First the NFL Comeback Player of the Year went to Honolulu and dusted other QBs in passing accuracy at Pro Bowl skills drill. Then Chargers showed their love by dubbing him their franchise player--meaning he'll earn $8 million next season, a 418% raise.
Yanks coach Mel Stottlemyre says starters were "very impressive" after watching them play catch; Nationals skipper Frank Robinson says players on relocated last-place team have a "different bounce in [their] step"; O's Miguel Tejada says playing with Sammy Sosa is a "dream come true." Yup, spring training's here.
Villanova sharpshooter (he knocks down more than 43% of three-pointers) sank five threes--and had 21 second-half points in upset of Pittsburgh for 17-6 Wildcats.
Who? The 43-year-old artist of choice among NFL and NBA players paints scenes of African-American life such as Blacktop Gladiators (left) and has sold some 70 works (at up to $30,000 a pop) to guys like Alonzo Mourning, Patrick Ewing and Kenny Anderson.
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