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guard Sam Cassell looked for a seam in the Rockets' defense and eventually
found a few, scoring 13 points and handing out nine assists on Feb. 22 at the
Toyota Center. Though Los Angeles lost 106-102, it's off to the franchise's
best 54-game start (31-23) in 30 years (page 52).
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Barry Bonds held a
press conference in the Giants' dugout at spring training on Feb. 22 in
Scottsdale, Ariz. Because he will be the subject of a reality show as he chases
the career home run record this season, Bonds has asked media members who want
to speak to him one-on-one to sign a waiver, agreeing to let the interview be
filmed. No waiver will be required for group interviews.
With the Italian
Alps as backdrop, Han Xiaopeng of China launched himself some 55 feet high on
his first jump of the men's aerial finals last Thursday at the Turin Olympics.
The 25-year-old Han struck gold in the event, edging Dmitri Dashinski of
Belarus by 2.09 points.