Cabbie the coach

STEVE SIMMONS -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 9:38 AM ET

For now, John Torchetti is the coach of the L.A. Kings. He is not well-known, but he used to coach the Greensboro Monarchs of the ECHL. He just wasn't paid to coach in his two seasons in Greensboro. So, to pay the bills, Torchetti drove a taxi. Now he is taking them on somebody else's expense account.

CONTROL FREAK

Even old Mike Wallace is telling people that last Sunday's 60 Minutes interview with Tiger Woods was rigged. Wallace himself wasn't happy about it. Tiger's life is so well-managed that he had approval over what questions were to be asked and knew about all of them in advance. Sadly, that has never been 60 Minutes style.

GETTING OLD

This is how you know you're getting old. Yannick Noah has a son, Joakim, playing basketball for Florida in the NCAA tournament and Jesse Barfield's kid is the starting second baseman for the San Diego Padres. It's tough enough that Thomas Steen's boy, Alex, is an impressive rookie with the Leafs. Ah, we all remember when.


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