• The NBA playoffs seem quick only when compared to the ponderous, seemingly never-ending NHL postseason. Good Lord, Stanley.
• Vijay Singh is suing the PGA Tour for investigating him for using deer antler spray. Case got stranger. A class-action of deer are now suing Singh for being linked to a golfer who never wins anymore.
Young tennis star Sloane Stephens blasted supposed mentor Serena Williams as a fraud. I dont think Serena is a fraud. She makes no attempt to hide that shes a diva.
• Andy Roddick and Venus Williams have become part-owners of World Team Tennis, surprising analysts who had forgotten it still existed.
• Unemployed quarterback Tim Tebow was named the most influential athlete of 2013 in a new poll. I can only guess the question was worded, Who was most influential in causing turmoil for the New York Jets?
• Meantime, Jaguars fans are petitioning President Barack Obama to force the team to sign Tebow. OK, its official. Filling out an NCAA presidential bracket is no longer the biggest waste of Obamas time.
• The Bills Mario Williams is suing his ex-fiancée to recover the 10-carat diamond ring he gave her. Dude, your contract includes $50 million guaranteed. Take your jilting like a man.
• Its been an embarrassing week of blown calls by MLB umpires. Need a slight nickname tweak for the umps, from Blue to Blew.
• ESPN The Magazine celebrates its own 15th anniversary in the current issue, the latest in a long line of evidence that the SP surely stands for Self-Promotion.
And in international soccer, Barcelona did not play Saturday. Lionel Messi was held to two goals.
• A USA Grand Prix diving meet happened in Fort Lauderdale. Olympic divers, dont take it personally, but you have our attention for two weeks once every four years, and barely then. Dont push it.
• The PGA Tours Players Championship wraps Sunday near Jacksonville. It calls itself the fifth major. Isnt that cute!? scoff the real majors condescendingly.
• Parting thought: ESPN projects the football Hurricanes will win the Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division with a 9-3 record this season. UM returns 19 starters in September. Unfortunately, the NCAA returns one big verdict in June.
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