Manute Bol, the 7-foot-7 former NBA player who tried to improve conditions in his native Sudan, was remembered as a shot-blocker to be feared and a humanitarian to be loved at a service in Washington. "Not only was he an intimidating force on the court, someone to be reckoned with in the game ... but he was also a giant off the court," former player and league official Rory Sparrow said of Bol, who died June 19 at age 47. "And he had a heart that was also very large and full of compassion for his fellow man."
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Donovan: System needs to be fixed
Soccer needs more referees or instant replay, Landon Donovan told David Letterman. The U.S. soccer star appeared on the Late Show on CBS after returning from the World Cup, where the United States twice had goals disallowed in a tournament plagued by disputed calls. "It's difficult because we know how fast the game is, and as a referee, you can't see everything," he said. "So you either need more eyes on the field or you need some sort of instant replay."
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Octopus "oracle" Paul hesitated but ultimately picked Germany to win again, this time over Argentina in Saturday's quarterfinal matchup at the World Cup. Paul, who rose to fame by grabbing a mussel-filled glass marked with a German flag before all four of Germany's wins, took about an hour to approach the glass this time, said Tanja Munzig, a spokeswoman for Sea Life Aquarium in Oberhausen. Paul did not reach inside the glass with his tentacles to grab the goodie.
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"Hell, no. Viciedo is the luckiest man on earth. He's making $10 million and living out of Cuba, he has cars better than mine, he spent one or two years in the minor leagues, and now he's in the big leagues."
Ozzie Guillen, White Sox manager on whether he felt bad for rookie INF Dayan Viciedo, who has started only three games in 11 days