Thursday, June 23, 2005Today's Top 10
-- Tim Duncan: It's safe to say that tonight's Game 7 will be his career-defining game. Phil Jackson said that the Spurs big man was "swallowing apples" late in the last two games. [FW Star-Telegram]
-- Larry Brown: This will probably be the last time the "vagabond genius" sits on a bench and definitely the last time he sits on Detroit's bench [Indy Star]. And is that him talking to Isiah about the Knicks job?!?! [Newsday]
-- Annika Sorenstam: Will try to get her third major of the 2005 season in the U.S. Women's Open today [Washington Post].
-- Maria Sharapova: Defending Wimbledon champion wins second-round match with ease. 18-year-old Russian is also hot [Sports Network].
-- Scott Kazmir: Barely legal Devil Rays pitcher stifles Yankees a day after Bomber score 20 runs [Tampa Tribune].
-- Bernie Ecclestone: Insults Danica, destroys Formula One in U.S. market, Call Danica to apologize and...insults her again? [NY Daily News]
-- Terry Porter: Milwaukee Bucks fire short-term coach. Publicly state that have hopes of luring Flip Saunders or Nate McMillian. Privately an operative says it's because Porter was demanding Bucks use top pick on Marvin Williams, while the front office wants Andrew Bogut [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel].
-- Texas baseball: Advances to yet another *ping* final thanks to dramatic home run by Chance Wheeless. Opponent will be decided today [Houston Chronicle]
-- Tim Henman: British tennis player falls out of home tournament in second round, saving his countrymen from devoting too much emotional time to his eventual failure [Reuters UK].
-- Brandi Chastain: Women's soccer great involuntarily retires from international competition when U.S. team coach says he has no place for her on national team [Knight Ridder].