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VIKINGS HIRE O'LEARY: George O'Leary can now add this to his resume: assistant head coach, Minnesota Vikings.

O'Leary got another chance when one of his former high school players — new Vikings head coach Mike Tice — hired him Friday.

Nearly a month ago, O'Leary resigned in disgrace only five days after getting his dream job as head coach at Notre Dame. He quit following revelations he had lied on his resume.


ALI GETS OWN STAR: The greatest star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame belonged to Muhammad Ali on Friday.

That's because the former boxer insisted his star be installed on the wall of the new Kodak Theater complex instead of being embedded in the sidewalk of Hollywood Boulevard with the other 2,188 famous names.

Ali said he didn't want to be walked on by people who "disrespect him."

"All my life, growing up as a little boy, I always said if I could get famous I would do things to help my people that other people won't do," Ali said. "I don't care about being famous. I care about getting the ear of people, because if people hear truth, some will accept it."


ADIDAS INTERNATIONAL: Martina Hingis completed a Swiss sweep of the Adidas International on Saturday, successfully defending her title with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over American Meghann Shaughnessy.

In the men's final, Switzerland's Roger Federer beat Argentine qualifier Juan Ignacio Chela 6-3, 6-3.


FORSBERG HAS SURGERY: Peter Forsberg, preparing to return to the Colorado Avalanche after taking a leave of absence Sept. 15, instead underwent surgery Thursday to repair damaged tendons in his left foot. The Swedish star will be sidelined at least four months and will also miss the 2002 Winter Olympics.


NEW ZEALAND OPEN: Tiger Woods made up three strokes on the New Zealand Open leaders Saturday before play was suspended because of rain following his tee shot on the 12th hole.

Australians James McLean and Stephen Leaney, the second-round leaders at 7-under 135, had yet to tee off when play was stopped.

SONY OPEN: At Honolulu, John Cook shot an 8-under-par 62 on Friday to match his career-low round in 23 years on the PGA Tour and take a four-stroke lead in the Sony Open.