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Brazilian soccer god celebrated Valentine's Day, and impending wedding to model Daniella Cicarelli, by renting French castle and inviting 250 friends--folks like Ronaldo's Real Madrid teammate David Beckham and Formula One champ Michael Schumacher.
Football without urgency is no football at all, and not even Bill Cowher in an aloha shirt could brighten this dull game. More than a dozen players begged out--some with "undisclosed" injuries. Terrell Owens, who did show, said, "I could have played today." Instead, he stayed happily on the sideline, "just having fun."
Its NBA tenants (the Knicks) have lost 17 of 21. Its NHL tenants (the Rangers) are out in the cold, and now the NFL says that after 10 years it will move its draft out of MSG, effective immediately, because the owners of the self-proclaimed world's most famous arena oppose building a Jets stadium in Manhattan.
Tough go for Raptors' rookie coach. He had an embarrassing scuffle with guard Rafer Alston; veteran Eric Williams asked for a trade; and Vince Carter's mom, Michelle, reportedly said her son and Mitchell tussled before Carter was dealt to Nets. Oh, yeah: Toronto's falling out of playoff hunt.