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Kerrigan's dad dies, brother charged

Daniel Kerrigan, who carried sobbing daughter Nancy off the ice after an attack at a skating competition in 1994, died after what authorities said was a violent struggle with his son in their home. Mark Kerrigan, 45, pleaded not guilty Monday to assaulting his 70-year-old father in the Boston suburb of Stoneham where he had been living with his parents. Kerrigan has a history of domestic violence arrests and was sued by his parents to recover money they had given him.

PGA Tour lands first-time winner

Bill Haas made a short birdie putt on the 18th hole to earn his first PGA Tour victory at the rain-delayed Bob Hope Classic, beating Matt Kuchar, Tim Clark and Bubba Watson by one stroke with 8-under 64. 6C

Bulls star honored after record game

USF guard Dominique Jones, who had a school-record 46 points in Saturday's 109-105 OT win at Providence, was named Big East player of the week. Jones fell two points shy of the Big East record. He also had 21 points Wednesday against Cincinnati.

More good news, ex-Bulls category

Cowboys corner Mike Jenkins, a second-year player out of USF who led the team with five interceptions and 23 pass breakups, was named to the NFC Pro Bowl team, replacing injured Viking Antoine Winfield. Jenkins was the first Bull to be a first-round pick and is the first to reach the Pro Bowl.

Will he or won't he, non-Favre category

A veteran Vikings star is on the fence about whether to retire. Three-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Pat Williams, 37, said he's "50-50" on whether he'll return for the final year of his contract. As for the quarterback: Anything he says now may or may not be relevant in a day or a week or a month.


Kids don't account for blind luck

Joel Branstrom figured he was about to be the butt of a joke when he was blindfolded at a pep rally and told he would win tickets to the NCAA's Final Four if he could hit a halfcourt shot. But the popular girls basketball coach played along and sent the Olathe (Kan.) North High School gym into a frenzy Friday by hitting the shot. Branstrom figured he was about to be hit in the face with a pie, so he held the ball up as protection for a few seconds. "I knew they would cheer regardless to make me think I hit it," he said. "I let it go, they cheered, I heard laughter. I seriously didn't know I made it for a while." The students never had the promised tickets, so they bought him a gift card to a Mexican restaurant.

Quote of the day

"We've gone from a guy that's not very good-looking to just a beautiful young man."

John Calipari, Kentucky basketball coach on his young team's rise to No. 1


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