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  One Year Later, Ainge Has No Regrets
A year after he stepped down as coach of the NBA's Phoenix Suns, Basketball star Danny Ainge says he has no regrets. Ainge spends his time just as he said he would a year ago -- on his family and Church. The results have been good, he says, and while he maintains some connections with sports, don't look for him to go back.

  Reid's Eagles Prepare For Playoffs
Andy Reid is not BYU's coach, and Philadelphia Eagles' fans are glad. While BYU wanted to interview the NFL head coach and LDS Church member, Reid was too busy with the Eagles' season to even talk about the job. Instead, he has earned a 10-5 record this season, putting the Eagles in the playoffs in his third year as their head coach.

  Steve Young: It's A Boy!
Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Steve Young's wife Barbara gave birth to a boy last Wednesday, according to an announcement from the San Francisco 49ers. The baby was born at 1:30 pm on December 6th, weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long.

  BYU-Hawaii Drops Soccer, Will Add New Men's Sport
This past October the Pacific West Conference, which included BYU-Hawaii, approved the withdrawal of 10 of the 16 teams in the conference, leaving BYU-Hawaii, Hawaii Pacific, UHawaii-Hilo, Chaminade, Montana State-Billings and Western New Mexico in the conference. Now the breakup has its first casualty, soccer, leaving BYU-Hawaii to find a new sport for its men's athletics program, to comply with NCAA requirements.

  Nina Puikkonen Named to AVCA All-America First Team
BYU middle blocker Nina Puikkonen was selected to the American Volleyball Coaches Association All-America First Team Wednesday. The AVCA will present the 20th annual All-America awards Friday at the AVCA All-America/Player of the Year banquet at the Richmond (Va.) Marriott Hotel.

  Quarterback Selected as NJCAA Offensive Player of the Year
Ricks College quarterback Marc Dunn has been named the Offensive Player of the Year in the NJCAA football. The award is equivalent to major college football's Heisman Trophy.

  Cramer Headlines Women's Soccer Honors For Cougars
Aleisha Cramer received her first All-American honor being named to the 2000 NSCAA's Women's Soccer First Team All-American. Three other teammates received All-Region honors by the NSCAA.

  Wesley Selected MWC Player of the Week
BYU senior forward Mekeli Wesley is the Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week after leading the Cougars (4-2) to a pair of victories this past week.

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