The finalists for the Sullivan Award, given to the nation's top amateur athlete, were announced Monday. Note, the award is based on 2005 accomplishments. So when answering, do not consider the recent Olympics, during which a certain touted skier went 0-for-5:
Reggie Bush: Won Heisman Trophy
Kerron Clement: Gator set indoor 400-meter world record
J.J. Redick: ACC's top-scoring basketball player
Matt Leinart: Helped lead USC to football's national title game
Bode Miller: Won overall World Cup title
Seimone Augustus: Led LSU to women's Final Four
Vince Young: Led Texas to football's national title
Steven Lopez: Won third consecutive world tae kwon do title
Chellsie Memmel: Won gymnastics overall world title
Laura Wilkinson: Won world 10-meter diving title
RAYS FOOD RULES: Devil Rays fans planning to take advantage of the change allowing food into the Trop can get warmed up at spring training. They have relaxed the rules at Progress Energy Park, allowing items in clear packaging and softside containers that fit under a seat. Juice boxes also are allowed. "We operate both facilities, so we wanted to have consistency in our policies," team president Matt Silverman said. "Plus, this will provide an opportunity to work the kinks out." Free parking, the Rays' other offer, won't apply because they don't operate any lots around the stadium.
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The Knicks are the third team Steve Francis has played for. Which franchise drafted him?
"We are upset because we lost twice, firstly because we lost a good player and secondly because we lost our team's food for a whole week."
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The Grizzlies, who traded him to the Rockets before the season