E-Clips-ed: Leave it to the Clippers to time a coaching hire when all attention is on the city's other team.
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Two Words For You:
Call it "The Team of Extraordinary
With Karl Malone joining Gary Payton (and Kobe ... and
Shaq ...) on the Lakers, this foursome -- the most
star-wattage ever assembled in a starting five --
should concentrate on three unprecedented,
73: Regular-season wins
16-0: Playoff run
4: All-Star starters
Screw "play-'em-one-at-a-time": This is a
once-in-a-career chance at history.
What could derail this one-and-done "Destiny
* Clash of egos, obviously
*And the triangle offense, which discounts
both scoring power forwards and true point guards.
Sorry, Charley: Time to scrap it. Destiny doesn't
allow for half a season to teach Glove and Mailman
More than money (and $19.2M to $1.5M is
steep): In L.A., Karl Malone's quest for the
all-time scoring record will flatten. He has, however,
reportedly received permission from Magic Johnson to
wear No. 32 on his jersey, the NY Times says. Won't
that look strange ...
No decision on charges until next week:
Could make for a surreal day if the announced decision
(one way or another) overlaps with the Lakers'
official intro of Payton and Malone.
Prosecutors won't charge Randall Simon,
'03 MLB Idiot All-
||"BREAK OUT THE BAT WHEN THE PARTY REALLY GETS GOING"
|THE SET-UP: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW THIS WEEKEND|
1 Curt Schilling's back: Ace returns Sat. vs. Giants|
2 Milwaukee Open: Anyone use Randall Simon-like woods?
3 Boston at Detroit: Can Sox catch Yankees by break?
|THE SIT-DOWN: DROP THESE FROM YOUR HOT LIST|
1 Changes to Title IX: Bush admin to support existing plan|
2 Summer League w/o LeBron: Just sloppy gym runs
3 Blue Jays as contenders: June's hot team has lost 10 of 12
Star MVP, for hitting Miller Park's
Italian Sausage racer with a bat. That doesn't mean
MLB shouldn't suspend him for a while.
Meanwhile: He did the right thing and gave the
offending bat (and an apology) to Mandy Block, the
forgiving Sausage. Coming soon to an online auction
Kicks off Nov. 4 Programming we'd like
to see, but won't: Trading Salary-Cap Spaces,
Touchdown Dance Fever, CSI: Minneapolis,
FriENDs (Zone), Inside The OT Coin Toss with
Marty Mornhinweg, According to Jim McMahon.
No Halladay Break
AL All-Star manager Mike Scioscia
says Roy Halladay will pitch if he's needed, even
the Blue Jays asked him not to pitch Halladay. Like to see Scioscia force Halladay to
throw the ball.
Crazy A's Fans
From "Moneyball" to "Screwball": Is
Oakland running "Bring Your Crazy Friends!" attendance
promotions? Earlier this week, the cherry bomber;
Thursday night, the Cartwheeler.
Orlando amateur golf champ lost his "Am" status after accepting a Buick from Tiger in one of Woods' quasi-Punk'd hidden-cam ads.
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|P2: Sports Guy mailbag|
|NBA: Star-studded lineups|
|FAN: Second-half strategy|
|"League of ..." Edition|
|Imagine his trash-talk NOW|
|Colorado mess aside ...|
|Ring trumps $$/Pts|
|Best PT motivation|
|5th wheel? He'll take it|
Everyone denies Kidd wants Nets coach out as condition
for return; of course, no one denied that Byron
Scott is way overrated ...|
That "thud" is the Big East football power rating:
UConn, a team that couldn't beat Miami's redshirt
squad, joins the league in '04 ...
LeBron chews bubble gum during games? Expect that to
be the hot new trend with the kids. Watch that
Army announces it's bolting C-USA after 2004, going indie ...
If Frazier, Monroe and Bradley joined Knicks new
front-office hire Willis Reed (and all were 30 yrs
younger), they MIGHT compete on star power with the