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Let the Hall of Fame grumbling begin.

The Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame, created by, has added four baseball movie characters — catcher Crash Davis (“Bull Durham”), pitcher Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn (“Major League”), outfielder Roy Hobbs (“The Natural”) and broadcaster Harry Doyle (“Major League”) — as its Class of 2014 inductees, joining 2013’s inaugural candidate, boxer Rocky Balboa.

What, no Hanson brothers or Jimmy Chitwood?


• At “Report: Nebraska’s Bo Pelini buyout includes $17.3 million accrued in swear jar.”

• At “Derrick Rose criticizes grueling 6.5-game season.”

Das food

Goalkeeper Tim Howard, in his new autobiography, said health-conscious U.S. World Cup coach Jurgen Klinsmann banned his favorite peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

At least he didn’t nix the team mothers’ halftime orange slices.

Some sack

The NFL suspended Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata for four games for using a banned performance-enhancing substance.

Team officials figured something was amiss when he missed the quarterback and toppled the goal post.

Name game

Among the safeties on the Kansas football roster is junior Fish Smithson.

To no one’s surprise, he tends to bite on hook patterns.

Beerathlon, anyone?

Corey Gallagher, a 27-year-old mailman from Winnipeg, won the first Beer Mile World Championships (in which competitors must down a beer before each of the four laps) in Austin, Texas, hitting the tape in 5 minutes 0.23 seconds.

But forget “I’m going to Disneyland!” for this winner — he’s headed to the nearest garbage can.

Talko time

• Brad Dickson of the Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald, after a New York supermarket employee got caught with $1,200 worth of meat stuffed down his pants: “Florida State recruiters asked, ‘Can you pass a football?’ ”

• Boyce Garrison of the San Diego Union-Tribune, on NHRA driver Courtney Force saying yes to IndyCar driver Graham Rahal’s marriage proposal: “Force is with him.”

• Blogger TC Chong, with a sure sign the Raiders have given up on the NFL season: “Their challenge flag is white.”

• Eagles coach Chip Kelly, to, on the secret to Seahawk QB Russell Wilson’s scrambling success: “He doesn’t put himself in harm’s way … He’s looking to literally go first down, touchdown, get down.”

Pit stop in Fresno

Hawaii play-by-play broadcaster Robert Kekaula has apologized for signing off from a telecast at Fresno State with the words “Good night from the armpit of America.”

Coincidence? His player of the game was the right guard.

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