Names In The News
Baseball HOFer ANDRE DAWSON on Thursday revealed that he "underwent robotic surgery in December" at the Univ. of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center to "remove a cancerous prostate gland -- and that he is now cancer-free." Dawson's goal now is to "raise awareness about the importance of paying attention" to levels of Prostate-Specific Antigen (MIAMI HERALD, 4/26). Meanwhile, ESPN’s DIGGER PHELPS has been diagnosed with bladder cancer and “will begin treatment near his home in South Bend, Ind., next week” (CHICAGOTRIBUNE.com, 4/25).
PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ: Dodgers LF CARL CRAWFORD, Lakers Dir of Scouting JESSE BUSS and MLS Galaxy F LANDON DONOVAN all are living at the Ritz-Carlton Residences in L.A., a "collection of 224 luxury condo units that sits atop a 54-story tower." The complex was opened by AEG two years ago, and has "become popular with buyers from the sports world in large part because of its proximity to the city's major arenas, including the Staples Center next door and Dodger Stadium, a 10-minute drive away." Home Depot Center is "about 20 minutes away" (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 4/26).
NAMES: Cowboys Owner JERRY JONES on Thursday attended the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 4/26)....NASCAR driver DANICA PATRICK's divorce "is final, completing a process that began more than five months ago when she announced she was ending her marriage to PAUL HOSPENTHAL" (ESPN.com, 4/25)....Sabres G RYAN MILLER has listed his Buffalo townhouse for sale with an "asking price of $659,900." He purchased the residence in '06 for $348,500 (BUFFALONEWS.com, 4/25)....Knicks F CARMELO ANTHONY is a "co-founder and part owner of Haute Time, a high-end watch publication whose first edition dropped this week." Haute Time is one of "a series of enterprises being spun out of Haute Living." Anthony, an "avid watch collector, is only an investor in the timepiece portion of the company's media ventures" (N.Y. POST, 4/26)....Nike on Tuesday presented $250,000 in grants to local nonprofits and schools. Paralympic athlete WILL GROULX was a recipient of the Nike Employee Grant Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation (OREGONLIVE.com, 4/23).