Sunday, May 2, 2004
What's up with that?
'Aloha' also means overachiever
The Austin American-Statesman reported this week on a 17-year-old Texas girl who, for her senior project, became the youngest man or woman to complete the Pailolo Channel swim in Hawaii. She endured eight jellyfish stings and finished the 9.1-mile trek in more than five hours. How does that stack up to the umbrella stand you made in shop class?
No cheese steaks for you
In a story about Eagles draft pick Shawn Andrews, the Philadelphia Daily News addressed the problem of overweight players in the NFL. When told of Andrews' assertion that nasal polyps contributed to his weight ballooning to 400 pounds toward the end of last season at Arkansas, Eagles head coach Andy Reid responded: "I know you put food in your mouth, not in your nose."
A season of uppers and downers
According to the Seattle Times, a team physician with the University of Washington softball team overmedicated players to the point that they were high on the field and in the dugout. One bench player reportedly "was on the ground, laughing, doing the backstroke" during a game.
The physician, referred to by players as "Dr. Feel Good" or "The Candy Man," was criticized by those outside the program. But the manager, apparently subscribing to the Morris Buttermaker theory of depressants in the dugout, continued to support him.
What's the worst that
On the possibility of a terrorist attack during the Olympics, Athens mayor Dora Bakoyianni had this to say in an Associated Press report: "Don't worry. Come to Greece. I think people will be really safe coming over."
Oh, in that case ...
Punishment fit for a King
Boxing promoter Don King was barred from doing business with New Jersey casinos for at least a year. The ban will keep him from exploiting a loophole that allows promoters to stage fights while their license applications are pending, something he has done four times in the past five years.
Why, that's unscrupulous, unwarranted, unsubstantiated, preposterous, petty and parsimonious. Call your local cable operator!
130th KENTUCKY DERBY
wins with sentimental journey
Elliott, it's just a race - but a big one
Jones draws a crowd at home track
sees good things in the future
special place in their hearts
make for a contrasting infield
ads raise no fuss
gallery: The race
Photo gallery: The scene
FLYING PIG MARATHON
push each other in Pig Relay
age 82, marathoner's been a long time running
test doesn't trouble Panthers
lose 4th straight
Faraway fan reminds us of what we have
will test free agency
AL: Tigers hand
Mariners eighth loss in 10 games
NL: Rockies get
win against Braves
need funding for new stadium
hoping to shake his past
struggles require patience
McEachern exudes that star quality
combine continues to grow
Walton-Verona both lose in All 'A' Classic
Sistrunk hurdles to Roosevelt event victory
take 'blue-collar' approach to winning
season ends in Game 7
remain alive on Sakic OT goals
MORE SPORTS HEADLINES
celebrates 18th birthday with the lead
shorty goal tops Russia for USA
baseball team has 29 wins, 5 losses, 1 proposal
may get another shot at Illini
now is 'beautiful' and successful
quick chat with ... Mark Cassis
up with that?