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Now that King James has his shoe deal, his Cavs' contract and "cred" on every street in the country, the Marketing Beast can begin to feed on Sebastian Telfair, a senior-to-be at Coney Island's Lincoln High School. Already the subject of photo shoots with lingerie models, Telfair is the next hoops phenomenon. For better or worse.
WILEY: THE NEXT LEBRON JAMES




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We'll take players who weren't named to the All-Star teams. We'll take managers who can really liven up the festivities. We'll even take the Chicago ballpark that isn't being used. And we'll put on a Show that puts the Midsummer Classic to shame. Page 2's Dan Shanoff presents MLB's All-Snubs Game.

The Daily Quickie Overrated Final Four
The Daily Quickie hates to burst Boomer's bubble, but David Wells' whine about an All-Star team without Yankee pitchers doesn't wash when Wells neglected to vote. Plus, Sportoon gets heavy about Kobe.
Bachelorette Trista Rehn began Page 2's Most Overrated Person Alive bracket as a No. 8 seed, but look at her now, on the verge of another upset, this time over Ashton Kutcher. Vote in our Final Four.

BEYOND TIGER TRAPS
The "Tiger Trap," in which Tiger Woods joins an unsuspecting foursome to help sell cars, is clever enough. But Page 2's Gino Bona has some better ideas about how to spring sports stars on the public.


When Kobe Bryant was arrested for an alleged sexual assault, everyone was shocked. But an athlete making shocking headlines off the field is nothing new. So here are the sports world's 10 biggest falls from grace:

10]  George O'Leary
After Notre Dame discovered the lies on O'Leary's résumé, he was shown the door after only a week at his dream job.
9]  Mike Tyson
The man who was the future of boxing became a national punchline with his less than stable behavior.
8]  Ben Johnson
Canada's great Olympic hope in 1988 left humiliated when his 100-meter gold medal was taken away after a positive test for steroids.
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VEGAS' ODDS TO WIN 2003 BRITISH OPEN
Tiger Woods 3-1   Phil Mickelson 10-1
Ernie Els 8-1   Vijay Singh 15-1
Sergio Garcia 20-1   Davis Love III 15-1
Mike Weir 10-1   Jim Furyk 10-1
Retief Goosen 15-1   David Toms 20-1
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MIDSUMMER SPICE
Page 2's Jim Armstrong offers 20 ways to make baseball's All-Star Game a little more interesting.

BALLPARK TOUR
Page 2's tour of the major-league ballparks stops off at Pac Bell, where it was all good.

THE WATER COOLER
With all the junior high drama in the LPGA, Page 2's Brian Murphy takes a break to discuss Wimbledon and the All Star Game.

DOGGING IT
Some wonder if hot-dog eating champ Takeru Kobayashi has an unfair advantage.

BALLPARK BINGO
Jeff Merron makes a stop at Tropicana Field on Page 2's ballpark tour.
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Texas Rangers catcher Einar Diaz, left, and actor Mario Lopez of "Saved by the Bell" fame. This match was requested by Chris DeVito and Ken Tobler. Browse our archives of past pairs or click here to submit a future duo.


MLB: Braves at Mets
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Atlanta visits Glavine in N.Y.
 
MLB: Dodgers at Cardinals
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Pujols and Ishii at it again.
 
MLB: Red Sox at Blue Jays
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Jays four games behind Sox.
 
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