? USA Network's plans for a Marge Schott biopic. Exec Adam Shapiro cited difficulty making the chain-smoking former Reds owner "a compelling character."
?By 76ers center Matt Geiger, 10 buffalo from a drought-stricken Hudson, Fla., farm. Geiger moved the animals to his 100-acre farm in East Lake; they'll be cared for with the help of a veterinarian from a nearby zoo.
?Sprinter Ben Johnson, of his wallet, by pickpockets on Rome's Via Veneto. Johnson, who was returning to Canada via Rome from Libya after a stint as personal trainer to Mu'ammar Gadhafi's soccer-playing son, lost about $7,000.
?By the IOC, USOC and Salt Lake Olympic organizing committee, more than 1,800 Web sites whose domain names employ variations of the word Olympics or otherwise imply an association with the Games. Included were 69 sites selling tickets, 43 offering gambling and 15 with adult content.
?Thirteen points and six rebounds, by Vikings receiver Randy Moss in three games in the Southern California Summer Pro League. Moss, a high school teammate of Kings guard Jason Williams, had permission from Minnesota coach Dennis Green to play in the league, alongside NBAers Cedric Ceballos, Shawn Marion and Bo Outlaw and Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez.