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Golfer Daly: Daughter named after Tucson rehab clinic

Golfer Daly: Daughter named after Tucson rehab clinic

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Typical of how he plays, John Daly holds nothing back in his new book.

There are stories of how he lost 60 pounds in college by drinking a fifth of whiskey and smoking three packs of cigarettes a day. One of the longest chapters is devoted to sexual exploits with his four wives and a woman he calls "Almost Ex No. 4." In a harrowing account, he writes about the time his father put a gun to Daly's head in a drunken rage.

But all anyone really needs to know about Daly is this: He named his second daughter after a rehab center in Tucson.

That would be "Sierra," as in Sierra Tucson, the clinic where Daly spent three weeks in January 1993 after trashing his Colorado house so badly the police were called.

"John Daly: My Life In and Out of the Rough" will be in bookstores Monday.

"It's the truth. I'm not going to sidestep anything," Daly said Tuesday. "It brings back memories of stupid stuff I've done in my life, and good stuff."

golf

Michelle Wie has entered a qualifying tournament for the men's U.S. Open, where she will attempt to become the first woman to play in the golf championship.

Wie, 16, will play in a local qualifier in Oahu, Hawaii, on May 15, said David Shefter, a spokesman for the U.S. Golf Association. If she finishes in the top three in the 41-player field, she would advance to a sectional qualifier in Summit, N.J., on June 5, to try to earn a spot in the Open, which begins June 15 at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y.

NFL

GRAPEVINE, Texas — California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger wants two NFL teams in Los Angeles.

Commissioner Paul Tagliabue and a committee of 11 owners heard presentations Tuesday from officials representing Los Angeles, Anaheim and Pasadena, three cities that want a club. The area has been without an NFL franchise for more than a decade.

Schwarzenegger went first. After meeting with the owners, he emerged to say he was there to make sure "we're getting not only one NFL team to the Los Angeles area, Southern California, but to actually get two teams. That's why I came. Why limit it?"

duke lacrosse

DURHAM, N.C. — The district attorney prosecuting two Duke athletes on rape charges fought off two challengers in the Democratic primary Tuesday.

Mike Nifong led two other candidates with 45 percent of the vote. There are no Republicans running in the general election.


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