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Swimmer fights staph; vegan NFLer; Yoko Romo

Around the sports world:

--The New York Times details Jack Mackenroth’s fight with a dangerous staph infection. Mackenroth is the Masters swimmer and “Project Runway” contestant we recently profiled.

--Can one being an elite jock and also vegan? The Wall Street Journal profiles star Kansas City Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez, who became a vegan before this season. Gonzalez quickly dropped 10 pounds and lost strength until he fine-tuned his diet (he does eat a small amount of fish and chicken each week). There is also a sidebar on a vegan mixed martial artist.

--Jessica Simpson denies that she has been dumped by Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.