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Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been a fighter, a dancer and now a grappler.

And no, they're not the same thing.

The WBC welterweight champ is scheduled to earn $20 million for appearing in a WWE pro wrestling bout on March 30.

This is the same guy who last year appeared in "Dancing with the Stars."

"I dance with the stars, I play in NBA celebrity games; you just never know what Floyd Mayweather will do next," he told The Associated Press.

How about Floyd Mayweather doing something really bold, like referring to Floyd Mayweather in first person?

Imaginary moves

Next time an NBA player complains about his contract, maybe he should consider former Blaze kicker Steve Videtich.

"Former" because four days after doinking a potential game-winning field goal in the season opener, he was released.

"Steve has had one of the greatest careers of any kicker in this league," said coach Danny White.

Which didn't prevent the Blaze from axing him anyway.

Just dreaming, but wouldn't it be great to see a $10 million-a-year NBA player released for missing a free throw down the stretch?

The Despised

CBS Sportsline conducted a survey last week on facebook.com to rate America's most-hated college basketball teams.

Surprisingly, Duke didn't finish first (last?). That honor went to Southern California.

The survey also listed the 10 most-hated teams that got 200 or fewer votes, but were still widely disliked. Utah was fifth-most despised on that list.

Judging by the attendance at season's end, you gotta wonder if some of the voters were actually Utah fans.

Good vibrations

Victoria Beckham, wife of soccer icon David Beckham, to British Vogue: "We have a very nice, positive energy around us as a family, and if it's not positive and nice, I don't want to know about it."

Sounds a little like the Jazz right now.

In which case, Rock On won't bother bringing up team defense.

Familiar place

Pat Knight, son of you-know-who, was on the wrong end of a 58-point loss, last week as Kansas wiped out Texas Tech. It was the widest margin of loss in school history.

The game was only the younger Knight's ninth as a head coach. Bob Knight coached in almost 1,300 games.

Said Pat Knight: "I feel like someone put a meat necklace around my neck and threw me into a lion's den."

Isn't that sort of like playing for his dad?

Gone fishin'

Chicago Tribune columnist Sam Smith: "Heat coach Pat Riley said he'd skip some games to scout, which is only fair as his players skip most games they are supposed to be playing in."

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