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Five Spot /Quick hitters on the light side

1. WRONG PATTERN

Michael Floyd, Notre Dame's leading receiver last season, has been arrested on drunken driving allegations. Empathetic Irish fans are said to be down-and-out.

2. PRESIDENT 2, COACH 1

"I didn't vote for him, either," said Oakland University coach Greg Kampe after President Obama picked Texas over Oakland in his NCAA bracket, "so I guess we're even now." Well, that tie didn't last very long: Texas 85, Oakland 81.

3. ROCKY TOPPER

Q: What do Tennesseans now call the biggest lie they've ever heard? A: The mother of all Pearls.

4. HITTING FOR THE RECYCLE

Northwest teams representing six professional leagues -- Mariners (MLB), Seahawks (NFL), Trail Blazers (NBA), Canucks (NHL), Storm (WNBA) and Sounders FC (MLS) -- have joined forces with the Green Sports Alliance, bent on reducing sports' negative environmental impact. Remember when "going green" to a pro-sports mogul simply meant raising ticket prices?

5. PAGING WILLIE NELSON

"Former boxing champ Christy Martin suffered knife and bullet wounds in a fight started by her husband, who was upset because Christy told him she was leaving him for a woman," wrote Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle. "Now there's a country song that will pretty much write itself."

-- Dwight Perry, Seattle Times

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