Where have we heard this story before?
Lithuanian ice dancer Povilas Vanagas blasted the International Skating Union one day after he and Margarita Drobiazko finished fourth at the World Figure Skating Championships. "If I was on the ISU's technical committee, I would quit," he said. "Everything is being decided by which judges are on the panel." The Lithuanian Skating Federation filed a protest, and more than 30 skaters and coaches signed a petition in favor of Lithuania's protest. ISU officials declined to comment. The nation also protested at the Olympics when the pair finished fifth but two pairs above them fell.
That's no way to treat NBA Hall of Famer
Oscar Robertson found himself stranded during the NCAA men's tournament in Madison, Wis., until a bar owner gave him a lift. Robertson was scheduled to appear outside James "Buck" Dailey's bar Friday to shake hands and sign autographs. But he remained at his hotel 10 miles away when his ride failed to show. So he phoned Dailey to come and get him. "Couldn't have been nicer," Dailey said. "Signed autographs for everybody. The only time he gave me a strange look was when I suggested we have a couple of beers and play one on one."
QUESTION OF THE DAY
What are the two most common NBA surnames?
"I'd venture to say it's not going to matter a bit when it comes April."
_ PHIL JACKSON
Lakers coach after losing NBA games to Dallas and San Antonio
Williams (Aaron, Alvin, Eric, Jason, Jerome, Monty, Scott, Shammond and Walt) and Brown (Chucky, Damone, Dee, Ernest, Kedrick, Kwame, P.J., Randy and Tierre).