? Against International Speedway Corporation (ISC) and CART, a wrongful-death suit by the estate of driver Greg Moore, who was killed in a CART race at ISC-owned California Speedway in October 1999. The suit alleges that the speedway's design was deficient and that oil left on the track caused Moore's fatal crash.
?Some Raptors players, because the only team jerseys sold at the Air Canada Centre bear the name of guard Vince Carter. Nike, which has an endorsement deal with Carter, owns the licensing rights for NBA shirts in Toronto. Asks guard Mark Jackson, "What do I do if I want to buy a relative a Charles Oakley jersey?"
?By NBC, a request from West Coast affiliates to show XFL games on tape delay to avoid having to preempt local news. The games will air live from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays in the Pacific time zone. NBC is also considering asking its West Coast stations to carry Saturday Night Live—which now airs on tape—live in prime time in an effort to retain viewers who tune in to XFL broadcasts.
?The Piedmont Boll Weevils of the Class-A South Atlantic League. They'll now be known as the Kannapolis ( N.C.) Intimidators, in honor of the team's new part owner, NASCAR driver Dale (the Intimidator) Earnhardt.
?By superstitious Ravens coach Brian Billick. use of the word playoffs by anyone in Baltimore's organization. Workers in the front office, which has received the NFL's permission to sell playoff tickets, have been calling the postseason festivus, after the contrived holiday celebrated by Frank Constanza in a Seinfeld episode.