Davidson's Sports Wrap-Up: Lovie Returns, Phil Next?

Kavitha A. Davidson is a former Bloomberg View columnist.
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Here's what you missed last night in sports:

Second Chances
Lovie Smith will get another shot to coach in the National Football League after being quickly snagged by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His hiring could have a domino effect on the team, with rumors swirling about recently fired Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier joining Smith as defensive coordinator and what it could mean for Darrelle Revis' fate.

Tough Choices
Team USA unveiled its men's hockey roster for the Winter Olympics, and the notable names left off the squad reveal just how deep American hockey is this year. Go behind the scenes to see how the team was picked in the first step in its quest for gold in Sochi, Russia.

Unlikely Hero
Michigan State proved its worth as an elite team, defeating Stanford in the 100th Rose Bowl thanks to walk-on linebacker Kyler Elsworth and some good, old-fashioned smash mouth.

Everybody Wins
The Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Detroit Red Wings in the Winter Classic, but they weren't the only victors in the annual, outdoor, New Year's Day game that gets just about everything right, from its cinematic drama to its honoring of hockey alums.

Too Legit
It might be time to start taking the Toronto Raptors' long road to rebuilding seriously after their stunning defeat of the league-leading Indiana Pacers.

Hire Phil Jackson
Dear Knicks: Please?

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Kavitha A Davidson at kdavidson19@bloomberg.net