?Before Tony Hawk soared to X Games and PlayStation fame, Mark (Gator) Rogowski was the face of skateboarding. A charismatic figure with a healthy ego (his business card read SKATEBOARDER EXTRAORDINAIRE), Rogowski was among the sport's top innovators and endorsers in the late 1980s as skateboarding culture started to explode. But where Hawk soared off the vert to become a merchandising phenomenon, the hard-partying Rogowski crashed. He's serving 31 years in prison for the 1991 rape and murder of his ex-girlfriend's best friend. Rogowski's tale—and the story of skateboarding in the '80s—is the subject of Helen Stickler's mesmerizing new documentary, Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator, which will be in 13 U.S. cities this week. The first-time filmmaker spent six years researching the project and interviewed more than 100 people who were part of Rogowski's life. She neither exonerates nor reconvicts Rogowski, now 36, who appears in the film only over a crackling phone line. "I feel like I showed all the extremes of his personality, all the good and bad that he did," says Stickler. "I leave it to the viewers to make their judgments."
?Recently retired Pete Sampras has no desire to follow John McEnroe and Jim Courier into broadcasting, but reigning Wimbledon mixed doubles champ Martina Navratilova, 47, is eyeing a return to the booth when she steps away from the game. Navratilova—who as of Monday had reached the third round in doubles at the U.S. Open—has previously provided sharp commentary for HBO and TNT. 'Absolutely, I want to do TV," says Navratilova, who may re-retire after this year. "It's so much easier to talk about it than do it."