?Hiawatha G. Knight, as the first female president of the International Boxing Federation. The former high school gym teacher and charter member of the IBF replaces founder Bob Lee, who is in the second month of a federal racketeering trial in which he has been accused of taking bribes for manipulating ratings.
?The 193-yard 13th hole at the Innisbrook Resort's Island golf course on June 28, by John Elway, who was celebrating his 40th birthday at a pro-am in Tarpon Springs, Fla.
? Sydney business leaders, by chief of the New South Wales State Chamber of Commerce Margy Osmond, to turn a blind eye to employees' taking long lunch breaks during the Olympics. Osmond suggested that during the Games, employers institute casual dress codes, install TVs in the office and "be realistic about productivity levels."
? Shaquille O'Neal, as a shareholder of Planet Hollywood, the financially troubled restaurant chain from which celebrity investors Demi Moore, Sly Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis recently bailed. "I plan to do for Planet Hollywood as I have done for the Lakers," said the NBA Finals MVP. The eatery said that it will soon be offering the Shaq Shake on its menu.
?Ila Borders, 26, the only female player in men's pro baseball. In 1997 the lefty became the first woman to play in a men's league, with the independent St. Paul Saints. "I wasn't out to prove women's rights," said Borders, who was 0-0 and had a 9.35 ERA for the Zion Pioneerzz this season. "I love baseball."