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Cheap Shots: What about Jimmie Johnson's record?

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For more on sports commentary, follow Reggie Hayes via Twitter at www.twitter.com/reggiehayes1

Also, Metta World Peace shows his sleepwear style

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 3:22 am

Danica Patrick won the pole, led the race for two laps and finished eighth at the Daytona 500. It was the best finish by a woman in the race's history. Jimmie Johnson tied the record for best finish by a man.

Last year's Sprint Cup champion, Brad Keselowski, met with NASCAR officials privately after making disparaging comments about the sport's leadership. Keselowski will not be punished, but has been told to limit his future comments to how great Danica is.

Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Metta World Peace?

Metta World Peace thought his condominium complex was under attack when police arrived to address what turned out to be actors rehearsing a shootout scene with fake guns.

World Peace came outside to investigate the situation wearing Cookie Monster pajamas.

No one was arrested, but World Peace's appearance was brought to you by the letters C, R, A, Z and Y.

Te'o serves punishment

Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o attracted the largest media throng in the history of the NFL Combine when he answered questions on Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium. In other words, his fake girlfriend led him into a room full of middle-aged white guys with laptops and cell phone cameras.

Speaking of the NFL media, several rookie reporters threatened, but failed to break my record for fastest 40-yard dash to the free food buffet.

What's up, cuz?

Alex Rodriguez's cousin is selling a replica 2009 World Series championship ring given to him by Rodriguez. This is the same cousin, Yuri Sucart, who helped A-Rod obtain steroids when he was with the Texas Rangers. With family like that, who needs New York tabloid reporters?

At least he was well-rested

Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg gave up a single and a home run to the first two batters he faced Saturday in his spring training debut. So the Nationals' decision to shut him down last September before the playoffs was an unqualified success.

The Blue Jays liked it

Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria wrote an open letter to fans in the Miami Herald saying the Marlins' fire-sale trade with the Toronto Blue Jays has been “almost universally celebrated.”

Rumor has it Marlins fans are not celebrating. However, none of those 12 people could be reached for comment.

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