Western Kentucky's Nigel Dixon shatters the backboard and then ducks his head as he is showered by the broken backboard pieces after his dunk during a game with Arkansas State on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004. Dixon was called for a technical foul and was cut on the hand. He returned after a 45-minute delay in the game.
Phoenix Coyotes goalie Brian Boucher makes a save against the Washington Capitals during the second period Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, in Washington. Boucher became the first NHL goalie in almost 55 years to record four consecutive shutouts, making 27 saves in the Coyotes' 3-0 victory.
Toronto Raptors' Vince Carter dunks during second half NBA action against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Toronto Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2003. The Raptors beat the Cavaliers, 75-69.
Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant (8) breaks down the lane for a shot past Denver Nuggets rookie forward Carmelo Anthony during the fourth quarter of the Nuggets' 113-91 victory in Denver, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004. Bryant was making his first appearance in Denver since being accused of sexual assault of a young woman in Colorado last summer.
Detroit Red Wings goalie (31) Curtis Joseph makes a flying kick save against the Nashville Predators in the first period at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit on Monday, Jan. 5, 2004. The Red Wings won, 6-0.
Chicago Bulls' Antonio Davis, bottom, watches the ball bounce out of bounds as he gets tangled up with Phoenix Suns' Leandro Barbosa (10) of Brazil during the first quarter Monday, Jan. 5, 2004, in Chicago.
Calgary Flames goalie Jamie McClennan makes a save in the third period of the Flames 5-0 shutout of the New York Rangers, Monday, Jan. 5, 2004, at Madison Square Garden in New York. Flames Robyn Regehr skates in front in of the net during the save.
Texas guard Kenny Taylor celebrates after defeating Providence in overtime play in Providence, R.I., Monday, Jan. 5, 2004. The final score was 79-77.
Louisiana State University's Kirston Pittman (48) holds up newspaper headlines after LSU defeated Oklahoma, 21-14, in the Sugar Bowl at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Sunday, Jan, 4, 2004. Teammate Ben Wilkerson (55) is at left.
Indianapolis Colts receiver Brandon Stokley, right, pushes off the tackle of Denver Broncos cornerback Kelly Herndon during the third quarter in Indianapolis, Sunday, Jan.4, 2004. Stokley scored 2 touchdowns and had 144 yards receiving as the Colts defeated the Broncos, 41-10, in the wild card game.
Los Angeles Lakers' Gary Payton drives to the basket past Los Angeles Clippers' Glen Rice during the first half at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004.
Edmonton Oilers goalie Tommy Salo (35) reaches out for a loose puck as his teammate Alexei Semenov (5), of Russia, defends and Chicago Blackhawks' Brett McLean (53) and Tyler Arnason, second from left, look on during the second period Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004, in Chicago. The Oilers won the game, 4-3.
Green Bay Packers cornerback Al Harris (31) heads to the end zone in front of Seattle Seahawks receiver Alex Bannister in overtime of their NFC wild card playoff game Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004, in Green Bay, Wis. Harris returned the interception for the game-winning touchdown in the Packers 33-27 win.
Phoenix Coyotes' Radoslav Suchy (15), of Slovakia, battles with Carolina Hurricanes' Rod Brind'Amour (17) in front of Phoenix goalie Brian Boucher (33) during the second period Sunday, Jan 4, 2004, at the RBC Center in Raleigh, N.C. Phoenix won the game, 3-0.
Tennessee Titans' receiver Derrick Mason, right, hugs kicker Gary Anderson after his game-winning, fourth-quarter touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens during their AFC wildcard playoff game in Baltimore, Saturday, Jan 3, 2004. The Titans won, 20-17.
Nashville Predators center David Legwand, left, scores on New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur during the third period Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, in Nashville, Tenn. Nashville won, 3-2.
Dallas Cowboys' Richie Anderson (20) is up-ended by Carolina Panthers' Will Witherspoon (54) in the fourth quarter of the Panthers' 29-10 win at Ericsson Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004.
Ohio State defenders A.J. Hawk, left, Simon Fraser (75) and Darion Scott, right, stop Kansas State running back Darren Sproles (43) in the first half at the Fiesta Bowl, Friday, Jan. 2, 2004, in Tempe, Ariz.
Mississippi Tremaine Turner (47) pulls in a 16-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter as Oklahoma State safety Jamar Ransom looks on at the Cottion Bowl in Dallas, Friday, Jan. 2, 2004.
Maryland quarterback Scott McBrien (7) looks for a receiver during the third quarter of the Gator Bowl against West Virginia on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004, in Jacksonville, Fla. Maryland won,41-7.