1. HOW MUCH IS THAT DOGGIE?
Deion Sanders has been ordered to pay $10,500 a month to his ex-wife for child support. For that sort of money, the three kids in Dallas will get their own credit cards at Neiman-Marcus.
2. I'LL PLAY THROUGH
A 65-year-old retired worker who won the Iowa lottery last year has used some of his winnings to purchase his local golf club. That's one way to make sure of getting a good tee time.
3. STATE OF MIND
The Lakers' Metta World Peace says he has just discovered how beautiful the women are in Oklahoma. Well, that had to happen Sooner or later.
4. GETTING HAMMERED
Boxer Manny Pacquiao has been banned from appearing at a Los Angeles mall because his remarks opposing same-sex marriage. What's Manny going to do now if he needs some Craftsman tools from Sears?
5. PASSING THE BLAME
The Angels have fired batting coach Mickey Hatcher because of the team's offensive problems. In other words, Albert Pujols gets off to a bad start, and Hatcher is the one who gets fired.
-- Budd Bailey