Sunday, October 24, 2004

What's up with that?

Why 'Melo is mellow
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Denver Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony was cited for marijuana possession before getting on a team flight last week, and said the drug was left in his backpack by a friend.

The lesson, which Anthony should have learned last year as a rookie, is this: In the NBA, your friends carry around your drugs, not the other way around.

Time's up

American gold medal gymnast Paul Hamm will keep his gold medal, the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled this week, putting an end to the longest 15 minutes in Olympic men's gymnastics history.

Lede of the week

This comes from Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer:

DAYTON, Ohio - The Charlotte Bobcats passed on their usual gameday shoot-around, instead watching videotape of the previous night's collapse against the New Jersey Nets.

"We went to the movies, and we were the bad guys," coach Benie Bickerstaff joked pregame.

Lede of the week, part II

Adrian Wojnarowski of The Record (Bergen County, N.J.) penned the following apocalyptic gem:

NEW YORK - The blood soaked through his socks, leaving that torn tendon raw and requiring repair, but there was no stopping Curt Schilling. The winds whipped, the temperature dipped into the low 40s and Schilling fired from that bloody stump in the middle of Yankee Stadium and delivered the Sox to the most dramatic Game 7 in the history of the American League.

Chump change

Major League Soccer put its salaries in perspective this week when it fined D.C. United defender Ryan Nelsen for hitting Eddie Gaven with a forearm during a stoppage in play in United's 3-2 win over the MetroStars last Sunday.

The fine: $100.

Model behavior

Organizers of the Madrid Masters tennis tournament this week replaced traditional ball boys with fashion models, who chased errant shots dressed in black tank tops and white, knee-length skirts.

Players and fans lauded the idea, which suggests that maybe Anna Kournikova does have a place on tour after all.

Red Sox outlast Cardinals in Game 1
Walker does it all in first World Series appearance
Bumbling Ramirez gives (and gives away) for Red Sox
World Series interactive multimedia
Photo gallery
AP World Series coverage

Broncos learn their lesson
Daugherty: 'MNF' recalls a simpler time
John Madden Q&A (Online exclusive!)
Lewis wants a win, not a moral victory
Mark Curnutte blog
Speak up in the Bengals forum
'Yes, I'd like to order the Roethlis-burger'
Giants ready to tame Lions
Browns look for respect against Eagles
Bills face key road test against Ravens

Bearcats bounce back
Photos of Saturday's game (Online exclusive!)
As usual, Hoosiers are cure for Bucks
Wolverines cash in on late fumble
RedHawks rush to victory
Even on bad day, Tigers too much for UK
Top 25 games: Gators' loss puts Zook's job in jeopardy
No. 25 Lions up record to 7-0

Bezold living his dream as NKU basketball coach
Slower pace setting in for retired NKU coach
Ex-star Hill is on scene; suspended Finn due back
West adjusts for his second NBA season
Patzwald stands by his longtime dream
Kentucky newcomers shine

St. Xavier 13, St. Ignatius 10
Groeschen: Elder's new complex in the works
Ernst: Holmes senior runs after a dream
Hamilton's Hodges Div. I medalist
Scott defeats rain and Dixie
Belsky, Geracis finish 2nd, 4th
Walnut Hills wins sectional
St. Henry ends Notre Dame's reign
Sycamore, St. Xavier win boys' titles
High school sports results, schedules

Dreams are in the dirt
What's up with that?
Miami hockey's hot start cools off
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