A LONG TIME COMING: Pamela Malcolm finally shot. And she scored. Shortly after committing to Bryant University, a Division II school in Smithfield, R.I., four years ago, a car crash left the basketball player partially paralyzed. First using a wheelchair, then a walker and now crutches, Malcolm never missed a practice or game. Tuesday was senior night. To celebrate, Merrimack (Mass.) allowed Malcolm to stand under the basket, take a handoff from roommate Lauren Glenney and make the game's first basket. Almost every Bryant athlete attended, and some football players were seen weeping. Afterward, the Warriors were allowed an uncontested bucket to tie the score, but Bryant won 70-55. "Despite her whole situation, she always had a very upbeat attitude," said Bryant coach Mary Burke, who kept Malcolm on scholarship. "It was just a very proud moment for her, Bryant and the athletic department."
OF THE DAY
Before Shaun Alexander this past season, who was the last player to lead the NFL in rushing and play in the Super Bowl in the same season?
"My doctor said he'd write me a permit and said, "Have them call me.' "
- DON BAYLOR, former major-league player and manager, who is unemployed for the first time since 1989, on if teams might believe he is not healthy after battling multiple myeloma a few years ago
Terrell Davis, who rushed for 2,008 yards in 1998 and helped the Broncos past the Falcons