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ACCIDENTAL OD AT ISIAH THOMAS' HOME

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A 47-year-old man was taken to the hospital and treated for an accidental overdose of sleeping pills early Friday at the suburban New York home of former Pacers and Knicks coach Isiah Thomas, police said. Harrison, N.Y., police did not classify it as a suicide attempt, and they would not identify the man, except to give the age. Thomas is 47. Madison Square Garden spokesman Barry Watkins told the (Westchester, N.Y.) Journal News, "Isiah is fine."

Ballesteros has third brain surgery

Seve Ballesteros had a third operation for a cancerous brain tumor, a 6-1/2-hour procedure that went "better than expected," Madrid's La Paz Hospital said. Doctors removed the rest of the tumor and reduced brain swelling. The 51-year-old Spanish golf great was in stable condition in the intensive care unit.

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Carpet for Palin dumps Blues goalie

Blues goalie Manny Legace gave up two goals to the Kings and left after one period with an injury that might have occurred when he tripped over the carpet placed on the ice for Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin to drop the ceremonial first puck. A team official pointed to the carpet, but as Legace stepped on, he fell.

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