MISSING RINGS: Connecticut women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma is without four stolen national championship rings even though a suspected buyer was arrested Thursday. Police said two teenagers took the rings Nov. 28 and sold them for $150. (They're worth about $800 each.) Auriemma said he had the rings in his briefcase for a university photo shoot. He left the briefcase in his car, parked in a Manchester, Conn., commuter lot while he went to dinner, police said. "I didn't lock my car and someone took my stuff," said Auriemma, who has coached UConn to five NCAA titles. Police said the teens, 13 and 15, broke into several cars in the lot that night. "They were stealing change and CDs, maybe some credit cards, when they stumbled onto these things," Manchester Sgt. Christopher Davis said. "I imagine it opened their eyes up a little bit." Police arrested Javier Lugo of East Hartford on charges of larceny and risk of injury to the juveniles and believe he knows where the rings are.
QUESTION OF THE DAY
What pitcher has finished the most All-Star Games in history?
"It's hard for me to imagine that NFL players are going to be playing on a grass called Princess, though."
_ SONNY PERDUE, Georgia governor on the turf being harvested for next month's Super Bowl, a mix of perennial ryegrass, Kentucky bluegrass and a Bermuda grass hybrid called Princess 77
Rich Gossage with six. He was elected to the squad nine times.