Three members of Notre Dame's football team who, according to news reports, have been accused of raping a female student. The school won't comment on the expulsions, but lawyers for the players say they were kicked out for "sexual misconduct." The players say they're innocent and plan to appeal. No criminal charges have been filed.
As one of PEOPLE magazine's 50 most beautiful people, Salt Lake City Olympics organizer Mitt Romney, 55. U.S. skeleton gold medalist Jim Shea, 33, told PEOPLE (which like SI is published by Time Inc.), "I'd be really excited to look like him when I get to be his age."
From a burning car by Falcons linebacker Chris Draft, 35-year-old Anthony Ivory. Draft was driving with his friend Che Holloway on Interstate 85 near Atlanta at 3 a.m. on April 28 when Ivory's car, which was in front of Draft's, struck a concrete divider. Seeing the car ablaze, Draft and Holloway ran to it and pulled the unconscious Ivory from the front seat. Ivory suffered minor bruises. Said Draft, "I don't know. Maybe I was meant to be there. Maybe I was the only one who could have pulled him out."
On bail, English golf ball forager John Collinson. Around midnight on April 26 Leicester police caught Collinson, clad in a diving suit, on a private course with sacks of balls he'd fished from a pond. Collinson, 36, said he earns $22,000 a year by selling retrieved golf balls and that he files taxes on his earnings. After he got a six-month jail sentence for theft, British lawmakers raised an outcry and Collinson was released pending an appeal.
Ratings for Canadiens games on French-language TV network Radio-Canada since it began airing matches without announcers. Radio Canada has gone without play-by-play or analysis since a labor dispute began on March 23. Ratings are 10% higher than the last time Montreal made the playoffs, in 1998.