Teen surfer gets arm
Teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her left arm in a shark attack Oct. 31, received her first prosthetic arm Saturday. Hamilton lives in Hawaii but is on the mainland telling her story. As part of her tour, Hamilton learned to snowboard in Steamboat Springs, Colo., taped an episode of the Oprah Winfrey Show in Chicago and gave interviews to Glamour magazine and Entertainment Tonight in Los Angeles. Hamilton, 13, returned to competitive surfing two weeks ago, placing fifth in her age group in an event in Hawaii.
OUT OF BOUNDS
It's not really cheating
unless there is a rule
When Rick DiPietro was pulled for an extra skater recently, the Islanders goaltender tried to get another advantage. He left his stick horizontally in front of the goal. DiPietro, 22, learned the trick from teammate Garth Snow, 34, but never bothered to find out if it was legal. "If the puck gets by the D and is trickling down, if you've got the stick there, it'll maybe block a goal," he said. Nowhere in the rule book is such a situation addressed. The Rangers coaches screamed for a call that never came. They, too, weren't sure it was an infraction but said it didn't seem right. "Maybe they know the rules. I don't," DiPietro said. "It seemed like a good idea, and I just did it."
QUESTION OF THE DAY
The West division has produced the past eight baseball American League MVPs. Name them.
"A friend said to me, "Everyone wants a piece of Ron Santo.' My wife said, "Well, there's not much left.' "
_ RON SANTO
former Cubs great, who lost both legs to diabetes, during a recent Cubs Convention
Alex Rodriguez, Texas, '03; Miguel Tejada, Oakland, '02; Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle, '01; Jason Giambi, Oakland, '00; Ivan Rodriguez, Texas, '99; Juan Gonzalez, Texas, '98; Ken Griffey Jr., Seattle, '97; Juan Gonzalez, Texas, '96.