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The Buzz

By Times Staff Writer
Published July 24, 2005


WHO'S HOT?

Tiger Woods.

A few words of advice for the Golden Bear: Watch your back, Jack.

The artist formerly known as Eldrick has rediscovered the magic, which spells bad news for Lefty and the bunch. It also means records are likely to fall.

WHO'S NOT?

Serena Williams.

How pathetic is this? Williams pulled out of next week's WTA Tour event because of a left ankle injury that has slowed her since April. Of course, the injury didn't keep the tennis diva from wearing heels and appearing on stage at the recent ESPY Awards.

You go, girl.

OVERRATED

Home run derbies.

Fantasy anything.

UNDERRATED

Links golf

Fantasy Island

WORLD WIDE WEIRD

Since adults usually are the ones who ruin youth sports, none of us should be surprised to hear that in Tyler, Texas, a handful of people were injured in a brawl involving two adult soccer teams and spectators at a park. One person was cut with a beer bottle and another was beaten with a baseball bat in the fight, which apparently resembled the battle royal in the movie Anchorman. And here's what makes it all the more pitiful: It didn't take place during a game. Nope, it happened as one team was accepting a championship trophy.

WEEKLY MEMO

To golf announcers: Tiger Woods is not built like a linebacker.

Derrick Brooks is.

FINAL THOUGHTS

And to think, I was one of those people who thought Larry Brown would finish his career with the Clippers.

-- Compiled by Keith Niebuhr, Times staff writer