At age 69, Paul (Duke) Hogue (above), the center on the University ofCincinnati teams that won back-to-back NCAA titles in the early 1960s. In 1962Hogue who was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four for aperformance that included 36 points in the semis against UCLA. Following theBearcats' win in the title game over Ohio State, the 6'9" Hogue was takenby the Knicks with the No. 2 pick in the NBA draft. He played two seasons in aninjury-shortened career. "Paul was a strong athlete," former Bearcatsteammate Oscar Robertson told The Cincinnati Enquirer. "Boy, oh boy. He wasa mountain. You couldn't move him when he got underneath the basket."
By the U.S., the Solheim Cup. The Americans retained women's golf's equivalentof the Ryder Cup by defeating the Europeans 16--12 at Rich Harvest Farmsoutside of Chicago. The competition was tied at eight heading into Sunday's 12singles matches, which the U.S. dominated after a slow start. The event'sbreakout star was Michelle Wie. The 19-year-old, who has never won a protournament despite being in contention several times, was clutch all weekend,going 3-0-1. "It was the most fun I've had playing," said Wie."Every hole seemed like walking down 18 of a major championship, times100."
And charged with assaulting a police officer, Ravens rookie linebacker TonyFein. A security guard in a restaurant thought he saw another man pass a gun toFein; it was a cellphone. When Fein—a 27-year-old Army veteran who served inIraq before playing football at Ole Miss—was questioned by police, he allegedlybecame belligerent and shoved the officer to the ground. He was charged with amisdemeanor. Fein's agent disputed that Fein shoved the officer and allegedthat racial profiling led to the incident.
By Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco (right), the deciding extra point inCincinnati's 7--6 preseason win over the Patriots last Thursday. Ochocinco (néJohnson) was pressed into duty after regular kicker Shayne Graham was sidelinedby a groin injury. The Bengals scored on a 24-yard pass from J.T. O'Sullivan toChris Henry late in the second quarter, and Ochocinco, who had three catchesfor 69 yards, split the uprights to make the score 7--3. "Everyone has toremember, I've always said that soccer is my Number 1 sport," he said."I think Ronaldinho would be proud of me right now."
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By Titans punter A.J. Trapasso in the first game played at Cowboys Stadium, thefacility's giant HD replay board. The screen—160 feet long and suspended 90feet above the field—is the centerpiece of the $1.2 billion stadium. (The puntwas replayed.) Dallas owner Jerry Jones played down the incident, saying,"You don't need to move it. You gotta be trying to [hit] it." ButTennessee's regular punter, Craig Hentrich, pointed out that he hit the board adozen times in warmups. "Some of the guys in the league wouldn't be able topunt here if it's not raised," Hentrich said. "I guess they should havetested things out before they put that thing in place."
On misdemeanor assault and theft charges, Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane(below), 20. An Erie County, N.Y., grand jury dismissed a felony robbery chargestemming from an incident in which Kane and his 21-year-old cousin, James Kane,allegedly attacked a Buffalo cabbie when he did not have 20 cents to makechange for a fare. The Kanes face a year in jail if convicted; they pleaded notguilty. "Today was a tough day for us," Patrick Kane said afterentering his plea. "I just reiterated to the judge that I'm not guilty ofany crime, and I'm confident in the legal process." Kane was the No. 1 pickin the 2007 NHL draft and Chicago's second-leading scorer last season.
From the Broncos' preseason trip to Seattle, disgruntled wide receiver BrandonMarshall, increasing speculation that he could be shipped out by new coach JoshMcDaniels. Earlier this month Marshall, who asked for a trade in June after theteam refused to renegotiate his contract, was acquitted of two battery chargesstemming from an alleged incident with a former girlfriend. A team officialreportedly told his teammates not to gloat over the acquittal by publiclysaying they were happy for Marshall. The 25-year-old, who had 104 catches for1,265 yards last year, then criticized the team, saying there were "trustissues." Marshall was left off the roster for last Friday's 27--13 loss tothe Seahawks.
For the rest of the season by what his agent called "a very treatable formof clinical depression," A's pitcher Justin Duchscherer. The righthander,who had a breakout year in 2008 (10--8, 2.54 ERA) after moving from the bullpento the Oakland rotation, has missed all of this season with elbow and hipinjuries. He made three rehab starts in the minors but was held out of his lasttwo for what the team said was a "nonbaseball-related issue." DamonLapa, Duchscherer's agent, told the San Francisco Chronicle, "It'ssomething that I think he's probably been battling for some time, and herecently made the really difficult decision that he needs to put his career onhold."
THEY SAID IT
Dodgers catcher, on the oversized glove he's using to catch knuckleballerCharlie Haeger: "The best way to describe it is if a catcher's mitt and afirst baseman's mitt had a baby."
Sale price of the Cubs from the Tribune Co. to the family of financier TomRicketts, who also got Wrigley Field and a stake in Comcast SportsNetChicago.
Consecutive games in which the Marlins had at least 10 hits; the streak, whichended last Thursday, was the longest in the majors since 1936.
Angels starters who were hitting .300 at the end of their Aug. 18 game againstthe Indians, the first time a team fielded a lineup of .300 hitters (with aminimum of 200 at bats) since the 1930 Giants and Cardinals.
Price on NFL.com of a jersey for dogs emblazoned with a team logo, name andnumber—including an Eagles jersey with the name Vick and the number 7.
Number of Jaguars home games that owner Wayne Weaver said will be televisedlocally this year because none are sold out.
Amount Maple Leafs assistant coach Keith Acton won in the Canadian Lotto 6/49lottery game for matching five of six numbers.