Roger Federer will face Rafael Nadal next month in an exhibition match played on a court that is half grass and half clay. Guess we’re in for some half-grassed tennis.

Filling the seats

The NBA broke its attendance record for the third straight year, drawing more than 21.8 million fans during the 2006-07 season. And Ron Artest didn’t take a swing at a single one.

What a load of manure

The Breeders’ Cup will be run at Santa Anita in 2008 on a synthetic surface. The horses will only be fed synthetic oats for easier clean-up.

Delusions of grandeur, I and II

Tracy McGrady is entering his sixth postseason more confident than ever that he’ll win his first playoff series when his Houston Rockets take on the Utah Jazz. That’s right. And for the fourth consecutive April, A-Rod’s a true Yankee now.

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