Highs and lows
By BRUCE LOWITT, MIKE STEPHENSON and JAMAL THALJI
© St. Petersburg Times, published May 6, 2001
BRAD RICHARDS: The Lightning forward led Canada into the qualifying round with three goals, tied for the tournament lead.
ST. ANTHONY'S: Organizers pulled off the first World Cup triathlon in the continental United States with skill and got great races with Olympic champion Simon Whitfield winning the men's event and Carol Montgomery pulling an upset in the women's field.
CART: The open-wheel racing circuit did the right thing, canceling its race at Texas Motor Speedway when drivers reported the speeds in excess of 230 mph made them dizzy, but ...
CART: The open-wheel racing circuit should have made its decision well before race day. The steeply banked track wasn't sufficiently tested even when many anticipated the speeds would be excessive.
TRAIL BLAZERS: The NBA team tried to confiscate a fan's sign during a playoff game. When the fan wouldn't hand it over, she and her 8-year-old stepson were escorted from the arena. Trade Whitsitt, it read, a relatively gentle swipe at general manager Bob Whitsitt. The team apologized and sent souvenirs -- which arrived with $5.38 postage due. (The Blazers said they'd repay that, too.)
NCAA: As if the organization doesn't have enough problems, now it's helping screw up another American institution: Friday night football. The NCAA will now allow college teams to play Friday night in a reckless disregard of the traditional night of high school football.
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