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Five Spot / Quick hitters on the light side

OWE IS FOR OCHOCINCO

A judge in Ohio has ordered the Bengals' Chad Ochocinco (above) to reimburse a Cincinnati store for clothes he failed to pay for. Or as they call the $11,717 tab in

accounts receivable, the high cost of covering a receiver.

PASS THE TEDDY

Chicago Bliss fans were left feeling jilted when star running back Tasha "The Tank" Pryor and receiver Sarah Swanson announced they are bolting the team to join the expansion Las Vegas Sin. Just remember you read it here first: Free agency will be the ruination of the Lingerie Football League.

TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT

Blown layups seem to be a common losers' lament in this year's NCAA Tournament. To hear them say it, you'd think they're missing more bunnies than Elmer Fudd.

STAYING POWER

A man wielding a steak knife kept police at bay for nearly a half-hour before Saturday's NBA game at Staples Center in Los Angeles. League officials were shocked -- that someone finally went to a Clippers game and didn't want to leave.

DON'T CALL ME DADDY

"The 2009 Horse of the Year, Rachel Alexandra, is in foal, with a due date of Feb. 1, 2012," noted Greg Cote of The Miami Herald. "The father, Curlin, has denied paternity and hired a lawyer."

-- Dwight Perry, Seattle Times

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