At 44, and six months removed from back surgery, the Diamondbacks lefty
believes his famous arm, like hope, can spring eternal. So far, so sharp.
"He came out throwing bullets," said manager Bob Melvin of Johnson's
mound debut on Sunday.
Way to deliver! Hours after basketball coach Brenda Frese gave birth to twins,
the No. 4 Terrapins—behind Crystal Langhorne (right)—won easily at Duke. The
Terps, noted Blue Devils coach Joanne P. McCallie, "had a kick in their
He rested, he reaped, he rewarded. During an eight-day respite over the
All-Star break New York goalie Henrik Lundqvist got a six-year, $41.25 million
extension, then turned in back-to-back wins. Is he also emerging as an analyst?
Said Lundqvist on Sunday, "Our chances to win are much greater when we keep
our goals-against low."
Not one, not two but four of trainer Nick Zito's horses seem destined for the
May 3 Kentucky Derby after Fierce Wind won the Sam F. Davis Stakes in Tampa.
Add contenders Anak Nakal, Cool Coal Man and 2-year-old champ War Pass (right),
and you've got a monster movie called The Beast with 16 Legs.
Leading the Daytona 500 (page 42) late, Bowyer got bumped in the rear (thanks,
Juan Pablo Montoya) and spun out of contention into the infield. This, a year
after he flipped in a Daytona pileup. Said Bowyer (above) of Sunday's end,
"It's hard to stomach."
Once sailing along at 13--0, Ole Miss's hoopsters—including center Dwayne
Curtis (right)—had lost six of eight. How to handle it? Said coach Andy
Kennedy, "You would like to throw up the white flag to take time to
regroup, but you can't."
They gave the faithful the shirts off their backs on Sunday—a postgame gesture
for fan appreciation day—but not much else to cheer about. Banged-up
Philadelphia lost its seventh straight, and star center Daniel Briere had one
goal in his last 12 games. Briere to Philly's Inquirer: "When I snap out of
this I will get going."
The Yogi Berra Museum in New Jersey removed a Roger Clemens Yankees jersey from
display and memorabilia experts say demand for Clemens collectibles has
plummeted. One report—in New York's Post—said that one of his rookie baseball
cards sold on eBay for less than 10% of its initial asking price.