Reigning NL MVP Barry Bonds's right knee is a long way from healed. Bonds's AL counterpart, the Angels' Vladimir Guerrero (right), went on the 15-day DL with a partially dislocated left shoulder, and after his Suns lost the Western Conference final opener at home to the Spurs, NBA MVP Steve Nash said, "We lost our concentration."
CU wants to oust its men's hoops coach Bob Huggins (left), who was arrested for DUI last June. But Huggins stuck it to the school, rejecting a $1.4 million buyout for the last two years of his contract. Things are no brighter for the Reds (15-28), who on Monday sent closer Danny Graves to the minors after he made a profane gesture to a fan.
The sad tale continues for the Devils Rays' bonus baby. (He got $3.6 million in 1999.) Suspended for a year in March '04 for drug use, he was arrested Saturday for busting up a friend's car windshield not long after leaving a party where, he told police, he'd been drinking.
The fearsome tackling style in which a player is yanked down by the shoulder pads behind his neck is under intense scrutiny following the Cowboys' Roy Williams's use of it on Terrell Owens last December. (TO suffered a fractured fibula.) The NFL's competition committee is expected to recommend banning the tackle at this week's owners' meeting.