Loren Roberts, above, did just enough to win the ACE Group Classic and become the first to open a Champions Tour season with three wins. He parred his last 12 holes but didn't clinch the title until Hale Irwin put his approach shot at No. 18 into the water. Next up for Roberts? The TPC of Tampa Bay and the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am. The festivities start today with the Pro-Am. 3C
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How far is the longest hole-in-one on record?
"Usher is still a minority owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers and remains very active in building the brand."
- SIMONE SMALLS, publicist for the R&B artist who owns a minority stake in the team but hasn't attended a home game this season; also, he is not mentioned in the media guide and the team no longer plays his song Yeah at home games
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TROJAN TALES: Southern Cal quarterback Matt Leinart, expected to be among the top picks in April's draft, will launch his Web site today. mattleinartqb.com will be geared toward young fans and include a regular blog by Leinart.
444 yards by Robert Mitera on Oct. 7, 1965.
Astros catcher Brad Ausmus said "everyone needs to chill out" and know Roy Oswalt and Andy Pettitte are Houston's top two pitchers. The quote in Sunday's sports section was attributed to pitcher Pettitte.