Canadian speedskater Cindy Klassen (five medals in Turin) set a world record inthe 3,000 meters last week; U.S. speedskater Shani Davis (right) set one in the1,500 (eclipsing nemesis Chad Hedrick) and flying tomato Shaun White (above)won the halfpipe and the slopestyle in Stratton, Vt. Said White, a San Diegonative, to The Boston Globe, "I'm going to the beach."
The same weekend Tennessee's Candace dunked twice in a tournament win, theSpurs' Tony had 23 points to help the Spurs move to the best record in theNBA's Western Conference. Sarah Jessica had another slamming weekend too: HerFailure to Launch grossed $15.8 million to hold at No. 2.
Still No. 1--for the 111th straight week--after demolishing James Blake in thefinals at Indian Wells, Calif. That meant the third tournament win of 2006 anda $455,000 payday for the Swiss superstar, who opined that against Blake heplayed "really fantastic tennis."
March 27, 2006
Not a train but a hockey player: Jonathan of the Sharks, who's got acareer-high 42 goals and a new $15 million contract and is helping San Josemake a push for the playoffs.
Yes, yes, it's only spring training, but still: a major-league-worst 4-14record for the White Sox? And manager Ozzie Guillen is fretting over thechamps' awful bullpen. ("I have never seen anything like this," hegroused.) Things are even gloomier in Cubland, where stud starters Mark Prior(right) and Kerry Wood are headed to the disabled list. Again.
Army women's coach Maggie was the victim of those Candace Parker dunks, andfell to the Volunteers 102-54. Her brother, Jamie, who coaches the Pittsburghmen, got upset by 13th seed Bradley and then observed, "The seedings didn'tmean anything."
Grand Slam-less since winning the U.S. Open in 2003, the great American hopemade 45 unforced errors while being beaten at Indian Wells by 26th-ranked IgorAndreev. Said a seething Roddick, who hasn't reached a final this year,"I'm not the captain of Team Fun right now."
Not Homer's hero (that Achilles was Greek) but a horse: The touted KentuckyDerby hopeful finished fifth and pulled up lame in last Saturday's Gotham. Foottrouble, natch.