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Somewhere in the middle of his 15 minutes of fame is the Rams' Mike Jones. (The linebacker who made the game-saving tackle in the Super Bowl.) Jones was on Regis and Kathie Lee's show Wednesday. David Letterman wants him. So does Jay Leno. (His heart's desire is Leno.) Jones' agent, Harold Lewis, is working on other appearances. "I guess he's got some more things for me," Jones said. "I'll let Arliss do his job." (Arli$$ is an HBO show about an unscrupulous agent named Arliss Michaels, and athletes make guest appearances on each show. What a subtle "cast me" pitch.)

Way to keep

the riffraff out!

After Nigeria's scoreless tie against Republic of Congo in the African Nations Cup soccer tournament, the crowd became violent. In response, Nigeria's soccer federation said it would double the minimum price of tickets to $2 "to ensure that there is some order when the Super Eagles play."

QUESTION OF THE DAY

Which driver did the fastest pass in NHRA history?

ANSWER

Top Fuel driver Tony Schumacher, 330.230 mph.

QUOTABLE

"You know I, I, somebody, I was kind of forewarned that this, that I would, you know, be asked this question."

_ CHAN GAILEY

new Dolphins offensive coordinator, forewarned but not forearmed when asked at a news conference whether Dan Marino still has something to offer the team

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