?Madonna ( Mich.) University, in both ends of an NAIA doubleheader against Indiana Tech on March 17. Both Indiana Tech starters, John Zamora and Shaun Geise, pitched complete games, hit one batter and walked none in what is believed to be the first no-hit doubleheader in college baseball history.
?For April 6, Britain's first national sheeplechase, in which sheep will hurdle three or four fences and a water jump while racing over a 220-yard course. Red Ram, one of the entries, is regarded as the world's fastest sheep after completing a 230-yard dash in 17 seconds last May.
?By the Demon, former Marlins pitcher Antonio Alfonseca. According to a report in Fort Lauderdale's Sun-Sentinel, while in the weight room at Florida's spring camp, the 6'5", 258-pound Alfonseca got into an argument with conditioning coach Dale Torborg (6'6", 270), who is also a pro wrestler called the Demon. After being cursed at by Alfonseca, Torborg went after the pitcher, who fled and locked himself in the trainer's office. Alfonseca was traded to the Cubs last week.
?Magnificently coiffed bobblehead dolls of Rockets guard Moochie Norris, to the first 5,000 fans to arrive at Houston's game against the Suns last Saturday. The doll's synthetic Afro makes it the first bobblehead to come with hair.
?The claim by Lexington, Ky., that it is the "horse capital of the world." Over the last few years the Lexington city council has spent some $8,000 for promotional road signs bearing that slogan. However, the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association says it received a trademark on that phrase on behalf of the city of Ocala and Marion County last June. Lexington mayor Pam Miller said, "We're going to pursue our position vigorously."