Jiri Hudler may have to give back his Lady Byng Trophy after one eventful flight to Prague.
Ten minutes for misconduct, anyone?
Delta attendants say out-of-work hockey forward Jiri Hudler demanded cocaine from them and then attempted to urinate on their food cart during a flight from New York to Prague.
Bonus points: Hudler was the NHL’s Lady Byng Trophy winner — awarded for sportsmanship and gentlemanly play — in 2015.
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A would-be carjacker in Albuquerque, N.M., got more than he bargained for — as in battered, bruised and held for the cops — after he tried to commandeer a car carrying four high-school football players.
In other words, the perp is now 0-1 on the road this year.
Eight up, eight down
Eight front-office employees have already been terminated since Derek Jeter’s group purchased the Miami Marlins.
Looks like Jeter, who batted near the top of the order in his playing days, is now relishing the cleanup role.
A clean sheet
Dolphins and Saints, 0-0 for the first 29 minutes?
Looks like they scheduled an NFL game in London last Sunday — and a soccer match broke out.
Q: What do LaMelo Ball and the 0-for-L.A. Chargers have in common?
A: They’re both getting home-schooled this year.
Stat of the Week
The Diamondbacks tied an MLB playoff record by hitting four triples in their NL wild-card playoff win last Tuesday.
Compare that to the five three-baggers hit by the Blue Jays this year — in 162 games.
Why, of course
From the You Just Can’t Make Up Stuff Like This file comes word that the Cleveland’s FirstEnergy Stadium — home of the Browns, losers of 29 of their past 31 games — was the scene of a dumpster fire last Tuesday.
Talking the talk
• Washington State football coach Mike Leach, taking in the wild on-field celebration after his team’s 30-27 win over No. 5 USC: “It’s like Woodstock, except everybody’s got their clothes on.”
• Brad Dickson of the Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald, on singer Willie Nelson owning a golf course: “If you make a hole-in-one, you have to buy a round of joints.”
Where’s my line?
The International Tennis Federation suspended Britain’s Dan Evans for a year after he tested positive for cocaine.
Officials figured something was amiss when he suddenly started snorting up the baseline.
• At TheKicker.com: “To add some drama, NBA will also have captains pick teams in the Finals.”
• At SportsPickle.com: “Home-school phenom scores 118 points against his mom.”
• Just-retired Giants pitcher Matt Cain, in The Players’ Tribune, recalling his perfect game in 2012: “Not going to call anyone from S.F. a liar, but I’ll just say this: There were about 42,000 people in attendance that day. And in the last five years, I think I’ve met all 100,000 of them.”
• Jim Barach of WCHS-TV in Charleston, W.Va., after a judge in a divorce case ordered joint custody of the couple’s Edmonton Oilers season tickets: “Those will be the only hockey games where the players stop to watch the fighting in the stands.”
• Comedy writer Alex Kaseberg, on reports that O.J. Simpson, fresh out of prison, is living in a mansion on a golf course in Las Vegas: “Shoot. I had my money on Kato Kaelin’s couch.”
• Eric Kolenich of the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch, on the most amazing thing about the FBI’s bribery investigation into college basketball: “Louisville paid $100,000 for players yet scored only 53 points against Virginia.”
• Mike Bianchi of the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel, on the NBA taking measures to deter teams from losing on purpose: “If only they could implement a rule to help the Magic, who lose out of habit.”
• At Fark.com, on new Marlins owner Derek Jeter jettisoning front-office executives left and right: “No word if they also got a gift basket.”
• Anti-Dean Spanos message towed behind a plane over the transplanted Chargers’ home game last Sunday: “If Spanos wants to see a sellout, he should look in the mirror.”
• RJ Currie of SportsDeke.com, on Hall of Fame receiver Jerry Rice’s new ”hobby” of crashing a wedding ceremony per week: “Rice at weddings — since when is that news?”
• Janice Hough of LeftCoastSportsBabe.com, after 25th-ranked LSU paid a $1 million appearance fee to — and then lost to — 20½-point underdog Troy: “The last time Troy was involved in a story this embarrassing, a horse was involved.”
• TBS’s Conan O’Brien, on the ensuing drug scandal if video gaming becomes an Olympic event: “Performance-enhancing ramen.”
• Rams defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, to The Dallas Morning News, on why he has no hard feelings about the Cowboys canning him seven years ago: “If I had a vendetta against any team that fired me, I’d have a quarter of the league.”