Names In The News
Patriots Owner ROBERT KRAFT is "in the midst of 'Touchdown in Israel II,'" in which he leads a group of 18 Pro Football HOFers through the country to "experience the culture and history of Israel and participate in special football events showcasing the growth of the game in the country." Among those on this year's trip are JIM BROWN, JOE MONTANA, ROGER STAUBACH, JOE GREENE, ERIC DICKERSON, MIKE SINGLETARY, and ANDRE TIPPETT (BOSTON GLOBE, 6/18).
NAMES: Patriots QB TOM BRADY was in China on a promotional tour for Under Armour this weekend when he made an appearance in Beijing, "practicing what media reports describe as 'martial arts techniques'" with a fitness instructor. Brady also stopped by the Great Wall of China, where he was "photographed with a Super Bowl trophy" (BOSTON GLOBE, 6/18)....The Stanley Cup on Saturday "appeared at four hockey rinks around the Pittsburgh area." Penguins Head Equipment Manager DANNY KROLL "surprised" six-year-old DARRAN DUNLAP with the Cup. Dunlap, the daughter of Pittsburgh-based KDKA-FM's "Fan Morning Show" host COLIN DUNLAP, was "diagnosed with leukemia last November" (PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE, 6/18)....Dolphins LB KIKO ALONSO was "one of the promoters" for Saturday's Boxing Storm 3 at Miami Airport Convention Center. The main event featured HAROLD CALDERON against WILFRIDO BUELVAS (South Florida SUN-SENTINEL, 6/17).