The 47-year-old became the oldest woman since 1922 to win a match at Wimbledon. Even if her foe was a tomato can, this is impressive.
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The team has a great chance to make the
NBA Finals every season between 2006 and
So why should Orlando-bound Steve Francis be
Teamed with Emeka Okafor ...
Playing in a weak East ...
Annual All-Star starter ...
Easy path to East finals ...
Avoid giants of the West ...
Oh, wait: We mean Yao and T-Mac?! Ahh!
McGrady wanted to team with Shaq, but he's
actually gone one better -- pairing with the player
who will supplant Shaq as the NBA's most dominant
player no more than two seasons from now.
That is, if playing with shot-happy T-Mac doesn't
stunt his growth. That won't happen: While T-Mac may
want to be a No. 1 option, he is much better
suited being the best sidekick in the league.
Now, let's just get Shaq to Dallas, and all of a
sudden the Rockets-Mavs-Spurs Texas troika becomes the
nexus of the NBA universe.
Speaking of Shaq ...
Shaq to Clips?
Shaq's going somewhere, and that
is leading to all sorts of wild speculation. Dallas
was Monday's hot destination, but today big rumor
involves that other team in L.A.
The wildest part about Shaq going to the
Clippers would be that overnight the Lakers would go
from second-best team in the NBA to second-best
team in their own building.
Bobcats: We're No. 2!
All the expansion draft picks in the
NBA won't do the Bobcats as much good as the No. 2
pick in the real draft, which they picked up
from the Clippers in exchange for their original No. 4
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Mike Tyson: NJ gov nixes boxing license he got from state
M. Youzhny: Loses to Wimby Comeback Kid, Goran Ivanisevic
gives them either Emeka "Questionable Back"
Okafor or Dwight "Next Kwame Brown?" Howard, whoever
Orlando doesn't take.
In the most ill-fated promotion idea
since "Disco Demolition," the Giants have come out
with orange rubber chickens (named "Walk'er") as a
spoof on opposing teams giving Barry Bonds so many
Spoof? Sure, right up until the violent
hailstorm of latex novelty when angry, drunk
Giants fans chuck Walk'ers at the next unsuspecting
pitcher to throw Bonds four balls.
Streaker on Trial
Best. Jury. Ever. To render verdict on
the Super Bowl streaker? Even the judge called the
case "fun." It took the jury only an hour to convict
him of a misdemeanor. They will sentence him today,
but needless to say it probably won't involve public
But compare it to being a juror on that other
sports-related trial this summer:
Streaker: World's top nudist?
Kobe: World's top hoopster?
Streaker: I don't think so
Kobe: Bidding starts at ...
Kobe: Stay tuned!
How did Janet's "reveal" not make the
nominees for "Best Moment?" The ESPY list is out, and
for the first time ever, all 36 categories will be
voted on by fans. (See "Q It Up" for a link to the
The top overall pick of the '04 MLB draft was suspended indefinitely after being arrested on Sunday. Now *there's* an inauspicious start.
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More evidence that critics of fan voting are fools:
Fans setting up an historic All-Star "500-500-500" NL
OF: Griffey, Bonds, Sosa ...|
The expansion draft is win-win for Charlotte: Most
teams are paying for the Bobcats to either draft dead
weight or NOT draft someone ...
Meanwhile, the draft's biggest losers aren't the ones
who are taken; no, it's the chumps who are so bad they
DON'T get taken ...
Has the Royals trading frenzy begun? They swipe
Orioles pitching prospect Denny Bautista for RH
reliever Jason Grimsley ...
Baylor thinks it's a good idea to run background
checks on recruits: Um, how about on coaching
I agree with Rob Neyer about career home-run totals
that "500 is the new 400" but then what is the future
HOF benchmark? 550? ...