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Spurrier a QB coach?

Pull the other one

On the eve of his first practice as Redskins coach, Steve Spurrier was saying things a quarterback would love. In this case, the quarterback was Dameyune Craig, who signed as a free agent this month. Craig paid his first visit to Redskin Park in Ashburn, Va., on Monday and got a briefing from the coach on what to expect. "He said he's a quarterback coach," Craig said of the former Gators coach, who said he's so dedicated to his offense that he tells his defensive coaches to "find some things to do for two hours out there." "He's not like other head coaches," Craig said. "He needs time to coach his players. It's going to be fun playing for him."

New meaning

to "kill the ump'

A Boca Raton man surrendered for allegedly choking a 74-year-old umpire over a disputed call at a coed softball game. Charles J. Mitchell, 34, and his lawyer made no statement about the March 17 attack on Lester Barr at a city-sponsored adult game, said Judie Banks, a police spokeswoman in Coconut Creek. Banks said Mitchell spit at Barr, then choked him unconscious from behind after Barr made an inning-ending out call against his team. Mitchell fled and eluded police before surrendering.

QUESTION OF THE DAY

Two players are tied for the record for career World Series steals. Who are they?

Answer below.

QUOTABLE

"Let's face it: The No. 2 thing was fiction. And to hold us accountable for that is ludicrous. We weren't that good."

_ QUIN SNYDER

Missouri coach on his team's early-season No. 2 ranking. The Tigers made the NCAA Tournament as a 12th seed.

ANSWER

Lou Brock and Eddie Collins, 14. Collins did it over six World Series, Brock over two.

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