Man pleads guilty in betting scandal
A computer programmer admitted in court in White Plains, N.Y., that he was the inside man for a series of betting scams on horses that culminated with a $3-million win from the Breeders' Cup last month. He also implicated his two co-defendants, his fraternity brothers in college. Chris Harn, 29, of Newark, Del., told a federal judge he used his job at Autotote, which handles most of the nation's racetrack and off-track betting, to manipulate bets during races. Harn pleaded guilty to fraud and money laundering conspiracies.
OUT OF BOUNDS
The gun club?
Golfers soon could be packing irons bearing the Smith & Wesson name. The nation's oldest handgun maker has reached a licensing agreement with golf club designer Ernie Vadersen to bring out a high-end line bearing the Smith & Wesson logo. Vadersen said the clubs would capitalize on the gun company's expertise in machining and metallurgy.
QUESTION OF THE DAY
Who was the first man to pitch left-handed in major-league history?
"The problem wasn't Sammy. It was losing. If you didn't have Sammy, imagine how much you'd really be losing."
_ DUSTY BAKER
New Cubs manager on star outfielder Sammy Sosa, who occasionally clashed with former manager Don Baylor before Baylor was fired in July
Bobby Mitchell, who debuted with the National League's Cincinnati Reds on Sept. 6, 1877.