Downs
5165 Rushing
322.8 Passing
991 Penalty
5.2 3rd Down/Alt.
2138 3rd Down Pct.
133.6 4th Down/Att.
3027 4th Down Pct.
189.2 Penalties/Vards


306 292
113 98
159 150
34 44
75/220 76/218
34.1 34.9
.8/20 3/11
140.0 273
148/1276117/1161


By Ezra Shaw, Getty Images
Key corner: Offenses avoid Nnamdi Asomugha,
tackling the Rams' Laurent Robinson on Sept. 19.


By Robert Hanashiro. USA TODAY
Leading man: Philip Rivers, scrambling Nov. 22,
passed for 4,710 yards, tops in the league.


Chargers statistics


Yds/
Paccine Alt Cmn Vdc omnl Art Tf Int


Sack/
I ne I net Rtr


Rivers 541 357 4710 66.0 8.71 30 13 59t 38/227 101.8
Chargers 544 359 4746 66.0 8.72 30 13 59t 38/227 101.9
Opp. 488 285 3135 58.4 6.42 18 16 71t 47/290 76.2
Rushing No. Yds Avg Ing TD Receiving No. Yds Avg Lng TD
Tolbert 182 735 4.0 3 11 Sproles 59 520 8.8 57 2
Mathews 158 678 4.3 31t 7 Gates 50 782 15.6 48t 10
Sproles 50 267 5.3 34 0 Floyd 37 717 19.4 55 6
Hester 26 60 2.3 6 0 Crayton 28 514 18.4 49 1
Hester 2 2.3 6 0 Tolbert 25 216 8.6 28 0
Rivers 29 52 1.8 14 O Naanee 23 371 16.1 59t 1
Chargers 457 1810 4.0 36 18 Chargers 359 4746 13.2 59t 30
Opp. 404 1500 .3.7 56t 14 Opp. 285 3135 11.0 71t 18
Scoring TD Rsh Rec Ret Pts Int. No. Yds Avg Lng
Kaeding 0 0 0 0 109 Cason 4 51 12.8 28
Tolbert 11 11 0 0 68 Weddle 2 64 32.0 41t
Gates 10 0 10 0 60 Gregory 2 41 20.5 41
Mathews 7 7 0 0 42 Burnett 2 31 15.5 29t
S0 6 Jammer 2 5 2.5 5
oyd 6 0 6 0 36 chargers 16 240 15.0 41t
Brown 0 0 0 0 20 Opp. 13 167 12.8 47
Jackson 3 0 3 0 18 Sacks: Phillips11,Burnett6, Garay6.,
Chargers 51 18 30 3 441 Bames4,Applewhite3,English3.Cas-
Opponents. 39 14 18 7 322 tillo 2.5.Thomas 2. Cesaire 1.5, Cooper
Kicking PAT FG Pts 1,T.Johnson 1, Lang 1, Martin 1, Sler 1,
Kaeding 40/40 23/28 109 Strickland 1 Tucker 1.TM47.OPP 37
Brown 8 4/5 20" Fum/Lost: Rivers 7/4, Mathews 5/3, Tol-
Chargers 48/48 27/33 129 bert5/3,Sproles3/3.Goodman 1/1,
Opp. 36/37 16/16 84 Naanee 1/1, Kr.Wilson 1/1
S.D. Opp. S.D. 0ou.


Possession tvg.
Total Net Yards
Avg. Per Game
Total Plays
Avg. Per Play
Net Yards Rushing
Avg. Per Game
Net Yards Passing
Avg. Per Game


33:03
6329
395.6
1039
6.1
1810
113.1
4519
282.4


total First Downs
Rushing
Passing
Penalty
3rd Down/Att.
3rd Down Pct.
4th Down/Att.
4th Down Pct.
Penalties/Yards


357
94
236
27
92/205
44.9
5/13
38.5
84/677


Postseason

run comes

to an end

After winning four consecutive
AFC West titles, the Chargers didn't
make the postseason.
Many moves lie ahead, although
team President Dean Spanos said
general manager A.J. Smith and
coach Norv Turner would remain
in their positions.
I What went right: The Char-
gers ended up among the league
leaders in offense and defense.
Quarterback Philip Rivers passed
for more than 4,000 yards for the
third consecutive season. Tight end
Antonio Gates had 10 touchdown
receptions, and that was in a season
marred by injuries.
> What went wrong: Special
teams were a season-long hiccup,
and the Chargers can circle this
phase of their game, which did
more than anything else to keep
them out of the playoffs.
The Chargers had four punts
blocked another was labeled a
deflection and allowed four re-
turns for touchdowns. Defensively,
the unit had gaudy numbers, but a
playmaker never emerged. Their 21
takeaways couldn't match a lack of
ball security, especially early in the
season. The Chargers stumbled to a
2-5 mark, which included losses to
the Seattle Seahawks and St. Louis
Rams. Also, Rivers had to complete
passes to an NFL-high 17 receivers.
Off-the-field distractions were
aplenty: Pro Bowl left tackle Mar-
cus McNeill and wide receiver Vin-
cent Jackson signed late, and
three-time Pro Bowl linebacker
Shawne Merriman was waived.


Chargers schedule
L ............... at Kansas City ............... 21-14
W Jacksonville 38-13
L ................... at Seattle ................... 27-20
W Arizona 41-10
L.................. at Oakland.................. 35-27
L.................. at St. Louis .................. 20-17
L ............... New England ............... 23-20
W -.. Tennessee 33-25
W at Houston 29-23
.. ............................... Bye ................................
W ____Denver -35-14
W at Indianapolis --36-14
L .................... akland ............... 28-13
W ..............Kansas City ........31-0
W San Francisco 34-7
L ................ at Cincinnati ................ 34-20
W at Denver 33-28


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Season in review

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Key injuries,

poor defense

spoil season

Instead of Dallas becoming the
first team in NFL history to play in
and win a Super Bowl in its home
stadium as owner Jerry Jones
predicted before the 2010 season
began it became the first Cow-
boys team to go from first place in
the division one season to last the
following year.
Jones has already zeroed in on
promoting Jason Garrett from in-
terim head coach.
> What wentright As far as
players are concerned,the team's
decision to go with Doug Free at
left tackle in place of fired Flozell
Adams was a wise one. It was Free's
first year as a starter, but he proved
to be the team's best offensive line-
man in 2010.
> What went wrong: Franchise
quarterback Tony Romo suffered a
broken collarbone and missed the
last 10 games. Rookie wide receiver
Dez Bryant was slowed in camp
with a sprained ankle, and then,
when he showed he was ready to
take off and be the team's prime
playmaker, he was lost for the sea-
son with a broken ankle. The offen-
sive line, namely guards Kyle Ko-
sier and Leonard Davis and right
tackle Marc Colombo, crumbled
because of injury and old age.
One year after finishing ninth in
the league in yards allowed and sec-
ond in points allowed, the Cowboys
broke team records for most points,
yards and passing touchdowns al-
lowed in a season. Eight receivers
topped 100 yards against Dallas, and
two went for 200.

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Cowboys MVP OLB DeMarcus Ware

Ware's three-sack performance in Week 17 gave
him his second sack tide in three years as he finished
with 15. He has been a constant, never missing a
game in his six-year career while averaging 0.83 sacks
a game over the duration. But he was a rare bright
spot in 2010 on a defense that undermined the Cow-
boys for much of the year and allowed the most
points (436) in the NFC.
P, Runner-up: TE Jason Witten He earned a
seventh Pro Bowl nod and eclipsed 1,000 receiving
yards for the third rime in four years. Witten also
caught 94 balls for the second consecutive season,
pacing the team even though Dallas was forced to
start three quarterbacks in 2010. He also reached the
600 plateau for career catches, becoming the fourth
tight end to do so.



Giants MVP DE JustinT k

With Michael Strahan and Antonio Pierce gone,
Tuck has become the primary physical and vocal pres-
ence on the Giants defense, which ranked seventh
overall in 2010. Teammates credited Tuck's halftime
speech for spurring a come-from-behind win against
the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 12. He tied Osi
Umenyiora for the team lead with 11 sacks but also
chipped in with 76 tackles, quite a high figure for a
defensive lineman.
b Runner-up: OL Rich Seubert He tore up his
knee in the regular-season finale, but Seubert was a
reliable cog on an offensive line that was constantly in
flux. He started all 16 games and smoothly shifted
from left guard to center amid Shaun O'Hara's season-
long injury woes.
Nate Davis

Cowboys statistics
,Y I' sack/
ltna 318 209 2365 65.7 7.44 16 12 21T00
Romo 213 148 1605 69.5 7.54 11 7 69t 7/41 94.9
Comboys 57 373 42M 65&- 231 29 -, 7t 31/66 904
Opp. 540, 348 4151 644 28 33 20 9t 3iO 95B S
Jones 1 8004 .3 .4 1 ine
Barber 113 374 33 25 4 Austin 69 1041 15.1 69t 7
Choice 66 243 3.7 26 3 Jone 48 450 9.4 71t I
ina 31 147 4.7:VAI Bryant 45 561 12.5 46 6
Ktna 31 147 4i7 29t 1I fWiams 37 530 14.3 et 5
Austin -7 93 13.3 601 1 : 3 5 4 6t
cmbys '29 I= 4.2 O00 O0 34 4% US Sfk 33
1 "L _NIL ft
Smehi 3* abe RC Pa* SesabEfgft 5-26 5W i.
Bulr .0 0. 0 114 Newman 5 16 3.2 30
Written 9 0 9 0 56 le- 2 44 22D 31t
Austin S 1 7 0 48 4 Bal,. 2 27 13.5 27
BOyat 8 0 6 2 48 C"-- S 1
~~Is .0 5 0 32 2Iwan1l5.Sncer5.Ratff.
Baer 4 4 0 0 24 Scandulrk2.5.Buer2.Hatther2.Sen-
Choie 3 3 W 0 18 sabugh2.Bowenl.5,Brooldngl.BaU
CiuW. .4 3. .7 34 0.1,Ussemore05.TM36,0PP31
Oppuml 51 3I 3 7 459 FMWla*Kitna7/1,McCann6/ZGu-
luddlI I '" rode3/OiR.Wllllams3/2.Jones2-l.
Bueler 4244 242 14- Austin 1/I.Bennettl/BmIyant 1/1.
,S1 WCtlzho"icel/1.elMcsBrarl/.McGNe1/o
aigi a U witen"i
" P m' 311 2.4 UWI nlougn 08
1"iNn Yml 5828 5628 .ddq. 104 84
3W.FIm- 364.3 351.8 o 201 210
a 1035 977 Fuuaf 22 25
AfthrePr 5A 58 3ndnmt. 86/211 81/204
N tAliAiflt 1746 1737 1MDVllit'. 408 39.7
A.srCale" 111.6 10&.6 D411oMt. 13/22 4/9
ImhI amu 4042 3891 4aBM1m. 59.1 44A
a C.fIrsfa 252.6 243.2 FeblMtan 109/8863 79/641


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ByTim-Heitman. US Presswire
Sack master DeMarcus Ware, rushing the pass-
er Dec. 19, led the NFL with 15 /sacks.


By Nick Laham, Getty Images
Pressure points; Defensive end Justin Tuck tied
for the Giants lead with 11% sacks this season.

Giants stasis
t At cmp Yds n0% Mt 7D Mnt Im lag L s
Manning 539 339 4002 629 7.42 31 25 92t 16/117 853
Gats S9 339 4002 6Z9 7A2 31. 25 St. 14117 S3
OPPf IS 308 668 S21 SM 24 W M t 4*a* 80.5
Rh N o. Ag la' TD NoMu W .L ha, TD
Bradshaw 276 1235 4 t 8 NIs 15133 4 11
"Jacobs 147 823 5.6 73 9 "iannlngham 60 944 15.7 92t 9
Ware 20 73 3.7 14 0 Smith 48 529 111. 45 3
Manning 32 70 2.2 16 0 Badshaw 47 314 .7 18 0
l 4111 41.6 73 17 Bs 935 531 15.254 5
Op 3W IO 42 5t 11 i 24223 93 17 1
al '33 4&11.8 OR t 31
SUrPO D 3tsh are wtR Oa M 33* 111 243
Tynes o o o0 o100 LNoI.. N Y A
Nicks 11 0 11 0 66 T.'TImas-- 5 56 11 .2
Jacobs 9 9 0 0 54 Webster 4 11 2.8 13
Manningham 9 0 9 .0 54 Grant 3 0 0.0, 0
Bradshaw 8 a 0 050 2 7 3.5 6
Bon 5 0 5 0 -30 N6 367 t. 3
Smith 3 0 3 0 18 = Tucck5AUmenyrlora 11A
Beckumnn 2 0 2 0 12 Pietre-Pgau4i4.Cpekl4.Iohanuka4,
Cli 48 17 31 0 3N Bermard2.Canty.5BDoleyl.CoIl.
Oppeae 3611 24 4 347 Grant .lRoss.TM4.0PW16-
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Graham 04 4 Dodge lll.Koetsl /.Manningham Ill,.
611a41 1 M4 Nicks 1/0.Reynaud 10,/tl0.bO.Seub-

UIlnti 6085 4972 I 112 88
A.rCmr 380.3 310.W8 ma 192 159
1lH> 1035 974 Pus 27 16
5BfH59 5.1 3MDM- 74r206 66/208
heiRtI 2200 1620 31diBlft. 35.9 31.7
AIrc.aMe 137.5 1013 4hm11 tL 3/11 9/17
38na15ii 3885 3352 4ID it. 27.3 529
A.PtmIr 242 2095 1~luhiMlU 92/777 107/899


Late flops

overshadow

10 victories

As faras the Giants are con-
cerned, their 10-6 record, capped
by a 17-14 win against the Washing-
ton Redskins in the regular-season
finale, was the good news.
However, their 10-win season
probably will be overshadowed by
68 minutes of late-season play in
which, despite having a chance to
win the NFC East and secure a play-
off berth, they failed to get it done
twice.
'To win the 10 games is nice, but
we wanted to win the 10 games so
we could get a chance to play next
week as well," coach Tom Cough-
lin said. "I told (the players) to enjoy
the win and not worry about the
other part of it, because they had
earned it."
> What went right After a di-
sastrous 2009 season, the Giants de-
fense rebounded fairly well under
first-year coordinator Perry Fewell.
In particular, New York's run de-
fense shut down some of the
league's best running backs, such as
the Minnesota Vikings' Adrian Pe-
terson and Houston Texans' Arian
Foster. The defense also improved its
sack total from 32 a year ago to 46
and posted 38 takeaways.
P What went wrong: Injuries to
three of their top wide receivers -
Steve Smith, Hakeem Nicks and
Ramses Barden forced the Gi-
ants to pull in players off the street.
Quarterback EliManning threw a
career-high 25 interceptions, but
many were the result of incorrect
routes run by the receivers.


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USA TODAY SPORTS WEEKLY JANUARY 5-11, 2011- 23



Season in review


NFC East


Sizzling QB

Rodgers a big

challenge

The Eagles head into Sunday's
first-round playoff battle against the
Green Bay Packers with the second-
highest scoring offense in the NFL.
But if they hope to get past the
Packers, they're going to have to fig-
ure out a way to slow down red-hot
Aaron Rodgers, who will be taking
aim at a defense that allowed a fran-
chise-record 31 touchdown passes
this season.
"We've got to do extra studying,"
cornerback Joselio Hanson said.
The Eagles have faced Rodgers
once this season. They lost 27-20 to
the Packers at home in Week 1.
They held Rodgers to 188 passing
yards and intercepted him twice.
But injuries have taken their toll
on coordinator Sean McDermott's
young defense. It has a rookie sev-
enth-rounder at middle linebacker
(Jamar Chaney), a rookie seventh-
rounder at free safety (Kurt Cole-
man) and a twice-waived journey-
man with nine career starts (Dimi-
tri Patterson) at one cornerback
spot. To make matters worse, their
other corner, Asante Samuel, is
playing on an ailing knee.
I By the numbers: The Eagles,
who committed nine turnovers in
the first nine games, have turned
the ball over 16 times in the last-
seven games.
0 Lineup watch: Middle line-
backer Stewart Bradley, who has
missed the last three games with a
dislocated elbow, is expected to re-
turn Sunday.



Eagles schedule
L ........... Green Bay ......... 27-20
W at Detroit --35-32
W -atjacksonvfle 28-3
L.............. Washington.............17-12
W at San Francisco 27-24
W Atlanta 31-17
L .......atTennessee ......__37-19
........ ....... Bye...................
W Indianapolis__ 26-24
W -at Washin 59-28
W NY. Giants 27-17
L ..._at Chicago _. 31-26
W -- Houston ..' 34-24
W M.u-Dailas 0* 1 30-27
W ..-- at N.Y. Giants 38-31
L........ Minnesota 24-14
L ..-_.... Dallas .......... 14-13


Eagles MVP: QB Michael Vick

He's better than ever. thanks to a renewed dedica-
nton to the game aftel his two-season absence fol-
lowved a dogfighting conviction in 2007. Vick is gar-
nering serious league-avide MVP consideranon after
his prodigious talent and newly revealed leadership
launched the Eagles to an NFC East championship.
Despite missing Iour games, he established career
bests in passing yards (3.018 ). touchdown passes
121 1. completion percentage 162.6: :'. passer rating
1100.2) and TD runs (nine i. Not bad for a guy who
began the year as Kevin Kolb's backup.
P Runner-up: RB LeSean McCoy He appeared
to learn a thing or two from former teammate Brian
Westbrook. McCoy led the Eagles (and all NFL backs)
with 78 receptions to go with 1,080 rushing yards
and nine total TDs for the NFC's No. 1 offense.



Redskins MVP: CB DeAngelo Hall


Slim pickings on a team that seemed to be in dis-
array from Day One. Hall didn't ingratiate himself to
the coaches after griping he should have been locked
up with Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson. who al-
most single-handedly beat Washington in Week 2. But
credit Hall for his competitive spirit and the tide-turn-
ing efforLs he provided in wins vs. the Dallas Cowboys
and Chicago Bears. Hall tied for fifth in the league with
six picks. and he returned one of his four in Week 7 at
Chicago for a touchdown. He was the Redslins' lone
Pro Bowl rep. though SS LaRon Landry might have
had a strong case had his Achilles not betrayed him.
> Runner-up: WR Santana Moss The offense's
most reliable player (93 receptions for 1,115 yards
and six TDs).
Nate Davis


Eagles statistics
Yds/ Sack/
Passing Att Cmp Yds Cmp% Act TO Int Ing Lost Rtg
Vick 372 233 3018 62.6 8.11 21 6 91t 34/210 100.2
Kolb 189, 115 1197 60.8 6.33 7 7 83t 16/102 76.1
Eagles 561 348 4215 62.0 7.51 28 13 91t 50/312 92.1
Opp. 536 309 3761 57.6 7.02 31 23 80t 39/292 80.8
Rushing No. Yds A L TD Receiving No Yds Lg TD
McCoy 207 1080 5.2 62 7 McCoy 78 592 7.6 40 2
Vick 100 676 6.8 35 9 Maclin 70 964 13.8 83t 10
Harrison 40 239 6.0 s50t 1 Avant 51 573 11.2 34 -1
aon D.Jackson 47 1056 22.5 91t 6
D.Jackson 16 104 6 31t Celek 42 511 12.2 65t 4
Eagles 427 2327 A 62 18 Schmitt 19 136 7.2 18
Opp. 423 1766 4.2 61 12 Eages 348 4215 12.1 91t 28
Scoring TD Rsh Rec Ret Pts sr 309 3761 M12 80t 31
Akers 0 0 0 0 143 Int. No. Yds Avg ~
Maclin 10 0 10 0 60 Samuel 7 0 10.0 33
McCoy 9 7 2 0 54 D.Patterson 4 40 10.0 40t
Vict 9 9 0 0 54 Allen 3 27 9.0 16
D.jackson 8 1 6 1 48 M kel 3 0 0.0 0
Celek 4 0 4 0 24 13 169 13. 41t
Avant 1 0 1 0 8 Sac: T.Cole10.Parker6. Laws4.Gra-
Eagles 49 18 28 3 439 ham3.Tapp3.Allen2.Dixon2.M.Pat-
Opponents 46 12 31 3 377 terson2.Slms2.Bradleyl.Fokoul.MI-
ks T FG PIs k il. D. Patterson 1,Te'o-Neshelm 1.
--- 47/47 3*23 43 TM 39.OPP50
Eagles 47 143 RMnLost:Vick 11l/3.Kolb6/3.D.Jack
p 45 1 1 99 son4/l.Calvin2l.McCoy2/1.Buckley
1/1. Maclin Ill,.Samuel 1/1
ft o1wPhil. opp.


SrossemssaonAs.
Tobal NetYards
Av. PerGame
Total Plays
Ass.PerPlay
NetYards Riushling
Alf. Percame
NetYardsPassing
AM.PerGame


28:45 Po talvrslowns
5235 Rushing
327.2 Passing
998 Penally
5.2 3rd Down/Ast.
1766 3rdDownPct.
11o.4 4t Down/At.
3469 4th Down Pt.
216.8 Penalties/Yards


322 309
116 91
189 185-
17 33
85/214 80/209
39.7 38.3
9/13 5/12
69.2 41.7
129/1101 87/724


By Matt Slocum, AP
Career year: Michael Vick, scrambling Dec. 28,
topped personal bests while playing 12 games.


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By Larry French, Getty Images
Difference-maker: DeAngelo Hall recovered
two fumbles to go along with six interceptions.


Redskins statistics
Yds/ Sack/
Passing Att Cmn Yds CmD% Att TD Int Lne Lost Rte


McNabb 472 275 3377 58.3 7.
Grossman 133 74 884 55.6 6.
Redskins 605 349 4261 57.7 7.
Opp. 578 367 4363 63. 7.
Rushing No. Yds Avg Lag TO
Torain 164 742 4.5- 54 4
K.Williams 65 261 4.0 32t 3
Portls 54 227 4.2 27 2
McNabb 29 151 5.2 36 0
Redskins 351 1461 4.2 54 9
Opp. 444 2041 4.6 71 15
Scoring TD Rsh Rec Ret Pis
Gano 0 0 0 0 100
Moss 6 0 6 0 36
Torain 6 4 2 0 36
K Williams 5 3 2 0 30
Cooley 3 0 3 0 20
Armstrong 3 0 3 0 18
F.Davis 3 0 3 0 18
Redskins 33 9 21 .3 302
Opponents 42 15 23 4 377
PAT G Pts
- 82 245 10n
Redskids 82 100
Opp. 121
WaLh n_


Posssion ft
Tbtal NetYards
Avg. PerGame
btal Kays
Avg. Per Play
Net Yards Rushing
Ag. Per Game
NetYards Passing
Avg.PerGame


15 14 15 76 37/271 77.1
65 7 4 64t 9/77 81.2
04 21 19 76 46/348 78.0
55 23 14 92t 29/176 89.6
Receiving No. Yds Ag Lng TD
Moss 93 1115 12.0 56 6
Cooley 77 849 11.0 35 3
Armstrong 44 871 19.8 76 3
KWilllams 39 309 7.9 36 2
F.Davis 21 316 15.0 71 3
Sellers 20 224 11.2 28 1
Redsldns 349 4261 2 76 21
Opp. 367 4363 11.9 92t 23
Int. No. Yds Are laW
Hall .6 92 15 92t
Buchanon 2 51 25.5 43
2 43 21.5 38
"s 14 199 1&2 92t
Opp. 19 216 1iA 64
Sacks: Orakpo 8.5, Carter 2.5 Retcher
2.5.Haynesworth 2.5, Holliday 2.5,
Daniels 2. McIntosh 2. Alexander 1.5
Carriker 1.5. Doughty 1. Jackson 1. .an-
dry 1.TM 29.0PP46
Fum/LostMcNabb 1011.Grossman4/4.
Cooley 3/1. Moss 3/2, Banks 2/0j Torain
2/1.Armstrong l/1, K.Williams 1/1.
WIlson 1/1


3. Total Hrii DownS
6228 Rushing
389.3 Passing
1051 Penalty
5.9 3rd Down/At.
2041 3rdDownPct.
127.6 4th Down/Att.
4187 4th Down Pt.
261.7 Penalties/Yards


New faces

but another

losing year

Plenty has changed for the Red-
skins as they finished another losing
season. Under coach Mike Shana-
han, the quarterback was Rex
Grossman. The running back was
Ryan Torain.
> What went right: The Red-
skins started off strong under Sha-
nahan with a 4-3 record.
Cornerback DeAngelo Hall (six
interceptions, two touchdowns)
made the Pro Bowl. Santana Moss
had a career-high 93 catches. Tight
end Chris Cooley bounced back
from a broken ankle to give the Red-
skins three targets with at least 800
yards for the first time since 1989.
> What went wrong: Jim Has-
lett's 3-4 defense allowed 389.3
yards a game. The Redskins lost
again to the Detroit Lions as well as
to the Houston Texans, St. Louis
Rams and Minnesota Vikings and
failed to take the Tampa Bay Bucca-
neers to overtime because of a
botched extra-point attempt. The
ballyhooed trade of two draft picks
for six-time Pro Bowl quarterback
Donovan McNabb failed when he
struggled, and the Shanahans decid-
ed he couldn't run their offense.
The switch from the 4-3 defense
ticked off Albert Haynesworth so
much that the biggest free agent
signee of 2009 skipped the offsea-
son and never became more than a
spare part
Clinton Portis beat out veteran
challengers Larry Johnson and Wil-
lie Parker to remain the No. 1 back
but then couldn't stay healthy and is
likely to become an ex-Redskin.


Redskins schedule "
W .- Dallas -13-7
L ........ Houston..-.- 30-27 (OT)
L ...... at St.Louis ... .........30-16
W ........at Philadelphia 17-12
W Green Bay, 1..6-13 (OT)
L _..Indianapolis ..........24-17
W atClcago,- 17-14
L .......... at Detroit ...37-25

L...... Philadelphia ., 59-28
W .atTennessee -19-16(OT)

L .... at NY. Giants ... 31-7

L ...at Dallas .........33-30
W-at Jacksonville ... 20-17 (OT)
L N.Y. Giants ........17-14


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24 -JANUARY 5-11, 2011 -USA TODAY SPORTS WEEKLY


Season in review


--------- .NFC South


Squad happy

to be at home

.for postseason

After defeating the Carolina Pan-
thers on Sunday, coach Mike Smith
has guided the Falcons to the play-
offs for the second time in three sea-
sons. They won the NFC South and
secured home-field advantage
throughout the playoffs.
The Falcons will see the New Or-
leans Saints in the divisional round if
the Saints can handle the Seattle
Seahawks and the Philadelphia Ea-
gles take care of the No. 6-seeded
Green Bay Packers.
"Familiarity is always good,"
Smith said. "But they are going to
know about us as well.
"But there is a good chance, a
really good chance, that we're going
to play somebody that we've al-
ready played once before. That will
be a fun next month. That's how we
are looking at it as a coaching staff
and as an organization."
The Falcons don't have any major
injuries but welcome the bye week
to help them rest.
> By the numbers: Wide receiv-
er Roddy White ended the season
with 115 receptions, breaking Te-
rance Mathis' team record of 111
set in 1994. White set his second
franchise record of the afternoon
with a 14-yardcatch in the fourth
quarter Sunday as he eclipsed his
own club record for most receiving
yards in a single season.
P> TendiHgM Defensive tackles
Corey PertjMnathnBa
ueamand PIri Jerry had sacks
againsthe Pahers The Fakom
ha* 12 sacksovrdweir last ve




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W aa 27-21.
W atSL Loois -34-17
W __Green Bay 3920-17.
W ...........at arolina ........31-10
W at Seattle 34-18
L .. .........NewOrleans ................ 17-14
W Carolina .................31-10


Falcons MVP: WR Roddy White

With his fourth consecutive 1.000-yard receiving
season. White is earning widespread recognition as
one of the game's elite wideours. He topped the NFL
with a career-high 115 receptions and paced the NFC
with 1.389 yards. And who can forget his game-say-
ing strip of San Francisco 49ers CB Nate Clements af-
ter he picked off Falcons QB Mart Ryan in the waning
minutes of Atlanta's Week 4 win? Ryan subsequently
drove Atlanta to a game-winning held goal.
P Runner-up: Ryan A tough choice as he's one
of siL other Falcons ticketed to join White in the Pro
Bowl. But Ryan had his best statistical season (3,705
yards. 28 TD passes, 91.0 passer raring) on his way to
driving Atlanta to the top seed in the NFC playoffs,
which bodes well, given their dominance at the Geor-
gia Dome.



Panthers MVP DE Charles Johnson

Maybe he won't make Carolina fans forget long-
gone Julius Peppers, but Johnson stepped up with
11' I sacks tied for seventh in the NFL while fill-
ing the breach. Peppers produced eight in his first sea-
son with the Chicago Bears, though at a much lofrier
price tag than Johnson. The pressure Johnson provid-
ed helped the Panthers finish 1 lth in pass defense, a
small positive for a team that had little to smile about
in a 2-14 debacle of a season.
o Runner-up: T Jordan Gross He rebounded
from a broken leg in 2009 to earn his second Pro Bowl
invite. Gross also helped the running game get on
crack late in the year despite a pass-challenged offense
that lost RB DeAngelo Williams and RT Jeff Otah to
season-ending injuries.
Nate Davis


Faklons statists


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Davis IPet, persIPeersonaI athe-
M.M-. Re r spoon 1.Williams 1,1M 31.OPP23
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2:45 lotaul rs owns
5319 Rushing -
332.4 Passing
957 Penaly
5.6 3rd DownAtt.
1694 3rd Down Pct.
'105.9 4th Down/Att.
3625 4th Down Pct.
226.6 Penalties/Yards


353 284
111 87
200 183
42 14
112/240 79/201
46.7 39.3
11/15 9/17
73.3 52.9
58/598 116/1003'


Go-to guy: The Falcons' Roddy White caught 10
touchdown passes during the regular season.


Peppers-like heat Charles Johnson, pressuring
Matt Hasselbeck on Dec. 5, had 11 % sacks.


r* 5sm..W

Mome 143 79 857 5&2 S9_ 5 10 390 _1390 5U
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92 Moore412,Stewart414.Smlth312,
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Car. o01 I Car- nhm


Possession Avg.
TotalNet's
Avg.PerGame.
Total Plays
Avg. PerPlay
NetYards Rushing
Avg. PerGame
Net Yards Passing
Avg.PerGame


32:36 Total First Downs
5374 Rushing
3359 Passing
1060 Penally
5.1 3rd Down/Alt
1981 3rdDownPctL -
123.8 4thDowTn/At.
3393 4thDown Pet.
212.1 ,Penalties/ards


225
78
125 .
22.
691227
30.4
10/23
'43.5
106/918


Points, wins

prove scarce

during 2010

The Panthers have a long way to
go to regain their status as one of
the elite teams in the NFC.
Carolina finished with the NFL's
worst record at 2-14 and set a fran-
chise record for fewest points
scored (196) and lowest passer rat-
ing (56.9) in a season, leading to the
organization's decision to fire coach
John Fox and his staff.
If Stanford's Andrew Luck comes
out, it's believed the Panthers will
take him with the No. 1 overall pick,
even though they just invested a
second-round pick in Jimmy Clau-
sen in 2010.
If Luck doesn't come out, the Pan-
thers have something to think aboul
and might consider trading down.
Auburn's Cam Newton or Arkansas'
Ryan Mallett are considered first-
round quarterbacks but not neces-
sarily No. 1 overall picks.
>o What went right If there's
one positive to take from the 2010
season it's that they cleared a lot of
money off the books in a non-salary
cap year and have the No. 1 pick in
the 2011 draft.
Whatwent wrong- The Pan-
thers decided to blow up the roster
this past offseason, cutting a num-
ber of veteran players, something
that didn't sit well with Fox and
splintered his relationship with gen-
eral manager Martyurney. Caro-
lina's oense was abysmal from the
start, and it never improved. The
Panthers scored 16 offensive touch-











at- iaLLoUtd ..20-10

L ....atTapa Bay....... -
L .... ..... at Cleveland ............. 24-23
L ... ......... atSeattle .a ..- 31-14
L .... Atlanta 31-10
L ............. at Ceveland . 24-23

W Arizona 1 19-12.
L ......... ..at Pittsburgh ................ 27-3
L................. at Atlanta .................. 31-10


. Aft- "" A M "


SPostssion Avg.
Total Net Yards
Avg. Per Game
Total Plays ,
Avg. PerPlay
Net Yards Rushing
Avg. PerGaime
-Net Yards Passing
Avg.PerGame


By JoeNicholso e








USA TODAY SPORTS WEEKLY JANUARY 5-11, 2011 25



Season in review

____ _ JIINFC South -_ ___


Injuries,

errors cause

for concern

The Saints (11-5) will have to go
on the road Saturday to take on the
NFC West champion Seattle Sea-
hawks (7-9) at Qwest Field with a
spot in the divisional playoffs on the
line.
With three offensive starters and
two other key players already sitting
on the bench last weekend because
of injuries, coach Sean Payton
watched three more leave in the
first quarter against the Tampa Bay
Buccaneers as starting free safety
Malcolm Jenkins, tight end Jim-
my Graham and running back
Chris Ivory went out.
Besides the injuries, the Saints
committed three turnovers and
played sloppily in all three phases of
the game, which could be a recipe
for disaster in the playoffs. .
"I thought we did a lot of things
that prevent you from winning
games," Payton said, "some things
that we'll have to clean up if we're
to have any type of success in this
second season."
> Lineup watch. Ivory's injury
could leave the Saints with Reggie
Bush and Julius Jones at halfback
for the wild-card game.
> By the numbers: One is the
number of postseason games New
Orleans has won away from home
in its 44-year history. The only vic-
tory for the Saints, who will have to
play on the road in the wild-card
round Saturday and in the divisional
round if they make it that far, came
last February when they took a 31-
17 win against the Indianapolis Colts
in Super Bowl XUV in South Florida.

Saints schedule
W .Minnesota 14-9
W _atSanfta ncsco --25-22
L .... Atanta __.. 27-24 (OT)
W Carolia -- 16-14
L........... at Arizona. .30-20
W ._ atlmpiaBay 311-6
L ....... ..Cleveland .... ... 30-7
W -Pittsburg.h ..............20-10O

.............................. B. .. .. ................
W . Seattle...............34-19
W ................at Dallas 30-27
W .- atCincinnati -. 34-30
W St. Louis 31-13
L ................ at Baltimore .. ....... 30-24
W -L at Atlanta 17-14
L.................. Tampa Bay............... 23-13


Saints MVP QB Drew Brees

The Super Bowl XLIV MVP earned a Pro Bowl
ticket for the fourth rime in his five-year New Orleans
tenure. Brees topped 400 completions for the third
time (no one else has done it twice) and again led the
league by completing 68.1'% of his passes. His 22.918
passing yards with the Saints are the most ever over a
five-year stretch. Most important, he put New Or-
leans in position to defend its ride.
> Runner-up: FS Malcolm Jenkins He sup-
planted 2009 all-pro Darren Sharper as the starring
free safety and top defensive player. Jenkins made 64
tackles and in Sharper-esque style returned one
of his two interceptions 96 yards for a score. With
Jenkins' ability to play center field and cover slot re-
ceivers, the Saints are hoping he can overcome a
Week 17 injury and return for the playoffs.



Buccaneers MVP: QB Josh Freeman


He doesn't garner the coverage of fellow 2009 first-
round picks Matthew Stafford and Mark Sanchez, but
Freeman could end up being the best of the bunch
with his 25-touchdown, six-interception season as
evidence. Freeman, 6-6,248 pounds, led the Bucca-
neers to 10 wins and the cusp of a playoff berth,
thanks in large part to his ability to pull out wins in
the fourth quarter. With emerging rookies LeGarrette
Blount and Mike Williams, Tampa Bay has an impres-
sive offensive core that could score big in future years.
> Runner-up: MLB Barrett Ruud He gets over-
shadowed by Patrick Willis and Brian Urlacher in the
NFC, but he's the glue to an underrated defense
(ninth-fewest points allowed) and topped 100 tackles
for the fourth consecutive season.
Nate Davis

Saints statistics
YdsI Sackd
Passing At Cromp Yds Cm% At TD Int lg Lost Rig
Brees 658 448 4620 68.1 7.02 33 22 801 25/185 90.9
Saints 661 450 4636 68.1 7.01 33 22 80t 26/95 90.8
Opp. 494 306 3353 619 6.79 13 9 68 33/250 83.2
Rushing No. Yds Au g TD Receiving o Yds A L T
Ivory 137 716 52 55t 5 Colston 84 122 43
P.Thomas 83 269 3.2 16 2 Moore 66 763 11.6 80t 8
J.Jones 48 193 4.0 54 0 Meachem 44 638 14.5 55 5
Betts 45 150 3.3 12 2 Shocley 41 408 10.0 31 3
SHenderson 34 464 13.6 57 1
Bush 36 150 4.2 23 0 Bush 34 208 6.1 20 1
Saints 380 1 4.0 SSt 9 Graham. 31 356 11.5 52 5
OpI-L 421 1797 4.3 68 13 D.Thomas 30 219 7.3 22 2
sc4~. TnDRs i ft P.lThomas 29 201 6.9 23 0
Swin TOs ml UK t ItsSaints 450 4636 1113 St 33
Hartley 0 0 0 0- 100 Op.. 306 33S3 1.0 68 13
Moore 8 0 8 0 48 1. .
colston 7 0 7 0 42 N v O
Graham 5 0 5 0 30 Greer 2 50 25.0 26
Ivory 5 5 0 0 30 Saints 9 196 21.8 96
Meachem 5 0' 5 0 30 Op. -. 22 344 15. 66
Carney 0 0 0 0 18 SadEs llis6,Smith 55,Vllma4,
Shockey 3 0 3 0 18 Charleston 3, Harper 3, A.Brown 2 Wl-
Saints 44 9 33 2 384 kerson2.Ayodelel.Dunbar1.Har-
Opponents 32 13 13 6 307 grove l.Jenlkns 1.M.Mitchell .Tor-
ST M rence 1,Young1,Prloleau 0.5,TM33.
ltldd -- MT I s ,OPP26
ey 40 100 Fulmlast:Brees9/2,Ivory4/2,Bush2/1,
Opps. 4 28/34 11 Moore2/1.Bettsl/1.J.Jones1/1,Roby
N.. Opp. N.O. Opp.


28:21 Total First Downs
4900 Rushing
306.3 Passing
948 Penalty
5.2 3rd Down/Att.
1797 3rd Down Pt.
112.3 4th Down/At.
3103 4th Down Pct.
193.9 Penalties/Yards


351
94
236
21
106/217
48.8
5/11
45.5
90/884


Top gun: drew Brees, shown Dec. 2, passed for
4,620 yards and 33 touchdowns this season.


By Chris Graythen. Getty Images
Clutch performer. The Buccaneers' Josh Free-
man made a habit of rallying late for wins.


Buccaneers statistics


Yds
PassiM Alt Cmno Yds CQo At TD


Sack/
Int lK Lost RtI


Freeman 474 291 3451 61.4 7.28 25 6 64 28/195 95.9
Buccaneers 494 306 3564 61.9 721 26 6 64 30j203 96.2
Opp. 521 307 3359 8.9 6.45 23 19 65t 26/143 77.6
Rihisg No. Yds Au Ig T) Receiving No. Yds Avg lag TO
Blount 201 1007 5.0 53 6 WInslow 66 730 11.1 41t 5
CWlllnams 125 437 3.5 45t 2 M.Wllliams 65 964 14.8 58t 11
Freeman 68 364 5.4 33 0 CWlliIlams 46 355 7.7 20 1
Graham 20 99 5.0 61 I Bern 25 395 15.8 64 2
SStroughter 24 239 10.0 27 0
J.Johnson 4 39 9.8 14 0 Spurlock 17 250 14.7 43 2
Buccanf 431 2001 4.6 61 9 Graham 16 130 8.1 46 1
Opp' 444 2107 4.7 54 12 Clmore 13 160 12.3 30 1
Opp. 307 33S9 10,9 6k-23
M.Williams 11 0 11 0 66, Int. N Yds Avg
Blount 6 6 0 0 36 Tafb 6 91 15.2 45t
Barber 3 98 32.7 64
Wnsow 5 0 5 0 30 Grim 2 24 12.0 13
Spurlock 3 0 2 .1 18 Buccane 19 339 17.8 64
CWillIams 3 2 1 0 18 Op= 6 153 25.5 79t
Benn 2 0 2 0 12 S.dtWhlte4.5,Hayes4.Crowder3,
Graham 2 1 1 0 12 McCoy3.Black2,Magee2.Ruud2,Bar-
Buccaneers 39 9 26 4 341 berl.Bennettl,Haywardl,Jones 1,
Opponents 38 12 23 3 318 Millerl,Woodso.5,TM26,OPP30
Fii/L stT Freeman 7/3, Blount4/3, M.
ai PAT PCI lPs Wlliams3/2,Spurtock2/1.,Bennl 1/0.
O rp 36/3 6 23128 Falne 1/0, Graham l/1, Mack 1/1,
Opp. 35/35 171 U86 Stroughter 11,C Willamsl/1,Wins-
8T.B. Iowl/0.Zuttahl0 T.B. on.


Possession Avg.
Total Net Yards
Avg. PerGame
Total Plays
Avg. Per Play
NetYards Rushing
Avg. PerGame
NetYards Passing
Avg. PerGame


IToal First Downs
Rushing
Passing
Penalty
3rd Down/An.
3rd Down Pct
4th Down/Att
4th Down Pet.
Penalties/Yards


288 307
97 118
172 171
19 18
89/211 92/213
42.2 43.2
10/14 9/17
71.4 52.9
100/837 79/676


10 wins not

quite enough

or playoffs

When coach Raheem Morris
told his young team they were going
to be in a race to 10 wins, it was met
with a lot of snickers. But Tampa
Bay won its 10th game of the season
by defeating the New Orleans Saints
23-13 Sunday.
"We were just young enough and
just dumb enough to believe it,"
cornerback Ronde Barber said of
Morris' proclamation.
But the Bucs won't be in the play-
offs.
Tampa Bay became the first NFC
team since 1991 to post double-dig-
it victories and not earn a spot in
the postseason when the Green Bay
Packers defeated the Chicago Bears
10-3 at Lambeau Field.
> What went right: Quarter-
back Josh Freeman is the real deal.
In his second season, Freeman was
spectacular. He finished with 25
touchdown passes and six intercep-
tions, matching a club record.
Running back LeGarrette
Blount, who bulled his way to 66
yards on 19 carries Sunday, finished
with 1,007 for the season despite
not seeing extensive playing time
until the final 11 games.
Mike Williams, who led all roo-
kies in receiving, had 964 yards and
caught his 11th touchdown pass
Sunday.
> What went wrong: The Bucs
had too many injuries. They lost six
starters in a span of three weeks
and eight starters over five weeks.
They also failed to finish close
games.


Buccaneers schedule
W Cleveland 17-14
W t Carolina 20-7
L .... Pisburgh _-38-13



W---atArizona 3-35
L ............atAtlanta ........27-21
W --Carolina --31-16
W atS aFtancisco 21-0
L .. ..... at Baltimore ......... 17-10
L ................ Atlanta ..... 28-24
W atWashington 17-16
L ...... .. .Detroit ...... 23-20 (OT)
W Seattle 38-15
W atNewOrleans -. 23-13


possession Avg.
Total Net Yards
Avg. Per Game
TotalPlays
Avg. Per Play
Net Yards Rushing
Avg. PerGame
Net Yards Passing
Avg. Per Game


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26 -JANUARY 5-11, 2011 -USA TODAY SPORTS WEEKLY



Season in review


________NEC North


Bye provides

time to fix


ailing offense

Coach Lovie Smith acknowl-
edged the Bears weren't playing for
much against the Green Bay Pack-
ers, but he kept his starters in for
the entire game as he had hinted he
would do during the week.
"Knowing that we had the bye
week, we weren't playing for an aw-
ful lot," Smith said. "But we wanted
to just keep momentum going. We
hadn't peaked yet. We still thought
there were some things We could
improve upon, and that's what we
went into the game to do."
Two interceptions and six sacks
helped keep the Bears out of the
end zone in the 10-3 loss. The in-
ability of the offense to move for
much of the day has to be a concern
for the Bears as they prepare for a
home playoff game Jan. 16.
The Bears hope the bye week will
provide time to rehab an offense
that managed 227 total yards.
> Trending* After being the only
team in the NFL to run the ball more
than it threw it in the eight weeks
leading up to the season finale, the
Bears slipped back into the airborne
ways that nagged them during a 4-3
start, with 45 tropbacks and 20
running plays.
By the numbers: RB Matt
Forte continues to get stronger. His
91-yard rushing effort on 15 at-
tempts last weekend for a 6.1-yard
average marked the fifth time in six
weeks he averaged 4.9 yards a carry
or more.





Bears schedule
W ____ Detroit 19-14
W atDallas ................27-20
W Green Bay 20-17
L ................. at N.Y. Giants ................. 17-3
W at Carolina 23-6
L ................ Seattle ..........................23-20
L ............ Washington .................17-14
............. Bye ..................... ...
W ____ Buffalo 22-19
W Minnesota 27-13
W .- at Miami 16-0
W Philadelphia 31-26
W ...,........... at Detroit 24-20
L................. New England ................. 36-7
W __at Minnesota ..-40-14
W N.Y. Jets ...... 38-34
L ................. at Green Bay .................10-3


Bears MVP: DE Julius Peppers

Chicago's $92 million man proved worthy of the
investment in 2010. Though he tied for the team lead
with eight sacks, his impact was wide-ranging and
trickled down on a unit that will send LBs Lance
Briggs and resurgent Brian Urlacher to the Pro Bowl
with Peppers assuming the NFC North champions
don't reach Super Bowl XLV. The Bears ranked fourth
in points allowed (286) and takeaways (35). major
improvements from 2009.
m Runner-up: PR-WR Devin Hester He re-
emerged as the game's top return man, setting a sin-
gle-season record with a 17.1-yard average on punt
returns. Hester took three back for touchdowns, giv-
ing him 14 combined punt- and kickoff-return scores
in his career, the most ever. He also chipped in with
40 catches for 475 yards and four TDs on offense.




Lions MVP DT Ndamukong Sub


After years of barren drafts. Detroit got it right by
grabbing Suh with the second overall pick in April. He
justfied his predraft hype with 10 sacks most
among rookies and 66 cackles, tops among fresh-
man defensive linemen. He also picked off a pass and
sealed a Week 8 win against the Washington Redskins
by returning a fumble 17 yards for a touchdown. He's
one of the many reasons the upcoming decade could
be the opposite of the one the long downtrodden
Lions are putting behind them.
> Runner-up: WR Calvin Johnson "Megarron"
transformed into a Pro Bowler in 2010. compiling his
second season in the last three with 75-plus catches,
1,100-plus yards and 12 TD grabs. Imagine what he
might do if QB Matthew Stafford ever stays healthy.
Nate Davis


Bears statistics
Yds/ Sack/
Passing Att Cmp Yds Cmp% Att TD Int Lag Lost Rig
Cutler 432 261 3274 60.4 7.58 23 16 89t 52/352 86.3
Bears 466 276 3397 59.2 7.29 23 21 89t 56/382 79.5
Opp. 582 363 3820 62.4 6.56 14 21 59t 34/232 74A.4
Rushing No. Yds Avg LOn TD Receiving No. 'Yds Avg Lng TiD
Forte 237 1069 4.5 68t 6 Knox 51 960 18.8 67t 5
Taylor 112 267 2.4 24 3 Forte 51 547 10.7 89t 3
Cutler 50 232 4.6 25 1 Bennett 46 561 12.2 48 3
Hester 7 30 43 11 0 Olsen 41 404 9.9 39t 5
Hester 7 30 4.3 11 0 Hester 40 475 11.9 39 4
Bennett 2 9 4.5 5 0 Taylor 20 139 7.0 18 0
Bears 414 1616 3.9 68t 10 Aromashodu 10 149 14.9 34 0
Opp. 386 1441 3.7 45 14 R.Davis 9 64 93 21 1
Bears 276 3397 12.3 891 23
scoring TD Rsh Rec Ret Pts Opp. 363 3820 10.5 S9t 14
Gould 0 0 0 0 110
Forte 9 6 3 0 56 Int. No.. Yds Avg Log
Hester 7 o 4 3 42 Tillman 5 127 25,4 56
C. Harris 5 69 13.8 39
Knox 5 0 5 0 30 D.Moore 4 95 23.8 54t
Olsen 5 0 5 0 30 Briggs 2 1 0.5 1
Bennett 3 0 3 0 18 Peppers 2 1 0.5 1
Taylor 3 3 0 0 18 Bears 21 332 15.8 56
Bears 37 10 23 4 334 Opp. 21 247 11.8 921
Opponents 32 14 14 4 286 Sacks: donUe 8,Peppers 8,Urlacher4.
2-Pt Conv: Forte Melton 2.5, Adams 2, Briggs 2.Toeaina
2,T.Harris 1.5. ]wuh 1, D.Moore lTI-
Kicking PAT FG Pts nolsamoa 1Wootton 1.TM 34, OPP 56
Gould 35/35 25/30 110 Fum/LosC Cutler 10/6, Forte 3/2, Olsen
.Bears 35/35 25/30 110 2/1.Bennettl/0.R.Davis1/O.Knoxl/1.
Opp. 29/31 21/27 92 Maynard 1/0
- Chi. Opp. Chi. Opp.


Possession Avg.
Total Net Yards
Avg. Per Game
Total Plays
Avg. Per Play
Net Yards Rushing
Avg.Per Game .
Net Yards Passing
Avg. Per Game


30U:2y Toal Frst owns
5029 Rushing
314.3 Passing
1002 Penalty
5.0 3rd Down/Att.
1441 3rd Down Pct.
90.1 4th Down/Att.
3588 4th Down Pct.
224.3 Penalties/Yards


263
76
163
24
641195
32.8
2/7
28.6
91/768


282
88
183
'11
75/216
34.7
6/13
46.2
93/790


By Dennis Wierzbicki, US Presswire
Making his presence felt Julius Peppers' value
showed up in more than just the stat sheets.


By Carlos Osorio.AP
Dandy debut Rookie Ndamukong Suh exceed-
ed expectations with a Pro Bowl season.


Lions statistics


Yds/
Passin- Att Cmnn YdsV Cmnr Mt


Sh.Hill 416 257 2686 61.8 6.
Stanton 119 69 780 58.0 6.r
Stafford 96 57 535 59A 52
Lions 633 383 4001 60.5 6.
Opp. 518 330 3786 63.7 7.
Rushiun No. Yds Avg ng TD
Best 171 555 3.2 45 4
Morris 90 336 3.7 26 5
K.Smith 34 133 3.9 15 0
Lions 404 1613 4.0 45 11
Opp. 443 1999 4.5 801 18
Scoring TD Rsh Rec Ret Pts
C.Johnson 12 0 12 0 74
Hanson 0 0 0 0 55
Rayner 0 0 0 0 55
Best 6 4 2 0 36
Burleson 6 0 6 0 36
Morris 5 5 0 0 30
Pettigrew 4 0 4 0 24
Lions 41 11 26 4 362
Opponents 45 18 23 4 369
Kicking PAT FG Pts
Hanson 19119 12114 55
Rayner 16/16 13/16 55
Lions 3 25/30 110
Opp. 42/4219/20 99
l ( nI


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ossession Avg.
Total Net Yards
Avg.PerGame
Total Plays
Avg. Per Play
Net Yards Rushing
Avg. Per Game
Net Yards Passing
Avg. Per Game


Sack/
TD Int Ino lost Ri1.


16 16 12 75t 17/113 813
55 4 3 87t 6/42 78.4
57 6 1 36 4136 913
32 26 16 87t 27/191 82.0
11 23 14 89t 44/288 89.2
Receiving No. Yds Avg LTg 1D
C.Johnson 77 1120 14.5 87t 12
Pettigrew 71 722 10.2 35 4
Best 58 487 8.4 75t 2
Burleson 55 625 11.4 58 6
Scheffler 45 378 8. 25 1
Lions 383 4001 104 871 26
Opp. 330 3786 11.5 89t 23
lot. No. Yds Avg Lag
A. Smith 5 48 9.6 42
Levy 2 41 20.5 30t
Splevey 2 35 17.5 26
Lions 14 194 13.9 42t
S 16 239 14.9 50
Sub 10, Avril 8.5. Jackson 6.
McBride 5.Vanden Bosch 4, Sa. Hill 2.5.
Delmas 2, C. Williams 2, Fluellen 1.
Palmer 1, Peterson 1, (group) 1,TM 44,
OPP 27
FumfLost:Sh.Hill 3/1, Stanton 3/1, Bur-
leson 2/2, Logan 2/1, Stafford 2/1, Best
1/1. Felton 1/1,Scheffler 1/1
Let nOn


U0:26 Total irsi Downs
5497 Rushing
343.6 Passing
1005 Penalty
5.5 3rd Down/Ant.
1999 3rd Down Pct.
124.9 4th Down/Att.
3498 4th Down Pct..
218.6 Penalties/Yards


304
83
199
22
971242
40.1
10/16
62.5
136/
1018


320
98
187
35
771198
38.9
5/12
41.7
106/854


Wins lead

to renewed

optimism

This season, the Lions took what
might seem like baby steps to other
franchises, but they mark a major
turnaround as Detroit learned how
to win.
Gone is the NFL-record 26-game
road losing streak. Gone is the 19-
game losing streak within the NFC
North. They closed the season with
a four-game winning streak, the first
since 1999.
"We want to give this city a win-
ner," C Dominic Raiola said.
P What went right With a
good mix of veterans (KyleVanden
Bosch, Corey Williams, Cliff Avril)
and dynamic young players (Nda-
mukong Suh, Sammie Hill), the
Lions had one of the best defensive
fronts in the league.
The offensive line, intact for a sec-
ond full season, also came together.
The Lions allowed the fewest sacks
in the NFC. Despite injuries to RBs
Jahvid Best and Kevin Smith, the
run game finally started to churn.
> What went wrong: There is
no telling how different the season
might have gone-had franchise
QB Matthew Stafford remained
healthy. He started three games this
season. The Lions won the one game
he finished and were ahead in the
other two before he injured his right
shoulder.
That they managed to cobble to-
gether six wins and stay competi-
tive while playing backups Shaun
Hill and Drew Stanton proved re-
markable.




Lions schedule
L ................. at Chicago ........a......... 19-14
L ............... Philadelphia ............... 35-32
L .............. at Minnesota .:............. 24-10
L ................ at Green Bay ................ 28-26
W St. Louis 44-6
L ............... at N.Y. Giants ...............28-20
S.............................. Bye ...............................
W ......Washington 37-25
L ............... N.Y. Jets ............... 23-20 (OT)
L ................... at Bufal ................... 14-12
L ............... at Dallas ............... 35-19
L ............. New England ............... 45-24
L ............... Chicago ............... 24-20
W Green Bay 7-3
W at Tampa Bay 23-20 (OT)
W ... at Miami 34-27
W Minnesota 20-13


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Season in review


_NFC North


Eagles will

start Vick at

QB this time

The Packers, who have a league-
high 15 players on injured reserve
(including six starters), needed to
win their final two games to qualify
as the last team in from the NFC.
They will play at the Philadelphia
Eagles in a wild-card game Sunday.
The rematch between the Pack-
ers and Eagles comes four months
after Green Bay prevailed 27-20 in
the Sept. 12 season opener at Lin-
coln Financial Field.
Michael Vick didn't start that
game, but the league MVP candi-
date gave Green Bay's defense fits
with his arm (175 passing yards)
and legs (103 rushing yards) in
nearly rallying the Eagles from a
20-3 deficit in the second half.
"I think they're a different team
now," Green Bay quarterback Aar-
on Rodgers said. "Obviously, Mi-
chael is playing at a very high level.
He's a tough guy to scheme
against."
> Lineup watch: Defensive end
Cullen Jenkins, who missed the fi-
nal four games because of a calf
strain, hopes to be ready for the
playoff opener. The Packers didn't
take any chances in rushing Jenkins
back after he aggravated the injury
Dec. 5. Jenkins has a career-high
seven sacks.
I By the numbers: The Packers
have lost two consecutive games in
the playoffs, both in overtime. They
lost 51-45 at the Arizona Cardinals
in the wild-card round last season
and 23-20 at home to the New York
Giants for the NFC championship in
the 2007 season.

Packers schedule
W -_ at Philadelphia __ 27-20
W Buffalo 34-7
L .................. at Chicago ..................20-17
W ____ Detroit 28-26
L .......... at Washington .......... 16-13 (OT)
L ................. Miam i ................. 23-20 (OT)
W Minnesota 28-24
W at N.Y. Jets .............. 9-0
W ____Dallas 45-7
....................... Bye ............................
W at Minnesota 31-3
L................. at Atlanta ................ 20-17
W San Francisco 34-16
L..... at Detroit .__..... 7-3
L .............at New England .............31-27
W -- mN.Y. Giants -45-17
W Chicago 10-3


Packers MVP OLB Clay Matthews

The second-year player earned a Pro Bowl return
and is a leading candidate for defensive player of the
year honors after registering 13V2 sacks fourth in
the league. With seven sacks in the first four games,
Matthews quickly established himself as the defender
offenses had to account for, though it really wasn't a
difficult decision on a defense riddled with injuries.
Green Bay allowed the fewest points in the NFC (240)
and ranks fifth overall heading into postseason.
> Runner-up: QBAaron Rodgers He was
probably the most notable Pro Bowl snub, though it's
tough to discount Michael Vick, Drew Brees and Matt
Ryan in the NFC. Rodgers turned in another outstand-
ing season and has helped set the stage for a Green
Bay playoff run despite losing supporting players such
as RB Ryan Grant and TE Jermichael Finley.




Vikings MVP: RB Adrian Peterson


His 1,298 rushing yards ranked sixth in the NFL,
though it was the lowest output of his four-year ca-
reer. Peterson battled injuries in the second half of the
season and a sputtering offense for most of it yet man-
aged to garner Pro Bowl accolades for the fourth time.
And he vastly improved in one area, fumbling once in
2010 after coughing up the ball 20 times in his first
three seasons.
I Runner-up: OLB Chad Greenway The NFC's
top tackler with 144 stops, Greenway could be in for a
huge payday in the coming months following the best
season of the 2006 first-round pick's five-year career.
On a team loaded with potential free agents, he's one
player the transitioning Vikings will likely be loathe to
lose.
Nate Davis


Packers statistics


Yds/
Passine Att Cmn Yds Cmn% Att TD Int


Sack/
Inv Inst Rtv


Rodgers 475- 312 3922 65.7 8.26 28 11 86t 311193 101.2
Packets 541 352 4355 65.1 8.05 31 13 86t 38/231 98.9
Opp. 527 296 3440 56.2 6.53 16 24 85t 47/333 67.2
Rushing No. Yds Avg Lng TO Receiving No. Yds Avg Ing TD
B.Jackson 190 703 3.7 71 3 Jennings 76 1265 16.6 86t 12
Rodgers 64 356 5.6 27 4 Driver 51 565 11.1 61t 4
Kuhn 84 281 3.3 18 4 J.Jones 50 679 13.6 66t 5
Starks 29 101 3.5 16 0 Nelson 45 582 12.9 80t 2
SPaers 421 1606 3.8 71 11 B.Jackson 43 342 8.0 37 1
s 421 160 71 21 301 14.3 34 1
Opp. 395 1838 4.7 40 6 Packers 352 4355 12A4 86t 31
Scoring T Rsh Rec Ret ts Opp. 296 3440 11.6 5t 16
Crosby 0 0 0 0 112 InL No. Yds Avg Lng
Jennings 12 0 12 0 72 T.Williams 6 87 14.5 64
Kuhn 6 4 2 0 36 Collins 4 34 8.5 24
I. Jones 5 0 5 0 30 Hawk 3 31 103 21
Driver 4 0 4 0 24 Woodson 2 48 24.0 48t
lPrrver 4 0 4 0 2 epprah 2 0 0.0 0
B.Jackson 4 3 1 0 24 Shields 2 0 0.0 0
Rodgers 4 4 0 0 24 Packers 24 318 13.3 64
D Lee 3 0 3 0 18 Opp. 13 148 11A.4 42
Nelson 2 0 2 0 12 Sacks: Matthews l3.5,Jenkins 7,Ra
Packers 46 11 31 4 388 65.Zombo4.Blshop3.Walden2.
Opponents 24 6 16 2 240 Woodson2.Wynnl.5,Chillarl,Green
1, Neall.PickettlPoppinga lT.WII-
KIcking PAT PG Pts llams .Wilson 1,TM47.PP 38
b 446 22/2 112 furn1Los Rodgers 4/1J. Jones 3/1, Nel-
P rs112 son 3/3.Jennlngs 2/.T. Williams 2/0
G.R. Om r Onn.


Possession Avg.
ToUl Net Yards
A4I.PerCalme
ojm Flays
A K.FPerPay
NetYardsushing
APerCame
Nwtudrfteli
Aff.PerGame


28:24 Total First Downs
4945 Rushing
309.1 Passing
969 Penaly
5.1 3rd Down/At.
1838 3rdDownPct.
114.9 4hDoIwn/A.L
3107 4dth Doam Pt.
194.2 PeilAies/ina


-..- .
A' '- . .. .

By Morry Gash. AP
One to watch: Second-year player Clay Mat-
thews could win defensive player of the year.


By Jim Mclsaac. Getty Images
Another four-figure season: Adrian Peterson
racked up 1,298 rushing yards.


Vikings statistics
Yds/
Passdin" Att min Vds Cmnl Att Tn Int


Favre 358 217 2509 60.6 7.
Webb 89 54 477 60.7 5.
Vikings 505 305 3327 60.4 6.
Opp. 529 333 3544 62.9 6.
Rushing No. Yds Avg Lng TD
Peterson 283 1298 4.6 80t 12
Gerhart 81 322 4.0 "21 1
Webb 18 120 6.7 16 2
Harvin 18 107 5.9 17t 1
Vikings 441 1942 4A 80t 16
Opp. 417 1635 3.9 73 10
Scoring TO Rsh Rec Ret Pts
Longwell 0 0 0 0 81
Peterson 13 12 1 0 78
Harvin 7 1 5 1 44
Moss 2 0 2 0 12
Rice 2 0 2 0 12
Shiancoe 2 0 2 0 12
Webb 2 2 0 0 12
Vikings 33 16 14 3 281
Opponents 42 10 25 7 348
2-Pt Conv: Harvin
Kicking PAT IP Pts
Lonell 30/31 1 718 81
Vikings 30/31 17 18 81
Opp. 42/42 1 96
Mi nn. Opp.


Possession Ag.
Total Net Yards
Avg. Per Game
Tht Plays
Avg. Per Play
Net Yards Rushing
Avs. Per Game
NetardsPlanin
.ftrrGaM


sack/
In' Inct RL t


Ul 11 19 3St 22139 69.9
36 0 3 46 8/48 60.9
59 14 26 53t 36/230 67.7
70 25 15 67t 31/177 86A
Receiving No. Yds Avg Lng TO
HarvIn 71 868 12.2 53t 5
Shlancoe 47 530 11.3 33 2
Peterson 36 341 9.5 34 1
Berrian 28 252 9.0 30 0
Gerhart 21 167 8.0 23 0
Camarillo 20 240 12.0 31 1
Rice 17 280 16.5 46 2
Vikings 305 3327 10.9 53t 14
Opp. 333 3544 10.6 67t 25
Int. No. Yds Avg Lg
E.J.Henderson 3 10 3.3 10
Abdullah 3 5 1.7 5
Winfield 2 41 20.5 41
J.Allen 2 40 20.0 36t
A.Allen 2 27 13.5 27
Vikings 15 152 10.1 41
Opp. 26 427 16.4 66
SacksJ.Allen 11. Edwards 8. Gulon 2,
Robison 2. Winfield 2, Greenway 1, FJ.
Henderson 1, Mitchell 1,Sanford 1, K.
Williams 1. TM 31. OPP 36
FRu/Lost Favre 7/5, Gerhart 3/3, Ber-
rian 2/0. Sullivan 2/0
Minn. Opp.


29:45 loial Hrst Downs
5002 Rushing
312.6 Passing
977 Penalty
5.1 3rd Down/Att.
1635 3rd Down Pct.
102.2 4thDown/At.
3367 4th Doi Pct.
210.4 PeniMkhl/aln


289
104
159
26
71/205
34.6
8/17
47.1
100/769


Frazier to stay

after season

of discontent

The Vikings announced Monday
that they were removing the in-
terim tag from coach Leslie Fra-
zier's title. He took over Nov. 22
when Brad Childress was fired, and
the Vikings went 3-3 under the 51-
year-old after a 3-7 start.
The defensive coordinator under
Childress and a former Chicago
Bears cornerback, Frazier drew pos-
itive reviews from the players for his
steady approach. Frazier is the
eighth coach in the franchise's
50-year history.
Do What went right Pro Bowl
running back Adrian Peterson
rushed for more than 1,000 yards
for the fourth time in his four NFL
seasons. He lost one fumble after
losing 13 of 20 fumbles in his first
three seasons.
> What went wrong: Brett
Favre went from having one of his
best seasons to one of his worst.
What ultimately cost Childress his
job along with winning three
times in the first 10 games was
his decision to jettison wide receiv-
er Randy Moss from the roster with-
out first getting approval from own-
ership to make the move.
The Vikings had spent a third-
round draft pick to obtain Moss in
October, but after four games Chil-
dress decided he had seen enough
of the mercurial receiver.
While Frazier brought stability to
the situation when he was named
to the job on an interim basis, the
Vikings' season reached the be-
yond-belief point Dec. 12 when the
roof of the Metrodome collapsed.


Vikings schedule
L .............at New Orleans .............. 14-9
L................. Miami ................... 14-10
W Detroit -. 24-10
................................ Bye ..........................
L.................. at N.Y. Jets ............... 29-20
W Dallas -_ 24-21
L................ at Green Bay............. 28-24
L............. at New England ............ 28-18
W Arizona ... 27-24 (OT)
L .................. at Chicago ............. 27-13
L ............. Green Bay .... 31-3
W -atWashington -17-13
W Buffalo .. 38-14
L........ N.Y. Giants (at Detroit) 21-3
L ... .Chicago .__ 40-14
W -. at Phiadeiphia .-2444
L ..""at Detroit 20413


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28- JANUARY 5-11,2011 -. USA TODAY SPORTS WEEKLY



Season in review


NFC West.


Drop-off was

steeper than

expected

The Cardinals lost important play-
ers off their playoff teams of 2008
and 2009, but they thought they
had enough promising youngsters
to compensate enough to compete
in the NFC West.
Instead, the losses proved to be
overwhelming. There was no re-
placing quarterback Kurt Warner,
who retired. Defensively, the Cardi-
nals missed inside linebacker Karlos
Dansby's versatility.
P What went right Center lyle
Sendlein and guards Deuce Lutui
and Alan Faneca formed a reliable
core.
The most encouraging develop-
ment for the Cardinals was the play
of their rookie class, nearly all of
whom contributed.
P What went wrong: At quar-
terback, coach Ken Whisenhunt
didn't believe in Matt Leinart, pro-
moting Derek Anderson to the
starting job. But as he was while
with the Cleveland Browns, Ander-
son was maddeningly inaccurate. He
didn't get much help, but he also
consistently missed open receivers.
Strong safety Adrian Wilson
played poor pass defense all season.
Defensive end Darnell Dockett had
a down season, as did cornerback
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.
All three were Pro Bowlers in 2009.
Running back Chris "Beanie"
Wells, a first-round pick in 2009,
hasn't established himself. And de-
fensive end Calais Campbell, who
has the ability to make the Pro
Bowl, took a step backward.'


Cardinals schedule
W -.atSt.L Louis 17-13
L ..................... at Atlanta..;....; .......... 41-7
W ____Oakland -24-23
L ................ atSan Diego................. 41-10
W New Orleans 30-20
............ .... ...... ..... .. Bye ................................
L ...................at Seattle ............... 22-10
L.................. Tampa Bay .................. 38-35
L.......... at Minnesota ........... 27-24 (OT)
L................ Seattle ...................... 36-18
L ......... at Kansas City ............. 31-13
L ................ San Francisco ................ 27-6
L............... St. Louis ................... 19-6
W Denver 43-13
L ................. at Carolina .................. 19-12
W Dallas 27-26
L.............. at San Francisco.............. 38-7


Cardinals MVP WR Larry Fitzgerald

Somehow he managed to reel in 90 catches for
1,137 yards and six touchdowns whiletoiling on an
abysmal offense that never remotely recovered from
the offseason retiremenitof QB Kurt Warner and
didn't have WR Anquan Boldin to occasionally draw
coverage away from Fitzgerald. And in a league
pocked with chirpy wideouts, Fitzgerald never
groused while playing with scattershot QB Derek An-
derson and two rookie signal-callers. "
> Runner-up: Returner LaRod Stephens-Howl-
ing He did all he could for an offense in dire need of
help, averaging 27.2 yards on kickoff returns while
taking two of them the distance. In 13 games, Ste-
phens-Howling also pitched in with 224 yards on 39
touches from scrimmage and made four special-
teams tackles.



Rams MVP RB Steven Jackson


The battle-scarred back produced a sixth consec-
utive 1,000-yard season despite being the component
opposing defenses usually focused on negating. A few
more touches in the regular-season finale against the
Seattle Seahawks Jackson had 11 carries and four
receptions in a tight game might have propelled the
Cinderella Rams to the NFC West crown. His steady-
ing presence was a key to the development of rookie.
QB Sam Bradford and a major reason St. Louis man-
aged seven wins in 2010 after totaling six the previous
three seasons.
> Runner-up: Bradford The top pick of the
2010 draft produced one of the most remarkable roo-
kie seasons by a quarterback, sparking the team's sur-
prise resurgence while proving his durability,
Nate Davis


Cardinals statistics


YdsI


Sack


Passing Alt Cmp Yds Cmp% At TO Int Log Lost Rig
Anderson 327 169 2065 51.7 6.31 7 10 43 25/176 65.9
Skelton 126 60 662 47.6 5.25 2 2 74t 9/65 623
Cardinals 561 285 3264 50.8 5.82 10 19 74t 50/343 60.5
Opp. 533 324 3881 60.8 7.28 22 17 70 33/227 83.5
Rushing No. Yds Avg Ing TD Receiving No. Yds Avg Log TD
Hightower 153 736 4.8 80 5 Fitzgerald 90 1137 12.6 41 6
Wells 116 397 3.4 24 2 Breaston 47 718 15.3 37 1
Cardinals 320 1388 4.3 80t 9 Doucet 26 291 11.2 *36 1
S 526 2323, 4 48 1 Roberts 24 307 12.8 74t 2
Opp. 526 2323 4A 48 19 Cardinals 285 3264 11.5 .741 10
Scoring TD Rsh Rec Ret Pts Opp. 324 3881 12.0 70 22.
Feely 1 1 0 0 107 inLt. No. Yds Avg Log
Fitzgerald 6 0 6 0 38 Rhodes 4 174 43.5 66
Hightower 5 5 0 0 30 Rodgers- 3 86 28.7 32t
Stephens- -3 1 0 2 18 Cromartle
Howling Toler 2 66 33.0 66t
Breaston 2 0 1 1 12 Adams 2 36 18.0 36
Rhodes 2 0 0 2 12 Lenon 2 12 6.0 10
Roberts 2 0 2 0 12 Wilson 2 4 2.0 4
Roberts 2 0 2 0 12 Cardinals 17 424 24.9 66t
Rodgers- 2 0 0 2 12 Op. 19 389 20.5 621
Cromart Sacs:Campbell6, Dockett5,Haggans
Cardinals 31 9 10 12 289 5,Porter5,Branch2,Lenon2,Schofield
Opponents 45 19 22 4 434 2, Wilson 2,Davis l. Rhodes 1.Toler 1,
Kicking PAT FG Pts Washington 1,TM 33, OPP 50
2Fee 91/29 2412 1101 Fum/Lost-Anderson6/3. M. Hall 5/2,
Carna 29/29 247 101 Hlghtower 5/4, Komar3/1.Skelton3/1,
Opp., 44/45 40/51 164 Roberts 2/1
"" 'Ariz. Opp. - Ariz. Opp.
Possession Avg. 26:14 33:46 Total First Downs 241 339
TotalNet Yards 4309 5977 Rushing 67 123
Avg.PerGame 269.3 373.6 Passing 154 178
TotalPlays 931 1092 Penalty 20 38
Avg. Per Play 4.6 5.5 3rd Down/At 58/1209 87/233
Net YardsRushing 1388 2323 3rd Down Pet. 27.8 373
Avg.PerGame 86.8 145.2 4th Down/Att. 7/18 9/17
NetYards Passing .2921 3654 4th DownPct. 38.9 52.9
Avg.PerGame 182.6 228.4 Penalties/Yards 108/870 108/894


By Matt York. AP
One of 90: Larry Fitzgerald, making a catch,
scored six touchdowns and gained 1,137 yards.


By Jeff Curry, US Presswire
Workhorse: Rams running back Steven Jackson
rushed for 1,241 yards in 2010.


Rams statistics


Passing Att Cmp
Bradford 590 354
Rams 590 354
Opp. 570 328
Rushing No. Yds
Jackson 330 1241
Darby 34 107
Amendola 7 81 1
Rams 429 1578
Opp. 404 1810
Scoring TO Rsh
Jo. Brown 0 0
Jackson 6 6
Amendola 3 0
Darby 3 2
Hoomanaw. 3 0
Bajema 2 0
Clayton 2 0
Fells 2 0
B. Gibson 2 0
Robinson 2 0
Rams 27 9
Opponents 32 7
lKicking PAT
Jo. Brown 26/27
Rams 26/27
OpP. 29/29
Possession Avg.
Total NetYards
Avg. Per Game
Total Plays
Avg. Per Play
Net Yards Rushing
Avg. Per Game
Net Yards Passing
Avg. Per Game


Yds1 Sack/
Yds Cmp% Att TO It LIg Lost RIg
3512. 60.0 5.95 18 15 49 34/244 76.5
3512 60.0 5.95 18 15 49 34/244 76.5
3868 57.5 6.79 21 14 65 43/290 80.4
Avg LOg TO Receiving No. Yds Avg LOg TD
3.8 42t 6 Amendola 85 689 8.1 36 3
3.1 13 2 B.Gibson 53 620 11.7 41 2
1.6 30 0 Jackson 46 383 8.3 49 0
3.7 42t 9 Fells 41 391 9.5 36 2
3.7 42 9 Robinson 34 3 10.1 32 2
4.5 80 7 Clayton 23 3 133 39 2
Rec Ret Pts Alexander 20 36 153 46 1
0 0 125 Baema 14 1 5 10.4 26t 2
12 Hoomanaw. 13 1 .11.2 36t 3
3 0 18 Opp. 328 11.8 65 21
1 0 18 8
.3 018 018 1L BNo. ds Avg Lg
2 0 128 etcher 4 41 3 28
0 Atogwe 3 53 17.7 34
2 12 Dahl 2 23 11.5 23
2 0 12 J.Butler 2 13 6.5 16
2 0 12 Rams 14 161 11.5 34
2 0 12 Opp. 15 287 19.1 96t
18 0 Saclt Hall 10.5. Long 8.5,Robblns 6, Ah
21 4 328 You4,Laurinaltis3,Atogwe2,Grant2,
Vobora 2, Selvie 1.5, Dahll M. Lewis 1.
FG Pts Stewart 1, Cudjo 0.5, TM 43, OPP 34
3339 125 Fium/Lost: Bradford 7/2, Amendo]a 2/1,
3/39 125 Bajema 1/0, Ja.Brown 1/O.Gllyard 1/I.,
3538 134 Jackson 1/1,Ryan l/1
St.L Opp. St.L Opp.
30:51 29:09 Total First Downs 292 304
4846 5388 Rushing 84 88
302.9 336.8 Passing 179 191
1053 1017 Penalty 29 25
4.6 5.3 3rd Down/Alt. 78/235 74/221
1578 1810 3rd Dawn Pet. 33.2 33.5
98.6 113.1 4th Down/Att. 8/15 6/12
3268 3578 4th Down Pct. 533 50.0
204.3 223.6 Penalties/Virds 102/877 126/
1008


Team looks

to build on

2010 success

It was not the way the Rams envi-
sioned their regular season ending.
After winning six games over the
last three seasons, including one in
2009, the Rams were intent on
showing the NFL they were a wor-
thy NFC West team by beating the
Seattle Seahawks and entering the
playoffs with.an 8-8 record.
But the Rams were held to 184
total yards in a 16-6 loss, sending
Seattle to the postseason as the NFC
West representative with a 7-9 rec-
ord.
0 What went right At the top of
the list is quarterback Sam Brad-
ford, who set rookie records for
pass attempts (590) and comple-
tions (354) and had the second-
most passing yards ever by a rookie
(3,512). He took every offensive
snap and established himself as a
leader.
The offensive'line, which had
been an unstable group for several
seasons, did a solid job.
In the second season of coach
Steve Spagnuolo's defensive sys-
tem, significant improvement was
made. Defensive ends Chris Long
and James Hall had outstanding
seasons, as did defensive tackle
Fred Robbins and middle lineback-
er James Laurinaitis.
o What went wrong: The lack
of consistent playmakers at wide re-
ceiver reduced the offense to run-
ning back Steven Jackson banging
frequently against eight in the box
and a large number of short passes
by Bradford. He often-had tt check
down to underneath routes.

Rams schedule
L .......... ..... Arizona ............... 17-13
L ............... atOakland ................ 16-14
W ...........Washington ............30-16
W Seattle 20-3
L............. at Detroit............. 44-6
W San Diego 20-17
L ............. at Tampa Bay ............. 18-17
W --- Carolina 20-10
.............................. Bye ...... .................
L...... at San Francisco ...... 23-20 (OT)
L .............. Atlanta ...............34-17
W at Denver 36-33
W -_ .at Arizona ...............19-6
L............ at New Orleans............ 31-13
L ............... Kansas City ...............27-13
W San Francisco 25-17
L .................. at Seattle ..................16-6










USA TODAY SPORTS WEEKLY* JANUARY 5-11,2011 29



Season in review


*NFC West


Questions

remain at

quarterback

Whoever takes over as 49ers
head coach will find a roster that's
full of talent, arguably more so than
any other team in the NFC West.
The 49ers ended the regular sea-
son with vacancies at head coach
and general manager, but there will
be dozens more openings on a ros-
ter that might not be as set as it ap-
pears.
I What went right: Before the
season began, the 49ers signed their
two best players, linebacker Patrick
Willis and tight end Vernon Davis,
to long-term deals. The team also
revamped its offensive line by draft-
ing two linemen, tackle Anthony
Davis and guard Mike lupati, in the
first round. -
On defense, the 49ers did not al-
low a 100-yard rusher in any games
during 2010.
The core of the defense is solid
with players such as Willis and de-
fensive end Justin Smith, both of
whom will go to the Pro Bowl for
the second season in a row.
0 What went wrong: As solid as
the roster is in other areas, three of
the four quarterbacks on the roster
aren't under contract next season.
Departed coach Mike Singletary
rested the season on Alex Smith's
shoulders but then didn't give Smith
the start in the most critical game of
the season, a Week 16 loss at the
St. Louis Rams.
Bad decisions at quarterback have
haunted the franchise since 2003.




49ers schedule
L ..... at Seattle .........31-6
L ....... New Orleans__.......... 25-22
L........... at Kansas City. ___........ 31-10
L..........at Atlanta .. 1644
L ..._...... Philadelphia __.......... 27-24
W Oakland 17-9
L.. at Carolina --- 23-20
W vs. Denver .............24-16
- Bye .B ye
W -St. Louis -23-20 (OT)
L B...Tampa.Bay. ....... 21-0
W -atArizona 27-6
L .............. at Green Bay ..............34-16
W Seattle 40-21
L ................. at San Diego ............... 34-7
L ................ at St. Louis ................. 25-17
W............Arizona -- 38-7


49ers MVP ILB Patrick Willis

He remains on track as Ray Lewis' heir apparent as
the league's premier inside linebacker. However,
2010 was a disappointing season for Willis as injuries
limited him to a career-low 128 tackles and forced
him to miss the first game of his career (though he
was still honored as a Pro Bowler for the fourth time
in his four-year NFL career). Worse, the 49ers tanked
despite widespread expectations that they'd break an
eight-season playoff drought by assuming control of
an NFC West weakened by the retirement of Arizona
Cardinals QB Kurt Warner.
> Runner-up: TE Vernon Davis Despite a rota-
tion at quarterback and the September firing of coor-
dinator Jimmy Raye, Davis managed respectable
numbers, leading the club with 56 catches for 914
yards and seven scores.



Seahawks MVP' WR Mike Williams


Just when the 10th pick of the 2005 draft seemed
out of chances, he received a lifeline when his college
coach, Pete Carroll, took over in Seattle. Williams re-
,spohded by getting in shape and displaying the poten-
tial he last showed at Southern California. Injuries cost
him two games, but Williams caught 65 passes for
751 yards easily outpacing his career totals before
the season and used his 6-5,235-pound frame to
become the possession receiver Carroll sought.
> Runner-up: Returner Leon Washington He
bounced back from a gruesome broken leg suffered in
2009 to re-establish himself as a top returned. Wash-
ington averaged 25.6 yards on kickoffs, and two of his
league-high three touchdowns in that phase came in
an upset of the San Diego Chargers in Week 3.
Nate Davis


49ers statistics


Yds/
Passing Att Cmo Yds Cmo% Att TD


Sack/
Int Lne Lost Rit


A.Smith 342 204 2370 59.6 6.93 14 10 62t 25/140 82.1
49ers 500 282 3613 56.4 7.23 19 15 66t 44/257 79A
Opp. 550 358 3941 65.1 7.17 25 15 71 36/244 90.0
Rushing No. Yds Avg Ing TD Receiving No. Yds Avg Ing T
Gore 203 853 4.2 64 3 V.Davis 56 914 16.3 66t 7
Westbrook 77 340 4.4 30 4 Crabtree 55 741 135 60t 6
Dixon 70 237 3.4 34 2 Gore 46 452 9.8 41 2
T.Smith 23 121 53 16 1 Morgan 44 698 15.9 65 2
T. t 23 11 5 1 1 Del.Walker 29 331 11.4 38 0
49 401 1657 41 64 10 Westbrook 16 150 94 62t 1
Opp. 447 1547 3.5 43 9 Ginn 12 163 13.6 37t 1
ori T Rdh R t Pt Zeigler 9 98 10.9 20 0
Reed 0 0 0 040 49ers 282 3613 12 66t 19
Reedney 0 0 0 0 0 Opp. 358 3941 H.0 71 25
Nedney 0 0 0 0 50
V.Davis 7 0 7 0 44 hg. No. Yd Avg Um
Crabtree 6 0 6 0 36 Clements 3 46 153 39
Gore 5 3 2 0 30 Spikes 3 9 3.0 6
Westbrook 5 4 1 0 30 1 3 0 0.0 0
Opponents 37 9 25 3 346 J.Smth.5Wllis6.Brooks5.
2-PtConv: V. Davis LaBoy 5. Haralson 4, Lawson 2.5. Sopoa-
Kiki AT M I Pts ga 1.5. Clements 1,Goldson 1, Jean-
13--- 1M 1 PS- Francols 1l.Spencer 0.5.TM36,OPP44
Nedney 77 11/13 50 fm/Loa:T.5mith 610, Gore4/2., A.
49enr 33 225 7 99 Smith 4/2. Baas 2/0. Morgan2/1,Adams
Opp. 37 2833 120 1/1.Cementsl/1.Ginn 1/0, Del.Walker
S.F. Opp. sF. OPP.


Possession A. 28:37 31:23
Total Net Yards 5013 5244
Avg.PerGame 313.3 327.8
Total Plays 945 1033
Avg. Per Play 5.3 5.1
Net Yards Rushing 1657 1547
Avg. PerGame 103.6 96.7
Ne, Yards Passing 3356 31697
v .P Per Gce. 209.8 27


Total First Downs
Rushing
Passing
Penalty
3rd Down/An.
3rd Down Pct.
4th Down/Att.
4t11 I s'iAPct.


299
86
1 188
25
13 84/217
1 38.7
3 3/13
; 21.1
2 '11 3


By Marcio Jose Sanchez, AP
Hampered: Injuries took a toll on Patrick Willis,
who had 128 tackles, down from last year's 152.


By Otto GreuleJr., Getty Images
Late bloomer: Wide receiver Mike Williams had
a career year with 65 catches for 751 yards.


Seahawks statistics


Yds/
Passine Art Cmn Yds Cmn% Att TD


Sack/
Int lia Inst Rty


Hasselbeck 444 266 3001 59.9 6.76 12 17 87t 29/175 73.2
Whitehurst 99 57 507 57.6 5.12 2 3 61 5/13 65.5
Seahawks 544 324 3536 59.6 6.50 14 20 87t 35/195 72.1
Opp. 585 339 4240 57.9 7.25 31 12 69t 37/246 89.7
Rushing No. Yds Avg bag TD Recelvin No Yds Avg Ing TO
Lynch 165 573 3.5 39 6 M.Wlliams 65 751 11.6 68 2
Forsett 118 523 4.4 32 2 Butler 36 385 10.7 63t 4
Washington 27 100 3.7 21 1 Forsett 33 252 7.6 21 0
ah s 38 1424 3 39 13 Stokley 31 354 11.4 36 0
Seaaws 35 14 3.7 9 Carson 31 318 10.3 37 1
Opp. 452 1903 4.2 53 13 Obomanu 30 494 165 871 4
corinm TO Rs Rec Ret ts Lynch 21 138 6.6 22 0
Mare 0 0 0 0 106 Tate 21 227 10.8 52 0
Mare 0 0 0 106 S 324 3536 109 87 14
Lynch 6 6 0 36 Op. 339 4240 12.5 69t 31
Obomanu 4 0 4 0 28
Butler 4 0 4 0 24 Lit. 5N YNo 5 Avg
Washington 4 1 0 3 24 Thomas 5 8 13.6
Hasselbeck 3 3 0 0 18 Bablneaux 2 37 18.5 20
HasselDeck 3 0 0 18 Sealawu c 12 168 14.0 34
Forsett 2 2 0 0 12 app. 20 261 13.3 391
M.Wlillams 2 00 12 SadClemons 1,Brock9. MIIoy4.
Seahawks 33 13 14 6 310 Curry3.5.Bablneaux 1.5Bryantl.
Opponents 47 13 31 3 407 Chancellor 1.Colel.Davis1.Herringl1.
2-PtConv:Obomanu Lewis 1,Mebane 1.Tatupu lITM 37.
PAT- .. PT OPP 35
Mea B! ---- 3 25 o0 0 Hasselbeck 7/5, Lynch 3/3,
JSeahawis 3131 25130 106 Washington 3l1.Whltehurst t2/o.
Opp. 44/44 25/30 119 Branch 1Il.Tate 1/0.Thurmond 1/1
Sea. Opp. Sea. Opp.


Possession Avg.
Total Net Yards
Avg. Per Game
Total Plays
Avg. Per Play
Net Yards Rushing
Av,. PerGame
Net Yards Paswin;:
'r .PerGaim.


27:33 32:27 Total rst Downs
4763 5897 Rushing
2971. 368.6 Passing
9' 1074 Penalty
5.5 3rd Down/At.
1 1903 3rd Down Pct.
118.9 4th Down/Alt.
3994 4thl DownPct.
249.6 PI ties/Yards


313
91
206
16
94/23S
3 9.


'Ups and

downs, but

we're here'

It wasn't pretty, but the Seahawks
are the party crashers in the NFC
playoffs.
Seattle became the first team in
league history to make the postsea-
son with a losing record during a
non-strike year with a 16-6 win
against the St. Louis Rams at Qwest
Field.
Both teams finished 7-9, but Seat-
tle advanced to the postseason be-
cause it had a better division record
(4-2 vs. 3-3). But don't ask Sea-
hawks players about their record.
"It was a lot of ups and downs,
but we're here," kick returned Leon
Washington said. "And we're going
to see what happens."
The Seahawks won their fifth NFC
West division title. And as division
champions, they host the fifth-seed-
ed New Orleans Saints on Saturday.
The Seahawks played the Saints
earlier this year, losing at New Or-
leans 34-19, so they are looking for-
ward to facing the champs again.
> Lineup watch: Tyler Polum-
bus made his first career start at left
guard and helped the Seahawks
rush for 141 yards on the day. Po-
lumbus took Chester Pitts' place in
the lineup but had to move out to
left tackle when rookie Russell
Okung tweaked his left ankle again
late in the first half. Okung eventu-
ally made his way back into the
game in the second half.
P- Trending: The Seahawks are
3-0 when Marshawn Lynch car-
ries the ball at least 20 times in a
game. Lynch finished with 20 car-
ries for 75 yards against St. Louis.


Seahawks schedule
W...........San Francisco 31-6
S.............at Denver ............ 31-14
WW San Diego 27-20
L .... at St Louis ............._ 20-3
..... .. Bye .. .. .
W--- at Cicag-23-0
W Arizona 22-10
L... . at Oakland.............. 33-3
L .......... N.Y. Giants ............. 41-7
W -.. atArizona .........36-18
L ......... at New Orleans ........... 34-19
L .......... Kansas City ................ 42-24
W -.Carolina 31-14
L .......... at San Francisco............ 40-21
L ..................... Atlanta ..................... 34-18
L .............. at Tampa Bay ............... 38-15
W ........... St.Loui ............. 16-6


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30. JANUARY 5-11, 2011 USA TODAY SPORTS WEEKLY




Twas the season of waiver-wire finds


Back in late August, think about the status of
the players in this lineup: Michael Vick, Peyton
Hillis, Darren McFadden, Brandon Lloyd, Steve
johnson and Marcedes Lewis.
Not on any of your old draft lists? Didn't
think so. They were either not on anybody's
rankings or were so far buried that you would
iraft them very late, if at all.
It turns out that the first few weeks on the
waiver wire were more important than many
draft picks, because that group of players
turned into a virtual all-star team.
A look at the best and worst of the 2010 fan-
tasy season.




NFL


fantasy
By Matt Pitzer
MVP
For how he came out of nowhere and his in-.
credible stats, Vick gets this award. Consider
that of the 10 games in which he played from
start to finish, the Philadelphia Eagles quarter-
back failed to hit multiple touchdowns only
once. And for those leagues that reward rush-
ing TDs more than passing, Vick ran for a score
in seven of his final eight games.
Those stats from his 10 complete games will
spark one of the most important debates for
2011: Should Vick be the No. 1 overall pick?
Based on his production this season, the an-
swer seems to be yes. But if you're looking for
a quarterback to play more than 12 games, it's
probably no.
The secret is out on Vick. As he took a
pounding while the season wore on, the mis-
takes piled up and the Eagles were a fourth-
quarter miracle away from losing three of
Vick's final five starts.
If you draft Vick, you will have to draft Kevin
Kolb (if he returns to Philadelphia); Kolb is a
nice player but not a first-rounder.
Quarterback
Among quarterbacks who were closer to
full-timers, Tom Brady was the best with his
league-leading 36 TD passes against a league-
low four interceptions. Brady had at least two
TD passes every game from Week 9 on and
strapped many fantasy teams on his back.
Also valuable: Philip Rivers (except for
Week 16), Aaron Rodgers (except for missing
Week 15) and old reliables Peyton Manning
and Drew Brees.
Bust: Hard to get past Brett Favre, because
the last season of his career was the worst (11
TDs, 19 interceptions) by a considerable mar-
gin. You also would not have-been happy with
Tony Romo playing six games for the Dallas
Cowboys before getting hurt or with Donovan


By Howard Smith, US Presswire
Fantasy explosion: Eagles quarterback Michael Vick sat on the waiver wire in many leagues to
start the 2010 season. He might be the No. 1 overall pick to start the 2011 season.


McNabb's disastrous year with the Washington
Redskins in which he threw his fewest TD
passes (14) since his rookie season.
. Names to remember: Vick is the most sig-
nificant, but keep track of Tampa Bay Bucca-
neers second-year star Josh Freeman, the Buf-
falo Bills' Ryan Fitzpatrick and, of course,
late-season phenom Tim Tebow with the Den-
ver Broncos.
Running back
,Arian Foster started to emerge as a sleeper in
preseason, so the Houston Texans' league-lead-
ing rushing campaign and 18 overall TDs were
not a total shock. Getting him, as you could
have, in the fourth or fifth round made him the
most compelling back, because he also led the
league in yards from scrimmage. Along with
Hillis and McFadden, unsung Benjarvus Green-
Ellis and his 13 TDs were a great find in the late
rounds or off the waiver wire.
The other elite backs also were incomplete.
Jamaal Charles had the yards but not the TDs;
Chris Johnson and Adrian Peterson did not
dominate as high first-rounders should; Mau-
rice Jones-Drew had a good half-season; and
Ahmad Bradshaw was frustrating because his
fumbling problem led to erratic playing time.
Bust: Injuries always plague this position,
and some of the big ones were to Frank Gore,
DeAngelo Williams, Ryan Grant and Knowshon
Moreno. Considering how great the Green Bay
Packers offense was, Grant could have been
brilliant. Williams, with 361 yards and one TD
in six games, was on his way to being a bust
before getting hurt.
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McFadden's season was legitimate he was
great when he played but still dealt with inju-
ries. While rookies Jahvid Best and Ryan Math-
ews had their struggles, each also could be in
position for substantial improvement.
Wide receiver
In point-per-receptions leagues, beating
Roddy White and his league-leading 115 catch-
es is tough to do. White also finished second in
yards and had a respectable 10 TDs. It was
White's consistent production that made him
valuable. But despite five 100-yard games, he
was over 111 only twice.
Brandon Lloyd was a big surprise leading
the league in receiving yards with 1,448. And
Dwayne Bowe was tough to beat at his best. He
had 14 of his league-high 15 receiving TDs be-
tween Weeks 3 and 12 but was nearly worth-
less in Weeks 13-15.
Bust: It was a bad season for many big
names. Larry Fitzgerald was done in by the Ari-
zona Cardinals' quarterback problems, and
Miles Austin never was the regular threat he
was in 2009. Randy Moss torpedoed plenty of
"hopes, in fantasy and around the NFL, while
Brandon Marshall never got the consistent
quarterback play he needed.
Names to remember: How the Broncos
proceed in the offseason will help determine
Lloyd's future. Hakeem Nicks proved if he stays


healthy, he can be a top-10 receiver; and the
Pittsburgh Steelers' Mike Wallace does not
catch a lot of passes (60) but still finished fifth
in the NFL in receiving yards (1,267) thanks to
his 21.0 yards a catch average.
Tight end
Antonio Gates was on his way to one of the
best seasons in tight end history before injuries
ruined things and kept him to 50 catches for
782 yards and 10 TDs in 10 games. While there
was no other dominant tight end, the Cow-
boys' Jason Witten was second best thanks to a
late-season surge. Lewis had eight touchdowns
for the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first 11
weeks, two after that.
Bust: Injuries kept Dallas Clark and Owen
Daniels from their typical production. Clark
was the biggest bust considering he was a high
draft pick. Visanthe Shiancoe was a flop, going
from 11 TDs to two. And Vernon Davis wound
up with decent numbers but was tough to start
with the inconsistent San Francisco 49ers; he
had seven games with 36 yards or fewer.
Names to remember: The New England Pa-
triots' rookie duo of Rob Gronkowski (10 TDs)
and Aaron Hernandez (six TDs) is one to watch
for years. The problem will be if the presence
of both hampers the value of each. Brandon
Pettigrew also started to emerge as a top talent
for the Detroit Lions.
Kicker
Kickers are easy to rate because the only
thing that matters is points, and David Akers
with his league-leading 143 points for the Ea-
gles was tops. Hot on his heels, though, was
perhaps the biggest surprise of the season at
any position the Oakland Raiders' Sebastian
Janikowski, with 142 points. Not many owners
had the courage to start him regularly.
Bust: Hard to count busts at this position,
because most people invest so little in kickers
in terms of draft picks and because it is so easy
to switch off a disappointment, but several top
picks were disappointing. With 109 points,
Nate Kaeding had-the worst season of his ca-
reer for the San Diego Chargers. The Minnesota
Vikings' Ryan Longwell went from 127 and 132
points the last two seasons to 81, and the Patri-
ots shut down Stephen Gostkowski after eight
games because of a thigh injury.
Defense/special teams
. The best fantasy defense was nowhere'close
to the best real defense. Arizona had an incred-
ible 12 total return TDs (seven fumbles, three
interceptions, two kickoffs) despite allowing
27.1 points a game. New England manufac-
tured nine return TDs and led the league in in-
terceptions, while Pittsburgh was first in points
allowed and sacks.
Bust: The Vikings were a regular fantasy
start during their run to the NFC title game last
season but were one of the worst units in 2010
as their season went down the drain. Also dis-
appointing were the New Orleans Saints and
San Francisco, while the Baltimore Ravens
showed except for a couple weeks they
are past their prime.






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MLB



report




Orioles' Simon arrested in
New Year's shooting death

Alfredo Simon, who posted 17 saves for the Baltimore Orioles
last season, .is in his biggest jam yet.
Simon surrendered to police in the Dominican Republic on
Monday and faces an involuntary manslaughter charge after a
New Year's Eve shooting that killed his cousin and wounded an-
other man in the northeast
coast town of Luperon.
Simon's lawyer said hewas
firing celebratory shots in the
air in the moments leading up
to the new year.
Simon was accompanied to
the police station by Julio Lugo,
his teammate with the Orioles
last season.
"He is scared because he rec- ":;
ognizes that he fired shots, al-
though they went into the air,"
Lugo said. According to the As-
sociated Press, Lugo advised Si-
mon to surrender after he had
fled the scene. By Haraz N. Gha.bari,. AP
Simon's cousin, 25-year-old On hold: Alfredo Simon
Michel Castillo Almonte, was faces two years in prison.
struck in the chest, possibly by
the same bullet that injured his 17-year-old brother, Starlin, in
the right arm.
Police initially said they would charge Simon with murder,
but public prosecutor Victor Mueses told the AP that evidence
and witness accounts would likely dictate the involuntary man-
slaughter charge, which carries a sentence of up to two years in
prison.
Simon, 29, was 4-2 with a 4.93 ERA for the Orioles last sea-
son. Although manager Buck Showalter eventually went with
Koji Uehara as his closer, Simon was expected to factor in Balti-
more's bullpen picture this spring.
Simon isn't the first promising ballplayer to encounter legal
trouble in the Dominican Republic.
Angel Villalona, a corner-infield prospect for the San Francisco
Giants, was accused of murder in a September 2009 shooting
outside a nightclub. He was released on bond, and the victim's
family asked for charges to be dropped after he paid them in ex-
cess of $138,000.
However, prosecutor Jose Antonio Polanco said although civil
charges had been dropped, he still intended to bring criminal
charges against Villalona, who received $2.1 million to sign with
the Giants in 2006. Villatona, who hit.263 with 17 home runs at
Class A Augusta (Ga.) in 2008 and .267 with nine homers at
Class A San Jose in 2009, has been working out, although his
U.S. visa was revoked.
In 2006, Juan Uribe, then a Chicago White Sox shortstop, was
accused of shooting a Dominican farmer Uribe disputed the
shooting but paid more than $25,000 to settle the case. Uribe
was never jailed arid missed two days of spring training.
By Seth Livingstonb


In remembrance: 2010


Baseball world lost many giants


The Dec. 28 death of former Detroit
Tigers executive Bill Lajoie closed the list
of those in the baseball world who we
lost in 2010.
* For all of its magic, the year was
marked by too many moments of si-
lence and memorial patches as several
giants of the game passed away: Hall of
Famers, iconic voices, executives who
shaped their teams and the game.
Baseball Almanac names 91 former
major league players who died in 2010;
Baseball-Reference.com includes a long-
erlist with managers, executives and
media.
Three Hall of Famers passed in 2010:
Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Robin Rob-
erts, 83, the symbol of the famed Whiz
Kids pennant-winning team in 1950;
Cincinnati Reds and Tigers manager
Sparky Anderson, 76, the first to win a
World Series in both leagues and the
only one to lead two franchises in career
wins; and Cleveland Indians pitcher Bob
Feller, 92, a World War II hero who was
the most dominant pitcher of his era.
New York Yankees owner George
Steinbrenner passed away the morning
of the All-Star Game at 80.
"He was, and always will be, as much
of a New York Yankee as Babe Ruth, Lou
Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle,
Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford and all of the
other Yankee legends," baseball Com-
missioner Bud Selig said.
Three other prominent members of
the Yankee family passed: public address
announcer Bob Sheppard, 99; manager
Ralph Houk, 90; and infielder Gil
McDougald, 82.
The Chicago Cubs lost All-Star third
baseman and broadcaster Ron Santo, 70,
and the National League MVP from- 1945
the year of their last pennant Phil
Cavarretta, 94. Santo was one of three
beloved voices of the game silenced last
year, with Hall of Famers Ernie Harwell,
92, who called Tigers games for 42 sea-
sons; and Dave Niehaus, 75, the Seattle
Mariners announcer since the birth of
the franchise in 1977.
"Someone will succeed them, but no
one will replace them," said author Curt
Smith, a leading historian of baseball
broadcasts.
Bobby Thomson, the man responsible
for one of the all-time great radio calls -
("The Giants win the pennant! The Gi-
ants win the pennant!") died at 86
about two months before the team won
its first World Series title in San Francis-
co. His home run for the New York Gi-
ants against the Brooklyn Dodgers in the
deciding game of the 1951 three-game
playoff for the NL title has been called
the "Shot Heard Round the World."
Three more members of the Boys of
Summer, the legendary Brooklyn Dodg-
ers team of the 1950s, also died: pitch-


By John Munson,The (Newark) Star-Ledger, via US Presswire
The Boss: Owner George Steinbrenner, waving to the crowd after Game 5 of the
2000 World Series, was one of four prominent Yankees who died in 2010.


ers Billy Loes, 80; Ken Lehman, 82; and
Danny McDevitt, 78. McDevitt started
and finished the final game at Ebbets
Field.
Two sudden deaths of young men not
far removed from their playing days
shocked the baseball world: 1999 All-
Star pitcher Jose Lima, 37, died of cardi-
ac arrest, and former Houston Astros
pitcher Jeribme Robertson, 33, was
killed in a motorcycle crash.
Lima played with five teams in a 13-
year career, most notably with Detroit
and Houston, and Robertson won 15


games as a rookie in 2003.
Steinbrenner was one of three promi-
nent executives who died, with Colora-
do Rockies President Keli McGregor, 48,
and former Pittsburgh general manager
Joe L. Brown, 91, architect of the Pirates'
1960 and '71 championship teams
Other prominent baseball death$: Cy
Young winner Mike Cuellar, 72; All+Star
outfielder Willie Davis, 69; and AtlAnta
Braves-Indians-Pirates manager Bobby
Bragan, 92.


By Mike Dodd






32 -JANUARY 5-11, 2011 -USA TODAY. SORTS WEEKLY


i 0S


MLB organizational report

Oakland Athletics


Beane's recipe:




Just add bats


GM hopes Matsui, trades bring

offense up to par with pitching.


By Jorge L. Ortiz
OAKLAND At a time when the small-
market Athletics are ready to spend money,
they've found players reluctant to take it.
Adrian Beltre was.not swayed by their five-
year, $64 million offer. Lance Berkman turned
down their two-year, $16 million overture to
take half that much from the St. Louis Cardi-
nals. Japanese pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma, for
whom the A's paid a $19.1 million posting fee,
did not accept Oakland's four-year deal for
about $16 million and returned home (the
team got the posting fee back).
So Oakland executives were positively giddy
when a better-known Japanese player, one
who could make a bigger impact, made it clear
he wanted to join their club, and for a relatively
paltry $4.25 million on a one-year contract.
New designated hitter Hideki Matsui, 36,
came into town with a robust eight-year r6su-
m6 in the majors, not to mention a large en-
tourage of Japanese reporters who chronicle
his every move, suddenly making Oakland a fo-
cal point in the Far East.
More significantly, he brings a still-potent, if
aging, bat to a lineup that finished second-to-
last in the American League last season in slug-
ging and home runs and 11th in runs scored.
Matsui's 21 homers for the Los Angeles Angels
in 2010 were'five more than anybody on the
A's hit'and his 84 RBI would have easily led his
new team as well.


Attendance.
(in millions)
5 -
4
3 -2.0 1.4J

1.
0
-2006 2007 2008 2009 2010


About this series
Sports Weekly is taking an in-depth look
at each major league organization, starting
with the teams with the worst records
and moving up. We analyze what teams
are doing to improve, look ahead to next
season, share fun facts and more.
This week: Athletics and Dodgers
Next week: Blue Jays, Rockies,
Cardinals
b Past stones at baseball.usatoday.com
"It was nice to have someone reciprocate the
same interest in playing here as we have in him
as a player," general manager Billy Beane says.
"The last few years, drawing players here has
been tough, but I have to remind people, 'Lis-
ten, talk to some of the guys who were here a
few years ago, and they'll tell you it's still one
of the funniest places to.play when we're win-
ning.' So, ultimately, we hope to get to that."
The A's should have a legitimate chance to
contend for the AL West crown next season be-
cause their pitching young, talented and
plentiful stacks up with any in the league.
Oakland had the top ERA in the AL last season
at 3.58.
The rotation's 3.47 ERA was also the league's


Wins
100 81
80
60
40
20
0
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010


ByJustin Sullivan, Getty images
Centerpiece: Designated hitter Hideki Matsui, signed as a free agent, is expected to help an Ath-
letics'lineup that was near the bottom of the American League in runs, homers and slugging.


best, and it might be even better in 2011, con-
sidering three of its mainstays left-handers
Brett Anderson and Gio Gonzalez and right-
hander Trevor Cahill are all 25 or younger.
That wasn't lost on Matsui, who has a .231
career average against the A's and says, "One
thing that's really clear is that, starting from
their starting pitching to the closer, they have a
solid pitching staff, and that's a key ingredient."
It's not enough, though, as confirmed by
Oakland's 81-81 record and distant second-
place finish last season in the AL West. Beane is
highly protective of his young pitching but
parted with right-hander Vin Mazzaro to ac-
quire outfielder David DeJesus from the Kansas
City Royals and with hard-throwing reliever
Henry Rodriguez to get Josh Willingham from


Highest-paid player
2006: Jason Kendall
$11A million
2007: Jason Kendall
~. $12.8 million
2008: Eric Chavez
$11.5 million
2009: Matt Holliday
$13.5 million
2010: Eric Chavez
1 $12.5 million
Source: USA TODAY list of opening-day payrolls


the Washington Nationals.
They join forces with Coco Crisp and Ryan
Sweeney in a suddenly crowded outfield that
also includes Conor Jackson. Like Willingham,
Jackson bats from the right side, lending some
balance to a lineup that leans toward the left.
The projected first four batters in the order
Crisp, first baseman Daric Barton, DeJesus
and Matsui all swing from that side, al-
though Crisp is a switch-hitter who's typically
more effective right-handed.
Noni among Matsui, Willingham or DeJesus
qualifies as the big bopper the A's would have
liked to add, but their addition might be
enough to support that gifted pitching staff.
"It's a deeper lineup," Beane says. "There are
shortcomings, but I think our offense is better."


Payroll dollars per win
(in millions)
$2.5
$2.0
$1.5
- $1.0 $.6$0.6
"$1.0
$0.5 .. .
0
2006 2007. 2008 2009 2010
Source: USA TODAY list of opening-day payrolls
By Bob Laird, USA TODAY







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In-depth chart
A detailed look, from the parent club
through the farm system


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By Andrew Weber. US Presswlre
Not quite picture perfect: The Athletics' Daric Barton drove in 57 runs and had a .405 slugging
percentage last year, less-than-ideal power numbers for a first baseman.

Around the horn


Young rotation is key


Where the Athletics
stand at each position

Catcher
In the best of all worlds. Kurt Suzuki would
bat second or toward the bottom of the lineup,
where his occasional power 28 home runs
over the last two seasons would be a wel-
come boost. But Suzuki hit in the middle of the
order all of last year and. with few hitters
around him to share the load and a new con-
tract to justify struggled to duplicate his num-
bers from the previous year Suzuki is quick
and athletic behind the plate, though his per-
centage of runners caught stealing (22%) is be-
low average.
First base
After years of hype, Daric Bartonestablished
himself as a major league first baseman. The
next step is to become a productive one. Bar-
ton, 25, led the league with 110 walks, but he
drove in only 57 runs while playing in 159
games and had a slugging percentage of .405.
That won't cut it at first base.
Second base
Mark Ellis remains a rock defensively he
committed three errors in 116 games while


contributing offensively. Last season marked
the first time Ellis did not reach double figures
in home runs since 2003, but his 291 average
was the second-best mark of his career. Versa-
tile Adam Rosales serves as an energetic back-
up for Ellis and just about anyone else who
needs a day off.
Third base
Kevin Kouzmanoff used to have awful first
halves followed by torrid second halves. In
2010, he never got really hot, and this time he
fell off the map after the break, batting.216
with a 251 on-base percentage. It made for a
disappointing first season in Oakland, after he
had wildly inconsistent but more productive
years with the San Diego Padres.
Shortstop
Cliff Pennington, the Athletics' first-round
pick in the 2005 draft, had moments of de-
fensive brilliance in a first full season marred
by his 25 errors. Pennington played in all but
six games and might have worn down in the
season's final couple of months, when he bat-
ted .235.
Left field
Josh Willingham has averaged a shade over
20 homers in his five full seasons, which for the
A's qualifies as a power boost. He's also apro-


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fessional hitter who will work the count and
has a career on-base-plus-slugging percentage
of.841. Last year he was sidelined after Aug. 15
by a knee injury, which required surgery.
Center field
Coco Crisp was a nice offensive catalyst
when he played, stealing 32 bases and posting
a.779 OPS. But for the third consecutive sea-
son, he played in fewer than 120 games, this
time 75, because of injuries. It says something
about Crisp's defensive abilities that, on a team
with three center fielders, he's the one chosen
for the position.
Right field.
David DeJesus was batting a career-high
.318 for the Kansas City Royals when he went
down with a season-ending thumb injury
July 22, killing his trade value at the time. The
A's see him as an offensive and defensive up-
grade he is a career .289 hitter capable of
playing the three outfield positions although
he won't provide the power of a typical corner
outfielder. Ryan Sweeney also figures in the
mix here and in center.
Designated hitter
Hideki Matsui's 21 home runs last season
were five more than anybody on the A's hit, so
he's a more-than welcome addition. Matsui is
36 and no longer the "Godzilla" of years past,
but he had a terrific second half (.309 average,
11 homers, .955 OPS in 60 games) after a slow
start with the Los Angeles Angels.


Starters
Oakland's pride and joy, the rotation features
the power arm of lefty Brett Anderson viio
was sidelined twice by forearm and elbow
trouble but finished with a 2.80 ERA the
craftiness of All-Star sinkerballer Trevor Cahill
and the fastball-curveball combination of Gio
Gonzalez. They went a combined 40-23 last
season and, considering none is older than 25.
only figure to improve. In addition. Dallas Bra-
den brings a third left-handed arm, leadership
and terrific pitching know-how. Candidates for
the fifth starting spot include Josh Outman,
who's coming back from Tommy John surgery.
Bullpen
\ The A's had the best bullpen ERA in the
league in 2009 at 3.54, and last year they post-
ed a 3.83 mark, good for sixth in the AL Mi-
chael Wuertz's return to health after an injury-
plagued year should help, because he's the
most likely candidate to pitch the eighth in-
ning, and Oakland added former phenom Rich
Harden for relief help. Craig Breslow and Jerry
Blevins are available from theleft side.
Closer
After winning the 2009 American League
rookie of the year award.Andrew Bailey hardly
skipped a beat, except for a rib-cage muscle
strain that cost him a month and an elbow is-
sue in September that required surgery. His
ERA was 1.47, and he converted 25 of 28 saves.
By Jorge L Ortiz


2010
record:
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Prospect report



Position



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pitchers

Oakland has enjoyed recent success with
homegrown pitchers Trevor Cahill and Andrew
Bailey and also has bolstered its farm system
by trading the likes of Dan Haren and Nick
Swisher to obtain promising young starters
such as Brett Anderson and Gio Gonzalez.
The development and acquisition of position
players haven't gone as well, as highly touted
outfielders Michael Taylor and Chris Carter
(who also plays first base) have yet to make an
impact in the majors.
Some of the club's top prospects:
> SS Grant Green: Green's fielding is far
from polished his 37 errors led-the California
League by plenty and at 6-3 and 180 pounds,
the 23-year-old might not remain at shortstop
for the long term. But that size and his power
potential he had 20 home runs, 87 RBI and a
.520 slugging percentage with high-A Stockton
(Calif.) make the 2009 first-round pick a
high-level prospect.
0 OF Michael Choice. The 10th overall pick
in the 2010 draft has an explosive bat and the
ability to handle it for more than just home
runs. Choice, 21, displayed some of those skills
in his 30-game pro debut season but also
struck out 45 times in 109 at-bats, an indica-
tion of how raw he is.
0 OF Chris Carter Carter, 24, might be due
a> more seasoning, considering he began his
major league career with a 0-for-33 skid. He
banged out three homers in his next 37 at-bats
and had a big second half at Class AAA Sacra-
mento. Strikeouts, however, figure to dog him.
He fanned 156 times in 2008 at Stockton, 133
times in 2009 while splitting time between
Sacramento and Class AA Midland (Texas) and
159 times last season.
l 2B Jemile Weeks: He is not as powerfully
built as his brother Rickie but has been just as
bedeviled by injuries early in his career. The
"younger Weeks, 23, has been unable to play
more than 80 games in a season because of leg
and hip ailments. When healthy, the switch-
hitter has shown nice pop for his size and a dis-
cerning eye at the plate. He posted a .782 OPS
(on-base plus slugging percentage) between
S.2kton and Midland in 2009 but was limited
to 67 games at Midland in 2010.
>- RHP Tyson Ross: Ross, 23, was sharp
early on after surprisingly making the club as a
reliever, but his command issues eventually
caught up to him. With a fastball that can reach
the high 90s and a deceptive slider, he projects
as a starter, especially if he can tighten his un-
usual mechanics.


By Jorge L. Ortiz


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Power potential: Grant Green, shown Oct. 23 in the Arizona Fall League, hit 20 homers last year.


Athletics 2010 statistics


P No B Batters


BA SLC OBA G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS vsLHvsRHHomeRoad E


59 556 79 152 33
13 551.59 136 32
43 525 66 149 28
56 508 64 127 26
31 495 55 120 18
24436 45 127 24
12 349 50 95 19
2 303 41 89 20-
5 290 51 81 14
0 255 31 69 8
05222 27 53 11
1 112 13 24 4
3 111 10 26 8
5 103 13 21 5
9 98 11 21 5
6 79 7 14 2
4 70 8 13 1
1 64 5 16 4
4 57 5 10 3
8 57 6 13 2
5 49 5 14 3
4 42 6 7 2
4 32 1 5 1
0 31 3 4- 1
2 30 2 6 2
4 7 0 3 0
SV IP H ER
10 2002 171 72
0 0 196.2 155 65
0 0 192.2 180 75
1 0 122.1 127 58
0 0 119.1 123 60
1 0 112.1 112 35
5 74.2. 53 25
0 60.2 54 22
25 49.0 34 8
1 48.2 54 20
6 39.2 35 19
1 39.1 39 24
0 28.0 26 9
0 27.2 25 14
0 25.0 33 17
0 23.2 20 '8
0 23.0 27 13
0 17.1 27 17
0 14.0 12 7
0 12.2 12 6
0 11.0 9 6
0 8.1 7 2
0 6.0 6 3
0 4.0 7 2


5 10 57 11101102 7
1 16 71 24 96 2
3 5 52 26 78 50
8 6 46 50 96 29
2 13 71 33 49 3
0 5 49 40 56 7
0 13 52 68 127 2
2 1 36 24 41 1
4 8 38 30 49 32
2 7 31 19 65 2
1 1 25 17 39 5
0 2 11 15 29 1
0 1 ,10 8 31 0
2 4 9 7 31. 6
0 2 12 5 26 0
0 4 9 2 23 4
0 3 7 7 21 1
0 1 2 4 13 0
0 2 8 7 20 1
0 1 5 11 9 2
0 1 4 4 9 0
0 1 2 4 14 1
0 1 4 2 12 0
0 0 4 5 10 0
0 1 4 3 5 0
0 0 0 2 1 0
R HR BB SO SB
75 15 92 171 12
73 19 63 118 15
83 17 43 113 1
70 19 50 79 9
65 18 43 84 13
41 6 22 75 8
26 9 29 71 4
24 4 28 41 2
8 3 13 42 3
20 7 18 46 1
21 6 21 40 3
24 4 20 32 2
11 3 12 18 1
16 2 13 33 8
17 2 8 17 4 1
8 5 6 13 0
13 2 6 17 3 1
18 5 5 20 3 1
9 4 6 18 0..
6 1 6 9 0
7 1 10 10 0
2 2 0 8 0
4 1 2 7 0
2 0 4 5 0 1


310 .259 285 .262 10
.261 .242 .261 .234 12
.304 .276 .269 ,297 4
.258 .247 .253 247 25
213 .253 .263 .220 8
.330 .279 .263 316 3
.221 .285 .265 .279 1
.246 .307 321 .261 0
.329 .261 .302 .255 2
.289 .261 .254 .287 2
.167 .253 .255 225 1
.167 232 207 .217 6
.111 .245 .214 .268 0
.091 235 204 204 1
.242 .167 .186 .236 1
.167 .211 .130 .242 0
.200 .180 389 .115 2
250 .250 .296 .216 0
.000 .200 .095 .222 2
.000 .260 .161 308 0
.375 200 333 .154 1
.200 .156 .182 .111 0
.250 .000 .125 .167 2
.143 .125 .091 .150 1
-- .200 .217 .143 0
1.000 .200 .500 333 0
BB/9 SO/9 BA LH RH
4.13 7.67 229 209 235
2.88 5.40 .220 .237 .198
2.01 528 .249 .271 .242
3.68 5.81 .267 .289 .246
3.24 634 .267 .255 .278
1.76 6.01 .257 .299.243
3.50 8.56 .194 .181 201
4.15 6.08 .241 .317 .213
239 7.71 .199 .195 .202
333 8.51 .274 231 .311
4.76 9.08 .240 .265 .227
4.58 7.32 .271 .258 .282
3.86 5.79 255 .192 .320
4.23 10.73 240 283 .207
2.88 6.12 .327 .346 .306
2.28 4.94 .233 313 214
2.35 6.65 .300 .319 .279
2.60 10.38 .360 .345 .370
3.86 11.57 .218 .333 .162
4.26 639 .250 .318 .192
8.18 8.18 .220 .267 .192
0.00 8.64 .219 .154 .263
3.00 10.50 .250 .125 .313
9.00 11.25 .389 .333 .444


IB 10 L DaricBarton .273 .405 .393 I
3B 5 R KevinKouzmanoff .247 396 283 1
CF 11 R RajaiDavis .284 .377 .320 1,
SS 2 B CliffPennington .250 368 319 1;
C 8 R KurtSuzuki .242 .366 .303 1
2B 14 R MarkEllis .291 .381 358 1
DH 32 L JackCust .272 .438 .395 1
RF 21 L RyanSweeney .294 383 .342 8
CF 4 B Coco Crisp .279 .438 .342 7
2B 7 R Adam Rosales .271 .400 .321 8
RF 18 L GabeGross .239 .311 .290 1
C 35 B LandonPowell .214 .304 305 4
DH 3 L Eric Chavez .234 .333 .276 3
LF 1 L EricPatterson .204 .408 .255 4
DH 50 R Jake Fox .214 .327 .264 3
RF 25 R MattCarson .177 .354 .193 3
LF 22 R ChrisCarter .186 329 .256 2
LF 45 L Jeremy Hermlda .250 .359 .294 2
1B 19 L JeffLarish .175 .333 .277 2
LF 28 R ConorJackson .228 .316 362 1
SS 30 R SteveTolleson 286 .408 .340 2
LF 6 L Travis Buck .167 .286 .255 1
C 29 R Josh Donaldson .156 281 .206 1
2B 1 L Akinori Iwamura .129 .161 .250. 1
LF 26 L Matt Watson .200 367 .273 1
2B 36 L Eric Sogard .429 .429 .556
No T Pitchers W L Pct. ERA G GC
47 L GioGonzalez 15 9 .625 3.23 33 33
53 R TrevorCahill 18 8 .692 2.97 30 3(
51 L Dallas Braden 11 14 .440 3.50 30 3(
54 R VInMazzaro 6 8 .429 427 24 18
15 R Ben Sheets 4 9 .308 4.53 20 20
49 L BrettAnderson 7 6 .538 2.80 19 19
56 L CraigBreslow 4 4 .500 3.01 75 0
31 R Brad Ziegler 3 7 .300 3.26 64 0
40 R AndrewBailey 1 3 250 1.47 47 0
13 L Jerry Blevins 2 1 .667 3.70 63 0
48 R Michael Wuertz 2 3 .400 4.31 48 0
66 R Tyson Ross 1 4 .200 5.49 26 2
58 R JustinDuchscherer 2 1 .667 2.89 5 5
63 R Henry Rodriguez 1 0 1.000 4.55 29 0
52 R BoofBonser 1 0 1.000 6.12 15 0
64 L Bobby Cramer 2 1 .667 3.04 4 4
52 R BoofBonser 1 0 1.000 5.09 13 0
57 R Chad Gaudin 0 2 .000 8.83 12 0
57 L Cedrick Bowers 0 1 .000 4.50 14 0
50 R RossWolf 0 0 -- 4.26 11 0
59 R EdwarRamirez 1 0 1.000 4.91 7 0
39 L BradKilby 0 0 2.16 5 0
62 R Clayton Mortensen 0 0 4.50 1 1
61 R Justin James 0 0 4.50 5 0
> Team-leading totals in bold; league-leading totals in box


Athletics

Top salaries
David DeJesus is a free agent after 2011.
Player Salary
OF David DeJesus $6M
2B Mark Ellis $6M
OF Coco Crisp $5.75M
OF Hideki Matsui $4.25M
C Kurt Suzuki $3.4M
RHP Michael Wuertz $2.8M
RHP Rich Harden $1.5M
OF Ryan Sweeney $1.4M
LHP Brett Anderson $1.25M
RHP Brandon McCarthy $1M

Arbitration eligibles
Travis Buck and Rajai Davis were let go.,
Player 2010 salary
OF Josh Willingham $4.6M
OF Conor Jackson $3.1 M
3B Kevin Kouzmanoff $3.1M
RHP Michael Wuertz $2.8M
RHP Craig Breslow $425,000
LHP Dallas Braden $420,000
Division power rankings
Texas lost Cliff Lee but could be better if it lands
Adrian Beltre.


AL West rank
1. Rangers -
2. Athletics
3. Angels
4. Mariners


League
1st
9th
10th
14th


Fan information

Key dates
Feb. 15: Pitchers and catchers report.to
spring training
Feb. 20: Full squad reports
Feb. 27. First spring game, vs. Chicago Cubs
in Mesa, Ariz.
March 29: Fan Appreciation Day, prior to
game vs. San Francisco Giants in Oakland
April 1: Season and home opener, vs. Seattle
Mariners

Ticket information
Oakland Athletics
7000 Coliseum Way
Oakland, CA 94621
877-493-2255
OaklandAthletics.com

Spring information
Phoenix Municipal Stadium
5999 E. Van Buren St.
Phoenix, AZ 85008
877-493-2255
OaklandAthletics.com


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P No B Batters BA SLG OBA G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI 119 SO Sill CS vsLH vsRH Home Road E







USA TODAY SPORTS WEEKLY JANUARY 5-11, 2011 35


A^ MLB organizational report

= Los Angeles Dodgers



Potential power



team pulls fade


GM makes move to get club

back in contention in 2011


By Jorge L. Ortiz
In 2007, the Arizona Diamondbacks won the
National League West with a youth-laden team
hailed as a likely power for years to come. They
finished last the past two seasons and are be-
ing restructured by new general manager Key-
in Towers.
In 2008 and '09, the Dodgers won the NL
West with a youthful club that had the mak-
ings of a perennial playoff participant. Last sea-
son, Los Angeles failed to crack the .500 mark,
raising the question of whether it will follow
Arizona's path.
GM Ned Colletti has taken several steps he
hopes will return the Dodgers to contention,
shoring up the pitching staff by bringing back
free agent starters Ted Lilly, Hiroki Kuroda and
Jon Garland and adding Matt Guerrier to the
bullpen. The Dodgers also signed power-hit-
ting infielder Juan Uribe.
None of those moves created big headlines
comparable to the signing of Cliff Lee by the
Philadelphia Phillies or Carl Crawford by the
Boston Red Sox, but Colletti thinks they were
significant steps in the right direction after an
80-82 season and a fourth-place finish.
"We needed to fill out a lot of different holes,
and while we haven't made that really big
splash, we've improved the club," Colletti says.
"Uribe adds a lot to us, both with his postsea-
son experience and his upbeat (personality)."
Perhaps that will energize a club that

Attendance
(in millions)

:23.8 |-3.61
4 "__.-
3
2


0_
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010


ByGaryA.Vasquez,US Presswire
Back in the fold: The Dodgers brought back
free agent starter Ted Lilly.
seemed disinterested at times last season.
While the Dodgers pitching staff ranked in the
middle of the NL pack with a 4.01 ERA, the of-
fense stumbled, scoring 113 fewer runs than in
2009. Los Angeles hitters connected for 120
home runs, the second-lowest total in the
league and a drop of 25 from the year before.

Wins

100 {J-----0---
808
60
40
20
2006 2007 2008
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010


By Kirby Lee, US Presswire
An off year. Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp was a 100-RBI man in 2009, but he came up short of
that standard in 2010, one factor in Los Angeles' struggles during the season.


Part of the downturn could be attributed to
Manny Ramirez's limited contribution in 66
games, but much of the blame goes to a core of
young veterans who did not improve and in
some cases regressed.
Outfielders Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier -
both 100-RBI men in 2009 failed to live up
to their previous year's standard. First baseman
James Loney essentially duplicated his 2009
season, although his slugging percentage
shrank for a fourth consecutive year. Mean-
while, catcher Russell Martin continued his
steady decline before a broken hip ended his
season in early August. He was let go after the
season and signed with the New York Yankees.
"If the key players don't produce, you're go-
ing to struggle," Colletti says. "The bright spot
for us is we have seen them do well. We're not
wondering if they can produce. We've seen it.
We've seen Gold Glove. We've seen Silver Slug-
ger. We've seen great things."
Especially from Kemp, who followed his

Highest-paid player
2006: J.D. Drew,
$11.4 million
2007: Jason Schmidt
$15.7 million
2008: Rafael Furcal
$15.7 million
2009: Manny Ramirez
$23.8 million
2010: Manny Ramirez
-' $18.6 million
Source: USA TODAY list of opening-day payrolls


breakout 2009 with a lackluster 2010, al-
though he still had 28 homers and 89 RBL The
Dodgers think new first-base coach Davey
Lopes, one of the franchise's mainstays in the
1970s, will serve as a positive influence on
Kemp. Lopes is tight with Kemp's agent, for-
mer star pitcher Dave Stewart. '
Although the team ownership remains un-
settled because of the ongoing legal dispute be-
tween Frank and Jamie McCourt, the Dodgers
have defied predictions by making free agent
investments this offseason, and they've said
the payroll would increase.
It will be up to rookie manager Don Matting-
ly to get his players to live up to their potential
after a season of underachievement in 2010.
"I think his rapport with everybody on the
club is very, very strong," Colletti says of Mat-
tingly. "The way he played the game, which
was at a very high level, very disciplined, fo-
cused, I think the club will continue to take
that lead from him."

Payroll dollars per win
(in millions)
$2.5
$2.0
$1.5 $1.1
$1.0
$0.5
0
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Source: USA TODAY list of opening-day payrolls
By Bob Laird, USATODAY







36 JANUARY 5-11, 2011 USA TODAY SPORTS WEEKLY


In-depth chart
A detailed look, from the parent club
through the farm system


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Other side of rivalry: Juan Uribe, a hero in the Giants' march to the World Series title in 2010,
has joined their chief rivals, the Dodgers, and will switch from shortstop to second base.

Around the horn


Rotation can turn heads


Where the Dodgers
stand at each position:

Catcher
Russell Martin's departure prompted the
Dodgers to re-sign Rod Barajas, a serviceable
catcher with a power stroke but low batting
average, and to add former Los Angeles farm-
hand Dioner Navarro, a switch-hitter who was
non-tendered by the Tampa Bay Rays. Barajas
is the putative starter, but they might split the
position. A.J. Ellis also figures into the mix.
First base
James Loney's lack of power for the position
36 total home runs in the last three seasons,
12 of them at Dodger Stadium drives his
critics bonkers. He hasn't cracked the .800 OPS
marR the last three years, and in the last two
his slugging percentage has been below .400.
Loney made $3.1 million and probably will get
a raise through arbitration in 2011. From that
position and with that inflation, the Dodgers
need more.
Second base
Free-swinging Juan Uribe, one of the sparks
in the San Francisco Giants' unexpected run to
the World Series title, brings his loud bat and
lively clubhouse presence to Los Angeles.
Uribe's chief defensive asset, a powerful arm, is
a bit lost at second base, but he can still pick
'em, and his versatility is a huge plus.


Third base
Casey Blake, 37, is entering the final season
of his contract and last year showed signs of
wearing down, batting.234 with a .298 OBP af-
ter the All-Star break. Blake has played multiple
positions and could move around to other
spots, especially first base, with Uribe spelling
him at third. With no top prospect waiting in
the wings, Uribe could spend the last two years
of his contract at the hot corner.
Shortstop
For the second time in three years, Rafael
Furcal played in fewer than 100 games. He was
productive offensively, but that only makes his
absences more notable. He's 33, and his field-
ing has slipped, as evidenced by his 19 errors
last year. Jamey Carroll and Uribe might get
starts here.
Left field
Jay Gibbons made a nice comeback last sea-
son after two years away from the majors, but
the only way he reminds Dodgers fans of Man-
ny Ramirez is in his fielding, and that's not a
good thing. Los Angeles will look to platoon
him with a righty-hitting outfielder. Tony
Gwynn Jr. was non-tendered by the San Diego
Padres and snapped up by the Dodgers, but he
figures to merely back up all three positions.
Center field
Judged strictly by numbers, Matt Kemp had
a fairly productive 2010, with 28 homers and
89 RBI. In the context of his breakout 2009,


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though, he was a major disappointment. Not
only did Kemp fail to improve, but he regressed
in nearly all areas of his game and seemed dis-
tracted. His formerly Gold Glove fielding was
ordinary, and the lack of focus on the base-
paths returned. He was caught stealing in 15 of
34 attempts. Kemp, who finished 10th in the
MVP race in 2009, is 26, and the Dodgers think
he'll bounce back.
Right field
Andre Ethier seemed to have escaped the
malaise that afflicted his teammates, as he was
leading the majors with a .392 average in mid-
May when he'was sidelined for two weeks by a
broken pinkie. He was never the same, batting
.260 the rest of the season. Like Kemp, Ethier is
a year removed from a breakout season, but his
.233 batting average vs. left-handers in 2010 -
he's at .247 for his career is a concern.
Starters
By bringing back Ted Lilly, Hiroki Kuroda and
Jon Garland an ex-Dodger who pitched for
the Padres in 2010 Los Angeles has put to-
gether a solid rotation capable of eating up in-
nings and taking pressure off the bullpen. The
key to the quintet's overall performance will be
the progress of Clayton Kershaw and Chad Bil-
lingsley, neither of whom is a true ace yet, al-
though Kershaw, 22, seems to be maturing into
the role. The Dodgers re-signed Vicente Padilla,
last season's opening-day starter, who was lim-
ited to 16 games because of injury, He is initial-
ly slated for the bullpen he has made two re-


lief appearances since 2002 and adds depth
to the rotation as well. Garland, 31, has pitched
for five teams the last four seasons but has
been consistent and durable. He was 14-12
with a 3.47 ERA for the Padres last year.
Bullpen
With an abundance of closer options Jona-
than Broxton, Hong-Chih Kuo, Kenley Jansen,
even Padilla the Dodgers will also have sev-
eral candidates to bridge the gap from the
starter to the ninth inning. However, uncertain-
ty of roles sometimes leads to unrest. General
manager Ned Colletti says Padilla will be the
bullpen's "wild card," because the longtime
starter could fit into any role from middle re-
liever to closer, and he has the stuff to blow
away hitters in short stints. Adding Matt Guer-
rier who signed a three-year, $12 million
deal as a setup man wigl also help. Guerrier
led the American League in appearances in
2008 and 2009.
Closer
Colletti says this will be Broxton's job to lose
going into the spring. Broxton, 26, was a stud
in 2009 but faltered badly last season, when
his ERA soared from 2.61 to 4.04 and he lost
his confidence, as well as the closer role while
blowing seven save chances. Jansen overpow-
ered hitters (41 strikeouts in 27 innings) in a
25-game audition, and left-hander Kuo (1.20
ERA, 12 saves) looked sharp as well.
By Jorge L Ortiz


2010
record:
80-82


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Right field


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USA TODAY SPORTS WEEKLY JANUARY 5-11, 2011 37


Prospect report




Top pick,



pitcher Lee,



prime part



of hopes ':

There's been a noticeably fallow period since
the emergence of players such as Matt Kemp
and Clayton Kershaw. Chris Withrow and Eth-
an Martin, the Dodgers' two first-round picks
in the next two years after Kershaw (2006),
hacdERAs of 5.97 and 6.35, respectively, last
season in the minors. Withrow spent his first
full season at Class AA Chattanooga (Tenn.),
while Martin was a 21-year-old pitching in the Basepath 1
high-A California League for Inland Empire (San
Bernardino).
Not all of the news was grim. The Dodgers
managed to sign top draft pick Zach Lee, who
was strongly expected to accept a football P No B B
scholarship to LSU. They lured Lee, a right- CF 27 R Ja
handed starter, with a club-record $5.25 mil- RF 16 L Ai
lion signing bonus. He's considered very ad- S3 23 R C
vanced for a high-school pitcher, though it fig- ss 14 R Ja
ures to be a few years before he pays C 55 R R
2B 33 L 91
big-league dividends. LF 5 R Ri
Five of the Dodgers'top prospects: 2B 13 R R
LF 99 R M
Po SS Dee Gordon: Speed is his calling card, 2B 3 R Ri
as Gordon, 22, stole at least 50 bases for the LF 9 L G
LF 21 L Sc
second year in a row, this time at Class AA. The LF 30 L X.
son of ex-big-league pitcher Tom "Flash" Gor- C 17 R A.
RF 31 L Ja
don still needs to improve his fielding (37 er- C 28 R R
rors, three more than the previous season) and C 12 R Bi
28 9 R R
work on his ability to get on base. SS 60 R Cl
> OF Trayvon Robinson: Speedy Robinson, RF 49 L Tr
23, continued to improve his plate discipline 21 R N
(.404 OBP at Class AA) while remaining a SS 33 R Ju
threat to occasionally go deep. Now it's a mat- No T Pitchers
ter of finding out whether his performance will 2218 R Hirok K
carry over at a higher level. "Trayvon Robinson 58 R Chad Bill
and (Jerry) Sands have really come on-in the 48 R ohn Ely
last year," general manager Ned Colletti says. 37 R -Carlos M
"They're not that far away." 51 R JnathaT
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native showed he's ready for more as he 4 R Ronald
thrived (1.41 ERA in 51 innings) when moved 36 R JeffWea
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35 R RamonO
to improve his command, but now he's done 49 R Charlie H
enough to catch the brass' attention. 74 R KenleyJ
45 R Justin M
1B-OF Jerry Sands: This former25th- 59 R Travis Sc
round pick also has forced his way onto the 26 R Octavio
50 R Jon Link
Dodgers' radar by posting a .981 OPS last sea- 31 R James M
son, when he split time equally between 48 R Russ Ort
57 L Scott Elb
Class A and AA. The 23-year-old's 35 homers, Team-leading
93 RBI and 18 stolen bases are hard to ignore.
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sidelined him for most of the 2009 season de-
layed his progress, but the son of the former A
major leaguer of the same name bounced back Mon Te Wed
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Dodgers 2010 statistics


matters BA SLG OBA G
att Kemp .249 .450 .310 16
mesLoney .267 .395 .329 16
ndre Ethier .292 ..493 .364 13
aseyBlake .248 .407 .320 14
afael Furcal .300 .460 .366 9
meyCarroll .291 .339 .379 13
ussell Martin .248 .332 .347 9
akeDeWitt .270 .371. .352 8:
eedJohnson .262 .366 .291 10
yanTheriot .242 .283 .323 5-
annyRamirez .311 .510 .405 61
onnieBelliard .216 .327 .295 8:
arretAnderson .181 .271 .204 81
ottPodsednik .262 .336 .313 3
avierPaul .231 .314 .277 4.
J. Ellis .278 .324 .363 4
yGibbons .280 .507 .313 3
od Barajas .297 .578 .361 2;
radAusmus .222 .254 .310 2
ussellMitchell .143 .286 .140 1:
hin-lungHu .130 .174 .160 1
entOeltjen .217. .348 .357 1,
ihnLindsey -.083 .083 .154 1
ickGreen .125 .125 .222 5
ian Castro .000 .000 .250 1
W L Pct. ERA G GS
Kershaw 13 10 .565 2.91 32 32
uroda 11 13 .458 3.39 31 31
ingsley 12 11 .522 3.57 31 31
4 10 .286 5.49 18 18
Padilla 6 5 .545 4.07 16 16
onasterios 3 5 .375 4.38 32 13
7 4 .636 3.52 12 12
nBroxton 5 6 .455 4.04 64 0
iihKuo 3 2 .600 1.20 56 0
elisario 3 1 .750 5.04 59 0
roncoso 2 3 .400 4.33 52 0
ver 5 1 .833 6.09 43 0
herrill 2 2 .500 6.69 65 0
)rtiz 1 2 .333 6.30 16 2
laeger 0 4 .000 8.40 9 6
ansen 1 0 1.000 0.67 25 0
miller 0 0 -. 4.44 19 0
hlichting 1 0 1.000 3.57 14 0
Dotel 1 1 .500 3.38 19 0
0 0 -- 4.15 9 0
cDonald 0 1 .000 8.22 4 1
iz 0 1 .000 10.29 '6 0
ert 0 0 -- 13.50 1 0
totals in bold; league-leading totals in box


AB R H 2B
2J602 82 150 25
1 588 67 157 41
9 517 71 151 33
6 509 56 126 28
7 383 66 115 23
3 351 48 102 15
7 331 45 82 13
2 256 29 69 15
2 202 24 53 11
4 198 27 48 5
6 196 32 61 15
2 162 24 35 10
0 155 8 28 6
9 149 17 39 6
4 121 16 28 8
4 108 6 30 5
7 75 11 21 2.
5 64 9 19 3
1 63 4 14 2
5 42 3 6 0
4 23 2 3 1
4 23 5 5 1
1 12 0 1 0
8 0 1 0
3 0 0 0
SV IP H ER
0 204.1 160 66
0 196.1 180 74
0 191.2 176 76
0 100.0 105 61
0 95.0 79 43
0 88.1 99 43
0 76.2 61 30
22 62.1 64 28
12 60.0 29 8
2 55.1 52 31
0 54.0 55 26
0 44.1 48 30
0 36.1 46 27
0 30.0 33. 21
0 30.0 36 28
4 27.0 12 2
0 24.1 22 12
0 22.2 20 9
1 18.2 11 7
0 8.2 12 4
0 7.2 11 7
0 7.0 10 8
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52 95
59 102
48 138
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51 64
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7.05 3.57
8.25 2.20
8.26 3.24
9.45 3.60
7.48 2.27
10.09 2.95
7.16 1.76
9.24 4.04
4.35 2.70
8.46 3.09
9.17 3.00
9.74 4.06
11.39 5.94
9.90 4.80
10.80 7.80
4.00 5.00
8.14 2.96
7.94 3.97
5.30 5.30
12.46 4.15
12.91 5.87
12.86 6.43
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6.84 .276 .240 .299
7.96 .226 .167 .267
5.30 .280 .242 .313
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6.18 .250 257 .246
5.67 .262 .244 .274
5.28 .291 .321 .275
6.19 .311 .192 .427
6.30 .287 .357 .220
9.00 .295 .354 .257
13.67 .130 .205 .063
11.10 .244 .286 .226
5.56 .233 .171 .275
10.13 .167 .261 .116
4.15 .333 .385 .304
8.22 .344 ,412 .267
7.71 .345 .308 .375
0.00 .333 1.000.000


Dodgers

Top salaries
Player
SS Rafael Furcal
RHP Hiroki Kuroda
OF Andre Ethier
OF Matt Kemp
LHP Ted Lilly
RHP Jonathan Broxton
3B Casey Blake
RHP Jon Garland
IF Juan Uribe
C Rod Barajas
IF Jamey Carroll
RHP Vicente Padilla
RHP Matt Guerrier
C Dioner Navarro
OF Tony Gwynn Jr.
OF Jay Gibbons


Salary
$13M
$12M
$9.5M
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$7M
$7M
$5.5M
$5M
$5M
$3.25M
$2.3M
$2M
$1.5M
$1M
$675,000
$650,000


Arbitration eligibles
Player 2010 salary
RHP Chad Billingsley $3.85M
1B James Loney $3.1M
LHP Hong-Chih Kuo $950,000

Division power rankings

NL West rank League


1. Giants
2. Padres
3. Rockies
4. Dodgers
5. Diamondbacks


1st
5th
7th
9th
15th


Fan information


Key dates
Feb. 17: First workout for pitchers, catchers
Feb. 22: First full-squad workout
Feb. 26: First spring game, vs. Los Angeles
Angels, in Tempe, Ariz.
March 13: Spring game against Chicago
Cubs at Cashman Field, Las Vegas

Ticket information
Dodger Stadium
1000 Elysian Park Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90090
866-363-4377; Dodgers.com
323-224-1365 (group and season tickets/
miniplans)
323-224-1320 (premium seating)
Individual game tickets available Feb. 26.

Spring information
Camelback Ranch Glendale
10710 West Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85037
800-745-3000/623-302-5000
Dodgers.com/spring
Ticketmaster.com


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NFL transactions

Dec. 27
Baltimore Ravens: Placed LS Morgan
Cox on injured reserve.
Chicago Bears: Signed LS Patrick Man-
nelly to a two-year contract extension and
DT Matt Toeaina to a three-year contract
extension.
Dallas Cowboys: Signed QB Chris Grei-
sen to the practice squad.
'San Francisco 49ers: Fired coach Mike
Singletary. Named defensiveJine coach
Jim Tomsula interim coach. Waived RB
DeShawn Wynn.

Dec. 28
Atlanta Falcons: Placed S Shann Schil-
linger on injured reserve.
Buffalo Bills: Signed WR Paul Hibbard
from the practice squad. Placed OL Corda-
ro Howard on injured reserve. Signed WR
Rod Windsor to the practice squad.
Cincinnati Bengals: Claimed CB David
Pender off waivers from Indianapolis.
Placed RB Brian Leonard on injured re-
serve. *
Indianapolis Colts: Claimed DB Mike
Richardson off waivers from Kansas City.
Waived DB David Pender.
Miami Dolphins: Signed OL Allen
Barbre and LB Mike Rivera. Released WR
Kevin Curtis and OL Eric Ghiaciuc.
New York Jets: Waived DL Matt Kroul.
Seattle Seahawks: Signed DE Maurice
Fountain to the practice squad.

Dec. 29
Atlanta Falcons: Signed S Rafael Bush.
Signed WR Brandyn Harvey to the prac-
tice squad.
Chicago Bears: Signed WR Rashaun
Greer to the practice squad. Released LB


MLB free agency

American League
Baltimore Orioles (3) Mark Hen-
drickson, lhp; Julio Lugo, 2b; Kevin Mill-
wood, rhp.
Boston Red Sox (3) Adrian Beltre,
3b; Felipe Lopez, 3b; Mike Lowell, lb.
Chicago White Sox (4) Freddy Gar-
cia, rhp; Andruw Jones, of; Mark Kotsay,
dh; Manny Ramirez; of.
Detroit Tigers (3) -Jeremy Bonder-
man, rhp; Johnny Damon, of; Bobby Seay,
lhp.
Kansas City Royals (1) Bruce Chen,
lhp.
Los Angeles Angels (1) Scot Shields,
rhp.
Minnesota Twins (7) Randy Flores,
lhp; Brian Fuentes, lhp; Ron Mahay, lhp;
Carl Pavano, rhp; Nick Punto, 3b, Jon
Rauch, rhp; Jim Thome, dh.
New York Yankees (4) -Nick Johnson,
dh; Chad Moeller, c; Andy Pettitte, lhp;
Marcus Thames, dh.
Oakland Athletics (3) Eric Chavez,
3b; Justin Duchscherer, rhp; Ben Sheets,
rhp.


Final NFL standings


Simoni Lawrence from the practice squad.
Green Bay Packers:.Signed LB Cardia
Jackson to the practice squad. Released
WR Terrance Smith. _
New England Patriots: Signed WR
Buddy Farnham to the practice squad.
San Francisco 49ers: Signed LB Alex
Joseph off Carolina's practice squad.
-Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Placed WR
Arrelious Benn on injured reserve. Signed
DT Doug Worthington from the practice
squad.
Washington Redskins: Signed CB Reg-
gie Jones from New Orleans' practice
squad. Signed CB Doug Dutch and DL
Vince Oghobaase to the practice squad.
Placed S Kareem Moore on injured re-
serve.

Dec. 30
New Orleans Saints: Placed KR Court-
ney Roby on injured reserve. Signed WR
Adrian Arrington from the practice squad.
New York Giants: Signed CB Brian
Witherspoon. Placed KR Will Blackmon on-
injured reserve.
New York Jets: Signed DB Isaiah Tru-
fant from the practice squad. Signed DL
Matt'Kroul to the practice squad.
San Diego Chargers: Placed TE Anto-
nio Gates on injured reserve. Signed FB
Billy Latsko.

Dec. 31
Cincinnati Bengals: Signed WR Shay
Hodge from the practice squad.
Dallas Cowboys: Placed WR Sam Hurd
on injured'reserve. Signed PK Kris Brown.
Detroit Lions: Placed LB Landon John-
son on injured reserve. Signed CB Paul
Pratt from the practice squad.


Seattle Mariners (4) Josh Bard, c; -
Russell Branyan, 1b; Chris Woodward, ss;
Jamey Wright, rhp.
Tampa Bay Rays (5)- Rocco Baldelli,
dh; Grant Balfour, rhp; Gabe Kapler, of;
Chad Quails, rhp; Rafael Soriano, rhp"
Texas Rangers (4) Jorge Cantu, if;
Vladimir Guerrero, dh; Cristian Guzman,
if; Bengie Molina, c. -
Toronto Blue Jays (2) Kevin Gregg,
rhp; Miguel Olivo, c.

National League
Arizona Diamondbacks (5) Kris
Benson, rhp; Mike Hampton; lhp; Aaron
Heilman, rhp; Adam LaRoche, Ib; Rodrigo
Lopez, rhp.
Atlanta Braves (4) Rick Ankiel, of;
Kyle Farnsworth, rhp; Troy Glaus, Ib; Der-
rek Lee, lb.
Cincinnati Reds (5) Willie Bloom-
quist, of; Orlando Cabrera, ss; Jim Ed-
monds, of; Mike Lincoln, rhp; Russ Spring-
er, rhp. .
Colorado Rockies (5).- Joe Beimel,
Ihp; Octavio Dotel, rhp; Jeff Francis, lhp;
Jason Giambi, I b; Jay Payton, of.
Florida Marlins (3) Will Ohman,
lhp; Jorge Sosa, rhp; Chad Tracy,3b. .


Miami Dolphins: Placed LB Karlos
Dansby on injured reserve. Signed WR Ju-
lius Pruitt from the practice squad.

Jan. 1
Buffalo Bills: Re-signed LB Shawne
Merriman.
Carolina Panthers: Placed FB Tony
Fiammetta on injured reserve. Signed LB
Tommy Williams from the practice squad.
Jam 2
Philadelphia Eagles: Signed S Jamar,
Adams from the practice squad and re-
leased S Jamar Wall.

Jan.3
Cincinnati Bengals: Signed FB James
Develin, T Andrew Gardner, S Cary Harris,
G Otis Hudson and DE James Ruffin from
the practice squad.
Cleveland Browns: Fired coach Eric
Margini.
Dallas Cowboys: Agreed to terms with
G Travis Bright. Signed WR Troy Bergeron,
T Robert Brewster, DE Alex Daniels, WR
Jeff Moturi, TE Jason Pociask, LB Kelvin
Smith, CB Ross Weaver to the reserve/
future list.
Houston Texans: Fired defensive coor-
dinator Frank Bushl defensive backs coach
David Gibbs, linebackers coach Johnny
Holland and assistant linebackers coach
Robert Saleh.
Minnesota Vikings: Named interim
coach Leslie Frazier head coach.
San Diego Chargers: Fired special-
teams coach Steve Crosby.
Seattle Seahawks: Signed WR Mike
Williams to a three-year contract
extension.


-Houston Astros (1) Brian Moehler,
rhp.
Los Angeles Dodgers (4) Brad Aus-
mus, c; Reed Johnson, c; Scott Podsednik,
of; Jeff Weaver, rhp.
Milwaukee Brewers (5) David Bush,
rhp; Chris Capuano, lhp; Doug Davis, lhp;
Trevor Hoffman, rhp; Gregg Zaun, c.
New York Mets (3) Elmer Dessens,
rhp; Kelvim Escobar, rhp; Fernando Tatis,
if-of.
Philadelphia Phillies (3) Chad Dur-
bin, rhp; J.C. Romero, lhp; Mike Sweeney,
lb.
Pittsburgh Pirates (1) Chan Ho
Park, rhp.
St. Louis Cardinals (8) Pedro Feliz,
3b; Jason LaRue, c: Mike MacDougal, rhp;
Aaron Miles, 2b; Brad Penny, rhp; Dennys
Reyes, lhp; JeffSuppan, rhp; Randy Winn,
of.
San Diego Padres (3) David Eck-
stein, 2b; Jerry Hairston Jr., ss; Chris
Young, rhp.
San Francisco Giants (2) Jose Guil-
len, of; Edgar Renteria, ss.
Washington Nationals (4) Miguel
Batista, rhp; Willie Harris, of; Adam Ken-
nedy, 2b; Kevin Mench, of.


American Football Conference


East
y-New England
x-N.Y. Jets
Miami -
Buffalo
North
y-Pittsburgh
x-Baltimore
Cleveland
Cincinnati
South
y-Indianapolis
Jacksonville
Houston
Tennessee
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San Diego
Oakland
Denver


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N.Y. Giants
Dallas
Washington
North
y-Chicago
x-Green Bay
Detroit
Minnesota
South
y-Atlanta
x-New Orleans
Tampa Bay
Carolina
West
y-Seattle .
St. Louis
San Francisco
Arizona


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339 3-5-0 3-5-0 3-9-0 3-1-0 2-4-0
PA Home Away AFC NFC Div
326 7-1-0 3-5-0 6-6-0- 4-0-0 2-4-0
322 6-2-0 3-5-0 7-5-0 2-2-0 3-3-0
371 5-3-0 3-5-0 6-6-0 2-2-0 6-0-0
471 3-5-0 1-7-0 3-9-0 1-3-0 1-5-0


National Football Conference


10 6
6 -10
6 10
W L
11 5
10 6
6 10
6 10
W L
13 3
11 5
10 6
2 14
W L
7 9
7 9
6 10


T Pct
0 .625
0 .625
0 .375
0 .375
T Pct
0 .688
0 .625
0 375
0 .375
T Pct
0 .813
0 .688
0 .625
0 .125
T Pct
0 .438
0 .438
0 .375
0 .313


x-wild-card winner, y-division champion
Week 17
Sunday's results
Oakland 31, Kansas City 10
Tampa Bay 23, New Orleans 13
New England 38, Miami 7
Detroit 20, Minnesota 13
Atlanta 31, Carolina 10
Pittsburgh 41, Cleveland 9
N.Y. Jets 38, Buffalo 7
Baltimore 13, Cincinnati 7
San Francisco 38, Arizona 7
San Diego 33, Denver 28
Green Bay 10, Chicago 3
Houston 34, Jacksonville 17
N.Y. Giants 17, Washington 14
Dallas 14, Philadelphia 13
Indianapolis 23, Tennessee 20
Seattle 16, St. Louis 6
End of regular season


394
394
302
PF
334
388
362
281
PF
414
384
341
196
PF
310
289
305


PA Home Away AFC NFC Div
377 4-4-0 6-2-0 7-5-0 3-1-0 4-2-0
347 5-3-0 5-3-0 8-4-0 2-2-0 3-3-0
436 2-6-0 4-4-0 4-8-0 2-2-0 3-3-0
377 2-6-0 4-4-0 4-8-0 2-2-0 2-4-0
PAHome Away AFC NFC Div
286 5-3-0 6-2-0 8-4-0 3-1-0 5-1-0
240 7-1-0 3-5-0 8-4-0 2-2-0 4-2-0
369 4-4-0 2-6-0 5-7-0 1-3-0 2-4-0
348 4-4-0 2-6-0 5-7-0 1-3-0 1-5-0
PAHome Away AFC NFC Div
288 7-1-0 6-2-010-2-0 3-1-0 5-1-0
307 5-3-0 6-2-0 9-3-0 2-2-0 4-2-0
318 4-4-0 6-2-0 8-4-0 2-2-0 3-3-0
408 2-6-0 0-8-0 2-10-0 0-4-0 0-6-0
PAHome Away AFC NFC Div
407 5-3-0 2-6-0 6-6-0 1-3-0 4-2-0
328 5-3-0 2-6-0 5-7-0 2-2-0 3-3-0
346 5-3-0 1-7-0 4-8-0 2-2-0 4-2-0
434 4-4-0 1-7-0 3-9-0 2-2-0 1-5-0


Wild-card playoffs Saturday
NeW Orleans at Seattle, 4:30 (NBC)
N.Y. Jets at Indianapolis, 8 p.m. (NBC)
Wild-card playoffs Sunday
Baltimore at Kansas City, 1 (CBS)
Green Bay at Philadelphia, 4:30 (Fox)
Divisional playoffs Saturday, Jan. 15
Indianapolis, Kansas City or Baltimore
at Pittsburgh, 4:30 (CBS)
Green Bay, New Orleans or Seattle
at Atlanta, 8 (Fox)
Divisional playoffs Sunday, Jan. 16
Philadelphia, New Orleans or Seattle
at Chicago, 1 (Fox)
N.Y. Jets, Kansas City or Baltimore
at New England, 4:30 (CBS)
Conference championships Jan. 23
NFC, 3 (Fox)
AFC, 6:30 (CBS)


MLB transactions

Dec. 27
National League
Los Angeles Dodgers: Acquired P
Michael Antonini from the New York
Metd forSS Chin-lung Hu,


Milwaukee Brewers: Agreed to
terms with PTakashi Saito on a one-year
contract
Dec. 31
> American League
Baltimore Orioles: Agreed to terms
with 18B Derrek Lee on a one-year con-
tract


Cleveland Indians: Announced P
Justin Germano accepted outright assign-
ment to Columbus (Intemational/AAA).
Kansas City Royals: Agreed to terms
with P Zach Miner on a minor league con-
tract


Jan.3
> AmericanrLeague
NewYork Yankees: Agreed to terms
with P Pedro Feliciano on a two-year con-
tract
Texas Rangers: Agreed to terms with
P Brandon Webb and P Arthur Rhodes.on
one-year contracts. Designated C Max Ra-


mirez and P Clay Rapada for assignment
1 National League
Los Angeles Dodgers: Agreed to
terms with P Tim Redding on a minor
league contract.
San Diego Padres Agreed to terms
with 1B-OF Brad Hawpe on a one-year
contract.







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