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No chance of an NCAA violation here. As Adam Potts, owner of Tattoo Salvation, told after inking a commemorative title tattoo on...

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No chance of an NCAA violation here.

As Adam Potts, owner of Tattoo Salvation, told after inking a commemorative title tattoo on Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino: "I was running a free special for any Hall of Fame coaches who won an NCAA championship in the last 30 days."


• At "Mike D'Antoni calls Phil Jackson to see if he's interested in Lakers' head-coaching job."

• At "Tonight's 'NBA on TNT' cancelled after PhotoShop guy calls in sick."

Stat of the Week

Alabama and Auburn's spring football games lured a combined crowd of 161,000.

The Florida Marlins might draw 161,000 — for the season.

Sports quiz

"Unjustly enriched" was the term used in a Justice Department lawsuit seeking to recover millions of dollars paid out to:

a) Lance Armstrong.

b) Alex Rodriguez.

c) The Maloof brothers, in about two weeks.

Hazmat alert

The EPA has declared Picher, Okla. — ravaged by years of industrial zinc and lead mining — to be the most toxic place in America.

With Marlins Park in Miami a fast-closing No. 2.

No Canton do

Among the top 10 signs you probably won't make the Football Hall of Fame, from CBS's David Letterman:

• "You tear a rotator cuff playing Madden NFL 25.

• "You prefer to stop runners by reasoning with them.

• "Your tattoo reads '#1 Belieber.' "

Solid No. 1 now

According to a new Gallup report, West Virginia is the most-stressed state in the U.S.

And that was before Geno Smith's draft-day angst.

Talko time

• Reggie Hayes of the Fort Wayne (Ind.) News-Sentinel, after Liverpool striker Luis Suarez got suspended a second time for biting an opposing player: "You know what they say: Soccer is an acquired taste."

• Blogger TC Chong, after actress Reese Witherspoon asked a cop "Do you know who I am?" during her husband's recent DUI arrest: "He replied, 'Yes, you're Al Michaels.' "

• Scott Brown of the Vancouver (B.C.) Sun, via Twitter, after the Canucks listed goaltender Cory Schneider as day to day with a "body" injury: "We now know his mind & soul are OK."

• Bob Molinaro of the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, after the Bills lauded top draft pick EJ Manuel's intangibles: "Is one of them the ability to play well in thermal underwear?"

Bumper to bumper

Richmond police arrested two Richard Childress Racing crew members after they got into a postrace fight with a rival crewman.

Or as it's known in car-racing circles, trading body paint.

Dwight Perry: 206-464-8250 or

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