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Volume 24 No. 157
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Weekend Briefs....

A source said that the NFL is "considering not inviting players who are academically ineligible in college to the Combine" (, 7/6).

Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville yesterday was at Wrigley Field with the Stanley Cup, and he and the trophy "made their way through the Cubs locker room and onto the field" (, 7/6).

Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez, currently in a rehab stint with the Single-A Florida State League Tampa Yankees, was "booed soundly" yesterday by the crowd of 3,148 at the team's road game versus the Brevard County Manatees (N.Y. POST, 7/7).

World TeamTennis club Texas Wild will "open its inaugural season" tonight in Sacramento when it "takes on the Capitals in the start of a two-match West Coast road swing." The Wild were "known as the Explorers before relocating" from K.C. to Irving (FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM, 7/7).