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Five Spot / Quick hitters on the light side

NO FOR AN ANSWER

"Four no-hit games" in the mind of an Angels fan refers to: a) Nolan Ryan's legacy in Anaheim. b) A typical week for Albert Pujols.

HYPE ON THE HOOF

"NBC-TV had a three-hour Kentucky Derby preview show Saturday for a two-minute race," noted Greg Cote of the Miami Herald. "Unless the horses started talking, that strikes me as a bit excessive."

IT PAYS TO LITTER

Kentucky gave its basketball coaches a pay raise, AD Mitch Barnhart said, because "we want to show them how much they mean to this program."

WHOLE NEW BALLGAME

What do you get when you cross Tom Osborne with grunge music? We're about to find out. Nebraska's football team just got an oral commitment from a linebacker named Courtney Love.

FOUL TIP DEPT.

Hear about the Tampa Bay Ray who decided to make like Wee Willie Keeler and "hit 'em where they ain't'? He fouled one up in the stands.

-- Dwight Perry, Seattle Times