Is it some kind of sign? The Devils' goaltender achieved his 666th NHL victory.

What, no congratulatory phone call from Miroslav Satan?

Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur beat Florida 2-1 Saturday night for his 666th NHL victory.


• At “Harvard player’s mother hoping her son doesn’t take NBA player job over chance to make ‘real money’ as a hedge-fund manager.”

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Staying the course

A thunderstorm packing rain and 60 mph winds chased the Tour golfers off the course and delayed Sunday’s finish of the Arnold Palmer Invitational by at least a day.

Though caddie Bill Murray and a persistent priest were last seen still trying to play through.

Paging Jeanne Dixon

Anyone have Florida Gulf Coast staying alive longer than Gonzaga in their NCAA bracket? Anyone?

Please step forward — the national debt crisis could use your help.

Sports quiz

From Steve Schrader of the Detroit Free Press: “How did Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn announce they’re going steady?

“a) They posted it on Facebook.

“b) They carved their initials into one of those Tiger-proofing trees at Augusta.

“c) He gave her his green jacket.

“d) They signed prenups and registered with TMZ.”

Not-so-final four

“I can summarize March Madness in four words,” wrote Greg Cote of The Miami Herald. “Florida Gulf Coast!? Harvard!?”

Happy birthdays to you

UCLA freshman star Shabazz Muhammad, upon being exposed last Friday as a 20-year-old after passing himself off as 19, celebrated by:

a) blowing out an extra candle.

b) getting blown out by 20 in the NCAA tournament.

High-placed source

Asked when he might return from knee surgery, Bulls guard Derrick Rose said, “Nobody knows but God.”

Jim Gray immediately secured first dibs to grill God in ESPN’s “The Decision II.”

Quote marks

• Steve Schrader of the Detroit Free Press, after ESPN unveiled Barack Obama’s NCAA tournament bracket as the president was embarking on a trip to Israel: “Or, as he calls it, the Middle East Regional.”

• Eric Kolenich of the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch, on all the upsets in the tournament: “Everyone loves underdogs until they bust your bracket.”

• CBS’s Bill Raftery, on the, uh, physical attributes of Michigan State forward Derrick Nix: “He turns that derrière, he moves sections of the building.”

• Brad Dickson of the Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald, on Virginia Commonwealth’s 88-42 rout of Akron: “You know the game is out of control when a team cuts down the nets before halftime.”

Pecking order

The Orioles refused to move their Sept. 5 home game, so the Super Bowl champion Ravens can’t play a Thursday night home opener.

Hey, it’s bird-eat-bird out there in Baltimore.

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