Miscellaneous Sports News
Mods...I thought since we had miscellaneous threads in movies and music that I would make one for sports. This could be for those articles/stories that wouldn't necessarily require an entire thread. If this needs to be moved/deleted, no problem!
Chris Evert's Ex Wishes Her, Greg Norman 'Happiness'
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 03, 2007 12:45 PM EST
Since tennis star Chris Evert split from her husband of 18 years, Andy Mill, she's been spotted with golfer Greg Norman, who had been one of Mill's good friends.
And although Evert, 52, and Norman, 51, won't say they're a couple, Mill himself tells PEOPLE in its new issue: "These two people have really meant a lot to me for a long time. At this point I just wish them great happiness."
But his ex-wife's new relationship hasn't been easy for the skiing champ, 53 – at least according to Paul Tejera, a Florida fishing guide and one of Mill's best friends.
Tejara tells PEOPLE that Mill – a world-class fisherman who introduced Norman to Evert – never saw it coming.
"It was like the ultimate betrayal," says Tejera. "To find out she was with Greg Norman was a shock."
Evert, who declined to comment, separated from Mill in October 2006 and was granted custody of their three sons – Alex, 15; Nicky, 12; and Colton, 10 – when the divorce became final in December.
Norman split from his wife of 25 years, Laura, 57, last June (they have two grown children).
For their part, Evert and Norman became business partners recently when she signed on to create tennis academies in his resort developments, and were recently spotted strolling hand-in-hand in Sydney, Australia.
But they're keeping mum on their status. "We're very, very close friends," is all Norman would tell reporters in November. "We'll leave it at that."
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue
Beyonce to grace Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue
Feb 13, 2007 10:06 PM
NEW YORK – Another high note for Beyonce – the coveted cover shot of this year's Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.
The singer and now movie star (Dreamgirls) posed on a Florida beach in a yellow-and-pink bikini by House of Dereon, the fashion label she started with her mother, Tina Knowles. There's also a photo spread inside.
"The Dreamgirl As You've Never Seen Her," a cover headline teases.
The 2007 swimsuit edition continues with a music them inside, featuring scantily-clad models posing with Kanye West, Aerosmith, Kenny Chesney, Gnarls Barkley and Panic! At the Disco for the camera of lensman Steve Erle.
Tim Hardaway says he hates 'gay people'
MIAMI (AP) -- Retired Miami Heat guard Tim Hardaway said he hates gay people on a radio show today and that he wouldn't want a gay player on his team.
He said quote "You know, I hate gay people, so I let it be known. I don't like gay people and I don't like to be around gay people."
Hardaway made the comments while he was a guest on Sports Talk 790 The Ticket.
The discussion was sparked after last week's announcement that retired NBA center John Amaechi is gay.
Hardaway said if he did find out that a teammate was gay, he would ask for the player to be traded or to be bought out of his contract because it would make other players feel uncomfortable in the locker room.
He later apologized for the remarks during a live telephone interview with WSVN Channel 7, saying he was sorry and should have never said anything.
I wonder if he's sorry for saying what he said or if he's sorry he said it publicly. :ohno