Andre Agassi is happily married to Steffi Graf. Pete Sampras and actress-wife Bridgette Wilson are expecting. And now another American tennis star has found herself in a love match. Last month, former U.S. Open champ Lindsay Davenport, 26, got engaged to Jon Leach, her boyfriend of more than two years. Leach, a 29-year-old investment banker, also has an impressive tennis pedigree. He was a three-time All-America doubles player at USC and is the brother of doubles specialist Rick Leach. "We're thrilled. She really is a sweet girl," says Jon's mother, Sandy Leach. No date has been set, though it's expected the wedding will take place sometime in 2003.
?Former Steelers quarterback and current Fox football analyst Terry Bradshaw, who has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, will appear next week on John Ritter's 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter. In an episode titled "Son-in-Law," Bradshaw plays Steve (Canned Heat) Smith, former ace pitcher for the Tigers and father of a high school basketball star who is, yes, dating one of Ritter's daughters. Bradshaw's also making the TV rounds lately to promote his book Keep It Simple, in which he discusses his three marriages and how he has dealt with depression and attention deficit disorder.
?When Lisa Dergan isn't giving updates on Fox Sports Net's The NFL Show, which she does each week, or posing for Playboy, which she did as the July 1998 Playmate, she can often be found practicing her golf swing at her home course, Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles. Dergan started playing at age 12 when her mom gave her a pair of sawed-off clubs, and she now has an 18 handicap. She writes a golf column on Foxsports.com and plays on the Celebrity Players tour. Says Dergan, "Guys that start off asking for mulligans make me laugh because that's not an option in my game."
?Since Sept. 11, 2001, stadium flyovers by military jets have become a pregame staple. But how do pilots time them perfectly? According to Navy Lieut. P. Scott Miller, who led the four-plane formation of F-18 Hornets that buzzed the Bronx before the AL Division Series opener on Oct. 1, it's simple. "I [synchronized] my watch to Yankee Stadium's clock," he says. "Then it's just speed, distance and time. The airplane has a bunch of whiz-bang stuff." When his arrival time at Yankee Stadium was pushed back 50 seconds, Miller swung his squadron wide around Manhattan, then roared over centerfield at exactly the right moment. After landing five miles away at LaGuardia Airport, where the Yankees had a limo waiting, Miller and his squad attended the game. "We got two standing O's during the seventh-inning stretch," he says. "It was incredible."
?Bad news for Tiger VI, Auburn's 24-year-old golden eagle, who for the first time since 1999 has missed football pregame ceremonies. "Tiger is arthritic and having difficulty flying," says Joe Shelnutt of the Southeastern Raptor Rehabilitation Center. The bird's been sidelined since Sept 14, when instead of landing at midfield before a game against Vanderbilt he flew off course and landed behind the Auburn bench. A young bald eagle, Spirit, has flown in Tiger VT's stead.
?The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center will honor tennis legend Billie Jean King at an Oct. 19 dinner at the Museum of the City of New York. The event celebrates the 30th anniversary of Title IX.