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Christian Laettner helped Duke win a game it wasn't supposed to win against UNLV in the NCAA semifinals last year.

Now maybe he can win an award athletes from team sports aren't supposed to win.Laettner is one of 10 finalists for the 62nd Sullivan Award, to be presented Monday to the best amateur athlete in the nation.

Long jumper Mike Powell, 28, and swimmer Michael Barrowman, 23, are the favorites this year, both because of their performances in 1991 and because of the way voters have gone most years.

Locally . . .