? Kentucky basketball fan Ashley Judd, to CART driver Dario Franchitti. According to her mother, Naomi, the two have been affianced since December.
?Two assailants in Jamundi, Colombia, by budding Olympic sharpshooter Bernardo Tobar, 22, as he returned from the practice range. When the bandits fired on his car, Bernardo, son of a top Colombian Olympic marksman, shot them dead with his .22-caliber target pistol.
?Three Palma ( Calif.) High baseball coaches, for ordering pitchers to hit Soquel High batters because they believed Soquel was stealing signs. Said suspended Palma coach Tony Incaviglia, "It wasn't about retaliating against the kids. It was about retaliating against their coaching staff."
?The famed sloping soccer pitch of Scottish team Hibernian. The field at Edinburgh's Easter Road Stadium, which is being renovated, drops nearly two meters from one goal to the other; winners of the coin toss traditionally chose to attack downhill for the second half.
? Russia's Marat Safin, on the head, by the victory trophy for last week's ATP event in Barcelona. The hardware snapped in two as Safin hoisted it in triumph, but he wasn't complaining: He earned $148,000.