Olympic torch runner really knows how to spark a relationship
David State made a little side errand on his leg of the torch's journey.
The Seattle Times
Carrying a torch? No kidding.
David State, running with the Olympic torch on a leg of its 8,000-mile journey, stopped between the northeastern English towns of Marske-by-the-Sea and Loftus, dropped to a knee and proposed to Christine Langham, and she said yes.
Why, of course, wrote Cam Hutchinson of the Saskatoon Express: "She's an old flame."
Canada moved up three spots and is now the No. 4 country in the latest Global Peace Index rankings.
Coincidence? Nary an NHL Canadian had 100 penalty minutes this year.
Pass the popcorn
Now that Josh Hamilton's life story is about to hit the big screen, Bleacher Report's Doug Mead has some suggested titles for some other baseball films:
• Cubs fans: "Groundhog Day."
• Jamie Moyer: "The Bucket List."
• Tommy John: "The Six Million Dollar Man."
He's outta here
So, why did David Feherty quit the sport at such a young age to become a golf commentator on TV?
"When CBS came to me and asked me to do on-course commentary, I said, 'You know, I'm only 37. I still have hopes of (playing) a little better.'
"So they told me what they were going to pay me, and I said, 'You want to buy a set of clubs?' "
He's da mono
Anthony Davis, the likely No. 1 pick in Thursday's NBA draft, got trademark rights to the phrases "Fear The Brow" and "Raise The Brow," CNBC reported.
But "One-Man Weave" is still available.
• At TheOnion.com: "Mike Holmgren finally admits to friends that he's working for Cleveland Browns."
Roger on that
"The federal jury has spoken — Roger Clemens is not guilty of perjury," wrote Bob Molinaro in the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot. "But he'll always be guilty of being Roger Clemens."
• Comedy writer Alan Ray, on the deposition phase of the Kris Humphries-Kim Kardashian divorce trial: "This process could last up to 10 weeks. Lawyers will go over each day of their marriage."
• Brad Dickson of the Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald, after sprinter Usain Bolt was involved in a minor accident: "He was going 35. No word if he was inside a vehicle or on foot."
• Ex-Sonics GM Bob Whitsitt, to the Kitsap Sun, on life as a 50-something: "We're on the back nine. We just don't know what hole we're on."
• Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle, after the Giants' Sergio Romo said you'd have to cart him off the field to keep him from pitching: "If that happens, does someone get a bonus from Sean Payton?"
UConn's basketball team has been banned from postseason play next season because of poor academic performance.
In other words, not enough C's and too many F's on the roster.
Dwight Perry: 206-464-8250 or email@example.com