Sportswriters and fans have proposed numerous theories for Lamar Odom's up-and-down play, but here is a new one: Odom's fondness for candy. In an essay titled " Lamar Odom, Sweet Tooth and Erratic Play," Dr. Daniel Amen writes that Odom's massive consumption of candy leads to a sugar high and then a crash, evidence of which can be seen on the basketball court. (Los Angeles Times) Comment
Jessica Simpson gave boyfriend Tony Romo a nautical 28th birthday last month -- she treated the football star to a $100,000 speedboat. The singer unveiled the gift at a special party at the pair's Dallas, Texas, home, reports the National Enquirer. And the Dallas Cowboys quarterback was delighted with the custom-made gift. A source tells the tabloid, "Jessica knows that Tony has always wanted a boat. "(She's) hoping that her birthday gift will lead to marriage, and by this time next year she'll be walking down the aisle with him." (San Francisco Chronicle) Comment
The Houston Chronicle is reporting that Houston ace Roy Oswalt would not agree to any trade involving the White Sox. Oswalt isn't commenting publicly about his status. Sox special assistant Bill Scherrer has been following the Astros on their recent trip to Cincinnati and Pittsburgh. Oswalt has three years left on his contract and a no-trade clause. (Chicago Tribune) Comment
Chris Kunitz of the Pittsburgh Penguins nearly lands in the Detroit Red Wings bench area during Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
1925 -- Lou Gehrig bats for Pee Wee Wanninger in the eighth inning to start his streak of 2,130 consecutive games. 1975 -- Nolan Ryan of the California Angels pitches his fourth no-hitter to tie Sandy Koufax's record. 1986 -- Pat Bradley wins the LPGA tournament and becomes the first to win all four women's majors. 1992 -- The Pittsburgh Penguins win the Stanley Cup for the second straight year, beating the Chicago Blackhawks 6-5 for a four-game sweep.
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