Meddling man

Brazilian soccer legend scored his 1,000th career goal during the country’s soccer championships. After the goal, the game was interrupted as his mother, father, wife, children and a horde of journalists rushed onto the field. David Stern has handed down a one-game suspension for each.

It’s a set-up

Duke’s lacrosse team reached the NCAA semifinals with a win over rival North Carolina. The Blue Devils wisely turned down the Tar Heels’ invitation to a post-game party.

Blast off

After watching the Chicago White Sox’s bullpen blow leads in consecutive games to the Chicago Cubs, general manager Kenny Williams blasted his team for its “embarrassing” play. For someone who has allowed manager Ozzie Guillen to disgrace himself with several unprofessional tirades, Williams sure has a low tolerance for a .500 team.

Losing isn’t criminal

The Bengals cut linebacker A.J. Nicholson yesterday after he pleaded not guilty to a domestic violence charge. Bengal fans are longing for the days when all they had to be ashamed of was their annual 2-14 record.

Padding his resume

Montana State fired football coach Mike Kramer after a former wide receiver became the sixth athlete at the school arrested or charged with crimes involving drugs or murder. Kramer said he plans to sit out coaching until the University of Miami job opens up again. .

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