Sunday, July 11, 2004

What's up with that?

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Raising a 'Cane

University of Miami football recruit Willie Williams was sentenced this week for violation of his probation. His sentence? More probation. Once again, for those scoring at home, he received probation for violating the terms of his probation.

What's the point of probation again?

More probation

Boxer Tony Ayala Jr. was jailed Thursday for violating the terms of his probation after a weekend traffic stop, authorities said.

On one traffic stop, the middleweight violated his probation seven times. Seven! Among the charges:

• Speeding
• Possession of drug paraphernalia
• Driving without a license
• No proof of insurance
• Refusal to take a drug test
• Heroin use
• Possession of a sexually oriented magazine

What about Bob?

The Indians this week activated reliever Bob Wickman. Yeah, that Bob Wickman. Go figure.

It's all Greek

After Greece's soccer team won the European Cup this week, the Athenian sports daily SporTime ran a banner headline reading, "God please give us more tears so we can keep crying from happiness."

Let's just hope it doesn't sound quite as fanatical or apocalyptic in Greek. In case you forgot, these are our Olympic hosts.

More headlines

After Virginia Tech quarterback Marcus Vick was arrested and charged last week with reckless driving and possession of marijuana, referenced the story "Hokie in the pokey."


The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported on intern John Van Vleet of the Brevard County Manatees. The Western Kentucky University graduate lives in a tent just beyond the left-centerfield fence at the club's Space Coast Stadium.

"We were talking about this Simpson's episode where Homer goes on a hunger strike in a baseball stadium and (chains himself to a pole)," Van Vleet told the paper. "Somebody asked if I thought you could live in a baseball stadium. I thought I could and everyone told me there was no way. So, sort of by spite, I said I was going to do it."

Ladies and gentlemen, the youth of our country.

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Daugherty: Freel knows no limits
Reds insider: Best move may be none
Larkin to Reds: Take a risk
Reds chatter

Kelly: Score it an All-Star error
Fantasy: Time to pick midseason's standouts
Mariners designate Aurilia for assignment
NL: Cardinals win 8th consecutive game
AL: White Sox deal M's eighth loss in row
AAA: Clippers 1, Bats 0

1980: The shattered dreams team
Moeller grad was only American to medal in '80
Spitz passes baton as Phelps makes it three in a row
Berths are on the line at camps this week
Jones fails with 5th-place finish
Olympics results
2004 Summer Olympics schedule
Olympics guide, multimedia

Coaching in Miller's blood
Five questions with Sean Miller
Matta-Miller timeline
Koch: Top preps going pro not all bad for NCAA
Agent: Shaq accepts trade
Hawks take chance on Martin

Hamilton rallies to win rain-delayed truck race
Hemphill beats field, rain to win ARCA 150
Harvick wants more Chicagoland magic
Justin Labonte gets first Busch win
Tracy hoping home track works to his advantage

Perfect strike for all generations
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Armstrong finishes in pack, remains sixth
Tour De France photos, maps, multimedia

Met tennis: Wolf, Kronauge in usual form
Sports digest
Sports on TV, radio

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