Paris named to AP's All-America squad
Oklahoma junior center Courtney Paris was third in the nation in scoring at 23.5 points and second in rebounding with 15.9 last season en route to becoming The Associated Press Player of the Year. Paris, who attended Modesto Christian High as a freshman, joins Tennessee's Candace Parker, Stanford's Candice Wiggins, LSU's Sylvia Fowles and Maryland's Crystal Langhorne on the AP's preseason All-America team.
Would you like wine with that Brees?
Add wine to the growing list of goodwill projects on the table for New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees. His wine, called "Vintage Brees Chardonnay," is described as a complex and rich wine with a touch of melon and lemon zest. The wine, a 2005 vintage from California, goes on the market next week, and proceeds from each bottle will go to a charity he's established. Since joining the Saints last season, Brees has adopted the city of New Orleans and embraced a number of charitable projects.
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Woods, Mickelson see each other more
They rarely see each other off the golf course, but Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson spent more time inside the ropes this season on the PGA Tour than they have in five years. Thanks in part to the revamped schedule for the FedEx Cup, the No. 1 and No. 2 player in the world competed at the same tournament 15 times this year, compared with 10 times in 2006. The only event Woods played that did not include Mickelson was the BMW Championship in Chicago, which Lefty skipped after winning the previous playoff event at the Deutsche Bank Championship. Mickelson, meanwhile, played six events that Woods did not enter.
Pacman suspension will not be reduced
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told Titans cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones in April to sit out the 2007 season. On Tuesday, the commissioner informed Jones he still hasn't changed his mind. Jones had met with the commissioner last week, pleading for some leniency and an early return. But the cornerback, whose biggest community service was buying wrestling tickets for Atlanta students to watch him at a pay-per-view event last month, didn't convince Goodell. The commissioner told Jones his suspension will last through this season, which includes the playoffs if the Titans qualify.