Hawaii-BYU nets two local soccer stars
Johansen High's Brenna Rhoades and Atwater's Lacey Wilcox have signed letters of intent to play soccer at the University of Hawaii-BYU. Rhoades is an offensive-minded defender, while Wilcox is expected to bring speed and height to the Seasiders' defense. Hawaii-BYU is the defending Pacific West champ.
Daly makes Gruden caddie after delay
John Daly (top) walked along the path from the 18th green Thursday as a dozen fans chanted his name. Turns out the cheers were for his caddie -- Jon Gruden. The coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was carrying the bag for Daly after a 2½-hour rain delay at the PODS Championship in Palm Harbor, Fla., where Daly was 3 over at the turn and toward the bottom of the pack. Daly spent the rain delay at the Hooters Owl's Nest, a corporate hospitality tent near the 11th fairway, when he hooked up with Gruden. That's when he hatched the plan to turn the Bucs' coach into a caddie the rest of the afternoon. Did a new caddie help? "Oh, yeah," Daly said. "He fires you up."
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Prosecuters outline case against cyclist
Federal prosecutors said they have "overwhelming" proof that former Olympic cyclist Tammy Thomas lied when she told a grand jury that she never used steroids, including a high-end bicycle they allege she traded for performance-enhancing drugs when she was low on cash. On Thursday, the prosecutors outlined their case against Thomas in court papers as they prepare for what will likely be the first case to go to trial as part of the government's wide-ranging steroids probe that has implicated dozens of elite athletes, including baseball stars Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens.
Wiggins, Walker on Pac-10 first team
Stanford star guard Candice Wiggins (top) became the first three-time winner of the Pac-10 women's basketball player of the year award. Wiggins led the conference with 19.4 points per game, and became the leading scorer in conference history with 2,424 points, passing Lisa Leslie in the final regular-season game. Wiggins also won the award her first two years at Stanford, losing out to Cal's Devanei Hampton last season. Also making the first team was Davis High graduate Ashley Walker (bottom), a forward at Cal who led the conference in rebounding (9.6 per game). Hampton, Stanford center Jayne Appel and UCLA' Lindsey Pluimer round out the squad.