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September 15, 2008
Died At age 78 of congestive heart failure, longtime UTEP basketball coach Don Haskins (above). In 38 seasons Haskins, who was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1997 and retired in '99, led the Miners to 14 NCAA tournament appearances, but wins and losses don't measure his full impact on the game. In 1966 his team, then known as Texas Western, became the first with five black starters to win an NCAA title by beating heavily favored, all-white Kentucky; the story of that achievement was told in the 2006 movie Glory Road. The Miners' win paved the way for widespread recruiting of black players by NCAA schools. Said former Arkansas coach Nolan Richardson, who played for Haskins from 1961 to '63, "He was able to win without worrying about what color [his players] were."
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September 15, 2008

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Died
At age 78 of congestive heart failure, longtime UTEP basketball coach Don Haskins (above). In 38 seasons Haskins, who was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1997 and retired in '99, led the Miners to 14 NCAA tournament appearances, but wins and losses don't measure his full impact on the game. In 1966 his team, then known as Texas Western, became the first with five black starters to win an NCAA title by beating heavily favored, all-white Kentucky; the story of that achievement was told in the 2006 movie Glory Road. The Miners' win paved the way for widespread recruiting of black players by NCAA schools. Said former Arkansas coach Nolan Richardson, who played for Haskins from 1961 to '63, "He was able to win without worrying about what color [his players] were."

Returning
To competitive cycling next year, Lance Armstrong (right), according to a report Monday by VeloNews. Citing anonymous sources, the website said that Armstrong, who turns 37 this month, will compete in five races in 2009—including the Tour de France—for the Astana team. The seven-time Tour winner, who retired in 2005, reportedly will post his team-conducted blood test results online to show that he is not doping. Last month Armstrong reenrolled in the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's out-of-competition testing program; USADA requires an athlete to be in the program for six months before being granted eligibility for international competition.

Rescinded
By the LPGA Tour, a new rule calling for the suspension of players who aren't conversant in English (SI, Sept. 8). A storm of negative publicity and complaints from many Asian players followed the announcement of the plan last month, and last Friday commissioner Carolyn Bivens said the penalties will be dropped. She left open the possibility that players who can't do interviews or speak to sponsors in English could be fined.

Released
From prison, disgraced sprinter Marion Jones, who served most of a six-month sentence for lying to federal investigators about her steroid use. Jones, 32, left a halfway house in San Antonio last Friday and returned to her home in Austin; she will be on probation for two years. Jones admitted last October that she used designer steroids and returned the three gold medals and two bronzes that she won at the 2000 Olympics.

Died
At age 92 of liver failure, 1958 U.S. Open champion Tommy Bolt. Bolt had one of golf's prettiest swings and won 15 PGA Tour events after turning pro in 1946, but Terrible Tommy was best known for his volcanic temper. The Tour fined him on several occasions for breaking his clubs and using foul language on the course. Bolt's last Tour victory was in 1961, and he won the Senior PGA Championship in '69. "Now, I threw a couple of clubs," he once said. "But I threw them at the most opportune time.... They always had the camera on me."

Died
At age 78 of congestive heart failure, former middleweight champion Joey Giardello. A Brooklyn native, Giardello won the belt in 1963 and held it for two years; the boxing Hall of Famer retired in 1967 with a record of 101-25-8 and 33 knockouts. In 1999 he sued the producers of the movie The Hurricane for defamation, saying the film wrongly suggested that he unfairly won his 1964 decision over Rubin (Hurricane) Carter. The suit was settled in 2000.

Diverted
To a phone-sex line, callers to a number set up for the ordering of federal waterfowl hunting permits. On July 1 the Fish and Wildlife Service began selling this year's duck stamps (left), $15 permits that duck hunters are required to hold, which are accompanied by a card listing a number for reordering. The number is supposed to spell out 1-800-STAMP24, but a typo makes it 1-800-TRAMP24—which dials a service called Intimate Connections. Reprinting the cards, which are to be sold through next June, would cost $300,000, so they will not be corrected.

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