? Juan Antonio Samaranch Jr., 41, by the IOC's ruling executive board, as one of seven new candidates for IOC membership. His father, the IOC president, dismissed complaints of nepotism, saying, "To have a son succeed the father—in the United States you have a very good example." Juan Jr. is vice president of the modern pentathlon federation.
?By seven major league teams, including the Dodgers, the Yankees and the White Sox, from their telecasts, a Fox Sports Net ad in which a character called Matt the Stall Guy enthuses about baseball while sitting on a toilet. "Obviously some people see these spots as bathroom humor," said Fox spokesman Lou D'Ermilio. "We see them as humor in the bathroom."
?By Lloyd's of London, the writing of new insurance policies for Kentucky horse breeders covering the loss of foals, in the wake of the epidemic of failed pregnancies among mares in the state (SCORECARD, May 21). Julian Lloyd, chair of the outfit's livestock committee, said foal insurers at the moment are "like a home insurer in the middle of a forest fire."
?That Saints running back Ricky Williams suffers from social anxiety disorder. The 1998 Heisman Trophy winner, whose odd behavior has included wearing his helmet during interviews, said a psychiatrist diagnosed the disorder two months ago and that he has been taking the antidepressant Paxil. Pharmacologists say the medication should not adversely affect his athletic performance.
?Surfer John McDermott, 22, of Edgewater, Fla., by a 100-pound tarpon that leaped out of the water and struck him on the head. The unconscious McDermott was rescued by another surfer.