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Steelers QB out of hospital

Published Sep. 4, 2005


Pittsburgh quarterback Tommy Maddox is out of the hospital, recovered in fewer than two days from a spinal cord injury that could have been worse. How long it takes him to get over the emotional stress of the experience may determine how quickly he returns. Maddox breezed through tests for his cerebral and spinal cord concussions before being released from a Pittsburgh hospital. Kordell Stewart will start Sunday against Cincinnati. Coach Bill Cowher isn't ready to say who will start when Maddox returns. "Right now, all we're looking at is Tommy Maddox's health," he said. "I'm not going down that road."


Just don't put her

on a pedestal

In the Trophy Room at Augusta National is Bobby Jones' famous putter, which he called "Calamity Jane." Calamity Jane was a heroine in the American West during the late 1800s, regarded as a woman ahead of her time. She dressed in men's clothing, drove stagecoaches and could compete with anyone in drinking or handling a rifle. Calamity Jane was born in 1852 as Martha Cannary and married Clinton Burk in 1885. That's right. Calamity Jane was really Martha Burk. A current Martha Burk, head of the National Council of Women's Organizations, wants Augusta National to admit a female member. But club chairman Hootie Johnson has said, "We do not intend to become a trophy in their display case." Turns out he already has Martha Burk in his trophy room.


What is the most played college football rivalry in Division I-A?

Answer below.


PUCKS FOR BURGERS: Lightning defenseman Brad Lukowich will work behind the counter today from 3-4 p.m. at the McDonald's at 4443 W. Kennedy Blvd. in Tampa. Anyone purchasing food from Lukowich will receive an autographed card, and part of each sale will benefit World Children's Day at McDonald's.


Minnesota vs. Wisconsin. The teams first played in 1890 and have met 112 times, with the Golden Gophers leading the series 58-45-8. The teams play for Paul Bunyan's Axe at noon Saturday on ESPN.