On two counts of
DUI, Vikings receiver Koren Robinson. The 26-year-old Pro Bowler, who spent 28
days in an alcohol-treatment facility last year, was pulled over for allegedly
going more than 100 mph in a 55-mph zone on Aug. 15. He was stopped at 10:45
p.m.--apparently rushing back to camp to make an 11:00 curfew. Vikings coach
Brad Childress, who was hired in January in the wake of the team's party-boat
scandal, has not said if Robinson will remain with the team. "I am trying
to create a culture of accountability," Childress said. "It doesn't
matter who it is. You can't drive when you've been drinking."
By slugger turned
knuckleballer Jose Canseco (right), four Reno Silver Fox hitters. Canseco, 42,
made his first start for the Long Beach Armada of the independent Golden
Baseball League on Aug. 16. In addition to hitting four batters, he walked five
and gave up a homer in 4 1/3 innings. ( Long Beach lost 8--2.) Said Canseco,
"I take it serious out there when I'm in the game. I try to do the best
possible. I'd love to throw a shutout or no-hitter or whatever. I'm a
At age 72, Grady
Wallace, a former All-America basketball player who led the nation in scoring
in 1957. Playing for South Carolina, Wallace averaged 31.2 points per game in
beating out Wilt Chamberlain and Elgin Baylor for the scoring title.
"Averaging 31 points and 14 rebounds against the Sisters of Charity is
pretty good," former teammate Bud Cronin told The State of Columbia, S.C.
"Against ACC teams, that's remarkable."
At age 90 of
complications from a stroke, Al Hostak, who won the world middleweight title in
1938 in what was, at the time, the biggest sporting event ever held in Seattle.
Fighting in his hometown, Hostak floored champ Freddie Steele of Tacoma four
times in the first round before the referee, former heavyweight champ Jack
Dempsey, counted him out. (A sellout crowd of 35,000--including Bob Hope and
Jack Benny--was on hand, and stick-wielding National Guardsmen were needed to
keep crashers at bay.) Dempsey later said he was glad the fight lasted only one
round because he was afraid Steele was going to be hurt by Hostak, whom Dempsey
called "the fastest puncher I have ever seen."
On a 12-year-old
bet that netted them more than $18,000, several family members and friends of
English goalkeeper Chris Kirkland. In 1994, to motivate the then 13-year-old
Kirkland, his parents and seven others bet a total of $185 at 100-to-1 odds
that he would play for England before he was 30. The 25-year-old Kirkland made
his debut on Aug. 16, playing the second half of England's 4--0 win over Greece
(above). "It's been a long time waiting, and we hope for many more
[appearances]," said Eddie Kirkland, the keeper's father. "It has been
worth waiting for."