SKATEBOARDER GETS $1 MILLION

Skateboarder Cole shot to fame after winning $ 1 million in bonuses in a recent cup tournament. Sacramento Kings co-owner Joe Maloof came up with the idea last year of a $1 million bonus for any skater who could win four straight Maloof Money Cups. Cole won his third straight Maloof contest last summer, but then joined the rival Street League.

Maloof officials said Tuesday that Cole is contracted to skate Orange County, the fourth Maloof contest this year. If Cole wins, he'll get the $1 million bonus plus the largest first-place prize of any contest, $250,000.

If a skater wins the first three Maloof contests this year, he'll be eligible to compete with Cole for the $1 million bonus.