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Originally published June 18, 2013 at 6:19 PM | Page modified June 18, 2013 at 6:23 PM

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Man of steal ran out of steam

A would-be bicycle thief picked the wrong victim — a West Seattle distance runner.

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Outrun this victim? Lots of luck with that.

Sarah Tatterson of West Seattle, a veteran of a dozen half-marathons, gave dogged chase to a would-be bike thief who took off on foot after ditching his ill-gotten prize.

“It was an instinct, and I reacted in the moment,” Tatterson told GoodMorningAmerica.com. “I just continued to follow him, calling out for neighbors to call 911. He was probably late 40s, early 50s, and clearly not an athlete. He was huffing and puffing and we got probably almost a mile down the road before the cops caught up to us, all the while asking me to stop following him.

“I was planning on running six miles that day, but I could do 12 if I needed to.”

Different baselines

Ex-pitcher Mike Mussina, 44, is the new basketball coach at his alma mater, Montoursville (Pa.) Area High School.

Returning players are already hard at work on their four-seam jump shots.

Movie quiz

In “Man of Steel,” which hit theaters last week, a young Superman:

a) tries to reconcile his Kansas upbringing with his Krypton roots.

b) gets slapped with a two-year ban from flying after testing positive for PEDs.

Odd couple

Strange as it sounds, Allen Iverson just might be in the market for a practicing attorney.

He’s Exhibit A

Despite Adam “Pacman” Jones’ umpteenth arrest — this time for assault — the Bengals cornerback is still on the docket to speak at this year’s NFL Rookie Symposium.

His lecture theme is expected to be something like “Do as I say …”

Quote marks

• Hockey Hall of Famer Bobby Orr, 65, to The Boston Globe, on being unable to stay awake for all three overtimes of Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final: “I tried. I’m an old man now. We’ve got to get our sleep.”

• Headline at Forbes.com, on Pats owner Robert Kraft’s claim that Russia’s president stole one of his Super Bowl rings: “Putin on the blitz.”

• Brad Dickson of the Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald, not impressed with Louisville’s uniforms at the College World Series: “Players look like they came from a garage sale at Lady Gaga’s house.”

Russian to judgment

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his wife Lyudmila are getting a divorce after 29 years of marriage.

No word on who gets custody of the Super Bowl ring.

Dwight Perry: 206-464-8250 or dperry@seattletimes.com

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About Sideline Chatter | Dwight Perry

Times night-desk editor Dwight Perry uses Sideline Chatter as a not-so-safe haven for the humorous, offbeat and bizarre events and characters that color the sports landscape. His Page 2 column runs Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays in Sports.
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