The NFL, by former Browns tackle Orlando Brown, over the career-ending injury he suffered in 1999 when struck in the right eye by a referee's weighted flag. Brown seeks $200 million from the league, including $50 million on behalf of his wife, Mira, who claims the accident deprived her of her husband's "services, society, companionship and consortium."
At the NFL owners meetings, a resolution clarifying the rule against taunting. Among acts spelled out as unsportsmanlike conduct are stomping on an opponents' logo, the throat slash, prolonged gyrations and the Broncos' Mile High Salute when done toward an opponent.
Juan Antonio Samaranch and other IOC officials, from the witness list for the Salt Lake Olympic bid bribery trial. Defense attorneys for former Salt Lake bid officials Tom Welch and Dave Johnson cited the prohibitive cost of international travel to depose reluctant IOC officials.
A proposal by cable network TNT to place heart monitors on the wives of Winston Cup drivers to enhance the drama of its race telecasts. The network dropped the idea after it was poorly received at a press conference last week.
By Major League Baseball and RealNetworks, a three-year, $20 million deal giving RealNetworks sole rights to big league broadcasts on the Web. Fans wishing to hear games on their computers will no longer be able to do so for free; they'll have to pay a $9.95 annual fee.
The name of former Celtics coach Rick Pitino's thoroughbred stable. The Celtic Pride Stable will now be called Ol' Memorial.