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Five Spot / Quick hitters on the light side

1. ICE CAPADES

Singer Justin Bieber (above) skated with some Toronto Maple Leafs players on Wednesday in Air Canada Centre. We're guessing the only jersey that fit him was Tim Connolly's.

2. FOUR AND OUT

Bears quarterback Caleb Hanie has lost his starting job after a four-game tryout. As Dennis Green would say, "Hanie was who we thought he was."

3. BLIND FAITH

The Sacramento Kings have two full-time employees dedicated to fulfilling orders for Jimmer Fredette jerseys. The kid hasn't played a game yet, but he's already in the NBA Store Hall of Fame.

4. BILLS COME DUE

The Red Sox were one of two baseball teams hit by a payroll luxury tax for 2011, coughing up $3.4 million. They certainly got their money's worth until Sept. 1.

5. BREAK OUT THE GERITOL

Betty White will be doing the Christmas-themed opening for this week's Monday Night Football game between the Saints and Falcons. The network expects its highest rating ever among octogenarians.

-- Greg Connors and Budd Bailey