-- On the political side of sports, Barack Obama bowls a score of 37 while at the NFL Combine, Hillary Clinton says she ran a 4.4, under sniper fire.
-- $30,000 was not a huge expense for the Yankees to dig up that Red Sox jersey buried in cement. After all, that's about what New York pays A-Rod to play two innings ... Was it simply a coincidence that a hawk at Fenway Park recently attacked an 8th grade girl who happened to be named Alexa Rodriguez? ... During his playing days Babe Ruth bought his Louisville Slugger bats for 30 cents. Cost to buy a used Ruth bat at an auction today? $35,000 plus ... The Nationals' new $600 million stadium even has a special room where the starting pitcher can take a pregame nap ... Former Dodger manager Tommy Lasorda on today's fragile players: "The clubhouse is like the Mayo Clinic with four doctors, three therapists and five trainers. When I broke in, we had one trainer, who carried a bottle of rubbing alcohol and by the 7th inning, he had drank it all."
-- Kelly Riedy tells us the ostrich beetle stands on its head when threatened!
-- Lakers' Kobe Bryant led the NBA in technical fouls with 15--one more would have meant an automatic one-game suspension. "I'll just have to resort to cussing the refs out in Serbian and French (which he has learned from foreign teammates)" ... $187 million: the amount of money it has cost the lowly Knicks to retain coach Isiah Thomas for the past four years.
-- If the men's national college basketball championship Kansas Jayhawk players each got rings, shouldn't every Memphis Tiger get a "choker"?
-- Tennessee's Pat Summitt could coach and recruit circles around most of the country's hot-shot men's team coaches.
-- Rumor has it Tonya Harding has sent a letter to Dancing with the Stars' Jason Taylor offering to "take care of" the competition ... Photos of Cardinal quarterback Matt Leinart in a hot tub with four young women have hit the Internet. Leinart explains that those are his tax accountants.
-- Golfer Tripp Isenhour is in trouble for killing a red-shouldered hawk that was making noise during a TV taping. Isenhou claims he should have been credited with a birdie.
-- And finally, this from Katherine Granados - Patient: "Doctor, I think I need glasses." Teller: "You certainly do. This is a bank!"
(Some of the information in this column was obtained from other news organizations)