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Five Spot / Quick hitters on the light side

1. TAPPED OUT

Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin is considering lifting a ban on beer sales in stadiums in the country. Now there's a platform that could have led to an upset win in the South Carolina primary.

2. WHO'S HE?

Indians pitcher Fausto Carmona has been arrested for using a false identity. It seems so unnecessary. Why would you need to be more anonymous than a Cleveland baseball player?

3. LESS COMPETITION

Terry Bradshaw says he has canceled plans to produce and star in a one-man Las Vegas show. The sigh of relief you heard was from Elton John and Celine Dion.

4. WHICH WAY TO THE GAME?

A pair of D.C.-area caddies rode their bikes as a fund-raiser from Washington to Green Bay last week for the NFC Championship game. Let's hope someone told them along the way that the game was in San Francisco.

5. CUTTING IT CLOSE

A group asked the International Olympic Committee to consider sheep shearing as an official Games event. The IOC replied that no one was going to pull the wool over its eyes.

-- Budd Bailey