Yet another case for visors

GARY LOEWEN

, Last Updated: 9:22 AM ET

Another hockey player goes down with an eye injury.

Matt Stajan of the Maple Leafs has been sidelined with blurry vision after being hit in the right eye with a soccer ball during a routine pre-game foosball warmup.

And some people still don't think NHLers should wear visors.

It's rank

Officials who operate the complicated and confusing World Golf Rankings are able to confirm that Tiger Woods indeed turned 33 yesterday.

They say there is a chance he could remain 33 for much of 2009.

Forever No. 1

Woods hasn't golfed since mid-June, yet retains the No. 1 ranking.

He could sit out for nine months or more and still be top dog.

In other news, Roger Clemens wins the American League Cy Young Award for 2008 ... you know, based on past performance.

Coughing it up

With the Raptors wrapping up a 2-4 trip against largely mediocre competition, Jermaine O'Neal went down with "flu-like" symptoms Monday night against the Golden State Warriors.

Not really the flu, just sick of the losing.

Pardon me, Roy

If you're wide receiver Roy Williams, you tasted the worst of both worlds this season.

As a Detroit Lion, Williams was a big fish in a dried up pond but at least they threw him the darn ball.

After the Lions opened 0-5, Williams was traded to the Dallas Cowboys, where he became a minnow in a cesspool.

OK, cesspool is a bit strong, but the Cowboys do have Terrell Owens in their midst.

While the great T.O. felt ignored and sulked about how quarterback Tony Romo liked tight end Jason Witten best (never mind Jessica Simpson), Williams became virtually invisible.

Williams closed out the season with a measly two catches for four yards on Sunday.

"I was hoping I'd (make) a bigger impact this year," Williams told the Dallas News, "but I looked like a scrub out there."

It got bad enough that Williams pulled a T.O., telling Romo on Sunday: "Man, you've got to trust me."

How does Williams think he can build that trust?

"I don't know, man," he said. "I guess that's what a training camp is for."

Ahh, training camp, those were the glory days for the Lions, who went 4-0 during the pre-season en route to a 0-16 campaign.

At least they can say that trading Williams didn't make them any worse.


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