1. JUST LIKE HIS PLAYERS
Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari has signed a new multiyear contract that will net him $5.2 million a year. It would be more appropriate if he signed a deal that gave him the option to leave for the NBA after one year.
2. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Orioles' DH Chris Davis picked up the win in relief in Sunday's game with the Red Sox. In case he got into trouble in the bottom of the 17th, Jim Palmer was warming up in the bullpen.
3. VALUE OF EDUCATION
Author Buzz Bissinger has called for a ban of college football, saying that the players "don't receive a dime of compensation." He must be the only person in America to think a free college education is worthless.
4. MEMORY LAPSE
Big East commissioner John Marinatto announced his resignation on Monday. He said he knew it was time to leave when even he couldn't remember who was in the conference this week.
5. SORRY, CAN'T MAKE IT
Argentina field hockey goalie Belen Succi will miss the Olympics after getting pregnant. Now there's an excuse that hasn't been used yet for getting out of playing in the Pro Bowl.
-- Budd Bailey