? Washington Post metropolitan reporter Michael Leahy, to cover Michael Jordan on a daily basis for the paper. According to the job description, the paper hopes for "an account of a season that will be truly great journalism and that will distinguish The Post among all the authors and writers who have and who will write about Jordan."
?By Allen Iverson, the release of his rap CD, because of the negative reaction to his single 40 Bars, whose lyrics were seen as misogynist and homophobic. Said Iverson of the album, the release of which had been put off twice, "I feel like people took it the wrong way, and it kind of took all the excitement out of it."
? England soccer captain David Beckham, from wearing a stars-and-stripes armband, as a gesture of support for the victims of the Sept. II attacks, during his country's World Cup qualifier against Greece last Saturday. FIFA, soccer's governing body, said it would have been an inappropriate political statement. Beckham dedicated his last-minute goal, which put England into the World Cup, to the U.S.
?To the New York Public Library, the manuscript of Jack Kerouac's On the Road, which Colts owner Jim Irsay bought at auction in May for $2.43 million. Irsay says he'll give the scroll to the library if Kerouac fans raise $2.5 million to aid victims of last month's attacks.
?By Georgia Tech, a suit against Salt Lake City's Triple A baseball team over the ball club's use of the nickname Buzz, which Georgia Tech had trademarked for its mascot. The university spent more than $700,000 to win a $600,000 settlement from the team, which has been renamed the Stingers.
?The Fatburger chain of West Coast restaurants, by an investment group led by Magic Johnson.