He swung and he chipped and he whacked away, but Big John could not get his golf ball out of the rocks at the 18th hole at Bay Hill (in a Tin Cup moment he refused to take a drop until he'd hacked four times). Daly had an 11 on the hole and finished the invitational dead last--his first last-place finish since the summer of 2002. As playing partner Billy Andrade said, "The legend grows."
"I'm not sure where we're headed," said Magic guard Steve Francis (left) of his struggling team. That was before Francis headed to the suspended list for kicking a courtside photographer and before coach Johnny Davis headed out of the arena after being fired. Ex-Orlando guard Tracy McGrady made news too, ripping Magic G.M. John Weisbrod.
He had a rougher week than Mark McGwire. On the day of the hearings Bonds had right-knee surgery (likely shelving him for Opening Day), and his alleged former mistress Kimberly Bell testified in the BALCO case that Bonds had admitted using steroids and had also given her $80,000 in cash he picked up selling memorabilia--allegations that could lead to him being charged with perjury and tax evasion.
BC Men's Basketball
First came the Jermaine Watson mess--the BC guard got minor injuries after, he says, intruders forced him to jump out his apartment window days before the NCAA tournament; Penn fans taunted him mercilessly in round 1--then the Eagles capped their late season swoon by bowing feebly in the second round. "They wanted it more than we did," said BC's 6'7" forward Craig Smith after losing to Wisconsin- Milwaukee. The once 20-0 Eagles went 3-4 in their last seven games.