guys come from? Unranked and having lost three of four, the Pirates, led by
guard Donald Copeland (right), steamrolled No. 15 N.C. State in Raleigh, then
knocked off No. 25 Syracuse. Said Seton Hall coach Louis Orr, "Our guys,
they played with a lot of courage."
Men in Tights
Cavaliers are 5-0, and he has averaged 37.2 points since he started wearing
tights to protect his sore right knee. ("I don't look good in a knee
brace," he explained.) And Jerry Rice put on a pair for ballet lessons to
help his performance on Dancing with the Stars. ("I came here to win,"
he said.) Somewhere Mel Brooks is smiling.
Nothin' like a
good ol' Texas shootout: Dallas is 8-0 in games decided by the NHL's newly
installed penalty-shot contest. Secret weapon? Rookie Jussi Jokinen, who is a
perfect 8 for 8.
The XL matchup
ain't all. On a weekend in which the AFL opened its 20th season, with two more
expansion teams (in K.C. and Salt Lake City), the NFL announced it will keep a
coveted batch of eight Thursday and Saturday NFL night games in-house next
season, airing them on the NFL network. Gulp. Can full-blown pay-per-view be