The Roundup: Kobe & Mike Brown Have Spoken, the Moneyball Trailer is Fantastic & Rory Was Great, but Jason Day Wasn't Bad, Either

Sarah Shahi … bawdy photos in the high school yearbook is the new black … RIP Clarence Clemons … the death penalty is costing California $184 million a year … “Kitten Found in Car Air FilterPeter Crouch’s wife needs a cheeseburger … “Woman charged, police seek man in ‘booty call ninja’ attack” … billionaire dumps wife for mistress via social media … Didier Drogba got married over the weekend …

One of the Vancouver rioters is a high-level Canadian water polo player named Nathan Kotylak. He has apologized and put out a statement. [CBC, Edmonton Journal]

Rory McIlroy is the story from the US Open, but Jason Day, who had 45 straight bogey-free holes in the tournament, has to be the second best story. [Australian]

Kobe and Mike Brown are have met twice and are cool, but Kobe’s still not talking about it, so read into that whatever you’d like. [LA Times]

John Calipari’s 500th win vs. the NCAA. [Rush the Court]

Rich Rodriguez was hired by CBS; Phil Mushnick is irrationally angry. [NY Post]

Interesting piece on Blake Lively. It’s a bit negative, but then again, most women aren’t huge on Lively for obvious reasons. Thought the Joan Crawford line comparison was way, way off; also, Lively’s going to be a much bigger star than Kate Hudson, and probably very soon. [Grantland]

Handing out some NHL TV awards. [Fang’s Bites]

A TBL commenter who shall remain nameless reveals his list of the best NBA writers. [Off the Backboard]

Albert Pujols sprained his wrist and the city of St. Louis collectively soiled its pants. [Post-Dispatch]

This is who’s going to be in the Green Room at the NBA draft Thursday. [ESPN]

Never seen True Blood, but if Dave Itzkoff is writing about it, I’ll give it a read. [NYT]

Edwin Rodriguez, the manager of the Marlins, resigned Sunday morning. The Marlins have lost 10 in a row and are last in the NL East. [Herald]

The USA U-17 team crushed the Czech Republic, 3-0 Sunday. You have to see the first and third goals, which were both magnificent. [Recap at Goal.com]

Had to pick a Springsteen song this morning. I got into this song when CBS used it prior to the 1996 title game (Syracuse vs. Kentucky).

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