By a niece of Tiger Woods, a sponsor's exemption that will allow her to makeher LPGA debut on June 25. Cheyenne Woods (above), an 18-year-old freshman atWake Forest, will play in the Wegmans LPGA in Pittsford, N.Y. Cheyenne's fatheris Earl Woods Jr., Tiger's half-brother. She was the 2007 Arizona high schoolgolfer of the year and had the fourth-best scoring average (75.9) for the DemonDeacons, who finished 13th in the NCAA championships last week.
From federal prison after serving 19 months for operating a dogfighting ring,Michael Vick. For the next two months the embattled NFL quarterback will beconfined to his Hampton, Va., home. Vick arrived at his house last Thursday,after a 1,200-mile car ride from Leavenworth, Kans. He was then fitted with anelectronic monitor; he is scheduled to begin a construction job this week.Vick, who last played in 2006 and is under contract with the Falcons, has beenindefinitely suspended by commissioner Roger Goodell, who has not yet said howor when Vick can apply for reinstatement.
From a hospital after a monthlong stay because of a rare nerve disorder, formerNFL defensive tackle William (the Refrigerator) Perry. The 46-year-old Fridgewas hospitalized in Aiken, S.C., to deal with complications relating toGuillain-Barré syndrome. Perry, whose 10-year NFL career ended in 1994, owns aconstruction company in Aiken.
After allegedly striking a police officer with a slow-moving truck, Dolphinsdefensive end Randy Starks. According to Miami police, Starks was driving aFreightliner, which normally is part of a tractor trailer, with 12 passengers;its standard capacity is four. When an officer pounded on the window to getStarks to stop, the truck struck him in the chest and pushed him into a car.Starks, 25, was arrested and charged with aggravated battery. In five NFLseasons he has 13½ sacks.
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With a reference to Caddyshack, that the lawsuit filed by Andrew Giulianiagainst Duke after he was kicked off the golf team be dismissed. The son offormer New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani claimed promises made to him werebroken when the Blue Devils dismissed him for what they said was a pattern ofboorish behavior. Wrote federal magistrate Wallace W. Dixon, "Plaintiff'spromissory estoppel claim brings to mind Carl Spackler's analysis from themovie Caddyshack (Orion Pictures, 1980): 'He's on his final hole. He's 455yards away, he's gonna hit about a two-iron, I think.'" Andrew Giuliani,who plans on pursuing a professional golf career, received his degree insociology from Duke this May. So he's got that going for him, which isnice.
As having Parkinson's disease, former NBA forward Brian Grant. The 37-year-oldplayed for five teams in a 12-year career before retiring in 2006. Aftersuffering tremors in his hand, Grant learned he had the disease in January andwent public last week. "The fact that it happened to me, with this platformI've been given, means I'm supposed to get out there," he told TheOregonian. Grant (above) said he is trying to avoid taking drugs for as long aspossible; he's devoted himself to an exercise regimen and a healthier diet. Hisbest season was '00--01, when he averaged 15.2 points and 8.8 rebounds for theHeat. He was the winner of the NBA's citizenship award in 1999.
Ineligible after a random drug test, Kentucky defensive end Jeremy Jarmon(right). An honorable mention All-SEC pick as a junior last year, Jarmon saidhe inadvertently took a supplement that contained a banned substance, adding,"I do not need to cheat to be successful." Jarmon failed the test inFebruary, and his appeal to the NCAA was unsuccessful. The one-year ban willeffectively end his Wildcats career, during which he had the third-most sacksin school history.
After being attacked by his father's pit bull, James Harrison III, thetwo-year-old son of NFL Defensive Player of the Year James Harrison. BillParise, the agent for the Steelers' linebacker, said the boy's injury—to histhigh—was "serious but certainly not life-threatening." Harrison wasnot home at the time of the attack; the boy's mother was also bitten as shetried to help their son.
At age 95, Clint Smith, a Hockey Hall of Famer and the last living member ofthe Rangers' 1940 Stanley Cup--winning team. Known as Snuffy during his playingdays, the center led New York in scoring with 41 points in the 1938--39 season,during which he was called for only one minor penalty. ("Ah, it wasnothing," Smith said. "I knew the referees.") Smith won his firstLady Byng Trophy that season and his other five years later, with theBlackhawks, when he also set an NHL record with 49 assists.
Owners points Carl Long's team was docked by NASCAR for using an illegal enginein the Sprint Showdown race on May 16.
Owners points Long had after the penalty.
Position Long finished in the Showdown, out of 35 cars.
Chiba Lotte Marines fans who signed a petition to save the job of manager BobbyValentine after the team said it wouldn't renew his contract following thisseason.
Consecutive no-hitters thrown by Alabama righthander Kelsi Dunne, the firstsoftball pitcher to throw back-to-back no-nos in NCAA postseason play.
Walk-off wins for the Dodgers this year.
Dodgers' walk-off wins on bases-loaded walks.
Goals scored this season—an NCAA record—by Northwestern's women's lacrosseteam, which beat North Carolina 21--7 on Sunday for its fifth straightchampionship.
THEY SAID IT
Former A's first baseman, on being cast as himself in the film Moneyball:"I don't know how you can screw up playing yourself, but I'm afraid Iwill.