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July 17, 2000
PO'd?French cyclist Laurent Jalabert, who led the Tour de France at the 14-kilometer mark of the sixth stage when he stopped by the side of the road to relieve himself. Flouting an unwritten code of cycling, 12 riders took advantage of the leader's pit stop to break away from the pack; Jalabert finished 10th in the stage and relinquished the yellow jersey.
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July 17, 2000

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PO'd
?French cyclist Laurent Jalabert, who led the Tour de France at the 14-kilometer mark of the sixth stage when he stopped by the side of the road to relieve himself. Flouting an unwritten code of cycling, 12 riders took advantage of the leader's pit stop to break away from the pack; Jalabert finished 10th in the stage and relinquished the yellow jersey.

Resigned
?Rudy Martin, as coach of the Columbine ( Colo.) High boys' basketball team. Martin's teams went 226-79 in his 14 years as coach and won a state title in '97, but he said the May 4 suicide of star junior guard Greg Barnes—a year after the massacre at the school — "opened my eyes.... I want to spend more time with my family."

Indicted
?Embattled former agent William (Tank) Black (SI, May 29), in Michigan on money laundering and drug charges and in Louisiana for conspiracy to commit bribery.

Rocked
? Orioles pitcher Sidney Ponson, who blew a 7-0 lead to the Yankees in New York and lost 13-9 in an afternoon game on July 6, the day after he and teammates Scott Erickson and Jeff Conine took a limousine to Baltimore and back for a Metallica concert, without team permission.

Saved
? ESPN basketball analyst Dick Vitale, who was choking on a piece of melon while attending a Devil Rays-Tigers game at Tropicana Field. St. Petersburg paramedic John King, who was nearby, administered the Heimlich maneuver, dislodging the morsel.

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