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Don't try diving

into the deep end

A short pool has washed out 10 national high school swimming records. The Virginia High School League invalidated the marks and revoked the All-American qualifications of 28 swimmers after the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association ruled that the pool where the state championships were held is three-eighths to seven-eighths of an inch short. Virginia Beach commissioned a laser measurement of the pool at the Princess Anne Recreation Center in 2000. "You could pull a tape measure and come up with 25 meters," said Teri Dalone, the city's aquatics coordinator for Parks and Recreation. But the laser survey found that the length ranged from 24.979 to 24.992 meters.

OUT OF BOUNDS

That's a big surprise

Wimbledon champion Roger Federer turned his attention to matters other than tennis Wednesday _ such as finding a home for his new cow, Juliette. "I don't know where I'm going to keep her," Federer said. Swiss Open officials surprised Federer by presenting him with the 1,760-pound tan and white cow Tuesday for becoming the first Swiss male to win a major title. Federer also was considering a name change. "Juliette was the name written on the paper, but maybe I will choose another. I have to speak to her in private first," Federer joked.

QUESTION OF THE DAY

Who is the lowest draft pick in NHL history to score more than 1,000 points?

Answer below.

QUOTABLE

"I think it will be pretty wild. My joke is always, how many different ways can someone call me bald?"

_ SETH GREENBERG

Virginia Tech basketball coach on road trips in the Hokies' final season in the Big East

ANSWER

Dave Taylor, the 210th pick of the Los Angeles Kings in 1975.

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