That's some green thumb you've got, Donald Trump

That’s some green thumb you’ve got, Donald Trump.

“I have friends that are very successful people, and they love to garden,” he told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. “And I like to garden too, I guess, in a much bigger way.”

No kidding. He plans to spend $200 million improving Doral’s TPC Blue Monster golf course.

Klondike old rush

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Did you see that 71-year-old Jim Lanier was leading the Iditarod last week? And more power to him.

Rest assured that when we yell “Mush!” at age 71 we won’t be driving a dogsled.

One man to beat

Nets forward Kris Humphries filed court documents naming himself as his own lawyer against Kim Kardashian’s high-profile attorney in their divorce case, reported.

Evidently he’s not a big believer in help defense.


• At “Report: Tim Tebow offered teammates bounties to help opponents up.”

• At “Groans abound as Tim Duncan raises hand once again at city council meeting.”

This old house

Boston’s century-old Fenway Park has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

The Rockies hope to do the same with Jamie Moyer’s locker.

Thar he blows!

Does new Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine have pinstripe envy?

“It’s barely been 60 days on the job,” noted Wallace Matthews of, “but already Valentine seems more obsessed with the Yankees than Ahab was with the whale, and we all know how that one turned out.”

Talko time

• Times reader Bill Littlejohn, after the British Olympic team doctor warned athletes to avoid shaking hands to avoid germs: “In other news this week, Jim Schwartz and Jim Harbaugh report flu symptoms.”

• Naomi Lee, 12, to the Palo Alto (Calif.) Daily News, after acing two holes in one round on Pebble Beach’s 9-hole, par-3 course: “It was the most awesome day of my entire life.”

• Comedian Argus Hamilton, envisioning Peyton Manning’s pending windfall: “His new deal is expected to be the first sports contract ever pegged directly to the price of gasoline.”

• Roger Bannister, 82, to AP, putting his breakthrough 1954 feat in perspective: “It’s amazing that more people have climbed Mount Everest than have broken the four-minute mile.”

Speed rush

Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was ticketed in Portland on Thursday for driving 91 mph in a 55 zone.

Apparently that little devil on his shoulder told him to step on it again.

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