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Updated Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 08:01 PM

Player sees a huge net benefit when coach's practice pays off

By Dwight Perry
The Seattle Times

Hard-pressed for tuition money? Not by a longshot.

Mason Kaluzniak gets his next semester for free at Brandon University in Manitoba after Gil Cheung — coach of the BU men's basketball team — swished a half-court shot in his stead as part of a halftime promotion at Bobcats games.

"I started laughing (when Kaluzniak chose Cheung)," Brandon SID Matt Packwood told Yahoo! Sports. "Gil was a shooter when he played 10 years ago, but he had the whole team to pick from. Gil walks out, takes off the suit jacket, says 'game time' and makes it."

Headlines

• At Fark.com: "Manny Pacquiao KO'd by IRS, refuses to fight in U.S. because of new 40% tax rate."

• At TheOnion.com: "Michael Jordan celebrates 50th birthday with last people he hasn't completely alienated yet."

Smoky Hayes

A 65-year-old Ohio State fan says she was pulled over by police in Tennessee who mistook the Buckeye stickers on her car for a marijuana leaf.

In other words, those cops couldn't tell a Woody Hayes from a woody stem.

No holds barred

Snippets from an HBO interview with ultimate fight star Ronda Rousey:

• On whether she likes hurting her opponent: "No, but it's a fight. We're not baking cakes for each other. You know, I didn't go in there to make a pie."

• On why she wouldn't pose for Playboy: "I don't care how much money they gave me. ... No one should be able to see my cash and prizes for $5, OK?"

Fandemonium

What your favorite NBA team says about you, from SportsPickle.com:

"Oklahoma City Thunder: You honestly had no idea other sports existed beyond college football and high-school football pre-2008.

"Portland Trail Blazers: You don't mind never winning anything because parades and confetti are bad for the environment.

"Dallas Mavericks: The only countries you like are Texas and Germany."

Roger that

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell nearly tripled his salary — from $11.6 million to $29.5 million — in just one year.

And you thought Adrian Peterson doubling his rushing total after ACL surgery was impressive.

Talking the talk

• Mike Bianchi of The Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel, on the Orlando version of the updated Monopoly board game: "Violators no longer go directly to jail; they go directly to a Magic-Bobcats game."

• Steve Schrader of the Detroit Free Press, on Michael Jordan turning 50: "AARP Jordan."

• Greg Cote of The Miami Herald, on this year's Daytona 500: "Gentlemen of the media, start your Danica Patrick search engines!"

Not par for the course

Greenskeepers in Purcell, Okla., discovered a meth lab inside a port-a-potty in the middle of the course, Oklahoma City's KFOR-TV reported.

Health officials immediately declared the can an unplayable high.

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


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