Share this article

print logo

Five Spot / Quick hitters on the light side

1. HOLD YOUR HORSES

Champion jockey Calvin Borel (above) was pulled over and arrested for DWI in Evansville, Ind. No word on whether police impounded his horse.

2. PROFITS, INK

The Oakland Raiders chose Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor in the third round of the NFL supplemental draft. Don't know about the Raiders' playoff hopes, but economists say it's certainly a shot in the arm for Oakland tattoo parlors.

3. ALL IN THE FAMILY

Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova improved his record to 13-4 in a 3-0 win over the Twins on Sunday. Has there been a more celebrated Nova since Villa and Bossa?

4. 'R' IS FOR RASSLIN'?

Pastrana-Waltrip Racing crew chief Jerry Baxter apologized for pulling rival driver Steve Wallace's hair when tempers flared during a Nationwide Series race. On the bright side, NASCAR inspectors didn't find any foreign objects in his engine.

5. AVOIDING A SPECTACLE

Looks like U.S. cities will sit out the next round of bidding to host the Olympic Games. In other words, no one has 2020 vision.

-- Dwight Perry, Seattle Times