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That’s not college, Wiggins, that’s a friendly visit

Andrew Wiggins is off to the NBA, what a shock.

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Andrew Wiggins didn’t really just say that, did he?

“I wish I just had more time,” the freshman phenom remarked upon declaring he was heading for the NBA after seven months at Kansas. “College goes by so fast.”


• At “Crips release DeSean Jackson over concern about his affiliation with Washington Redskins organization.”

• At “Ryan Braun desperate to regain trust of fans before cheating again.”

Stat of the Week

Cost to make your marriage proposal on the video board at a major-league ballpark ranges from $39 (Pirates) to $2,500 (Dodgers), according to

(The Mariners and Yankees are a more middling $115 and $100.)

Beginner’s pluck

Who says nobody’s perfect?

Mike Delio struck out all 21 batters he faced in a 15-0 win for Carle Place (N.Y.) High School — in his first varsity start.

Clowning around

South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney says without a doubt he should be No. 1:

a) In this year’s NFL draft.

b) On the list of most humble athletes.

Spellcheck, please

A Foot Locker store in Columbus, Ohio, had Aaron Craft basketball jerseys for sale with “Oiho State” stitched on the front.

Just be glad he didn’t play for Rensselaer Polytechnic.

Name game

Among this year’s top fantasy-baseball team names, from

• Honey Nut Ichiros

• Concerto in Mike Minor

• Los Jhonny Beisbols

Quote marks

• Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel, after the Buccaneers replaced QB Mike Glennon with journeyman Josh McCown: “This is like going from dating a potential Sports Illustrated swimsuit model to an aging stripper with four kids.”

• Times reader Bill Littlejohn, after Alex Rodriguez’s nephew hit eight home runs — on eight consecutive swings — during a high-school tournament in Las Vegas: “Octo-Rod?”

• Comedy writer Alan Ray, questioning the logic of baseball’s new instant-replay system: “You really want to watch the Mets do that again?”

• Comedy writer Tim Hunter, with a sure sign that it’s going to be a long baseball season: “The umpire’s guide dog just bit the second baseman.”

Hammer time

And in college football news, Alabama running back Altee Tenpenny was charged with marijuana possession in his hometown of Little Rock, Ark.

So what’s the over-under on “Tenpenny nailed” headlines?

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