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True dedication

Rick Rielly, head pro at Wilshire (Los Angeles) Country Club, annually plays in the Mauna Kea Pro-Am in Hawaii with three club members. Shortly before this year's event, Rielly broke his wrist skiing. But did that stop him? Not on your life. Swinging a club with his left arm only, the pro shot 110-108-103. "I'd have broken 100 the last day but I finished 9-8-6," he said.

A financial issue

Lisa Harrison of the Phoenix Mercury sees it as a career move: If selected, she will pose nude for Playboy. "Listen, I need the publicity, I need money," she told the Arizona Republic this week. "I'm not getting it in the WNBA, so I'll have to do it my own way." As of Saturday, Harrison had 12,000 votes more than any of the nine other nominees in a poll being done on the magazine's Web site, with 34,879 total votes cast. The 30-year-old Harrison earns slightly more than the WNBA veteran minimum of $35,000. Voting ends Monday.

Small chance

The World Bridge Federation has applied for recognition in the Olympic Winter Games. One obstacle is a Winter Games charter which reads, "Those sports which are practiced on snow and ice are considered as winter sports."

QUESTION OF THE DAY

Who won the last British Open to be held at Royal Lytham, where play begins for this year's event on Thursday?

ANSWER

Tom Lehman, by two strokes on Mark McCumber and Ernie Els in 1996.

QUOTABLE

"There's nothing not to like about him, except for the fact he's smoking all of us."

_ PAUL AZINGER

speaking about Tiger Woods

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