Cover shot: Cover shot: Australia v. New Zealand at Adelaide Oval | Getty

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Alabama Shakes

Mark Richt got axed at Georgia, Les Miles nearly got the boot at LSU — two coaches with long track records of success coming off solid seasons. So what gives? The reality is SEC schools are firing coaches because they can’t beat Nick Saban. | Yahoo Sports

The Skim

Gas theft gangs are causing havoc in Los Angeles. Not only do these guys nab your credit card data, they build retro-fitted trucks that can haul 250-500 gallons of gas at a time for re-sell to crooked gas stations. | Kreb on Security

Chow Factor

Americanized Chinese food is picking up steam in China. It turns out staples like sweet and sour chicken and moo shu pork are cuisine unto themselves. | Quartz

Mini Mamba

Kobe Bryant’s high school teammates reminisce about his relentless competitive streak and rising star status. “I used to rebound for him after practice, just stand under the hoop and rebound. Then when he got big-time, he was signing autographs for kids and I was carrying his bags for him. He was only three years older than me, but not really.” | Mashable

LAKE LOUISE, CANADA - NOVEMBER 27: (FRANCE OUT) Steven Nyman of the USA competes during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Men's Downhill Training on November 27, 2015 in Lake Louise, Canada. (Photo by Alexis Boichard/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

Back page: Steve Nyman charging at Lake Louise | Getty