?A lawsuit filed by Tiger Woods's ETW Corp. against Jireh Publishing, over artist Rick Rush's print The Masters of Augusta, which depicts Tiger during his 1997 win. A federal judge ruled that Rush's prints were protected under the First Amendment as "an artistic creation seeking to express a message" and were not merely merchandise.
? Dan Marino's locker, in mahogany and glass etched with DAN MARINO, 13 QB, at the Dolphins' training facility. Contents include a knee brace, rosary beads and self-portraits by daughters Niki and Alexandra.
?The Pulitzer Prize for beat reporting, by George Dohrmann of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, for his stories on academic fraud in the Minnesota basketball program. The revelations led to coach Clem Haskins's departure and an overhaul of the athletic tutoring system at the school.
?Triathletes at the Sydney Games, by divers on underwater scooters carrying sonar guns to scare off sharks in Sydney Harbor. The system was tested at a triathlon on Sunday: not a single competitor was devoured.
?A dozen Orlando-area residents, by billboards for the city's Arena Football franchise. The ads depict a large-chested woman and read FAKE LEFT, FAKE RIGHT. PREDATORS FOOTBALL IS BACK! Said team G.M. Jeff Bouchy, "If we weren't getting complaints, [the ads] didn't work."