One-team town has been buoyed by Tony Parker (left) and their defending
champion Spurs, who have the best record in the Western Conference. Soon the
Alamo City may land a big fish. Marlins owner Jeff Loria says talks of
relocating there are "getting serious."
Baseball's back--which means number guys have every batter's OPS and every
pitcher's WHIP to savor. Good news for numbers guys in NBA, too: Celtics' stat
man Daryl Morey, 33, was named assistant (and probable heir) to Rockets G.M.
Both NASCAR's Tony Stewart (right) and the IRL's Helio Castroneves capped
victories on Sunday by scaling the nearest fence. Whatever happened to the good
ol' tire-smokin' donut?
Speaking of drivers, Lefty had two in his bag--one to fade the ball and one to
draw--as he shot 28 under and crushed the BellSouth Classic field by 13
strokes. In eight events this year he has seven top 15s.
One-team town is bummed by Sebastian Telfair (right) and lowly Blazers, losers
of 11 straight and, says owner Paul Allen, set to lose $100 million in next
three years. The City of Roses, once on short list to get Marlins, now appears
to be coming up short in that as well.
Waaaah! The men were run out of the gym by UCLA in the Final Four. (It was so
bad that winded Big Baby Glen Davis had to call two timeouts to catch his
breath.) Women got wiped out just as easily, trounced 64-45 by Duke in
Tommy Amaker (left) and Michigan Wolverines fell in NIT final, ending a sorry
season for Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski's eight Division I pupils: Three were
canned, and none finished better than sixth in his conference.
At his house in Bradenton, Fla., Devil Rays lefty (right) had tires stolen off
a truck he'd borrowed from teammate Scott Kazmir; nearly got beaned by golf
ball from a neighboring course; and cut his left foot on broken tile near his
swimming pool. And his spring ERA? 7.16.