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Thomas Boswell thinks Roy Hibbert made the right decision by staying out of the NBA draft. He says the Hoyas now have a legit shot at a national title. And the extra college experience will help Hibbert’s transition to the pros.

Lisa de Moraes analyzes the appeal of American Idol winner Jordin Sparks. Of the choice descriptions, we like this one: “Sparks’s vocal style is straightforward—-clear tones, punctuated at moments of peak emotion by tantrum-y arm flings, raising some doubts whether she was singing about lost love or a lost American Girl doll.”