• If Michael Phelps sold all his Beijing medals at the current precious-metals exchange rate, he'd have enough cash to purchase 328 used copies of The Mark Spitz Complete Book of Swimming.

  • Royals outfielder Mitch Maier will spend an average of five days on the disabled list for each of the three bones that were broken in his face by an HBP.

  • The .308 BA against of minor league pitcher Victor Zambrano would actually rise .053 if he faced only Carlos Zambrano.

  • Yankees pitcher Carl Pavano is undefeated when he pitches on 501 days of rest.

  • Fake German hoopster Chris Kaman averaged 2.6 fewer points a game than fake Russian hoopster Becky Hammon in Beijing.

  • At 5:1, Chris Henry's arrests-to-fumbles-lost ratio is tops among Bengals receivers.

  • In the 237 straight weeks Roger Federer was ranked No. 1, Rafael Nadal could have watched their Wimbledon battle 8,295 times.

  • Garret Anderson became the first player to go 0-for-5 with three strikeouts to snap a 23-game hit streak on the one-year anniversary of a 10-RBI game.

  • Despite being inactive since June 17, Tiger Woods will likely finish in the top 15 of the FedExCup point standings without playing in any of the final four events.

  • The Sonics haven't lost a game since leaving Seattle.