By Marcus Jordan (above) and his Whitney Young high teammates, the Illinois 4A basketball championship. Marcus, the younger son of Michael Jordan, had a game-high 19 points, including four straight free throws in the final 26 seconds, as Young beat Waukegan 69--66. His father, who is part-owner of the Bobcats, skipped Charlotte's game last Saturday to watch his son, a senior who has reportedly received scholarship offers from Iowa State, Miami, Nebraska and Penn State. Afterward, a reporter asked Michael about the tears in his eyes. "Crying? I'm not crying," he said. "Not for me, anyway."
After he was knocked from his bike during a race on Monday, the right collarbone of Lance Armstrong. The seven-time Tour de France champion was in Spain competing in the five-day Vuelta of Castilla and Leon as part of his comeback after a three-year retirement when he was caught in a large pileup. Armstrong, 37, had planned to race in the Tour de France later this summer, but said of his injury, "I think for the Tour it's a very big problem."
Of her world record in the 50-meter butterfly, Therese Alshammar (below). The Swedish swimmer broke her own mark with a time of 25.44 seconds in Sydney on March 17 but was disqualified because she was wearing two bathing suits, which can give a swimmer additional buoyancy. Alshammar said she was wearing a second suit because her skintight outer layer left little to the imagination. "I was wearing a unisex suit which does not cover my chest completely so I need to wear an old cut-down suit underneath," said Alshammar, who was once named Sweden's sexiest woman by Café magazine. "I thought it was a modesty suit. It's just so I don't fall out the side, to feel more comfortable."
At age 82, Whitey Lockman, who was on second base when Bobby Thomson hit his Shot Heard 'Round the World. A first baseman and outfielder, playing against the Dodgers in the decisive third game of the 1951 National League playoff, Lockman sliced a one-out opposite-field double in the bottom of the ninth, chasing Brooklyn starter Don Newcombe—who was replaced by Ralph Branca—and bringing the potential winning run, Thomson, to the plate. Thomson homered, giving the Giants the pennant. The following season Lockman made the All-Star team for the only time in his 15-year career.
At age 20, 1992 Kentucky Derby winner Lil E. Tee, who was euthanized after falling ill a month ago. The chestnut colt was a 17--1 long shot, but he blew by Casual Lies down the stretch. Lil E. Tee then finished fifth in the Preakness and skipped the Belmont Stakes because of a lung infection; in 13 career starts he won seven times. He was active as a stud at Old Frankfort farm in Lexington, Ky., until his death.
At age 49, Walt Poddubny, who played for five teams in his 11-year NHL career. The cause of death was not immediately known. Poddubny's pregame ritual involved watching Three Stooges videos—"He's a pretty weird dude," former Rangers teammate Pierre Larouche once said—but it worked well enough: Poddubny had three 30-goal seasons.
At age 52, Jeff Komlo, a former NFL quarterback. Komlo was killed in a car crash in Greece, where he was apparently living as a fugitive after failing to show for sentencing on drunken driving charges in Pennsylvania four years ago. At the time he disappeared, Komlo was also under investigation for two house fires. Jim Vito, a Chester (Pa.) County detective who was working the case, said he was suspicious when he heard that Komlo had been killed because he thought it was possible that given his history, he might have faked his own death. But the State Department matched the fingerprints on the dead body to Komlo. In four seasons with the Lions and the Buccaneers, Komlo threw for 2,603 yards, 12 touchdowns and 28 interceptions.