? Kobe Bryant's plan to purchase a $13.5 million estate in Orange County, Calif., that includes a 10-bedroom house and a private lake with a replica pirate ship. A spokeswoman for Bryant's agency, SFX, said the estate wouldn't offer enough privacy.
?The Arkansas Razorbacks, after new outfitter Nike delivered football jerseys that were maroon rather than the Hogs' traditional cardinal red. Nike said it would have new shirts in the correct color ready for the Razorbacks' Aug. 30 opener.
?German citizenship, to Mavericks center Shawn Bradley. He qualifies for dual citizenship, having been born in Germany. If his rehab from knee surgery is complete, Bradley is expected to join Dallas teammate Dirk Nowitzki on the German national team at the European championships, which begin on Aug. 31. "One of my goals as a kid was to play in the Olympics," says Bradley. "I doubt if I'll get invited for the next Dream Team, so I'm going to option IA."
? Burbank, Calif., high schooler Emil Lazarian, by Joe Montana. The former 49ers great is seeking $5 million in damages from Lazarian, who was selling adult material on the website joemontanafanclub.com. Lazarian, an immigrant from Armenia, said he had never heard of Montana. The site has been taken down.
?The 17-year-old indoor National Professional Soccer League. NPSL CEO Steve Ryan said in he'll revive indoor soccer in the fall as a single-entity structure along the lines of MLS and call it the Major Indoor Soccer League, the name of a league that operated from '78 to '92.