Arizona State, which gave the LSU Foundation $500,000 (a portion of the revenue earned from the Sept.10 LSU-Arizona State football game) for its Hurricane Katrina-Rita Student Relief Fund.
Major League Baseball: The San Antonio Express-News reported that MLB has taken Carver Academy (a nonprofit school with 120 students, 98 percent of whom receive scholarship assistance) to court over the use of the school's logo, which resembles that of the California Angels. That's right, the one that hasn't been used in years. Ethan Orlinsky, general counsel for MLB, told Express-News the league wanted to make sure "there's no confusion in the marketplace."
IS THIS GUY KIDDING?
Regarding ESPN's in-game interviews, Red Sox manager Terry Francona told the Boston Globe he doesn't "think it's appropriate." "Our owners are big into television, so I need to be respectful to that. I don't like it very much. I don't think people understand the amount of focus and intensity we have. You have to turn it off. That's really hard. It is very uncomfortable." Who knew eating sunflower seeds was such grueling work?
To Rays owner Stuart Sternberg: Forget free parking, I want to use Vince Naimoli's restroom.
LINE OF THE WEEK
With Rafael Palmeiro in damage control mode, he'll be happy to know that fellow human chemistry set Juan Gonzalez says Palmeiro is clean. No word if Courtney Love and Robert Downey Jr. have contacted Gonzalez about serving as their publicist. - Sportsbybrooks.com
"There is a 15-year-old girl whose favorite color is pink and asks her dad if it's okay to chill at the shopping mall with friends. Michelle Wie recently got a part-time job that pays her $10-million per year.
"There is a 15-year-old girl who wears lime green and asks her dad if it's okay to attend a rock concert on a school night. Jordan Kiszla recently bought a dress for the homecoming dance that cost 150 bucks.
"I'm thinking it might be a good idea if my daughter could land work at the same place that employs B.J. Wie's kid.
"I'd even be willing to pull all the carpool duty."
- Mark Kiszla, Denver Post
This Sternberg guy might have said all the right things last week, but he still has work to do if he's going to mend fences with the raccoons.