Happy New Year to ya. Some links, this being a hockey-free zone (head over to the Hockey Page for that fix):
Raptors win, climb out of league basement. (And hey, this is just an idea, but why not petition the league to schedule more games against the Atlanta Hawks? Can't hurt to ask.)
More NBA: Bob Weiss is out as Sonics head coach. And in one of those things that can only happen in the NBA, Danny Fortson (one of the head cases that cost Weiss his job) called league cop Stu Jackson "a gangster", so cue the inimitable J.E. Skeets.
Speaking of fired coaches, it's Norv Turner on a platter. And in Cleveland, the coach still has his job but John Collins resigns as team president (Collins' chief claim to fame remains overseeing Janet Jackson's Super Bowl halftime.)
Your cellphone, your TV, your Sportscentre: Chris Zelkovich reports.
USC goes for its third straight college football title tonight, and Ray Ratto says finally to that.