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Sunday's Indianapolis 500 reminds us that not all race cars have fenders.
Now that the IndyCar-Champ Car feud is history, a new reality: NASCAR is not the end-all-be-all of motor sports.
All the TV talking heads prattle on about the NBA being "a guard's league" until: Anyone heard of Tim Duncan, the power forward who's led the Spurs to four rings?
He would be great even if he's not allowed four steps to the basket: the Cavaliers' LeBron James.
The ping pong balls apparently did not like the Kings or Warriors.
Is it just me, or would the entire NBA cease and desist without the pick-and-roll?
The Celtics are not title-worthy until they win a road game in the playoffs.
A 17th NFL game seems plausible as long as, 1) Pre-season games are slashed, and 2) The players (remember them?) are paid for all those additional bruises and broken bones.
Bill Parcells bullies players he doesn't like, which explains what happened to the Dolphins' Jason Taylor.
Released this week by the Lincoln (Neb.) Saltdogs: ex-big league outfielder Felix Jose, 43, a member of the Modesto Athletics more than 20 years ago.
The first lesson in Fresno for demoted Giant Eugenio Velez -- learning how to take a lead off first base against a lefty.
Major League Baseball's plans to try instant replay during the Arizona Fall League is no small story.
What it took for such a bold step: two blown home-run calls in one week at Yankee Stadium.
From here: Instant replay should be used on home run rulings or fair-foul calls ... and that's all.
Why drafts in all sports are no more than informed guesses: the retired Mike Piazza, one of the best-hitting catchers of all time, chosen in Round 62.
Cal can thank Oakdale's Marissa Drewrey (pitched 27º of 29 innings last weekend) for reaching the NCAA Super Regionals.
Big Brown trainer Rick Dutrow says Casino Drive "has no chance" at the Belmont. Can you blame him for overconfidence?
I'll be shocked if NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell does not reinstate Pacman Jones, the latest apple of Jerry Jones' eye in Dallas.
More surprising than the no-hitter thrown by Boston's Jon Lester: He was allowed to throw 130 pitches.
Frank Tanana in 1975 and Dwight Gooden in 1985 are the only second-year pitchers to lead the majors in strikeouts, and look out for No. 3: the Giants' Tim Lincecum, second in the National League (69).
The MLB Players Association OK'd toughened drug testing, but let's be serious: Until blood testing is approved in all sports, it's all posturing.
Stepping down while he's on top: Sonora's Buzz Garvin, the coach of three consecutive section champion girls soccer teams.
About the All-Valley Oak League baseball final in Division IV between Oakdale and East Union: Division I power Buhach Colony also was a VOL member not long ago.
There will be no satisfying resolution about Spygate until Bill Belichick is suspended.
Kobe Bryant in September: "Trade me." Bryant in May: "I feel the love."
The perfect ending at Indy: Danica Patrick wins and tells the world, "I'm staying right here in the IRL."
Bee sports columnist Ron Agostini can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 578-2302.