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At least Kentucky won't have to take it back

Also: No bar, so Big Ben will be a no-show at Steelers workouts.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 10:12 am

Three of the four No. 1 seeds in the NCAA Tournament failed to reach the Final Four, but there was good news for at least one of them: Kentucky will not have as much hardware to surrender when coach John Calipari leaves for a new job and the school goes on probation.

Define ‘conditioning program'

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will not report to the team's voluntary offseason conditioning program. However, if they put in a dance floor and a cash bar, he might reconsider.

All the news that's fit to tweet

Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly took potential draft pick Tim Tebow out to dinner while Tebow was in town to meet with Kelly's former team, the Buffalo Bills, according to a Twitter post by Kelly's wife. Apparently, Kelly wanted to see how well Tebow dropped back and passed the steak sauce.

Getting an unhappy meal

Arizona Cardinals linebacker Joey Porter was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and accused of assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant early Saturday morning. With his new three-year, $17.5 million deal, you'd think Porter could order in, wouldn't you?

Commercial break

Tiger Woods shot a new commercial for Nike last week, TMZ reported. Nike was the biggest sponsor to stick with Woods' during his scandal. Nike and Woods still have a good relationship, but that could change if Tiger tries to record any PSAs on the side.

No, Canada

The International Bowl is folding after four years of college football postseason action in Toronto. If the Rose Bowl is the “granddaddy of them all,” the International Bowl was the “brother-in-law's uncle of them all.”

Missing Milton badly

Seattle Mariners outfielder Milton Bradley was given a day off rather than play in a spring-training game against his former Chicago Cubs teammates. It was one of his most productive outings in a Cubs' game in quite some time.

This column is the commentary of the writer and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of The News-Sentinel. E-mail Reggie Hayes at rhayes@news-sentinel.com.