Started 0-5 in Big 12 but has won seven straight, including OT upset at No. 2 Kansas. Jayhawks coach Bill Self said of State's star guard Curtis Stinson, "He is great."
Damned Yankee got to camp and was hit by more barbs from Red Sox--seven Sox swiped at him last week--who suggested he lacks class and isn't a true Yank. His teammates didn't defend him; even A-Rod said Sox have a point. And, of course, he's 1 for his last 15.
After going 5-11, Tennessee found itself way over the salary cap and seemed poised to dismantle its team by jettisoning top receiver Derrick Mason and five others. Team started falling apart even before talk of cuts began: Last week CB Samari Rolle (domestic assault) and SS Tank Williams (DUI) were arrested.
Sonics sharpshooter came in fourth in NBA All-Star three-point competition (he was among the favorites), and his 43% rate from the field is his lowest percentage in seven years.
A rough week for Canadians, especially Vancouverites. Hockey died twice--and Canucks wing Todd Bertuzzi (and the team) was sued by ex--Avalanche center Steve Moore, whom Bertuzzi has pleaded guilty to assaulting in a 2004 game. Moore says coach Marc Crawford, former G.M. Brian Burke and wing Brad May conspired with Bertuzzi to injure him.