Off Base: This week's offbeat sports stories


NUVO's new series Off Base is Justin Cross's take on some of the more interesting happenings in the sports world.

5. Your name here

Olympic 800-meter runner

Nick Symmonds

sold his body for money. Well, part of it, at least. For

$11,100, the highest

bidder on eBay

won the right to have their Twitter account temporarily tattooed on Symmonds' left shoulder during the 2012 Olympics in London.

4. Make up your mind, Dwight

Soon-to-be free agent

Dwight Howard

doesn't seem to like

playing in Orlando.

After naming the few teams he'd like to play for (Lakers, Mavericks or Nets),

he decided he'd love the chance to play for the ugly stepchild of Los Angeles

sports, The


. What a difference Chris



3. Granny time

87-year-old Pat Hanzlick is the

newly crowned


of her fantasy football league. The

competitive granny's next challenge? March Madness.

2. Heavenly match

Denver Bronco quarterback

Tim Tebow

and former Christian-pop star Katy Perry are

not dating

... yet. Perry's mother, Mary, is trying to set her daughter up with the

beloved QB. As a devout Christian, Mom believes he's

the perfect



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1. The Greatest

This isn't a silly sports story, but it can't be

overlooked: Muhammad

Ali turned 70 Tuesday

. Battling Parkinson's, "The Greatest" hasn't given up

the fight.