The Lakers have Jack Nicholson. Los Angeles' other NBA team has "Clipper Darrell." He has missed only one home game in the past nine years and shows up in full Clippers gear to taunt the other team. Now that his team is no longer second fiddle in Los Angeles, Clipper Darrell is in his element.
Coming so soon after the death of freestyle skier Sarah Burke following a training accident, 22-year-old snowmobile freestyler Colten Moore's crash may make you shudder. But rest assured, he wasn't seriously injured — and went on to win the event.
For a moment, put aside how Penn State's Joe Paterno — whose credo was "Success with Honor" — acted with regard to pedophilia, and consider Coach Paterno, which is what he still was barely 11 weeks ago. Will any college coach ever again possess the power he did over his university? It doesn't seem likely.
The U.S. women's soccer team barely eked out a bid to last summer's World Cup after they lost a crucial qualifying game to Mexico. And the Americans are facing crunch time — and Mexico — again this week, in the CONCACAF Olympic Women's Qualifying Tournament in Canada.
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