MY HEART WILL GO ON
Three cheers for 76-year-old A.J. Foyt. The seemingly snakebitten racing legend has survived, for starters, a plane crash and an attack by some 200 bees. Last week he was visiting his hospitalized wife when he learned he needed a stent. Foyt survived the scare and was at home on Sunday.
After a tumultuous start (see: Cabrera, DUI), the Tigers were tops in the AL this spring through Sunday with a 20--12 record and 2.76 ERA, including a promising start for Justin Verlander (right). And the Red Wings? They're sitting at No. 2 in the West at 44-22-9.
Ho-ho-holy hairy chins! Grizzlies and Magic players have pledged not to shave until after they've clinched a playoff spot (Memphis) or till season's end (Orlando). Does it work? Just ask Brian Wilson. Or check the standings. Those two are 11--5 since shunning shaving.
Since sending He-who-must-not-be-named 2,000 miles east, Denver is 12--4, poised for the West's No. 5 playoff spot, and tops in scoring (107.7 ppg). Thanks to N.Y., they're deep, too. Three bench players each scored at least 18 points in a win over the Spurs last week.