"We're not going to make a rule that says everyone has to stick their tongues out. In fact, we have a rule now that says if you do that, you get a red card."
_ CLIFF McCRATH
Secretary for the NCAA soccer rules committee on dealing with athletes and the growing trend of piercing jewelry, which is banned in most sports
Question of the day
What former Southern Cal football player is said to have coined the "show me the money" line Cuba Gooding Jr. made famous in the movie Jerry Maguire?
Defensive back Tim McDonald.
NFL tough on family
Lonnie Marts is well aware of the business side of the NFL.
But the new Jaguars linebacker has two children, 6 and 3, and a pregnant wife who are having a difficult time dealing with the changes.
The former Buc was released by the Titans in a cost-cutting move July 28 and signed with Jacksonville on Saturday.
"I don't think you ever get used to it," said Marts, a nine-year veteran whose $1.1-million salary won't make going to his fourth team any easier emotionally. "I had to make a decision within two hours or so. Then, you've got to explain to the children that we've got to move. We won't see our friends anymore."
_ ASSOCIATED PRESS
Shooting for stars
Oscar-winning actor Geena Davis qualified for the Olympic trials semifinal by finishing 29th out of 300 at the national archery championship July 12-16 in Oxford, Ohio. Davis and 31 others will vie for three Olympic berths and one alternate spot Aug. 22-24 in Bloomfield, N.J.
"When I was on vacation in Italy recently, I entered a tournament in Florence," Davis said. "The other archers said, "What?' I won the tournament. They didn't expect that, either."
Davis, introduced to archery by watching the 1996 Olympics on television, practices five hours a day, six days a week.
_ Compiled by John Kotsch.