For defamation, former Tennessee quarterback Peyton Manning and his father, Archie, by former Tennessee trainer Jamie Ann Naughright. She claims that in the 2000 book Manning, written by Peyton and Archie, Peyton falsely alleges that she has a "vulgar mouth" and that she overreacted to a mooning incident-inaccuracies that, she says, forced her to leave her job at Florida Southern in January. Naughright is seeking more than $15,000 in damages. Manning could not be reached for comment.
By Albuquerque baseball fans, the name Isotopes for the Triple A team that will come to the city next season. The name-inspired by an episode of The Simpsons in which Homer uncovers a plot to move the Springfield Isotopes to Albuquerque—is one of five being considered by the club, which is relocating from Calgary. In a poll by The Albuquerque Tribune, Isotopes received 57% of the vote, easily the highest total.
From a Wisconsin sectional track meet, the Stevens Point Area High girls' 800-meter-relay team because a runner wore a white sports bra with black trim. State rules require bras to be a solid color. After a protest by parents, officials reinstated the team for the state meet.
From cancer, Wes Westrum, 79, the New York Giants catcher seen on the cover of the first SI. Westrum, a defensive whiz who played II seasons despite a .217 batting average, later managed the Mets ('65-67) and San Francisco Giants (74-75), and had a 260-366-1 record. With his death, all three men on the Aug. 16, 1954, cover—Westrum, the Braves' Eddie Mathews and umpire Augie Donatelli—have died.
?After surgery for breast cancer, Faye Dancer, 77, a star of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and the model for All the Way Mae, Madonna's character in A League of Their Own. An outfielder and pitcher in the '40s, Dancer was known for cartwheeling on the field and swan-diving into puddles. "The fans paid my way," she said. "I wanted them to get their money's worth."