Seattle Sonics guard Gary Payton has gone to court in Chicago to determine the paternity of a 3-year-old boy. Payton said he has supported the child for three years and will continue to do so if tests show he is the father. ….. On the eve of what would have been Mickey Mantle’s 64th birthday, his widow Merlyn Mantle and two of their sons, Danny and David, helped answer phones at the Donor Awareness Coalition’s daylong hot line in Dallas… . Don Faurot, the legendary Missouri football coach and athletic director who created the Split-T offense that became a cornerstone of many college offenses, died of congestive heart failure in Columbia, Mo. He was 93.