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October 16, 2006
Died Of a heart attack at age 64, former Australian Olympic sprinter Peter Norman (above, left), who shared the medal stand with Tommie Smith (center) and John Carlos (right) when the U.S. runners gave their black power salutes at the 1968 Games. Norman, who won the silver medal in the 200 meters, supported the protest by wearing a human-rights button during the ceremony. He also helped plan it: When Carlos realized that he had forgotten his black gloves before the ceremony, Norman suggested that Smith and Carlos each wear one from Smith's pair. On Monday, Smith (inset, left) and Carlos (right) were pallbearers at Norman's funeral. "Peter never flinched, he never turned his eye or his head," Carlos said at the funeral. "When I looked into his eyes, I saw nothing but love."
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October 16, 2006

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Died
Of a heart attack at age 64, former Australian Olympic sprinter Peter Norman (above, left), who shared the medal stand with Tommie Smith (center) and John Carlos (right) when the U.S. runners gave their black power salutes at the 1968 Games. Norman, who won the silver medal in the 200 meters, supported the protest by wearing a human-rights button during the ceremony. He also helped plan it: When Carlos realized that he had forgotten his black gloves before the ceremony, Norman suggested that Smith and Carlos each wear one from Smith's pair. On Monday, Smith (inset, left) and Carlos (right) were pallbearers at Norman's funeral. "Peter never flinched, he never turned his eye or his head," Carlos said at the funeral. "When I looked into his eyes, I saw nothing but love."

Died
At age 51 of a heart attack, U.S. national soccer team assistant coach Glenn Myernick, who also played on the national team for five years. In addition to being Bruce Arena's righthand man at the 2002 and '06 World Cups, Mooch (his sister gave him the nickname after a cartoon character) also served as the head coach of the U.S. under-23 team. "We lost a great person today," Arena said on Monday. "He was an unbelievable husband and father, and the finest soccer person I've ever come across in the United States."

Retained
By Nikolay Valuev, the WBA heavyweight title, with an 11th-round TKO of Monte Barrett in Rosemont, Ill., last Saturday. The 7-foot, 328-pound Russian, the largest heavyweight champ ever (SI, Oct. 9), knocked down Barrett in the eighth round and twice more in the 11th; the fight was stopped when the challenger's trainer, James Ali Bashir, jumped into the ring with 48 seconds left in the round. Valuev (45--0) is now four wins shy of Rocky Marciano's record for victories without a loss. "I haven't fought in the U.S. in a long time, so this was a new thing to me," said Valuev, 33, who was making just his third appearance in the U.S. "I was a little nervous and need to settle down more."

Investigated
After firing five shots during a fight outside an Indianapolis strip club, Pacers guard Stephen Jackson (above). The 28-year-old, who was with three teammates, claimed he fired the shots in self-defense. As of Monday, prosecutors had not decided whether to charge Jackson--who had a permit for the gun--and the team hadn't decided if he would be punished. Jackson was suspended for 30 games two years ago for going into the stands during a game against the Pistons.

Sentenced
To 90 days in prison, Packers receiver Koren Robinson, for violating probation. Robinson, 26, was arrested for drunk driving in August (he has an Oct. 17 court date for that charge), a violation of his probation from another drunken-driving charge last year. Robinson, who caught four passes against the Rams on Sunday, can wait until after the season to serve his time, and half of it can be served in a work-release program.

Lost
By Jose Canseco and his twin brother, Ozzie, an appeal of a $1.2 million judgment against them in a lawsuit filed by two men who were beaten up by the Cansecos at a Miami Beach bar in 2001. The brothers pleaded guilty to battery in 2002 for attacking Alan Cheeks and Christian Presley on Halloween, and last week a Florida appeals court ruled that the Cansecos, who were dressed as leather-clad vampires, attacked "without any provocation." The Cansecos were ordered to pay the victims $730,000 in compensatory damages and $290,000 in punitive damages.

Dropped
A charge of assault and battery against Phillies pitcher Brett Myers, 26. The righthander was accused of hitting his wife in the face outside a hotel after a game against the Red Sox. Myers's wife, Kim, asked that the charge be dropped, and last week a Boston judge agreed, over the objection of prosecutors. "There's no violence in our family," Kim told the judge. "That night in Boston we had both been drinking. I was not hurt."

Set
By New Hampshire wide receiver David Ball, a new NCAA Division I career touchdown receptions record. Ball caught his 51st last Saturday, on a one-yard pass from Ricky Santos, in a 27--17 win over Richmond to break Jerry Rice's 22-year-old mark. Ball (left) tied Rice's mark on Sept. 23 but was held without a touchdown catch in his next game. "I'm glad it's over with," said the senior. "It's been a fun experience, but it's been haunting me for a while."

Sold
To Canadian businessman Jim Balsillie for $175 million, the Pittsburgh Penguins. Balsillie, 45, the CEO of BlackBerry maker Research in Motion, purchased the team from a group headed by Mario Lemieux. Balsillie pledged to keep the team in Pittsburgh--as long as a deal can be struck to replace 45-year-old Mellon Arena, the NHL's oldest facility. The Penguins have an agreement with the Isle of Capri casino chain to build a $290 million arena at no expense to the team or taxpayers, pending state approval for a slot machine parlor the casino plans to build in downtown Pittsburgh. "I really hope we get it done quickly," Balsillie said. "It should have been done a long time ago."

Resumed
By Clinton Portis, his practice of showing up for his weekly press conference in costume. Last year the Redskins running back unveiled characters including Southeast Jerome and Sheriff Gonna Getcha, who investigated Jerome's tragic disappearance. Last Thursday, Portis met the media as Dolemite Jenkins, who bore a resemblance to Napoleon Dynamite, and campaigned for Washington receiver Santana Moss to be named NFC Offensive Player of the Month. He wore a shirt that read VOTE FOR SANTANA and said, "Santana offers you his protection." (Both were plays on Napoleon Dynamite gags.) Jenkins also relayed a message to the Giants ("They can vote for Santana too") and vowed to keep looking for Jerome.

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