Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

T-U 2

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

T-U 2

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QUOTABLE

"Can the NCAA ban ESPN from postseason play for a couple seasons?"

Los Angeles Times writer Chris Foster

on Connecticut's trouble with the NCAA for arranging a tour of ESPN for a recruit

MUSIC'S MAN

From the Los Angeles Times:

The Macon Music, a baseball team in the independent South Coast League, is the first sports team to try to cash in on the prostitution scandal that devoured New York's governor.

The Music will hold an Eliot Spitzer (right) night on June 13, giving away a "one-night stand" at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., as well as special offers such as $1 off to any fan who has ever resigned from a position.

The team resisted changing its name to the Macon Whoopee for the game.

RIBS BROKEN, FUNNY BONE UNHARMED

Golf analyst David Feherty apparently hadn't lost his sense of humor after he was hit and injured by a truck while riding his bicycle near his home in Dallas. He broke three ribs and punctured a lung.

"He didn't want to hit the car on the left, so he ran over the cyclist on the right," Feherty said told the Associated Press. "I don't remember a whole lot about it. There was a lady on the scene quickly, keeping me conscious. The next thing I know, I'm at Baylor Medical Center, the only hospital in the United States that doesn't have The Golf Channel."

A HOUSEHOLD NAME IN TWO STATES

From the Los Angeles Times:

The possible headlines are enough to cause some Gamecock shock:

"Spurrier goes to Kentucky ...

... Derby."

Peachtree Stables President John Fort, a South Carolina alum, wanted to link a horse to his native state. What better way than to name it after Gamecocks football coach Steve Spurrier?

And now the three-year colt has an outside shot at running at Churchill Downs in the first race in the triple crown.

Still, Fort's love-for-South-Carolina reasoning has a couple of flaws. …

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