Rewinding the week that was, in which the greatest three weeks in sports tipped off (though I'm already sick of those Howie Long commercials), Dave Leitao was shown the door at Virginia (cue the inevitable Tubby Smith rumors), and a call finally went against Mike Krzyzewski.
Martin Brodeur sets NHL record for winsThe Devils' goalie earned all of his victories for New Jersey, which means he can look forward to one day having a highway exit named in his honor.
Barack Obama fills out NCAA bracketThe president is understandably a bit distracted these days. He has AIG in his Final Four.
Arena Football League returning in 2010This is almost as exciting as the Spice Girls' reunion.
Five dogs die in IditarodOfficials have yet to determine the cause in some cases. Apparently, "because you ran them past the point of exhaustion in subarctic temperatures" isn't an acceptable answer.
Fight breaks out at spring-training gameThis time, it was in the stands at a Rays-Cardinals game. It was just a matter of time before the bad blood in this long, heated rivalry spilled over.
Annika Sorenstam announces pregnancyWhat's the minimum age for a sponsor's exemption?
Dave Leitao out at VirginiaThe university's official release said Leitao "resigned." Right. And Milli Vanilli "sang."
Grenade is found on Augusta golf courseAuthorities aren't sure who placed it there, but sources say it was a slow-witted greenskeeper who wanted to blow up gophers.
Patriots' coach denies trade rumorsBill Belichick said there are no trade talks going on with Carolina for All-Pro defensive end Julius Peppers. Well, that settles that. He's always been a straight-up guy.
Obama says his bowling is improvingIn his interview with Jay Leno, the president said he recently bowled a 129. Leno failed to ask the obvious follow-up: Do the gutter guards at the White House alley have the presidential seal on them?
Florida State appeals NCAA penaltiesFSU believes stripping 10 sports of victories because of a widespread cheating scandal was unfair, largely because school officials had no idea it was going on. Gee, you think that might be the problem?
Coach K not happy with ObamaDuke's Mike Krzyzewski was miffed that Obama didn't pick his team to make the Final Four. He would have whined about it further, but he wanted to save something for the game.
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