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May the force-out be with you.

And it will be if you attend Star Wars Night in Durham, N.C., on May 4, when the minor-league Bulls will wear R2-D2 jerseys in honor of the iconic movie robot. The jerseys will be auctioned off to benefit the Autism Society of North Carolina.

Headlines

• At SportsPickle.com: “Warren Buffett offers consolation $30 to anyone who correctly picks two Final Four teams.”

• At TheOnion.com: “Browns eyeing six quarterbacks to rifle through in 2014.”

Box seats, anyone?

Katie Francis, a sixth-grader from Oklahoma City, made Girl Scout cookie history by selling 18,107 boxes this year.

The Tampa Bay Rays immediately put her in charge of season tickets.

Hot Read Dept.

Broncos QB Peyton Manning turned 38 on Monday, but veteran party-goers knew better than ask him to make a birthday wish.

The candles tend to burn themselves out while he keeps changing the call.

Power play

Last week, the Angels traded manager Mike Scioscia’s son to the Cubs for Wayne Gretzky’s son.

And a McSorley to be named later.

Just asking

When pundits said Kansas’ Andrew Wiggins would be a one-and-done, who knew they meant the NCAA tournament?

Let’s play two

Q: What does Match.com get out of its partnership with Major League Baseball?

A: Lots of singles hitters.

Deja blew

Major League Soccer played its first two weeks with its referees on strike.

League officials knew it was time to settle when the replacement refs awarded the Seahawks another last-minute touchdown.

Just asking (cont’d)

If they tie the NBA record for consecutive losses, can we just call them the Philadelphia 26ers?

Quote marks

• Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle, on sparks from titanium golf clubs being blamed for igniting brush fires: “Rule-book reminder: The penalty is one stroke per acre burned.”

• “Dancing With The Stars” judge Len Goodman, on the show’s debut of gold-medal skaters Charlie White and Meryl Davis: “You’re nice on ice, but you’re good on wood.”

• Ex Detroit Lions RB Barry Sanders, via Twitter, on autographing artifacts being sold from the Silverdome: “FYI — I am not signing urinals.”

• Tennis star Maria Sharapova, as reported by The Miami Herald, when asked whether she considers herself pretty, or tough: “Pretty tough.”

Kickoff special

FC Barcelona plans to build a mausoleum beneath its stadium, with room for the cremated remains of up to 30,000 departed fans willing to shell out $4,000-$8,000.

Hey, what better place for soccer diehards to spend their stoppage time?

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.
dperry@seattletimes.com | 206-464-8250

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