1. III'S COMPANY
Say this for Robert Griffin III: The rookie is entering the NFL with a humble attitude. "As of Thursday as of 8 (p.m.) and 8:10, me and Andrew [Luck] are two of the worst quarterbacks in the NFL," Griffin told The Washington Post after the Redskins took him with the second pick. "There's Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, Eli, I could go on for days -- sorry if I didn't mention you; don't be mad."
2. WHERE'S THE SERVICE?
Slugger Albert Pujols, signed to a 10-year, $240 million contract, finished his first month as an Angel with no homers, four RBIs and a .217 batting average. "Although Pujols' personal-services contract does not kick in until he retires," wrote Mark Whicker of The Orange County Register, "the club would definitely consider a home run a 'personal service.' "
3. A REAL CARD
Poker star Amarillo Slim, who died Sunday at 83, on playing the game: "Look around the table. If you don't see a sucker, get up, because you're the sucker."
4. GOOD QUESTION
When a professional poker player dies, how do you know he isn't bluffing?
5. TIME OUT FOR BABY
The WNBA's Tulsa Shock will be without leading scorer and rebounder Tiffany Jones this season because she's pregnant. Or as being with child is known in basketball circles: "and one."
-- Dwight Perry, Seattle Times