Blog-A-Roni: Zara Phillips No Longer Beijing-Bound

• Remember how excited we were to see Zara Phillips, granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, riding off for the Olympics? The BBC tells us that Zara’s plans for equestrian gold have now been zapped, ’cause her horsie’s hurt.

Zara Phillips

• Time to change pro careers? Steve Wyche of the ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION tees up news of Joey Harrington hitting two holes-in-one on the same hole in a matter of days.

• USA TODAY salutes Sam Wyche, as the ex-NFL coach wins in his debut election in the primaries for his local county council.

• The MADISON (WI) CAPITAL TIMES hikes along the story of a female pro football player who may soon be sent off to Iraq.

• The KANSAS CITY STAR announces that Anthony Alabi is already planning his post-football career, as the newest KC Chief will be attending an NFL broadcasting boot camp.

• THE WORLD OF ISAAC punches up some sports fight rematches they’d like to see.

• THE BIG PICTURE is distraught by the demotion of Dontrelle Willis.

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