She sure knows how to hit a fish­er­man where it hurts

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Talk about get­ting un­hooked on love. New Zealan­der An­gela Pot­ter — piqued when her an­gler boyfriend abruptly ditched her — ex­acted re­venge by go­ing on­line and of­fer­ing up the GPS co-or­di­nates to his favourite fish­ing holes to the high­est bid­der. She wound up with 90,000 re­sponses — and $3,000. She also has a new boyfriend who likes fish­ing, too, but she hasn’t dis­closed the se­cret spots to him. “I wouldn’t do that,” Pot­ter told Stuff mag­a­zine. “I’m fairly hon­ourable in that re­spect.”


At “Ded­i­ca­tion: Belichick forces chil­dren of play­ers to at­tend school dur­ing bl­iz­zard.”

At Sport­ “Re­port: Steel­ers wor­ried Pa­tri­ots will pick up Le’Veon Bell if they cut him.”


Dubuque as­sis­tant women’s bas­ket­ball coach Justin Smith was hailed as a hero for rush­ing up from his seat and slam­ming on the brakes of the team bus after the driver passed out while go­ing 112 km/h on a Ken­tucky free­way. Bas­ket­ball purists can’t de­cide whether to call it a text­book fast brake — or get­ting a much-needed stop.


Ex-heavy­weight champ Mike Tyson and some busi­ness part­ners broke ground last month on a cannabis re­sort in Cal­i­for­nia City, Calif. Or, as the crow flies in Cal­i­for­nia, about 800 kilo­me­tres south of Weed.


Jaguars rookie run­ning back Leonard Four­nette pur­chased Rolex watches for his start­ing of­fen­sive line­men and two back­ups to re­ward them for his 1,040-yard rush­ing sea­son. In other words, there were seven in the box.


Pack­ers QB Aaron Rodgers and race-car driver Dan­ica Patrick were re­port­edly spot­ted out on a date at a Green Bay restau­rant. Ei­ther that or they were just dis­cussing the finer points of two-minute drives.


Ac­cord­ing to a new study, ravens are ca­pa­ble of plan­ning for the fu­ture. Fans who wit­nessed Bal­ti­more get­ting knocked out of the NFL play­offs after giv­ing up a last­minute, 49-yard TD pass might beg to dif­fer.


RJ Cur­rie of Sport­, after LaVar Ball told USA To­day his son Lonzo is a bet­ter player than Steph Curry: “If there was a con­cus­sion tent in bas­ket­ball, they’d never let LaVar out of it.”

Jan­ice Hough of LeftCoastS­port­, on Ge­or­gia’s 54-48 OT win over Ok­la­homa: “So when did the Rose Bowl turn into the col­lege-foot­ball equiv­a­lent of the NBA All-Star Game?”


Hir­sute Sharks star Joe Thorn­ton lost a chunk of his prized beard when he came to blows with the Maple Leafs’ Nazem Kadri just two sec­onds into Thurs­day’s game. Two min­utes for clip­ping, any­one?


At “Alabama’s strength coach smashes last year’s na­tional-cham­pi­onship run­ner-up tro­phy. No word on what he did with this year’s 3rd place in the SEC tro­phy.”

At “Giants con­sid­er­ing any­one who’s ever met Belichick for head coach.”


Jessica Tara Cox, newly mar­ried to An­gels su­per­star and weather fa­natic Mike Trout, tweet­ing about his ob­ses­sion with the East Coast snow­storm: “He’s about one weather-map photo short of me mut­ing his text-mes­sage alerts.”

Brad Dick­son of the Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald, on the DePaul bas­ket­ball walk-on named Pan­telis Xidias: “Ev­ery­body’s root­ing for him to make it ex­cept the DePaul play-by­play guy.”

Blog­ger TC Chong, on the ex­pan­sion Las Ve­gas Knights’ 17-2-1 home record: “Does the pol­icy of hav­ing the vis­it­ing team par­take in the ‘two-drink min­i­mum’ have any­thing to do with this?”

Bas­ket­ball broad­caster Gus John­son, on the frigid tem­per­a­tures in East Lans­ing, where he was call­ing the Michi­gan StateMary­land game: “So cold, folks, a guy could rob you with a bucket of wa­ter.”

Greg Cote of The Mi­ami Herald, after New York ac­quired Gian­carlo Stan­ton to go with fel­low slug­ger Aaron Judge: “In the Bronx, Yan­kees fans are par­ty­ing like it’s 1927.”

Jim Barach of WCHS-TV in Charleston, W.Va., on Alex Ro­driguez’s re­ward for serv­ing as the Univer­sity of Mi­ami’s com­mence­ment speaker: “An hon­orary de­gree in chem­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing.”


Just a lit­tle off the bot­tom right, please.

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