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Adam Duerson
March 05, 2007
APOLO OHNO had better be over the case of the stumbles he had at the 2006 Winter Olympics. The two-time gold medalist—who nearly fell in his first event in Turin—is set to join former NBA guard Clyde Drexler and boxer Laila Ali on the fourth season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars, starting March 19. Says Ohno (below), who gave his dance partner, Julianne Hough, a pair of ice skates as a gift, "I think we're going to bring a fresh, new kind of energy and flavor to the table." ... Since 1966 the Detroit Tigers have done their spring training at Tigertown, a grim complex in Lakeland, Fla., that, in the words of outfielder Curtis Granderson, was "the ugliest thing in the world, like a mental institution that made you want to kill yourself." Enter the DIY Network. Its show DIY to the Rescue gave the place a makeover that worked to Granderson's liking. "In hurricane season guys used to wish this place would get torn up," he says. "Now they might not want to leave." The show airs April 8.... If you think new Chargers coach Norv Turner has a dreary won-lost record, consider that of Red Klotz, who has guided a series of teams to more than 13,000 losses against the Harlem Globetrotters. The 86-year-old Klotz receives the Trotters' Legends award on March 10 in Philadelphia.
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APOLO OHNO had better be over the case of the stumbles he had at the 2006 Winter Olympics. The two-time gold medalist—who nearly fell in his first event in Turin—is set to join former NBA guard Clyde Drexler and boxer Laila Ali on the fourth season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars, starting March 19. Says Ohno (below), who gave his dance partner, Julianne Hough, a pair of ice skates as a gift, "I think we're going to bring a fresh, new kind of energy and flavor to the table." ... Since 1966 the Detroit Tigers have done their spring training at Tigertown, a grim complex in Lakeland, Fla., that, in the words of outfielder Curtis Granderson, was "the ugliest thing in the world, like a mental institution that made you want to kill yourself." Enter the DIY Network. Its show DIY to the Rescue gave the place a makeover that worked to Granderson's liking. "In hurricane season guys used to wish this place would get torn up," he says. "Now they might not want to leave." The show airs April 8.... If you think new Chargers coach Norv Turner has a dreary won-lost record, consider that of Red Klotz, who has guided a series of teams to more than 13,000 losses against the Harlem Globetrotters. The 86-year-old Klotz receives the Trotters' Legends award on March 10 in Philadelphia.

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