With "impaired driving causing death" and "dangerous driving causing death" in a wreck that killed former Blackhawks defenseman Keith Magnuson (page 62), four-time NHL All-Star Rob Ramage. The two were returning from a funeral near Toronto when Ramage's rental car crossed the center line into oncoming traffic and collided with another car. Magnuson, 56, was pronounced dead at the scene. Ramage, who is 44 and lives in St. Louis, mm where he is an investment broker and coaches a peewee hockey team, was hospitalized with a dislocated hip. Results of a blood test on Ramage were not yet public, but the impaired driving charge carries a possible sentence of life in prison.
As football coach at UTEP, Mike Price, who was fired by Alabama in May before coaching a game for the Crimson Tide. Price, who admitted to drinking heavily and visiting a strip club, has a career record of 129-121. "We know Mike Price is a man who has been humbled," UTEP president Diana Natalicio said. "He paid dearly for that grievous error in judgment, and all of us believe he has earned the opportunity to restart his career."
Twice, by Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Na-math during a live interview, that he wanted to kiss ESPN sideline reporter Suzy Kolber. During last Saturday's Patriots-Jets game, Kolber asked the 60-year-old Namath, who was on hand as part of the Jets' All-Time team celebration, how it felt to see his former club struggle. He replied, "I want to kiss you. I couldn't care less about the team struggling." After a few rambling remarks about the Jets' Chad Pennington, Namath ended the interview with, "And I want to kiss you." Said Kolber, "Thanks, Joe. I'll take that as a huge compliment" and swiftly tossed the feed back to the booth.
Of a heart attack, Gordon Wood, 89, who won nine Texas state titles and retired in 1985 as America's winningest high school football coach with a 396-91-15 record. (He's now third all time.) After winning two titles at Stamford High, Wood took over at Brown-wood, in a town of 20,500 about 120 miles southwest of Fort Worth, in 1960. A student of the game—he often drove five hours round trip to watch Texas Tech practice when Bill Parcells was the Red Raiders' defensive coordinator in the mid-1970s—he led Brown-wood to seven titles with his wing T offense.
Which star athletes' autographs are most commonly forged. A study by the Professional Sports Authenticator, the largest authentication service in the $1 billion sports collectibles industry, showed that the "Ten Most Dangerous Autographs" list starts with Lou Gehrig (only 37% of signatures were deemed genuine), Jackie Robinson (39%), Michael Jordan (40%) and Shaquille O'Neal (40%). The signature most frequently submitted to PSA for authentication was Mickey Mantle's, 55% of which were real. Can you spot the fake here? It's the one on the ball.