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Five Spot / Quick hitters on the light side

OUT OF JOINT

Phil Jackson had successful knee replacement surgery, according to Lakers executive Jeannie Buss. Doctors say in a week he'll be ready to duck questions about the Knicks job.

TAKING A STAND

John Daly wrote on Twitter that he is spending Masters week at the Hooters of Augusta. Well, that's one club in town that doesn't exclude women.

COSTLY NIGHT OUT

A Washington Wizards fan proposed to his girlfriend on the Kiss-Cam during Monday's game. She said yes and three members of Congress at the game proposed adding a marriage surcharge to the couple's taxes.

SID VICIOUS?

TV hockey analyst Mike Milbury made a statement apologizing for calling Penguins star Sidney Crosby a punk. Milbury then cross-checked a female sportswriter and left the podium.

FINE YOUNG MEN

Headline in The Onion: Exhaustive investigation by broadcasters finds every player in NCAA Tournament just a great kid.

-- Greg Connors