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'Pays for itself in three hold 'em tournaments!'

and super-size it! A Manhattan doctor is offering "Pokertox" treatments for his card-playing patients, a $600-$800 procedure that lasts...

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One poker face, please — and super-size it!

A Manhattan doctor is offering "Pokertox" treatments for his card-playing patients, a $600-$800 procedure that lasts 3-4 months.

"Very few people can maintain a real poker face," Dr. Jack Berdy told the New York Post. "They have some 'tells,' some expression that gives away that they have a good hand or a bad hand. Some squint, or furrow their brows.

"We can inject Botox ... What someone sees across the table is no movement."


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Hose Bowl

Sprinklers at Miami's Sun Life Stadium randomly activated during Sunday's game when the Dolphins trailed the Seahawks 14-7.

Crash Davis was immediately hauled in for questioning.

Pour losers

"According to a new poll, 55 percent of hockey fans blame owners for the lockout," wrote Brad Dickson of the Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald. "The other 45 percent dumped beer on the survey takers."

Beyond Jason Hanson

"Say what you will about the Lions, but at least they have a consistent, reliable kicker," tweeted Sam Farmer of the L.A. Times. "Of course, I'm referring to Ndamukong Suh."

Quote marks

• Bob Molinaro of the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, on Commissioner Roger Goodell saying fans might start preferring to stay home because the TV broadcasts are so good: "The rising costs of tickets, parking and concessions have nothing to do with it, you understand."

• Buster Olney of, on the Angels' Mike Trout losing out for American League MVP: "(Miguel) Cabrera won the vote, but the debate will go on forever. It's the Bush/Gore of MVP voting."

• Thomas Boswell of The Washington Post, on the hockey labor impasse: "Hiring Don Fehr, the Sun Tzu of jock labor, to face NHL owners in a lockout is like getting the Godfather to help you fix a parking ticket."

Dollars from heaven

A natural-gas explosion leveled a strip club in Springfield, Mass.

Or, as Pacman Jones prefers to call it, a 100 percent chance of rain.

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