SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Ford Olinger isn't quite ready to claim victory over the U.S. Golf Association following a Supreme Court ruling Monday, though he feels it's pretty close. "Until I see it in writing from the appellate court saying, 'OK, Ford, you win,' we still have to hold a little skepticism," said Olinger, who has a degenerative condition in both hips. "But we're definitely glad that Casey (Martin) won, and it's looking a lot better for us."
Jerry Rice could be headed across the Bay. The longtime San Francisco 49ers star, who holds every significant NFL receiving record, was released by the team Monday and will sign with the Oakland Raiders, 49ers vice president Bill Walsh said at Rice's charity golf tournament. But before teeing off, Rice said he was still deciding between the Raiders and the Seattle Seahawks. He planned to make his final decision Monday night.
AUSTIN, Texas -- A former teaching pro who conducts golf clinics for the disabled filed a federal lawsuit Monday against the United States Golf Association for the right to use a cart during U.S. Senior Open qualifying. JaRo Jones, 53, of Baytown, who has a disease that causes his leg and shoulder muscles to atrophy, says the USGA has denied his request for a cart during Senior Open qualifying for the past three years. Jones, who filed his lawsuit in Austin, says denying him use of a cart violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.