-- Tiger Woods to 200 kids at a recent golf clinic in Little Rock, Ark.: "In my playing career, I haven't hit every fairway. Hence, my last name is Woods" ... After years of defending a discriminatory tradition unlike any other, Masters boss Hootie Johnson is now headed to a men's only retirement home.
-- Detroit Tigers in 1st place? Hey, listen, if comedian David Spade can snag Heather Locklear, anything is possible ... Twins third baseman Terry Tiffee missed a game because his wife was giving birth--to twin boys ... Could one reason Minnesota catcher Joe Mauer is leading the AL in hitting be related to his dating Miss America, Chelsea Cooley? ... Farmer Roger Legried of Frost, Minn., has a cap collection that numbers 82,792. He could wear a different one every hour for nine years without repeating. Our hats off to him! ... Usually when closers take the mound from the bullpen, intimidating rock music is played. When 275 lb. White Sox hurler Bobby Jenks runs in, the jingle should be "Nobody Doesn't Like Sara Lee" ... On September 30, 1930, Yankee legend George Herman Ruth, 35, after not pitching for nine years, strolled to the mound at Fenway Park and went the distance in a 9-2 win over the Red Sox. Let's see Barry Bonds do that! ... Still a hot-selling T-shirt in Boston--a photo of long haired former fan favorite Johnny Damon with the inscription, "Looks Like Jesus, Throws Like Mary."
-- According to Sharon Coreno, a hummingbird weighs less than a penny.
-- See where the NFL is curtailing end zone TD celebrations this fall. Somewhere Bengals' flamboyant wide receiver Chad Johnson is on the phone canceling delivery of those rented circus elephants ... Troubled Marcus Vick on NFL draft day: the only person to call was his parole officer ... Jets' new coach Eric Mangini is only 34. Broadcaster John Madden has spaghetti stains older than this guy.
-- Favored in college football: Oklahoma, USC, Ohio State, Notre Dame and Texas. We like West Virginia.
-- Speaking of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City has eliminated the final obstacle to permanently landing an NBA franchise--this week Oklahoma became the last state in the U.S. to allow tattoo parlors.
-- Did you know a Chinese entrepreneur sold "World Cup Air" for $6.25 a bag?
-- And finally, Sue Walker asked husband Eddy if he left a tip for their paperboy. "I sure did," he replied. "I put some of it on the roof, some in the rose bushes and the rest in our neighbor's yard."
(Some of the information in this column was obtained from other news organizations)
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