Graziani leads Soul to victory over Rush
Downey High graduate Tony Graziani threw for 271 yards and five touchdowns to help the Philadelphia Soul beat the Chicago Rush 60-49 on Sunday in an Arena Football League game in Rosemont, Ill. Chris Jackson had nine receptions for 126 yards and three TDs for the Soul (2-0), which has scored 137 points in its first two games. Graziani also had a 6-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter.
Stallworth helps U.S. sprint to first place
Former Cal State Stanislaus sprinter Joel Stallworth helped the United States' 4x400 relay team place first Sunday at the IAAF World Indoor Track and Field Championships in Valencia, Spain. Though he didn't run in the final race, Stallworth ran the third leg in the United States' first-place finish (3 minutes, 8.07 seconds) in qualifying. Stallworth was subbed out for Greg Nixon in the final, when the Americans (3:06.79) beat Jamaica (3:07.69). "It's just going to fuel him for what he's going to do for the outdoor season," Stallworth's sprint coach, Troy Johnson, said of the decision to pull Stallworth from the final race.
Past meets present
Pete Sampras, 36, the best tennis player of his generation, and Roger Federer, 26, the best of his, bring two eras of excellence together tonight, when they play an exhibition best-of-three-sets match at sold-out Madison Square Garden. It's the first men's pro tennis match at the New York arena in a dozen years.
For guys who park in front of the TV during college basketball's March Madness, the Oregon Urology Institute has a suggestion: Why not use that time to recover from a vasectomy? "When March Madness approaches, you need an excuse ... to stay at home in front of the big screen," the clinic's radio ad says. "Get your vasectomy at Oregon Urology Institute the day before the tournament starts. It's snip city." Institute Administrator Terry FitzPatrick said men need two to four days to recover from the procedure -- but not all take the time. He's reserved a dozen appointment slots for March 19, the day before the first tipoffs of the NCAA Tournament, and another dozen for March 26, before the tourney's second week. He reported filling 15 slots by Thursday and expects to fill all 24. The sports radio station broadcasting the clinic's ads promises to send each patient a recovery kit of sports magazines and free pizza delivery.