?The logo of the NBA-sponsored National Basketball Development League, intended to be a venue for noncollegians to hone their all-around skills. The logo depicts a player dunking.
?Capitals owner Ted Leonsis, with threatening e-mails concerning the team's failure to sign free agent Jeremy Roenick and its subsequent trade for Jaromir Jagr. In a letter on the team's website, Leonsis—whose e-mail address is posted there—said he may limit his accessibility if he continues to receive hate mail.
?Into the Baseball Writers Association of America, Japanese journalists Gaku Tashiro of Sankei Sports, Mamoru Shikama of Nikkan Sports News and Keizo Konishi of Kyodo News. The three, whose names were submitted by the BBWAA's Seattle chapter, are the first members from Japan in the organization's 93-year history.
?By Raiders owner Al Davis, members of the jury that ruled against him in his lawsuit against the NFL. Davis wants jurors to sign affidavits saying that one of their group harbored a bias against the team. Joseph Abiog of Los Angeles told the San Jose Mercury News he believes he's the juror in question, noting that during deliberations he joked, "I hate the Raiders because I went to Las Vegas and lost my bet once."
?To the U.S. Open's Sept. 8 evening schedule, a winner-take-all match between old-timers Boris Becker and John McEnroe. The $100,000 showdown, sponsored by Heineken, will follow the women's final. Television rights have yet to be negotiated.
?By surfing site swell.com, the Webby Award—the Internet's version of the Oscar—for best sports website. It beat out espn.com, sportsline.com, planetrugby.com and kegling site bowl.com for the honor.