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Five Spot / Quick hitters on the light side

SURE-FIRE SCHEME

Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony is the new vice president of Powercoco, a coconut water energy drink. Carmelo has got to stop taking investment advice from Curt Schilling.

A SURE BET

A third person has pleaded guilty for his involvement in a gambling scandal involving the University of San Diego men's basketball team. Who knew that the Toreros were such a magnet for betting?

BREAKFAST TREAT

A Kentucky basketball fan made a portrait of Anthony Davis out of Kix and Reese's Puffs cereals. So does Davis treasure such a thoughtful tribute or eat it?

WHO ARE THOSE GUYS?

Eastern Michigan football coach Ron English plans to take the names off the players' uniforms this season. He says he wants to create an unselfish attitude, but maybe someone just wants to sell more programs.

WEARING LUCKY VII

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III supposedly will be the first major-sport athlete to have Roman numerals on his jersey. If you recall, Ben Hur didn't have a "VI" on his back during those Roman chariot races.

-- Budd Bailey