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February 27, 2006
Won By John McEnroe, 47, the SAP Open doubles championship in San Jose, making him the oldest player to win an ATP Tour title in 30 years. In the final McEnroe and partner Jonas Bjorkman beat Paul Goldstein and Jim Thomas. McEnroe (above) last entered an ATP tournament in 1994, but he played with the quickness and touch that made him one of the world's top doubles players in his prime. "I felt like I had it in me, but I didn't know quite what was going to happen," he said. He overshadowed a somewhat younger star: Britain's Andy Murray, 18, who upset former world No. 1s Lleyton Hewitt and Andy Roddick to win his first ATP singles title.
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February 27, 2006

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Won
By John McEnroe, 47, the SAP Open doubles championship in San Jose, making him the oldest player to win an ATP Tour title in 30 years. In the final McEnroe and partner Jonas Bjorkman beat Paul Goldstein and Jim Thomas. McEnroe (above) last entered an ATP tournament in 1994, but he played with the quickness and touch that made him one of the world's top doubles players in his prime. "I felt like I had it in me, but I didn't know quite what was going to happen," he said. He overshadowed a somewhat younger star: Britain's Andy Murray, 18, who upset former world No. 1s Lleyton Hewitt and Andy Roddick to win his first ATP singles title.

Denied
That he plans to retire, Barry Bonds. On Monday, USA Today quoted the Giants slugger, who played in just 14 games last year because of a knee injury, as saying 2006 would be his last season: "I want to play this year out, hopefully win, and once the season is over go home and be with my family." But then Bonds, 41, backed away from his comments. "If I can play [in 2007], I'm going to play," he told MLB.com on Monday. "I'm playing psychological games with myself right now. I don't want to set myself up for disappointment if things don't work out this season." Bonds is 47 home runs shy of Hank Aaron's career record of 755.

Violated
According to reports, by the Dolphins' Ricky Williams, the NFL's drug policy. Williams, 28, who had tested positive for marijuana three times and served a four-game suspension last season, tested positive for a banned substance according to ESPN.com. (It was not known what the substance was.) A fourth failed test would result in a one-year NFL suspension for Williams, who, according to his mother, Sandy Williams, was in India on Monday. "I'll bet my life he's not smoking marijuana," she told the Palm Beach Post.

Died
At age 80, former Steelers defensive lineman Ernie Stautner, of Alzheimer's disease. A nine-time Pro Bowler who played 14 NFL seasons before retiring in 1963, the 6'1", 230-pound Stautner (above) was known for playing with intensity and toughness that compensated for his relative lack of size. ("That man ain't human," Hall of Fame guard Jim Parker once said.) Stautner was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1969 and was an NFL assistant for three decades, mostly as the Cowboys' defensive coordinator.

Died
Roy Chapman and Bob Lewis, two of horse racing's most prominent owners. Chapman, who was 79 and died of emphysema, was a small-time owner from outside Philadelphia who nearly struck Triple Crown gold with Smarty Jones, the winner of the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness in 2004. By contrast Lewis, who died of heart failure at age 81, ran a powerful stable, winning races all over the world and coming agonizingly close to two Triple Crowns, with Silver Charm in 1997 and Charismatic in '99.

Fined
An undisclosed amount by the Trail Blazers, guard Sebastian Telfair, after a loaded handgun was found in a pillowcase on the team's private jet. The weapon was discovered by a flight attendant before the Blazers' Feb. 11 flight from Hanscom Field, outside Boston, to Toronto. Telfair said it belonged to his girlfriend, Samantha Rodriguez, and that he had grabbed the wrong bag when he left home for Portland's five-game road trip on Feb. 7; when he realized he had the gun with him he hid it inside a pillow. (The gun was properly licensed to Rodriguez, and no charges were filed.) "It was smart of him not to carry the thing around," said coach Nate McMillan. "[But] we do have security with us, and he should make them aware of situations like that."

Arrested
On charges that he stalked his ex-girlfriend, former Indians, White Sox and Orioles slugger Albert Belle. Last month the unidentified woman discovered a GPS tracking device when it fell off her car and, believing Belle, 39, was responsible, notified police in Scottsdale, Ariz. According to police, the woman alleges that Belle has been following her for months, and she says he admitted using a GPS to keep track of her movements. He also allegedly threatened her and said she should hire a bodyguard because "she would never know what hit her." Belle, a five-time All-Star who retired in 2000, declined to comment. He was released on bail and ordered to stay away from the woman; his next court appearance is on Feb. 24.

Dropped
By Houston's MLS franchise, the name Houston 1836. Announced last month after the San Jose Earthquakes relocated to Houston, the logo (left) was inspired by the year the city was founded. But many in Houston's Mexican-American community thought it offensive because it evoked Texas's secession from Mexico, the Battle of the Alamo and Sam Houston's defeat of the Mexican army at the Battle of San Jacinto. A new name has not yet been chosen. "We believed ... that 1836 was a great name," team president Oliver Luck told the Houston Chronicle. "But obviously we hit a bit of a raw nerve."

Defrocked
As the Stanford Tree, Erin Lashnits, after UC Berkeley police said they observed her drinking in the mascot uniform during Stanford's basketball game at Cal on Feb. 9. Lashnits, 22, a fifth-year biology undergrad who had been wearing the Tree for a year, had her blood-alcohol level measured at 0.15, nearly twice the legal limit for driving."She was taking drinks inside the tree," Bears assistant AD Kevin Klintworth told the San Francisco Chronicle. "The officers [saw] the flask through the costume." Lashnits was cited for public drunkenness and relieved of Tree duty by the Stanford band. "I apologize," said Lashnits, who admitted she was drunk but denied drinking during the game. "I made a bad decision."

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