-- Queen Elizabeth II will attend Wimbledon this month for the first time in 33 years. Experts don't expect her to advance past the first round.
-- Ex-NASCAR driver James Neal was recently outrunning police at speeds over 130 mph before his engine blew up near La Jolla, Calif. May have gotten away if he only had a pit crew.
-- University of Saskatchewan gave hockey legend Gordie Howe, 82, an honorary degree last month. Wondering if there was a lot of elbowing and forechecking in the diploma line?
-- Tiger Woods and his swing coach Hank Haney have parted ways. Guess the two had a big disagreement over the definition of the word "swinging".
-- A while back, Mariners' Ken Griffey, Jr. snoozed in the clubhouse during a game, enabling Seattle to lay claim to both Kenny G. and Kenny Z. When he retires, will fans present him alarm clocks, pillows and blankees? ... Marlins' Hanley Ramirez, loafing after a ball, showed all the urgency of Charlie Weis at a salad bar ... Mark McGwire's name has been removed from a stretch of Interstate 70. Why not name a pharmacy or toxic dump after him! ... Dodger owner Frank McCourt now pays his ex-wife $670,000 a month in spousal support. She probably no longer uses coupons ... 633 New York City cabbies have overcharged customers at least 50 times. Must have gotten the idea from the Yankees.
-- According to Judy Cummings, a Sunday edition of the New York Times uses the equivalent of 63,000 trees.
-- Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco was eliminated on ABC's Dancing with the Stars when judges observed him spiking his dance partner ...Texans' linebacker Brian Cushing has tested positive for a female fertility drug. Next season he'll star on defense and also start as a cheerleader.
-- Suns' Amare Stoudemire's mom, Carrie, has a shoplifting arrest and two DUI's and Cavaliers' LeBron James' mother has been dating his teammate Delonte West. Wasn't too long ago moms worried their kids would mess up ... In the playoffs, LeBron appeared to quit. He looked less like a king and more like a governor of Alaska.
(Some of the information in this column was obtained from other news organizations)