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Quote of the day

"I always tell our guys: "The best thing about your sport is everybody can do it. The worst thing about your sport is, everybody can do it.' "

_ MARC WHITNEY

Press officer for the U.S. bowling team, which wants the sport in the Olympics

Question of the day

What was Ty Cobb's last baseball team?

Answer

The Philadelphia Athletics.

Fist and a smile

Sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos are remembered for their clenched-fist demonstration on the victory stand at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City.

In HBO's documentary Fists of Freedom: The Story of the '68 Summer Games, which debuts at 10 p.m. Thursday, Lee Evans talks about his own actions on the victory stand after he won the 400-meter race two days later:

"People asked me, "Why were you guys smiling so much on the victory stand? And I said, "Man, somebody was threatening to shoot me. I smiled because I thought maybe they wouldn't be able shoot a guy who is smiling.' "

_ ASSOCIATED PRESS

Ask us

Q : Is Fred McGriff the only major-leaguer to play with a pair of 3,000-hit players (Tony Gwynn and Wade Boggs)?

Nathaniel Kurant, Kenneth City

A: Anyone on the Boston Red Sox roster in 1982 or '83 played with Boggs and Carl Yastrzemski (3,419 hits). There also is Bill White, Julian Javier, Dick Groat, Tim McCarver, Bob Gibson and anyone else on the St. Louis Cardinals roster in 1963 with Stan Musial (3,630) and 1965 with Lou Brock (3,023).

_ BRUCE LOWITT

_ Compiled by John Kotsch.

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