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Strange that no one's talking about Kelly Kulick becoming the first woman to win a men's Professional Bowlers Association Tour title: Hello? America? This is the equivalent of "Man Gives Birth!" It's never happened in any ball sport in American history. Kulick, 32, should own Page 1...She beat 62 of the best male pros -- straight up -- in arguably the Tour's creamiest event, the Tournament of Champions. And she beat them like egg yolks. She beat Chris Barnes, the No. 1 bowler on the Tour, by 70 pins in the final!
Unanimous choice for ACC player of the year: goes out on a limb in the Winston-Salem Journal by taking a stand against the Iraq invasion. Avoid the politics, if you prefer, and check the photo gallery for lots of admiring quotes about "the best all-around player hardly anybody ever mentions."
MLB's Enos "Country" Slaughter, dead at 86,: is probably best remembered for one of baseball's 25 greatest moments: a "Mad Dash" that scored the tiebreaking run from first base in Game 7 of the 1946 World Series. The Hall of Famer was born just up the road in Roxboro, NC, but the Durham paper, whose sports editor actually discovered Slaughter in the early 1930s, had only a tiny obit today. Why? Perhaps it's those lingering accusations that Slaughter "attempted to influence the Cardinal players to go on strike to protest Jackie Robinson's presence on the Dodgers. Slaughter vehemently denied any involvement, as well as the commonly repeated charge (by Ken Burns, among others) that he intentionally spiked Robinson in an August 1947 game. The Miami Herald obit covers that incident thoroughly.