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Five Spot / Quick hitters on the light side

1. PAYING THE PRICE

Medical authorities say NHL players suffered 559 concussions between 1997 and 2004. And that was only by skaters who had to face Sabres tough guy Rob Ray (above) in that time period.

2. SOMEONE WILL PAY

Cincinnati lawmakers say they won't ask the Reds and Bengals to kick in $10 million to a fund that pays for stadium construction debts, so taxpayers will still foot the bill. In other news, the city's legislators have asked for $10 million in concessions benefits from government workers.

3. IT WAS HERE SOMEWHERE

A foreigner who wins the Utrecht, Netherlands, Marathon will take home the equivalent of $142, while a native would win $14,200. You can expect a lot of fast runners to start looking for that lost Dutch birth certificate.

4. JOLTIN' JOE?

A Brooklyn fan plans on suing the Yankees after receiving a shock during a game at Yankee Stadium. It reportedly had nothing to do with Brett Gardner getting a hit to raise his batting average to .140.

5. ROLLING IN THE DOUGH

An Astros' fan has been told that the 315 free doughnuts and cups of coffee he won on Fan Appreciation Night are considered taxable income by the federal government. If he's in the 28 percent tax bracket, he will be ordered to send 88 crullers to the nearest IRS office.

-- Budd Bailey

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