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Five Spot / Quick hitters on the light side

1. YOU'VE HAD ENOUGH, SIR

Michael Phelps (above) says he has started preparing for the 2012 Olympics. In response, diners around Ann Arbor, Mich., have canceled their all-you-can-eat breakfast specials in anticipation of his post-workout meals.

2. THE AIR UP THERE

Denver has six boys and girls in the finals of the NFL's Punt, Pass and Kick tournament. Buffalo contestants, who were blanked, were quick to point to Denver's thin air for providing an unfair advantage.

3. SAY HEY!

The San Francisco Giants say they are bringing the World Series trophy to New York City on Jan. 22 for a day so that fans of the New York Giants (pre-1957) can get a picture with it. AARP membership cards will be checked at the door.

4. PAGING TIM MCCRACKEN

Toronto Maple Leafs coach Ron Wilson put up a cash bounty to inspire his current team to beat his old team, the San Jose Sharks, on Tuesday. A bounty? Wilson has to stop showing the movie "Slap Shot" on plane flights during road trips.

5. NO, THIS WAY

Minnesota Timberwolves center Darko Milicic tipped the ball into his own basket during Thursday's game against the Washington Wizards. Comments from the Timberwolves' fans that Milicic should shoot more immediately stopped.

-- Budd Bailey

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