Canadian speedskater Cindy Klassen (five medals in Turin) set a world record in
the 3,000 meters last week; U.S. speedskater Shani Davis (right) set one in the
1,500 (eclipsing nemesis Chad Hedrick) and flying tomato Shaun White (above)
won the halfpipe and the slopestyle in Stratton, Vt. Said White, a San Diego
native, to The Boston Globe, "I'm going to the beach."
The same weekend Tennessee's Candace dunked twice in a tournament win, the
Spurs' Tony had 23 points to help the Spurs move to the best record in the
NBA's Western Conference. Sarah Jessica had another slamming weekend too: Her
Failure to Launch grossed $15.8 million to hold at No. 2.
Still No. 1--for the 111th straight week--after demolishing James Blake in the
finals at Indian Wells, Calif. That meant the third tournament win of 2006 and
a $455,000 payday for the Swiss superstar, who opined that against Blake he
played "really fantastic tennis."
Not a train but a hockey player: Jonathan of the Sharks, who's got a
career-high 42 goals and a new $15 million contract and is helping San Jose
make a push for the playoffs.
Yes, yes, it's only spring training, but still: a major-league-worst 4-14
record for the White Sox? And manager Ozzie Guillen is fretting over the
champs' awful bullpen. ("I have never seen anything like this," he
groused.) Things are even gloomier in Cubland, where stud starters Mark Prior
(right) and Kerry Wood are headed to the disabled list. Again.
Army women's coach Maggie was the victim of those Candace Parker dunks, and
fell to the Volunteers 102-54. Her brother, Jamie, who coaches the Pittsburgh
men, got upset by 13th seed Bradley and then observed, "The seedings didn't
Grand Slam-less since winning the U.S. Open in 2003, the great American hope
made 45 unforced errors while being beaten at Indian Wells by 26th-ranked Igor
Andreev. Said a seething Roddick, who hasn't reached a final this year,
"I'm not the captain of Team Fun right now."
Not Homer's hero (that Achilles was Greek) but a horse: The touted Kentucky
Derby hopeful finished fifth and pulled up lame in last Saturday's Gotham. Foot