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FAMILY SAYS CAPRIATI DID NOT TRY SUICIDE

MAKING NEWS

A family spokeswoman for Jennifer Capriati said the former tennis star's overdose on prescription medication Sunday wasn't a suicide attempt. "That's completely inaccurate," Lacey Wickline told the South Florida Sun Sentinel.Previously, the Palm Beach Post quoted an unidentified "government source" saying, "My understanding is that she had a fight with someone early in the morning and she emptied the pill bottle in her mouth."

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Out of bounds

Doesn't he realize punches can hurt?

Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White said vuvuzelas, the beehive-sounding noisemakers that have become famous during the World Cup, are banned for Saturday's event in Las Vegas. The card features heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar against interim champ Shane Carwin. "Vuvuzelas make the most horrific sound I've ever heard," White said. "I'd rather let Brock punch me in the face than hear 15,000 people blow on those things."

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Number of the day

76 Games the Orioles had played this year without getting a homer from their starting first baseman until Ty Wigginton's on Wednesday; since the first expansion in 1961, only three teams went longer without a homer from their starting first baseman: 1979 Royals (103 games), 1984 Giants (102) and 1981 White Sox (97)

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Quotable

"You have a very special circumstance ... and I don't think that happens frequently when you have that special of a player. Wait a second. Did I just tamper with the Cavaliers? What if we announce that we signed LeBron James?"

Garth Snow, Islanders GM on NHL free agency taking a backseat to the NBA's version, which also starts today; this spring, the NBA fined three team executives for commenting on James' pending free agency

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