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December 03, 2001
Died?Former major league pitcher Bo Belinsky, 64, of a heart attack at his home in Las Vegas. As an Angels rookie in 1962 he threw the first major league no-hitter on the West Coast. Belinsky had a 28-51 record in eight seasons with five teams but was better known for his hard partying and his dalliances with such starlets as Mamie Van Doren, Ann-Margret and Tina Louise. Last year he told SI, "We spend the first 50 years of our lives satisfying our ego and the rest trying to clean our slate."
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December 03, 2001

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Died
?Former major league pitcher Bo Belinsky, 64, of a heart attack at his home in Las Vegas. As an Angels rookie in 1962 he threw the first major league no-hitter on the West Coast. Belinsky had a 28-51 record in eight seasons with five teams but was better known for his hard partying and his dalliances with such starlets as Mamie Van Doren, Ann-Margret and Tina Louise. Last year he told SI, "We spend the first 50 years of our lives satisfying our ego and the rest trying to clean our slate."

Charged
?Eagles safety Damon Moore, with cruelty to animals, for leaving his 3-month-old Rottweiler puppy tied to a tree near a soccer field near his house in Voorhees, N.J., in an attempt to get rid of the dog. The SPCA traced the animal to Moore through a microchip implanted under its skin. Moore, who apologized for his "bad judgment," was scheduled for a court date this week.

Sued
? MasterCard and its ad agency, McCann-Erickson Worldwide, by Twins fans David Hoch and Joe Marble, over the company's ads depicting two guys traveling the U.S. in a VW van to attend big league games. Hoch and Marble say the idea for the ad was stolen from a documentary they made in 1998 in which they traveled the U.S. in a VW van to attend big league games. McCann-Erickson calls the suit "without merit."

Opened
?In Las Vegas, the Palms Hotel and Casino, owned by Sacramento Kings owners Gavin and George Maloof. Its sports book won't take action on NBA games.

Knighted
?Three-time Formula One champion and 1973 SI Sportsman of the Year Jackie Stewart. After being dubbed by Prince Charles, who's nursing an eye injury, the Scottish race driving legend noted, "He said I was very brave to be knighted by him with a sword."

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