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Map Quest

In your Go Figure section you mention that FIFA received 4.2 million e-mails in response to South Korea's World Cup loss "to Sweden." (Scorecard, July 3--10). In fact, the Koreans lost to Switzerland. Hopefully you won't get quite that many e-mails pointing this out.
Nicholas Murray, Tampa

A River Runs Through It

It was bad enough when my husband showed me the Stadium Pal he had purchased so he could sit through a Mets game without getting up to go to the bathroom. Now, thanks to Rick Reilly's Ice Cold Beer Comes Out Here? (Life of Reilly, July 3--10), I expect a beer-storage device called the Beerbelly to become part of the family. My sympathies to the woman Reilly mentions whose husband wears the Stadium Pal at home. At least my guy's not that bad--yet.Gretchen Lomker, Lake Hiawatha, N.J.

Say Uncle

I enjoyed Where Will They Be? (July 3--10), especially the story about 15-year-old John Tavares of Oakville, Ont. Perhaps it's in the genes for Tavares, who is already being hailed as hockey's next big thing. His uncle, also named John Tavares (right), has been the big thing in the world of professional indoor lacrosse for as long as his nephew has been alive. The older Tavares, 37, last winter became the career scoring leader in the National Lacrosse League, surpassing former Syracuse University All-America Gary Gait, perhaps the greatest lacrosse player in history. Tavares has 549 goals, 587 assists and 1,136 points to go along with three championships, three MVP awards and seven seasonal scoring titles, all with the Buffalo Bandits.
Tom Borrelli, Tonawanda, N.Y.

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