Payton won't coach Raiders
Sean Payton won't be the Raiders' next coach after all. The Cowboys Web site reported he is staying in Dallas. Raiders owner Al Davis said no offer had been made, but ESPN.com reported a tentative deal for the Cowboys assistant to replace Bill Callahan had been reached but fell apart Wednesday. The sticking points included personnel decisions and Payton's reluctance to move his family to Oakland, ESPN.com reported.
ESPN will do a
Dale Earnhardt movie
The life of racing great Dale Earnhardt will be the subject of a made-for-TV movie produced by ESPN. The movie, 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story, is to air late this summer. "His death not only altered the auto racing landscape but introduced a new generation of sports fans to his legacy," said Ron Semiao, senior vice president of ESPN Original Entertainment.
OUT OF BOUNDS
Fighting for charity? More like stalking
Christopher Falcone, a Flyers fan who fell into the penalty box with Tie Domi during a game in Philadelphia in 2001, wants a rematch to raise money for charity. The Maple Leafs goon sprayed water on fans, and Falcone tried to retaliate, fell into the box, scuffled with Domi and was taken off with a cut on his forehead. "He cheapshotted me," Falcone said. Domi, for once, backed down. "He can have a charity boxing match by himself," he said. "I'm not interested."
QUESTION OF THE DAY
Quarterbacks from the same team finished first and second among NFL passers in 1951? Who were they?
"As far as the ugliest jersey in the league, I'd have to think that Minnesota's green one takes the cake on that."
_ BRIAN BOUCHER
Phoenix goaltender, defending the Coyotes' new jersey
Bob Waterfield and Norm Van Brocklin of the Rams.