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Five Spot / Quick hitters on the light side

1. A TRUE EXPERT

"Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek says he believes the Nationals will make the playoffs this season. And remember, Trebek is a man who knows all the answers in advance.

2. THE CENTURY MARK

The Red Sox celebrated the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park Friday in grand style. Even so, manager Bobby Valentine got carried away when he wrote in the name of Tris Speaker on his lineup card as the center fielder.

3. HE'S NEXT

Illinois State coach Tim Jankovich is said to be interesting in "coach-in-waiting" status behind new SMU coach Larry Brown. Anyone waiting for Brown to leave a job usually doesn't have long to wait.

4. CHANGE TO BELIEVE IN

The band Nickelback will perform at this year's NHL Awards in Las Vegas in June. The group's name also answers the question, "How much change do you get when you buy a good NHL ticket with a $100 bill?"

5. CAUGHT ON KISS-CAM

According to records, former Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino started his affair with Jessica Dorrell after Dorrell asked him during lunch, "Are you ever going to kiss me?" Joe Namath was said to be shocked at the disclosure.

-- Budd Bailey