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Five Spot / Quick hitters on the light side

1. HOME SO SOON?

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist flew home to Sweden and shocked his mom when he walked in the front door. Apparently mom hadn't been following the Stanley Cup playoff results too closely.

2. AN EX-COWBOY

Oklahoma State RB Herschel Sims has been dismissed from the team for allegedly taking $700 out of a teammate's bank account. If a football team is like a family, Sims is now an orphan.

3. THIS ONE WAS EASY

Jasmyn "Jazz" Wilkins, the niece of Dominique Wilkins, finished as fourth runner-up in Sunday's Miss USA Pageant. One of the judges said later that her selection was a slam dunk.

4. THAT SOUNDS GOOD

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed a bill giving the New Orleans Hornets $36.5 million in tax breaks. In a related story, future first overall draft choice Anthony Davis says he wants a $36.5 million contract from the Hornets.

5. NEW RULES IN NYC

Comedian Bill Maher has bought a minority share in the Mets. You'd think he would have looked into buying the Cubs, since they have provided plenty of comic relief this season.

-- Budd Bailey