Former Washington Redskins Joe Theismann and Darrell Green will be enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame this weekend in South Bend, Ind.
Theismann will return to the place where he starred for Notre Dame. He compiled a 20-3-2 record for the Fighting Irish, and led them to a win over top-ranked Texas in the 1971 Cotton Bowl.
Green was not only a football star but also a world-class sprinter at Texas A&I.
* GOLF: Paula Creamer mastered her short game to beat Diana Ramage, 3 and 2, on a rain-soaked course in Erie, Pa., to advance to the semifinals of the U.S. Women's Amateur for the second straight year. Creamer will play Amanda McCurdy today. McCurdy beat South Korea's Sun Young Yoo, 3 and 2.
Last year's runner up, Jane Park, beat Beth Allen, 4 and 2, to advance. Park will play Sarah Huarte, today. Huarte beat Morgan Pressel, 1 up.
* COLLEGES: North Carolina State reassigned assistant strength coach C.J. Hunter because of his connection with the investigation of steroid use by track and field athletes, including his ex-wife, Marion Jones.
In a statement, Athletic Director Lee Fowler said Hunter was moved to another position in the athletic department "after evaluating recent allegations" involving the former world champion shot putter. The statement did not specify Hunter's new duties or the specific allegations against Hunter.
* HORSE RACING: Two local horses, 2003 Maryland-based horse of the year Kicken Kris and Mr. O'Brien, figure as strong contenders today in the Arlington Million, a Grade I 1 1/4-mile race second only to the Breeders' Cup Turf in prestige for grass races in the country.
Michael Matz trains Kicken Kris, who won the Grade II Bowling Green Handicap at Belmont Park on July 17.
Last year, the Fair Hill-based colt won the Grade I Secretariat Stakes for 3-year-olds over the same turf at the Million at Arlington Park outside Chicago.
Mr. O'Brien, who has turned into a top runner since being transferred to the barn of Robin Graham last fall, won the historic Dixie Stakes at Pimlico this spring and then placed in back-to-back Grade I stakes, most recently a close second in the United Nations Handicap on July 3 at Monmouth Park, N.J.
Both horses, listed at 8-1 in the morning-line odds, will be ridden by Hall of Fame jockeys -- Kent Desormeaux on Kicken Kris and Pat Day on Mr. O'Brien.
Five European runners have traveled to the United States for the race. Sweet Return, a British-born colt based in California, is the 7-2 morning-line favorite.
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