• Amare Stoudemire returned from injury for New York, where Knicks fans are still trying to decide if that was a good thing.
• Hurricanes mens basketball has begun Atlantic Coast Conference play without center Reggie Johnson, who will miss at least six weeks with a broken thumb. Reggie is 6-10, 300 pounds. Call it a big loss. Very big.
• Sunday is Day 113 of the NHL lockout. In most of America, thats known as I No Longer Give A Crap Day.
• Miami Jai-Alai opened its 86th season. Roster is again led by top player Goikoetxea, who is best known for constantly having his name misspelled.
• Disgraced Lance Armstrong reportedly is considering coming clean and admitting his use of performance-enhancing drugs. Might as well, Lance. Its not like anybody still believes you, anyway.
• The Senior Bowl announced that the Lions and Raiders staffs would coach the North and South teams. Apparently, they want a chaotic, penalty strewn game.
• ESPNs Buster Olney listed baseballs top 10 teams, lineups, infields, outfields and rotations, and the Marlins were nowhere in any. If only Buster had listed baseballs top 10 infuriating owners.
• Baseballs hall of fame reveals its latest inductees next week, otherwise known as Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens Payback Day.
The Junior Orange Bowl Championships ended in tennis. The most extraordinary performance that really stood apart was by that one parent who did not berate his losing child.
• Indianas Bloomington South High won a girls basketball game, 107-2. Not sure what coach Larry Winters teaches at the school, but guessing it isnt sportsmanship.
• Parting thought: Victoria Azarenka withdrew from a tennis tournament this week with an infected big toe she blamed on a pedicure. So now I really have heard everything: A professional athlete injured by pampering.
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