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Five Spot / Quick hitters on the light side

1. ONE LAST PUN

Jeremy Lin has made a public plea for the media in Taiwan to leave his family alone. He is said to be considering a suit charging linvasion of privacy.

2. GUARDIAN ANGEL

The mother of a Savannah, Ga., middle school basketball player was arrested for punching her son's coach in the face during a practice. I wouldn't want to be a referee who calls her kid for an offensive foul.

3. ONE STEP AT A TIME

Clemson lost its 56th straight game at North Carolina on Saturday. Maybe the Tigers should start by winning at North Carolina-Asheville, and working their way up from there.

4. WHAT'S NEXT?

After undergoing surgery to remove debris from his right knee, Trail Blazers center Greg Oden had surgery on his left knee on Monday. Oden is said to be thankful that he only has two knees.

5. DON'T EVEN TRY IT

Canadians now can legally purchase stock in the Green Bay Packers. Does anyone else in Buffalo get nervous when they hear about people in Canada buying an NFL team?

-- Budd Bailey