Formula One champion Michael Schumacher, above, will donate $10-million to aid efforts for tsunami victims in Asia. The Dec. 26 disaster killed an estimated 150,000 people and left 5-million in need. Schumacher's manager, Willi Weber, made the pledge Tuesday in a phone call to a fund-
raiser on German television. Meanwhile, NBA star Kobe Bryant and six others will donate $1,000 for every point they score in a game this week. Bryant, Toronto's Jalen Rose, Houston's Tracy McGrady and Bob Sura and Memphis' Mike Miller and Pau Gasol will base their donations on Friday's games. Indiana's Jermaine O'Neal will base his on Thursday's game. And Tuesday, the Wizards sold wristbands for $2 and donated the proceeds.
OUT OF BOUNDS
IT WON'T BE BETTER THAN THE LIGHTNING'S STANLEY CUP TOUR: In a moment of what he called "irrational exuberance" after the Red Sox won their first World Series since 1918, team president Larry Lucchino pledged to take the trophy to all 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts. "It seemed like a good idea at the time," he said, then smiled. "Frankly, it still does." Tuesday, the Red Sox announced a partnership with the Massachusetts Lottery for a trophy tour. Lucchino said the tour would stop in any community that requests a visit. So far, 66 have done so.
OF THE DAY
Who is the youngest NBA player to record a triple double?
"I still don't understand why we didn't get in the playoffs."
_ JIM HASLETT, Saints coach; New Orleans lost tiebreakers to the Rams (despite beating them 28-25 on Sept. 26) because of conference record and Vikings because of a 38-31 loss Oct. 17
CHECK IT OUT
CLASSIC GOES RETRO: ESPN Classic airs a live men's college basketball game, West Virginia against Villanova, at 7:30 tonight. But the broadcast will look like 1979, when ESPN began airing games. There will be "throwback" graphics, and original ESPN announcer Jim Simpson will do the game.
Lamar Odom, at 20 years, 54 days, when he recorded 10 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists in the Clippers' 122-100 loss to the Rockets on Dec. 30, 1999.