To the Davis Cup finals, the U.S., which eliminated Sweden in G�teborg on
Sunday. Andy Roddick (below) clinched the Americans' victory with a win over
Jonas Bjorkman, who never broke Roddick's serve. "If you would have told me
I could get through three sets [against] Jonas without getting broken,"
said Roddick, "I would have questioned your sanity a little bit." The
U.S., which hasn't won the Davis Cup since 1995, will host the finals against
defending champion Russia beginning Nov. 30 in Portland, Ore.
From Buffalo to a hospital in Houston last Friday, Bills tight end Kevin
Everett, who suffered a spinal cord injury while making a tackle in Buffalo's
Sept. 9 loss to the Broncos. Everett, 25, was initially paralyzed from the neck
down, and doctors said it was unlikely that he would walk again. But Everett
made unexpected progress and by last week had regained movement in his arms and
legs. Doctors now believe Everett could walk again within a matter of
Guilty to drug possession and driving under the influence, Mike Tyson, who was
arrested after a traffic stop in Scottsdale, Ariz., last December. On Monday,
Tyson, 41, told a Maricopa County judge that he was under the influence of
cocaine when he was arrested; police found bags of cocaine in his pocket and in
his car during the stop. Tyson, who put a tour of exhibition fights on hold
after the arrest and was treated at a drug-addiction facility, faces up to four
years in prison when he's sentenced on Nov. 19.
By the NBA, the formation of a Chinese subsidiary. The NBA is already wildly
popular in China; the league says that a fifth of the traffic on NBA.com comes
from there. The NBA will hold 90% ownership in the venture, with 5% being sold
to Chinese investors and 5% reportedly being owned by the Walt Disney Company.
Last week the league hired Tim Chen, formerly Microsoft's top executive in
China, to oversee its Chinese operation.
By Floyd Landis (below), the 2006 Tour de France title, after an independent
arbitration panel upheld his positive doping result obtained during the race.
Landis was also banned from the sport for two years, retroactive to Jan. 30.
After a four-month review, the panel ruled that a test that revealed Landis's
testosterone level to be artificially high was accurate. Landis, who has a
month to appeal the decision, is the first rider in the 105-year history of the
Tour to lose his title for a doping violation. "This ruling is a blow to
athletes and cyclists everywhere," Landis said. "I am
That he will run for Congress in 2008, former NBA coach, G.M. and broadcaster
Dick Versace. The Democrat will seek the spot held by Illinois Republican Ray
LaHood, who will retire when his term expires. Versace, 67, went 73--87 as
Pacers coach from 1989 to '90, then worked in TV before serving as president
and then G.M. of the Grizzlies from 2000 to '05. The district he hopes to
represent includes Peoria, where as coach at Bradley he won the 1982 NIT.
At age 87 of pneumonia, former AFL and NFL coach Garrard (Buster) Ramsey
(above). Ramsey was an All-Pro two-way lineman during a six-year career with
the Chicago Cardinals in the 1940s, and in '97 he was named one of the NFL's
300 greatest players by Total Football. But his most lasting effect on the game
came as a coach. While a Lions defensive assistant in the 1950s he helped
develop the 4--3 defense and popularized blitzing linebackers. The Lions won
three NFL titles with Ramsey on staff, and in 1959 he became the first coach of
the AFL's Bills.
By seven major golf governing bodies, including the PGA Tour and the LPGA, a
worldwide antidoping policy. The rules outline a list of banned substances,
including performance-enhancers such as steroids and human growth hormone.
Testing procedures and penalties are expected to be announced later this year.
Commissioner Tim Finchem said he believes the PGA Tour is clean, but drug
scandals in other sports forced golf to consider its own doping measures.
"But for the problems we've had in other sports," he said, "I doubt
we would be at this point."