Kevin Willis has signed a 10-day contract to join the best team in the NBA (until the playoffs), the Dallas Mavericks. Willis is 44. In a related story, owner Mark Cuban has signed Levitra as official title sponsor of the team’s portable defibrillators.

CEREAL EXPERIENCE

The University of Florida men’s basketball team will be immortalized on an upcoming limited edition Wheaties box. General Mills announced Tuesday that this will be the first time it has boxed an NCAA men’s championship team. Rev. Jesse Jackson immediately accused the company of institutional racism.

NO LOVE

Tough times for Roger Federer. He’s suffered two straight losses to Guillermo Canas. The tennis tour now turns to clay, his worst surface. Now, two more disturbing developments: ESPN’s “Pardon the Interruption” has stopped talking about him, and Tiger Woods won’t return his phone calls.

BE-DEVILED

New Jersey Devils GM Lou Lamoriello canned Claude Julien and took the team’s head coaching reins himself Monday. This, despite the Devils’ cache of 102 points, good for a tie for second in the NHL’s Eastern Conference. Quick, give me three reasons why the hockey regular season is worth a crap.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“When I say that’s my last, please, if I come and tee it up, steal the ball. Take the ball off the first tee and run away with it.” – Gary Player, entered in The Masters at age 71.


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