The brain tumor of Spain's Seve Ballesteros is cancerous, and the ex-golf great will have surgery today in Madrid to relieve pressure caused by swelling and bleeding. The remaining parts of the tumor, located in a deep part of his brain, will be removed. Ballesteros, 51, who won three British Opens, two Masters and 50 European PGA events, was admitted to the hospital Oct. 6. And 10 days later, a sizable part of the tumor was taken out.
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4 Active Division I basketball coaches, before Thursday, with 700 wins:
Coach School No.
M. Krzyzewski Duke 803
L. Olson Arizona 780
J. Calhoun UConn 774
J. Boeheim Syracuse 771
"Saying what you think is going to come with a certain amount of people being mad at you, but so what? People are mad at you when you beat them at a basketball game anyway."
Adonal Foyle, Magic center on athletes sharing political views; the native of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, who recently became a U.S. citizen, founded Democracy Matters (which works on campaign finance reform) and said he plans to vote for Barack Obama
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