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Originally published Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 12:00 AM

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Who knew Bqstqn had a hockey team?

Perhaps not everybody is thrilled to see their name on the Stanley Cup. Among the engraving errors on hockey's Holy Grail, from The Wall...

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Perhaps not everybody is thrilled to see their name on the Stanley Cup.

Among the engraving errors on hockey's Holy Grail, from The Wall Street Journal:

"1995-96 Avalanche: Adam Deadmarsh was almost in tears when his name was spelled Deadmarch.

"1944-45 Maple Leafs: Assistant manager Frank Selke had his title abbreviated to Ass Man."

Flying down 5th Ave.

Matthew Reeve, the son of "Superman" actor Christopher Reeve, plans to run in this year's New York City Marathon to raise funds for his late father's foundation for spinal-cord injuries.

In lieu of a dressing room, he's reportedly requested a phone booth.

Still fast-breaking

Ex-Tennessee basketball player Ramar Smith, kicked off the team after his sophomore season in 2008, has been charged with taking guns, $6,000 and a half-pound of the guy's marijuana during a pot-deal robbery, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported.

Smith's line on the Knox County Jail stat sheet: three steals, three forced turnovers, no shots, one offensive foul.

Taking the underdog

The Patriots and Redskins became the first teams to sign licensing deals with state-sponsored lotteries after the NFL approved such a move.

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Hey, don't laugh — it's no bigger gamble than Michael Vick.

Soccer goes WWE

Soccer star Ronaldo will go before a Brazilian sports tribunal for pulling the hair and pinching an opposing defender in a Brazilian league match.

What, no foreign object?

Forget Simon & Paula

And in a programming note, ESPN360.com will broadcast the preliminary rounds of this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee, beginning Wednesday.

And the judging panel, we assume, is comprised of Terry Bradshaw and Hollywood Henderson.

Talko time

• Greg Cote of The Miami Herald, on Helio Castroneves winning the pole position for today's Indianapolis 500: "Castroneves credited his winning speed to imagining that the race cars directly behind him were being driven by government tax attorneys."

• Drew Curtis of Fark.com, after the Yankees' recent winning streak reached eight in a row: "Now the 'all that money doesn't buy teamwork' rants can stop and the 'they're trying to buy a championship' rants can begin."

• Reader Jeff Funnekotter, to the Saskatoon StarPhoenix, on swimmer Michael Phelps heading to Colorado Springs, Colo., to get into better shape: "Somehow he seems to have developed a pot belly."

What's up, Dok?

The father of Serbian tennis player Jelena Dokic has been charged with threatening an Australian ambassador, and police searching his house in Belgrade found a cache of weapons, including hand grenades.

(Just in case you were wondering where she learned her lob shots.)

Sideline Chatter appears Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Dwight Perry: 206-464-8250 or dperry@seattletimes.com

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