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Dear Santa: Please leave a new contract signed by a center fielder, preferably one who can hit leadoff, in Tom Lasorda's stocking. The poor guy has been acting like Scrooge ever since the Los Angeles Dodgers came up empty at the winter meetings. ...

Michigan will be able to "win one for Bo" in the Rose Bowl, but lame duck coaches don't always fare so well. ...Pat Riley, who looks like something out of GQ, handled himself more like something out of Ring magazine during the Lakers-Hornets scuffle the other night in Charlotte. ...

The reason the Phoenix Suns traded for Kurt Rambis is that the former Laker forward still plays every game as though the world championship were at stake. ...

Brent Musburger no longer may be the highest-paid former journalism major in sports now that Blair Rasmussen, the former Oregon center, has signed a seven-year, $17.5 million contract with the Denver Nuggets. ...

On Dec. 7, Larry Bird's age matched his uniform number, 33. ...

Asked what he would do differently if he were NBA commissioner, Los Angeles Clippers forward Ken Norman said he would fine players a percentage of their salaries instead of a flat fee. ...

Judy McCarron framed the personalized California vanity license plate of "546 Wins" that belonged to her husband Chris and presented it to Kent Desmoreuax, who recently broke the record for most victories by a jockey in a year. ...

The owners of Dominant Dancer, who will be supplemented into the Hollywood Futurity for $50,000, will turn a profit if the filly finishes as high as fourth Sunday. First money will be at least $500,000, second $200,000, third $150,000, fourth $75,000 and fifth $25,000. ...

The Pac-10 postseason basketball tournament won't be missed. ...

Despite a change in the interpretation of the rules, collegiate officials still aren't calling enough deliberate fouls. ...

Jim Valvano shouldn't complain about the modest penalties handed North Carolina State by the NCAA. ...

The addition of Mark Davis gives the Kansas City Royals' pitching staff a slight edge over those of the Oakland Athletics and the California Angels in the American League West. ...

The Dodgers, virtually assured packed houses for their entire spring training schedule in Vero Beach, Fla., are selling standing-room tickets in advance at Holman Stadium. ...

Tim Leary, who was great in 1988 with the Dodgers and disappointing in 1989 with them and Cincinnati, is being counted upon for at least 15 victories by the New York Yankees next year. ...

Add Doug Flutie to the list of former Heisman Trophy winners who were drafted by Los Angeles teams. The Rams took him on the 11th round in 1985. ...

I don't know many people who can get NHL cable telecasts. ...

If you call the Kings' office at the Forum and are put on hold, you will hear a recording of Bob Miller describing Wayne Gretzky's record-tying and setting points on Oct. 15. ...

The Sporting News didn't even put Heisman Trophy winner Andre Ware of Houston on its All-American team. Instead, it chose Colorado quarterback Darian Hagan and also made him player of the year. ...