Almost his top PGA highlight. Two years ago, he was
suspended for doing lewd things with his Tour ID clip.
More satisfying to win first title?
The Lead Item
Two Words For You:
If baseball's All-Star Game were this week,
Toronto's Roy Halladay would be the AL starter,
considering he won his 11th straight game yesterday --
pitching on three days' rest, no less.
While all the noise has been about Toronto as the City
No One Wants to Play In, the Blue Jays have quietly
turned into the Team No One Wants to Play.
Watch the calendar: July 8-22 Jays play Red Sox
and Yankees 13 times sandwiching All-Star break, a potential
make-or-break stretch for all teams involved.
Break out your tightie-whities: And
we're taking Mr. Big Serve, Andy Roddick, on the men's
side, with Serena over Venus on the women's side.
Speaking of the WTA: Kudos for trying a new
fem-marketing campaign, but lamely ironic slogans like
Get in touch with your feminine side or Some
things need a woman's touch (or unpunny ones like
Hell hath no fury like a woman scored on) have
been battered into cliche by, oh, every women's sports
group in the last 10 years.
Eerie similarities to Bobby
Hurley: Duke All-American. Under-performing pro.
Terrible traffic accident. Career basically
over? Biggest difference: Williams stupidly rode a
Lennox's rep as one of the top heavyweight
fighters ever has been rearranged like he rearranged
Pretty-Boy Klitschko's face. Lewis can't possibly
care, because all the attention has just boosted his
profit margin for Lewis/Klitschko II (or Lewis/Jones
Whenever I check in to a fine Brooklyn hotel,
I make it my first business to tell the front desk I
||"'LAW AND ORDER: CANSECO' HAS POTENTIAL" Edition
|THE SET-UP: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY|
1 CWS: Rice vs. Stanford -- One game decides it all|
2 Wimbledon: Catch Venus, Andy (highlights, at least)
3 A's at Rangers: Which Barry Zito will show up?
|THE SIT-DOWN: RETIRE THESE CONVERSATION TOPICS|
1 ATP Slam boycott threat: It's about money, so it's empty|
2 LeBron's workout: Reserving judgment 'til summer league
3 Jose Canseco: What an idiot. Not even worthy of comment
want 5:30 a.m. wake-up call and a fight with Mike
Tyson. And is there an "incidentals" charge for using
the lobby's metal poles?
Forget the no-names that dominated the
leaderboard: Is Vijay going to get heckled at
EVERY tournament? Couple more episodes, and he might
even start generating some sympathy.
As the ACC Turns
Four-team expansion is unlikely, Wash. Post
reporting. So let's pick three: Miami (duh),
Va. Tech (buys UVA's vote) and Syracuse (BC belongs in
re-formed "ECC" -- Big Ecclesiastical league).
More at U.-Wash
Lost track whether we're adding insult or
injury: The Huskies' problem with phone-card fraud
should inspire the NCAA to name Jaime Pressley, Carrot
Top and Alf to a special phone-use oversight
UW's real problem is that Phonegate is a continued
sign of [cue ominous music] lack of institutional
control. (See DQ'ed at right)
13-year-old Michelle Wie became youngest ever
to win a USGA adult event. Revise earlier prediction
of when she'll qualify for the Masters, from 2010 to
College World Series
Been confused by the CWS' complex elimination
requirements? Rare clarity in tonight's title game
between Quickie fave Rice and Stanford: Winner is
Next year: Maybe a fan-friendly
single-elimination bracket? Works for hoops.
Top 100 Wrap-Up
Forget Fridays' Forbes Top 100:
Which athletes make the Quickie's Top 5 for moving
the needle in '03? (1) LeBron; (2) Sosa; (3) Funny
Cide; (4) Carmelo; (5) Jennie Finch.
||Washington AD Barbara Hedges
Ain't like UW's been swimming in a clean pool
recently. Been a while (what, a few weeks?) since our
last good AD-ousting. Fire up the grill!
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Robby Gordon won the Dodge/SaveMart 350, but may have
alienated himself from NASCAR Nation after suspect
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Congrats to PTI guys on making Ent. Weekly's 2003 "It"
list. Holding out hope for the Quickie in '04 ...
Tim Floyd's first oh-so-brilliant move: He's hiring
that laughable ex-St. Bonnie coach as an
Was in Memphis for a weekend wedding. Overrated: The
Pyramid; Underrated: NASCAR Truck races ...