BRIEFLY : JETS-PARCELLS DEAL GOES UNDER SCOPE.The New York Jets
National Football League
NFL (US) n abbr (= National Football League) → Fußball-Nationalliga commissioner Paul Tagliabue Paul John Tagliabue (born November 24 1940 in Jersey City, New Jersey) was the Commissioner of the National Football League. He took the position in 1989 and was succeeded by Roger Goodell, who was elected to the position on August 8, 2006. has acknowledged Patriots owner Bob Kraft's request to review whether Parcells can work for the Jets as a ``consultant.'' He will take a couple of days before rendering a decision, and speculation is that the Jets will prevail.
That would mean Parcells - whom Tagliabue ruled last week is contractually prohibited from serving as coach or in a ``comparable position'' with any NFL team except the Patriots this season unless Kraft is given satisfactory compensation - can go on the Jets' payroll immediately.
HORSE RACING horse racing, trials of speed involving two or more horses. It includes races among harnessed horses with one of two particular gaits, among saddled Thoroughbreds (or, less frequently, quarterhorses) on a flat track, or among saddled horses over a turf course with : Cigar was in Kentucky preparing to open the second phase of his career as a stallion, but officials of the racing community gathered in Bal Harbour, Fla., on Tuesday night to name him Horse of the Year for the second straight season. Cigar, now stabled at Ashford Stud in Lexington, Ky., won all 10 races in 1995 and 5 of his 8 in 1996, with two seconds and one third. He earned $9.9 million in his career.
BOXING: Pernell Whitaker and Oscar De La Hoya Oscar de la Hoya (IPA pronunciation: [ˈɑs.kɛɹ dɛ.lɑ.ˈhɔɪ.jɑ]) (born February 4, 1973) — nicknamed the Golden Boy will fight indoors at the Nevada-Las Vegas campus arena April 12 instead of at a newly built outdoor stadium on the Las Vegas Strip The Las Vegas Strip (also known as The Strip) is a 4 mi (6.7 km) section of Las Vegas Boulevard South, most of which has been designated an All-American Road. .
BASKETBALL: Houston city officials, fearful the Houston Rockets might try to leave town, went to court to keep the team from wrestling out of its lease at The Summit sports arena. It's the latest move in the tussle between Rockets owner Les Alexander and Chuck Watson, whose Arena Operating Co., manages The Summit.
The city of Houston insists in papers filed Wednesday that Alexander's Rocket Ball Ltd. be forced to stay at The Summit until Nov. 30, 2003, when the company's lease expires. Rocket Ball is the limited partnership that owns the franchise.