?By the Dodgers, a Giants request that the two teams dress in 1951-style uniforms at PacBeli Park on Sept. 16 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Bobby Thomson's Shot Heard 'Round the World. The Giants plan to wear the retro unis and celebrate their famous playoff victory without Los Angeles's participation.
?A settlement between four pro football coaches—Buddy Ryan, his sons Rex and Rob (assistants for the Ravens and the Patriots, respectively), and former Dallas assistant Ernie Zampese—and a trio of Texas high school coaches who'd sold the pro coaches' playbooks on sportsplaybooks.com. The three agreed to pay each of the plaintiffs $3,000 and refrain from future sales.
?By the U.S. Justice Department, whether the ticket policy for the Sept. 1 World Cup qualifier between the U.S. and Honduras at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., violated federal civil rights laws. Honduran fans, including ambassador Hugo Noe Pino, complained that they were denied good seats for the game because they were rooting for the visiting team. U.S. soccer officials said they wanted to restrict Honduran fans to the upper deck to create a pro-U.S. atmosphere but denied that the policy discriminated on the basis of national origin.
?The Reds, with huge pants to fill after hefty first baseman Calvin Pickering was claimed by the Red Sox on waivers. Cincinnati got Pickering in a trade with the Orioles on Aug. 30 but lacked trousers big enough to fit the 295-pounder and had to buy a pair of size-50 softball pants at a sporting-goods store. His specially ordered gray road pants arrived last Friday, the day Boston made its waiver claim.