?The first big-money dog show, the American Kennel Club's AKC/Eukanuba American Dog Classic, to be held in December in Orlando. It will offer $75,000 in prize money for Best in Show—$50,000 to the owner and $25,000 to the breeder. The winner of the Westminster Dog Show receives no cash.
?A change in the date of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, by the International Sailing Federation. The ISF says it will request that the Games be moved from late July and early August to September to avoid the Pacific typhoon season.
? Dave Garcia, 80, from the Rockies bench, after an unidentified opposing team complained that Colorado has had seven coaches in the dugout, one more than major league rules permit. Garcia, a veteran of 64 years in pro ball, will continue to work as a senior adviser to Colorado manager Buddy Bell, watching games on television from the clubhouse.
?A Winston Cup stock-car team owned by Straight Shooter Productions, creators of America's Most Wanted. The team's car would carry the show's logo on the hood and pictures of missing children on the body. Winston Cup driver Stacy Compton has recently featured a photo of missing congressional intern Chandra Levy on his Dodge Intrepid.
?In Cal Ripken's name, a locker in the visitors' clubhouse at The Ballpark in Arlington. The Rangers have set up a shrine bearing Ripken's name, a commemorative plaque and the uniform he wore last week in his final appearance at the park, where he played a total of 36 games.
?Italian soccer power Inter Milan's $750,000 offer for the rights to striker Freddy Adu of Potomac, Md. The player's mom says 12-year-old Freddy is too young to be committed to a professional contract.