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Five Spot / Quick hitters on the light side

1. LOVE CONQUERS ALL

Davis Love III (above) will be named the next U.S. captain for golf's Ryder Cup team. The move isn't official yet, but Love has announced he's not going all the way to Europe just to kiss Jose Maria Olazabal's claret jugs.

2. UNDER THE HOODIE

The NFL experts are saying that Rex Ryan outcoached Bill Belichick in Sunday's Jets' playoff win. Belichick may wind up in the Hall of Fame, but right now he's looking like Rod Rust without the charm.

3. LAPPING THE FIELD

The indoor lacrosse team in Boston, the Blazers, has apologized for Saturday night's halftime show that featured women giving lap dances to the team mascot. The team promises to return to more wholesome halftime attractions, like its wet T-shirt cannon.

4. BRETT'S BOOKMARKS

Brett Favre has filed his retirement papers with the NFL. It's not like that's a hard job; he keeps the papers filed under shift-F1 on his computer.

5. LAUNDRY LIST

The Sabres promised to correct their gaffe after misspelling Rob Niedermayer's name on his jersey the past three games. Today the team will change it from NoGoals back to Niedermayer.

-- Greg Connors

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