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Five Spot / Quick hitters on the light side

1. HE'S TIRED

The Orlando Magic have fired coach Stan Van Gundy and dismissed General Manager Otis Smith. Sounds like superstar center Dwight Howard will need a bit of a vacation after such a busy day.

2. GOT A MATCH?

The Olympic torch went out during its relay around Great Britain. They don't have to cancel the Games when that happens; they just have to send someone to Greece to ask for a light.

3. IMAGE CHANGE

Sunday's marathon in Green Bay was called off after 2 1/2 hours because of intense heat. This is going to ruin that city's reputation for having year-round frozen tundra.

4. THE LINE FORMS HERE

Jamaica is the latest member of the International Ice Hockey Federation. Darcy Regier's desk figures to be overwhelmed by resumes from scouts who think they should spend two weeks there every February looking for top young talent.

5. SPICE UP THE FIELD

Celery is on a long losing streak during the mascot races at Bisons games at Coca-Cola Field. There is talk it might be sent to Binghamton in Double-A for some more, um, seasoning.

-- Budd Bailey