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THE INSIDE TRACK | MORNING BRIEFING

There's Not Enough Love to Go Around

May 11, 1999|SHAV GLICK

Track superstar Marion Jones married C.J. Hunter, a world-class shotputter, last October, but it isn't sitting well with Jones' mother, Marion Toller.

"My mother loves me and I love my mother," Jones told Amy Shipley of the Washington Post. "C.J. loves me and I love C.J. My mother and C.J. don't have to love each other.

"The normal mother-daughter relationship is not something I have, but that's the only way I know. We don't have that huggy type of relationship, but I don't know anything else."

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Trivia time: David Duval is the No. 1 golfer in world rankings. How did he fare in his last two PGA events?

For the record
Los Angeles Times Thursday May 13, 1999 Home Edition Sports Part D Page 2 Sports Desk 1 inches; 22 words Type of Material: Correction
David Duval did not miss the cut in his last two PGA Tour events, as reported Tuessday. He finished tied for 64th at Houston, then missed the cut at New Orleans.

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What a relief: Columnist Mike Lupica in the New York Daily News, on the one-on-one exhibition between Duval and Tiger Woods at Sherwood Country Club in August:

"The winner is supposed to make more than a million dollars, which is a relief, because now we can call off the benefit we wanted to run for both Duval and Woods, who hardly make any money at all on the regular PGA Tour."

Lupica says that the match "will be about as authentic as a rich-looking Rolex sold on a street corner."

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Only in America: When five-time world motorcycle road-racing champion Mick Doohan broke his leg, forearm and collarbone while racing in Spain, he flew to Menlo Park, Calif., to have Dr. Arthur Ting patch him up. Ting says Doohan likes California for another reason.

"I told the nurses, 'If we were in Australia or Europe, he wouldn't be able to get across that parking lot without attracting a mob,' " Ting said.

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Real motivation: Miami Heat Coach Pat Riley once broke his toe when he kicked a garbage can while delivering a motivational speech.

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FYI: The oldest official supplier at England's historic Wimbledon tournament is Slazenger, which has made tennis balls since 1902.

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Appreciation: Warren Moon of the Kansas City Chiefs is now a member of the Pacific Northwest Football Hall of Fame. Why? Because he played quarterback for the University of Washington and the Seattle Seahawks.

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What next? Before Sunday's Laker win, the Washington Post's Michael Wilbon wrote: "Does winning four straight games to end the season mean the Lakers are about to get on a roll? Or that they're going to end the season as the biggest tease and biggest fraud of the season? (Will NBC even televise the rest of the playoffs if the Lakers lose?)"

Any second thoughts, Michael?

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Stretching out: In 2001, the Little League World Series will grow to 16 teams competing during nine days in two stadiums at Williamsport, Pa.

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Trivia answer: Duval missed the cut in both tournaments.

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And finally: Moments after Mike Piazza of the New York Mets hit a ball off the scoreboard in center field at Arizona's Bank One Ballpark during batting practice Sunday--at least a 500-foot drive--the board read, "Mike, Please Don't Hurt Me."

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