Belgium's Kim Clijsters makes a backhand return during her quarterfinal match against Russia's Anastasia Myskina at the Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004. Clijsters won in straight sets 6-2, 7-6.
Dallas Mavericks center Dirk Nowitzki, of Germany, goes up for a shot against Seattle SuperSonics center Vitaly Potapenko, right, in the first quarter and shoots a free throw in the fourth quarter Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004, at Key Arena in Seattle. Nowitzki scored a career-high 43 points as the Mavericks beat the SuperSonics 118-116.
Spain's Juan Carlos Ferrero yells in delight after winning his quarterfinal match against Morocco's Hicham Arazi at the Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004. Ferrero won in straight sets 6-1 7-6 7-6.
Edmonton Oilers defenseman Alexei Semenov, left, of Russia uses his stick to trip up Colorado Avalanche center Peter Forsberg of Sweden in the first period in Denver on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004. Forsberg scored two goals for the second straight game since returning from a groin injury.
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett, left, works the ball around Denver Nuggets forward Nene of Brazil in the first quarter in Denver, Monday, Jan. 26, 2004. Garnett had 31 points and 13 rebounds, and Latrell Sprewell tipped in a missed shot with 16 seconds left to spark the Timberwolves over the Nuggets 97-95.
New York Rangers' Jaromir Jagr jubilates after teammate Brian Leetch scored his second period goal on the Florida Panthers in the Rangers 5-2 victory over the Panthers, Monday, Jan. 26, 2004, at New York's Madison Square Garden. Jagr had the assist on that goal and scored one of his own in the third period.
Houston Rockets' Yao Ming of China, left, scores over Juwan Howard of the Orlando Magic in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, Jan. 25, 2004. Magic's Andrew DeClercq, right, moves in to defend. Houston won, 99-87.
Phil Mickelson tees off on the first hole during the final round of the Bob Hope Classic in La Quinta, Calif. on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2004. Mickelson won in a one-hole playoff against Skip Kendall.
Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce, right, and New Jersey Nets' Lucious Harris scramble after a loose ball during the third quarter Sunday, Jan. 25, 2004, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Nets won, 110-91.
New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur, right, makes a save as Atlanta Thrashers' Vyacheslav Kozlov, of Russia eyes the puck during the first period Sunday night, Jan. 25, 2004, in East Rutherford, N.J.
Dallas Mavericks' Michael Finley, front, flips a recovered loose ball up to a teammate as Sacramento Kings' Peja Stojakovic, rear, of Serbia-Montenegro, looks on in the second half Sunday, Jan. 25, 2004, in Dallas. Finley had team-high 23 points in the Mavericks' 108-99 win.
Louisville's Francisco Garcia (32) attempts a shot as it's blocked by Tennessee's Major Wingate (1) during the second half Sunday, Jan. 25, 2004, in Knoxville, Tenn. Garcia lead all scorers with 24 points in the 65-62 win.
Philadelphia Flyers' Jeremy Roenick (97) scores past Buffalo Sabres goalie Mika Noronen of Finland during the second period Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004, in Philadelphia. It was Roenick's second goal of the game.
Boston Bruins' P.J. Axelsson (11) of Sweden is stopped on a penalty shot by Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo during the third period of Florida's 2-1 win in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004.
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, center, gets a pass off along the baseline as he slips between Utah Jazz defenders Greg Ostertag, right, and DeShawn Stevenson, left, during the first half Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004, in Salt Lake City.
New York Islanders goalie Rick Dipietro blocks a shot in the third period of the Islanders' 3-0 win over the Atlanta Thrashers Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004, in Atlanta.
New York Knicks' Stephon Marbury (3) drives to the basket as Atlanta Hawks' Jacque Vaughn defends during the second quarter Friday, Jan. 23, 2004, in Atlanta. New York won, 96-94.
Andy Roddick of the United States plays a forehand return during his third round match against compatriot Taylor Dent at the Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 23, 2004. Roddick won the match, 6-2, 6-0, 6-2.
Daron Rahlves from the United States speeds down the Hahnenkamm course in Kitzbuehel, Austria, on Friday, Jan. 23, 2004, to win the men's ski World Cup super G race.
Lindsay Davenport of the United States signs autographs after her third round match against compatriot Laura Granville at the Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 23, 2004. Davenport won the match 6-4, 6-0.