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Five Spot / Quick hitters on the light side

1. SOUND CHECK

A TV producer was worried about microphoned Navy players using profanity during the broadcast of a recent spring football game. What? You mean "swear like a sailor" isn't just a figure of speech?

2. WHAT A BARGAIN

Overstock.com has purchased the naming rights to the Raiders' stadium in Oakland. It seems only fair, since that company is a natural landing spot for JaMarcus Russell.

3. SHAGGY DOG STORY

A Los Angeles hairdresser reportedly is suing Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and wife Jamie for not paying his $300-a-day retainer for home haircuts. Who knew that the hair of the rich and famous grew so quickly?

4. CHEW ON THIS

Former Alabama running back Mark Ingram was recently honored with a bust made out of Orchard Chicken Salad from Subway. Ingram said it was the favorite award of his life; he never wanted to take a bite out of the Heisman Trophy.

5. ADDING SOME MUSCLE

A Connecticut hockey player has been arrested for punching a referee twice after receiving a penalty call. No trial date was set, but he did receive a contract offer from the Flyers.

-- Budd Bailey

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