?And loving it, the members of Scotland's Robert Gordon University crew team, who, according to captain Andrew Shannon, are training in the buff to "find out what natural assets we have for rowing." The team, which has braved wintry conditions while preparing for next month's Aberdeen Universities boat race, consists of four female rowers, four male rowers and a female cox.
?After 18 years, the sterling silver trophy that was to have gone to trainer Woody Stephens for winning the 1984 Kentucky Derby. Stephens had been in the hospital when his horse, Swale, won that race, and he said until his death in '98 that he'd never gotten the trophy, which Churchill Downs execs said they'd mailed. Last week workers found the prize in a sealed box in a track storage vault; it'll be given to Stephens's widow, Lucille.
? O.J. Simpson, to tell jokes, throw signed footballs into the crowd and introduce acts at a hip-hop concert scheduled for March 2 at Cincinnati's Music Hall. Simpson says his goal is to promote peace in the city. The artist Little Ronnie is expected to unveil his song In the Mind of O.J. at the show.
?By three years, Angels pitcher Ramon Ortiz, after an official at the U.S. consulate in Ortiz's native Dominican Republic checked Ortiz's birth certificate and discovered he is 28, not 25 as his passport says. Says Angels spokesman Tim Mead, "We're excited he's gained three years of knowledge."
?Hundreds of visitors daily, the exhibition Pel�, the Art of the King, at the S�o Paulo Museum of Art. Viewers enter through a fake stadium tunnel and emerge onto an ersatz soccer field to the recorded sound of cheering fans. Items on display include Pel�'s first ball (a sock stuffed with newspaper), the net into which he scored his 1,000th goal and the shoe-shine box he used to earn money as a boy.