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  Lewis Wins Smiles, Perspective in Charity Golf Tournament
LDS football star Chad Lewis played in the Ace Hardware Golf Shootout Wednesday, winning smiles and perspective from the charitable event, which benefits the Children's Miracle Network. An article in Philadelphia's Daily News that tugs at the heartstrings tells how Lewis, in Hawaii ahead of the NFL's Pro Bowl, got the smiles and perspective not from the audience or his teammates in the competition, but from his caddy.

  Young Teams With Rice Again -- and Two Mormon Golfers
Although they didn't set any records, and even though they were on opposing teams, it was good to see Steve Young and Jerry Rice playing together once again. Former SF 49ers teammates Young and Rice both appeared last week at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Golf Tournament held at Spyglass.

  BYU Gets 'Jewel of Hawaiian High School Football'
Aaron Francisco, first-team all-state defensive back from Kahuku High in Honolulu, Hawaii made a verbal commitment to accept a scholarship from Brigham Young University. The 6-foot-4, 190 pound Francisco was considered the jewel of the Hawaiian high school football recruiting class and is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Speaking of BYU Francisco said, "I just like the whole environment there....the school, the facilities."

  Pollard Doubles Scoring, Bradley's Playing Time Cut in Half
The Dallas Mavericks' Shawn Bradley had his playing time cut in half during the past week, to just over a hour in the three games the Mavericks played. But while his playing time was cut, his scoring still remained at nearly the same level. Meanwhile, the Sacramento Kings' Scot Pollard exploded, scoring 29 points over three games last week, a rate more than double what he had scored for the preceding week.

BYU's Bolm Named MWC Women's Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week
Colorado State University senior Bryan Berryhill and BYU senior Kirsten Bolm have been selected Mountain West Conference Men's and Women's Indoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week, respectively.

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