No kidding — Simone Biles got reverse-carded at the airport.

The 4-foot-7 world-champion gymnast was mistaken for a child when she caught a flight home after receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom this month.

“The flight attendant (tried) to give me a coloring book when I board…” she wrote on Instagram. “I said, ‘No, I’m good, I’m 25.’

“The other flight attendant gave me a mimosa, so we’re in the clear.”

Even better, the pilot stuck the landing.

Headlines

• At TheOnion.com: “Conference realignment continues as Florida State joins Ivy League.”

• At Fark.com: “Gronk done with football in game of life.”

Sticky wickets

A group of farmers and unemployed youngsters have been busted for running a fake Indian Premier League, streaming staged cricket matches online and swindling Russian bettors out of thousands of dollars.

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But we’ll never know how it turned out. The scam was detected before it reached the championship round.

They do run-run

This regional qualifying score just in from Japan’s 104th National High School Baseball Championship: Chiba Gakugei 82, Wasegaku 0.

Chiba Gakugei scored 32 in the first and 33 in the second and, all told, hit 17 homers before the 10-run “mercy” rule kicked in the fifth.

They don’t run-run

Expect to see a lot of Tigers scouts at Chiba Gakugei games.

Detroit has been shut out 12 times this year.

Baseball quiz

“Ten Men Out” is the story of:

• The probe to unearth two more culprits in the 1919 Black Sox scandal

• How the Blue Jays somehow lost 3-1 despite the Royals leaving 10 anti-vaxxers home

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Football jargon

Updated USC motto: Student Body Left … for the Big Ten.

Yankees, stay home!

Whatever happened to the age-old adage of baseball, hot dogs and apple pie?

For the first time since 1915, the Yankees were not scheduled to play on the Fourth of July.

Talking the talk

• Comedy writer Paul Lander, on Tiger Woods’ tearful goodbye after missing the cut at the British Open: “Please, please, please, let someone else drive him off into the sunset.”

• Nick Canepa of The San Diego Union-Tribune, on three Bears players arrested over the past few months: “So Chicago has taken the early lead in the NFC North.”

Asking for a lot

Jazz GM Danny Ainge demanded six No. 1 draft picks and four players from the Knicks when they inquired about a Donovan Mitchell trade, The Athletic reported.

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Apparently the Statue of Liberty has a no-trade clause.

Grammatically speaking

How did The Ohio State University beat The Open to trademarking The?

Quote, end quote

• Seattle Mariners, via Twitter, after Ty France’s two-run single completed a comeback from a 5-1 deficit and give Seattle a 6-5 win, its 11th straight: “France comes up clutch on Bastille Day.”

• Competitive eater Joey Chestnut, to SI.com, on why he likes Thanksgiving more than the Fourth of July: “Everybody’s a competitive eater on Thanksgiving.”

• Dan Martin of the New York Post, on baseball’s runaway leader: “The Yankees are starting to look like Secretariat in the Belmont Stakes.”

• Janice Hough of LeftCoastSportsBabe.com: “It’s midnight. Do you know in which conference your college football team is in?”

He’s in the money

The three-year career stats of oft-injured Zion Williamson, who some got a max deal — five years, $193 million — out of the Pelicans:

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• Field-goal %: .604

• Free-throw %: .683

• Games-played %: .376

The new deal pencils out to roughly $471,000 per game — or $1.25 million per if he continues his 38% clip.

Quote marks

• Mike Bianchi of the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel, on Central Florida signing a 13-year multimedia deal for a guaranteed $125 million: “Or as I like to call it, ‘The Big 12 Facilities and NIL Fund.’ ”

• Bob Molinaro of the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, on the Commanders owner playing cat-and-mouse with Congress: “Dan Snyder would love to have a running back as shifty as he is.”

• Comedy writer Alex Kaseberg, on the International Olympic Committee reinstating Jim Thorpe’s gold medals in the 1912 Olympics: “In an equally timely move, the IOC strongly feels women should be allowed to vote.”