Won By the U.S., the women's world hockey championship, with a 1--0 shootout victory over Canada in Linkoping, Sweden. It's the first world title for Team USA, which since the tournament was launched in 1990 had lost all eight finals to its northern neighbor. The Canadians entered the game having outscored their four opponents 38--0 but were outskated by a speedier U.S. team and shut down by goalie Chanda Gunn (above), a former Northeastern standout whose hockey career was nearly cut short because of struggles with epilepsy. Against Canada, Gunn, 25, made 26 saves in regulation and the overtime period, then stopped three of four in the game-ending shootout. "It's been a long time coming," said forward Cammi Granato. "It's a historic moment for USA Hockey."
Apologized To Bo Jackson, the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin of Ontario, Calif., for a story last month accusing the former Raiders and Royals star of using steroids. The Bulletin quoted dietary expert Ellen Coleman as saying, " Bo Jackson lost his hip because of anabolic abuse." Coleman subsequently denied making any statements about Jackson, who underwent hip-replacement surgery in 1992. After Jackson, 42, filed a defamation suit, the Bulletin ran a retraction, saying, "We apologize to Mr. Jackson, without reservation."
Sent By Hulk Hogan, a letter to Roy Jones Jr., asking the former light heavyweight champ to give up cockfighting. Jones owns a rooster farm in Pensacola, Fla., and recently bought a cockfighting pit in Louisiana, one of two states in which the sport is still legal. Hogan, an animal lover who owns a pet rooster named Lily, wrote, "Cockfighting is cruel. It's not a sport. And it's not something a champion like you should be involved in." In response Jones said, " Hulk Hogan should walk in a man's shoes before he judges him. As a kid I learned how to condition my chickens and will never change what I do or believe. Examine your own house before you examine mine."
Canceled By Arkansas football coach Houston Nutt, a new policy of making players who loaf in practice wear pink jerseys. After several Razorbacks players were seen in the rosy hue during spring practices, Nutt received complaints from a breast cancer support group and a gay rights advocacy group. "The last thing I want to do is offend a cancer victim," said Nutt. His staff may instead hand out jerseys in the burnt orange of archrival Texas.