-- How about that local woman who was choking on a snack and her talented dog saved her life by leaping on her--performing his version of the Heimlich maneuver. Perhaps he could breathe life into our Bucs this fall ... Former LSU quarterback JaMarcus Russell housed Fats Domino at his place after Hurricane Katrina ... NFL comish Roger Goodell met a while back with Titans DB "Pacman" Jones, attempting to avoid a lengthy suspension after several arrests. Goodell later reported his wallet missing. Why not trade him to the Bengals (9 players arrested in 9 months) ... Teams have to be held accountable also. Stop drafting players whose best 40-yard sprints were run with cops chasing them and problems would decrease ... 259 Smiths and 256 players by the name of Williams have been selected in the NFL draft.
-- Giants' Barry Bonds, coming out of Serra High School in San Mateo, Ca., should have been the top draft choice but due to a questionable attitude was picked in the 2nd round. He also should easily have made the '84 Olympic team but the committee ignored him, labeling him a bad apple. His life is a medical buffet. Writers will never vote him into the Hall of Fame ... Brigham's Ice Cream in Massachusetts will soon offer "Dice-Kream" as a flavor to Red Sox fans ... Astros have banned headfirst slides into first and home in the minors. All organizations should follow ... Did you know the initials in Indians pitcher C.C. Sabathia's real first name stand for Carsten Charles? ... The Nationals have such a pitching shortage, they visited a Chuck E. Cheese's and convinced Jason Simontacchi to join their rotation instead of cashing in four-year-olds' skee-ball tickets ... In 1950, former Dodger ace Don Newcombe started both ends of a doubleheader, going eight innings in game 1 (a win) and seven innings in game 2 ... Royals rookie Alex Gordon drew 27 intentional walks as a senior in high school.
-- Lisa Cook tells us a boa constrictor can go without food for a whole year.
-- Larry Brown once said coaching the Knicks was his dream job. He won't be coaching NY for the next four seasons at $10 mil per. Now that's a dream job... Ex-NBAer Clyde Drexler on being on "Dancing with the Stars": "I get plenty of 'I didn't know you danced, Twinkle Toes'."
-- Golfer Greg Norman and tennis queen Chris Evert are now dating.
-- We can't wait for ESPN to carry the World Series of Yahtzee!
-- And finally, George Rudolph asks why police didn't arrest Lady Godiva. Answer: They couldn't pin anything on her.
(Some of the information in this column was obtained from other news organizations)