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Do They Give Out Speeding Tickets on Golf Courses?

June 11, 1996|MAL FLORENCE

Tom Sneva, the 1983 Indianapolis 500 winner, is still racing--as co-owner of a golf course in Glendale, Ariz.

He has what he calls "the world's fastest golf cart" and claims he once took it up to 104 mph at a Las Vegas drag strip.

But he told Golf Digest that he won't take his super-powered cart onto a golf course.

"If I were to flinch at the steering wheel at 100 [mph], this thing would start flipping and wouldn't stop until February," he said.

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Trivia time: Who holds the record for most assists in an NBA championship game?

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Tough decision: Scott Ostler in the San Francisco Chronicle: "It's your call. The worst job in sports is:

A. Cleaning up Al Davis' shoes; B. Cleaning up Schottzie 02's messes; C. Cleaning up Marge Schott's messes; D. Cleaning up Albert Belle's act."

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Ouch! Nick Canepa in the San Diego Union Tribune: "There is hope for the Detroit Tigers if the American League, as expected, brings in the proposed T-ball rule."

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Be like Dennis? As the advertisements suggest, a lot of people would like to "be like Mike," But Michael Jordan wishes sometimes he could be like Dennis Rodman.

Asked to explain the popularity of the sometimes outrageous Rodman, Jordan said, "He's like a demon to everybody. We all have demons, we all have dreams, we all have things that we would love to do but we never do because of our conscious, or our subconscious, or a little angel on the shoulder, or whatever. We all live through him."

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Why not? Dan O'Neill in the St. Louis Post Dispatch: "Macaulay Culkin has decided to skip 'Home Alone 3' and make himself available for the NBA draft."

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Diamond distraction: Tony Kornheiser of the Washington Post, commenting on a proposed baseball stadium in Arlington, Va., that would be within half a mile of National Airport:

"The planes are going to pass by so close that from most seats you'll be able to see the in-flight movie."

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Name game: If the Houston Oilers' Chris Sanders, a rookie wide receiver, makes the team, he'll join receiver Chris Sanders, a second-year veteran.

Said Oiler Coach Jeff Fisher, "It's hard to get one player's attention, so if I get two when I call them, it will be a bonus."

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Looking back: On this day in 1987, Danny Harris defeated Edwin Moses in the 400-meter hurdles in a meet at Madrid. Moses had won 107 consecutive races in finals dating back to Aug. 26, 1977.

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Trivia answer: Magic Johnson of the Lakers, with 21 against Boston on June 3, 1984.

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And finally: Jayson Stark of the Philadelphia Inquirer asked the recently retired Andy Van Slyke what he thought of winding up eight short of the record for home runs by guys whose names start with V.

Said Van Slyke, "I'm just glad my name doesn't start with R."

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