?The personal possessions of the late Chiefs linebacker Derrick Thomas. Items include a $10,000 bed, videos prepared by Kansas City coaches on opposing offenses ($5) and a $1 handkerchief, as well as 120 ties, swimming trunks ($20), 170 pairs of shoes and 520 T-shirts. Thomas's estate will distribute the proceeds of the sale to his seven children by five women.
?By an 8-0 vote of the NFL's competition committee, a proposal to prohibit players from wearing bandannas and skull caps during games.
?By Stanford, its April 7 rugby match with archrival Cal. In an e-mail to members of both programs, Cardinal coach Franck Boivert cited Stanford's injuries and the Bears' recruiting advantage in claiming that the Cardinal could not be competitive. " Stanford has no fear of losing versus Cal, as they have done so every year but one for the last 20 years," he wrote. "They are, however, very afraid to get injured and indeed fear for their safety."
?By former Saints linebacker Pat Swilling, a runoff election to represent eastern New Orleans as a Democrat in the Louisiana House of Representatives.
?During a visit by Jazz forward David Benoit to J.A. Taylor Elementary School in Davis County, Utah, a publicity photo of Benoit in which the tattoo of a topless woman on his arm is visible. After students noticed the image, principal Rod Green confiscated as many of the shots as he could. The next day the Jazz sent the school a John Stockton portrait.
?A wayward dove, by a Randy Johnson fastball during a Diamondbacks-Giants game in Tucson. Said Arizona catcher Rod Barajas, "I'm expecting to catch the [ball], and all I see is an explosion."