Champions players mugged in Mexico
Jim Thorpe withdrew from the MasterCard Classic in Mexico City after being mugged at gunpoint in a restaurant late Friday night. Champions Tour golfers Rodger Davis, Bob Gilder, Walter Hall, Butch Sheehan and Bobby Walzel also were robbed in the restaurant. No one was injured. "This kind of thing can happen in anywhere in the world," Tom Kite said. "It shouldn't reflect badly on the tournament or on Mexico." Tournament director Ricardo Ampudia said he was deeply troubled by the incident, but said the organizers can't guarantee the security of players on evening trips into the city.
QUESTION OF THE DAY
The Yankees have made 38 World Series appearances and their record is 26-12. Which team has made the second-most World Series appearances and what is its record?
"You sound like my wife."
_ BILLY BEANE
A's general manager to ESPN's Peter Gammons after Gammons asked why he rejected a job with the Red Sox that would have paid him more money and offered him a higher payroll
The Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers have appeared in 18 World Series. Their record is 6-12.
Saturday's question of the day asked for four pitchers who have a 20-win season and a 20-save season. Derek Lowe of the Red Sox is the fifth pitcher to do so, going 21-8 last season with 24 saves in 2001 and 42 in 2000.